Friday, May 20, 2011

4th Amendment Dies In Indiana Court

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Fourth Amendment dies in Indiana.
The Indiana Supreme Court now says the 4th amendment doesn't apply in all circumstances. Here's the PDF of the actual decision.

So pretty much this court ruling (3-2) by the Indiana Supreme Court says that people do not have the right to resist police officers who enter their homes illegally.
Get that? ILLEGALLY!

This of course flies against the Castle Doctrine and Common Law regarding the rights of homeowners. Where is the limit on police power? Police can not just barge in and do whatever they want without a warrant or probable cause! Apparently, the Indiana Court doesn't see it that way.

Just Un-Freaking-Believable!
We must fight this!
Get these judges dismissed!
Get this ruling overturned!

...and here is a refresher:

Bill of Rights

The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail; its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England cannot enter – all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement! - William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, on the occasion of a debate in Parliament

The same is no less true today and applies equally to forces of the State. - Indiana Justice Rucker, dissenting.