Extrajudicial Taxes: Virginia Delagate Mark Cole says NO

Blasting a “fundamentally un-American” seizure of assets from citizens, a state lawmaker wants to rein in police powers in Virginia.

“Current Virginia law allows for seizure of personal property without a criminal conviction. My legislation would require criminal conviction before property could be taken,” state Delegate Mark Cole told Watchdog.org.

“It is not unusual for someone running a criminal operation to title his assets, which have been purchased with the proceeds of his criminal activities, in someone else’s name, who is not involved in the criminal activity, to try to hide and shield assets,” Cole added.

Excellent.

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