I recently received an email from forcescience.org. The blast contained [Retired] Indiana Police Sergeant Guy Rossi’s response to Senate Bill 1: a new law that grants Hoosier state residents the right to physically resist police actions they consider illegal.
“I am a blue-blooded, card-carrying retired cop, but I think we need to look at this new law calmly. The basis of the law is an officer ‘unlawfully entering.’ Ask yourself this question: What makes an officer committing an illegal act different from any other criminal? If you woke up one night to find a uniformed officer standing at the foot of your 13-year-old daughter’s bed, with no explanation for being there, do we not believe we have the right to throw him out? If it was a criminal in plainclothes would you even think twice about threatening the use of deadly force within your home if he responded with aggression? No one is above the law . . . no one . . .
“It is unfortunate that uneducated citizens may misinterpret this law, but the basis for it has been in existence for over 200 years, through the 2nd Amendment, which protects us against government tyranny. I only hope that my brothers and sisters in blue will look to the spirit of this legislation and continue to perform their job admirably and professionally.”
Sgt. Guy Rossi (ret.)
Certified Force Science Analyst
Rochester (NY) PD