Indiana Law Allows Citizens to Shoot at Police
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."
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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