Come Back with a Warrant

Indiana is the first state that has finally taken away one of the special privileges its state agents enjoy:

Indiana is the first U.S. state to specifically allow force against officers, according to the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys in Washington, which represents and supports prosecutors. The National Rifle Association pushed for the law, saying an unfavorable court decision made the need clear and that it would allow homeowners to defend themselves during a violent, unjustified attack. Police lobbied against it.


“Public servant” was added to clarify the law after a state Supreme Court ruling last year that “there is no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police officers,” he said. The case was based on a man charged with assaulting an officer during a domestic-violence call.

Young cited a hypothetical situation of a homeowner returning to see an officer raping his daughter or wife. Under the court’s ruling, the homeowner could not touch the officer and only file a lawsuit later, he said. Young said he devised the idea for the law after the court ruling.

The Supreme Court, the sole entity granted permission to interpret what Constitutional protections we serfs enjoy, ruled that us serfs had no right to defend ourselves against unlawful state agent activity. This ruling shouldn’t come as any surprise, the Supreme Court has a long history of upholding the statists’ agenda, but it’s nice to see Indiana basically gave the ruling a huge middle finger.

It’s also not surprising to see that the police lobbied against this law as it does put a barrier between their act of performing an unlawful entry and killing any dogs in the home. I’m glad to see this law passed. I believe all should be equal under the law. Whether the person unlawfully breaking into my home at two in the morning is wearing a state-issued costume or not should be irrelevant.

Now that we know the real story let’s take a look at a heavily editorialized version of this story:

Indiana legalizes shooting cops

We’re off to a good start.

Hold onto your holsters, folks: shooting a cop dead is now legal in the state of Indiana.

Oh you adorable little gun control zealots and you’re purposeful omission of details in an attempt to make the story sound evil and scary when it’s not. “Shooting a cop dead” isn’t legal in Indiana unless that cop is unlawfully entering your property. There is a vast difference between the two statements.

The rest of the article mostly reads like the one I first linked to but the openings were just too good to go without comment.