No, it is not open season on Indiana police officers

Posted on June 19, 2012

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Numerous news outlets are perpetuating grossly irresponsible mischaracterizations of Indiana's new self defense law, which results from amendments to the state's Castle Doctrine law approved by the General Assembly last session. "Indiana law that let's citizens shoot at police" said the San Francisco Chronicle headline. And there was this from Bloomberg News: "NRA backed law spells out when Indianans may open fire on police." It's open season on cops! Run for your lives, men in blue!
What hysterical nonsense. And it doesn't help that people such as Tim Downs, president of the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police, are being quoted with such alarming predictions as, "It just puts a bounty on our heads." No, it does not. It merely negates The Indiana Supreme Court's incomprehensible ruling last year that "there is no right to reasonably resist entry by police."

Read the article: The News Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

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