New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has signed into law a bill banning the seizure and sale of property alleged to have been used for criminal activities where the property owners are not convicted or even charged with a crime.
A report released on March 26 by the Justice Department’s inspector general reveals that agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are alleged to have had sexual encounters with prostitutes hired by drug cartels.
Officials in Colorado will not likely bring murder charges against a woman who cut open another woman’s abdomen, removed her baby, and left the baby girl in a bathtub. The attacker’s husband found the girl and rushed her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Until a thorough investigation is completed, it will not be known if the baby died during the removal from her mother, or afterward.
In the name of fighting crime, both state and local governments seize Americans’ personal cash and private property, even when the citizens are never charged with anything.
Under the guise of “restoring trust” between communities and police departments that have been militarized by the federal government, the Obama administration's Justice Department announced this month that it had selected six U.S. cities to serve as pilot sites, to develop and deploy federal guidance for local police to create better procedures, reduce racial bias, and regain citizens' trust.
The plan, which is controversial because it is in line with Obama administration plans to further nationalize and federalize local law enforcement, has been officially dubbed the “National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.” It will use U.S. taxpayer dollars to deploy “experts” and “researchers” charged with training officers to act in a manner that the DOJ deems just — in essence doing the bidding of the Obama administration. Officially, the Justice Department will be helping local officials “fight crime” under the scheme, according to news reports.