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New Hampshire's Civil Asset Forfeiture Program Ripe For Abuse, Critics Say05:04

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Outside of law enforcement circles, a legal procedure called "civil asset forfeiture" isn't widely known. It gives police the ability to seize cash, cars or even houses when they suspect the items have ties to illegal drug sales.

In New Hampshire, concerns about overreach led to a tightening of laws in 2016. But as Todd Bookman (@toddbookman) from New Hampshire Public Radio reports, what some consider a gap is allowing law enforcement to bypass the stricter rules.

This segment aired on April 4, 2018.


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