This morning, the jury in Doreen Hendrickson’s trial returned to the courthouse and deliberated all day. At around 5pm, they finally emerged and presented their verdict: hung jury. What a delightful victory!!!
At least one juror (and possibly more — we just know about one) stood up to the others, stood up to the IRS (no small undertaking) and to the judge who was clearly making decisions on the side of the IRS.
Judge Roberts admitted all the IRS’ evidence and almost none of the defendant’s. Her instructions to the jury were unconstitutional at best, criminal at worst. She should be removed from the bench and disbarred.
One principled juror was even called out and grilled about his decision. He was not swayed by the badgering: “I just wasn’t convinced.” Thank you! Neither were we.
And, yes, I’m saying the other jurors weren’t principled. Unless supporting thuggery is principled? Suborning perjury is principled? Obeying an IRS demand even if it is unlawful and unconstitutional is principled? Being ignorant of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and jury nullification is principled?
I think not. As our masters are fond of telling us, being ignorant of the law is no defense. That blade cuts both ways.
Let the low-information jurors go home to Dancing with the Stars. Maybe one day, they will wake up. I’m grateful for the jurors who trusted their guts: thank you for being the conscience of the people.
“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” — Samuel Adams, Founding Father and signer of the Declaration of Independence
Footnote #2: What Happens Next
The IRS can call it quits and move on. Or it can re-try Doreen and waste even more taxpayer money.
If they try again, the Hendricksons will be even more prepared for the shenanigans. The news about jury nullification is spreading. As the economy falls further into the toilet, Americans are waking up to what is going on and who is benefitting.
More and more people are questioning the IRS’ tactics if not the entire institution. Calls to “Audit the Fed!” are heard more and more often…
Not that any dose of sanity will stop the DOJ drones. They have nothing to lose — ain’t their money they are spending to persecute a tiny woman for not obeying their order to sign the damn form and perjure herself. They get paid regardless, right? Get their pensions and benefits regardless, right? Right.
The only person who can stop them is YOU. We are gathering names and addresses for letters and emails to TPTB. At least one juror sent a very strong message today. Let’s not leave him and Doreen to stand alone.
I know from Facebook, online news sources, activist groups like Oathkeepers and the shares of these articles that everyone who reads about Doreen’s trial is outraged. That is cause for hope. Thank you!