J.K. v. State of Indiana - 3/7/14

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Friday  March 7, 2014 
10:20 AM  EST

10:20 a.m. 66A03-1306-JS-220. Walden Inn and Conference Center, DePauw University. J.K was adjudicated delinquent for acts of illegal possession and illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and aiding illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage.  J.K. argues the juvenile court admitted evidence obtained in violation of his rights under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.  Police received a complaint regarding juveniles making noise in the neighborhood and arrived at J.K.’s residence at approximately 1 a.m.  Two officers went around each side of the residence while a third officer remained at the front, knocking on the door.  Believing that underage drinking was taking place inside, the officers remained at the residence for over an hour until two juveniles, including J.K., eventually opened the front door.  An officer spoke with J.K.’s mother via telephone, and the officers entered the residence without a warrant..  J.K. argues any consent to enter was tainted by an unconstitutionally lengthy “knock-and-talk.”  The State contends exigent circumstances allowed for the warrantless entry, regardless of consent.  
 

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  1. From his recent appearance on WRTV to this story here, Frank is everywhere. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy, although he should stop using Eric Schnauffer for his 7th Circuit briefs. They're not THAT hard.

  2. They learn our language prior to coming here. My grandparents who came over on the boat, had to learn English and become familiarize with Americas customs and culture. They are in our land now, speak ENGLISH!!

  3. @ Rebecca D Fell, I am very sorry for your loss. I think it gives the family solace and a bit of closure to go to a road side memorial. Those that oppose them probably did not experience the loss of a child or a loved one.

  4. If it were your child that died maybe you'd be more understanding. Most of us don't have graves to visit. My son was killed on a state road and I will be putting up a memorial where he died. It gives us a sense of peace to be at the location he took his last breath. Some people should be more understanding of that.

  5. Can we please take notice of the connection between the declining state of families across the United States and the RISE OF CPS INVOLVEMENT??? They call themselves "advocates" for "children's rights", however, statistics show those children whom are taken from, even NEGLIGENT homes are LESS likely to become successful, independent adults!!! Not to mention the undeniable lack of respect and lack of responsibility of the children being raised today vs the way we were raised 20 years ago, when families still existed. I was born in 1981 and I didn't even ever hear the term "CPS", in fact, I didn't even know they existed until about ten years ago... Now our children have disagreements between friends and they actually THREATEN EACH OTHER WITH, "I'll call CPS" or "I'll have [my parent] (usually singular) call CPS"!!!! And the truth is, no parent is perfect and we all have flaws and make mistakes, but it is RIGHTFULLY OURS - BY THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS GREAT NATION - to be imperfect. Let's take a good look at what kind of parenting those that are stealing our children are doing, what kind of adults are they producing? WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS TO THE CHILDREN THAT HAVE BEEN RIPPED FROM THEIR FAMILY AND THAT CHILD'S SUCCESS - or otherwise - AS AN ADULT.....

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