I guess it's official now.
The US Supreme Court has ruled ...
The justices in an 8-1 decision said officers who loudly knock on a door and then hear sounds suggesting evidence is being destroyed may break down the door and enter without a search warrant.
And remember, in Oklahoma, you can't fortify your home. And in Indiana you have no right to refuse an officer entry.
Dare I ask what decree might be issued out of whole cloth tomorrow?
Want to know the really funny part? Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Uber-Liberal is the only dissenting vote. Wow. Whodathunk? In her dissent, Ginsburg writes:
“The court today arms the police with a way routinely to dishonor the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement in drug cases,” Justice Ginsburg wrote. “In lieu of presenting their evidence to a neutral magistrate, police officers may now knock, listen, then break the door down, nevermind that they had ample time to obtain a warrant.”If I can't be secure in my own home, then who can? What happens when a man has nothing left to defend-and is left completely defenseless? What can he possibly do?