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Cops Can Break Into Your Home Without a Warrant? Was I Sleeping When They Trashed the 4th Ammendment?

 

From Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano, May 20, 2001: “Radical change is immediatly noticeable, not only when it is radical but when it is disruptive. But if it happens slowly, if it happens in steps, if it happens by degrees, eventualy the radical change will have happened and we won’t have noticed it al all. America was founded on the belief that our rights come from God and they are inalienable. But in reality our liberties have been on decline almost since the inception of this country.”

Our freedoms are under attack almost daily. Here’s some frightening facts you’ll find on this video:

  • The US Supreme Court told police this week that  they can break down the door of your home if they smell smoke  of what they think is marajuna.
  • The Indiana Supreme Court told the police in Indiana that they could enter a home even without the evidence of a crime.
  • For crime investigations, the FBI  & local police are doing “Sneak  & Peek” warrants where they break into someone’s home, take something and the person won’t find out about it for months.

I am flabberghasted with the Supreme Court’s action, the Indiana State Supreme Court’s action and the audacity of the FBI and the local police. I thought our courts, elected officials and civil servents were supposed to uphold our constitutional rights.

Speak out loudly!

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25 comments on “Cops Can Break Into Your Home Without a Warrant? Was I Sleeping When They Trashed the 4th Ammendment?

  1. Otis P. Driftwood
    May 21, 2011

    Thanks for this. The Judge nailed it. I especially liked his Glenn Beck analogy with The Unsuspecting Frog. When I was a kid I heard a lot of The Mills Brothers courtesy of my dad. One of their songs was, ‘You Never Miss The Water Till The Well Runs Dry’. It seems like our Constitutional Well is running dry.

    • Freedom, by the way
      May 22, 2011

      Thanks, Otis for always having atute observations. Is it time to dig a new well?

      • Otis P. Driftwood
        May 22, 2011

        I don’t think we need to dig a new well – just make better use of the current one.

  2. bob
    May 21, 2011

    Scary.

  3. eof737
    May 22, 2011

    I hear you and little surprises me of late… When will they prosecute the Wall Street bangers and ring leaders of our recession? Breaking and entry used to be a term reserved for the criminal element. Oy vey!

  4. bydesign001
    May 22, 2011

    Good question Freedom or did we awaken one morning in Soviet Russia? Unfortunately, such abuses of power have been going on for as far back as the Clinton administration. It is now going mainstream and no longer hidden under the Obama administration.

    At the beginning of the Clinton administration, I worked for two attorneys who were supposedly human and civil rights attorneys. It took less than a year to realize that they were more like human and civil rights disasters. They were the beginning of my eyes opening. (I should really call them and thank them.)

    Many poor Americans and non-Americans (various ethnicities) sought them out for legal representation. The complaints were against law enforcement breaking invading personal property or their person without a warrant.

    Even though the ACLU was involved, etc., the mistake of these people is that they put their faith in the very sources who favor said constitutional violations.

    • Freedom, by the way
      May 22, 2011

      It is disheartening, PUMA, when you believe in this country and what we were founded upon, to find that those who should believe in upholding our liberties the most, are the ones that are letting us down.

      • bydesign001
        May 22, 2011

        I agree. Time to vote them all out. We do have our work cut out for us but we also have God on our side.

    • AFVET
      May 23, 2011

      We just eliminate the powers that put them into office.
      D says it well, vote them all out.
      Reid is still wielding his liberal ideologies within the Senate with Mitch McConnell pandering about the edges of the bills that Reid strikes down consistently.
      McConnell should be toast in the next election cycle, along with Boehner, the cry baby speaker.
      These pseudo ‘conservatives’ cannot and will not confront the monstrosity that exists in the White House, because they are afraid of what he will do to them.
      We have to take the Senate back, and at the same time eliminate the wimps in the house.
      Barry is nothing more than a bully, and a thug.
      Thugs usually have lots of folks watching their backs, and it is obvious that he does.
      His administration is a constant inflow and outflow of people that they are attempting to position within the ‘community’ to extend the future of the socialist/Marxist philosophy.

      • bydesign001
        May 24, 2011

        Extremely well said. McConnell and Boehner are too comfortable in their little huts on the corner. I’m sick of their dog and pony shows. We must work towards eliminating the pansies and RINOs.

  5. Angel
    May 22, 2011

    apparently they are trashing all our amendments and rights..!!! Have a blessed Sunday despite it all !

  6. bydesign001
    May 22, 2011

    And you.

