Thursday, August 05, 2004
Eureka's Forfeiture Law
Vice Squad mentioned a couple days ago the possibility that the city of Eureka, California, would adopt an automobile forfeiture law aimed at those accused of loitering for the purpose of soliciting prostitution of for some drug-something-or-other. The City Council was supposed to decide on Tuesday. What happened? Well, the measure has been put on hold for the time being. It seems that the Eureka ordinance was modeled after one in Oakland. But the Oakland law is being challenged in the courts, so the City Attorney, according to this article from the Eureka Reporter, "said he thought it prudent that the City Council not adopt the amended ordinance until after the Oakland lawsuit is resolved."