posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 12:45 PM
Back in May 2011, this thread was posted -
Basically stating that Indiana citizens have no right to resist police forces entering their home illegally.
Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to
resist unlawful police entry into their homes. In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a
home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer's entry.
Today, I found this, dated May 2012 -
I'm not entirely sure if it's been posted before, I searched and only found the original ruling. Basically, this one reverses it, and allows Indiana
citizens the use of force against illegal home entry by police.
Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed into law a measure that allows homeowners to use force when resisting police entry into their homes in some cases.
The bill was a response to the public uproar over a state Supreme Court ruling that residents could not resist officers, even during an illegal entry.
The measure specifies that residents are protected by the state's self-defense law if they reasonably believe force is necessary to protect themselves
from unlawful actions by an officer.
The only drawback I see from this, is someone getting killed while exercising their now Court-backed rights.
Is this a sign that maybe we peons actually have some backers in the court system? Maybe.
Edit to add: Someone needs to take a look at the way your forum coding is parsing [url links. I wasn't able to use a description of the URL after the
tags, I had to use the URL itself, otherwise the link wouldn't work.
edit on 11-10-2012 by mattdel because: (no reason given)