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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Indiana court says, "Fourth amendment? What fourth amendment?"

The Indiana Supreme Court this week ruled that police officers may enter your home at any time for any reason.....or for no reason at all and you can do nothing to stop them. In a stunning 3-2 decision the court feels your right to protection against illegal search and seizure is incompatible with the rights of the Brown Shirts.....err......police, to do whatever they want.

"We believe ... a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence," David said. "We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest."

David said a person arrested following an unlawful entry by police still can be released on bail and has plenty of opportunities to protest the illegal entry through the court system.

While protecting police officers is of the utmost importance, there is no overriding prevalence of their safety over the protection of citizens rights in this instance. There are other approaches that can be taken to ensure the safety of officers while preserving rights-like the long practiced art of getting a warrant to enter a home. In addition, police already have the right to protect people they think are in imminent danger. The police don't need the right to barge into peoples home for no reason at all to protect them from violence. This court presents an illegal solution to a false choice. The wholesale demission of the rights of people is unnecessary and frightening.