So says the U.S. Supreme Court.
In an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cops do not need a search warrant to enter a home if, after banging on the door, they hear sounds that suggest evidence is being destroyed.
Residents who “attempt to destroy evidence have only themselves to blame” when police burst in, said Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Here is my translation: “Cops who wish enter a home without a warrant may now do so by claiming after the fact that they heard the sound of evidence being destroyed”.
Because, there is no such thing as the sound of evidence being destroyed. It’s not like a gun shot or a scream or loud music.
In a lone dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she feared the ruling in a Kentucky case will give police an easy way to ignore the 4th Amendment. “Police officers may not knock, listen and then break the door down,” she said, without violating the 4th Amendment.
Is anyone still under the delusion that the government is there to protect your freedom?
RIP Fourth Amendment.
Thanks to Agitator reader Buddy Hinton for the link.