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The purpose of this page is to provide resources to volunteer activists that
are fighting for Forfeiture Reform. Specifically, the page will provide
links to supporting and related organizations, individuals, and information.
F.E.A.R (Forfeiture Endangers
American Rights) This organization has been in the forefront of Forfeiture Reform for many
years now. The web site is a great resource of useful material, including laws,
legislation, victim support, briefs, and an archive of forfeiture articles. The site is now undergoing a major update to, among other things, correct any dead URL's.
A civil liberties organization started by the Libertarian Party of
Oklahoma. The project contacts political activists, organizations and others to
forward the cause of preventing laws that plunder life, liberty, and property.
This organization is very active in the fight for reform or our nation's drug policy. Since forfeiture is a child of the Drug War, eliminating this costly and failed government venture should be the highest of our priorities.
Of course, I cannot list all the activists involved with forfeiture reform as it would take up too much room and is constantly changing. Instead, I will list a few of the major players. If you know of others that should be listed, including yourself, let me know.
Walker Chandler, a long time FEAR supporter and activist, is a lawyer in Georgia. More information can be obtained by surfing his web site.
[to be continued . . .]
A "Beltway Bandit" that works for DOJ -- to help manage the loot (mostly
computer inventory stuff) -- and lots of other government agencies. There is a great deal of information on this sleazy organization at "DynCorp Sucks" web site [Whoops -- off line!]. It is not pretty.
These folks are typical of government contractors in that they provide a
service of doing the routine work that would never get done if left up to the
"Civil Servants". They work for the Treasury Department, Customs, and other agencies, their
specialty being the management of the loot. Basically, they provide the same services for Treasury that DynCorp provides for the Justice Department.
Their job is to take care of the loot and to sell it for the best price. So
far, they have not done a very good job.
Since taking care of things and selling them involves real work, they of
course sub-contract it out. The list of sub-contractors for selling is at the
The DOJ version, H.R. 1965, that replaced Hyde's bill but also failed to get out of committee
Henry Hyde was deceived into sponsoring this "Trojan Horse" bill. He subsequently withdrew it when he became aware of its contents.