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I think the time has come.

I think it is time for the US to secede from Indiana, declare war on it, and nuke it into oblivion.

Indiana has always been an...interesting state.  In 1897, the Indiana state leg attempted to legislate the value of pi (read it, and despair).  Their way of determining what time zone they were in and whether or not to observe Daylight Savings Time was a nightmare until recently.  If there is any state that proves the central tenet of Asylumism, that Earth was a planet where an advanced alien raced dumped all their mentally incompetent and insane people, Indiana is it.

You want proof that Friday the 13th is really unlucky?  The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that residents have no right to resist illegal entry by the police.

"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," wrote Justice Steven David for the 3-2 majority, completely ignoring it was one of the reasons America rebelled against England in the first place. "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 also wrote that anything that happens as a result of an unlawful entry isn't the end of the world, as they can still be released on bail and there are plenty of opportunities through the court system to clear himself and make things right.  I don't know whether to laugh or throw up at that statement.

Justice Robert Rucker and Justice Brent Dickson were the two justices who dissented because of a little thing called the 4th Amendment.  "In my view the majority sweeps with far too broad a brush by essentially telling Indiana citizens that government agents may now enter their homes illegally -- that is, without the necessity of a warrant, consent or exigent circumstances.  I disagree."

Lest you think this is just some brain fart by the justices and not the gradual corruption of an American state into a police state, this past Tuesday, the court ruled that an officer with a search warrant could just enter someone's house if they felt it was justified, they didn't need to knock and alert those inside first (entering without knocking required a judge's permission).

It's not everyday politics in Illinois looks good in comparison.

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pinkmossrose
May. 14th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
That is just crazy...
4shatteredstars
May. 16th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
Lord God Almighty. D:
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