One Man's Painful Journey Through South Texas' Addiction to Asset Forfeiture

The Texas Observer | May 21, 2008
In October 2005, Javier Gonzalez struck out from Austin toward Brownsville, carrying $10,000 in cash to pay for his dying aunt's funeral. He never made it. Gonzalez was stopped in Jim Wells County for a minor traffic violation, and the county anti-drug task force confiscated his cash.

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