Jury nullification: Why we ALL need to know what it means.

Activists Install Jury Nullification Billboard In DC, Plan More in Major US Cities | The Free Thought Project

“Every juror has the power to say “not guilty” if they disagree with the law. Every juror has the power to judge the facts of the case, the law itself, and whether or not the law is being misapplied. This is the power of jury nullification, a centuries-old tradition that goes back to the Magna Carta. A single juror with a conscience can send a peaceful man home to his family instead of to a cage.”

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/activists-install-jury-nullification-billboard-dc-plan-major-cities/#QODiDlIYRBIwIDfk.99

If you would like to see jury nullification ads in your own town contact James Babb:

Contact:
James Babb, Project Facilitator
610-574-1222
jamesbabb@mac.com

via Activists Install Jury Nullification Billboard In DC, Plan More in Major US Cities | The Free Thought Project.

 

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Prosecutors in many locations are taking advantage of the fact that public defense attorneys are so overworked that they cannot possibly act in their clients’ best interests.

Activists that are wrongly arrested therefore almost always aren’t advised that they should ask for a jury trial for the specific reason of seeking jury nullification.

Jeff Olson was arrested and charged with with writing anti-bank messages on sidewalks. He faced 13 years in prison and a $13,000 fine … for expressing sentiments each of us non-bankers were feeling then – and now – in chalk.

Huffington Post opened their story of Olson’s acquittal thusly:

SAN DIEGO — The mayor called the case “stupid” and a jury swiftly said it shouldn’t stick, taking the eraser to vandalism charges for a man who wrote anti-bank slogans on San Diego sidewalks.

Please share this post with any activist friends for their protection, and please keep it in mind if you’re summoned to jury duty – if the law that charges are based upon is stupid, don’t let a prosecutor or a judge tell you that have to apply it, anyway. You don’t. And you mustn’t. Thank you.

About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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