Power-Hungry Judge Threatens Courtroom and Jury in Ross Ulbricht Trial Over Jury Outreach

Jury Nullification Outrach Outside Ross Ulbricht Trial

Jury Nullification Outrach Outside Ross Ulbricht Trial

Liberty activists are reluctantly backing down from their jury outreach projects outside the Manhattan federal courthouse, but not because an insane robed person threatened the entire courtroom and jury over the activists’ signs and pamphlets yesterday afternoon. As reported here yesterday, the federal gang is pulling out all the stops to prevent jurors from accessing information about jury nullification.

They dismissed jurors who admitted to seeing signs or looking at activists’ fliers. However, that wasn’t enough for the woman in the robe, Katherine Bolan Forrest. Philly liberty superactivist James Babb explains:

Evidently, despite the millions of dollars spent and incalculable power of the state, Judge Katherine Forrest feared that a few folks with pamphlets could upset their steamrolling operation. As predicted, a juror with a conscience and knowledge of their power terrifies these petty tyrants. The billboard campaign and the pamphleting op were referenced on multiple occasions. Selecting an uninformed jury became a top priority for the prosecution and their subservient judge…

Free Keene Bloggers James Cleaveland and Jay Freeville Outside the Ulbricht Trial

Free Keene Bloggers James Cleaveland and Jay Freeville Outside the Ulbricht Trial

Basically, she decreed that if the independent volunteers didn’t stop informing jurors of their right to nullify unjust and misapplied laws, she would “annonymize” the jury, bussing them in from a secret location, blocking their contact from the outside world. Of course, the jurors won’t be told that they are being “protected” from a 100% factual pamphlet about their indisputable rights. Instead, they will thank the judge for protecting them from a dangerous crime boss. Experts have confirmed that this is a credible threat…

After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the pamphleting operation until the hostage is recovered safely. However, the offending judge will not be forgotten. She will become accustomed to dealing with informed jurors. We will not be intimidated. We will not abandon our mission. Forrest’s grumpiness confirms what we already knew. They are scared of the truth. They fear for their house of cards.

Pamphleting at this court will resume at a later date. The kiosk ad campaign will continue. If you want to help expand it, you can participate here.

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56 Comments

  1. Give ’em hell

  2. Its very doubtful he will win the first jury trial. Given all the screwed up activity the federal government has done in this case he will be able to appeal it over and over due to all the far reaching moves the government has done. I have a feeling this is all going to boil down to the NSA programs and parallel reconstruction.

    I actually think it will be great when the average white citizen has as many crimes on their rap sheet as a black citizen. After all most of you nay saying cattle commit three felonies a day, don’t believe me look it up.

    To all the nay sayers out there suck on this one: If you file a tax return and sign it, do you fully understand the return this includes all forms that can be filed even if not filed with the tax return? If you don’t you have committed felony perjury. Now considering this, you have done this for yeras so you are a repeat offender…..my naughty naughty. FYI having a tax accountant doesn’t mean shit in regards to this I know because I’m a Enrolled Agent.

    FYI have fun trying to contact the IRS this year slaves boy are you in for some fun lol.

  3. Tyrants deserve to hang from lamp posts.

  4. ” reluctantly backing down from their jury outreach projects outside the Manhattan federal courthouse”

    Translation: “I don’t want to go to a real jail here in NYC. They’re real scary down here – not like in Keene.”

  5. You do realize your statement is an implied threat of violence against a Federal Judge, right?

    I wonder how big-and-bad you would be if they came to arrest your ass? I think the statement “screaming and crying like a little girl” probably sums it up.

  6. And regarding your ridiculous notion of “jury nullifcation”: If, in the opinion of the judge, the jury has rendered a verdict based upon nullification, he/she can issue a directed verdict – especially at the Federal level.

    Game, set, match. So STFU, Bernard. You and the rest of the Free Keene Douchebag Squad are just pissing into the wind.

  7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg_v._Ohio

    (1) There’s no imminent lawless action inherent in the post, since “deserve” is a far cry from “I/we will go ahead and do this right now.” Hell, people can say that Obama deserves to be tried for war crimes, found guilty, and executed, and, legally, nothing can happen to them.

