Why should agencies not receive the forfeited money and property? They fight and scrape every fiscal year for budget needs. They usually lose out as well. A judge must award them the seizure. It's not like they can roll up, take a house, and start moving in. And Seeweed, forgive me for the "cop hater" remark. It wasn't necessary. But I will hold steadfast that the actions of the good are lost on you, due to the actions of the bad.
I apologize to you as well. The actions of the good are not lost on me, they are just not run in the news papers . I have quite a few friends that are (mostly retired now so were) cops. As I have said before, the ones that I know , and respect, are the ones that do the kids of things that don't make news; like making sure the old people have heat when there's a power failure, or just checking on people in their "beat" . There was an article I posted last week about some cop that went out of his way to help some people get on to where they were going.
I have never had any bad experiences personally with the law enforcement , with the exception I talked about in Memphis with the DWI van and all that so it' is not personal with me.
I still think most of these problems are a result of the "war on drugs" , and I also think that the "war on drugs" is a loosing proposition and should be stopped as I have posted in the past.
And no, I don't use illegal drugs, although I do enjoy a gin and tonic most every day.