Indiana Code Quote

“(i) A person is justified in using reasonable force against a public servant if the person reasonably believes the force is necessary to: (1) protect the person or a third person from what the person reasonably believes to be the imminent use of unlawful force; (2) prevent or terminate the public servant’s unlawful entry of or attack on the person’s dwelling, curtilage, or occupied motor vehicle; or (3) prevent or terminate the public servant’s unlawful trespass on or criminal interference with property lawfully in the person’s possession, lawfully in possession of a member of the person’s immediate family, or belonging to a person whose property the person has authority to protect.”

Ratings and Comments

Howard, Bangkok

The problem is that "reasonable force" must be lethal. No policeman would ever allow you to resist just a little bit. Even when using unlawful force against youand you resist, the policeman will never say, "ah, your right, never mind, please go about your way. If you do not submit, the policeman WILL threaten deadly force.

When is it OK to shoot a cop?

Mike, Norwalk

Five stars for an attempt to legislate superiority of individual sovereign over servant. Thumbs down for the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land's despotic domination. I can't even imagine an incident where an individual sovereign could use that code - courts being as corrupt as they are.

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

A codification of an as yet to be realized
ideality of personal sovereignty.

Ronw13, Oregon

Rule 1 ) Never be a fool around a person with a loaded weapon. Words are of no worth, if they cannot be spoken ! With the decline of lions and tigers and the increase of leopards, consider the leopards tactics !! five stars for intent. Semper Fi

E Archer, NYC

Howard makes the point. The cop says, "I issued you a lawful order!" Then can do whatever the hell he wants. The 'order' is not only unlawful but most likely illegal if the rules and the regulations were 'lawfully' being exercised.

If the cops want to target you, they have a bag full of tricks of the trade. Ruby Ridge, the Davidians, and others -- I cannot recall ever a story (that got published) of government employees being shot for trespassing where the property defenders were found to be in the right.


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