If questioned by a U.S. police officer, I will refuse to answer without a lawyer present. If asked permission to search my property, I will say ‘no’.
Until civil forfeiture is abolished, the practice violates my 5th amendment rights. In the meantime, refusing to cooperate is the most effective way of protect me from unlawful seizure of property, and sending the message that CF is wrong.
I propose all of us law-abiding citizens protest civil forfeiture laws. If telling a cop ‘no’ doesn’t work for you, I suggest you read up on CF laws and contact your representatives to demand its abolition.
Some recent examples