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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

One More Step toward a Police State

The Indiana Supreme Court has today ruled 3-2 in Barnes v. Indiana that a homeowner has no right to resist the unlawful entry of someone claiming to be a policeman into his home.
"We believe however that a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence."
Shepard, C.J., and Sullivan, J., concur.
Dickson, J. dissents with a separate opinion.
Rucker, J. dissents with a separate opinion in which Dickson, J. concurs.

So there. The Fourth Amendment no longer applies in Indiana, if just over half the judges on the State Supreme Court say it doesn't.

And remember, in the case of a no-knock warrant, the police don't have to say anything at all before they burst through the door with guns blazing.

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