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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 07 Apr 2015

-Holdout Jurors Protect Citizen Media

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Fullerton, California jurors recently deadlocked in the cases of citizen journalists A.J. Redkey and P.M. Beers, who were livestreaming during a January 2014 protest after the acquittal of two police officers for the death of Kelly Thomas. Thomas, a mentally ill, homeless man was beaten and tased by police officers. He fell unconscious on the […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 19 Mar 2014

-San Diego Jury Acquits Couple in Medical Marijuana Case

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Good news AGAIN in San Diego, this time in the medical marijuana case of Dennis and Deborah Little, whose dire medical situation includes HIV/AIDS, cancer, arthritis, neuropathy, and more. Jurors found the Littles Not Guilty on charges of possession of marijuana for sale and of cultivation of marijuana. Click through for the transcript. (Note: audio […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 11 Sep 2013

-Tehama County Man Touts Jury Rights Day

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Many thanks and a BIG congratulations to FIJA state contact Don Bird for his Jury Rights Day outreach in Red Bluff, which was then covered by the Red Bluff Daily News. Tehama County Man Touts Jury Rights Day With his own date in court to challenge the legal system a few weeks away activist Don […]

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Jury Nullification | 15 Aug 2013

-Jury Nullification One Strategy to Defend the Unhoused from Abusive City Ordinances

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As the California town of Palo Alto considered (yet again) criminalizing living in a vehicle, Aram James advocates jury nullification as a strategy to push back against an unjust, inhumane, expensive, and wasteful policy designed to demonize and punish the unhoused. Palo Alto to Decide Whether Sleeping in Car Should Result in Jail Sentence Trial […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 28 Jun 2013

-Report on a Judge’s and a Prosecutor’s Views on Jury Nullification

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We have come across a report by Adela Falk of The Human Solution regarding this week’s case of medical marijuana user and grower Tim O’Shea’s case in San Diego. Funny that we take different lessons from court support Apparently, several activist were passing out Jury Nullification pamphlets to potential jurors early in the morning. Prosecutor […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 27 Jun 2013

-Casting Democracy to the Wind on the Homeless in Palo Alto

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Mark Petersen-Perez of The Palo Alto Free Press reports that Palo Alto, California is moving forward on a proposed ban which, according to former Santa Clara County Public Defender Aram James, would make living in a vehicle a criminal offense punishable by 6 months in jail. Speaking after the council’s decision to move forward with […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 May 2013

-San Diego Mayor Filner Urges Jury Nullification

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We have more news this morning that FIJA’s educational outreach efforts are paying off through the hard work of activists nationwide, this time from San Diego, California: Filner Urges ‘Jury Nullification’ In Medical Pot Dispensary Case San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has injected himself into a federal criminal case against the operator of a medical […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 29 Nov 2012

Sharon Letts: Nullify It!

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Sharon Letts of The Arcata Eye gives her readers a lesson on jury nullification this week in an article on the local cannabis industry in Humboldt County, California. Sharon Letts: Cannabis Subsidizes Humboldt County So, what to do when supply and demand is high, the people are healing, the state says A-OK, but the feds […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 31 Oct 2012

Jury Nullification Keeps NJ Weedman Out of Jail; DEA Comes Calling

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Jury Nullification Keeps NJ Weedman Out of Jail; DEA Comes Calling Last week, Ed Forchion, a.k.a. the NJ Weedman, was found not guilty of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after being caught by cops in New Jersey with a pound of marijuana in his car. Formerly a perennial third party candidate in the […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 26 Oct 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: LIZ MCDUFFIE’S EPIPHANY

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Liz McDuffie, Director of the Medical Cannabis Caregivers training program in Pasadena, California discusses her epiphany about jury nullification after a heated argument with “The Human Solution” founder Joe Grumbine. Initially, Ms. McDuffie was not on board with Mr. Grumbine’s call for jury nullification advocacy, but changed her mind after her exchange with Mr. Grumbine. […]

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