Reason has been on top of the LA crackdown on bacon-dog sales from mobile carts for some time. Recently, the police stormed in and confiscated a number of vendors' inventory and push carts. OK, its bad enough that bacon product sales have been deemed a threat to the Republic. But what freaked me out is that the police did not impound the carts but rather junked them (pictures here). So where is the due process? If the police are found to have acted precipitously in arresting these folks, if they are found to be not guilty for whatever reason, their property is still gone forever. This is roughly equivilant to having your car crushed in a mobile hydraulic press within minutes of being given a speeding ticket. I wonder how many of these carts, which likely represent a huge investment relative to the investment capital these small business people possess, are collateral for loans?