Zaher El-Ali

Zaher El-Ali (who goes by “Ali”) has lived in Houston since the 1970s. He arrived in Houston on a Greyhound bus in 1978 with $500 in his pocket, knowing no one. He graduated with a degree in business from the University of Houston in 1984 and spent about 10 years in the insurance business. He became an American citizen in 1987. He started a family and had three sons. Two of his children are in school while the oldest is a medic in the U.S. Army.

  • April 7, 2010    |   Private Property

    Texas Forfeiture

    Ending “Policing for Profit” in Texas: Constitutional Lawsuit Challenges Texas Law Allowing Forfeiture Abuse

    Texas has some of the worst civil forfeiture laws in the nation, as demonstrated by an Institute for Justice report, Policing for Profit:  The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture.  Texas law establishes a trifecta of circumstances that invite forfeiture abuse.  First, Texas allows law enforcement agencies to police for profit—to seize and sell property then return…

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