Jury rights outreach – Concord (8/17/15)


Today I once again conducted a jury nullification outreach operation in Concord.

Jury nullification is where a jury acquits a defendant who would otherwise be convicted, because to convict would be morally wrong. Activists pass out pamphlets informing jurors of their right to nullify.

This particular selection was for the trial of Owen Labrie, a graduate of St. Paul’s School in Concord, who is accused of raping a 15-year-old student. A camera crew from ABC News was present. One of the reporters was very familiar with, and sympathetic to, the cause of jury nullification.

Almost all the jurors had previously received pamphlets at other selections.

Ten new jurors were reached.

Read more about the St. Paul rape trial here.