I, for the life of me cannot figure this ruling out, and neither can Duane Lester who thinks Thomas Jefferson might be ready to drop the gloves on this one
I don’t even know how to comprehend how an American can come to this conclusion, let alone three Americans sitting on a court:
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.
I believe that when the Rapture happens and the dead rise from the grave, Thomas Jefferson is going to kick the crap out of that guy.
How can any judge trained in American law find this logical? It’s ok for a cop to violate your rights and you shouldn’t do anything to stop it. But later, after you’ve suffered through the abuse of power, you can file a grievance.
Basically, this ruling also denies residents of the Hoosier State their basic right of self-defense. The majority opinion state that the risk of injury or increased violence. Duane finds a similar issue as to self-defense.
Can a cop fondle a woman? Would it be better to let a cop unlawfully handle a female’s body than allow her to resist? After all, “allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest.”
This is an incredibly dangerous and misguided ruling. The Founders are no doubt rolling in their graves over this. Remember the 4th Amendment?