No convictions in big marijuana bust in ND

There are 1 comment on the Feb 2, 2012, WDAY story titled No convictions in big marijuana bust in ND. In it, WDAY reports that:

A North Dakota jury acquitted one of two Lithuanian men accused of trying to transport nearly 50 pounds of marijuana from Washington state to Chicago two years ago, and the other man voluntarily left the country.

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malcolm kyle

Hoofddorp, Netherlands

#1 Feb 4, 2012
Jury Nullification is a constitutional doctrine that allows juries to acquit defendants who are technically guilty but do not deserve punishment.- All non-violent 'drug offenders' who are not selling to children - be they users, dealers or importers - clearly belong in this category.

If you sincerely believe that prohibition is a dangerous and counter-productive policy then you must stop helping to enforce it. When it comes to acquittals, you, the juror, have the very last word!

* It only takes one juror to prevent a guilty verdict.
* You are not lawfully required to disclose your voting intention before taking your seat on a jury.
* You are also not required to give a reason to the other jurors for your position when voting - just simply state you find the accused not guilty.

We must create what we can no longer afford to wait for - PLEASE VOTE TO ACQUIT!

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