Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers

[IBTimes] A controversial law in Indiana has given rise to worry that suspects may believe they can have what one official has called "open season on police officers." Gov. Mitch Daniels signed Senate Enrolled Act 1 (SEA 1), titled "Right to defend against unlawful entry," in March, which says residents can use deadly force against "unlawful intrusion" by a public servant to protect themselves and their property.  

Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)
[In.gov] In enacting this section, the general assembly finds and declares that it is the policy of this state 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. By reaffirming the long standing right of a citizen to protect his or her home against unlawful intrusion, however, the general assembly does not intend to diminish in any way the other robust self defense rights that citizens of this state have always enjoyed. Accordingly, the general assembly also finds and declares that it is the policy of this state that people have a right to defend themselves and third parties from physical harm and crime. The purpose of this section is to provide the citizens of this state with a lawful means of carrying out this policy.  

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