Civil Forfeiture


The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2017 Philadelphia General Election

The last time there was a general election for district attorney of Philadelphia, only 12 percent of registered voters went to the polls. That means less than one-eighth […]


What Seth Williams Didn’t Say About Civil Forfeiture

There’s probably a good case to be made for the civil forfeiture system — in which authorities seize money and property they believe has been […]


Morning Headlines: Egregious Case of Philly’s Civil Forfeiture Process

Some time ago, Isaiah Thompson did an extensive story on the city’s controversial civil asset forfeiture process, which grants law enforcement officials the power to seize […]


WATCH: John Oliver Criticizes Philly Forfeiture Practices

The latest John Oliver rant features the topic of civil forfeiture, the police practice of seizing property — cash, houses, cars, and more — that might […]


D.A. Defends Drug Forfeitures

We told you Tuesday about a lawsuit by three property owners against the city over its drug-forfeiture practices — seizing property suspected to be used […]


Philadelphia Sued Over Civil Forfeiture Practices

An anti-civil forfeiture group and a civil rights law firm have teamed up to sue the city over its civil forfeiture practices. The Institute for […]