State Makes It Legal to Shoot Cops in Self-Defense If They Violate Your Rights

September 28, 2015   |   admintam

M. David
September 28, 2015

(CCN) Is it ever legal to shoot cops? A growing number of states are passing laws that say that yes, in fact, sometimes it is well within a citizen’s rights to shoot a police officer.

Other states have already ruled in favor of citizens shooting police officers in self-defense, (even hip-hop legend Tupac walked after shooting two cops in self-defense) now, in the state of Indiana, if a police officer initiates aggression without cause in someone’s home, violence can be used against them in self-defense – including using lethal force.

The new law was drafted to “recognize the unique character of a citizen’s home and to ensure that a citizen feels secure in his or her own home against unlawful intrusion by another individual or a public servant.”

This should hardly be seen as profound. In the past, self-defense was viewed as a human right. The Bill of Rights does not grant rights to the citizenry of the United States, it recognizes natural rights. One of those rights — a veritable law of Nature — is the right to resist.

No matter what one does, or takes from you, nothing can stop the innate right to follow our natural impulses of resistance. That does not mean all will exercise that right. But the right itself is natural, primordial, inborn.

The new amendment in Indian recognizes this. It makes it clear that badges do not grant special rights to break into someone’s house and commit acts of violent aggression. If they do, the resident has the right to resist those illegal actions and defend themselves.

The Free Thought Project notes that many police officers “have already begun to fear monger the passage of this bill,” saying “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.’”

This fear mongering comes from Joseph Hubbard, 40, the president of Jeffersonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 100, who asserts “somebody is going get away with killing a cop because of this law.”

In spite of these statements, here’s what the law actually 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

What do you think about this law? Would you like to see more states adopt laws like this, or is this a recipe for disaster?


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  2. but it's ok for them to shot us for any reason as long as they claim they feared for their life.. cops only cares about the lives of other cops. not the public they are trained not to trust.

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  3. Stop being rediculous Nobody's going around shooting anybody without cause Is there that 1 in a 1000 asshole cop of course But if u all clean up the hoods on ur own There be no need for cops going there

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  4. Well Scott the job of the public servant is to serve and protect. An officer of the law should be interested in his job therefore by becoming part of the community they work in. Most of these recent incidents with officers and individuals are due to a miscommunication. A badge doesn't give an officer a free pass of their wrongdoing.

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  5. I agree with this law,it should be inacted in every State,along with severe penalties against public servents who abuse the law,with no less than 30 year minimum prison term up to life .

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  6. Of course it's a cop that makes this comment. So what happened to Sandra Bland? Or Freddy Grey? I'm not saying all cops are dicks or asshole. But come on man a lot of these killings are not justified if they were do you really think that any of these cops would be charged?

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  7. it's a step in the right direction. what is needed now is accountability when police murder people for no reason. they should be considered criminals and put in jail.

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  8. Listen Ur right not all are justified But most of them are And this whole black lives matter shit was started after brown was killed Fuck that savage he deserved to die Sad ur movement started under such fraudulent shit

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  9. Every badged bully should live every moment of their professional life in fear of being held immediately and permantly accountable for their actions.

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  10. Scott you're a dick point blank and simple. Did you know him to call him a savage? Your mother should of swallowed you. And you call yourself a cop. I think it's time for you to have another psych evaluation

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  14. I think it's awesome for the legal homeowner who is sitting there and now has a no knock door break and defends himself. The cops find themselves serving the no knock at the wrong address.

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  15. Scott is not a cop, he's a homo who didnt get to become a fag cop, no cops are this dumb to stand behind his name and make those comments, but let me say this to any cops reading this post, the time has come, 10-10-15 #JUSTICEORELSE ,, the moment the light turn green,, imagine the what's coming.

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  16. when lawsuit settlements are paid out of police's retirement fund, that would cut police voilent alot

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  17. I'm a homo and a fag(as you put it) and I'll stand behind my name as such and defend all those who face an unjust bust, be it within or outside the thin blue line. America has had enough of their bullshit and their day is coming just as the Republicans day is ending. It should be made a legal federal requirement in all 50 states, everyone has the right to defend their selves or third parties they are responsible. If they can kill indiscrimentily so can we.

