Jury Nullification In New Hampshire

April 13th, 2011   Submitted by Seth King

Congratulations are in order for Grafton, New Hampshire resident Bob Constantine. Last year Bob had his marijuana garden stolen by the criminal gang known as the State of New Hampshire. He was also threatened with a “felony” charge and a potential caging of up to seven years.

But despite all of this Mr. Constantine decided to stand up for his rights and not beg for mercy from the judge. Activists from all over New Hampshire, as well as Vermont, came out to support Mr. Constantine by distributing leaflets to potential jurors that inform them of their power to vote their conscience when determining the defendant’s fate. Other activists provided moral support to Mr. Constantine while simultaneously questioning the morality of so-called police, attorneys and bureaucrats.

The jurors eventually found Bob Constantine not guilty of manufacturing marijuana. They did, however, convict him of possession of the taboo plant, which will result in the theft of one thousand dollars from Mr. Constantine as well as his caging for up to two months.

Bob Constantine’s courage will hopefully inspire other individuals to live free despite the threats of the state. His, and many other activists’, actions are a testimony to the culture of freedom and possibility that exists within the geographical location commonly referred to as New Hampshire. I, for one, cannot wait to arrive.

Thanks to Jason Talley for his excellent video production of Mr. Constantine’s closing statement.

3 Responses to “Jury Nullification In New Hampshire”

  1. JustSayNoToStatismNo Gravatar says:

    What did she object to? “I don’t think a man’s freedom should be taken away for..?” I replayed it 10 times and still can’t tell.

    Otherwise, this is great.

    It makes me reconsider jury duty. If I was selected and all the other jurors tried to put someone in a cage, I could just refuse, and they couldn’t override me? Wow, that’d be great. And it would have a real impact on someone’s life.

  2. Bob ConstantineNo Gravatar says:

    Thannks for publishing this account Seth.

    To learn how good jurors can nullify bad laws go to : http://nhjury.com/

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  3. DaveENo Gravatar says:

    “I don’t think a man’s freedom should be taken away when he hasn’t harmed anyone.” And of COURSE the state would object to such a radical idea!