Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers

Monday, June 11, 2012
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.
“It’s just a recipe for disaster,” Downs told Bloomberg. “It just puts a bounty on our heads.”
-Noel Brinkerhoff
To Learn More:
Senate Enrolled Act No. 1 (Indiana Legislature)
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Parker Stahura 3 days ago
We should have the right to defend our life from the jumpy "my personal safety trumps constitutional rights" police state. Mitch Daniels, great job.
John 6 months ago
Here in Texas it is very bad - Stop Nazi shoot first ask questions later by the police.police lie ... train to lie and invent in court and on police reports.Remove police exemptions. Let them be sue,dept,get damages. time to root out bad seeds of cops confusing good cops and public.
Yuovette Nelson 9 months ago
This state is crazy. This what I say to law enforcement. .this has been voted in to effect in Indiana. They don't want law enforcement help. If called to a home for domestic violence or child endangerment etc..don't go in the home. It's puts you as police officers at risk. Anyone could call the police to their home and if you step in they can blow you away. Don't fall for it. If the women or man are getting beat or being robbed etc..leave it till they exit the home if they die well, that what Indiana wanted.
Cidermiter 10 months ago
Mike you criticize people for their spelling then proceed to misspell words and use clearly incorrect (non)words. Your grammar is also woefully lacking. "First alot of you can't even spell which maybe you should go back to school and let the ->*growns*<- ups handle this." Should just be "grown." "To protect it from all ->*eneies*<- foreign" Should be "enemies." "you who wish to ->*undermind*<- our laws" Should be "undermine" as "undermind" is not a word. mandi I truly hope you're being paid to post such inane nonsense. I suspect you are shill. The supreme court ruled the police have no duty to protect you. >Warren v. District of Columbia (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981) is an oft-quoted[2] District of Columbia Court of Appeals case that held that the police did not owe a specific duty to provide police services to the plaintiffs based on the public duty doctrine.<- You are already on your own. What is the average response time for the police where you live? The average for the nation is 10 minutes. If some crackhead or any other antisocial person is threatening you or someone else's life the likelyhood of the police arriving in time to help is minuscule. I particularly enjoyed your appeal for pity via the good old rhetorical tactic "THINK OF THE CHILDREN!" Your premise isn't grounded in reality.
Mike 10 months ago
All of you are in support of this is one of the real reasons why our country ins in the state it is. First alot of you can't even spell which maybe you should go back to school and let the growns ups handle this.Second, all if you are in favor of this let me give you an example... You are home alone in your house and are attack by a person set to do you hurt, now you call the police they show up and the crime happen because their hands have been tied because of you morons. I am a veteran and I swore an oath to this country my country" To protect it from all eneies foreign and domestic" which means I have to protect it from people like you who wish to undermind our laws and values you are more dangerous than terrorists themselves.
Alan Millard 10 months ago
Mandi: No, shame on you and your very prejudiced sentiment regarding men and your blind devotion to law enforcement despite the injustice they bring upon the people they are supposed to serve.
mandi 11 months ago
They should all stop working . Let you citizens deal with Crack heads. People killing and raping children. Scraping bodies off the road. Go ahead and let ppl drive 100 or more on the roads while your family is out there on the same roads. Handle robbers. Rapists and crazy ppl on your own. Go ahead and let a man beat the crap out of his family. No cops equals no jail time and less tax money kurt let the crazy ppl take over. Why not ? You ppl are idiots. And I'm sure something bad happens when all know who you would be calling up. Big men sitting at home to chicken to actually be a real man and walk and mile in and officers schools. Shame on you all. Go back to your vidio game and pretend you amount to something.
Tom Scott 1 year ago
It's about time. People are beginning to wake up. Now if we could only change Federal and State laws to hold cops accountable for their crimes. I do hope to see a video of a cop being offed for illegal entry instead of the hundreds of videos of cops murdering unarmed citizens for a change. Way to go Indiana!
mike galvan 1 year ago
Under our constitution no one enters our home without warrant and we can even denie entrance to soldiers during war it is our land
philip 1 year ago
Law enforcement should definitely not be allowed to enter your home unlawfully. And I agree with being able to protect yourself against crazy public servants by any means necessary. but if you're getting beaten in your own home to the point you think you're about to be killed, if physically able to, run away outside to make the incident public so law enforcement CAN do something then.

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