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  18. Mike, I agree with you but per the supreme court the police do not serve and protect citizens. A police officer is only required to enforce laws and investigate crimes. Which is why you will notice police will not respond to or they will take time responding to calls where someone is trying to break into something. They have no duty to protect, and they only serve the government. Miscommunication and not being properly trained, while being protected by the unions and not being held personally responsible. It is sad that we even have to have laws like this. I remember feeling safe as a kid going up to police and asking for the stickers and stuff and asking questions. Now, I do not think I would ask a police officer for help because we do not know what ones are the good or bad ones.

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  19. it's only a disaster because people haven't been excerising their rights allowing cops to continuously get more and more abusive and unethical without boundaries. The cops only say it will be a disaster for THEM because they WILL LOSE ALL THEIR RIGHTS TO ABUSE INNOCENT AND STEAL THE PEOPLE'S MONEY THROUGH PROPERTY SEIZURES.

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  20. Scott Twining Sr. they already do take vacations by shooting innocent people.

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  21. Uh you're wrong. A cops job is to enforce law. All of them.

    Not serve and protect.

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  22. Wow, the new law? This is old old news. Come on. Get with the times and quit reporting on stuf that happened a couple years ago like it's late breaking.

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  23. You're 100% right Chad you have all the answers. I serve this beautiful country for 8 years; mostly overseas and to see the majority of police officers overseas conduct their job with a baton and flashlight meanwhile here in America local police need mraps and ar15. Yea I think not. When you prepare for a war that's exactly what you get. Black, white the color doesent matter when ignorance is involved. You can't give a low paid, partially trained officer the ability to play God and expect nothing.

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  24. You're 100% right Chad you have all the answers. I serve this beautiful country for 8 years; mostly overseas and to see the majority of police officers overseas conduct their job with a baton and flashlight meanwhile here in America local police need mraps and ar15. Yea I think not. When you prepare for a war that's exactly what you get. Black, white the color doesent matter when ignorance is involved. You can't give a low paid, partially trained officer the ability to play God and expect nothing.

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  25. Our county and our freedoms that we all enjoy today, are based the pricipals of fredoom ,librirty and justice for all , that are up held by the people we appoint as officers of the law, they are supported by the people we elect to be custodians of our courts, judges etc whom are charged with up holding the common law, its a system that is not perfect to be sure, but has built the greatestest country in human history period. to be sure there are issues and problems , but for the greatest part the individuals whom uphold our fredom, librity and justice are just as dedicated to the rule of law ,that we the people have established. i think that 99.9 percent of our law enforcement personal and officers of the courts, work hard are honest and represent the creame at the top of the preverbial bottle of milk,and by the way your dedication and personal sacrfices are seen but not aknowledged far to often, i would hope that we can figure out a way to weed out the small percentage of bad apples, the old saying of one bad apple tarnishes the basket applies here. to the 99.9%
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  26. fuck that they should pay WITH THEIR LIFE. make them sit in fucking jail so THEY CAN'T COMMIT ANYMORE CRIMES. isn't that WTF JAILS are for? Instead jails have become a way for rich private prison owners to make money. Police officers are the ONE PROFESSION that shouldn't be allowed ANY LENIENCY WITH ANY CRIMES.

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  27. I love this law and believe this should be implimented throughout our Nation. The police act on Statutory Law, which is not "Law". Ref: Uniform Commercial Code. 1-308 or 207. No Statute shall be read to preclude a Common Law action.

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  28. Joah Makaih Snowden This is true Joah and I am happy that you know this and, please keep spreading this "Truth" to the ignorant people. Look up Uniform Commercial Code 1-308. By putting the words "Without Prejudice" above your autograph will secure all of your rights.

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  29. They already live in fear of being held immediately and permantly accountable for not knowing if the occupant of the car they just pulled over really hates cops and want to kill them, or if the occupant just had a bad day. or if they just want to test the cop too see how far they can push the officer. Standing on the edge of 70+ MPH traffic it is probably hard to tell the difference in these three situations.

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  30. Scott Twining Sr. would be fine by me..just think of all the innocents that would be safe..and animals as well …more of us are LOFAO at you and yours then you can imagine…kep lickin them boots!!!

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  31. Let police kill people.. now let people kill police. The killings will be more…. And no one sees that entity sitting behind government directing all these killings. It hates humans and is doing everything in its power to wipe them out. How did it get so much power.. who gave it the power? Humans.

