This is an incredible story of how police will attempt to grab cash from innocent people.
This story is framed around Tennessee law, but I suspect similar activities are conducted in other parts of the country, some of it instigated by federal government agencies.
A few years back I was being driven to the Reno, NV airport by a very nice man who was gypsy cabbie, in the few short minutes I spoke to him, he was telling me about his son. he seemed to be a proud father.Then he was pulled over for speeding. After it was determined by the police that he was in the country illegally,he was handcuffed and the police asked me to step out of the car. I asked to retrieve my luggage from the trunk of the car, since the car was going to be towed. The first thing the police asked me at that point was whether I had any large amounts of money in the bags. They then asked to search the bags. Since I had pretty much nothing in the bags but dirty underwear and socks, I actually encouraged them to be thorough. But that really stuck in my mind as an odd question. If I did have a lot of money with me, so what?
The below clip may answer that question. We now, unfortunately, have to be very careful around the police, when carrying large amounts of money. Some of them will grab it, quicker than one of LBJ's great grand kids.