Indiana empowers citizens against police state

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Indiana just became the first state to legally permit residents to shoot at police if they feel their property is being illegally breached by an officer.

Newsroom America reports, June 12, 2012, that proponents of the law, including its author, state Sen. Michael Young and the National Rifle Association, say it was necessary following a state Supreme Court ruling last year which said “there is no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police officers.”
The new Indiana law amends — by adding the term “public servant” — the 2006 so-called Castle Doctrine bill that allows deadly force to stop illegal entry into a home or car.

Here’s what Wikipedia says about the Castle doctrine:

A Castle Doctrine (also known as a Castle Law or a Defense of Habitation Law) is an American legal doctrine that designates a person’s abode (or, in some states, any place legally occupied, such as a car or place of work) as a place in which the person has certain protections and immunities and may in certain circumstances use force, up to and including deadly force, to defend against an intruder without becoming liable to prosecution. Typically deadly force is considered justified, and a defense of justifiable homicide applicable, in cases “when the actor reasonably fears imminent peril of death or serious bodily harm to himself or another”. The doctrine is not a defined law that can be invoked, but a set of principles which is incorporated in some form in the law of most states.

Opponents of the new Indiana law, especially police organizations, say it is a recipe for disaster. Sgt. Joseph Hubbard, a 17-year veteran of the Jeffersonville, Ind., police department, said: “If I pull over a car and I walk up to it and the guy shoots me, he’s going to say, ‘Well, he was trying to illegally enter my property’. “Somebody is going get away with killing a cop because of this law.”

Do you agree with the new law or with Sgt. Hubbard?

H/t Grouchy Fogie and Dennis

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0 responses to “Indiana empowers citizens against police state

  1. Freemen live under Common or Natural Law… slaves and
    conquered people live under Martial or the Law of Force.
    Do no harm and you have nothing to fear.

  2. Things are just getting too weird, and laws like this are a response to the weirdness. There is a climate of fear and no one knows where anyone stands any more. I don’t think that happened accidentally, either.

  3. I agree with the law…if I have not done anything you better leave me alone!

  4. When the community decides to turn against their own police force then there is no more law and order period. If you have a problem with the police you appeal to the court. I am hard core law and justice for both citizens and officers. But turning against officers is very very wrong.

  5. It actually sounds like the Indiana legislature is to stupid to create and enact meaningful laws that a corrupt Judge cannot bend to his own liking.

  6. One of the major tactics of overthrowing a country by a foreign government is subversion of the law by infiltration agents.

  7. Eek! That’s a recipe for disaster.

  8. United Nations Agenda 21-Communist goals- is to create “Unified Police Forces” in the States. These will be filled with “communist lackeys” not our local police officers and Sheriffs. It is happening right under the peoples noses. Anyone notice how your County’s budgets are being cut back so far that our normal Law Enforcement Officers are being laid off? Anyone notice how the United States Forest Service and State Fire Officials are showing up at Bank Robberies (for example) the people must find out if -and where your local Sheriff stands,if he is for or against the Constitution. If he is for it,do everything you can to fight for him and keep him going-even if it is donations from the people of the community.. The Sheriff actually is one of thee most powerful men in an office,and can protect you from the feds. There is a “Constitutional Sheriff’s Possee Organization” find it. Send it to your local Sheriff-see where he stands. Look up “Sheriff Richard Mack” whom is now running for Congress in Arizona. Look up “Defend Rural America” the Constitution is the “Law of the Land” it must be held up.

  9. After retiring from the “job” I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand I understand the public’s outrage and on the other – well, I’ve been there. Never hurt anyone thank God but there are circumstances that arise where you wonder HTH could that happen. All part of the job. I had a long conversation with the last cop still working who graduated with me from the same police academy. After 38 years he has had it with the new cops too. All shaved heads, tattoos and attitude. No one talks to the citizens anymore. It’s in your face all the time and don’t you dare f**k with me. We used to try to get along with people. As rookies we were taught the “golden tongue” defense – it’s easier to talk your way out of a potential tough spot. The guys that broke me in were WWII, Korean War and Vietnam vets. They knew how to get hard. When.They.Had.To.

    • thanks for your service,Sig94. There’s too many testosterone
      crazed/been watchin’ COPs and SWAT shows on the boob-tube
      that haven’t figured out that ‘citizens’ are not the enemy/perps.
      A little respect and common sense go a long way….but most of
      the rookies just haven’t been brought up that way. Too many are
      fresh from a war and too many shouldn’t have ANY authority
      because they want power for the wrong reasons.

    • And thank you for your service Sig94. As for me I’m met some fine Peace Officer’s in my time but I’ve met a lot more that were mere jack booted thugs…

  10. Well, they wanted to argue that citizens didn’t have a protection against unlawful entry by authorities… so, now, guess what. (Should’ve left it alone, eh?)


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