(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The Indiana Supreme Court has received threatening phone calls and e-mails after making a controversial ruling last week.
On Thursday, the state's high court ruled 3-2 that citizens do not have the right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.
In the court’s decision, Justice Steven David wrote, “We believe ... a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest."
The decision made national headlines.
State capitol police are now investigating a number of threats either phoned in or e-mailed to the Supreme Court.
A spokesperson for the court says most of the threats were directed at police officers in general, and not the justices.