You have to ask yourself: Why is the Regime so afraid of jury nullification that they pursue the least threat of it with blind fanaticism?
Julian P. Heicklen, 79-year-old retired chemistry professor and enemy of the state.Prosecution Explains Jury Tampering Charge.
It's getting close to the end. The Feds are out to squash us like bugs. This could be a win-win. If he gets acquitted, it's a victory for Jury Nullification. If he gets hammered, he becomes a martyr and more folks jump on the concept of Jury Nullification. Trouble is, you will never see the outcome on any MSM outlet, especially the "fair and balanced" FAUX NEWS.
Because that uppity old man is interfering with the court's business-cash flow and ruining lives.
The NYT story says that federal prosecutor Rebecca Mermelstein “noted that historically, jury nullification had at times produced just results, like acquittals by Northern juries in prosecutions under the fugitive slave laws.”
I’m guessing that the prosecutors in the 1800’s would not have agreed with her notion of “just results”.
Looks like Ms Mermelstein feels her personal opinions as to justice outweigh not only documented opinions of SCOTUS justices of the past but legal precedent as well.
Related topics: "Volksgerichtshof" and "White Rose." (See Wikipedia articles.)
Mermelstein obviously wants to deny Heicklen his right to a trial by jury because the brochures he was handing out will have to be shown to the jurors as evidence. Ha! I just wrote that a federal judge has to follow evidence laws! Silly me!
The fear in the prosecutor's words were great. The jury's right and responsiblity to stop immoral govenment action... and THIS has the feds running scared because they know how immoral they truly are.
There can never be a crime without a victim. A true victim that can prove damages to the jury and one the defendant has the right to cross-examine. Yet 50% of those in federal prison are drug "crimes" with only consenting adults and no chance to cross examine a victim - just one of the King's men wearing a state-issued costume. Less than 15% of those in federal prison actual had a victim to their crime.
The state generally enjoys a high 90% conviction rate... why not just order a rubber stamp?
"There can never be a crime without a victim."
In the rational world, that may be true. But in the up-side-down world of today's Progressive justice system, that no longer holds true. One can be convicted (especially in the court of public opinion) of being a criminal without ever having committed a crime.
Read Ann Coulter's latest, "Demonic", for her take on the Libturd Demoncrats, the "in"justice system, and the French Revolution.
“No legal system could long survive,” they added, “if it gave every individual the option of disregarding with impunity any law which by his personal standard was judged morally untenable.”
Thats the money quote right there!
No MISS Prosecutor no JUSTICE system should HAVE immoral laws to begin with! There would be no need for nulification were that the case.
An awful lot of people working in the criminal "Justice System" have a financial stake in keeping the Gulag fed with victims. 2.3 million Americans in jail, far more per capita than in any other country (so much for the "Land of the Free"). Jury Nullification threatens the gravy train, especially that dealing with the War on Some Drugs. Follow the money, as always...
Everybody here should make himself familiar with www.fija.org.
This country needs a few million Julian P. Heicklens. I think I'm going to work a little harder to be one myself.
This is one of the most frightening stories I've heard happening on American soil. The "Fourth Reich" is approaching.
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