I just stole Reason.tv's title because it basically has it all. The video is just under 10 minutes. You should watch it, and especially if you don't toss jury summonses in the trash as I've done every time, all my life. I have never "served" on a jury (slavery supposedly ended). If you want me to serve on a jury, I expect to get paid at least as much as the average hourly rate of the attorneys working the case, or $250/hr, whichever is greater.
...Anyway, I don't know I've ever stood up, saluted, clapped, and given a solemn nod & bow to anyone more that I did for this man.
Do not let appearances fool you—this man is smart. I could quibble with this & that, but this is generally right on the money on essentials. If ever accused of a victimless "crime," (the scare quote denotes an offense against the State), then do exactly as this man says. Represent yourself, and have the taxpayers provide you a public defender to make your legal bitch 24/7.
So, OK, watch it. In the first trial, he gets a hung jury (7 of 12). Gets retried, and then gets all 12 for acquittal from a potential 10 year sentence. Fuck You! DA! Up Your Pathetic Little Whore Ass!
And do check out the Fully Informed Jury Association. I've been linking to them now & then as long as I've been blogging.