Submitted by Garry Reed on Tue, 2012-10-30 12:00.
In an email to the Libertarian News Examiner Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion said, "My website was set up just for curious jurors, and the state's newspapers even provided good video and stories for the jurors to understand my legal arguments about jury nullification. I whooped the state in terms of whose message got out. I had a PR field day at the expense of the state."
Submitted by Garry Reed on Tue, 2012-10-30 12:00.
In an earlier article, "The Weedman trial: Did the jury really nullify?" Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion claimed that he won his two trials by using a jury nullification defense while all of the local media covering his trials reported that the judge prevented him from doing so.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2012-10-29 12:00.
In a recent article, "NJWeedman acquitted of pot distribution," the Libertarian News Examiner questioned whether Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion successfully used jury nullification in his two trials for marijuana possession and distribution.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2012-10-08 12:00.
After all these years, after all the attempts by both libertarians and detractors trying to explain libertarians, after battling stereotypes and pigeonholes and bogus straw man portrayals libertarians are finally identified as "distinct."
Thoughtful libertarians have always known they're not "the right wing of the Republican Party," not "socially liberal and fiscally conservative," and we don't belong anywhere on the superficial "left-right political spectrum."
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2011-08-08 23:00.
In early July Kelly Thomas, a homeless schizophrenic man, was beaten and tasered to death by Fullerton, California, police.
John Bussman, a local defense attorney who has been protesting in front of the Fullerton police station claims the 135-pound man was unarmed, not on drugs, and had his throat and skull crushed by six officers after he was Tasered five times."
Submitted by Garry Reed on Sat, 2011-08-06 23:00.
While libertarians are almost always focused on fighting the big corruption, big scandals and big lies inherent in big government they may be neglecting their own backyards.
Charges of corruption, illegal orders, arbitrary arrests, embezzlement, and abuse of power pitting the mayor, city council, police chief, police officers, and citizens against each other have put the town of Quartzsite AZ, population 3,466, in the national spotlight.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Wed, 2011-08-03 23:00.
In the 1995 movie "Judge Dredd," about a dystopian future, Sylvester Stallone played a heavy-fisted law enforcer with the power to act as on-the-spot cop, prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner at crime scenes.
Judge Dredd seems to be alive and well today in Orlando, Florida, and rights activist Mark Schmidter knows all about him.
In January Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr. issued what amounted to a personal dictate making it a prosecutable offense for jury rights activists to distribute their Fully Informed Jury Association literature on the public sidewalks outside of "his" Orange County Courthouse.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2011-08-01 23:00.
After 11 years of dithering, our kinder gentler neighbors to the north decided to set up a Chinese national for torture and execution.
A Canadian court cleared the way earlier this month to extradite him back to China. After all, the Communist Thugocracy promised they wouldn't torture or kill him, even though his brother and his accountant both died in prison, so where's the worry?
Submitted by Garry Reed on Fri, 2011-07-22 23:00.
Are you afraid that Big Brother is secretly tracking your cell phone, snooping into your call history or spying on your email?
According to a new nationwide study by Retrevo.com Big Brother could actually be, well, big brother. Or big sister or Mom or Dad or Hubby.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Fri, 2011-07-15 23:00.
Two well-known Voluntaryists, Pete Eyre and Ademo Freeman will have their day in court on Monday, July 18, in Greenfield MA.
The pair is facing felony wiretapping, trespassing and resisting charges.
The charges against the Liberty on Tour tandem came a year ago at the Franklin County Jail while attempting to bail out a friend.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2011-04-18 18:18.
The movie Atlas Shrugged Part 1 is ideology.
It isn’t art. It isn’t cinema. It isn’t epic saga. It’s ideology.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2011-04-11 16:08.
Actually, it's Edgar's creator who wants your money.
A libertarian animator named Tomasz Kaye needs your voluntary donations so he can finish his short film of freedom in time for the 2012 Elections.
The video is Edgar the Exploiter, described as "An animation showing the hidden costs of government intervention."
Submitted by Garry Reed on Sat, 2011-04-09 14:58.
Libertarians need to keep pounding on the fact that the Drug War is a government instituted race war.
Criminalizing drugs has always been a means of targeting and controlling racial, ethnic, and social minorities.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Wed, 2011-03-23 17:55.
Quaint old ideas like freedom of assembly, freedom of association, freedom of speech and the right to peacefully petition government for redress of grievances used to be respected, but now apparently they're legal only in Wisconsin and only if you're a union member.
Among the many lessons that Bradley Manning has taught us (courage, honesty, integrity, commitment to truth and decency among other concepts cherished by libertarians) there is one other that every libertarian should take to heart.