    (2) No specific person is named (you’ll notice, dumbfuck, that a singular noun isn’t even used, with “Tyrants” instead being referred to).

  8. How many gallons of tyrant semen have you swallowed so far?

  9. The religion of Statism demands that we follow the legal scriptures of the religion regardless of how stupid or destructive:

    From Abe Lincoln’s speech known as the “Lyceum Address” (1838)
    http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/lyceum.htm

    “Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap–let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs;–let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation; and let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.”

    “But I do mean to say, that, although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still while they continue in force, for the sake of example, they should be religiously observed.”

    Ross is just another attempted sacrifice on the altar of the “State(s)”, the deity/deities of the government religion.

  10. Translation: “My name is Sammy, and I’m a demented piece of shit who spends his time on a pro-liberty blog advocating for the enslavement of mankind.”

  11. Ya the thing is these pathologically narcissistic cult leaders don’t want to just admit that the whole jury theater is a dog and pony show which is what it would amount to. They want it to make it look like a real trial happened where a case was actually proven. Just turning it into such a blatant sham could undermine the faith of the cult’s adherents(the source of income for the wizard priest in the harry potter robe).

  12. Sammy,
    As much as I usually agree with you, you are wrong about directed verdicts. Directed verdicts can not be used to overturn jury nullification. A Directed verdict can only be used to override a guilty verdict.

  13. The fact that you support a judge’s opinion of guilt or innocence over that of a jury’s in a criminal trial says a lot about your character Sammy. If judges could make verdicts without juries, then what would be the purpose of juries? Audience participation? The purpose of juries is to protect the accused from the depredations of the state, not simply to determine the accused’s innocence or guilt.

    Still, Sammy, you are correct. Although the legal practice of directed verdict has been replaced by the concept of Judgment as a Matter of Law (JMOL), this concept has been used historically to confine juries to the province of fact-finding, and thus flout any attempts made by juries to nullify laws.

    Logistically, trial proceedings require that the prosecution move for a JMOL prior to the verdict. Should the motion be rejected and if the jury should return a verdict of not guilty, the prosecution can then move for a Judgment Notwithstanding Verdict (JNOV). This allows the judge to re-examine his previous rejection of the JMOL motion and (possibly) override a jury’s “not guilty” verdict. This is a perverse interpretation of the 7th Amendment, but then you can’t expect criminals to follow the rules, even the rules they write themselves.

    I don’t believe that these motions will ever be used by the prosecution in Ulbrecht’s case. They won’t have to, since trials at the federal level rarely consist of jurors knowledgeable about their nullification rights.

  14. So you agree the judge is a tyrant?

  15. Sammy the retard did self-pwn pretty badly. 😛

  16. Sammy is Youtube troll ArrestAJudgeKit aka Terry Nemmers

  17. That wind is blowing in your direction.

  18. You cannot fault him…he went to a public school.

  19. Okay that it was too technical for Sammy…he went to a public school after all.

  20. What’s funny is many state haters are the 1st pansies to go running to law enforcement for protection when the shit hits the fan.

    i.e. Chris Cantwell, David Crawford

  21. To those capable of reading, the article is very clear that it was the judge’s threat to harm the jury by cutting them off from contact with the outside world which prompted the nullification advocates to take that action.

  22. That may have something to do with their knowledge that they’ll be victimized by the state if they don’t use the state to resolve conflicts, you idiot.

  23. Funny how – when it suits your needs – you freetards run for cover under the very same laws and system that you supposedly despise. What a bunch of ignorant, hypocritical douchebags.

  24. Of course they do. Guys like Crawford and Cantwell are a couple of losers who are all talk and no action, running to law enforcement after creating problems for themselves by running their mouths. It’s just a matter of time before Karma catches up with those two douchebags.

  25. Since you are obviously a pedophile, I’ll bet you know a lot about public schools.

  26. I think Crawford is too much of a pansie to get himself into trouble,

    Cantwell on the other hand is an attention whore that acts 1st and thinks afterwards and it’s just a matter of time until he ends up in what FK refers to as the Keene Spiritual Retreat B&B

  27. It’s hilarious that you flag-waving shitheads brag about how free ‘Murricuh is, while simultaneously fighting tooth-and-nail to have the state punish people for doing things that make you butthurt.

