Re: Civil forfeiture muddies message (Our View, May 4)
This opinion piece argues a position which is exactly opposite to the editorial’s own first sentence.
In this case, forfeiture of the vehicle sends exactly the right message and a crystal clear one at that. You state in summing up, “Driving at speeds shown in the video create a probability of massive injuries and possibly death to the rider, as well the dozens of innocent people sharing the road. That is the message that must be imparted.”
What better way to impart that message than to signal to anyone else contemplating such madness that their vehicle will be seized and forfeited? Your editorial criticizes the action, but offers no alternative suggestion as to how to get the message across. Good for the police. They have done exactly the right and legal thing.