Media Advisory: Bipartisan Group Holds Press Conference Thursday on Forfeiture Reform

Feb 19, 2014 by AFP

ATLANTA — A bipartisan coalition of organizations including Americans for Prosperity and the ACLU of Georgia will hold a press conference to announce a new partnership in support of civil forfeiture reform. The new coalition will be called Georgians for Forfeiture Reform, will take questions from reporters at the Georgia State Capitol on THURSDAY at Noon. The coalition will be joined by Alda Gentile, a Georgia citizen who has been a victim of forfeiture abuse.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 20, Noon
WHERE: Rotunda, Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta
CONTACT: Shira Rawlinson, Assistant Director of Communications at Institute for Justice
(703) 682-9320 ext. 229.

PARTICIPANTS
Alda Gentile, forfeiture abuse victim
Joel Aaron Foster, Americans for Prosperity
Chad Brock, ACLU of Georgia
Julianne Thompson, Atlanta Tea Party
William Perry, Common Cause Georgia
Kathryn Hamoudah, Southern Center for Human Rights
Lee McGrath, Institute for Justice

Background

Georgia’s civil forfeiture laws are among the worst in the country and the very worst in the South because police and prosecutors can seize and keep cars, cash and homes without ever charging someone with a crime and keep the proceeds to pad their budgets.

For further information or an interview, please contact Joel Aaron at JAaron@afphq.org or (678) 910-3101.

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