Rally planned in response to Barnes ruling

May 24, 2011
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People are upset about the recent Barnes v. State ruling by the Indiana Supreme Court that says Hoosiers don’t have the common-law right anymore to resist unlawful entry by police into their homes. It’s what some people these days do when they are upset: they go to Facebook and create pages in support of or against something.

“STAND UP for your Fourth Amendment Rights” is calling for people to peacefully protest the Barnes decision at the Indiana Statehouse Wednesday. So far, more than 1,700 people say they will attend. Another 1,100 say they may attend.

There’s also the “Indiana Defending the Fourth Amendment, Recall Justice David” page, which is promoting the rally on its page. At this writing, only 59 people “like” this page, which is a PAC created to defeat Justice Steven David in his upcoming “recall election.” I’m going to assume the group meant when he’s up for a retention vote, which is November 2012. Justice David authored the Barnes decision.

We’ll be covering the rally, and would like to speak to any attorney or judge who is planning to attend. You can contact reporter Michael Hoskins directly at mhoskins@ibj.com or 317-472-5231.

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  • would like to speak to any
    lawyer or judge attending??? More likely hand them over to JLAP to have their mind scrubbed. Details at www . archangelinstitute . org
  • New Walcome Mat Language
    Now you may see a few welcome mats stating "GET A WARRANT" instead of "WELCOME."

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