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Knightly
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  • Register:12/17/2008 2:58 PM

Date Posted:02/09/2009 4:37 AMCopy HTML

Law enforcement authorities in this East Texas town of 1,000 people seized property from at least 140 motorists between 2006 and 2008, and, to date, filed criminal charges against fewer than half, according to a San Antonio Express-News review of court documents.

Virtually anything of value was up for grabs: cash, cell phones, personal jewelry, a pair of sneakers, and often, the very car that was being driven through town. Some affidavits filed by officers relied on the presence of seemingly innocuous property as the only evidence that a crime had occurred.

Linda Dorman, a great-grandmother from Akron, Ohio, had $4,000 in cash taken from her by local authorities when she was stopped while driving through town after visiting Houston in April 2007. Court records make no mention that anything illegal was found in her van and show no criminal charges filed in the case. She is still waiting for the return of what she calls "her life savings."

Dorman's attorney, David Guillory, calls the roadside stops and seizures in Tenaha "highway piracy," undertaken by a couple of law enforcement officers whose agencies get to keep most of what is seized.

Guillory is suing officials in Tenaha and Shelby County on behalf of Dorman and nine other clients who were stripped of their property. All were African-Americans driving either rentals or vehicles with out-of-state plates.

http://www.chron.com/disp...ry.mpl/front/6252365.html
 
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Re:Property seizure by police called 'highway piracy'

Date Posted:02/21/2019 6:29 PMCopy HTML



The first 30 seconds and the last 30 seconds can be dropped

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Re:Property seizure by police called 'highway piracy'

Date Posted:02/22/2019 5:55 PMCopy HTML

Some progress against legalized theft is being made... not much, but some. Welcome back, Knightly!
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