On May 9th, 2014 Marvin Louis Guy was nicely tucked in and asleep in bed with his wife in their Killeen home. At around 5:30am there was a commotion as his house was being invaded. Startled by men coming in through his window and fearing for his life he did what anyone would have done, he grabbed his gun. It was all over in a couple seconds and Marvin and his wife were still alive. Thankfully he was armed and was a hero for saving his wife’s life from imminent death. He had shot four men in total. One of the thieves was hit in the face, one in the thigh and two bad guys were hit in the chest. All of this perfectly legal in Texas with S.B. 378 “Stand Your Ground” law in place. He had nothing to worry about as everything seemed cut and dry, except for one small detail.
The home invaders were also members of the Kileen S.W.A.T. team. They were doing a no-knock raid on a citizen under the cover of darkness and with no proof or evidence of any wrong doing. An informant, usually some low level druggie that gets caught with drugs, tipped off police that Marvin might be in possession of an illegal substance with intent to sell. That was all they thought they needed to have the judge sign a warrant. Although much of Marvin’s private property was stolen from him during the raid like his laptop and 9mm pistol, no drugs were found.
Two days later one of the intruders died from his injuries. Marvin Guy, 49 at the time of the incident, was charged with capital murder in connection with Dinwiddie’s death and three additional counts of attempted capital murder for wounding the other officers. It is a great tragedy when a man who used self-defense in his own home is being put on trial. The state is seeking the death penalty and has refused to replace his court appointed lawyers that have made racist and unprofessional remarks to him. In an August letter written from jail Marvin asked that two of his attorneys, Michael White and Russell Hunt Sr., be dismissed from the case. Marvin said Hunt, a veteran death penalty defense attorney, made “vindictive” and “unprofessional” comments to him. “(Hunt) stated when I asked to diversify a jury, ‘Oh so I guess you want a black judge and a black jury, too’,” Marvin wrote. Gauntt denied Guy’s request to drop his defense team in September.
This case is being set up to be the case-law that dissolves the 4th amendment. If we stand by and let this case go to trial in their kangaroo court we will all lose. Marvin may lose his life and all Texans will lose their right to privacy and right to self-defense. This is not just another mishap by the police or one bad cop violating a citizens rights. This case will have a reach far worse, one that will make it illegal for you to defend yourself against a thief or a rapist if he happens to also have a shiny badge. We can all agree that there are a few bad apples in any group of people and giving immunity to the police in this situation is reckless and unjustified. Claiming the right to prosecute people who defend themselves when someone is breaking into private property unannounced goes against all that it is to be a free American. And not for nothing let us mention the dangerous practice of nighttime no-knock raids. Their poor thought out excuse is that a criminal might flush evidence if they are alerted. But is that worth the risk of a policeman’s life? A much safer policy would be to watch a residence and confront the individual while they venture out to the store for food. Instead they consciously decide to play stupid games which inevitably wins them stupid prizes.
Where is the outrage? What can we do to see this injustice made right? This man needs to be immediately released and compensated for his suffering, grief and hardship. We will obviously be doing an event at his trial but that isn’t enough. We want everyone to get involved. He is being held on a $4.5 million dollar bond for self-defense. It is an outrageous amount and does not fit his case.
An online petition asks that the capital murder and attempted murder charges against Guy be dropped. But that’s not enough either. Write your Governor, district attorney and congressman asking that this case be dismissed. Phone bomb the jail and the courthouse. Call the Killeen S.W.A.T. and tell them politely that they are ruining a man’s life and destroying all of our rights. All of our rights are constantly under attack but when they take your right to defend your own life it will all be over. You can not defend any other right unarmed, like a slave. Self Defense is a last resort right. Make this your wake up call. You don’t know this man, but you need to come to his aid. We all need to stand shoulder to shoulder, not just for a single life in the balance, but for our existence as free men and women. This is a pivotal case that will surely affect you. Do something about it. Now!
