Did you know that the government in South Dakota can take your property and not give it back? Under our current system, the government can:
· Take your property, without even charging you with a crime.
· Make you go through a lengthy legal process to get it back.
· Keep or sell your property, incentivizing misuse of the process.
This practice, called civil asset forfeiture, needs serious reform. Civil asset forfeiture violates due process, puts officers in harm’s way and damages relations between the police and the communities they protect.
Support reforming civil asset forfeiture - It is time to restore justice in South Dakota!