Skip to comments.Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers
Posted on 06/12/2012 4:31:20 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
Police officers in Indiana are upset over a new law allowing residents to use deadly force against public servants, including law enforcement officers, who unlawfully enter their homes. It was signed by Republican Governor Mitch Daniels in March.
The first of its kind in the United States, the law was adopted after the state Supreme Court went too far in one of its rulings last year, according to supporters. The case in question involved a man who assaulted an officer during a domestic violence call. The court ruled that there was no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police officers.
The National Rifle Association lobbied for the new law, arguing that the court decision had legalized police to commit unjustified entries.
Tim Downs, president of the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police, which opposed the legislation, said the law could open the way for people who are under the influence or emotionally distressed to attack officers in their homes.
Its just a recipe for disaster, Downs told Bloomberg. It just puts a bounty on our heads.
You probably ought to drive around Indiana next time you take a cross-country trip. Your right to request assistance from the cops just disappeared.
Police in Indiana now have the added burden of having to confirm their information before they tear up someone’s home and shoot its occupants.
The cops won't be helping you anymore.
I didn’t know it was against the law to shoot intruders. Anyone been convicted of such?
Speak for yourself.
Until they stop enforcing unconstitutional laws, stop shooting bassett hounds ,end arresting 3rd graders for "sexual assault", issuing tickets for DUI to people on their lawn mowers and "swatting" incorrect addresses because they're either too stupid or lazy to actually check out the facts beforehand, I have no problem with them getting tagged.
and unless the guy was beating her, the cop had no business interfering.
You might imagine it's you against the criminals ~ there are thousands of folks out there who will imagine it's themselves against YOU the criminal.
Eventually you will tire of carrying around all that ammunition just so you have some chance of escaping alive when your door dings theirs in the grocery store parking lot. And don't try to beat that woman to the strawberry pack ~ she's going to have to decide the law in such cases and it won't be pretty.
Good. SUBJECTS should fear govt, not CITIZENS.
Family and education
Mitchell Elias Daniels, Jr., was born in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, to Dorothy Mae (née Wilkes) and Mitchell Elias Daniels, Sr. His paternal grandparents were Christian immigrants from Syria. Daniels has been honored by the Arab-American Institute with the 2011 Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service. His mother's ancestry was mostly English (where three of his great-grandparents were born), as well as Scottish. Daniels spent his early childhood years in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Georgia.
She said he tossed her stuff. The cops had every right to make a housecall without a warrant. He had no right to attack the cops.
This is completely appropriate. If someone (an official or not) enters a home without probable cause or warrant, they are not acting with any authority granted them by the people and should be apprehended or killed as any other person would.
Without the authority of the people, a badge is as meaningless as one bought in a toystore, and should be dismissed just as easily.
Save your fairy tale hypotheticals. When you have a substantive justification for my rights being crushed for the expediency of LE: we'll talk.
I’m sure the wording of the law will look nice on the homeowner’s tombstone.
Very enlightening, thanks, but if the law prevents wrongful home entry by lethal teams of police, then it’s a good thing, even though it doesn’t address the perhaps more widely important matter of intrusion of Sharia law in US courts.
Quit shooting people’s pets for no reason and busted down doors at the wrong address because you’re too lazy to do a double-check it and we wouldn’t see these kinds of laws. About time....now, they better be right or they could be legally shot. Works for me.
I"d suspect that's not a hypothetical with you.
Nothing tweaks a power junkie more than a level playing field.
That's for the court to determine, not a cop. "Her stuff" is a pretty fluid concept when a marriage is dissolving.
He had no more business getting into the middle of it than he would if she was pissed he didn't take out the trash.