Joe Biden: Father of the Drug War’s Asset Forfeiture Program

“In 1983, Joe Biden sponsored legislation that gave federal agents nearly unlimited powers to seize assets from private citizens.

The Comprehensive Forfeiture Act fixed all of these problems. Biden introduced the new bill in 1983, and its provisions became law the next year. Under this law federal agents had nearly unlimited powers to seize assets from private citizens. Now the government only needed to find a way to let local and state police join the party.”

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