This is a petition to overturn the May 12, 2011 Indiana Supreme Court ruling "Barnes v. State of Indiana" No. 82S05-1007-CR-343
- Indiana State House
- Indiana State Senate
- Indiana Governor
We, the undersigned citizens of Indiana and fellow Americans
Do hereby petition the Senate, House of Representatives, and Governor of Indiana to take
immediate action to overturn the Indiana Supreme Court ruling of 'Barnes v. State of Indiana'; and to
thoroughly censure each of the Justices who favored this ruling.
This ruling strips the right of citizens to defend themselves, their families, and their homes from
illegal entry by police officers, endangering both the citizens and the police. This directly violates the
U.S. Constitution's Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of
Indiana, and Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Beyond the scope of exigent circumstances, for police to enter the homes of citizens without
probable cause, reasonable suspicion, or a warrant is illegal. This undermines Liberty, prevents
Justice, and attacks the deepest values of American society.
In the name of Liberty and Justice we have risen to this occasion as citizens as is our right.
Now we ask of you to do the same and to fulfill your oaths and duties to the People with the urgency
and seriousness this matter deserves.
Overturn 'Barnes v. State of Indiana' and end illegal police entry.
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