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FBI wants to keep fortune in cash, gold, jewels
from Beverly Hills raid. Is it abuse of power?

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Posted By: KatieJo, 6/20/2021 6:34:52 AM

When FBI agents asked for permission to rip hundreds of safe deposit boxes from the walls of a Beverly Hills business and haul them away, U.S. Magistrate Steve Kim set some strict limits on the raid. The business, U.S. Private Vaults, had been charged in a sealed indictment with conspiring to sell drugs and launder money. Its customers had not. So the FBI could seize the boxes themselves, Kim decided, but had to return what was inside to the owners.


I have been waiting for the government to take the next step and start seizing private property. Well, here we are. Original article on Gateway Pundit but I wanted to see if any MSM outlets were covering it. Not many, but there's this.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: John C 6/20/2021 6:47:18 AM (No. 821088)
Criminals in the once great FBI.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: poliposter 6/20/2021 6:48:50 AM (No. 821093)
I had seen this story a while back. Silly me, I assumed the FBI would return the items and cash to the rightful owners. I have a gut feeling that many of the items and cash that the FBI is trying to keep were not legally earned. But you don't get to take stuff on a hunch. Prove it was or return it. Period.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: blueline 6/20/2021 7:09:22 AM (No. 821116)
Another case of citizens' rights being trampled; and again, the FIB is at the center. You wanna de-fund something? Start here.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Come And Take It 6/20/2021 7:13:36 AM (No. 821120)
Since when did the Feebs ever worry about abusing their power? You take a chance every time you entrust anything of value to someone else, especially in these days of complete lawlessness on the part of our government.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: hershey 6/20/2021 7:16:22 AM (No. 821123)
I guess if you want to keep your money you'll have to start burying it in the back yard....
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Reply 6 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/20/2021 7:38:28 AM (No. 821146)
Quelle surprise! They're a criminal enterprise.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: seamusm 6/20/2021 8:07:24 AM (No. 821184)
So I have to spend MY money to defend MY rights against an illegal seizure? The FBI'ers should have to spend THEIR own personal money to defend their actions when their continued actions are a clear violation of the warrant.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 6/20/2021 8:19:21 AM (No. 821199)
More stupidity brought to you by the War on Drugs, which was clearly a ruse to get conservatives to support tyrannical govenment. I hate drugs. I hate druggies. I don’t use anything stronger than aspirin. But legalize it all. It’s an invitation to tyranny. And there is nothing to do to stop it.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: smokincol 6/20/2021 9:04:37 AM (No. 821248)
that means most of the good stuff has already found a home in some FBI top level management hack's home or safe deposit box.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: chumley 6/20/2021 9:22:47 AM (No. 821263)
The FBI is no better than the criminals it arrests. Worse really, because they do it under cover of law. Shut them down completely and deny every employee federal employment for life.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 6/20/2021 9:25:36 AM (No. 821267)
Why not, they have been seizing cars and weapons for years just as police departments do. Supposedly they are sold at auction but I suspect they keep what they like. The police in a neighboring state seized a very valuable cell phone from my second-grade granddaughter because one of the boys in the class was texting pornography from the Internet. It took her mother months to get it back after hiring a lawyer. So we are drawing the line at jewelry? The new normal is living with corrupt police and FBI. Corrupt government has been with us for a long time.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Krause 6/20/2021 9:42:50 AM (No. 821288)
The FBI needs that money to contribute to democrat candidates.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Omen55 6/20/2021 9:43:12 AM (No. 821289)
The FBI needs a massive clean out & reeducation in the Constitution.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/20/2021 10:29:29 AM (No. 821349)
