The police officer never arrested Tan—he never even issued any penalty for speeding—but he did take Tan’s $50,000, threatening to take his car as well unless he “drove off and forgot this ever happened.”
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a new plan to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as a utility under Title II regulations. Currently, ISPs are regulated as an “information service” under the less restrictive Title I rules.
Civil asset forfeiture allows police to take your car or your cash – and keep it – if they suspect that your property is in any way related to a crime. It’s up to you to prove that you are innocent and deserve to get your property back.