Man Taken Away by Armed Authoritarians for Handing out Informative Literature
DENVER, CO – Mark Iannicelli, a jury nullification activist was arrested and charged on Thursday with 7 counts of jury tampering for passing out informative literature regarding jury nullification to the public and jurors just outside the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver.
According to the Denver District Attorney’s Office, Mark Iannicelli tried to influence the decision of jurors by handing out information on jury nullification as they entered the Lindsay-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver earlier this week.
The Denver District Attorney’s Office is saying that Mr. Iannicelli had a booth set up with a “Juror Info” sign and handed jury nullification flyers to jury pool members. Shortly after his arrest he was able to be released on a $5000 bond and is scheduled to be in the Denver County Court on Aug. 11 to be formally charged for exercising his Human Right that is suppose to be protected with our Constitution.
From the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA):
“I understand from another person who was at the courthouse at the time that two pieces of jury nullification literature were being handed out that day: FIJA’s True or False? brochure and a flyer from another organization. He reported that the arrest took place on the second day of a planned three-day outreach effort, and that jury rights educators had previously been handing out literature in Westminster, Colorado with no issues.”
Simply put, Jury nullification is an American Tradition but not taught in the state-run public schools and the justice system does not even give any information or inform jurors of this option. So it’s up the activists to spread the word of this practice, mostly by posting up in front of courthouses across the country. The nullification process is when a juror or multiple jurors force a “not guilty” verdict regardless of the evidence because they see the law unjust, unfairly applied, or a victimless crime.