Police Are Seizing Billions in Property From People Never Charged With Crimes. It Must End
Eh Wah had been driving for 12 hours when he was pulled over by local police in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, for a broken tail light. What began as a routine traffic stop quickly spiraled into a nightmare due to a controversial, little-known but widespread, practice called civil forfeiture. Eh Wah was heading home to Dallas in February 2016 after a five-month tour across the United States as the manager of a Burmese Christian Rock Band called Klo & Kweh Music Team.