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Indiana House approves bill covering police entering homes
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If you believe that hiring a drug-sniffing dog to go through your house is a good way to get connected to your child’s life, then you might want to re-think your entire parenting approach. (via Pete Guither)
Dog for hire sniffs out drug problems | jconline.com

Parents concerned about whether their children are using narcotics, businesses wanting to enforce their drug-free workplace policies, and schools that want to keep drugs out of their parking lots and classrooms now have a new place to turn for help.
Frankfort native Brent Snyder has started Snyders K-9 Scent Detection, which uses a trained and certified canine to locate the presence of drugs by doing searches of houses, cars, factories and other workplaces. +

If you believe that hiring a drug-sniffing dog to go through your house is a good way to get connected to your child’s life, then you might want to re-think your entire parenting approach. (via Pete Guither)

Dog for hire sniffs out drug problems | jconline.com

Parents concerned about whether their children are using narcotics, businesses wanting to enforce their drug-free workplace policies, and schools that want to keep drugs out of their parking lots and classrooms now have a new place to turn for help.

Frankfort native Brent Snyder has started Snyders K-9 Scent Detection, which uses a trained and certified canine to locate the presence of drugs by doing searches of houses, cars, factories and other workplaces. +

Marijuana Ban is a Failed Model, Say Experts | The International Business Times →

Indiana state lawmakers, who are analyzing the implications of amending its drug laws to decriminalize marijuana, were told by a panel of experts that the prohibition of marijuana in U.S. is a failed model and Indiana stands a chance to benefit from decriminalizing marijuana.

[…] It was democratic state Senator Karen Tallian of Ogden Dunes who advocated the study to boost marijuana legalization process.

Initial estimates say Indiana could raise $44 million a year in sales taxes alone if it regulated and taxed marijuana. +

Drunk Cop Crashes Truck Pulling DARE Trailer | GAWKER
Seymour Police Officer, John Newcomb, crashed his pick up truck into a tree while pulling a DARE trailer…drunk. (He blamed it on a dog.)

Not only a police officer, but according to the Seymour Police Department website, he is the School Resource Officer, responsible for seven schools, acting as a mentor and providing students with a role model. It even states that he conducts lectures on narcotics and alcohol and their effects on driving. (via WAVE News)

Drunk Cop Crashes Truck Pulling DARE Trailer | GAWKER

Seymour Police Officer, John Newcomb, crashed his pick up truck into a tree while pulling a DARE trailer…drunk. (He blamed it on a dog.)

Not only a police officer, but according to the Seymour Police Department website, he is the School Resource Officer, responsible for seven schools, acting as a mentor and providing students with a role model. It even states that he conducts lectures on narcotics and alcohol and their effects on driving. (via WAVE News)

If You Think Supporting Marijuana Legalization Is Political Suicide, You’re Wrong | The Huffington Post
Indiana lawmakers will soon begin studying marijuana legalization

State lawmakers will soon begin studying whether Indiana should amend its drug laws to decriminalize marijuana, create a medical marijuana program or make other changes. +

Indiana lawmakers will soon begin studying marijuana legalization

State lawmakers will soon begin studying whether Indiana should amend its drug laws to decriminalize marijuana, create a medical marijuana program or make other changes. +

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Coming to Indiana: Random house-to-house searches by police with no warrants, no cause
“In the wake of the recent ruling by the Indiana Supreme Court in the case of Barnes V. STATE of INDIANA that states citizens have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes (even though the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution says otherwise), Newton County, Ind., Sheriff Don Hartman Sr. allegedly told a reporter in a phone interview that he believes the ruling gives officers the right to conduct random house-to-house searches, even without any probable cause or a warrant.”

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Coming to Indiana: Random house-to-house searches by police with no warrants, no cause

“In the wake of the recent ruling by the Indiana Supreme Court in the case of Barnes V. STATE of INDIANA that states citizens have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes (even though the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution says otherwise), Newton County, Ind., Sheriff Don Hartman Sr. allegedly told a reporter in a phone interview that he believes the ruling gives officers the right to conduct random house-to-house searches, even without any probable cause or a warrant.”

(Source: anarchyagogo)

While You Were Sleeping, They Abolished the Fourth Amendment →

Two recent Supreme Court cases have served to virtually abolish the Fourth Amendment in the United States of America, with citizens no longer being “secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”

In a precedent described by dissenting justices as “breathtaking” and “unnecessarily broad,” the Indiana Supreme Court ruled last week in a 3-2 vote that doing anything to resist police busting down your door and conducting an illegal search is now a criminal act.

“[We] hold that the right to reasonably resist an unlawful police entry into a home is no longer recognized under Indiana law,” the court ruled in the case of Richard L. Barnes v. Indiana.

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States Rethink Drug Laws →

A growing number of states are renouncing some of the long prison sentences that have been a hallmark of the war on drugs and instead focusing on treatment, which once-skeptical lawmakers now say is proven to be less expensive and more effective.

While the changes are part of broader belt-tightening efforts, they also reflect a growing belief among state lawmakers that prosecuting drug offenders aggressively often fails to treat their underlying addiction problems and can result in offenders cycling in and out of prisons for years—a critique long voiced by groups that advocate in favor of defendants’ rights. Read more