04/01/2012

Indiana expands home defense law

Amendment requires all agency insignia include concentric circles to enable citizens to be more accurate with their attacks

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Indiana legislature, fresh on the heels of success catering to hate groups opposing law enforcement with its 'right to resist' bill, is voting to amend the law allowing force against police officers.

Deciding that the original law didn't go far enough, the amended version will require all agency insignia to include concentric circles to enable citizens to be more accurate with their attacks. The bill also stipulates the circles must meet reflective standards for low light scenarios, giving citizens a sporting chance.

Depending on polling results, additional legislative sessions in the future could include bounties or points for accuracy, which would be paid out of the police department's community relations budget.

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