One thing’s for certain:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn’t subtle. When he says he wants to put a stop to criminal activity, he means he’s going to take BIG strides to make that happen.
He has already launched a series of attacks on America’s criminal havens known as sanctuary cities, and he continues to make it plain that if these cities keep breaking federal law, there will be consequences.
Sessions also wants to clamp down on America’s domestic enemies, and this includes those who deal dangerous drugs and generally infect the everyday populace.
He’s taking no prisoners (no pun intended) and he’s doing whatever is necessary so hard-working American citizens can feel safe when they walk down the street.
If you doubted his chutzpah, here’s yet another example:
According to Fox News, Sessions, has issued new rules for civil asset forfeiture and though some Republicans don’t like it, the Attorney General says it’s a “key tool” for law enforcement and “weakens criminal organizations and the cartel.”
“We hope to issue this week a new directive on asset forfeiture – especially for drug traffickers.
With care and professionalism, we plan to develop policies to increase forfeitures. No criminal should be allowed to keep the proceeds of their crime.
Adoptive forfeitures are appropriate as is sharing with our partners.”
Furthermore, Sessions revealed he will reverse an Obama-era order that stopped local authorities from using the federal system to get around state law.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, such moves have irritated politicians on both sides of the aisle; for instance, Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner calls it “a step in the wrong direction” and “unconstitutional.”
If you’re a little fuzzy on the issue, civil forfeiture is when authorities seize property or cash from a suspect. The suspect’s guilt does NOT have to be proven for this to happen.
Sessions believes increased civil forfeiture powers will give law enforcement a supremely effective tool to go after criminals, as the ability to freeze funds and seize assets is obviously valuable.
It really is the best place to hit most criminals: In their wallets.
Source: Fox News