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  32. Not a bad law, maybe now cops will think twice before abusing their power. I like it.

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  33. I can understand cops behaving like assholes as they have to deal with a huge array of assholes and nut jobs, some nut jobs are packing heat so no wonder they shoot first and ask questions later.

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  34. Min Choi is the profanity necessary? The Plummer v. State is from 1890's. If this is upheld by the Supreme court, why are states having to pass such laws? I don't know what your acronyms stands for and prefer not to google it.

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  36. Scott Twining Sr. HOODS, YOU HAVE THEM EVERYWHERE, EVEN WITHIN YOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND YOU KNOW BETTER THEN ANYONE, NOT SAYING ALL POLICE ARE BAD, JUST LIKE NOT ALL CITIZENS ARE BAD, THEY SHOULD JUST HAVE IT LIKE IN THE WESTERN DAYS , WHEN EVERYONE CARRIED A WEAPON, THEN PEOPLE WOULD THINK TWICE ABOUT WHO THEY PULL OUT THERE WEAPON OUT ON, EVEN TRIGGER HAPPY HOOD COPS !!!!

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  37. its about time police state in america is out of control they need to pull there heads in

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  39. Patrick Butler
    ya know who has it worse?
    Pizza delivery guys
    Do they get to shoot people and get a paid vacation?

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  40. If the 21 foot rule is good enough for a police office why not everyone!!??? This will be disasterous for the police and the public. I cannot see it being self defense i can see it as an excuse for gun weilding idiots from civilian and law enforcement as an reason to shoot each other! Just another distraction ruling to keep the public thinking who will be the next one with a bullet in their chest!.

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  41. I think all law enforcement personel should have to undergo psychiatric evaluation every 6 months.

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  45. breaking and entering with intent to kidnap and capture for extortion of monies.

    sounds like a life threatening situation…. defend yourself from fear of mortal injury.

    i shoot all intruders

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  46. Every state should have this law especially California, then you wouldn"t have so many unarmed people being killed by some cop whose so afraid of anybody of color that he fear"s for his life, that type of person should not be carrying a deadly weapon!!!

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  47. I say all Cops go on strike and let this screwed up country burn itself to the ground! When people call 911 the Dispatcher should say "Sorry, we can't protect you because the criminal may think it's against his rights"

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  49. Wow !!! What a pleasure to read commints from "Real Americans". All police are not under any obligation to protect the "John Q Citizen". They are here to enforce law. Instead they enforce Statutes. Which not only are they not law but they are spelled differently. Ref: Uniform Commercial Code, states that "Statutes shall not be read to preclude a Common Law Action". It goes on to say that Statutes are not law but are to be read in harmoney with law unless there is a clear intent to "Abrogate the Law". By placing the words "Without Prejudice" above your autograph. (signature" will secure your natural rights. If you do not used these words above your autograph than you forfeit your rights. Ref: Uniform Commercial Code. This is not legal advise but a tool for further learning. I give my opinions as written above, "Without Prejudice" UCC 1-308 (Nunc pro tunc).

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  50. "somebody is going get away with killing a cop because of this law.”

    What about all the cops that got away with killing citizens because of the law?

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  51. Does this prevent cops from stealing cash and keeping it? i know this happens a lot in some areas – read of a man taking a churches money – cash – and had tens of thousands of $$$ cash taken away – for no warranted search – and NEVER returned. Not a dime.

    My home – enter at your risk. i may even get a gun someday.

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  52. hopefully, laws like these will force cops to ensure that they follow proper procedure. In particular, gaining and properly executing warrants per the 4th Amendment.

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  53. hopefully, laws like these will force cops to ensure that they follow proper procedure. In particular, gaining and properly executing warrants per the 4th Amendment.

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  54. Does anyone really believe this law was written to protect average citizens, especially in Indiana? This law is written by gun rights wackos who what to be able to shoot any law enforcement officer or federal agent whom they believe is trying to take away their guns. You know about all the lies that Russ L. and Fox News are feeding the angery ultra right wingers about a government conspiracy, lead by President Obama, to take away their 2nd Amendment, and God given, right to bear arms. They are convinced the knock on the door in the middle of the night is imminent.This law gives them the legal right to shoot first, if they feel their guns are threatened, and ask questions later.

