Apparently, Indiana is no friend to the fourth amendment.
“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.”
And yes, I do not reside in Indiana, you can find me somewhere in the hinterlands of northern Illinois. In fact I looked to see if out poor excuse for a state (Yeah I know we gave ya’ll Lincoln and Reagan, but that was all undone when we dumped Hillary …she was raised in Oak Park… and Obama on the rest of the country.) had anything similar in dealing with warrantless home invasion. Amazingly enough, found the following at Illinois Legal Aid
“Do the police need a warrant to search my home?
In most cases, police officers cannot enter your home without a warrant. The type of warrant the police have can affect their rights to search certain parts of your home.
With a search warrant, the police may search any of the areas described in the warrant, including any containers large enough to hold the evidence or contraband they are looking for.
With an arrest warrant, they can search the person named in the arrest warrant, as well as the area immediately surrounding that person.
Law enforcement officers can only enter your home without a warrant if:
You give them consent to enter, or
There is an emergency (for example, if the police are in “hot pursuit” of someone who just committed a serious crime)”
Sounds to me like Indiana is on their own with this one.
Assuming this isn’t brought up the food chain, to SCOTUS, and resolved, I worry about the precedent it sets. It effectually snuffs out (or lays the groundwork for snuffing out) the fourth amendment. I guess my real question is, just how much more stupidity are we going to take before enough is enough.