Watch: How Federal Agents Can Legally Take Your Money at the Airport with the Institute For Justice

Have you heard of civil asset forfeiture? Police agencies can take the property of citizens without probable cause. Even if someone isn’t charged, the agency can keep the cash or property. This video details abuses in airports. The Institute for Justice is a nonprofit that helps citizens fight abuses from government agencies.

Law enforcement agencies routinely seize currency from travelers at airports using civil forfeiture—a legal process that allows agencies to take and keep property without ever charging owners with a crime, let alone securing a conviction. In this episode, we discuss the real stories of victims of this abusive practice, the new IJ report—”Jetway Robbery?”—that shows just how widespread it is, and what travelers need to know to protect their property.

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Chris Spangle is the publisher and editor of We Are Libertarians, a news site and podcast that covers national and Indiana politics from the libertarian perspective. Spangle previously worked in marketing for the Englehart Group on behalf of the Advocates for Self-Government. He also served as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana and producer of the Abdul in the Morning Show. He now works as the web director of a nationally syndicated morning show.

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