FIJA  DEMONSTRATION  OF  11/16/09

     I arrived at he U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 500 Pearl Street in Manhattan at 11:45 am on Monday, November 16, 2009.  The weather was perfect: warm and sunny.  I stood in the middle of the plaza in front of the courthouse.

     I started to pass out the FIJA pamphlet entitled “A Primer for Prospective Jurors” along with my handout  (see below). Two photographers, whom I do not know, were present  At 11:48 am, I was approached by two federal marshals, who  informed me that I had to leave.  I demurred.  They said that they would have to report me and left.

     I passed out about 8 flyers, when three police officers from the Department of Homeland Security approached me at about 11:58 am.  The leader was my friend Officer Barnes from previous encounters.  After we exchanged the usual pleasantries, he placed me under arrest, and I fell to the ground.  He confiscated my remaining brochures and my JURY INFO sign.  He left a receipt and a citation 41 CFR, Sub C Section 102 #74.415(c), the same as previously (see below).  He unarrested me at 12:05 pm, and the police left the scene.

     The Homeland Security Police also approached the photographers.  Apparently one left, but the other would not.  He was taking pictures of my arrest.  He was placed under arrest.  However, he apparently had a permit to photograph a trial, which was the reason he was there.  He identified himself as a photographer for the “Post.”  He was not cited nor any of his property confiscated.

     Another pedestrian was standing about 20 feet away observing events.  The police approached him nd told him that he had to leave.  Apparently standing on federal property is also an offense.  However, apparently he left and was not cited.
     
     Warning: You should know that The Federal Protective Service, and possibly the FBI, is intercepting my e-mails.  Another violation of our civil liberties.  Be prudent if you write to me.

     THE PRICE OF FREEDOM IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE

     THE PRICE OF JUSTICE IS ETERNAL PUBLICITY


 TITLE 41 C. F. R. Public Contracts and Property Management Subtitle C--FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS SYSTEM

 § 102-74.415(c)

  (c) Distributing materials, such as pamphlets, handbills or flyers, unless conducted as part of authorized Government activities. This prohibition does not apply to public areas of the property as defined in §102–71.20 of this chapter. However, any person or organization proposing to distribute materials in a public area under this section must first obtain a permit from the building manager as specified in subpart D of this part. Any such person or organization must distribute materials only in accordance with the provisions of subpart D of this part. Failure to comply with those provisions is a violation of these regulations.
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 § 102-71.25   Who must comply with GSA's real property policies?

  Federal agencies operating under, or subject to, the authorities of the Administrator of General Services must comply with these policies.
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 THE JUDGE WILL INSTRUCT THE

 JURY THAT IT MUST UPHOLD THE

 LAW AS HE GIVES IT.  

 HE WILL BE LYING.  

 THE JURY MUST JUDGE THE LAW

 AS WELL AS THE FACTS.



 JURIES WERE INSTITUTED TO

 PROTECT CITIZENS FROM THE

 TYRANNY OF GOVERNMENT.

   IT IS NOT THE DUTY OF THE JURY

 TO UPHOLD THE LAW.  

 IT IS THE JURY'S DUTY TO SEE

 THAT JUSTICE IS DONE.