Missouri Law Enforcement Is Dodging State Forfeiture Laws To Screw Schools And Keep Drugs …

The journalists at St. Louis Public Radio are the latest to dig into their state’s asset forfeiture programs. Despite the state receiving a decent grade from the Institute of Justice for the controls it places on state-level forfeitures, the station found plenty of abuse thanks to the federal loophole, which allows law enforcement to bypass all the built-in protections legislators have enacted.