The Insurrection Counties, & Their Sympathizers
The early days of our state were filled with talk of wars. Sure there was talk of Indian Tribes ‘on the war path’ but there was also talk of war against Texas. Another concern was them county governments and the need to bring them into submission to the state.
Here’s how the state legislature created some ‘get tough’ language to deal with rebel counties. But this law was update just 18 years ago!
§21-539. Resisting execution of process in time of insurrection.
Any person who, after proclamation issued by the Governor declaring any county to be in a state of insurrection, resists or aids in resisting the execution of process in the county declared to be in a state of insurrection, or who aids or attempts the rescue or escape of another from lawful custody or confinement, or who resists or aids in resisting a force ordered out by the government to quell or suppress an insurrection, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not less than two (2) years.
R.L. 1910, § 2251. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 133, § 209, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 117, eff. July 1, 1999.
NOTE: Laws 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, § 23 amended the effective date of Laws 1997, c. 133, § 209 from July 1, 1998, to July 1, 1999.