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Friday, May 13, 2011

Uh, Think Again

Every now and then we come across a judge with his head stuck up his backside.  And speaking of Justice Steven David of the Indiana Supreme Court, where was his head when he came up with this?
Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home
By Dan Carden, NWI.com

Indianapolis - 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.

"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."

David said a person arrested following an unlawful entry by police still can be released on bail and has plenty of opportunities to protest the illegal entry through the court system.

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.

When the couple went back inside their apartment, the husband told police they were not needed and blocked the doorway so they could not enter. When an officer entered anyway, the husband shoved the officer against a wall. A second officer then used a stun gun on the husband and arrested him. [link]
Resistance to lawbreaking is a bad idea and should be punished ... by those who broke the law?

Just exactly what good is the law and who is it protecting here?

This judge, and those voted with him, I would submit, need to take a few classes in the law and get back to us.

Obama Comes Up With a Great Idea

If it will stop the lawbreaking, hey, it's worth trying:

Yes Mr. President, I Do Want Alligators in My Moat

Remember, it was his idea.

So let's go with it.