Monday, May 16, 2011

The rules have changed

Jim over at The Travis McGee Reader links to a story of the Indiana Supreme Court deciding that the 4th Amendment was no longer relevant.
In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer's entry.
Is this not the very definition of a police state?

(Please forgive my bad editing skills, original photo here)

Apparently the Indiana court also desires to obliterate the idea obtaining a warrant for no-knock raids:
This is the second major Indiana Supreme Court ruling this week involving police entry into a home.

On Tuesday, the court said police serving a warrant may enter a home without knocking if officers decide circumstances justify it. Prior to that ruling, police serving a warrant would have to obtain a judge's permission to enter without knocking.

Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home
Coming to your house real soon. They might be kind enough to knock on the door (or not).

Just don't try to stop them. Because in Indiana, you don't have a right to.

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