Arrested for leaving a hotel too slowly? Prosecutor actually prosecutes the case? Witnesses lying? That’s what happened to New-Hampshire-based independent journalist Dave Ridley. Dave was interviewing politicians, as is his wont, at Nashua, New Hampshire’s Radisson hotel when staff and Nashua cops asked him to leave. He complied by walking backwards toward his far-away parking […]
Respected jury independence activist Julian Heicklen was arrested this morning at the Orange county courthouse in Orlando, Florida. The arrest is ostensibly for violating Chief Judge Belvin Perry‘s order banning “first amendment activities” in or near his castle courthouse. (Here is a PDF of that order.) Perry has caged Julian until September 1st, at the […]
If Julian Assange is extradited to the US, we need to fully inform his jury. You in?
On June 4th of this year, 30 upstanding individuals rallied for photography and pamphleting rights in solidarity with me. These good folks achieved coverage not only by the independent TV station WFMZ but also by a local Spanish-language newspaper. This goes to show that if the cause is worthy and you exert the effort, noteworthy […]
Jim Allen succinctly explains the history and importance of jury nullification and fully informed jurors in this five-minute video. Definitely worth a look. The jury’s power to judge the law as well as the facts freed slaves and helped roll back the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920’s.
This week Julian Heicklen is expanding his jury rights pamphleteering tour to New Jersey, multiple locations in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Today Jim Babb and I joined him at the federal district courthouse in Trenton, New Jersey. We were only minimally hassled and managed to hand out 200 pamphlets before we retired to lunch. Tomorrow we’ll […]
Our pamphleteering got off to a quiet start yesterday. Not one of the 17 state officers that poked and prodded us three weeks ago was visible. Apparently a memo came down ordering them to tolerate our peaceful public education effort. Our numbers increased to nine and veteran activists Julian Heicklen and Jim Babb brought more […]
Activists educate. Thugs intimidate. Find out who wins.
For some time now I have been seeking collaborators to do fully-informed jury (FIJA) activism in the Delaware Valley (Philadelphia area). But someone told me they had no idea what that was or why it might be important. Thanks to David of No Third Solution, here is your answer: Why FIJA Activism is Important. Please […]