December 2, 2014—Without a warrant, a Nodaway County, Missouri sheriff and police captain forced their way into a house where home schooling took place. The raid, spurred by a social services report of a “messy” home, was ruled unconstitutional.
From the article at Inquisitr:
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) attorney James Manson deemed the police raid team violated the Fourth Amendment rights of the homeschool family.
“We need to be vigilant. We need to be willing to stand up for our rights,” Manson said, adding that law enforcement officials need to be reminded that the “rules apply to them, too.”
When the Hagan family turned the social services worker away during the second attempt to inspect the home to make sure that it was not “messy,” the staffer called the Nodaway County Sheriff. Captain David Glidden reportedly demanded to be allowed inside the home and had the request denied. According to the complaint filed by the Missouri homeschool family, Captain Glidden then used pepper spray on Jason and Laura Hagan.
“Glidden then turned to Jason, who was still standing, and shot him in the back with his Taser,” the legal document maintains.
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