A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.
Police State USAreports that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.
Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.
Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.
The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?
Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?
Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.
Thank you lieutenantnorals!
"cop breaks and enters with state approval, gets his ass shot"
this happened in Texas where it is perfectly legal to shoot and kill someone who is breaking into your home
Literally everybody knows that in Texas you can open fire on someone who comes onto your property without permission. What in the hell did they expect??
Where the NRA at? In the largest pro-gun state of Texass, those second amendment rights only apply if you’re white.
Reblogging for that bit about The NRA.
Texas gives you the right to gun down an intruder in your home. In my opinion, an unidentified cop isn’t a cop. If they do not display their identification, if they do not identify themselves, they are not acting as police and should not be afforded the special protections that we bafflingly provide them. This man didn’t shoot a police officer. He shot an invader in his home.
You can’t tell a person that they can shoot anyone who breaks into their house and then punish them for doing that because the person they shot had a job they didn’t mention during the break-in.
I don’t agree with castle doctrine or stand your ground, but if it is on the books, it should apply across the board. Under Texas law, you can shoot someone invading your home. Thus, as far as Texas law is concerned, that cop deserved to die and this man deserves to go free.
I’d hope something like this would force changes to a more sane system, but why change things when you can just bend the law and punish people for doing legal things because a the wrong kind of criminal caught a bullet.