Friday, January 13, 2012

Activist Appeals Felony Ruling for Exercising Free Speech

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Jury nullification activist, Mark E. Schmidter, faces nearly a year in jail after being found guilty of two felonies: External Criminal Contempt of Court, and jury tampering, for handing out information outside the Orange County Courthouse in Florida.  What's interesting is that Schmidter is not guilty of any actual law, but rather rules written by the acting Judge.  These rules that Schmidter is in violation of are for demonstrating outside of "free speech zones" determined by Judge Perry.



Schmidter, who was first arrested in June 2011, maintains his innocence and that the judge's orders he violated were a direct violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution in the first place.


Perry issued\Administrative Order # 2011 03 which states that if anyone hands out information, talks or hold a sign outside the courthouse, they would be held in contempt of court and jury tampering.

Administrative Order #2011 07 states that anything that has to do with “Free Speech” may only be done in the free speech zones which are two 10’x30’ remote areas nearly a football field away from the courthouse doors.

Here is Schmidter being interviewed before his court appearance in June:



Although violating these orders is a misdemeanor offense, Schmidter was charged and convicted of two felony counts.  Because of the felony charges, and suspecting that he couldn't get fair treatment from the judge who wrote the Administrative Orders, Schmidter requested a trial by peers and for Judge Perry to recuse himself from the case.  He was denied on both requests and referred to Judge Perry as the "lawmaker, prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner."

After serving four days in jail, Schmidter is out on bail and appealing his case. He's making a plea for help from free speech activists: "My conviction is a direct assault on the 1st Amendment of our Constitution. This is the only courthouse in our country that now has a permanent free speech zone. I am setting up my legal defense fund. I (we) need money to appeal for Freedom!"

Schmidter is seeking to raise $10,000 for the appeal process to overturn these unconstitutional charges and restore free speech rights outside the Orange County Courthouse.  A failure to overturn this precedent will threaten free speech around the country.

If you would like to contribute to Mark E. Schmidter's legal defense fund, please contact us through activistpost (at) gmail.com and we will forward you to Mr. Schmidter directly.


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26 comments:

Dean said...

These judges seem to think the rules don't apply to them!

Jake Witmer said...

Mark is a hero. Where's the ACLU or IJ? This case is the most important case in the nation right now.

Anonymous said...

Somebody needs tar feathers, or a beat down.

c.w.scamman said...

this is a no brainer.... if the ONLY "FREE SPEECH ZONE" is cordoned off, what is the REMAINING part of Amerika? In which communist state did this judge get his degree?

1prophetspeaks said...

How can he be denied a jury trial? That is a constitutional right. These judges ignore the constitution all the time - where is the ACLU or alliance defense fund or some other legal group?

Anonymous said...

ROMNEY'S ISRAELI HANDLER - Orit Gadiesh, former "War Room" assistant to Ezer Weizman and Moshe Dayan, is the daughter of Israeli Brigadier General Falk Gadiesh (born Falk Gruenfeld, Berlin, 1921) and his Ukrainian-born wife. Gadiesh is chairman of the management consulting firm Bain & Company, the parent company of Bain Capital, and was the company's managing director under CEO Mitt Romney in 1992.

Anonymous said...

He should put a Donation Link through Pay Pal so people can donate to the Cause.

Anonymous said...

He will be denied a jury trial because the jury would use nullification to declare him NOT GUILTY (i.e. the buck stops at we, the people). Jury nullification is our last defense against tyranny and it will be attacked mightily.

LastTruePatriot said...

Wait, What?! There was a time not so long ago when the entire USA was considered a "free speech zone"! This nation is so quickly starting to resemble the old super republic, Rome of less than 2000 years ago. Gee, I wonder what happened to that country & her people? Rome 2 is burning, my countrymen.....someone needs to put out the fire instead of fanning up the flames!

As George Orwell put it, "Freedom of Speech is the right to tell people what they don't want to hear."

James Woroble Jr said...

The judiciary is that other 1%.

When judges act as commissars, impeachment is the remedy. Unfortunately, this occurs with the same rapidity as indictments of Zionist Wall Street banksters, and for the same reasons.

Since all civilized means have been effectively short-circuited to remedy tyranny within our society, it leaves only the choice of enslavement or revolution... a rope around our wrists, or a rope around their necks!

baab said...

this is one of the most important agendas in our time.
How can you fail?
Good luck and best wishes from Scotland.

Anonymous said...

Jury nullification supersedes
any, and all, judges opinions.

Anonymous said...

Fully informed juries are more powerful than judges, and they do not like that. They constantly lie to juries and give them rules that are incorrect and they do not have to follow. Our entire judical system is out of control, and indeed our entire body of government employees are begining to get "GOD" complexes. It is nearing the time for a violent do-over. Sad thing is, I think the government wants violence...

Anonymous said...

