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Saturday, September 28 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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Has civil asset forfeiture become policing for profit?

Programmed in partnership with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.

Moderator
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Dave Harmon

Investigative Editor at The Texas Tribune
Harmon joined the Tribune in 2017 as the investigative and projects editor. He started his reporting career in the Rio Grande Valley at The (McAllen) Monitor, covering health care and the environment. After a short stint at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, he returned to Austin and spent... Read More →

Speakers
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Pamela Dempsey

Executive Director of the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
Dempsey is the executive director of the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, an online nonprofit news site based in Champaign, Illinois. She has done investigative reporting and editing on topics including agribusiness, migrant farm workers, health, housing and Native American... Read More →
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A.J. Louderback

Jackson County Sheriff
Louderback is currently serving his fourth term as Jackson County Sheriff. He is a regular commentator on Fox Business and NRA TV and has led the charge on Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s program in the Gulf Bend region. Louderback is a former president of the Sheriffs... Read More →
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Jolie McCullough

Criminal Justice Reporter for The Texas Tribune
McCullough reports on Texas criminal justice issues and policy for the Tribune. Previously, she worked on the Tribune's data visuals team and spent four years as a reporter and web developer at the Albuquerque Journal. McCullough also interned at the Arizona Republic before she graduated... Read More →
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Arif Panju

Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice Texas Office
Panju joined the Institute for Justice in 2012 and is the managing attorney at its Texas Office, where he litigates economic liberty, First Amendment, property rights and school choice cases. Previously, he served as an attorney at Cantilo & Bennett LLP and as a constitutional law... Read More →


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