On Friday August 20, 2010 Clint Shivers, Phil, Jim, my wife Shelly and I attended the Federal Court House in Jacksonville, Florida, at: 300 North Hogan Street Jacksonville, FL 32202.
The sun was shining and it was a wonderful day.
I went inside and took Jim with me as he wanted to witness what I had to say to the JSI (Judicial Security Inspector).
We went inside, produced state ID and was scanned. I asked one of the marshals who is the JSI, he told me that I needed to go to the second floor. On the second floor is the U.S. Marshals office. I asked the lady behind the window if I could talk to the JSI. A gentleman by the name of Larry Richter (Senior Deputy U.S. Marshal) arrived, I introduced myself and asked him for his business card. I asked him if he had any objections to us handing out brochures in front of the courthouse. He told me that we could hand them out in front of the courthouse on the sidewalk, but not on the courthouse plat. He said that in order for us to obtain permission to hand out brochures on the Federal Courthouse grounds we would have to go and talk to Mary Bono or Paula Sloan of the GSA (General Services Administration) who are on the 6th floor. Jim and I ventured up to the 6th floor, but Mary and Paula were not available. We spoke with a lady called Faye who said that she would call Mary and then come down to us outside to let us know the outcome. I left Faye with 1 copy of each of the brochures that we were handing out and my business card.
Outside we started handing out brochures to the people passing by. We were all asking people “Would you like some information on your rights as a juror?” I found that I was met with very little resistance, the people would take the brochure and say thank you.
At around 11:30 we headed to the Jacksonville landing were we had lunch.
After lunch we handed brochures out around the landing and then headed off to the county courthouse.
In total we handed out around 750 brochures to the people that we came in contact with in Jacksonville.
Clint asked me for brochures so that Phil, Jim and himself could carry on the activism at the courthouses in Jacksonville. He also told me that he will be attending more gun shows and meetings in North Florida soon. I gave Clint 600 brochures to carry on with their activism.
Once again I would like to thank Clint, Phil and Jim for helping myself and FIJA educate the people of Jacksonville on their rights as Fully Informed Jurors.
On Thursday August 19th 2010 I was invited by Clint Shivers to speak at a Libertarian Party meeting in Jacksonville, Florida. I spoke to a crowd of about thirty people who were waiting to find out about FIJA and what it is that I do.
I used the same presentation that I had used the night before and presented the same way getting the audience involved. The audience found it very interesting to learn that they could also judge the law as well as the facts of the case.
We passed out four brochures to each person and explained that once they had finished reading them to pass them on to four other people, so that the information was passed on.
I explained to the group that I would be handing out brochures at the Federal Court House in Jacksonville the following day, and also if they would join me.
The groups was very responsive to the presentation and asked questions. One gentleman asked “If I mentioned FIJA or jury nullification, would I get picked for the jury.” I explained, probably not, and he should make it his upmost importance to get selected for the jury, because of the power that he has, as a juror to do good.
It was a good meeting with lots of interest and people willing to get involved. One gentleman asked if he could come into the courthouse with me to witness what I say to the JSI (Judicial Security Inspector).
120 brochures in total were handed to the people that attended, for them to read and then pass on to other people.
I would like to thank Clint Shivers for making this possible and the people that attended.
Some of the NE Libertarians went down to the Florida Liberty Summit on Friday and while there we all got to meet James Cox. Really cool guy that James is, he gave us a boat load of brochures on jury rights to hand out at a gun show that the Duval county group set up for that weekend.
After getting back from the Florida Liberty Summit (which was awesome by the way) a group of FIJA supporting Libertarians spent the remainder of the weekend manning a booth at a local gun show in Jax handing out the info we got from James the night before. We all handed out about 250 brochures and invitations to the Jury Nullification event with James Cox here in Jacksonville on August 19th @ 6:30pm (Piccadilly meeting facility 5950 Ramona Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205).
From Libertarians and Liberty Campaigners to Republican Liberty Caucusers and gun enthusiasts, everyone is getting excited to hear James speak this Thursday! Then to cap it off on Friday there will be a group of us outside the Jacksonville Federal Courthouse (300 North Hogan Street Jacksonville, FL 32202) handing out jury rights information, this will be a really fun experience!! Thanks to everyone who helped out this weekend, with people like you and those involved in FIJA all fighting for liberty then victory over our oppressors has to be a certainty!