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(Washington Post)   Today's IRS love story comes to us from Fraser, Mich where an immigrant's bank account was drained because shut up   ( divider line
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2014-05-01 12:18:21 PM  
4 votes:
This story is not just old, it's so old the guy got his money back 2 months after it was seized.
2014-05-01 11:22:23 AM  
3 votes:
The Civil Forfeiture law should never have been thought up in the first place.
2014-05-01 08:23:54 PM  
1 vote:
This is what happens when you vote for Democrats or Republicans.
2014-05-01 05:01:25 PM  
1 vote:

miscreant: I read it as he thinks it should be outrageous regardless of whether the person who is having their assets seized is a drug dealer or not. They shouldn't be able to seize your assets when you haven't been convicted of any crime. Their belief that you're a drug dealer, even if you ARE in fact a drug dealer, should not be enough.

If only we had some sort of constitutional amendment that prohibited the denial of life, liberty, or property without due process.
2014-05-01 04:24:37 PM  
1 vote:

Dr Dreidel: Dancin_In_Anson: Russ1642: You guys made your bed by electing the nutjobs that created the legislation. Now sleep in it. Feel safe from terrists?

This goes back much further than 2001.

The part about the IRS requiring banks to report transactions over $10k in cash is (IIRC) older than 2001. The part about banks being required to notify the IRS of a pattern of sub-$10k deposits is (IIRC) not, and is part of a raft of banking rules passed as part of PATRIOT.

The issue here isn't even the rules about the pattern of sub-$10K deposits.

The issue here is that the IRS (and local police agencies, and the DEA, and the FBI, and everybody else) can just steal shiat because they feel like it.
2014-05-01 02:28:47 PM  
1 vote:

skozlaw: Ontos: So.... It shouldn't be discussed?

In the context of an op ed focused on emotional pandering over an event that was resolved months ago to a conclusion the mentioned op ed doesn't even bother to state?


This is where you are wrong.  As Dimensio noted up thread, the conclusion is mentioned in the article.  And cases like this need to be discussed frequently for those of us that don't regularly abuse ourselves by reading up on IRS outrages.  So, it happened in 2012 or 2013, and got resolved with outside intervention fairly quickly?  Good, and now that we all know about the IJ group, if another example of these IRS over-reach starts, we will know who to contact for help.
2014-05-01 02:12:45 PM  
1 vote:

Lorelle: Dancin_In_Anson: Lorelle: How nice of Will to bring it up nearly six months later and not mention the actual outcome of the case.

The fact that it even happened at all should bother you.

The fact that Reagan was responsible for it (it's part of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984) should bother YOU.

2014-05-01 01:27:14 PM  
1 vote:
Ignoring the fact we've already discussed this on Fark because it's old news...

STFU, George. You don't need all that overwrought, emotional prose to talk about a law virtually nobody in this country outside of law enforcement is in favor of anyway. Liberals and conservatives both already dislike it. Who do you think you're trying to convince with all that excess handwringing and emotional pap?
2014-05-01 01:12:23 PM  
1 vote:
The IRS used "civil forfeiture," the power to seize property suspected of being produced by, or involved with, crime

It's too bad we don't have some sort of amendment to the Constitution that would prevent the government from taking your money without a warrant issued by a judge.
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