City of Killeen Police Headquarters
Address: 3304 Community Blvd, Killeen, TX 76542
Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza
1201 Huey Road, Suite 2100
Belton, Texas 76513
Phone: (254) 933-5215 or (800) 460-2355 ext. 5215
County 27th District Court Judge John Gauntt
1201 Huey Road
Belton, Texas 76513
Phone: (254) 933-5261
Fax: (254) 933-5977
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 324
Belton, Texas 76513
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Murdoch Pizgatti is a voluntaryist that participates in activism of all shades. President and founder of Come And Take It Texas he has been focusing on gun rights the last two years. As the Co-founder of DontComply.com he deals with the corruption of the state and heads up programs to rally against the unjust and unconstitutional laws in the USofA.
He deserves a medal and a parade in his honor!!! Good job, I would have done the same thing!!!! No knock raids are LAZY police work!!!
No knock warrants are unconstitutional ,the people need to rise up in armed force to stop this from happening.
This man needs the ACLU right now! He should have called them FIRST, but it’s not too late to get some REAL lawyers on the case.
Need to have email addresses for these prosecutors.
Seems to me that if police storm a residence without announcing when they are inside, they only have themselves to blame if the resident shoots them. Expecting anything less, ESPECIALLY in Texas, is just plain ig’nant. It’s time for Killeen P.D. to take responsibility for this tragedy, and drop all charges against Mr. Guy, and compensate him for their arrogant, and unconstitutional, treatment, which is bullying using the force of government, a disturbingly growing form of TYRANNY.
As far as this man was concerned, his home was being invaded. He did not know that they were cops. They just come crashing through his door in the middle of the night. Did the police (SWAT or not) have a warrant to enter the premises? Did they have an arrest warrant? If not, it is they, the police, who are armed intruders, and in violation of the law. Just because you have a badge and a gun does not mean you are in a position of unchecked authority.
even if they had a warrant, based on very thin “evidence”, he was justified in defending his life.
They’re just pissed, because they got shot, one asshole got killed, and as far as I’m concerned THEY DESERVE WHATEVER THEY GET.
I would have done the same thing he did. What is going to start happening is that more and more police officers will be killed or injured because of these tactics. Any normal person would react the same way if someone broke into their house. I for one would have been helping my husband shoot the intruders.
No Knock Raids are against both Civil Law (Locke) and Constitutional Law of being “Secure in ones property”:
John Locke – 2nd Treatise on Civil Government:
In Full: http://www.americanpatriotparty.cc/Locke_Civil_Government/locke_civil_government.html
Locke #202: “….He that hath authority to seize my person in the street MAY BE OPPOSED AS A THIEF AND A ROBBER if he endeavours to break into my house to execute a writ, notwithstanding that I know he has such a warrant and such a legal authority as will empower him to arrest me abroad. And why this should not hold in the highest, as well as in the most inferior magistrate, I would gladly be informed. …”
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This man did nothing wrong he did it right. You can’t tell be that any man in his right mind unless he was some liberal pussy would not grab his guns and blaze away when woken up in the middle of the night like that to protect his family and himself. The law in this case were morons!!!! I hope this guy sues the shit out of them dip shits! Let him go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Change the laws in regards to unwitting police going inside a home because of a “tip off” from a low level drug dealer.
Not even the British were crass enough to creep into a man’s home in the middle of the night unannounced. Our Forefathers would be ashamed of what we’ve allowed to happen.
This is obviously a travesty of justice!!! It appears this is a racial thing on the surface, but it is just another example of the militarization of our STAZI, jack boot police forces gone wrong! He is fortunate the he and his wife are still alive, because in most instances, they would have been shot in their bed!
The fact that they aren’t is only due to the incompetency of the Killeen SWAT Team! I don’t know that people across the country can do anything. But, the people of Killeen have the ultimate responsibility to handle this mess in their own back yard!
No Knock raids are Un-Constitutional, immoral, and frankly stupid!!! I believe this is a way to justify all their new military-style gear!
You realized what an ignorant phuck you were being and deleted your comment to me eh?
They need to make sure they have more proof of crimes before doing these no knock raids on private residences.How about some simple investigation like they did in the old days. Hopefully this innocent man is cleared of all charges.
But government is always right…
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