Reminds me of something that happened to my dad. He ran a convenience store. One weekend night it was burglarized. When the police came, they took a bunch of stuff as 'evidence'. He never got anything back. from the burglars or the police. Its like he got robbed twice. Nor were the burglars ever caught though it would have been easy to do so considering it was the same group burglarizing stores every weekend. The police would be on patrol, and would see them casing places. The police would go to the other end of town, and that is when the burglars would strike. All the police had to do was double back and they would have caught them. The burglars learned to be quick. A brick through the front window, empty the trash can, take the trash bag, fill it up, and out. They had experience with this kind of thing.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/20/2021 10:32:25 AM (No. 821353)
One additional thought... The police kind of gave up going after them. The perps would be let go before the police were finished filing the paperwork at the courthouse. Literally, the perps would be back on the street before the police.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: volksford 6/20/2021 11:03:05 AM (No. 821380)
Ditto # 7
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Edgelady 6/20/2021 11:16:45 AM (No. 821401)
Not unlike when the CIA requested to unmask Gen. Flynn and others. Democrats will go to any lengths to get the results they want. They hate our constitution because our laws prevent them from doing everything they want to do.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Cynical Backstory 6/20/2021 11:45:51 AM (No. 821426)
As crooked and sleazy as the FBI is, par for the course. They’ve done a lot worse, right in front of our eyes.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 6/20/2021 12:04:55 PM (No. 821436)
The FBI IS a criminal racketeering organization. Disband it now.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: paral04 6/20/2021 12:24:06 PM (No. 821453)
Our government is playing hardball with the wrong people. Letting hardened criminals go free while victims of another's crimes are punished.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: mc squared 6/20/2021 12:27:23 PM (No. 821457)
A prolific Michigan Attorney has a video about this on Youtube. He quotes the warrant that denies a seizure of the property. Worth a watch. Feds Now Want to Keep Safe Deposit Box Contents
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Reply 22 - Posted by: RuckusTom 6/20/2021 2:18:17 PM (No. 821520)
Isn't this the same as civil forfeiture? Won't the people with the safe deposit boxes have to prove their items are not involved in criminal activity? We're becoming more like ancient Rome by the day - in some ways, we've been their quite a while. Have power and an enemy? Take all their stuff or bankrupt them in legal fees (Manchin, Lynch and Stone - and they're trying to do it with Trump).
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 6/20/2021 2:44:11 PM (No. 821535)
I was the victim of a search warrant. I did nothing owrong, was never arrested, and heard nothing more. I hired an attorney but he also could learn nothing. Stonewalling, lies, obfuscation, that was it. 15 years, still nothing! But, while the deputies were in my house they stole several valuable gold coins and something unique, a one of a kind ticket with date and seat number to the Democrat convention in Chicago that nominated Franklin Roosevelt in 1932. Value? Unknown! But the gold coins, very valuable ànd stolen by guys in uniform.....not the FBI but you get the idea.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 6/20/2021 5:17:18 PM (No. 821647)
#23 reminded me of something I forgot years ago; While I am generally very pro-police, I do have to acknowledge that there are some bad local ones in addition to the FBI Criminal Political Organization... Back in during Christmas Season 1978, I went to visit my grandmother. Parked in her condo parking lot, my car was burglarized. All the Christmas presents for all my relatives gone, Car stereo, CB radio stripped. My luggage gone. Two firearms (that had been hidden ) gone. There was a blizzard going on, and a set of tracks leading to and from a neighboring condo. Called the police. The responding officer said there was nothing to be done, no evidence. Just make a list of all that is missing and he would file it. About a year later, there was a big article in the newspaper that a police officer had been arrested for being the head of a gang of about a dozen teenage kids that had been committing burglaries for him daily for years. (the son of one of my grandmother's neighbors being one of the gang, and the responding officer to my report being the gang leader). They found an entire warehouse full of millions of dollars of stuff that had been stolen but not yet fenced. In the photos of the loot in the warehouse published in the newspaper, I could actually see some of the stuff that was stolen from my vehicle. I tried to get them back but was told they must be kept for evidence. Gave them another copy of my list of stolen items, offered to testify, but they weren't interested. After the trials, I tried to get them back again, but was told I was out of luck (again), everything had been auctioned off. at a police auction.
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