Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306.
This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529. The Court stated: “Where the officer is killed in the course of the disorder which naturally accompanies an attempted arrest that is resisted, the law looks with very different eyes upon the transaction, when the officer had the right to make the arrest, from what it does if the officer had no right. What may be murder in the first case might be nothing more than manslaughter in the other, or the facts might show that no offense had been committed.
We now live in a world where public servants informing the public about government behavior or wrongdoing must practice the tradecraft of drug dealers and spies. Otherwise, these informants could get caught in the web of administrations that view George Orwell’s 1984 as an operations manual.
With the recent revelation that the Department of Justice under the Obama administration secretly obtained phone records for Associated Press journalists — and previous subpoenas by the Bush administration targeting the Washington Post and New York Times — it is clear that whether Democrat or Republican, we now live in a surveillance dystopia beyond Orwell’s Big Brother vision.
So how can one safely leak information to the press?
The incident that resulted in the suspension occurred Nov. 15 when Lisa Freeman, a social worker with the state Department of Children and Families, called police to the home of Karla Huaman to help her get her son to a court-ordered psychological evaluation related to truancy.
[Why the hell are we forcing psychological evaluations on children because they skip school?]
In the suit, Huaman and Freeman described a violent attack by Tinsley after the boy refused to get off the couch, saying the officer “exploded” and threw him to the ground, punching and kicking the handcuffed child.