By Micheal Picard
On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, I was in Manchester, CT handing out flyers advocating for jury nullification. Jury nullification is the right of the jury to acquit a defendant, or a juror to hang the jury, because they believe the law to be immoral or misapplied.
About 25 minutes after I arrived, the chief clerk of the Manchester Superior Court, Antonio D'Addeo, said that I was not allowed to hand out flyers in front of the courthouse, that I needed permission first, and called the Connecticut State Police. I continued to hand out flyers.
About 10 minutes later, Chief Clerk Antonio D'Addeo and the chief marshal, Greg Maloney, approached, by order of Judge Hunchu Kwak and Judge Julia Dewey, and ordered me off of courthouse property, which they called "private property", or else I would be arrested for criminal trespass (C.G.S. 53a-107 (which is a class A misdemeanor in Connecticut)) by the Connecticut State Police Troop H, the same troop that was involved in fabricating evidence and falsifying charges against me on video (https://youtu.be/Aizm05nCVkE).
Editor's note: For more information on the power of the jury to nullify the law or the application of the law under a specific circumstance, visit FIJA.org. Good job, Micheal.
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