Mother Jones has a story on Jared Miller, the man who murdered two Las Vegas police officers as some sort delusional anti-government revolution. In that story, Miller’s comments on SB 1-2012 are referenced. SB 1-2012 was the legislature’s response to Barnes v. State wherein the Indiana Supreme Court declined to recognize a common law right to resist unlawful entry by law enforcement officers. On SB 1-2012, Miller said:
“I live in Indiana and recently a law was passed named the right to resist law. As i can make out from it, if a police officer kicks in my door and is not there legally, then I may shoot him.”
My criticism of the law then and now is that the person resisting law enforcement might have a very tenuous grip on what was legal and what wasn’t. Miller seems like a poster child for a certain willful ignorance of the law.