Guest: Sarah Stillman
Welcome to America, where federal law enforcement rewards local police departments for ignoring the issues such as assault, robbery, murder and public safety in general. The government’s efforts would be better spent on the causes Washington considers important, such as drug enforcement, illegal immigration and “terrorism.” By taking advantage of civil asset forfeiture, local law enforcement agents are permitted (if not encouraged) to confiscate personal property without proving that the owner committed or intended to commit any crime. Cops are getting filthy rich in the process… and its legal! Sarah Stillman has written an expose entitled “Taken” which was recently published in the New Yorker and in this episode, she joins Bob to explain the role reversal of cops becoming robbers. Don’t miss it.