by Ian Mosley
An article at Nwitime.com reports: “Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes. 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. ‘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.’”
If the officer has a warrant, then it’s not an “illegal” entry. Why can’t judges be kept on call twenty-four hours per day in the big cities and fax a warrant to the officer’s patrol car?
Don’t listen to some whiny liberal’s contrived stories. Ask the liberal why the officer didn’t even try to get a warrant. If I were on the jury, and some police officer was wounded after kicking down someone’s door -with no warrant- I’d vote “not guilty” for the homeowner. In fact, I’d want that police officer fired because he couldn’t obey basic police procedure or honor the US Constitution.
Nwitimes.com goes on: “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.”
Only if he has a small fortune to pay a lawyer to go after the police.
The article notes “The court’s decision stems from a Vanderburgh County case in which police were called to investigate a husband and wife arguing outside their apartment. When the couple went back inside their apartment, the husband told police they were not needed and blocked the doorway so they could not enter. When an officer entered anyway, the husband shoved the officer against a wall. A second officer then used a stun gun on the husband and arrested him.”
Note that forcing an entry and other rude and aggressive behavior is a common trick used by cops to aggravate someone into threatening or assaulting the officer, thereby allowing the cop to arrest someone without any actual violation.
Nwitimes.com: “Professor Ivan Bodensteiner, of Valparaiso University School of Law, said the court’s decision is consistent with the idea of preventing violence. ‘It’s not surprising that they would say there’s no right to beat the hell out of the officer,’ Bodensteiner said. ‘The court is saying we would rather opt on the side of saying if the police act wrongfully in entering your house your remedy is under law, to bring a civil action against the officer. Justice Robert Rucker, a Gary native, and Justice Brent Dickson, a Hobart native, dissented from the ruling, saying the court’s decision runs afoul of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.’ ”
This long erosion of our Rights has been going on for over half a century now. George W. Bush and his Jewish neocons introduced warrantless wiretaps and torture. Liberals like Obama would tax away all your wealth so that the Dems can use that money to buy Black and Latino votes with various federal hand out programs. Telling the truth in public about illegal aliens can get a person smeared as a “racist” by leftists who NEVER believed in Free Speech and who do everything they can to stamp it out. We need to band together against all the criminals trying to turn America into a police state. We need to insist that all the Rights in the Bill of Rights are never infringed, and we need to point out the evil cabals that want to turn America into the home of the fee and the land of the slave.