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.

Jury Rights Outreach – Brentwood (1/23/17)

Monday 1/23/17 was the second week of jury selection at Rockingham County Court in Brentwood, NH for the January-Febuary court session. After a very successful 1st week of outreach on January 9th, there were 13 jurors that had not yet received a jury nullification pamphlet. The jurors that had received our informational pamphlet were receptive to more information on the topic resulting in 30 of them taking a pocket constitution! One gentlemen who took a pocket constitution this time commented that the pamphlet “put things into perspective.”

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 1/30/17 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.

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

Happy New Year everybody!  Today was the first day of jury selection at the Rockingham County Courthouse in Brentwood, NH for 2017 and wow, it was chilly! Emmy Andersen and I were there with smiles on in the 3 degree air to inform those there for selection about the idea of jury nullification.

Jury nullification is where 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.

In total, 109 people accepted a jury nullification pamphlet out of roughly 115 that were there for selection.  As per usual, Emmy also gave out a few pocket constitutions which always makes her do a happy dance. Only one person today asked if they would be in trouble with the court for taking a pamphlet but after talking with him for a bit he took one and thanked us for braving the cold to hand out this information.

This selection group will be reporting again on Monday, January 23rd 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.

Jury Rights Outreach – Brentwood (12/19/16)

Today I led a jury nullification outreach operation in Brentwood.

Jury nullification is when a jury decides not to convict a defendant who would otherwise be found guilty, based not on the letter of the law, but of the morality of its application in this case. Jury activists distribute pamphlets to jurors in front of courthouses to inform them of this right.

I was joined by Joël Valenzuela. As it was the last selection of the jury pool, almost all jurors had received pamphlets at previous selections.

In total, three new jurors were reached, and one pocket Constitution was distributed.

Jury Rights Outreach – Brentwood (12/5/16)

Jury nullification is where a jury decides not to convict a defendant who would otherwise be guilty, based not on whether or not the law applies, but whether or not it would yield an unjust result. Jury nullification activists inform jurors of this right by distributing informative pamphlets outside of courthouses.

I was joined for the selection by local super activist Emmy Andersen, who came ready with her usual stash of pocket Constitutions.

Since it was a later selection, most jurors had already received a pamphlet. Still, five new pamphlets were distributed, as well as 21 pocket Constitutions.

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Jury Rights Outreach – Brentwood (11/28/16)

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Today I participated in a jury nullification outreach operation in Brentwood.

Jury nullification is where a jury decides not to convict a defendant based not on the letter of the law, but on whether or not its application would yield an unjust result. Jury rights activists inform jurors of this right by distributing pamphlets outside of courthouses.

The operation was conducted by “old faithful” Emmy Andersen and Kyle Mohney, who were joined by myself and activist newcomer Forrest Osterman. It was the first selection of the jury pool, so we were dealing with all fresh jurors. Almost all of them took the flyer. [Read more…]

Jury Rights Outreach – Brentwood (10/17/16)

14786951_1051200261645489_1965183651_oToday marked the largest activism turnout at the Rockingham County Court in Brentwood, NH for jury nullification outreach with 4 local seacoast activists showing up to hand out pamphlets! The activists included Emmy Anderson, Derrick J Freeman, Kyle Mohney, and BJ Mumford.  This was also the first day (typically the busiest day) of the 4 week mid-October to mid-November jury selection group so the extra support was much appreciated.

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Out of all the passersby, only a handful refused to accept a pamphlet and in total 131 were handed out.  Of course, Emmy also had a stack of pocket constitutions and managed to hand out 7 to jurors and court workers alike.  Derrick participated at this courthouse for the first time and definitely came in style.  His ensemble made him look like he could have been one of the lawyers and belonged at the court.  I may take a cue from him and step it up a notch to see if more formal clothes fosters more engagement from the jurors in the following weeks.  All in all, it was a great morning for some liberty activism!

This selection group will be reporting again next Monday 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!

Jury Rights Outreach – Brentwood (9/19/16)

Monday 9/19/16 was the second week of jury selection at Rockingham County Court in Brentwood, NH for the September-October court session.  After a very successful 1st week of outreach on September 12th, there were only 2 jurors this week that had not yet received a jury nullification pamphlet.

img_4146Jury nullification is where 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.

Emmy’s enthusiastic offering of pocket constitutions was met with a warm welcome by those jurors that had already received the jury nullification pamphlet, and she set a new record by handing out a total of 12 constitutions!

This selection group will be reporting again next Monday 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!

Jury Rights Outreach – Brentwood (9/12/16)

Today was the first round of jury selection for the fall season at the Rockingham County Court in Brentwood, NH.  After a 6 week break, BJ Mumford and Emmy Andersen were eager to get back to work handing out jury nullification information (and pocket constitutions).

Jury nullification is where 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.

With a temperature in the upper 40’s, there was a definite feeling of the fall season in the crisp morning air at 8:00am. A courthouse Bailiff approached our activists a few minutes after their arrival to request that they stand to the side of the main entrance to which they acquiesced, by assuming their normal places on the walkway within arms reach of potential jurors passing by. BJ and Emmy had an overwhelmingly positive response from all but a few jurors, 3 of who refused to take a pamphlet, and 1 who returned a pamphlet after briefly reading the inside cover.  In total we handed out 118 pamphlets.

This selection group will be reporting again next Monday 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!