Please Sign the Petition to Acquit This Man.
Our 4th Amendment Rights Depend On It.
Free Marvin Louis Guy!
In Killeen, Texas, May 9, 2014, it was a little after 5:30am when Marvin Louis Guy was the target of a “no-knock raid”. Officers were looking for drugs, however none were ever found.
Guy and his wife were obviously alarmed by the men climbing through their windows at 5:30 in the morning, unannounced. They fired on the intruders in self-defense.
Detective Charles Dinwiddie along with three other SWAT officers were shot while trying to breach the windows of Guy’s home. Dinwiddie died as a result of a gunshot to the face.
Detective Charles Dinwiddie
A clear case of self-defense yet Guy was arrested and charged with capital murder and two charges of attempted murder. He is currently being held on a bond totaling $4.5 million, and he now faces the death penalty.
Dig a bit deeper and you’ll find how unfair the system is and why it needs to be changed.
Enter the case of Henry Goedrich Magee
Henry Goedrich Magee
6 Months prior to Guy’s incident, on December 19, 2013, just before 6am, Sgt. Adam Sowders of Burleson County, led a team in a no-knock marijuana raid in Somerville on Magee’s mobile home.
Fearing for the safety of himself and his then pregnant girlfriend, Magee opened fire, killing Sowders.
Sgt. Adam Sowders of Burleson County
All charges against Magee were dropped just a few months before the deadly raid in Killeen on Guy’s home. A Texas grand jury refused to indict Magee because they knew he feared for his safety and that it was a reasonable act of self-defense.
Now whether you think this is a race issue or not (as I do) is not what’s at stake here. This is about the sanctity of the American home and our 4th Amendment rights that are being violated.
The Fourth Amendment
Cornell University Law School states that the Fourth Amendment originally enforced the notion that “each man’s home is his castle”, secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of property by the government. It protects against arbitrary arrests, and is the basis of the law regarding search warrants, stop-and-frisk, safety inspections, wiretaps, and other forms of surveillance, as well as being central to many other criminal law topics and to privacy law.
We, the people, have to ensure that our government and all branches of it are there to serve us, not the other way around. No matter your sex, race, or religion, it is your duty as an American citizen to stop arbitrary and unjust laws and actions however you can.
Please visit www.change.org and sign the petition to acquit Marvin Louis Guy!