Using loophole, Seward County seizes millions from motorists without convictions

A 24-mile stretch of Interstate 80 in Seward County, Nebraska has gained notoriety for its use of civil asset forfeiture. Passing motorists are pulled over, searched, and asked to turn over any cash found. One out of every three civil forfeiture cases in Nebraska happens in Seward County, and the county has seized $7.5 million in the past five years. [summary] [comments]

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