Jury Rights Outreach – Concord (1/9/17)

Today I headed to Concord to conduct jury nullification outreach.

Jury nullification is where a jury decides not to convict a defendant because such a conviction would yield an unjust result. This is commonly done to negate victimless crimes, where a would-be criminal has harmed no one. Jury rights activists inform jurors of this right by distributing informative pamphlets in front of courthouses.

I set out to conduct the jury outreach operation alone. Regrettably, during the entire usually 47-minute drive, I was stuck behind a school bus with no option for passing, and as such I missed the selection entirely. Oh well, the same pool of jurors will be around for another round later this month, and that time they will be reached.

This operation was conducted as part of the January jury nullification campaign. You can track the campaign’s progress, and donate to support its completion, here.