One of the most noxious practices in American law enforcement is that of asset forfeiture.
Under this practice, if police even suspect that an asset — any asset; your money, your car, your family home — was involved in the commission of a crime, you can be deprived of it.
In effect, since the asset isn’t a person, it has no constitutional rights. Get it? Consequently, if you want your asset(s) back, you have to sue to recover them. In practice this takes a lot of time, and can easily cost more than the asset is…