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 (3/6/17)

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…]

Jury Nullification Outreach & Conversations With Drug War Victims – Dover (1/5/16)

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Rights Brigade returned to the Strafford County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 5th to conduct jury nullification outreach. While it was a relatively quiet day as far as jurors were concerned (just ten flyers handed out in total), it was a good opportunity to connect with some of the very people that jury nullification outreach is intended to help.

You see, Strafford County Courthouse also happens to hold mandatory meetings for those who have been convicted of drug related crimes. On this day, 3 individuals stood outside of the courthouse waiting for a ride, and I went over to say hello. We got to talking, and I explained what jury nullification is and our purpose for coming to the courthouse every other Tuesday.

I spoke at length with a young woman who shared how devastating the drug war has been in her life. She and her fiance have both been imprisoned for victimless drug related crimes, and she shared a heartbreaking tale of how frequent trips in and out of jail have made it extremely difficult for them to pick themselves up out of the throes of heroin addiction. [Read more…]

Free State Project outreach – Hampton (8/4/15)

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Today I assisted in an outreach event to the Hampton Democrats regarding the Free State Project.

The Hampton Democrats, during their monthly meeting, invited Zandra Rice Hawkins from Granite State Progress (GSP) to give a presentation on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Free State Project (FSP). From the invite email:

“Zandra Rice Hawkins will provide an update on the Free State Project and ALEC. If you are not familiar with either of these “initiatives” you should plan to attend – you will surprised and concerned at the amount of influence these two groups are playing – and hope to play – in New Hampshire.

Each of these promises to be VERY educational — pleas (sic) plan to join us.”

There were 11 total (adult) activists, among them Marcus and Sarah Chamberlain (and child), Kyle Mohney and his three children, Don McCollough, Ellen Blanchard, Denis Goddard, and Nelson Lourenço (not pictured). [Read more…]

NH Independence outreach – Amherst (7/4/15)

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Today I joined members of the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence (FNHI) in 4th of July outreach in Amherst, during the large political parade.

The parade was populated by delegations from various presidential candidates, some by the candidates themselves, including Lindsey Graham, Rick Perry, and Jeb Bush.

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We stood by the parade with a FNHI banner and two New Hampshire flags, and passed out flyers to parade goers. We also succeeded in handing flyers to Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush.

Don McCollough and Ellen Blanchard, Ian Marshall, and Gavin Pitt were present, along with FNHI president Neal Connor.