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How to Get Away With Highway Robbery

A South Carolina newspaper takes a closer look at civil asset forfeiture.

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Reporters in South Carolina schlepped to all 46 courthouses in the state to document every civil asset forfeiture case in a three-year period. What they found was an impossibly flawed law that rewards bad police work.


Anna Lee, reporter for the Greenville News. Read the paper’s series, Taken.

• David Smith, a lawyer and defender of civil asset forfeiture laws, when properly applied

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Anna Martin.