Ed­u­cat­ing Jurors a Crim­i­nal Of­fense in Michi­gan

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Many courts in the United States are cor­rupt and reg­u­larly abuse the rights of cit­i­zens. Courts in Michi­gan are among the worst, as seen by a re­cent case in which Dis­trict Judge Kim­berly Booher or­dered Keith Wood to serve eight week­ends in jail, 120 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice, six months of pro­ba­tion and pay fines for ex­er­cis­ing his Con­sti­tu­tional right to hand out fly­ers. Me­costa County As­sis­tant Pros­e­cu­tor Nathan Hull asked the judge to sen­tence Keith Wood to 45 days in jail.

Judge Booher de­nied the de­fense's mo­tion to stay Wood's sen­tence pend­ing ap­peal and sent him straight to jail. Keith will file an ap­peal to the Me­costa County Cir­cuit Court and the Michi­gan Court of Ap­peals if nec­es­sary.

Keith was ini­tially charged with felony jury tam­per­ing, but the charge was re­duced to a mis­de­meanor so that he couldn't have a jury trial. A jury ed­u­cated in their rights and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties would have cer­tainly found him not guilty since he was cer­tainly not guilty of jury tam­per­ing.

Keith had not dis­cussed any cases with any­one nor was the flyer tar­geted to­wards any spe­cific court case. They flyer only con­tained in­for­ma­tion on all jurors' rights and obli­ga­tions and was be­ing made avail­able away from the court­house on a pub­lic side­walk on a day with no jurors seated.

One of the rea­son's that Amer­ica's courts aren't bet­ter is be­cause jurors aren't in­formed of their ac­tual rights and obli­ga­tions and are mis­led by judges and pros­e­cu­tors and co­erced into wrong­ful con­vic­tions.

The in­jus­tice sys­tem in Amer­ica doesn't want jurors to be in­formed be­cause it means less cer­tain con­vic­tions, fewer bribes and fewer in­no­cent peo­ple in prison.

Per­haps it is time for the peo­ple of Michi­gan to re­view Judge Kim­berly Booher's other cases and put her on trial for vi­o­la­tion of the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion, false im­pris­on­ment, kid­nap­ping, rack­e­teer­ing, etc. — be­fore a fully in­formed jury of her peers.

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