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  55. Scott Twining Sr. I wish you would. You sound like one of those cops who is a worse criminal than I could find on the streets.

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  56. Just one time, it will take a cop pulling you out of your car and beating you senseless, then planting drugs on you and putting you in prison for no reason infront of your children. which happens everyday Then you will change your tune. Youre a nice white lady, you have no clue what its like to have that happen. And fortunatly you never will.

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  57. Whan you say "fuck that savage, he deserved to die" I assume you mean all of the dirty cops out there. Because now we agree on something. Plus we all know that calling a black guy a "savage" is your way of being a racist and calling him a nigger. You are weak at hiding your racism. You seem like a cop. I remeber what has happened recently to cops that talk like you. Maybe Ill screencap your racist comments and we will see wht we can do about getting you an early retirement. Happend to a police chief in NC recently I believe.

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  58. It i idiot cops like you that refuse to do anything about the bad cops that make none of us trust you.

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  59. Vince go fuck urself I ain't racist one bit Any thug black or white to fights the police is a savage u fucktard Try to get me retired Lmfao

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  60. Cops are violent in part because so many of the people that they must police are violent. This is a sick, violent, nation.

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  61. and he`a gonna say " well he was trying to illegally enter my property". sounds a lot like he was resisting and i felt threatened, doesnt it. seems like the shoes about to be put on the other foot. besides that. a human has a right to make sure by all means nesassary to make sure he or she can protect their or any family or friends total existence from anyone, cop or who ever. im not saying we have the right to shoot the police if we feel like that ticket is wrong or i dont want that arrest subpeona. butr if i feel like its down to my life or his…

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  62. not everyone with a badge is a bully. but i do believe half of them are psychotic.

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  63. Patrick Butler no one twisted their arm to take that job. and did you know the man or woman working in the corner store has a much much higher chance of being killed on the job than a cop. so does a carpenter. in fact on the danger scale their neck and neck with house painters.

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  64. Scott Twining Sr. remember the cops in new york did stop arresting people for about two weeks. it backfired on their asses. the crime rate didnt go up and arrests for petty (what should be ticketed ) crimes went way down. so instead of proving their worth they proved other wise.

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  65. Chad Gowens yes it is. to protect their own interests and to serve warrants.

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  66. Min Choi that would take the justice system to admit wrong doing within their own overzealous system. not going to happen. but you sell a dime bag of coke and do 7 years.

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  67. Min Choi that would take the justice system to admit wrong doing within their own overzealous system. not going to happen. but you sell a dime bag of coke and do 7 years.

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  68. Vince I happen to be the Male in the picture and I have 18 years in Law Enforcement. I started as a Military Police Investigator in the Army, then I was a Master Police Officer in a Local PD, A Federal Special Agent, now I teach Underwater Evidence Collection all over the World. The Pretty Little White Lady is a Special Victims Unit Detective with 16 years of service. No I have never ever seen what your talking about and I'm sure never will…

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  69. Its going to create an excuse for people to shoot police. Just like the Stand your Ground laws, all the person has to say is.. "the officer was getting aggressive with me, I felt threatened" Or, "I beleived what the officer was doing was illegal" or my favorite is that a third party can get involved and say, "I thought the officer was going to hurt my friend"….. And thats how you get away with murder…..

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  70. Not all cops are bad, in fact the vast majority are not, but this allows for open warfare on police for doing thier job and all the person has to say is "I felt threatened" ……Bad law

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  71. Sounds to me like indiana just leveled the playing filed when it comes to leathal force. If citizens comply the lawful comands of police officers they should have no fear, if polices officers issue no unlawful comands they should have no fear. All is equal, all is fair.

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  72. But why does it have to be guns. Why not hit them where it will do the most damage- their own pocketbook. Hit everyone from chief on down. No more paid leave or settlements paid for by the tax payers. Make them carry malpractice insurance and liability ins on their weapons

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  74. It's sad this has to be so explicitly stated, but they brought it on themselves. Maybe after a few get justifiably killed they'll back off with the terrorism.

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  75. Really? How many have never covered up something for another cop? How many hAve never lied on a report to cover their own ass or someone else's? I just don't buy that line. It's not supported by the facts.

    Cops use the feeling threatened line all the time, now it's our turn. Cry me a river.

