Showing posts with label Emma Dietrich. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Emma Dietrich. Show all posts

State Law Lets Cops Steal Cars of Innocent People and They’ve Done it 14,000 Times in 3 Years

 Police departments wont to be forced to sell weakened and abandoned vehicles at auction to supplement their budgets.

The sale of private vehicles has gotten so lucrative in one U.S. state, police departments are raking in many dollars yearly in what many are decrying as an illegal, or at the very least, unethical government-sponsored theft scheme.

According to St. Paul's KSTP, which conducted an in-depth investigation, Minnesota cops have confiscated, sold, and profited 10 million dollars worth of cars in only the last three years alone, with many motorists saying the confiscation and sale was illegal.

Cops in Minnesota have taken nearly 14,000 vehicles from the citizens.

One of those citizens was Emma Dietrich who reportedly thought she was doing the proper thing when she asked a coworker to drive her home as she was too drunk to drive.

Her driver got caught speeding in Dietrich's 2013 Chevy Camaro.

The driver was asked to participate voluntarily during a field sobriety exam, including a breathalyzer, but he refused.

Dietrich's car was then stolen by police, some would say, and sold at auction.

Dietrich, who had paid off her car already, was forced to shop for it back at auction for a price of $4,000, the worth the Minnesota Attorney General's office determined was the worth they might sell the vehicle back to her.

I really hate that I had to try to to a buy-back, but mentally, financially, emotionally, i can not handle this case being in limbo for maybe two more years,.

It's legal theft, consistent with attorney Chuck Ramsey, who claims the State of Minnesota has no legal grounds for taking motorists' property and selling it for profit.

Some have equated the civil asset forfeiture with "Policing for profit" or "Adjudicating for profit".

Most critically, provides no assessment whatsoever- including a reliable assessment- that the State has the legal authority to permanently take the vehicle of a purportedly innocent owner.

Ramsey says the police departments' reckless actions with firearms is mirrored by within the way they confiscate and sell property they alone deem to be theirs.

It seems the policy of most police departments is 'shoot first, ask questions later' - take the vehicle then find out if it's proper.

They only need to return it if a judge says so,.

Citizens are forced to prove their innocence and rights to property with a judge, costing motorists thousands of dollars to get representation , a process many could seem to be humiliating, costly, and unwarranted.

Police told Dietrich the onus was on her to make sure her driver had a clean driving history and was sober enough to legally drive her vehicle before delivering the keys.

That the proper thing to try to to was to possess an entire history of his driving infractions and to also give him a sobriety test.

Ramsey likened that to at least one drunk person asking another drunk person to prove they weren't too drunk to drive.

Even though the Supreme Court of the us has weighed in against the misuse of civil asset forfeiture schemes of enforcement , it seems it'll take another costly legal challenge taken all the thanks to SCOTUS before Minnesota will do what many lawmakers within the state have said they need to do: stop stealing people's property and selling it for profit.

Cops in Minnesota will structure some excuse to tug you over, conduct a field sobriety test designed to form you fail, steal your car, and sell it to the very best bidder without you ever being convicted of a criminal offense.

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