Monday, May 16, 2011

Chicago Criminal Attorney Comments on When Your Home is NOT Your Castle

This Chicago Criminal attorney was dismayed; heck you should hear her husband, when an Indiana Supreme Court ruled that the citizens of Indiana don’t have a right to keep the police out of their home.

From the Northwest Indiana Times:
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."

This particular decision leaves me at an utter and complete loss of words.  Let’s see if this one ends up before the United States Supreme Court.

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