As I mentioned in show #40, the police can pull you over and take your money if they believe it has something to do with illegal activities. Matt’s response to this idea was, “Ahhhhhhhhhhhh,” but it is very real and it is called civil forfeiture.
Check out the segment The Daily Show did on it recently.
That’s a bit frightening isn’t it? Unfortunately, civil forfeiture doesn’t end with getting pulled over. In some cases you could lose your house.
I guess our listener, Bryan, was lucky he only got the middle finger from the police officer.