Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on cars, cash, and other private property by government today.  According to the Institute for Justice, the Ocean State received a D- for its asset forfeiture laws. Please watch the new asset forfeiture video from the Center now.

Why does Rhode Island’s government treat fishermen like “criminals”? Brian Loftus, a 30-year fisherman and boat owner, had to spend seven days in court and away from his livelihood because of a technicality.  Eventually, he won, but was not able to recover the value of his seized catch.