  28. Apparently too technical for you too, at least Sammy tries to understand which is more than we can say for you.

  29. Sammy deserves to hang from a lamp post.

  30. That Lincoln guy should have been shot.

  31. I’ll meet you on the common, Ed; come see if you can try. You had better bring some friends to give yourselves a fighting chance.

  32. Not me personally, but for doing things that are contrary to our laws. The only people butthurt are ignorant freetards like yourself who run around and spout nonsensical phrases like “no victim no crime”.

    Does your Mom know you’re up past your bedtime, btw?

  33. Thanks for taking time away from jerking off to images of young boys and playing XBox* to post your thought-provoking messages. Much appreciated.

    *An assumption on my part, but I’ll bet I’m real close.

  34. If you think a law is bad, but I think it’s good – then who gets their way?

    In the mind of a freetard, there is this self-defined aura of divine manifest destiny that somehow qualifies them to judge which laws are good and which ones are bad.

    The rest of us just go to the ballot box and deal with it that way – you know – democratically. Oh, right: freetards don’t like democracy because they get all butthurt when they don’t get their way.

    Aww … poor freetards.

  35. Aww did little Sammy get upset.. go tell it to your fucking dog bitch.

  36. Being the toughest tough guy in the comments section of FK is like winning the Special Olympics; You’re still retarded.

    Ol’ Sammy acting hard on internet again. Anonymously, no less. He’ll meet you in the common when he’s done watching my little pony, Ed. Bring your friends and make sure you all fix on your brony tails for him.

  37. Perhaps you could just dump the kiosk and have several people handing out fliers 🙂 Discretely of course

  38. Since you think that laws are sacred, you must think that segregation laws were great before they were overturned.

  39. Doing it discretely defeats the whole purpose of their activism.

  40. Joshua Dratel, an attorney for the defense, explicitly disavowed the jury nullification protesters outside. “People think they’re helping the defense, but they’re not.”

    Ross’s attorney must be a tyrant too 🙂

  41. Finally the key word: “Overturned”. No law in this country is set in stone. If enough people want change and our elected leaders have the political will to make that change then it will happen.

    You freetards piss everyone off with your juvenile, self-aggrandizing bullshit, hence you don’t get anywhere. Everyone is laughing at losers like you and could care less about your idiotic point of view.

  42. Jeb: the product of two siblings who in turn married his own sister and perpetuated the half-wit bloodline.

    Given that family bloodline of yours, you are undoubtedly intimately familiar with issues related to the Special Olympics.

  43. Looks like you’re the one that’s upset, Mr. Diddler.

  44. This is just for you Sammy!!!
    Didn’t Thomas Jefferson say that the blood of Tyrants and citizens feed the tree of freedom from time to time? Am I now included in this group of Implied violence?? “You who censure others censure yourselves ” Daniel Boone . Oh! and freedom and justice are only words you the people must precipitate them.

    it wouild seem that there are 4 boxes

    the speaking box

    the voters box

    the jury box

    last but not least is
    the patch box.

    If they were around today the 3% of 1776 would tell you that words have power but actions speaks with more power.

    Now where are we at?

    You who profess your power? well heres a site which will enable more power to you the true holder in due course http://utah.gov/ltgovernor/docs/CDC-AGLandsTransferHB148SummaryInteractive.pdf
    this is spreading like jury nullification
    So now where are we? we dam sure aren’t in Kansas and the OZ has been shewn for the lack of clothes he possesses
    I work in the lands Board of Idaho I place myself where my mouth is. We have the eyes and ears of our newly elected representitives. This tyranny is real people.you people must wake up

  45. Isn’t it funny how clueless apologists for government bullying such as “Sammy” invariably prove the very point they attempt to disprove?

  46. “representitives” ? LoL.

    I’ll bet you place yourself where a lot of other people’s mouths are as well, Internet Warrior.

    Two things for you:

    1. Learn the proper use of English grammar and punctuation;

    2. As part of #1, learn how to spell.

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