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ACLU Urges Greyhound to Stop Giving Customs and Border Protection Permission to Conduct Bus Raids

ACLU Urges Greyhound to Stop Giving Customs and Border Protection Permission to Conduct Bus Raids

2018-03-21 00:00:00

Greyhound buses, once a symbol of travel on America’s vast highways, have become rolling traps where U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents routinely board to unlawfully interrogate, detain and arrest passengers.  

The agents, with the agreement of Greyhound, stage surprise boardings without warrants to question riders about their citizenship and travel plans. In many cases, all too reminiscent of police states, the agents demand to see a passenger’s “documents.”

ACLU, Mackinac Center Applaud New Forfeiture Bill But Call on State to Require Conviction

ACLU, Mackinac Center Applaud New Forfeiture Bill But Call on State to Require Conviction

2017-01-06 00:00:00

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy and ACLU of Michigan applaud the state’s new law protecting the rights of citizens facing civil forfeiture.

The Michigan House and Senate passed House Bill 4629, and Gov. Snyder signed it this week. The law eliminates a bond requirement for property seized by law enforcement, which required those whose property was seized by the police to pay 10 percent of the value of their property just to challenge the forfeiture in court. Michigan was one of only five states with that type of requirement.

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Greyhound buses, once a symbol of travel on America’s vast highways, have become rolling traps where U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents routinely board...
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy and ACLU of Michigan applaud the state’s new law protecting the rights of citizens facing civil forfeiture. The Michigan...
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