It’s about time all states pull the plug on government-sponsored thievery

George Leef of the Pope Center for Higher Education in Raleigh, North Carolina reports that New Mexico has initiated law to stop the egregious government practice of taking the property of citizens and allowing police to keep the spoils. “Profiting by policing” must stop.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeleef/2015/03/25/new-mexico-nixes-civil-asset-forfeiture-leviathan-can-be-defeated/

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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