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Get On a JURY for Freedom! 84lbs of Marijuana, Jury Says "Not Guilty"

"The jury selection process commenced with the usual state efforts to weed out anyone who would judge the law or not in some way absolutely agree to follow the law as directed by the judge."

"I can assure you Maria doesn’t feel like a winner. She was an inch away from going to prison for several years for absolutely no valid reason. She had countless sleepless nights and endured torturous stress. She worried about who would take care of her autistic daughter if she went to prison. She endured the eight hour round trip from Douglas to Phoenix many times. She believes the officer lied and embellished about what happened at the scene. She witnessed a prosecutor who resolved every inference and speculation against her. She witnessed a judge deny all defense motions, overrule countless defense objections, refuse all defense requested special jury instructions and allow undisclosed last minute state witnesses under the guise of rebuttal testimony. It doesn’t feel like justice to her."

Read it all here: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig3/victor6.1.1.html



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Has a registered Libertarian EVER been allowed on a jury?

in a criminal case? Anyone here ever made it onto an actual jury to try a criminal case?

I was registered Libertarian from 1972 to 2007, and in all that time (35 years!) never once got called into a courtroom for a jury panel, even though I had to show up several times to be "on call." After I changed my registration to Republican, I was selected for a jury panel in 2008, but I was promptly booted out by the prosecutor on a peremptory challenge. I had admitted that I believed cops lie sometimes, mea culpa. One also has to answer direct questions from the judge, like, "Does anyone here have any problem with accepting the law as I give it to you?"

So tell me, friends, who here has had any better luck getting onto a jury? Is it even possible to do it, without lying through your teeth?

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

I can "accept" the law as the judge gives it,

but I'll apply it as it my conscience and understanding of the law allows.

I was on a jury once to settle an intestate inheritance dispute - we got to decide which kid got the $10 left in the dead father's wallet.

Civil cases vs. criminal cases

I'm not surprised that you were allowed to be a juror on a civil case. Civil cases are between private parties who would have no prejudice against libertarians. Criminal cases, on the other hand, pit the state against private individuals -- and it looks to me like Libertarians are systematically excluded from such cases. Someone prove me wrong.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

The case should have been over the first time she went to court

If not sooner, and here's why:

When a State Prosecutor brings up charges on someone, as soon as the hearing starts and he/she opens their mouth, have they already violated Rules of Evidence 602, 603, 608, 802 in the first 10 seconds of the hearing (I mean shareholders meeting :)?

Read it for yourself: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre/

These people know damn well they have no first hand knowledge; that they themselves were not an injured party; that they are breaking their oaths, and to them, it's all hearsay. But still they are bringing you up on charges and trying to put you in prison for 20 years, by claiming the STATE is the injured party?

Who is the STATE, and what are they doing meddling in your affairs?

http://www.dailypaul.com/243521/can-the-state-be-an-injured-...

Awesome

I will not charge someone of a crime that has not hurt anyone and if cops hurt anyone i will charge them for their crimes as a jurer.

As an anarchist, I fully endorse jury nullification.

...even if she had deliberately been transporting it, I'd try to help protect her from the state. Minarchist or anarchist, libertarians need to get on juries and strike down the laws.

Upon hearing of protest over the healthcare bill Obama proclaimed:

"And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes."

My bad...that's actually Luke 12:47.

ITS A NON TOXIC FLOWER!!~!

DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT GUILTY OF ANYTHING...but being in possession of a non toxic flower. You damn right she is NOT GUILTY.

Cannabis Hemp Oil CURES DISEASE

Haha you are sooooo right

When you say it that way, wow. I'ma be borrowin' that!

And when will perjury charges

And when will perjury charges be brought against the cop that lied under oath?

Formerly rprevolutionist

Nice!

I'm glad she used u-stream or qik on here cellphone and had an indestructible video to show the jury what happened at the "stop".

Ho wait!!!

I ought to have a monument over me when I die. Not for anything I've done, but for the foolishness I've put a stop to!

Grover Cleveland — our 22nd and 24th president

Thank God for this Lawyer and Jury!!!!

I dont smoke or drink any drugs, but if i ever get falsely accused of having anything in my possession, i think I'll call this attorney! :)

If you've ever

If you've ever consumed tap liquid (aka tap water), you've ingested *plenty* of drugs much, much, *much* more harmful than a non toxic flower. (thanks hendog ;-)

Fluorsilisic Acid for one. And Prozac (fluoride based).

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Jury Rights

“The jury has the right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy.” John Jay, 1st Chief Justice U.S. supreme Court, 1789

“The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts.” Samuel Chase, U.S. supreme Court Justice, 1796, Signer of the unanimous Declaration

“The jury has the power to bring a verdict in the teeth of both law and fact.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S. supreme Court Justice, 1902

“The law itself is on trial quite as much as the cause which is to be decided.” Harlan F. Stone, 12th Chief Justice U.S. supreme Court, 1941

And any potential juror

who understands any of that will never be allowed onto a jury by a judge or prosecutor. Except in New Hampshire.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

Any potential juror who admits to understanding that may not

be allowed onto a jury - so be judicious in voir dire.

"Judicious"

means lying your butt off, yes?

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

Sometimes what is not said is more important

than what is spoken.

Glad she's OK.

Glad she's OK.

Unfortunately it seems

like the jury found "not guilty" because they didn't believe the state witnesses, not that they disagreed with the law.

Can the STATE or STATE Prosecutor bring charges against

a living man or woman? Did this woman 'harm' the STATE or it's STATE Prosecutor? Did she 'harm' the entire STATE?

I wrote on this the other day and used marijuana as an example:

http://www.dailypaul.com/243521/can-the-state-be-an-injured-...

Great post of a harsh reality.

So many innocent people in jail because of a rotten justice system.. Thank god for this lawyer!

Seriously?

I agree with the idea of decriminalization, but this story is a fucking joke. "After issuing Maria a warning, the officer commenced a conversation with Maria in English despite knowing Spanish was her primary language." I'm so tired of hearing shit like this. Since when did we require our police officers to speak in many different languages. How about french, or mandarin, or russian? If you don't like the language our police speak, move back to Central AmeriKa.

whatever

I spent three hours in traffic court because the judge was using an interpreter paid by the hour. And all of the spanish speaking people were allowed to be heard first. I don't give a shit what you say, that is not equal treatment.

Great Post Treg

Thanks

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

Nullify!

John Adams on jurors: "It is not only his right but his duty...to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgment, and conscience, though in direct opposition to the direction of the court."

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bump

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Praise the Lord! Attitudes

Praise the Lord!

Attitudes are changing, slowly but they are changing.

I also read of a guy killing

I also read of a guy killing himself in a courtroom because he was found guilty by jury and was going to serve a 15 YEAR prison term for burning down his home; insurance fraud. 15 years is the equivalent of manslaughter. That makes me sick. Juries like that have blood on their hands. Also happened in Phoenix.