posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 02:16 PM
A few weeks ago, I had Jury duty. When in Voir Dire, I was surprised (well, kind of) at the reaction of the Judge, The prosecution, and the other
Jurors behind me.
I was also surprised that ATS mods deleted the post just because it was in the introductory forum and wasn't a 100% introduction. Jeeze.
Anyway, we got to a point in the questioning where the prosecution asked, "Do you understand that you are here to render a verdict of guilty or not
guilty, based solely on the facts?"
Everyone said "Yes". Except me.
I said, "Are you talking to me? Because I DO NOT understand the question because there is a third option: Not guilty based on our interpretation of
the justice of the law the defendant is being charged with."
The prosecution stared at me with mouth open, not sure what to say. The judge said, "What was that? What are you asking?"
I replied "I'm talking about unjust laws. Can the prosecution please explain Jury Nullifi---"
Judge, "NO! She can not do that right now! Prosecution, please carry on with Voir Dire"
At which point the prosecution continued, "Do you understand that you are here to render a verdict of guilty or not guilty, based solely on the
To my dismay, but not to my surprise, every juror candidate in a uniform drone responded: "Yes".
I'm writing about this because I learned about Jury Nullification from this site a year or two ago, and thought I should give my first hand
experience that it is real and it is actively being blocked by Judges in the court system. I knew saying this would get me out of the case. I simply
can't afford to spend a week on Jury duty for $15 a day!
If you DO want to practice getting rid of unjust laws then you CAN'T mention it during Voir Dire. You have to tell them what they WANT to here, and
then take your stance as a "Stealth Juror".