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  76. Problem is most people do not understand the law enough to know if the force is reasonable or if the officer is legally entering their home or vehicle. If this is the case then every American citizen should have to take a class on probable cause and reasonable suspicion so they know what constitutes a legal search or arrest. We have too many jail house lawyers and too many people that are bigoted towards cops to think this law is any good as it stands.

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  77. But who do you call to protect you from the other cops who will likely assume you are a criminal for killing a cop, and who will probably shoot first and question later?

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  78. The police cite "officer safety" as a reason for shooting civilians. Why can't civilians cite "citizen safety" as a reason to shoot a police officer who is over the top in using force?

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  79. If I understand you correctly and the settlements would come out of the total retirement funds for all of the police (the funds for the offender first) it would force the police to police themselves because they would not want a bad apple to destroy their financial security. Self preservation would break that blue line.

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  80. This shouldn't even HAVE to be a law. It should be simple, obvious common sense.

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  81. Jay Iseli , isnt that what the police do to the public now? "I felt threatened so I shot him?" "I know he was just j walking, but while I was abusing the kid with my nightstick he tried to take my weapon?"

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  82. Patrick Butler "They already live in fear of…"

    Which is evidence that they're actually cowards. Police officer doesn't even make the top 25 most dangerous jobs. AND… The vast majority of on the job police officer deaths are due to their own driving, getting in a wreck while not wearing their seatbelt. The second most common way cops die on the job is through firearms accidents involving their own or another cop's gun. These are known, verifiable, well studied facts.

    Even being a bartender is more dangerous than being a cop. But we don't hear bartenders whining about how dangerous their jobs are.

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  83. Here is a case that that would have applied…a band of police showed up with riot gear, high powered weapons at a families house…they started kicking in front door…the man of the house awoke with a start, grabbed his weapon and headed for the stairwell which led down to the front door…just then the riot mob busted into the door, saw the home owner at the top of stairs , opened fire shooting him 67 times…oh my but then THEY HAD THE WRONG ADDRESS, it was the home next door…so then what happened.. they checked with a man that had been arrested for drugs who gave them that address thinking he would get a reduced sentence if he gave them some info…in searching this I find this goes on all over usa….

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  84. I think this is fantastic but moet importantly canada should also have such law not only does the rest of the states need ti pass these law but americas actualy do have rigbts to these original laws and it seems canada does not

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  85. It's a recipe to turn law enforcement into a lot of jackbooted NAZI thugs.

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  86. I think it's a great law to all respectfully. IT shows great honor by treating all equally.
    Like the declaration of independence states, all should be treated equally, with liberty and justice for all.
    This implies to not just cops but to regular people. I have had cops threaten my life already
    by trying their best to intimidate me. I know I have rights. I shouldn't be afraid to use them, tactfully.
    I'm not going to go up and shoot a cop offhandedly. Since I have no gun anyway.
    And no kinife. All I have are my words and fists. And only if he imposes an agressive act to
    handcuff me or pull me without warning to his car, without a warrant.
    I would exercise any right, if the cop attacked me off duty behind some woods to rape me.
    Unless, you just shoot or stab a cop outside your car for speeding or searching drugs, you
    have every right in protecting yourself. Just don't go out killing people unexpectedly,
    and hopefully, they are not going to show up at your door for anything more; such as
    intimidation from a disgruntled employee.

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  87. Now all we need is for the Indiana courts to recognize the self-defense laws (IC 35-41-3-2) as they are written. The laws do us no good if the courts are allowed to ignore and disregard them, therefore eliminating them. Indiana has the most explicit self-defense law in the country, bar none, allowing it's citizens the sacred right to defend themselves in their homes with no fear of 'any legal jeopardy of any kind whatsoever for defending the person or a third person…"

    However, for the past 10 years I have been forced to fight the most absurd and asinine criminal case in history after I was attacked at my home by a person who had threatened me on several occasions before and I was forced to defend myself. The states case is so asinine and absurd their scenario, in a shooting case, doesn't even match the trajectory of the wound…seriously. I am the only person to ever be tried in a shooting case where the prosecutor presented a scenario that does NOT match the trajectory of the wound…and the judge allowed it. This is how broken and corrupt the American judicial system has become.

