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November 10, 2014

Is your bank account safe from the IRS?

I told Congress to end Civil Asset Forfeiture using DownsizeDC.org's campaign.

 

Please do the same. You may borrow from or copy this letter…

 

Asset forfeiture laws encourage cops to steal from innocent people on the thinnest of pretexts, because they use the proceeds to fund their own departments.

 

Now, the IRS is in on the racket. (http://nyti.ms/132sUFr) It raids the bank accounts of people who make frequent, large, cash deposits…

 

…without even filing a criminal complaint!

 

Among the victims…  

 

* A small-town restaurant owner lost $33,000

* An Army sergeant saving for his daughter's college education lost $66,000

* A family-owned distributorship lost $447,000   

 

This is unconscionable!

 

A real government (http://bit.ly/1wzHgal) FIGHTS crime. It doesn’t commit crime!

 

If you want any legitimacy as a “government,” pass Rand Paul's FAIR Act, (S.2644). Its standard for forfeiture is CLEAR AND CONVINCING evidence property was used in a crime, WITH its owner's complicity.

 

This is a matter of simple right and wrong. If you support taking my property without due process, I'm seriously concerned what values you teach your children. And, I know you’re unqualified to hold office.

   

–END OF LETTER–

 

Send your letter using DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System.

 

Downsize DC Foundation, our sister organization, STILL needs additional support, to file an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the Sila Luis v United States case. As we explained, last week, a wrong decision in this case could EXPAND civil asset forfeiture.
 

 

In the message about the proposed brief, we explain how…

 

  • We'd filed a brief in a previous asset forfeiture case, known as Kaley

  • We were asked, by Luis' lawyer, because of that previous brief, to file an amicus brief in this instance, as well

  • We are uniquely qualified to help in the Luis case in other ways

 

But this brief cannot happen, without the necessary funding. Our Downsize DC Foundation team needs your help to fund this brief.

 

  • We're looking for someone to contribute $1,000 or more. We seeking others to give $500 or $200, or to being a monthly pledge of $25 or more. If that describes you, you'll receive an official, Supreme Court copy of the amicus brief (once it's completed; it's due late this month).

  • Plus, all donors who make a contribution will be listed, in a Consent Chronicle about the brief (unless they request privacy on the donor form). As a donor, you will receive a pdf copy, direct to your email inbox.

  • To be recognized, your donation should be made to the “Downsize DC Foundation,” which makes it TAX-DEDUCTIBLE if you itemize. (Contributions made to DownsizeDC.org are welcome, but won't be counted for this project and are NOT tax-deductible.)

  • Use this link, whether your support is by cash, check, or credit card.  

 

And if you know of someone who is very interested in asset forfeiture, please share this message with them!

 

Thank you for support,

 

Jim Babka

President

DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

& Downsize DC Foundation

 

  

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