In September 2013, police seized hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen Micah Jessop and Brittan Ashjian, on suspicions they were running an illegal gambling ring. Despite the fact they were never charged with any crimes, their money has still not been returned, and the court system still hasn’t come to the conclusion that it’s illegal for the police to steal innocent people’s money.
Earlier this month, Restore the Fourth filed an amicus brief in the 9th circuit against this flagrant violation of the Fourth Amendment by the Fresno Police.
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