Only 9th Circuit Sympathy in Case of Missing Cop Seizure

A September 2013 police raid on Micah Jessop and Brittan Ashjian, two Fresno businessmen suspected of running an illegal gambling ring, netted hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and rare coins that were seized as evidence. Their names were cleared, but most of that money mysteriously disappeared – and Jessop and Ashjian never saw their property again.

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Judge Advances Case Against Cops Who Killed Man’s Dog

The picturesque May morning was off to a seemingly normal start for George Aguaristi, a self-described animal lover who lived alone in a rural neighborhood in California’s agricultural heartland. But before Aguaristi even stepped outside, a neighbor knocked on the front door with unsettling news: A squad of law enforcement officers surrounded and entered Aguaristi’s gated property just after sunrise, then shot his dog and used his property as a urinal.

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Nurse Says Customs Agents Took Money for Nigerian Clinic

A Texas nurse traveling to Nigeria claims in a class action that U.S. customs agents wrongly seized over $41,000 in cash from her that was meant to start a clinic for women and children in the West African nation, and have refused to return it unless she signs a waiver.

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California Man Says He Was Run Out of Texas Town

A California man who went to a small South Texas town to visit a woman he’d met on Facebook claims he was detained for no reason by the town’s police chief, who put him on a bus back to California after telling him, “You are not welcome here, you gotta go.”

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