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A controversial law enforcement tactic is creating some unusual alliances in Texas

A controversial law enforcement tactic is creating some unusual alliances in Texas

This segment originally aired March 29, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.

A public fight has broken out in Texas over a strategy used to fight drug crime called civil asset forfeiture, which lets police officers seize property from suspected criminals. Opposition to the tactic is uniting two groups who don’t usually get along: lawbreakers and conservative politicians.

VICE News Tonight correspondent Roberto Ferdman goes to Austin to spend time with an unlikely spokesperson for the controversial practice, a surprising public opponent, and someone who’s caught in the middle.

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