I'm a bit confused about civil asset forfeiture in America. Seriously--why is it OK for the police to take our stuff for a reason as silly as "it's not common for someone to carry that much US currency without having illegal intentions," and then they keep it--without any charges or explanation.
Just watch the video, or at least bits of it. There's a lot of insanity going on, and we're getting no explanation.
The government is putting the houses where drug sales might be happening on trial--yes the house, not the people who own it. They are putting the money they seize on trial to keep it. And they're winning these seizures and using the money for whatever they want.
There is an entire legal mechanism to do the same. And help them get the funding they so desperately need to acquire critical police equipment, like Zambonis and margarita machines.
No, I'm not kidding.