Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Indiana Court: No Right to Resist Illegal Police Entry

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     Essentially what's been decided is this:  The police can enter your home at any time they wish, kick the door in without knocking, and you can't do anything about it.  Now, if it turns out that jurisprudence wasn't exercised in what is basically a raid on your private residence, you're allowed to file a "civil action" against the officer/officers that performed the action.

     To quote the Fourth Amendment:

    • "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
     Folks, this is how it starts.  First your smaller rights are funneled away from you under the guise of a "war on terror", and then this kind of thing happens, laws that subvert your basic freedoms and rights as a citizen of this nation.  I'm glad that there are people speaking out against these kinds of things, but at the same time, until someone appeals the decision, or is able to defeat it in court(after what i'm sure will be years), the police are still allowed to do the unthinkable.

     Now aside from the fact that this takes a rather palpable shit all over your fourth amendment rights, imagine the capacity this has to be abused by psychopaths and criminals.  If I were a citizen of Indiana, and I knew that this law had been passed, I would know it was illegal for me to resist illegal police entry into my home.  If I were a less scrupulous citizen of Indiana, I would see this as a prime opportunity to perform home invasions under the guise of a police officer.  Think about it:  

     You know that the police are essentially free to act as they please, and you know that interfering with them is going to get you into quite a bit of trouble.  So, even in broad daylight if you witnessed men dressed as police officers force their way into a home, you wouldn't do anything if you valued your freedom.  This even opens up the possibility for nameless government agents to masquerade as police while carrying out covert operations, all under the supposition that it's legal, thanks to the Indiana Supreme Court.

     Imagine if this thing goes national.  No one would be safe in their homes, subject to invasions from police or those pretending to be police.  This is the kind of thing that should spur the general population into action, I know the thought of it sure terrifies me.  If you feel strongly about this decision, and want to see freedom returned to the people of Indiana, register your complaint with their local government.  Below are listed the names and phone numbers of those involved in the decision.  Get active, stay informed.

  • Indiana Supreme Court
    State House, Room 315
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
    Phone: 317.232.2540 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            317.232.2540      end_of_the_skype_highlighting 
    Fax: 317.232.8372

A Beginning Amidst Turmoil

Greetings and welcome to my blog.

     It occurs to me that we as the denizens of this world are living in a time of momentous change and undeniable historical significance.  More than half of the world is on the brink of war and destruction, while the other half has already crossed the threshold, and many innocent people find themselves embroiled in a conflict with which they have nothing to do.  Millions of people around the world have lost their homes, livelihoods, families, friends, loved ones, and any semblance of a basic and normal life.  And many of you may ask yourself why this is allowed to happen, how so many innocent lives are lost every day, and more importantly, why nothing is being done to quell the destruction.

     Most, if not all, war is funded by the greedy and driven by a thirst for more power or money.  Often times if you wish to find the reason behind the inequities of the corrupt, you merely need to follow the paper trail.  Many of our generation were marked by the stigma of the most recent conflict in Iraq, having been fed to us as a "war on terror".  We were led to believe by a government that we trusted that our enemies were just out of sight, and barely out of reach, and that if we just pushed a little harder we would apprehend those responsible for all the ills in the world.  We, as a public, were told that Saddam Hussein, and his minions, were in possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and were poised to use them.  So, naturally we wanted these criminals brought to justice, and for the world to be safe, once again.

     It would turn out, however, that in our fear and haste we were tricked by our own government, by the very body that we elected out of trust and confidence.  The "war on terror" devolved into nothing more than a hand over fist "war for oil", and before we could even recover from the shock of that news, the hits just kept on coming.  As a nation, America is involved in more than half a dozen conflicts globally, stationed in places that have no strategic bearing, all the while fighting a war against an invisible, and intangible, enemy.  Recently we were presented with the news that Osama Bin Laden, the world's most wanted man, had been killed in a raid in Pakistan, well inside the borders of it's most affluent city.  Yet the Pakistani government had no idea that the most wanted man in the world was essentially set up in their backyard.  Now, it would be very easy to chalk this malfeasance up to the ignorance of the Pakistani intelligence community, however another question should be raised:  Why didn't the U.S. know?  The answer could be one of the following:

  • Osama Bin Laden was killed years ago and simply "kept on ice" to be presented at a later date.
  • The American/British intelligence community knew full well the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden, as he was a valuable asset to both the CIA and MI:6
     Now, I know that it's difficult for many Americans to accept that their government would perpetrate such a horrendous lie upon the citizenry.  Surely we're better than that, right?  We're a bastion of freedom and liberty in an otherwise oppressed world, known internationally as a haven for the downtrodden and abused.  Only, things have changed recently.  Where we used to be innovators on the forefront of democracy, we are now tools of corporate entities.  Where we were once a nation of individuals who valued our liberty, we are now complacent in mere existence.  Unfortunately the America that I and so many others love has fallen down a dark and seemingly bottomless hole.

     But not all hope is lost, far from it.  As long as a fire burns in the hearts of true patriots, America will never truly die.  Admittedly this nation has deviated so far from it's original design that you can hardly call it "The Home of the Free" anymore, but as ever hope will be the key to restoring this once glorious nation to it's foundation, a foundation of freedom and liberty, of free ideals and free peoples.  And it all starts, or rather ominously ends, with us.  Citizens like ourselves are the key to returning power to the free people of this nation and, ironically, we are also who keep the corrupt in power.  Whether or not you voted to put the current administration in power, or whether you voted against them doesn't matter.  And if you didn't vote?  Complacency is just as bad, unfortunately.  

     After the heinous attacks of September 11th, our leaders instilled in us so great a fear that many of us threw our freedoms into the ring, and practically begged the administration to take from us our basic liberties to hunt down and apprehend the people responsible.  Whether you believe the attacks were truly the work of terrorists, an inside job perpetrated by our government in order to seize power from the citizens, or some combination of both doesn't matter.  What matters is that it's time for the power to be returned to the people of this country.  And that's what this blog is about.

     I will document current events as they happen(to the best of my limited ability), and attempt to make sense of it all.  Mostly this exists as a record in what I believe to be living history.  Generations from now I believe that the events and actions of our generations will be taught in schools, and I for one would like to have the record set straight.  So, stay tuned, and thanks for reading.  God bless.