Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Can you shoot a cop? Some places you can...

Source: Newsroom America
Indiana Law Allows Citizens to Shoot at Police

(Newsroom America) -- Indiana has become the first state to legally permit residents to shoot at police if they feel their property is being illegally breached by an officer.
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," Young told Bloomberg News.
The measure amends the 2006 so-called Castle Doctrine bill that allows deadly force to stop illegal entry into a home or car. The term "public servant" was added following the court's ruling.
Opponents of the measure, especially police organizations, say it is a recipe for disaster.
"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,'" 17-year veteran police Sgt. Joseph Hubbard, of the Jeffersonville, Ind., police department, said. "Somebody is going get away with killing a cop because of this law."
© 2012 Newsroom America.

I didn't know you needed a law to defend yourself against the illegal actions of the police. I appreciate the police but there are a few who take their badge as some kind of super authoritative 'I-am-the-law-boss' and give a bad name to the rest.  Certain police must and should be restrained...they should have been weeded out during their police academy training but a few slip by... As for Sgt Hubbard...do your job right and you shouldn't have anything to worry about...the 2nd Amendment is for all citizens not just cops.  ~ Storm'n Norm'n

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