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3/6/12 12:44 AM
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what do y'all think about this?



Ind. Bill Could Bring Open Season on Cops

March 05, 2012 |

The Indiana House passed a bill allowing residents to use force against officers who illegally enter their homes over the objections of a retired captain who said it could bring deadly consequences for officers.

Rep. Linda Lawson, a Democrat and retired captain of the Hammond Police Department, begged her colleagues not to pass the bill, fearing it would create "open season on law enforcement," reports the Indianapolis Star.

Senate Bill 1 is aimed at overturning a controversial Indiana Supreme Court decision from May. That 3-2 decision said people have no right to resist if police officers illegally enter their homes.

The bill has not yet become law. It would still need approval by the full Legislature and signature from Gov. Mitch Daniels.

http://www.policemag.com/Channel/Patrol/News/2012/03/05/Retired-Captain-Ind-Bill-Could-Bring-Open-Season-on-Cops.aspx?ref=OnTarget-Monday-20120305&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Enewsletter
3/6/12 12:48 AM
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IMO, the key is "illegally entiring," but there seems to be a lot of discourse about this.

personally, ever since the Marine from Tuscon was killed, i've had a big issue with drug raids/warrants...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/28/jose-guerena-ortiz-killed_n_1116239.html
3/6/12 11:19 PM
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 I believe that the US Supreme Court has upheld that it is still illegal to forcefully resist even an entry that ends up being ruled illegal. Odd that they would try for an end run on this.
3/7/12 9:45 PM
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here's a link to another article about it: http://lawenforcementtoday.com/2012/03/07/putting-cops-at-risk-a-hidden-agenda/


apparently the author is suggesting their are some extremist groups behind it...



i dunno, i'm torn. while i don't like the thought of getting shot by some assclown, i also think people's rights have been downtrodden pretty heavily by "bad" raids and the war on drugs...

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