Trump has coalesced around himself the people who are most interested in order, leaving the people who are focused on freedom and coercion somewhat unmoored. There’s a place for that conservative thought: Crime is the ultimate barbarian force, attacking the gentle roots of our civilized order. It’s easy to see why people conclude that if criminals are bad, then things which attack criminals must be good.
But the Founding Fathers were not unaware that bad people would sometimes get away if prosecutors had a high burden of proof to meet. They were not unaware that some of those people would go on to do further bad things. What they understood, and Sessions apparently does not, is that there are even worse things than crime, and one of them is a government that is allowed to steal our liberty like a thief in the night.
She is referring to civil asset forfeiture, which only a hardcore civilization-vs.-barbarism type could love. That is, you really, really have to believe that the police represent civilization and that when they confiscate the assets of suspects it is a blow against barbarism.