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Apr 12, 2013 jjcascadia commented on Maddie Pfeiffer, the Final Grand Jury Refuser (So Far), Has Been Released.
Hooray! Welcome home, Maddie! In your face, liberals!
Dec 19, 2012 jjcascadia commented on Christmas in Prison.
^This.
Dec 19, 2012 jjcascadia commented on Christmas in Prison.
@23: "You live in a society that provides you with things and in return you have a few responsibilities. Like testifying. Or serving on a jury."

Leaving aside the issue of our "responsibilities" to the state (which regardless of whether or not they actually exist outside of your fucked up worldview, don't mean anything if I - like thousands of other people in this city - choose to ignore them) I'd point out that we also live amongst an amazing group of people who provide us with other things, like protecting us from political repression and arbitrary government investigations. They do this by not cooperating with the Grand Jury. What do I owe them?
Dec 19, 2012 jjcascadia commented on Christmas in Prison.
@16 - Pointing out that there are legal consequences to breaking the law (if you get caught) isn't what liberals like FNARF or giffy are getting at when they say things like "you can't refuse to testify."

What they're really saying is that we shouldn't refuse to testify, because we're supposed to have some masochistic sense of duty or loyalty to the prison system, even if that means snitching on people for their political beliefs.

I don't know what relevance Anderson's case has to this grand jury, except that it shows that Grand Jury resistance can work - if it is true, like you said, that Anderson's refusal to testify got Bonds acquitted.
Dec 19, 2012 jjcascadia commented on Christmas in Prison.
And yes, again, awesome story, Brendan. You're the reason the stranger is worth following from time to time. Keep it up.
Dec 19, 2012 jjcascadia commented on Christmas in Prison.
FNARF... you are such an incredibly big idiot.

"You can't refuse to testify to a grand jury. You just can't." Actually, you can. If you haven't noticed, a bunch of people are doing it.

"The only person keeping Matt Duran in jail is Matt Duran." And, you know, like, hundreds of armed guards, a few thousand pounds of concrete, and a mess of barbed wire. But yea, sure, lets just say Matt locked HIMSELF in there.
Nov 14, 2012 jjcascadia commented on Sixty-Five Days and Counting....
The grand jury isn't simply targetting the folks who fought back on Mayday - they're also clearly fishing for general information about radicals (specifically anarchists). Swat teams are raiding people's homes for "black clothing and anarchist literature," and because of this, the grand jury resistors aren't simply taking an incredibly brave stand for those who fought on Mayday, but for all of us who may have ever read a "dangerous" book or owned "radical" literature.
May 3, 2012 jjcascadia commented on SPD Identifies Arrested May Day Suspects; McGinn Laughs Off Attack on His Home.
How exactly does tens of thousands of dollars in damage to businesses imply a "well orchestrated police response?" LOL police lost big time on May Day.
May 3, 2012 jjcascadia commented on On Violence and the "Smashy-Smashy".
And for clarification, how exactly did the black bloc "hurt" the other protests that day? It seems to me like you're blaming the bloc for how the media decided to tell everyone that they ruined everything.
May 3, 2012 jjcascadia commented on On Violence and the "Smashy-Smashy".
THE BLACK BLOC DIDN"T "HIJACK" ANY MARCH. There was the smashy march early in the day for those who wanted to take part (several hundred people, BTW, not "50"), and the rest of the marches were for people who didn't want to be around during the smashy. No hijacking - just a diversity of tactics.