Indiana House Approves Bill That Allows Homeowners To Kill Police Officers

  • kuroshiro

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    Mar 03, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    I just... I'm speechless.

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/03/02/indiana-house-approves-bill-that-allows-homeowners-to-kill-police-officers/
  • Era69er

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    Mar 03, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    what is this world coming to? but then again it always has been like that.
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    Mar 03, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    It does seem incredible, but there is a different viewpoint here:

    http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/mar/01/indiana-house-approves-bill-covering-police-enteri/

    Several years ago in the LA area, police conducted a raid at a house, the wrong house by mistake, and killed an unarmed man. It was a horrible story. The department was later investigated and found to be almost rogue. The one officer involved had also been involved in other shootings before. While the Indiana law probably wouldn't have made a difference in this case, that cop deserved a .45 instead of the victim - and I'm generally on the side of cops.

    http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v99/n917/a04.html?5210
  • GQjock

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    Mar 03, 2012 10:19 AM GMT
    First two phrases ...says IT ALL

    Republicans in Indiana are taking self-defense too far. In a move supported by the National Rifle Association,
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    Mar 03, 2012 10:35 AM GMT
    This is one rare time I'll actually agree with the Repubs. This bill is way overdue. I've been saying for ages that citizens need to be allowed to defend themselves against rogue cops.
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    Mar 03, 2012 2:31 PM GMT
    Let the cop killings commence!
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    Mar 03, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    Y'all act like y'all are mad in the sense that police aren't corrupt? Indiana did a damn good thing in my opinion.
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    Mar 03, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidY'all act like y'all are mad in the sense that police aren't corrupt? Indiana did a damn good thing in my opinion.
    Just make sure you dont wear a cops uniform in Indiana for Halloween ok?

    We might have to bury yaicon_wink.gif
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    Mar 03, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    I wouldn't ever put on one of those sleeze outfits in the first place. Yea, I said sleeze outfits. Law enforcement agencies in the USA are some of the most corrupt organizations we have in the country (outside of politicians/corporations) ... I'll sacrifice dressing up as a cop for Halloween, for protection against the corrupt who carry tasers, guns, and can lock you away indefinitely.

    TropicalMark said
    ConfederateGhost saidY'all act like y'all are mad in the sense that police aren't corrupt? Indiana did a damn good thing in my opinion.
    Just make sure you dont wear a cops uniform in Indiana for Halloween ok?

    We might have to bury yaicon_wink.gif
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    Mar 03, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidI wouldn't ever put on one of those sleeze outfits in the first place. Yea, I said sleeze outfits. Law enforcement agencies in the USA are some of the most corrupt organizations we have in the country (outside of politicians/corporations) ... I'll sacrifice dressing up as a cop for Halloween, for protection against the corrupt who carry tasers, guns, and can lock you away indefinitely.

    TropicalMark said
    ConfederateGhost saidY'all act like y'all are mad in the sense that police aren't corrupt? Indiana did a damn good thing in my opinion.
    Just make sure you dont wear a cops uniform in Indiana for Halloween ok?

    We might have to bury yaicon_wink.gif
    Woof.. you musta been arrested a few times huh?
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    Mar 03, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    No, I've actually never been arrested. I just have my eyes open.


    TropicalMark said
    ConfederateGhost saidI wouldn't ever put on one of those sleeze outfits in the first place. Yea, I said sleeze outfits. Law enforcement agencies in the USA are some of the most corrupt organizations we have in the country (outside of politicians/corporations) ... I'll sacrifice dressing up as a cop for Halloween, for protection against the corrupt who carry tasers, guns, and can lock you away indefinitely.

    TropicalMark said
    ConfederateGhost saidY'all act like y'all are mad in the sense that police aren't corrupt? Indiana did a damn good thing in my opinion.
    Just make sure you dont wear a cops uniform in Indiana for Halloween ok?

    We might have to bury yaicon_wink.gif
    Woof.. you musta been arrested a few times huh?
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    Mar 03, 2012 3:35 PM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidNo, I've actually never been arrested. I just have my eyes open.


    TropicalMark said
    ConfederateGhost saidI wouldn't ever put on one of those sleeze outfits in the first place. Yea, I said sleeze outfits. Law enforcement agencies in the USA are some of the most corrupt organizations we have in the country (outside of politicians/corporations) ... I'll sacrifice dressing up as a cop for Halloween, for protection against the corrupt who carry tasers, guns, and can lock you away indefinitely.

    TropicalMark said
    ConfederateGhost saidY'all act like y'all are mad in the sense that police aren't corrupt? Indiana did a damn good thing in my opinion.
    Just make sure you dont wear a cops uniform in Indiana for Halloween ok?

    We might have to bury yaicon_wink.gif
    Woof.. you musta been arrested a few times huh?
    I aint disagreein with ya.. there ARE alot of 'corrupt' cops. However there are even more that actually arent.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 03, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    In one way I strongly support this bill because the law enforcement profession has gotten somewhat too powerful and too hostile to the citizens. There are too many brutal, crooked cops in the law enforcement profession today. Some of these cops have forgotten that they are public servants paid by the taxpayers but they act like their authority is totally unquestionable. At the same token, I am concerned that this proposed law could be easily misinterpreted as giving the people the lawful right to obstruct police officers in their jobs and violently retaliate against the cops even when they follow all the required, legal procedures.
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    Mar 03, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    lol, so let's kill cops instead of going after the screening process for cops.

    Makes lots of sense. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    Hyperbole in this case is probably not productive. I dont see, suddenly, armies of violent anti-police citizens in Indiana awaiting their first opportunity.

    On the other hand, if this gives police pause before they act to enter a person's home, it is a good thing for Indiana. No agent of any government should have the authority to arbitrarily enter a private home with no recourse available to the individual. We are not subservient to the police. If this restores balance then I believe its a reasonable law.
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    Mar 03, 2012 10:27 PM GMT
    Do tell, what suggestion you have for tightening the screening process? What criteria or basis would you have to go by? You don't always know someone is gonna be corrupt until the opportunity arises. The same idea applies to the Indiana situation as well...you don't know what the intentions are of the police busting up into your home when you've done nothing wrong, until it's happened. We as citizens should have the right to protect ourselves against that scenario.

    Better yet, I think we should take away all violent weapons except for the standard pistol they use...like tasers, which has created a relaxed mentality amongst law enforcement...causing a blurring of the line between when it's appropriate to use deadly force, and when not to.


    meninlove said lol, so let's kill cops instead of going after the screening process for cops.

    Makes lots of sense. icon_rolleyes.gif