I see from John at Improved Clinch that the Indiana state supreme court has ruled the 4th amendment to the US constitution is no longer in effect.
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.I knew the 4th amendment was on the ropes, beaten silly by the modern security state: the TSA invasive body searches of people not accused of any crime, including babies, the Homeland Security/Walmart program to have you watch and report on your neighbors and more. I just thought it had more life left in it.
In a statement of stunning ignorance,
"Professor Ivan Bodensteiner, of Valparaiso University School of Law, said the court's decision is consistent with the idea of preventing violence."In reality, like gun control laws, this will increase violence against people who obey laws. Think of it a bonus for any aspiring home invaders. All they have to do is get something that passes for a police uniform and come to your door. Do you really know exactly, to the detail of buttons, what your local police uniforms look like? How about their SWAT teams? Once inside, being a peaceful, law biding citizen, you'll assume the position, leaving them free to rape, torture, murder, whatever they want to do with minimal risk. Folks trained in self-defense have long complained that the 3AM door-breaking raids police carry out are impossible to tell from determined home invasions. You have milliseconds to decide if that person in a black ski mask pushing into your house is a home invader or a policeman at the wrong address. Criminal gangs have used this attack pattern for years. The dynamics of identifying them have just gotten worse.
William Grigg of Pro Libertate Blog writes here,
In the interests of brevity, these rulings should be consolidated under the name “Rapist Doctrine,” in recognition of the ... pseudo-scholarly versions of the advice once urged upon women enduring sexual assault: Don’t resist — it will only make things worse.