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Function of Juries | 10 Feb 2014

-Prosecutor Chummy with Government Chemist Who Tampered with Evidence

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There is no shortage of evidence that prosecutors are not looking for the truth, but rather for the convictions they depend on for career advancement. This article about a massive evidence-tampering scandal uncovered last year at the Hinton Lab in Jamaica Plain in Massachusetts reveals one prosecutor’s chummy relationship with the government chemist who delivered […]

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Jury Nullification | 03 Feb 2014

-Jurors Can Exercise the Power of Pardon with Jury Nullification

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Jesse Webster, with no prior criminal record, was convicted of conspiring to distribute cocaine. Due to mandatory minimums, he was sentenced to life without parole. Judge James Zagel thought the mandatory minimum was too harsh-20 years or so was what he would have sentenced this man to for a first-time, victimless offense. Now the U.S. […]

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Jury Nullification | 30 Sep 2013

-Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification

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Morgan Walker reports on MSNBC.com on the sheer failure that is the United States’ 40-year war on drugs. The numbers document an incredible waste: -more than $1 trillion of taxpayer earnings wasted -37 million people incarcerated (and many more innocents’ lives destroyed because of that) for nonviolent drug offenses -rate of drug use by high […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 25 Mar 2013

-Nullify the War on Drugs with Jury Nullification

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This excellent article comes from Mark Thornton, who argues for various forms of nullification-including jury nullification-to protect the people of Colorado and Washington states from abuse by a federal government set on pursuing the long-failed war on (some) drugs. Nullify the War on Drugs If the federal government does intervene in Colorado and Washington, then […]

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