Every individual in the land of the free is deemed innocent unless proved guilty in a court of law. Unfortunately, this provision is often suspended for many people who languish in prison for years awaiting trial or, as was the case with Kyle Rittenhouse, are considered guilty by the media and political opponents, diminishing their prospects of a fair trial. Once Kyle Rittenhouse's case reached the jury, and one of the witnesses who was shot by Rittenhouse testified that Rittenhouse did not shoot him until he aimed the pistol at Rittenhouse, the prosecution's case started to unravel.
Additionally, the nation discovered that the FBI surreptitiously flies drones over demonstrations and captures everything we do – like Joseph Rosenbaum pursuing and assaulting a fleeing Rittenhouse before being shot. The exonerating force of this completely Orwellian film proved to be the last nail in the prosecution's coffin, and Rittenhouse was acquitted of all counts on Friday.
Though many in the media attempted to use this case to demonise millions of people for their political beliefs and to incite racial division, and though they worked hard to portray him as a "white supremacist domestic terrorist" who went on a shooting spree, once the facts became public, it appears that he was a naive child who made poor choices.
He is most definitely not the hero portrayed by the right, but he is also not the racist terrorist mass shooter portrayed by corporate media over the past year.
However, there is one feature of Rittenhouse's trial that we would want to highlight, and that is the rapidity with which it transpired. Rittenhouse avoided incarceration for most of the period after the shooting and will now remain a free man for the remainder of his years. Others, on the other hand, have not had such expedited trials or attracted the attention of billionaire political blowhards eager to pay their bail.
Marvin Guy is one of these individuals, and if Kyle Rittenhouse can be granted such a rapid trial in the middle of this media blitz, there is no reason Guy should not be granted the same treatment.
Marvin Guy is presumed innocent until proven guilty since he has not been found guilty. And for the previous seven years, he has been imprisoned – without a trial.
Marvin Guy, like Kyle Rittenhouse, acted in self-defence when armed attackers assaulted him. Unlike Rittenhouse, though, Guy was assaulted in his own home.
Marvin Guy is facing the death sentence, as The Free Thought Project originally revealed in 2014. Guy shot and murdered Detective Charles Dinwiddie and wounded three other Killeen police officers on May 9, 2014, around 5:30 a.m., when they attempted to forcibly enter Guy's residence.
For a long time, police had been monitoring Guy's residence because an informant reported Guy was trafficking a substantial amount of cocaine. At some point during the inquiry, the decision was taken to enter Guy's residence and search for material corroborated by the informant.
However, no narcotics, not even a single marijuana joint, were discovered after entering the house in a show of force that ended in the death of a seasoned police officer.
As a result of the police intrusion, one detective was killed and another melanated man was charged with murder. Unlike Rittenhouse, Guy's fate remains unknown as he awaits prosecution for Dinwiddie's murder, which would not have happened had the police not tried an unannounced entry into his home.
Even if the police had identified themselves before entering Guy's house, there have been enough crimes perpetrated by criminals acting as police to support Guy's choice to protect himself against invaders.
According to many jailhouse interviews aired by KDH News, Guy said to reporters that he was "merely protecting himself" after his bedroom window was shattered that morning.
Complicating the prosecution's case in Guy's case is the fact that a precedent has previously been established in a comparable case. As previously reported by The Free Thought Project, charges against Henry Goedrich Magee were dropped following a Texas grand jury's refusal to indict Magee on capital murder charges in the shooting death of Burleson County Sgt. Adam Sowders, who led a team of police officers into Magee's residence using the same "no-knock" search warrant method.
Magee said that he was defending his house and pregnant fiancée, the same defence Guy used upon his arrest. Magee, like Rittenhouse, was promptly processed through the legal system.
Magee's case was withdrawn when the grand jury declined to prosecute him, only a few months after the incident happened, in stark contrast to Guy's incarceration. Guy has been awaiting his day in court for seven years.
Disparities between how Magee and Rittenhouse were treated and how Guy's case is being handled have largely gone unreported, just as Guy's prolonged jail sentence without trial has. However, a pastor from New York, Nick Gentile, and a group of activists from the Grass Roots Law Project are attempting to bring attention to the injustice.
Gentile describes how Guy's predicament is set up to fail on a website he founded, freemarvinguy.com.
In Marvin's case, justice would take the form of a fair trial before an impartial jury of his peers, which we believe requires a venue change, as there is sufficient evidence to conclude that Marvin will not receive a fair trial in Bell County/Killeen, as well as good, honest legal representation, which Marvin has been sorely lacking throughout his entire time in jail. Marvin has been charged with Capital Murder and is in serious need of legal representation, as he risks the death penalty if convicted of the acts for which he has been accused.
Though you can support Kyle Rittenhouse for defending himself against his assailants, you should protect Marvin Guy as well, even if his attackers had badges.
Gentile's website includes the following links for ways that you may assist Guy in his fight:
Make a contribution to Marvin's Legal Defense Fund:
Sign and Spread the Word About Marvin's Petition:
There are many ways you can share Marvin's storey and contribute to his quest for Justice and Freedom:
The following is a short film produced last month by the Grass Roots Law Project that tells Marvin Guy's tale.