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…]