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So they want a cashless society? Watch California Cops Steal Every Penny from an Innocent Family

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Published on 08 Mar 2021 / In Film & Animation

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Can the government take all of a family’s money based on suspicion that one family member committed a crime? That is exactly what happened to the Slatic family earlier this year, when the San Diego County District Attorney seized over $100,000 in personal bank accounts belonging to James Slatic, his wife Annette, and their two teenage daughters, Lily and Penny, without charging anyone with a crime.

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Using civil forfeiture, the District Attorney seized nearly every penny from the Slatic family following a January 2016 raid on Med-West Distribution—the legal medical marijuana business owned by James. Police accused Med-West of operating a “clandestine” drug lab, even though the business complied with state medical marijuana laws, operated publically for two years, and paid its taxes. The police took everything from Med-West, including $324,000, and shut the business down. Then, a few days later, the District Attorney went after James’ family, seizing nearly every penny in their personal bank accounts.

The seizure of the Slatic family’s money has nothing to do with crime fighting; it has everything to do with policing for profit. In the nine months since the raid, the District Attorney has not brought criminal charges against the Slatics or anyone associated with Med-West. The District Attorney has instead left the Slatics’ money in legal limbo, refusing even to begin legal proceedings in which the Slatics could prove their innocence.

Now the Slatics have teamed up with the Institute for Justice to demand their money back. The District Attorney’s abuse of civil forfeiture takes the American principle of innocent until proven guilty and flips it on its head, treating innocent property owners like the Slatics worse than criminals. A victory in this case will not only mean the return of the Slatics’ money, it will uphold the principle that no American should lose his or her property without being convicted of a crime.

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wayfarer
wayfarer 6 months ago

There are two sides to this case guys.
One, cashless economy leaves you at the mercy of the government (local or federal) and you need to look for ways not to keep all your eggs in one basket.
Two. This is an old case from before recreational marihuana was legalized in California. The DA was hoping to spin it as a high-profile case, allegedly pot-infused products did not comply with state medical-marijuana rules. That was supposed to influence the referendum later in November that year but California voted in favor of marijuana and it was legalized so the case was no longer needed.
In the end, they ended up paying $250 fine for failing to obtain a city permit for their pot operation. Most of the cash was returned but it went to pay legal fees...
https://www.sandiegouniontribu....ne.com/news/watchdog

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anonmachina
anonmachina 6 months ago

It appears the District Attorney took the keys to the well-being of this family, unapologetically.

Leaving them with nothing to loose, I propose the family--or James--take said keys back....with his hands....and head, in tow.

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lyhyemmat
lyhyemmat 7 months ago

You are in California, your money has already been spent. It's gone.
Thank you for free lesson: keep your savings out of government's reach at all times

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anonmachina
anonmachina 6 months ago

Impossible, so long as 'your money' is THEIR CURRENCY. And, no, crypto is not yet viable as a replacement. Should crypto be the currency of choice for transactions in the future, you can be certain The System will still be integrated.

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KEEPER
KEEPER 7 months ago

this would anger me so much,
i predict within the coming years that many politicians will get the dark ages treatment if they keep this kind of shit up.

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bousso
bousso 7 months ago

I really hope that treatment to return as soon as possible.

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SQUEAK077
SQUEAK077 6 months ago

Now its swat and homeland security its a money game. Assett Fortiture but look at the 5th amendment. witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

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KEEPER
KEEPER 6 months ago

@SQUEAK077: and then this is when they will starve everyone to the point where they will have an government buy your guns back deal going on. so they will be compensated, but for some massively inflated cash.

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anonmachina
anonmachina 6 months ago

@KEEPER: It is....disappointing....how the Sheople submit with such ease.

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Drums_McBashington
Drums_McBashington 7 months ago

The West is a cattle farm.

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awol201
awol201 7 months ago

We free bro............................ Oh wait ?

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FL_Steve
FL_Steve 7 months ago

America. Land of the free. If you believe that you have your head up your ass.

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Generationless
Generationless 7 months ago

Land of the fee. Home of the slave.

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eldrazi317
eldrazi317 5 months ago

@Generationless: To be fair they were raised as such. What do you think happens when parents hand over their authority over the state aka public schools.

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Generationless
Generationless 7 months ago

Motherfuckers! They'll never see their money because the "authorities" will have to admit they fucked up.

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acelaken
acelaken 7 months ago

They aren’t the authorities they are thugs nothing more

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eldrazi317
eldrazi317 5 months ago

@acelaken: And when things get truly worse we shall see a rise of a Caesar, is it not strange that Rome was flooded by “barbarians”. I’m starting to think that those “barbarians” were in fact an entire wave upon wave of pissed off men. Rome in its later years was a feminist shit hole after all.

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