South Carolina Editorial: End ‘policing for profit’

Civil asset forfeiture could soon be on its way out in South Carolina, and good riddance.

Too often it has incentivized law enforcement agencies to unfairly seize cash and property, put suspects in an untenable position of having to prove their innocence and disproportionately affected black men.

Attorney General Alan Wilson has asked his legal experts to study revamping or abolishing civil asset forfeiture laws and is open to considering reforms, spokesman Robert Kittle said.