“The Institute for Justice is suing the city of Chicago for impounding the cars of innocent owners then demanding huge payments to get them back…

“When Chicago police stopped the employee and found out he was driving on a revoked license, they impounded the car. The Davises tried to show the city that they had nothing to do with his crime, but it did not matter,” IJ said.

The city told the Davises that they still had to pay the fine and the rapidly accruing towing and storage fees. After saving up to pay, they went to pick up the car but discovered the city had already gotten rid of it,” IJ said…

It is nearly impossible for many Chicagoans to come up with enough money to get their cars back,” the institute said. “The system traps even innocent owners in its bureaucratic maze.”…”


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