The left is starting to stir against the idea that the government can take your stuff. The New York Times had a front page news article on Sunday:
Using a law designed to catch drug traffickers, racketeers and terrorists by tracking their cash, the government has gone after run-of-the-mill business owners and wage earners without so much as an allegation that they have committed serious crimes. The government can take the money without ever filing a criminal complaint, and the owners are left to prove they are innocent. Many give up.
The Washington Post ran a four-part series about what it called "the spread of an aggressive brand of policing that has spurred the seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from motorists and others not charged with crimes.... Thousands of people have been forced to fight legal battles that can last more than a year to get their money back."
And comedian John Oliver did a segment on civil asset forfeiture, embedded below, that has more than 3.5 million YouTube views to date.