4 Things I Learned Doing Jury Nullification Outreach

Photo credit: Randy Clemens (RandyClemens.com)

Photo credit: Randy Clemens (RandyClemens.com)

It’s no secret I’ve been active in jury nullification outreach. You see, jurors in the United States act as the people’s voice in the justice system, protecting against an overreaching government putting citizens in jail for ridiculous reasons. Part of this sacred duty is the ability to refuse the conviction of a defendant, even if the facts clearly point to the law being broken. Sometimes, the moral thing to do is to nullify a bad law, or a bad application of the law.

Here’s four things I learned while educating jurors about this right to nullify:
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13 Nonpolitical Ways to Fight for Liberty – Film Police

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Good news! You can now count the days until the US presidential election on one hand. Bad news! All the horrific press coming out about that travesty will only intensify day by day. Lucky for you, I’ve been writing this list of 13 ways to fight for liberty outside of that awful ritual called voting. By now you know to use Bitcoin to stick it to the Federal Reserve and encrypt your communications to annoy the NSA. You’ll be supporting the local agorist economy while caring for the needy, and learning to defend yourself and your community. You’ve even started to chip away at the prison industrial complex by teaching jurors about nullification. But we still have a problem: before you ever get to a jury of your peers, you have to get past police misconduct. Thankfully, there is still something you can do about it. [Read more…]

13 Nonpolitical Ways to Fight for Liberty – Jury Nullification

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In one week, millions of Americans will go to the polls, holding their nose, to stop Donald Trump from getting elected. Millions more are heading out to support someone they don’t believe in just to fight Hillary Clinton. But not you. You’re just hiding under a blanket. Or, if you’ve had the good fortune to start reading my list of 13 ways to advance liberty before the election, you’re much less sad, and are busy with Bitcoin, encryption, and guns. You’ll be spending your money on agorist business and throwing a couple bucks to private charity. But the cops can still haul you away for any number of nonsense reasons and ruin your life. Let’s do something about that now. [Read more…]

13 Nonpolitical Ways to Fight for Liberty – Use Bitcoin

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We’re less than two weeks away from the election, and things aren’t looking good. We have one of the most corrupt candidates in US history somehow coasting to an easy victory while fighting off an army of skeletons in her closet, while her only opponent is a bigoted caricature of everything wrong with America who seems determined to do everything in his power to lose the election. Meanwhile, while third party candidates are performing better than ever, they are still far from striking distance of political influence. It’s a sad day for liberty.

Or is it? What if I had a cure for your election season depression? What if I told you that there were other ways of fighting for a freer, better world outside of electoral politics? What if I was going to give you one great nonpolitical way to advance liberty every day from now until the election? Because that’s what I’m about to do. I’m giving you 13 ways to advance liberty better than voting. [Read more…]

Police Union May Boycott 49ers Over Kaepernick

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Cops are threatening to go on strike over Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem.

The Santa Clara police union, offended by Kaepernick’s continuing decision to not stand for the anthem in protest of police brutality, sent a letter to the San Francisco 49ers saying that doing nothing about their incorrigible player “could result in police officers choosing not to work at your facilities.” Apparently, in addition to forcing the public to pay for their services or face arrest, Santa Clara police also demand their steadfast devotion. [Read more…]

Traffic Deaths Hit Record High As Hands-Free Laws Fail

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Traffic deaths in the United States are at a 50-year high, despite a host of government efforts to the contrary.

According to data released by the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, last year’s road deaths rose by 7.2% to an awful total of 35,092, more than the population of some cities. These stats hold true across all affected groups, including cyclists and pedestrians.

Nationwide hands-free laws have had the opposite effect

This spike in deaths has come at a time when 46 of the 50 United States have enacted texting-while-driving bans to cut back on distracted driving. Intended to disincentivize drivers from using their phones in ways that could put themselves, and other drivers, at increased risk of collision, the continuing increase in fatalities may be because drivers have simply shifted the location of their phones out of public view, arguably a much more dangerous position with far more limited road visibility. This remains a classic example of legislating a desired outcome without factoring in a basic understanding of the human behavioral patterns involved.

Police going to increasingly ridiculous lengths for “public safety”

In order to enforce these ineffective safety regulations, police have taken to some truly bizarre methods. Over the course of a five-day sting operation, police in Somersworth, New Hampshire posed as homeless and religious evangelists at stoplights, holding attention-grabbing signs and ticketing drivers who took a picture with their phones. It’s important to note that not only were the drivers at stoplights (and therefore not a danger to anyone), but were deliberately lured into using their phones where they otherwise may have had no intention to do so (which can be considered entrapment). Another fine example of wasting taxpayer money to enforce a pointless law in even more pointless ways.