FIJA  DEMONSTRATION  OF  11/09/09

    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 9, 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). A freelance reporter form Free Talk Live was present.  At 11:48, I was approached by two federal marshals, who identified themselves as Musumeci and Sullivan.  They would not give first names and said that they had no badge numbers.  They informed me that I had to leave.  I demurred.  They said that they would have to report me and left.

    I passed out about 15 flyers, when three police from the Department of Homeland Security approached me at about 12:20 pm.  The leader was my friend Officer Barnes from two weeks ago.  After we exchanged the usual pleasantries, he placed me under arrest, and I fell to the ground.  He confiscated my remaining five 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 two weeks earlier.  

    During the exchange with the police, the Free Talk Live reporter videotaped the event and interviewed me until he was stopped and cited by the police under 41 CFR, Subsection C,  §102–74.420 for photographing without a permit.  They confiscated his film.  

    At about 12:30 pm, while I was still on the ground, Joel Kupferman, a lawyer and Executive Director of the New York Environmental & Justice Project appeared and observed.  Then the police left at 12:35 pm.  I stood up and the event was over.  

    We noticed that an NBC reporter was present, but we did not interact with him.  Joel and I went to a Chinese soup shop and had hot and sour soup.  I arrived home at about 3:15 pm.
    
    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.