Oklahoma D.A. Hires Private Firm To Assist In Forfeitures

Outrage of the moment: Oklahoma District Attorney Jason Hicks hired a private firm to assist in stopping motorists on the interstate and grabbing their belongings for forfeiture. Under the deal, he would pay the firm a share of assets seized on a sliding scale from 10 to 25 percent. Trampling of due process ensued–as, I think, should have been predicted–including the seizure of money found in a vehicle after a drug-sniffing dog alerted, even though no drugs were found. I’ve got more details at Overlawyered.