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Using deadly force against the police, legally–

Posted by: grumpy, March 27, 2012

Yep this one should really stir up the anti gun nuts– I have mixed feelings. It might force a return to the Constitutional Requirements for search and seizure. It might encourage trigger happy cops to shoot first and ask questions latter. It might get some good police officers killed..

The law follows a court ruling that said police have the right to enter a persons home home– Even if they do so Illegally. It would be simpler to require police officers to obey the Constitutional Requirements in the Fourth and Fifth Amendments pertaining to search and seizure.. Then all doubt is removed.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Signs Bill Allowing Citizens To Use Deadly Force Against Police Officers Into Law

Republican Governor Mitch Daniels has signed Senate Enrolled Act 1 into law in Indiana. The new law allows citizens to use deadly force against police officers they think are illegally entering their homes. Earlier this month, Addicting Info reported that the bill had passed the Senate. Republicans say the bill is designed to keep police safe, but Democrats say the bill will lead to the wanton killing of police officers.

The new law reverses a state Supreme Court ruling that homeowners do not have the right to use force against law enforcement officials who they believe are illegally entering their homes. According to the Evansville Courier Press, an Evansville resident fought a police officer who followed him into his house during a domestic dispute call. “The state Supreme Court found that officers sometimes enter homes without warrants for reasons protected by the law, such as pursuing suspects or preventing the destruction of evidence. In these situations, we find it unwise to allow a homeowner to adjudge the legality of police conduct in the heat of the moment,” the court said. “As we decline to recognize a right to resist unlawful police entry into a home, we decline to recognize a right to batter a police officer as a part of that resistance.”

Read Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Signs Bill Allowing Citizens To Use Deadly Force Against Police Officers Into Law