Seized (15 min) Matthew and Thomas Locastro, dirs. PANEL "Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws: License to Steal"
Attorney, Whitehead & Burnett
Gary Burnett, attorney, resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. His firm, Whitehead & Burnett handles a range of matters, from estate planning to commercial litigation. | He enjoys combining world travel with humanitarian service, golf, museums and American history.
Executive Director, LEAP - Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Major Neill Franklin, a 34-year law enforcement veteran, retired from the Maryland State Police in 1999 after rising through the ranks, undercover narcotics agent to a commander within the Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement. Major Franklin was recruited by the Baltimore Police Commissioner to command Baltimore’s Education and Training Division and was soon after promoted to Chief of Human Resources. In... Read More →
President, Americans for Tax Reform
Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. It supports tax reform that moves toward taxing consumed income, one time at one rate. Norquist chairs the Washington, DC - based “Wednesday Meeting,” a weekly gathering of... Read More →
Institute for Justice
Jeff currently represents cancer patients and their families, a prominent doctor, and a California nonprofit organization in a path-breaking constitutional challenge to the federal criminal ban on compensation for lifesaving bone marrow donors. A native of Alberta, Canada, Jeff dropped out of high school at 17, moved to the mountains to teach skiing, backpacked in Asia for six months, and then attended the University of Alberta, after which he... Read More →
Friday, 1:30 pm, Matthew and Thomas Locastro, dirs. (15 min)
Naeem grew up in Baltimore city during the 1980s surrounded by violence and drug abuse. He beat the odds and made it to college on a basketball scholarship. In his final semester, Naeem traveled back to Baltimore to pick up $4,200 in tax refunds. The money was going to help support his family and pay for his tuition. That trip home would later turn out to be the worst decision he ever made. SEIZED details a police practice called civil asset... Read More →