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.

Jury Rights Outreach – Brentwood (3/27/17)

As per usual, today 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 outside of courthouses.

I was joined by Joël Valenzuela for this operation. Because we had reached so many on the previous selection, only 7 extra jurors were reached. We did, however, hand out 17 pocket constitutions in addition.

Jury Rights Outeach – Dover (3/21/17)

Note: Yes, thats me. I took another photo, this one by accident, but deleted the wrong one. Oops.

Today I once again conducted jury nullification outreach in Dover, as is my habit.

Jury nullification is where a jury decides not to convict a defendant, not based on whether or not the law could apply, but on whether applying the law in that particular case would yield an unjust result. Jury rights activists inform jurors of this right by distributing pamphlets outside of courthouses on jury selection dates.

As a result of the larger turnout the week prior, most of the jurors had already received a pamphlet. One juror refused the pamphlet but stated that he already agreed with its contents. Another prospective juror, an older (not so) gentleman wearing a University of New Hampshire jacket, entered deep into my personal space and attempted to stare me down, demanding why I wanted to know if he was a juror. He later stormed off to join the queue, although he returned several minutes later, grumbling that he wasn’t selected. That was probably for the best.

In total, an additional 40 jurors were reached.

Jury Rights Outreach – Brentwood (3/6/17)

Monday 3/6/17 was the second week of jury selection at Rockingham County Court in Brentwood, NH. Rights Brigade activists Ellie Andersen and me were right on time this week to inform potential juror’s of their right to nullify a bad law by voting not to convict a defendant! Nobly used to prevent innocents from being prosecuted for victimless crimes. We informed 78 jurors via the NHJury.com pamphlets having only a few refuse the information.
We handed out 3 pocket constitution! Two going to potential jurors who were very interested in the Pamphlet we gave them, and the other to a lady at the courthouse for something unrelated. As she walked out she asked what makes us come stand out in the freezing cold to hand out information and constitutions. The answer is simple- that a informed public makes a better community for everyone. Sharing this knowledge of your rights as a citizen might prevent the suffering of someone not deserving of it. Ellie and I would never have known our rights if it hadn’t been for activist like ourselves reaching out with knowledge and the intent to better society. She told us how grateful she was that we do this and thanked us for our efforts. Earlier that morning a potential juror after giving him the informational pamphlet told us he loved us and what we do as he walked in.

Liberty activism work is extremely rewarding. The next selection group will be reporting again next Monday 3/13/17 at 10AM. Join the fight to get lost knowledge prevalent in society again so we can all make informed decisions while contributing to society! We meet 9:30am! Hope to see you there or at any future outreach events!

Jury Rights Outreach – Brentwood (2/27/17)

Monday was the first week of jury selection at Rockingham County Court in Brentwood, NH. Rights Brigade activists Ellie Andersen and me took to the streets to inform jurors about nullification and their rights per the constitution.

Jury nullification is a juror’s right to nullify a bad law by voting not to convict a defendant. This is commonly used to prevent innocents from being prosecuted for victimless crimes. Jury rights activists inform them of this right via informative pamphlets and citizen’s rule book pocket constitutions.

The original date of the first selection had been set for 2/13 but due to a Blizzard it was canceled and pushed back. The website listed the new first selection as being at 10am 2/27  but one of the potential juror let us know they had sent an email saying it would be at 8:30am instead and never updated the website. She doesn’t have email and never received it, so they dismissed her for being late and rescheduled her for another pool within 9 months. [Read more…]

Community Self-Defense Class – Portsmouth (2/25/17)

I led a free self-defense class in Portsmouth.

An armed and trained society is safe, self-reliant, and free. To further this aim, I teach free self-defense classes to the community to help them to protect themselves and their neighbors from physical harm.

This was the first of such classes I had taught in the area.

Despite minimal marketing consisting mainly of word-of-mouth, the class had a large turnout. Main techniques taught were a defensive posture which was practiced against a flurry of random attacks; elbow and knee strikes from the clinch; and various escapes from wrist holds and chokes. All in all, the class focused on practical self-defense in a chaotic environment to simulate an attack situation.

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Jury Rights Outreach – Dover (2/21/17)

I once again headed up jury nullification outreach in Dover.

Jury nullification is where a jury decides not to convict a defendant who otherwise would be guilty based on the facts of the case, but where a conviction would lead to a morally unjust result. Jury rights activists inform jurors of this right by distributing informative pamphlets in front of courthouses.

I was met with a pool of jurors very satisfied with the weather, since last time they were severely snowed upon in the parking lot. One woman, however, inquired if I was with the court, predicting my response to be negative. She was not friendly and had a University of New Hampshire jacket, indicating she probably worked in public education. No wonder the hostility towards the practice of freedom!

A friend was in the jury pool, and told me that he had seen many jurors reading through the pamphlets and internalizing the information. Great news, I guess we aren’t wasting our time!

Despite reaching well over a hundred jurors last time, I still managed to get to 60 new ones this time.

Jury Rights Outreach – Dover (2/7/17)

On this wintry day I conducted jury nullification outreach in Dover.

Jury nullification is where a jury decides they won’t convict a defendant who would otherwise be guilty, on the basis of the law itself being immoral. This is commonly advocated as a way to nullify victimless crimes such as marijuana. Jury right activists hand out informative pamphlets outside of courthouses to educate jurors of this right.

This was a cold day in the middle of a snowstorm, and many jurors were upset that the selection had not been called off. Even though it was the first selection of the pool, for some reason jurors were forced to use the side door, which caused the line to get through security to snake well into the parking lot. The jurors were not happy about being stuck in the storm.

I ran into a friend who encouraged his fellow jurors to pay heed to the information I was passing out.

In total, 120 jurors were reached.

Jury Rights Outreach – Brentwood (2/6/17)

I conducted jury outreach in Brentwood today, last of the pool.

Jury nullification is when a jury decides not to convict because a conviction would yield an unjust result. Jury rights activists such as myself inform jurors of this right by distributing informative pamphlets outside of courthouses.

Things went well at Brentwood this morning! I handed out 3 pocket constitutions. Everyone looked a little tired from the festivities last night. I had two or three people tell me how much they appreciate me coming out every Monday and how admirable it is! Hopefully they realize that we wouldn’t be this dedicated and doing this unless the cause was very worthy.

No new jurors were reached since all had received a pamphlet at previous selections.

Jury Rights Outreach – Brentwood (1/30/17)

Monday 1/30/17 was the third week of jury selection at Rockingham County Court in Brentwood, NH. The 1st and 2nd weeks have been extremely successful – all but 1 juror had received our flyer and 7 more were interested in the pocket constitution. Even though it was a brisk 30 degrees and having been there twice most potential jurors were very pleasant. A few jurors and a clerk even took the time to thank me for my efforts. One enthusiastic juror told me that one of the trial lawyer asked if anyone was a “free stater” so they could kick them out. The Free State Project is an agreement among 20,000 participants to move to NH and get involved in activities that promote liberty and freedom for all. More information about their cause can be found on their website.

Jury Nullification is when a jury decides not to convict a defendant because applying the law in that case would yield an unjust result. Activists inform jurors of their right to nullify bad laws by distributing informative pamphlets.

This selection group will be reporting again next Monday 2/6/17 at 10AM so come join us at 9:30 in front of the courthouse if you are interested. Hope to see you there or at future outreach events!

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.