They aren't breaking the law, they are using some obscure legal premise to fight a pest.
The path of least resistance.
Just like in order to get rid of the mob, the government used the tax code, because it was too difficult to use the criminal code, with people being the idiots that they were the mafia was able to easily maneuver themselves around it.
BS MIKE! AIRBNB can easily limit accounts and watch for people trying to rent out multiple properties.
It was meant for ONE person renting out THEIR apartment or home. In Los Angeles, every local asshole with mommy and daddy's money have bought up any and all new apartments around Hollywood and now rents them out on AIRBNB.
Limiting AirBNB is not like regulations limiting Uber or Lyft. In that case corrupt entrenched Taxi companies need to be shoved out of cities across the country.
However, in the case of AirBNB, the effect is that Apartment rents are skyrocketing in places like Los Angeles and San Francisco, because assholes are buying apartments and condos and then renting them out on AirBNB.
I 100% support efforts to make AirBNB completely illegal.
...that this drug dealer had lots of cash on hand. They contacted the local officials.
Obviously the Amtrak the officials are not very competent, hence the job with Amtrak, at duties with regards to parallel construction. Parallel construction is a legitimate law enforcement tool used for over 3 decades.
Translation from Libertarian Uberspeak to English:
Man previously arrested for smuggling cigarettes, found in another state with lots of cash from sale of other illegal cigarettes. Money was confiscated. Outraged Msulim Drug Dealer demands his money back.
"Thanks for the info – short, simple and relevant, just the way I love it"
wtf nina, are you delusional? how is that short and to the point?
as usual the writer took this as another opportunity to shove his libertarian BS down everyone's throat and then the readers as usual engage in a circle jerk about non-existent rights to cheating and fraud.