Mike Hayes

mike hayesMike Hayes is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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California Lawmaker Revives Controversial Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill

A California lawmaker said she is reviving a contentious bill — vehemently opposed by police — which aims to change state and local law enforcement’s ability to seize property from citizens before they are convicted of a crime. State Senator Holly Mitchell, a Democrat, says she intends to bring it up for vote on the legislature’s floor before the end of the session this year Senate Bill 443 bill aims to close a federal loophole that allows state and local law enforcement officials to … [Read more...]