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Kevin Buckler

Assoc. professor, University of Houston

Kevin Buckler is an associate professor at the University of Houston–Downtown. The views expressed here are his own and do not reflect those of the university.

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Distracted media missed the asset forfeiture issue

The primary impetus behind the use of asset forfeiture law is to cripple the capability of drug kingpins and criminal organizations — a very laudable objective. Yet because the state law is so broadly written, police and prosecutors have unfettered discretion in how the law is applied.