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POLICING FOR PROFIT: Iowa City Police confiscate couple’s $48,000 without charging the couple for a crime

 

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Kearnice Overton was driving with his four kids on I-80 when Iowa City police pulled him over for speeding. Police brought a K-9 unit and based on the dog giving a “silent indicator on the vehicle,” police searched Overton’s car. They found $48,000.  Iowa, law enforcement can keep 100 percent of the proceeds from forfeited property, creating an immense incentive to police for profit.  Overton denies the money he was carrying was the result of any illegal activity. Instead, he says he had the cash to buy property from his cousin in Illinois, but the sale fell through. “This money was wrongfully seized. I was not arrested, nor were any charges lodged against me in connection with this money. This money was in no way connected to any criminal activity,” Overton stated in a court document. Read article…

VLA COMMENT:  The Iowa city justice system is corrupt.  I have counted about 10 entities including the University of Iowa that can issue traffic tickets and officially deal with other apparent violations.  Iowa is is a Police state  pretending to be a sophisticated medical and education center.