Anyone know what the possible penalty for this type of "crime" is? I'd be interested to know if the judge went easy on him realizing that this law is absurd.
I thought I read that it's a misdemeanor but it's $1,000 fine and he's suppose to be in jail a couple days too.
I wish he had tried for the whole jury nullification thing. I don't see how he would lose, unless the judge does some unfair meddling with the case.
Yes, quite a few people were hoping he'd take it to a jury. It seems unlikely he'd get a conviction as it was obviously done in protest to a law and not a real violation that needed to be enforced (unless a zero-tolerace policy was trying to be enforced to make a counterpoint
He didn't fight any of it though and actually wanted to do the time/fine to emphasize what the law really says.
I've got to admire him for it. I keep thinking of it like taking a hit for the team - not FSPers but the future freedom of many people. It's true that without some people taking stands like this we'd be even worse off than we are. "Freedom isn't free" as they say.
(Think about how much of a change could happen if even a few thousand people in N.H. really took a firm stance on some unjust practices. That's what keeps government restricted. It's not a self-limiting process, it's a system with feedback. We need more feedback! Hehe