Vice Media: Barry Cooper discusses asset forfeiture – Policing For Profit

Barry Cooper discusses how police rob billions each year in this short clip taken from the recent Vice Media episode titled, “How Police Departments Use Civil Forfeiture to Collect Billions.” All credit for this clip goes to Barry’s good friend, Vice Director/Producer James Burns.

“You may have seen him on the pages of Maxim, or during one of his many appearances on CNN, Fox News and Spike TV. He’s the cop who turned against the drug war. In American pop culture right now, there’s nobody quite like him. As one of the former top drug cops working the Texas highways, he was ferocious, bringing down hundreds of people for possessing even tiny amounts of an illegal substance. In his new life as a humanitarian crusader and activist filmmaker, he’s just as ferocious. Cooper is on a mission to free America’s pot prisoners. In the terminology of war, Barry is an insurgent, lobbing bombs into the fourth estate as his form of penance for all the people he put behind bars on drug offenses.”—True/Slant

Barry recently starred with Woody Harrelson, 50 Cent, Eminem and Susan Sarandon in the anti drug war documentary, “How To Make Money Selling Drugs.” His internet fame via his website NeverGetBusted.com has received global attention by being reported in Rolling Stones, High Times, a feature in Maxim Magazine and a front cover feature in Cannabis Culture and the Texas Observer. His story was picked as a feature on NPR’s, This American Life. He has been a guest on scores of cable news channels discussing the Drug War. He has also appeared as a drug and legal expert in five episodes of SPIKE TV’s reality show, MANSWERS.

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  1. ausumn b. busy 7 months ago

    i lived in a small town in ga, the whole town is full of dirty cops, judges, council members and pretty much a majority of the public officials. in march my littlr brother was murdered. he was involved with a female who dated an informant for the task force. 2 days before his death he agreed to testify against the police. his death was ruled a suicide with no investigstion. i have pictures of scrapes bruises and welts on his chest and shoulders. they lied about doing an autopsy and after cremation said there wasnt one done. his friend got 20 years on aggravated assault for first offense. he waited 3 years in county for court and went finally the week after my brother was killed. can you recommend anything to do. my brother worked for the former city councilman who is being investigated by the fbi and my brothers arrests from that time period are not in the records i just recieved from the clerk of court, the whole thing stinks. thank you for your time, i hope to hear something

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