Saturday, May 14, 2011

Police State

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.”

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.

The cops were not called by the husband or the wife according to the article. So I do not feel this is a domestic disturbance. If it were a domestic dispute between a couple then I think the officers need a little more leeway in the preformance of their duties.

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