Joined Jan. 25, 2013
3 months, 3 weeks agomalcolmkyle's comment on:
Prohibition has finally run its course: Our prisons are full, our economy is in ruins, the lives and livelihoods of tens of millions of Americans have been destroyed or severely disrupted. What was once a shining beacon of liberty and prosperity has become a toxic, repressive, smoldering heap of hypocrisy and a gross affront to fundamental human decency.
If you sincerely believe that prohibition is a dangerous and counter-productive policy then you can stop helping to enforce it. You are entitled—required even—to act according to your conscience.
- It only takes one juror to prevent a guilty verdict.
- You are not lawfully required to disclose your voting intention before taking your seat on a jury.
- You are also not required to give a reason to the other jurors on your position when voting. Simply state that you find the accused not guilty.
- Jurors must understand that it is their opinion, their vote. If the Judge and the other jurors disapprove, too bad. There is no punishment for having a dissenting opinion.
We must create what we can no longer afford to wait for and end the most destructive, dysfunctional, dishonest and racist social policy since Slavery.
PLEASE VOTE TO ACQUIT!