Recently, the Dallas County Libertarian Party had an informational booth at DFW NORML‘s Global Marijuana March, a protestival seeking changes in marijuana legislation. It started with a festival with music, speakers, and other entertainment. At 4:20 PM, there was a protest march to Dallas City Hall. Take a look at the photos from the event to see how impressive and well-attended the event was. The event included speakers from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, NORML (National Organization for Reformation of Marijuana Legislation), and the DFW NORML chapter.
Of course, we were also there as speakers. Yours truly spoke on jury nullification as a tool against the drug war. During the event as we manned the booth, I queried passers-by and those seeking information at the booth about their knowledge and position on jury nullification. I was floored. I expected varying positions but I received only one position – essentially “what is that?” One person even thought it meant abolishing juries, the antithesis of jury nullification. My concerns that the presentation might not be sufficiently informative for that audience were quickly allayed. Dallas Libertarians and the Fully Informed Jury Association have some work to do to inform the public. Later, due to last minute logistics, the speech was shorter than planned. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to present all of the aspects which I planned. Fortunately (?), I planned on having slides during the presentation but ended up speaking without them. However, since the audience could have used additional information on the subject and the LPDC website’s purpose is to help those seeking information on additional checks and balances on tyrannical government, those slides are attached.