Meanwhile, a Fourth Amendment expert at the IU Maurer School of Law in Bloomington said the decision was sound.
The Supreme Courts decision means that we cant allow people to take the law into their own hands, professor Craig Bradley said. The law should not allow people to assault police whenever they claim that they thought the entry was illegal.
He went on to say that if the defendant thought the police officers entry into his home was illegal, he has plenty of opportunities to raise that issue through the court system. The risk of harm to both the police and the defendant is too great to allow people to take matters into their own hands.
I beg to differ. The police where I live are better educated than to barge into a home without permission, wife’s opinion notwithstanding. In fact, my wife would stand at my side and we would both be armed. Maybe this is OK in Indiana but NOT HERE. SCOTUS needs to rule on this issue.