Thursday, February 20, 2014

Indiana Passes Law Authorizing "Reasonable Force" Against "Public Servants" During "Unlawful Entries".

This ought to tighten up a few assholes.
Mainly the the ones with badges.

I put those words in the title in quotes for a reason.
Reasonable force can and has included deadly force.
I'm no damn lawyer so I'm not going to try and put any spin on what the law actually says.

Maybe, just maybe though, there will be a bit more attention paid to details such as making damn sure they have the right address before the SWAT team goes around kicking doors down and shooting anything that moves.

I think we can all agree that's a good thing.

The law states:

(i) A person is justified in using reasonable force against a public servant if the person reasonably believes the force is necessary to:
(1) protect the person or a third person from what the person reasonably believes to be the imminent use of unlawful force;
(2) prevent or terminate the public servant’s unlawful entry of or attack on the person’s dwelling, curtilage, or occupied motor vehicle; or
(3) prevent or terminate the public servant’s unlawful trespass on or criminal interference with property lawfully in the person’s possession, lawfully in possession of a member of the person’s immediate family, or belonging to a person whose property the person has authority to protect.

Cue the plaintive wailing of the Door Kickers and Dog Shooters Association;

“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,’ ” said Joseph Hubbard, 40, president of Jeffersonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 100. “Somebody is going get away with killing a cop because of this law.”

Gee, don't ya just hate it when you have to start acting in a professional manner and like, follow the laws all of a sudden after you are so used to just kicking ass and taking names later with zero worries about consequences?

Cry me a river.

I believe this should slam the brakes on a whole bunch of the run away ,out of control police behavior we have been seeing on the increase the last few years.

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.

Robert A. Heinlein

1 comment:

craig m. said...

I hope they twice about grandstanding now.

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