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Video: Civil Asset Forfeiture Hearing At AZ State Capital

By Elisha Dorfsmith

Today I had the opportunity to talk with LD6 Arizona State Representative Bob Thorpe about yesterday’s hearing in the Arizona House Government and Higher Education Committee on Civil Asset Forfeiture reform. I have endorsed his reform bill in previous posts on my blog and have been anxious for it to start moving forward.

Unfortunately, I learned today that committee chairs are still refusing to allow this bill to advance. This is largely due to push back by prosecutors and police groups who profit from confiscating property and cash from people who are not convicted or even charged with a crime.

Below is the entire video of yesterday’s hearing. It is very eye opening and worth listening to. After watching it, one thing is very clear to me, we need an even bigger push for these reforms next session. We need to get this bill passed and signed by the governor.



  1. March 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Whodathunkit? “Pushback” from the same criminal element that steals more from Joe and Mary Sixpack every year than the mere amateurs. 4th Amendment anyone? Honor your oath, you freaking bastards or we’ll get out the tar and feathers (if we’re feeling charitable).

  2. March 25, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Where does Gov. Douchebag stand on this issue? I think I already know, but please let us mere plebes know.

    • March 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      That is a good question. I don’t think he has publicly weighed in on it.

  3. March 26, 2016 at 3:57 am


    Please get your folks to get on the state RTS system so their voice can be heard.

    Have them all make an account from home with password FLA2016 and send me one list of their email address.

    They can change the password once we let them know their account has full access.

    When I get your list I will do them all on one of the days I am at the Capital in the next few weeks.

    To do more then just look they must be logged in from the Capital at least once. Then they can comment on the bills

    and their comments are part of the permanent public record and go much further then our normal calls. It is a big

    difference then just an email to the legislators and much quicker.

    If they are Az CDL members they can ask them to do the RTS login for them also.

    Regards to all,

    Drake Mitchell


    • March 26, 2016 at 6:37 am

      Thanks Drake. I have been encouraging everyone to do it but I think only a few have taken steps needed. I’ll keep pushing.

  1. September 6, 2016 at 6:14 pm

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