    Peace and blessings,

  7. rjp
    May 22, 2011

    The US Supreme Court told police this week that they can break down the door of your home if they smell smoke of what they think is marajuna.

    In Montgomery County, Maryland, they don’t even have to smell it. All it takes is some telling officials there that there are people smoking marijuana at some address and they will show up asking to look around.

    The Indiana Supreme Court told the police in Indiana that they could enter a home even without the evidence of a crime.

    This I read about last week and twittered to some people who didn’t respond or report about, I should have sent it to you. I thought it was way out of control. Judges like these need to go.

    For crime investigations, the FBI & local police are doing “Sneak & Peek” warrants where they break into someone’s home, take something and the person won’t find out about it for months.

    This is ridiculous. I urge everyone to set there screen saver to be their webcam. That way anyone that enters your home sees themselves on your computer. You don’t actually have to save the images (or maybe you can’t – depends on your cam and software), but it will make officials think if they know everybody is watching their personal domains.

    • Freedom, by the way
      May 23, 2011

      RJP–love the webcam idea! You sound very up on this technology. Wonder what folks should do who don’t have a web cam? (like me) Install a hidden security camera? Or is a web cam cheaper? And isn’t it just horrible that we’re having this discussion at all–how to catch, not criminals, but law enforcement “in the act.”
      Re: Maryland–do they still have to have a search warrant before entering your home?

      • rjp
        May 23, 2011

        Perception is everything. Webcams are cheap, probably able to get a used or refurb Logitech for under $20 (eBay, Geeks, Tiger, Amazon). If you are worried about somebody secretly entering your residence, they aren’t going to leave without your computer if they think their image was captured. Add in LogMeIn ($70 a year) or a similar product or a webcam streaming site and you can actually monitor your area from a remote location. You come home, and your only your computer is gone, something is probably up. But then they may just try to make it look like a robbery at that point. Hidden security cameras may get you an edge that way but are probably more expensive, I have never looked into them.

        I’m not as up-to-date on technology as I used to be. I got my first MP3 player in 2000. It used one AAA battery and would play for 48 hours before the battery died. I still have it, but it’s software only runs on Win 98 and I think Win 2000.

    • bydesign001
      May 24, 2011

      Excellent idea.

  8. Simone Benedict
    May 23, 2011

    I was just sending a comment and am not sure if it came through so if this is a duplicate my apologies.

    In my local area all that is required is an anonymous call for a “welfare check” of a particular person. In the local paper I see it constantly in the police blotter. “Dispatch recieved call for a welfare check at . Residence checked. Nothing found.”

    Obviously, if a person needed some kind of help a welfare check would be understandable. However, I’ve heard some different stories. Kind of weird and honestly very disturbing.

    • Freedom, by the way
      May 23, 2011

      Yeah, I hate hearing those stories about people who’ve been found dead for days–so “welfare” checks are understandable. But if I’m alive, you better have a warrant to come inside! Or as they say, “If you ain’t invited, you ain’t welcome.”

  9. roblorinov
    May 23, 2011

    Nazi and Soviet tactics applied in the USA. Unbelievable!!

    We need to push the issue and question authority and the decision of these courts. Put the pressure on them to change their rulings. We MUST defend our Constitution now more than at any time in American history. If we don’t then this is going to get much much worse. We will have NO rights if we don’t STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK!!

    • bydesign001
      May 24, 2011

      I agree totally Rob. Americans have to stand up and take the courts to task on their rulings. We have become a nation of sheep. This must change.

    • Freedom, by the way
      May 24, 2011

      Looking back, I wish I had studied constituional law. It seems to me our courts these days make their rulings based on precedent, whether the earlier rulings were constituional or not. We need to seek our a good constitutional lawyer to join our blogosphere!

      • rjp
        May 24, 2011

        Obama taught constitutional law …… that’s scary if you think about it.

        There is so much wrong with this country it is going to be tough to reverse.

        Conservatives need to learn the legal tactic of using the courts, I unfortunately live in Chicago now or I would volunteer in a heartbeat to be the plaintiff.

  10. Freedom, by the way
    May 25, 2011

    Chicago is a great city, have been there many times. But sory, the politics are as crooked as they come.

  11. Angel
    May 25, 2011

    hope alls well~!

    • Freedom, by the way
      May 26, 2011

      Angel, I’ve started two different new posts this week, but between my freelance workload and my mind totally distracted with the storm devestation, I just haven’t put “pen to paper to post”. Be back soon….today?

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