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Judge sentences man to jail for "jury rights" pamphlets

"...Schmidter had been handing out the pamphlets at the courthouse. He advised jurors they may vote their conscience, they cannot be forced to obey a "juror’s oath" and they have the right to "hang" a jury if they don’t agree with others on the panel."

(Ignore the "Casey Anthony" aspect of it.)


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Too bad, really.

Perry did an outstanding job during the Casey Anthony trial.

The problem is, cops LIE all the time, so having a copy tell you their "interpretation" of the law is pretty much meaningless. How many times have you been told, "You can't do X" by a cop - when in fact the cop was lying? If you're short of examples, go look at all the videos of cops telling people it's "illegal" for them to videotape cops. Lying scumbags.

On top of that, the Founders did not anticipate "Free Speech Zones" as a legitimate expression of First Amendment rights. The original of this misbegotten bit of legal fly spittle was George Bush's desire not to see anyone who disagreed with him (or to have them appear in the media.) Robust dissent is essential to a free society. When some jerk-ass judge can tell people they have to express their "free speech" in a box a half mile away from the event or venue they're protesting, even a half-wit can see that the right to free speech is being impugned.

I understand that Perry wanted to avoid "jury tampering", and that he wanted to maintain order. I think he did an outstanding job during the Anthony trial. But this is just an example of the fallibility of judges - a good example of how a judge who did his job well in one case can get it horribly wrong in the next.

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What really needs to happen

What really needs to happen is have 500 people show up pasing out FIJA nulification pamphlets and let them try to fit 500 people into their already overcrowded jail.
Of course, on the other hand, it would be nice if someone just shot the judge and hung him from a lamp post in the courtyard.

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A judge hanging from a lamp post in the court yard.

Yes I think that would send a message.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
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All infringements of the bill

All infringements of the bill of rights are acts of war, and should be dealt with accordingly.

Partial knowledge can get you in trouble

Why did he ever surrender to the jurisdiction of the court?

For someone to be handing out such literature he was really ignorant of the rest of the story. I hope the pamphlets included jury nullification.

If he got a lawyer and entered a plea then he surrendered to Admiralty law which is signified by the Admiralty flag which has the gold fringes on three edges.

He did not know how to stand up for his rights as a sovereign capital C Citizen.

You know UCC filing, Straw man and all of that...

Oh god

This again? Really?

Like cockroaches... sigh.

Eric Hoffer

I was a Pro Se for years and

I was a Pro Se for years and I can tell you the one thing I learned, is that when you are dealing with a corrupt system you can be 100% on the right side of the law and still get slam dunked. You are at the mercy of the personality of the judge. What won my cases more than anything else was my knack for getting the judges to respect and like me. A judge that likes you will go out of his way to help you.
Also, I have been a member of The Fully Informed Jury Association (www.FIJA.org) for many years so I know the pamphlets the guy was passing out were all about jury nullification. Hopefully things will get better for this guy if there is enough public outrage. A nice law suit about these unconstitutional free speech zones is a must.

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I posted this comment

on the Herald's website.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

It's that simple. That judge is a traitor to the Constitution upon which he pledged an oath to defend and protect. He has proven himself to be a domestic enemy to the Constitution. As an act of defiance and civil disobedience there should be a massive protest on the front steps of his kangaroo court.

What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose; the right to create for
yourself the alternative of choice. Without the responsibility and exercise
of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing.
-- Archibald Macleish

The Judge honored his oath!

I agree that this is seemingly outrageous. However, I still wish people would wake up to the fact that this 'Constitution' is NOT what they believe. It is basically a bankruptcy agreement with the Crown and ONLY the signatories and their progeny are parties to the agreement. The rest of us are slaves and have no rights on this plantation! They like to let you think so for appearances, but when it really matters, DO NOT count on claiming Constitutional Rights.....go in front of these Admirality Courts and assert that and you will find yourself in jail quite quickly. AND they will thank you for it, because they will bond you and sell those bonds out the back door, profiting to the tune of 100's of millions.

The Judge did indeed honor his oath to his masters - the reason it does not look like it and ALL these other things TPTB do and make us slaves scream "unfair, unconstitutional" is the slaves don't understand that they are NOT the "We the People" that the agreement applies to.

Once you understand this, THEN you see how all these things they do are actually in accord with their oath and their constitution!

It is truly difficult times and it will not change until people wake up and understand the REAL RULES of the game! TPTB do indeed follow the rules. The rest just scream about it because they don't know the rules. You all think we are playing by the rules that govern LIFE, but you are actually in a game of MONOPOLY - it is all Commerce and Fiction.

Do not pass Go - Go directly to Jail!

