Now, in Indiana, police may show up at your door,
and go through your stuff,
with no warrant,
no probable cause even!
or pull over your vehicle and go through it.
//With the recent Indiana Supreme court ruling giving police unfettered access to people’s homes, Newton county Sheriff Donald Hartman Sr. believes the ruling makes house to house searches possible.In one reported interview regarding the Barnes vs. State of Indiana case, Sheriff Hartman showed such an indifference toward the rights of the people that he was asked three times to explain his views. The sheriff made it clear that he would use random house to house searches if he believed it was necessary.
The opinions of Newton county Sheriff Hartman has created a movement to remove him from office.
In writing for the court, Justice David Steven said that if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner can not do anything to block the officer’s entry.
.....This 3-2 decision by the Indiana Supreme Court has in affect overridden the 4th amendment to the US Constitution...........
A legal precedent has now been set for Indiana residents; people have NO reasonable expectation to be secure in their persons, house, papers and effects.//
Gov. "DitchDaniels!" put in the justice who cast the vote on this in Indiana's Supreme court, btw. THIS will soooooooo go to the US Supreme Court.
I KNOW!! i am just aghast, i tell ya, Indiana is just pulling one off-the-wall horrific stunt after another,
seems almost every week, our state is doing something incredibly hard to imagine being real,
(like completely defunding Planned Parenthood last month, the list is getting too long to rehash now!!!)
it IS really happening, right here, in 2011 USA????!!
Sounds like the pressure has already caused the sheriff to walk back
his earlier statement---
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Supreme court is putting officers in danger. I know people that are armed and would shoot first if someone broke into their house. This is pretty insane.
Think this all started with the patriot act. =(
i had no idea the Patriot Act extended to warrantless searches of homes and cars?????
do you think US supreme court will overturn the Indiana Supreme court?
I just can't imagine this. My own country, the USA, surprises me more and more each year....
Why are conservatives getting so crazy? It used to be you only had to watch out for the southern ones, northern conservatives were usually more moderate.
Now they all talk like they've been drinking the sweet tea. =)
This is only one more proof that the USA is no longer a free country. With the "Patriot" Act renewed and extended, expect more of this including internal passports to travel from region to region withing the USA and eventually between states. "Ve must zhee your papers." It's all for "your own good" of course.
Whenever someone tells you they are doing something “for your own good,” you can be certain that you won’t like it. Furthermore, they will expect you to pay for it. If they’re “protecting your morals,” you’ll have to pay double. As long as the religious reich is active and strong, expect a lot more of the latter.