Talk nullification every day. To anybody, anywhere. I don't know you nor you me but you can tell be about nullification and I can tell you and we can tell everybody everywhere all the time about nullification because we're ALL going to want to know and hope that all the others know so we can NULLIFY these bastards right the fuck OUT, if you know what I mean. We throw out the bad/morally wrong convictions by saying NOT GUILTY by NULLIFICATION. Resist, Do Not Comply, Ignore and Nullify

Anonymous said...

the judge took an oath to defend and protect the Consitution and he is in violation. He has to be impeached and now. If not, march in front of his home with signs and let him know that we will not allow him to violate our rights.

Anonymous said...

Bet the judge is a republican. With the exception of Ron Paul republican's don't beleive in the COnstitution ot The Bill OF Rights

Anonymous said...

Free speech is going away. Judge Perry, you should be impeached off the bench and your retirement should be taken away as well. Now, what are you going to do to me? Welcome to the Police State. Stand up to these Tyrants and let them know you're not going to take this anymore.

Anonymous said...

The FREE SPEECH ZONE has been moved to a 1" X 1" square in Death Valley California - Judge Perry needs to step down, and tend to his garden

Anonymous said...

A similar thing was tried in England regarding the 7/7 bombing trial.

The guy came at it from the point that the judge had no jurisdiction cause the Queen of England was not the real Queen. From my understanding the guy was aquited by a jury a few months ago.

This effects all courts in the commen wealth and the USA as well.

Anyone even slightly interested in this topic should check this out. The truth shall set you free.

http://mtrial.org/030409-stone-destiny-and-end-new-world-order

From the website www.mtrial.org

As many of you will know, Muad’Dib is the producer of the film "7/7 Ripple Effect", and He was arrested in Ireland for the “crime” of sending DVD’s of the film to the judge and jury of the first trial of three men: Waheed Ali, 25, Sadeer Saleem, 28, and Mohammed Shakil, 32, who were being tried at Kingston Crown Court, England, wrongfully accused of helping the four designated patsies of the London 7/7/2005 bombings who were; in reality; victims, as much as all the others who died and/or were injured and traumatized that day.

Muad’Dib has been falsely and hypocritically accused of “attempting to pervert the course of justice”, when the film; and the act of sending copies of it to those in charge of delivering a verdict; are all about STRAIGHTENING the course of justice, which the U.K. authorities are perverting.

Sending proof of someone's innocence should NEVER be a crime.

Anonymous said...

"Impeachment", "nullification", etc. won't solve the problems.

Constitutional citizens, acting according to the constitution, such as creating their own constitutional courts, grand juries, peace officer organizations, arrest of non-constitutional corporate revenue collectors i.e. judges, police force officers, is the only solution and one that can be done mostly by non-violent means.

Stay in the corporate law system or leave it and return to the constitutional law system.

The corporate system solutions will not work.

Time is running out ...move now or accept the full slavery coming to you, your children, grandchildren in what once the us of A.

Anonymous said...

Don't "stand up to the tyrants", don't enter into their system's contracts of fraud and deceit.
Leave their corporate legal system -under the corporate entity of the UNITED STATES and return to common law of the constitutional united states of America.
Return to 50 separate and equal states, that offer 50 different, beneficial choices vice 1-Republicat and 1-Democan under corporate dictatorship. 50 states were designed as and are the only check against tyrannical communitarian-fascist corporate "federal government".
Don't waste time attempting to gains solutions inside their system. There are none. Walk away and re-create the common law nation - u.s. of A.

Anonymous said...

Judge Perry, who deceptively practices international corporate law in violation of and against, the common law based constitutional u.s. of A., shouldn't "retire". He should and must be NON-VIOLENTLY removed by constitutional citizens - who are the power if they only exercise it NON-VIOLENTLY (unless in self-defense).
What will it take?
10,000 constitutional citizens who have had enough with the likes of "judge" Perry who surround their court house (as they paid for it and all inside the building are answerable only to those people) either preventing Perry from entering or leaving and staying there until he publicly resigns and or he is handed over to a grand jury - consisting of 12 constitutional citizens who volunteer to hold their trial of the international corporate legal practitioner.
Do it yourselves - no one else will. NO ONE is coming to rescue you. It can only happen if you make it so.

Anonymous said...

Color of law = No law at all................

Anonymous said...

the judge in this case thought it more important to protect someelse's "right" to a fair trial so who's rights are more important? You can't yell fire in a movie theater or try to sway a jury. If you felt you were getting railroaded wouldn't you be glad the judge did what he did but the real problem is we don't know why or what he was saying so to come down on either side without all the facts is worse than whats is happening.

what if he is trying to get a rapist off? or trying to get him convicted?

Alan OSD said...

In San Diego 4 Occupiers were arrested for a FELONY MIC CHECK at Mayor Jerry Sanders State of the City Address.. These are not the only casses of this kind going on in our country. SAD BUT TRUE

Anonymous said...

The Free Speech Zone starts south of Canada, north of Mexico and is bounded bt two oceans -- this judge needs a rail out of town. Elitists are unconstitutional and should be limited to "controlled speech zones" somewhere in the Nevada desert...

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