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Texas Grand Jury Declines to Indict Pot Grower Who Shot and Killed Cop During Early-Morning Raid

DALLAS - A Central Texas man who shot and killed a sheriff's deputy entering his home will not be charged with capital murder, attorneys said Thursday.

A local grand jury declined Wednesday to indict Henry Goedrich Magee for the Dec. 19 death of Burleson County Sgt. Adam Sowders, who was part of a group of investigators executing a search warrant for Magee's rural home.

Sowders and other officers entered the home about 90 miles northwest of Houston without knocking just before 6 a.m. Authorities were looking for guns and marijuana.

Magee's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, said his client thought he was being burglarized, reached for a gun and opened fire.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/02/06/4668574/grand-ju...

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Yep. Still broken as of

7:30am PST.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

The article link is broken

The link is broken

Ron Paul - Intellectual hero

Who wrote this

article? They are investigators? No, they are Sheriff's deputies. These deputies were entering this man's home, they broke down the door. They were executing a no-knock warrant, where they can break down your door and enter unannounced. These warrants violate the 4th amendment to the United States Constitution, these deputies took their chances. A grand jury no billed the charge, good for them.

This man had every right to fire on whoever was breaking through the door of his home, unannounced, at 6am in the morning.

Another police officer in Killeen, Texas was killed doing the same damn thing, you'd think they'd learn. I'm following this story:

Authorities went to a four-plex apartment on the 1100 block of Circle M Dr. to serve a search warrant. When Dinwiddie and another officer tried to enter the apartment (unannounced through the bedroom window), 50 year-old Marvin Louis Guy and a 49 year-old woman opened fire on authorities, hitting Dinwiddie in the face and Officer Odis Denton in the leg.



If you don't knock, you get the glock.

They that give up liberty for security deserve neither.

Could be bad news for the 2nd amendment

If citizens were not permitted to legally own guns and Goedrich (the homeowner) was innocent of the purpose of the warrant then no harm no foul. See how that works?

However, if he is proven to be engaging in a criminal activity in his home should he still have the right to defend his home with such lethal force? If so, what about guilty unapprehended murder suspects?

The point is this: If you are willing and doing something illegal with regards to the law then shouldn't the cops with a warrant be a possible reason for an intrusion of your property if and when it is occurring, or was he too high on something to think of that first?

It is just another reason to keep the war on drugs status quo.

What is the reality here? Remember, the government is still the people. We the people sent that now deceased officer to that property with a warrant. If the people say it is illegal to grow or possess pot in Texas (Ron Paul's home State), then so it is. I don't think I can cheer for this outcome.

It is another reason why people will say all guns should be banned.

and then you die

IF what?

"if he is proven to be engaging in a criminal activity". When did this trial you're dreaming about occur? How was he found to be proven guilty as you're saying? Are you advocating for the police or swat team to be the prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner? I see a word in that sentence that I wouldn't want to have used as an excuse to "invade" into my home without a knock or warrant. They're looking to get shot and this jury decision was a good one.

I would also state that violent home invasions should not be needed for enforcing a prohibition against plant growing. Find a new tactic like wait till he comes out to his car, or pull him over on the road or get him while he's walking down the street. Not at 6am wow. I liked the statement by one person, "No knock, get the glock."

The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
And those who have not heard shall understand.

It's trully sad

somebody had to die, but this could be a big win for Liberty. Maybe the cops might learn they can't just violate somebodys property just because they where a badge. This is the kind of situation cops face when they follow totalitarian methods taught by communist groups like the ADL, or warfare guerilla tactics taught by the DHS.

So based on the story, and the subsequent actions.....

Will there be an application for change of venue?

"Renken said her office would "fully prosecute" that case."

Without it, even with it, how can they hope for an unbias decision or judges sentencing to the lessor charge?

Perhaps this would be a great one for jury nullification..... to send a message!

If you can read this thank a teacher. Because it's in English thank a soldier!

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
- Alexis de Tocqueville

This would be perfect for jury nullification!!

It would be even better to sue the police department for damages.

In any rational outlook, the police are clearly at fault here, they are liable for harmful results.

"Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito."

I think the Grand Jury just

I think the Grand Jury just did nullify it