September 10, 2012
I am getting fucking tired of seeing police overstepping their bounds. It had me thinking, when can you defend yourself from the very people who are supposed to Serve and Protect? Back in March Indiana Republican Governor Mitch Daniels signed a law that allows citizens to use deadly force against police officers they think are illegally entering their homes.
Rep. Craig Fry, a Democrat, says the bill “is going to cause people to die and it’s too late after somebody dies for a jury to sort it out. Somebody’s going to die, whether it’s a police officer or an individual who thinks a police officer is entering their home unlawfully. People are going to die.”
Fry’s colleague, Democratic Rep. Linda Lawson, a former police captain, says the bill would create an “open season on law enforcement,” and it is opposed by “1,250 state police officers and 14,000 men and women in blue, brown and green.”
There have been three cases in the supreme court
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Under Texas Penal Code §9.31 (C), it states:
“The use of force to resist arrest or search is justified:
(1) If, before the actor offers any resistance, the peace officer (or person acting at his discretion) uses or attempts to use greater force than necessary to make the arrest; and
(2) when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes that force is immediately necessary to protect himself against the peace officer’s (or other person’s) use or attempted use of greater force than necessary.”
If I am interpretating this accurately, then this statute would mean that in Texas, police brutality itself is illegal, and also that the citizen being harassed by these blue costumed thugs reserve the liberty to forcibly resist by whatever means necessary.
If anyone is interested about self-defense, then they should read "Serious Self-Defense" [https://thelastbastille.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/serious-self-defense/]