Nothing corrupts more than money and the prospect of getting free money from the "bad guys" has been bad policy for some time. From small town police chiefs tooling around in a Lexus to purchases where the cost is masked by saying the suspects bought that new helicopter, the seizure of money and goods is a corrosive force.
It alters the pursuit of cases and is done with no public oversight.
Police Departments are not separate and distinct corporate entities and they are not their own taxing jurisdiction. Appropriations for equipment should come from the duly elected body overseeing them.
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