An advertisement in the Washington D.C. Metro that encourages passers-by to ‘Google Jury Nullification’ recently raised the ire of the city’s prosecutors and judges.
The Fully Informed Jury Association put up the advertisement on yard signs and billboards, telling potential jurors that “they have the right to ‘hang’ the jury with their vote if they cannot agree with other jurors!” and that “you may, and should, vote your conscience.” The billboard has been placed strategically in a place near the D.C. Superior Court, where potential jurors are most likely to see it.
If the people ever understand their true power, they will no longer be bossed around by power-tripping lawyers. Control freak judges are already interrogating jurors about whether or not they have seen the ad, according to this Washington Post article.
Judges and prosecutors in the area feel that their precious laws have been undermined. Word is getting out about nullification, whether it be state, local or jury, it scares them. And rightfully so. All of the money and power that flows to them by enforcing all of the vice laws, drug laws and non-violent you-name-it laws on the books could be wiped away in an instant. They could lose their cash cow in a moment if the people get wise and say ‘NO’ to their unjust laws.
But this is great news for the Tenth Amendment Center and nullification movement in general! Although we do not push jury nullification specifically, we certainly support it as a legitimate means to fight back against tyranny. It goes right along with our message of standing up non-violently and refusing to comply with injustice. It also gets the term ‘nullification’ out there and into the public psyche.
The fact that the lawyers are shaking in their boots is proof that we the people can make an impact. More than anything, the tyrants fear an awakened and informed population. Thanks to advertisement campaigns like this and work by groups like FIJA and TAC, we can be sure that more and more people will become informed about their right in these crucial times.
The flood gates have opened, and there’s nothing the powers-that-be can do about it.