"If there were a party of those who aren't sure they're right, I'd belong to it." Albert Camus
Still think the war on drugs is a good idea– and that it doesn’t contribute to a variety of police and judicial abuses? Still think the 4th Amendment’s protections against unreasonable searches and seizures are soundly maintained? Please– please— head on over to The New Yorker and read Sarah Stillman’s article on civil forfeiture. If you want to go even more deeply into the matter, move directly on to Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Then, let’s figure out what to do about this unforgivable mess– and do it.