Judge Won’t Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia’s Process of Seizing Properties Tied to Drug Cases
A Federal Judge has ruled that the DA and police will have to slug it out in court with homeowners as they attempt to take down the city’s process of seizing drug-related cash, cars and houses.
Asset forfeiture is designed to seize cash and property linked to drugs, but plaintiffs claim property owners not accused of crimes have had property seized illegally without due process.
Rich analyzed the agreement by the NCAA and Penn State to restore wins taken away from Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky affair, flights be scheduled to Cuba, and singer Rick Springfield’s emotional testimony at trial. He also talked to Pennsylvania State Senator Jake Corman about the agreement between Penn State and the NCAA, and Darpana Sheth from the Institute of Justice about civil asset forfeiture.
The Institute for Justice filed a federal class action claiming the city of Philadelphia’s practice of seizing millions in cash, cars and houses every year is unconstitutional.