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News Link Drug War
Jury Refuses to Convict Anyone for Marijuana Possession!
youtube (h/t Lew Rockwell blog)
What happens when a judge can't find any potential jurors willing to convict people on drug charges? We find out in Montana.
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I have to wonder how much the government will spend to enforce the tax and other regulations if Marijuana is made "legal" will the jails just simply fill up with "tax evaders and unlicensed businesses" as well as illegal sales to minors.
Great! It's about time! Maybe, if enough people come to their senses, all the self-annointed freaks who clamour about marijuana - and who make a living from it, by claiming to be against its very existence - will have to find real jobs. In 5000 years there has never been a recorded death due to the (over0use of marijuana. Can the same be said for aspirin?
I wouldn't touch the crap with a ten-foot pole (I don't smoke), but I can't imagine how ignorant and patently stupid a person would have to be to deny its use to any adult who so desired to take advantage of its "medicinal benefits". What the hell business is it of mine if someone wants to smoke anything?
As to the so-called "war on drugs", I'd simply reply: Dom't piss on me and tell me it's raining! That's my family version.
There are cops, agents, and private citizens being killed and otherwise physically and mentally abused, all over the country and the world, for no ohter reason than a bunch of limp mental midgets, calling themselves politicians, chose to posture and pretend to be "enlightened" by maintaining some level of manipulative control over what others do with their minds and bodies. I suggest that the whole bunch aren't worth the life of a simgle citizen or government puppet. The world would be a better place, if they'd all just shut the hell up: it's too late for their parents to discover birth control!
Way to go Montana!!!!!!
The video says that the questioning of potential jurors was done before the potentials had any knowledge of what kind of trial it was that they were being questioned for. A standard list of questions might include many different things along with a question of convicting someone for having one or two joints on his person. So, it would be easy to ask the question without arousing suspicion.
What is a standard list of questions asked of potential jurors? How standard is the list across the nation? Are there certain questions that are always included? Is there a preliminary question list that is used to eliminate certain of the potentials with a more detailed list used on those who pass the first questioning?
People who are on juries on a regular basis could answer these questions. Do we have any such who are readers of FP, who would be willing to answer?
I sure would like to have seen the judge's questions to the potential jurors.
Too much money being made on the drug war BS to stop now. Over populated prison population? How about having the most prisoners then any other country in the world combined!
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The power of the judge or prosecutor over the jury is in direct proportion to the jurys ignorance.This judge has spent 30 years destroying people and their families and still hard at it? Friggin unbelievable!
"What luck for the rulers that men do not think."
"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."
"When fascism came to America - it was wrapped in the flag and carrying
a cross" --- Sinclair Lewis
Woe unto you also, you lawyers! For you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burden with one of your fingers."
Wearing black robes doesn't make fools wise.
Jon Roland, 1996
I would say that is is a reflection of the Judiciaries ignorance...on every level, of that system.
It also reflects who they are really protecting, by enforcing these arcane marijuana laws, which benefit big pharma, only. They are not protecting their community (more propaganda) because in that community they can't even find 12 people to 'toe that line' of BS anymore. Doctors are now speaking openly of the benefits of marijuana and law enforcement is now openly talking about how prohibition fails, on every level.
It seems your countrymen and women are waking up to 'truth' now, instead of just re-iterating some old propaganda from the 50's, about marijuana told to them by bought politicians...wake up man.
The power of the judge or prosecutor over the jury is in direct proportion to the jurys ignorance.
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