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Eminent domain abuse occurs when the government unfairly seizes private property without meeting the standards of just compensation or public use.
In jurisdictions around the country, police are stealing from American citizens. They are perpetrating thefts by the thousands, and they are doing so completely legally. The doctrine of civil asset forfeiture permits law enforcement to seize property that they allege has been involved in criminal activity.