HAM SANDWICH NATION
I've been preaching jury nullification for years.
When discussing jury nullification with people I explain jury nullification with this fable.
In this little town there lived a rich old ogre and a poor old kindhearted man.
The ogre was always taking advantage of the town's people.
The poor kindhearted man was always helping, the best he could, others in need.
The ogre accused the poor old man of stealing his pig.
It was obvious the nice old man stole the pig.
There was a trial and the judge instructed the jury that if they believed the nice old man stole the rich ogre's pig then they would have to find the nice old man guilty.
After five minutes of deliberation the jury said that if the nice old man agreed to return the pig they would find him not guilty.
The judge was outraged and informed the jury they had to either find the nice old man guilty or not guilty.
After another five minutes of deliberation the jury found the poor old kindhearted man not guilty and he could keep the pig.
This is jury nullification.