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 – Manchester (2/27/17)

Today I conducted jury nullification outreach to jurors in Manchester.

Jury nullification is where a jury decides not to convict a defendant because doing so, while applying the law, would yield an unjust result. By so doing a jury can nullify a bad law that has come to cause harm instead of good. Jury rights activists such as myself inform jurors of this right by distributing pamphlets in front of courthouses.

This was the first selection of the pool, so the courthouse had a long, snaking stream of jurors incoming. I was not intending to lead up the operation, but apparently the activist who was supposed to never showed up, so I ended up doing it myself.

I reached 80 jurors.

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 – Nashua (2/21/17)

I once again headed up jury nullification outreach in Nashua.

Jury nullification is where a jury decides not to find a defendant guilty, not based on whether or not the law would apply to this particular case, but on whether or not applying the law would yield a just result. By doing this a single juror can cause a not guilty verdict, nullifying a bad law. Jury rights activists inform jurors of this right via informative pamphlets.

No comments today on Judge interference. I asked several jours direct questions about what the court told them about our pamphlet, they stated that they were not told anything about it and were allowed to keep it. I wonder if it was a different judge this week.

Zero new jurors reached. Apparently I did too good of a job last time! They all said they had received one already.

Right-to-Work Committee Hearing – Concord (2/8/17)

Today I attended a hearing at the New Hampshire State House in support of right-to-work legislation.

Right-to-work laws prohibit workers from being forced to join a union or pay union dues (or agency fees) as a condition of employment. Without them, a union can force employees to join their ranks or pay an agency fee anyway, and an employer attempting to hire or keep a non-union employee who does not pay will be subject to fines and eventually shut down. Right-to-work prevents this coercion by allowing workers the free choice on whether or not to join a union. [Read more…]