Have you ever heard of the Civil Asset Forfeiture law?
It is a nice little law states made up to where they can legally steal your money and don’t have to give it back even if you didn’t commit a crime. In Texas, the law goes like this.
Civil asset forfeiture is the legal process that allows law enforcement to take property they believe is used or intended to be used in committing certain crimes. The owners of the property do not have to be charged with a crime for the property to be taken. To get the property back the owners must prove the property seized was not involved in criminal activity.
A woman learned the hard way about this at the Dallas Airport.
High praise for a K-9 officer at Dallas Love Field Airport after more than $100,000 was found in a passenger’s luggage.
On December 2 the canine — named ‘Ballentine’ — alerted on an individual checked suitcase. It turns out the bag, that belonged to 25-year-old woman from Chicago who was on a layover at the airport, contained blankets and two large bubble envelopes filled with $106,829 in cash.
The woman who owned the bag was not arrested, but the money was seized and police say it will be subject to the civil asset forfeiture process.
I do not know why the woman had $100k in her bag, she could be running a drug cartel (or be a runner for one), or she could work for Floyd Mayweather, the point no crime was committed at the airport. They have no evidence that a crime was committed anywhere, which is why she wasn’t arrested, but she will have to explain where the money came from to get it back.
What if her Sugar Daddy gave it to her?
It makes you wonder if this was an older white man with $100k in his bag, would they have seized it?
I think you know the answer to that.