Friday, March 4, 2011. – Last night James Cox the Florida state coordinator for the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), spoke at the Hernando County Campaign for Liberty at: Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, Florida.
Approximately twenty-three people attended the meeting, where Cox explained to the group about why it is important to sit on a jury.
Cox explained that it is the right of the people, that when they sit on a jury, they can vote with their conscience. They can deliver a not guilty verdict based on not just on the facts of the case, but the law itself. He went on and said “When one person stands their ground and finds the defendant not guilty, they have just hung the jury.” “When enough people do this, because they find that the law is unjust, or it’s being unfairly misapplied, it sends a message that, that particular law is not supported by the community.”
The message was accepted within the group and Cox handed out the Jury Protection for Second Amendment brochure to them.