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Complete (Condensed) Story: FDA vs. Samuel Girod

First, please sign and share the petition here: For a more detailed version of Sam’s story plus links to documents, click here. Feel free to copy, share and use as you like. Samuel Girod [G as in Gee: gi-ROD] and his family have been making and selling three all-natural herbal products for nearly 20 years. No one has ever been harmed by the products; the Girods have pages of testimonials and scores of repeat customers. Similar products are currently made and sold online . . . → Read More

The Trial: FDA v Samuel Girod Day 3 (Final)

Please sign the petition here. We need 50,000 sigs to get anyone’s attenion! The complete story is here. The final day of Sam Girod’s trial consisted of Sam calling one witness, himself, the prosecutor’s closing arguments, Sam’s closing arguments, jury instructions, jury deliberation, and the reading of the verdict. SAM’S DEFENSE We’ve been waiting the entire trial for Sam to defend himself. Because Sam represented himself, it would look silly for him to ask himself questions, so Sam wrote the questions for himself in . . . → Read More

The Trial: FDA v Samuel Girod Day 2

Complete story here. General Comments for Tuesday, February 28th, 2017: All of the federal witnesses are either federal employees (FDA or US Marshal) or they’re subpoenaed witnesses who clearly do not want to be there and they’re obviously sympathetic to Sam. In a few cases, the strain of being compelled to testify against Sam was almost more than they could take. A few of these witnesses were mad as wet hens and were outwardly antagonistic to the FDA and the federal prosecutor. For Sam’s customers, the prosecutor’s questioning . . . → Read More

Detailed story: FDA’s persecution of Samuel Girod.

First, please sign and share the petition here: This post explains the Girod indictment. Here are all the court documents on Sam’s entire case. There are two folders: the 1st is for the labeling, the 2nd is for the criminal indictment. Feel free to copy any of the articles about Sam and use HOWEVER you like: to hand out, to email, to republish on your blog — just get the word out. For a condensed version of Sam’s . . . → Read More

The Trial: FDA v Samuel Girod Day 1

Editor’s note: This was written by a friend who was at the trial yesterday. Complete story here. Of all of the bullshit federal cases, this ranks among the bullshittiest. The first couple of hours on Monday were jury selection. There seemed to be 50-80 potential jurors. They filed into the court, and back out, and back in, and back out, and back in, and back out, and back in. They finally seated a jury, 12 jurors and two alternates, eight women and six men. I . . . → Read More

What You Can Do to FREE KY Amish farmer Samuel Girod

First, please sign and share the petition here: The Backstory The FDA is trying to put KY Amish farmer Sam Girod in jail for 58 YEARS for charges stemming from a labeling infraction on an herbal salve he’s made for almost 20 years. Entire story here. What You Can Do 1. Sign and share this petition: 2. Support Sheriff Richard Mack’s efforts to secure a presidential pardon. 3. Email President . . . → Read More

Samuel Girod Indictment Explained

I know it sounds like I made up a terribly inflammatory headline… but it’s not JUST inflammatory. It’s true, the Girod indictment is below. This post explains the Girod indictment. For a condensed version of the story, click here. For a more detailed version plus links to documents, click here. Sam’s indictment is long because the gov likes to pad the bill so the defendant will be terrified into taking a plea. A plea is a win for the gov and . . . → Read More

Response to the Louisville Metro Council’s Assault on Police Chief Conrad

Here’s the article outlining the assault. Er, meeting. The short video at the top of the article is informative. THE PROBLEM: Violence in Louisville neighborhoods. Dear Louisville citizens, LOOK OUT. Your Metro Council just instructed your police chief to give his cops free rein. Let’s start with Chief Conrad’s fantastic and noteworthy response: “I do support [my officers]. I do have their back. That said, I have a long list of expectations. They will treat people right. They will treat people with respect. They will . . . → Read More