Thursday, February 20, 2014

Yeah, this will stir up both the Usual Suspects and a lot of the cops

The law states: 
(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.
I think this is a good thing.  Not only because of all the wrong-address and 'we had a tip/I smelled chemicals' raids, but because I'm sick to death of reading things like this:
Roupe's young life ended Friday night when Euharlee police officers showed up at the door of his home in the Eagle View Mobile Home Park to serve a probation violation warrant for his father.

A female police officer told GBI investigators that Roupe pointed a gun at her when he opened the door.

“We don't know where that statement came from. The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand. He heard a knock at the door. He asked who it was, there was no response so he opened the door and upon opening the door he was immediately shot in the chest,” Law said.
But the officer went home safe, and that's all that counts, right?

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