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“Taken”: The Use and Abuse of Civil Forfeiture

Under civil forfeiture, Americans who haven’t been charged with wrongdoing can be stripped of their cash, cars, and even homes. Is that all we’re losing? Check out my feature in the Aug. 12 issue of The New Yorker to learn more — and to consider the stories of families impacted by abuses of a poorly-understood policy.  Photos by Ashley Gilbertson.

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  1. Jake Ephros #

    Incredible piece and really well-written. Keep up the great work.

    July 24, 2014
  2. Your article is so excellent, Sarah. I found it while researching the subject. Thank you for bringing the issue of civil forfeiture to a greater readership and understanding and look forward to reading more of yours in the future. xxx

    August 24, 2014
  3. This was a great piece as is your current piece on Trump and the sheriffs. Keep up the great work.

    February 12, 2017

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