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New Hampshire Jury Nullifies its First Felony Case!

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posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 11:24 AM
This is awesome and needs to catch on big time in the states!

Barnstead, NH (PRWEB) September 16, 2012
Doug Darrell beat the odds and walked home from his trial as a free man on Friday, a major win for the state’s new jury nullification law. Facing felony drug cultivation charges for growing marijuana plants behind his house, the 59-year-old Rastafarian saw all of the charges against him dropped after jurors in his trial successfully convinced their peers to nullify the case on the grounds that Darrell was simply trying to obey the customs of his religion.

“Many of us wondered what kind of precedent this would set,” said juror and FSP participant Cathleen Converse in an exclusive interview with Free Talk Live. “But after chewing on all of the possibilities and re-reading the definition of nullification, we all decided that the only fair thing to do was to vote with our consciences and acquit the defendant of all charges.”

Note To Mods: This is about Jury nullification not about the type of case which just happened to be about a controlled substance.

Note To Posters: Please do not make this thread about the controlled substance of the case but only about the Topic of Jury Nullification or the thread will get deleted. Thanks.

Now that that is out of the way this is huge this is the front line of taking our country back and the last line of defense of government of by and for the people. Here is the right by the people to override all the politicians bad laws and decisions! This is how Prohibition was repealed and many bad laws. You don't need a law like New Hampshire to understand and use Jury Nullification it is our right as Americans despite what the judge may tell you. In fact NH law does not grant the people of NH the right of Jury Nullification They already have that right as every American does. The new law simply allows the Defense Attorney to inform the Jury of their right to Nullify bad laws.

Stop convicting your neighbors of bad laws and victimless crimes people! Imagine if no one ever got convicted of income tax evasion? The power of the IRS would be gone! It really is that simple. But our society has been so manipulated that most people think that theft by government is ok and little old ladies and invalids etc. get put out of their homes because of this evil institution and its government sanctioned theft.

Educate yourself on Jury Nullification and stop avoiding jury duty!

I am glad to see this get national attention. Maybe enough Americans will wake up and use this wonderful tool our founders saw fit to preserve and illustrate in the Bill of Rights.

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posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 11:26 AM
Jury nullification of unjust laws is an absolute right and needs to be exercised more frequently.

posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 11:35 AM
This is great news. Most people are probably unaware that nullification by jury is even an option in their case. This should be explained at the start of every trial. Especially when it comes down to crooked agencies like the IRS and ATF.

posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 11:49 AM
Fantastic! Jury nullification is silenced by the court. They hate the absolute fact that judges are only referees and the jurors are the real judges of justice. Inform everyone you know about the right of jury nullification before they go to jury duty so they can be armed with the knowledge that all laws aren't right or just.


posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 11:56 AM
I followed a link on the link you posted and found a 3-part series (that i'm currently watching) that talks all about jury nullification. Something everyone needs to know!

I apologize, but there's no direct link to YouTube for me to post these in-thread here.
Power to the Jury video series

Good thread. Important thread!

posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 12:32 PM
Since the State Jury nullified....does it mean the Fed's will step in and try him in Federal Court?

I think the Federal Government will now step in and make an example out of this man to keep other State's from following suit.

posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 12:42 PM

Originally posted by Pervius
Since the State Jury nullified....does it mean the Fed's will step in and try him in Federal Court?

I think the Federal Government will now step in and make an example out of this man to keep other State's from following suit.

The Feds have no Jurisdiction unless he crosses states line with it. Does't mean they won't try and pull something.

posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 01:13 PM
I think this tale is far from over.

There is a reason why "Jury Nullification" is held in disdain by the court system. The BAR has a legislated monopoly on practicing law in each state and thus the country, and part of that power comes from the intertwining of the Justice System in the government with the 'commercial' practice of law. hence all the UCC and Admiralty law crap inserted into the construct - as if we were 'widgets.'

If juries retain the right (as it is a right) to decide what does and doesn't rise to the level of being called "criminality" in their communities, there is only one negative result that can come of it... any overarching agenda will not be imposable upon the people of the particular jurisdictions involved in the state. Each community will have the ability to reject someone else's idea of right and wrong. This is not a path without dangers, but the legal system seems perpetually fixed against it... monopolies of power require consistent regulation to retain the illusion of legitimacy.

The Federal government can most certainly interfere in this by simply tasking the local federal AG to challenge the case and keep it in appeal until it arrives at the Supreme Court, where the most politically expedient precedent can be set... that would be very ugly and have a very high political price.

eliminating Jury nullification could be the fulcrum of the "states have no authority" wet-dream of the federal government.

As it stands we can see the federal government creeping towards that posture... which could have been predicted if people had realized that the political party duopoly has a monopolistic choke hold on all the legal system within states AND the federal government.

Simply put, Jury nullification is not about right or wrong... it's about what the "people" want.... i.e. its one of the last parts of true democracy remaining in the republic... which is why Judges and lawyers hate it... they prefer to think in terms of things like "my courtroom" and "laymen cannot interpret law." The bar represents the struggle to impose technocracy into the system, since they and only they can "practice" law.

American Jurisprudence is in dire need of an enema and some intense therapy.... Jury nullification is among the few sound principles left which speak to the truth of the idea that we are not a governed people. Our rule, is over ourselves, and we are not beholden to the courts, but they are beholden to our will.

posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 11:36 AM
reply to post by Maxmars

! agree great post!

Lets hope this is just the beginning of people finding their history and the great tradition of Jury Nullification and the great weapon in preserving freedom that it is! We have tried for decades to get a national referendum bill passed but congress will not do it despite who gets in there. (that ought to tell us something) Jury nullification is in fact that national referendum but as you pointed out it can be specific to its state and area putting the power where it should be; with the people on the local level!

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posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 04:21 PM
Everything you could want to know about jury nullification but was unaware of it's existence is right here at this link. Knowing this is a sure way to get tossed out of any jury pool quick, fast and in a hurry. It's a law like this that stands in the way of prosecutors trying to create a political career for themselves.

You just know the DEA is going to try to do something because of this case. No guns for you!
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