“Stand Your Ground” … Against the Police? (In Indiana)

Indiana recently passed a law allowing a person to use “deadly force” against “public servants” due to “unlawful intrusion.” This means if a police officer enters your home without a warrant or invitation, and use “unlawful force” against you, you have the right to retaliate under Indiana law, provided the person is on his or her own property. Reports Noel Brinkerhoff on AllGov.com:

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.”…

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20 Comments on "“Stand Your Ground” … Against the Police? (In Indiana)"

  1. Fuck the police!

  2. This is easily the best news I’ve heard in quite a while.

    Forcing the police to consider that THEY may pay the ultimate price for breaking the law and violating rights is the only way we can hope to turn the rising tide of this burgeoning police state.

    Of course, people previously had the right to defend themselves from illegal police misconduct (though they can not use violence if there are legal remedies available) . Making it explicit in this fashion simply helps drive that point home and put the police on notice.

    If we’re lucky, we’ll be able to get the courts to to dump the “exclusionary rule” (which would then hand the job of protecting our rights back to us instead of the courts because there would be no legal remedies for illegal searches and seizures) and  taken with the legal principles behind this Indiana law, we’ll be able to shoot cops who do something as simple as search the trunk of the car without permission, warrant, or probable cause.

    Happy Days!

    •  Sounds like your trigger finger is getting itchy to kill a cop.  Something to hide?

      • Nothing to hide at all.

        Been arrested on 3 continents and I have a major hard-on for cops.

      • Guestinformant | Jun 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm |

         Is that you again Miguel?  You better retake your surveillance/criminal psychology  basics courses again back on ‘the farm’ or Quantico.   Because you obviously used cliff notes to pass those courses. 

    • the next best news in a while is nypd being called out for their unconstitutional use of stop & frisk!!!

  3. Apathesis | Jun 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm |

    Hmmm, a Republican Governor signed this?  Interesting.

    • DeepCough | Jun 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm |

      Let it not be said that the NRA didn’t have anything to do with it.

      • Apathesis | Jun 13, 2012 at 6:39 am |

         Yeah, I noticed that.  Regardless, this news made my day.  The people of Indiana might have a little more power back in their hands.

  4. 6Blackie6 | Jun 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm |

    On the Law Books or not, Any cop that barges into a private residence without a warrant better watch his back!

  5. Apathesis | Jun 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm |

    It’s utterly ridiculous that dishonest tactics have become part of our officers’ repertoire.  Shouldn’t they be upholding our virtues as well as our laws?  What the fuck good are they for if we can’t trust them?

  6. Finally a law that is logical and gives the people the ability to protect them selves from the criminal , overly aggressive, gang the police. The police constantly abuses their authority or out and out lies to hide their criminal activity. The people almost always have no recourse at all. The police openly murder innocent unarmed citizens on the daily bases and no repercussions are ever applied.

    This is a very good step in the right direction, force the police to be the public servant they are supposed to be. We the people are not supposed to  be the pray of the police enslaved to the whims of often psychotic power mad psychos with a badge.

  7. Cue the folks calling this the “green light for cop-killing” law.

  8. May I see your warrant and badge please sir?  No?  Sucks to be you.

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  10. Themissj1981 | Jun 15, 2012 at 12:48 am |

    I am pretty neutral on this issue.  However, I’m thinking, as a gun owner, that if anybody barges into my house in the middle of the night, unannounced without a warrant and I open fire….then (should I miraculously survive)  I should be protected under some laws of defending my own life and property.  It should not matter WHO was doing the barging in, because I cannot be expected to know who it is in the middle of the night (or wee hours of the morning, when I am told SWAT teams usually strike)

  11. siamshogun | Dec 8, 2012 at 12:48 am |

    it should also be noted that Indiana State code says a police officer has the right to use deadly force when serving a warrant, even if the warrant is not legal, so long as the officer has no prior knowledge of the warrant being invalid. So, even if it’s a bunk warrant, the officer can still use deadly force if he feels necessary. The devil is in the details folks…

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