Notes on: State Makes It Legal to Shoot Cops in Self-Defense if They Violate Your Rights
October 13, 2015
-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.
-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.
“recognize the unique character of a citizen’s home to ensure that a citizen feels secure in his or her own home against unlawful intrusion by another individual or public servant.”
*giving more rights to citizens. Recognizing that people do not feel safe around police officers
Self-defense is a human right.
-One of the rights (of a US citizen)- a veritable law of Nature- is the right to resist
-It makes it clear that badges do not grant special rights to break into someones house and commit acts of violent aggression right to resist those illegal actions and defend themselves
(i)A person is justified in using reasonable fore 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