‘Icemageddon’ Will Delay Civil Forfeiture Reform Bill in House

“Icemageddon” might delay until next week House consideration of civil forfeiture legislation but when the bill is announced, do not expect to find Georgia sheriffs applauding from the rafters.
By Mike Klein

Prosecutors Propose Civil Forfeiture Reform Amendments

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Are Sheriffs Suddenly Alone in Opposition to Civil Forfeiture Reform?

Given a chance to influence the civil forfeiture reform debate, the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association declined to appear at a House hearing, preferring instead to send a letter stating opposition to changes the Association said “will not serve to protect or benefit the citizens of our State.” The vice chairman of the committee that held the hearing referred to the letter as “playing games.” By Mike Klein