Cops in Florida dream of getting themselves fancy yachts just for a bust on a single joint, etc. Crime pays. It pays those doing it, those in charge of controlling it, those who keep the competitors in jail, those who prosecute them, those who defend them, those who put bail for them, those who work the jails and prisons, those who supply the necessities to the prisons, etcetera and so forth.
Crime is a big US industry and it keeps growing because it's the easiest shakedown of the American public for adding more taxes and for expanding police powers. That thin blue line is thicker than many realize.
"Last year, police seized $4.5 billion in cash and property through civil asset forfeiture laws. They had a better year than burglars. The value of all property stolen in burglaries during 2014 added up to just $3.9 billion, according to FBI data."
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