    I filed a Post Conviction Relief (PCR) Petition, Sept. 2013, where the Special Prosecutor ADMITTED they had NO probable cause to initiate the case, altered evidence, withheld evidence, lied and conspired to suppress a jury's NOT guilty verdict and much more. Now this is all in a self-defense case in a state with a law that explicitly forbids "any legal jeopardy of any kind whatsoever for protecting yourself"

    So, what good are the laws and constitutional mandates that protect us … if our courts need not abide by them.

    To the good people at The Anti-Media, I have a hearing on Oct. 21 concerning this PCR Petition, in Brownstown IN @ 10:00 am. Could you possibly have someone be there and ask them why they think they have the right to eliminate the laws they swore to perserve, protect and defend?

    Addendum to my PCR Petition: https://www.facebook.com/notes/justice-for-steve-gilmore/for-the-record-addendum-to-pcr-petition/914754085214174

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  88. I agree that the police too often use excessive and/or unnecessary force against civilians. But this law gives carte blanche to civilians to attack the police. It can only lead to more violence coming from both sides, as each fears the other is about to shoot.

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  89. A recipe for disaster. One uses a lawyer here, not a gun, to enforce their rights. Someone really devalues life when they think this is OK. Amazing this comes from the same people who embrace "Right To Life". It's not hypocrisy, it's fraud and it's seditious and intended to under mine respect for the police. A terrible law based on a terrible idea.

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  90. That will now be the excuse of lying residence. Now anyone can say in court that they shot the cop because they felt threatened. Don't these lawmakers think a few steps ahead before signing these law bills? They have to be clueless to what people do.

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  91. So the next time cops go to arrest a drug dealer or a rapist or a child molester, that person can just mow them down with no legal ramifications, claiming unlawful entry. This is going to get a lot of people hurt/killed. Reminds me of Florida's "stand your ground" law.

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  92. Do you realize how many citizens of the South would be disarmed following your logic?

    Hold the police accountable, sure. Just be careful what you wish for…

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  93. Yeah, because when they come crashing through your door because they misread the numbers on your house, a lawyer is only seconds away, right?

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  94. And THAT is the sticky part. If you rightfully defend yourself, how many times are you going to have to repeat it if they won't listen to reason and just keep sending people at you?

    SWAT teams are probably all for these laws – their budget will explode. MRAPs for everyone!

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  95. We already have the right to defend ourt own lives, and it should not matter against who. Police seldom think twice before killing the people whty are supposed to protect, and have no consequences for beating people for no reason or destroying homes property and pets with no cause.

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  96. I personally could care less about the Po Po, I do see a flaw here.
    1. Most people don't know what day it is and to expect them th recognize "he person reasonably believes to be the imminent use of unlawful force;"
    2. If the police officer is not killed, they will do what they always do if he is guilty and lie. The court will believe the cop anyway since he is a friend of the court and would NEVRE do that.
    3. Most people know this and instead of just wounding the officer, would then shoot to kill.
    So, while the law may be well intended, it adds a whole lot of ambiguity and uncertainty to a dynamic situation.

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  97. Amen! Cops should fear us not the other way around. Their cars used to say to serve and protect now it says law enforcement. That alone kind of says it all. Cops are more concerned about following the rulebook than helping/serving their citizens. I don' t think this law is giving people a license to kill police officers, I think it strips cops of their absolute power over us. We keep teaching cops they will get nothing but a slap on the wrist from commiting unlawful murder. Some of them even get rich from bloodthirsty news reporters paying top dollar in order to get an exclusive interview with this weeks center of attention. The argument made by police officers stating,"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,’” is bullshit. It would be hard for a person to prove a cop was attempting to forcefully entering their car without the cops corpse showing signs of struggle and witnesses that will back him up. In the instance, no witnesses are around or the person gave the cop consent to enter and shot the cop anyways, cops are equipped with cameras. Any tempering with the camera will automatically decredit the shooters argument.

    Cop shootings are over 1000 this year conpared to the 110 cops killed. That's 1 dead cop for every 10 dead pedestrians. That number is way to high. I'm sure many of the killed people weren't innocent but for those that were something needs to be done. At least this law will make the cops think before they do. The facts that normal, stand up citizens fear the police instead of feel safe around them is completely twisted and backward. If the reason we let tripper happy police off with nothing more than a suspension is because we are afraid what inmates would do to them, maybe we should build them their own jail.

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