Jury Rights Outreach – Brentwood (4/3/17)

Today 4/3/17 per usual I led jury nullification outreach in Brentwood.
Jury nullification is where a jury decides not to convict in order to prevent a defendant from suffering because of a victimless crime. Victimless crimes are actions which could result in a criminal conviction, yet harm no one. Applying that law, either in that particular case or for that law generally, would yield an unjust result, and jurors therefore have a right (and moral obligation) to acquit the defendant. Jury rights activists such as myself inform jurors of this right by distributing pamphlets and additional information outside of courthouses.
I was joined by Right’s Brigade activist Ellie Andersen for this weeks operation. But we were informed by a couple potential jurors that were turned away that they had sent a email last Friday to let them know that jury selection this week would be canceled. Even though canceled we still got a few new potential jurors who didn’t get that memo handing out 1 flyer. 7 selected jurors accepted our pocket constitutions thanking us for our efforts! Over all a very successful day for “being there for nothing” as one of them put. Liberty never takes a day off nor do we.