According to KTVA in Anchorage, police are now seizing the cars of people who they trick into soliciting sex from cops disguised as prostitutes.
Here is the clincher:
According to city laws, anyone who picks up a prostitute while driving will have his or her car seized for 30 days. The owner of the car must then pay all towing, storage and impound fees, which can run several hundreds of dollars.
They seize the cars for 30 days before the accused are even convicted.
You know that old adage about being innocent until proven guilty? Not in Anchorage. Their cops dispense justice on the spot.
For a second offense the cars are auctioned off. According to Institute for Justice, Alaska has among the worst forfeiture laws in the country because law enforcement keeps 100% of the proceeds.
Look up your state’s forfeiture laws here.
Just another example of how, when sex is involved, no one cares if the rights of the accused are trampled.