On Thursday, October 21, 2010 I had to take a trip out to Orlando, Florida to deliver FIJA brochures to John Kurtz, the coordinator for the Orlando area.
I set off from Clearwater at 4:30AM to make sure that the brochures were at the Orange County Court House, 415 N. Orange Ave Orlando Florida, by 7AM.
I arrived in good time and met John and we went to work distributing the fresh of the press Your Jury Rights True or False brochure.
We were later Joined by Jason Christopher who came and shot some video. Later we were joined by Marla Buchwald who I gave the document Handing out FIJA Literature Around Courthouses to read, before she started distributing FIJA brochures.
We were also joined by Mark Schmidter who is a regular with FIJA in Orlando.
The Orlando group is really making headway. The defense attorneys love FIJA Orlando, but as one defense attorney let us know “The judge is telling the jurors that the idiots outside are handing out garbage.” Both the judges and the prosecuting attorneys have a real dislike of the truth that we are telling people.
I had the chance to do a quick interview with one individual who I saw reading the Your Jury Rights True or False brochure. Here is what he had to say:
Today we distributed 1,400 brochures at the County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida.