Indiana Supreme Court Strips 4th Amendment Right Away From Citizens.
Remember the Revolutionary War? One of the many reasons it happened was because British soldiers, under British rule, were allowed to search and seize colonists' homes using broad warrants, and American colonists had virtually no right to resistance. When the so-called 'writs of assistance' were challenged in a 1754 court, a Boston lawyer named James Otis represented the colonists pro bono, and gave a speech that a then-25-year-old John Adams later called 'the spark in which originated the American Revolution." In 1791, the Fourth Amendment, protecting citizens against unlawful search and seizure, was added to the Constitution, but the concept of privacy in one's home actually dated back to a 1604 common law.
Which is to say the Indiana Supreme Court's new ruling is archaic by at least 400 years, and undermines one of the most important aspects of the Bill of Rights.
PEOPLE NOW HAVE NO RIGHT to resist if police officers illegally enter their home, thanks to the bonehead, 15th century morons at the Indiana Supreme Court. Their recent decision overturns centuries of common law.
The court issued its 3-2 ruling on Thursday, contending that allowing residents to resist officers who enter their homes without any right would increase the risk of violent confrontation. If police enter a home illegally, the courts are the proper place to protest it, Justice Steven David said.
"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."
Finally, lest there be any question as to what the Indiana Supreme Court meant to do, it stated “In sum, we hold that [in] Indiana the right to reasonably resist an unlawful police entry into a home is no longer recognized under Indiana law.”
This is clearly outrageous and clearly unconstitutional, but it gets even worse; in a different ruling last week, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that 'police serving a warrant may enter a home without knocking if officers decide circumstances justify it. Previously, police serving a warrant had to obtain a judge's permission to enter without knocking.'
Let's hope all the purported Constitution-loving Republicans pile on this one, because it so clearly attacks an essential desire of the Founding Fathers, it's sickening.
GIVE ME BACK MY FORTH ADMENDMENT RIGHT TO PROTECT MYSELF AND MY HOME!!
** SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW! WE NEED TO TELL THE INDIANA SUPREME COURT THAT WE DO HAVE A RIGHT TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND OUR HOMES!
Just when you thought the Government couldn't possibly trample on any more of our rights they did just that! The Indiana Supreme Court has recently ruled that citizens no longer have the right to refuse or resist a police officer from entering your home illegally.
What does this mean for you, you ask?
It simply means you have NO RIGHTS! You are no longer allowed to protect you or your family from illegal entries by police officers. If you do, you go to jail. It means that a police officer can enter your home at any time of the day or night simply because they feel like it. They no longer need a warrant. This also means that all those phony police impersonators out there will throw on a uniform and barge and barge right into your house to do God knows what. Ransack it, Rob you, and perhaps kill you or your family? You'll never know until it’s too late because you have no rights anymore to protect your own home.
What the Indiana Supreme Court did was unspeakable and will surely be heading to the U.S. Supreme Court. We have to tell the Government to STOP VIOLATING OUR RIGHTS AS GUARANTEED BY THE U.S. CONSTITUTION!!
The 4th amendment (ratified on December 14, 1791) of the U.S. Constitution gives us protection from situations just like this: ‘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.”
I guess the Indiana Supreme Court forgot about this one when they ruled on this recent law that is simply disgusting in all aspects. Speak up and sign this petition because if we don't speak up what happened in the good old state of Indiana will be coming to a state near you. Perhaps your state is next. It will be unless we speak up. SIGN THE PETITION and pass it to everyone you know. Post it to Facebook, Twitter, and Email, whatever. We need to take a stand America and tell the Government to give us back our rights!!
TAKE BACK OUR 4TH AMENDEMENT RIGHTS TODAY! SIGN THE PETITION AT