Don't believe everything you think -

most all administrative

most all administrative courts and/or rules are unconstitutional and exist to normalize corruption. no victim= no crime. and the words "free speech zones" just speak for themselves. to base this man's arrest on adiminstrative rules and laws pertaining to "free speech zones" is desperation.

It still really pisses me off

It still really pisses me off that we have to read about "free speech zones" in a supposedly free country. Mr. Schmidter is a hero, and we all know what happens to true heroes...they get locked up. Prayers are with him.

"The times call for courage. The times call for hard work. But if the demands are high, it is because the stakes are even higher. They are nothing less than the future of human liberty, which means the future of civilization." – Henry Hazlitt

Free Speech Zones is an Oxymoron

It's Orwellian.

Pisses me off too. I can't say what I really want to, because I don't know if I'm in a free speech zone or not.

But I can be sure, I'm being spied on.


Looks like a good place to plug my t-shirt ;-)


Love it!

Love it!

His name was Mark Schmidter

He's a dedicated local activist. I know him very well. This judge was elected. Please help our cause, we are starting a letter writing campaign to the governor, local news, and the judicial qualifications commission.


OrlandoCopwatch.com covers most local activist arrests.

Orlando has become a hotbed for civil disobedience. We need help though! Please help by writing a letter to these people.

Consider this:

The mayor of Orlando Buddy Dyer and Judge Alan Apte who sentenced Copwatch founder to 30 days (on a first offense misdemeanor) were BOTH indicted of election fraud in 2005. The charges were dropped. The finger of the Bushies via Jeb Bush reinstated Dyer swiftly. Dyer is directly in charge of the Orlando Police Department.

Judge Perry, in the Schmidter situation WROTE THE ORDER Schmidter was tried under, was the jury at the trial, and he sentenced Schmidter. (JUDGE, JURY, AND EXECUTIONER) Schmidter did not have a jury, and at the expense of the taxpayers Perry called in the first assistant to the State Attorney Richard Vose. Who during trial spoke out of his ASS when he said, "I can't imagine the founders would advocate such irresponsible behavior as breaking laws. There can be no doubt Mr. Schmidter is guilty of Indirect Criminal Contempt." Clearly, he was full of BS, knows nothing of the founders and merely wanted to be perceived as having some knowledge about the issues at hand.

We'll keep resisting these tyrants.


This man is a national hero. Where can I...

...get one of his pamphlets?

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul


This is THE leaflet he was passing out:

Jury Nullification: A true threat to statist power.

Spread the word...

Thanks. That's a very nice looking leaflet.

Not what I expected at all, even though it doesn't matter what he was handing out.

Since the tyrant judge wants to hide this info from the people, there's nothing better than putting it on the front page!

Completely horrifying


This is the most important aspect of that hideous trial, yet almost none of the sheeple who were glued to the tv will ever know about it or care.

But, as he said, it wasn't even about that trial in particular.



Very true. This is a violation of the rights of every American!

It is an attack against America as a country and whole; much worse than a single death. When the king violated our rights, we went to war and thousands died fighting such tyranny.

Holy King George Batman

Perry’s permanent order regarding free-speech zones, which took effect earlier this month, states: "It is prohibited for any person or group to engage in any type of First Amendment activities within the main Orange County courthouse complex grounds, unless the First Amendment activities occur within a designated Exempt Zone ..."

That is some scary stuff.

I was going to

Post the same quote.


What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose; the right to create for
yourself the alternative of choice. Without the responsibility and exercise
of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing.
-- Archibald Macleish


good to see this on the front page.

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What The Hell Is A "Free Speech Zone"?

If it's anything but the entire country, you can kiss your 1st Amendment goodbye!

This judge needs to not only be removed from the bench, he needs to go to jail himself. He is guilty of kidnapping.

Free-Speech zone = Patriot Act = TSA = Oxymoronic Law

All of which are a NWO/ Orwellian/Satanic plot to destroy:
1) The Rule of Law
2) Our Liberties -Primarily through the slow elimination of the Bill of Rights
3) Common sense
4) and at End Game, all opposition: Chip-free or Die!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
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Vote This One Up Please

We need to shed some light on this and try to get the story on Freedom Watch. This judge is trying to make an example out of the defendant (victim). We need to punish this judge with lots and lots of bad press. This cannot be tolerated. This judge should be thanking the defendant for being a patriotic American, who takes time out of his day to remind people of their rights and responsibilities. He did nothing wrong. Putting him in jail is a HUGE waste of taxpayer dollars.

This Judge Has Got to Go

He can't even write a constitutionally valid order.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Anybody know whether he was

elected or appointed? This type of judge should be impeached.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15