News Oklahoma Cops Find A New Way To Take People’s Money, Even If They Don’t Have Cash

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    Oklahoma Cops Find A New Way To Take People’s Money, Even If They Don’t Have Cash
    A device that can access funds linked to prepaid debit cards is sparking new concerns about civil asset forfeiture.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oklahoma-police-erad_us_57584060e4b0e39a28ac2083


    Isn't this a clear violation of the 4th Amendment?


    Oklahoma police agencies are being equipped with devices that allow officers to scan prepaid debit cards and target funds linked to them for civil asset forfeiture, which allows law enforcers to permanently seize property they suspect is connected to criminal activity.

    The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has purchased Electronic Recovery and Access to Data machines for installation in Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Oklahoma City police cruisers, according to an Oklahoma Watch report published Tuesday. The device tells officers the balance of prepaid debit cards and gift cards, and allows them to seize the money if they determine it’s suspicious. ERAD readers also can provide limited information about pretty much any card with a magnetic strip, including bank debit cards and credit cards.

    Oklahoma has become a battleground in the debate over civil asset forfeiture reform in recent years, prompted by high-profile cases of cops using the practice to take cash and property from innocent people — often without charging them with a crime. Thanks to the new ERAD readers, police can now access people’s electronic funds as well.

    Each ERAD reader is costing the state about $5,000, plus about $1,500 for training. The state has agreed to pay the manufacturer, ERAD Group, 7.7 percent of all funds forfeited with the readers.


    To avoid losing the money permanently, the owner would have to fight an expensive and time-consuming legal battle to prove the property wasn’t connected to criminal activity.

    In civil forfeiture proceedings, the legal principle of “innocent until proven guilty” is effectively inverted.

     
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    1984 wasn't supposed to be an instructual manual.
     
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    Another day another scam against the people.
     
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    My guess drug dealers getting smart ,avoids irs reporting law and you can carry hundreds of thousands in your pocket vs a brief case.
     
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    There like the Canadian police they always get there man in this case money.