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CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE PROFILE: Mandrel Stuart

PROFILE: Mandrel Stuart

07/11/2016
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Most Democrats Care About Criminal Intent Only When It Comes to Hillary Clinton

FreedomWorks today urged Democrats who have opposed criminal intent legislation in Congress to reconsider their position following the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) controversial and questionable recommendation not to pursue federal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

07/06/2016
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FreedomWorks Urges Congress to Codify IRS “Structuring” Changes into Law

Following a report that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will return nearly $30,000 it wrongfully seized from Randy Sowers, a dairy creamery owner in Maryland, FreedomWorks Director of Communications Jason Pye commented:

06/29/2016
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Time for Justice Reform in Michigan

The 19th century novelist Victor Hugo once said that there’s nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

06/28/2016
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FreedomWorks, U.S. Justice Action Network Urge Ohio Senate to Take Action on Forfeiture Reform

FreedomWorks and the U.S. Justice Action Network today urged the Ohio Senate to take action on civil asset forfeiture reform legislation, HB 347. This bill would restore due process rights in forfeiture cases and protect the private property of innocent owners. Since June 13, FreedomWorks has driven more than 10,600 emails to Ohio Senate Democratic and Republican leadership urging them to quickly move HB 347 through the upper chamber.

06/27/2016
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FreedomWorks Applauds Supreme Court Decision in McDonnell v. United States

Following the Supreme Court’s decision in McDonnell v. United States, FreedomWorks Legal Affairs Fellow Curt Levey commented:

06/27/2016
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Mandatory Minimums Do More Harm Than Good

On June 6, 2016, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (“FAMM”) held an event in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The purpose of the event was to shine a light on those convicted of drug crimes. It was called Are all Drug Offenders Really Violent?: Hear Stories and Judge for Yourself. It was a truly remarkable and thought-provoking lecture that proved that incarcerating someone for drug offenses would ultimately do more harm than good. The three panelists were Debi Campbell, Sherman Chester, and Marcy Thompson.

06/21/2016
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Weldon Angelos Released, Mandatory Minimums Continue to Put Nonviolent Criminals Away

Weldon Angelos’s story has become known around the country as a horrifying example of how harsh mandatory minimums can ruin the lives of non-violent criminals and their families. Angelos was sentenced in 2004 to 55 years for drug-related crimes. Judge Paul G. Cassell, who handed down the sentence, was vocal about his frustration with a system that would have Angelos spend the rest of his life incarcerated while child rapists and airplane hijackers received significantly shorter sentences.

06/16/2016
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FreedomWorks Statement on IRS Move to Rectify Civil Forfeiture Abuse

Following a report that the Internal Revenue Service will make it possible for innocent Americans to get back money that has been wrongly seized by the tax agency, FreedomWorks Director of Communications Jason Pye commented:

06/14/2016
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Ayotte Amendments Are the Wrong Way to Address Drug Addiction

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) has offered amendments to S.2943, the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), that would make federal mandatory minimum sentences for fentanyl offenses harsher. Fentanyl is a highly addictive and powerful synthetic narcotic used in hospitals to treat severe pain. It is also used to cut heroin or substituted as heroin, which is leading to drug overdoses in New England.

06/02/2016

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