Jury rights outreach – Laconia (7/6/15)

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Today I joined fellow activists in Laconia in conducting an outreach operation targeted at jurors.

We distributed pamphlets on jury nullification, a juror’s right to nullify bad laws, to prospective jurors outside the Belknap County Courthouse.

I was joined by Bryan Medeiros, Kayla McCarthy, and State Representative Michael Sylvia. Rep. Sylvia engaged in conversation with jurors personally about jury rights, while the rest of us simply passed out the pamphlets.

We handed out pamphlets to 44 prospective jurors. They were very receptive, and all but one took the pamphlet. A guard stared at us with arms folded the whole time, but remained within the courthouse and didn’t come cause trouble.

It should be noted that one of the activists was present because of court-ordered community service. What poetic justice for an abusive system to order service in reigning in its own abuse.