No, no, nothing belongs to you. It all belongs to the State, you are only allowed to have what you can prove the State should allow you to keep:A man lost £67,000 in cash found at his home after being unable to explain how he came by it.
Perhaps one of the legal types who reads The Kitchen could remind me of what is a good reason for having large amounts of cash these days? Can I assume that "I found it" is not good enough? Or, how about "I took it out of my savings account at Northern Rock"—would that do?
Police seized the cash under the Proceeds of Crime Act even though the unnamed man was never charged with a criminal offence.
Yes, having £67,000 in cash hanging about is a wee bit suspicious but, if you believe that to be the case, charge the guy with a crime, produce the evidence and if he is found guilty, then you can start proceedings to confiscate the cash.
That is how justice is supposed to work. It is not supposed to justify the whims of the fucking police: they are supposed to uphold the law, not fucking make it.
Officers were called to an address in Port Talbot, south Wales, after reports of an attempted burglary at the property.
Nice. Someone tries to burgle you so you call the police; next thing you know, it's the police doing the burglary. Still, never mind: the gentleman should be able to identify the culprits—provided that they were (unfashionably) wearing their numbers, of course.
While making inquiries at the address, which is in the town’s Sandfields area, they discovered the cash, South Wales Police said...
... and thought, "that little lot would pay for the force's Christmas Party and then some. We'll be 'aving that, thank yew very much."
What has this fucking country come to when the police are able to make up the laws on a whim and enforce them preferentially? Oh, wait... there's a phrase for it... Oh, yes: it's "police state".