End Judicial Findings
What if you were acquitted but they imprisoned you anyway?
Where did judicial findings come from?
Judicial findings are a power judges created out of thin air. They abuse this power to sentence people for crimes of which they were acquitted or not even charged. Here’s an example…
How judicial findings imprisoned Ross Ulbricht for life.
Ross Ulbricht created Silk Road to sell contraband items. Needless to say, federal police didn’t like that.
The DEA collected evidence without a warrant and accused Ulbricht of being a drug “kingpin”, even though no goods ever crossed his hands. His site was merely a broker.
The DEA also accused Ulbricht of contracting for a hit on a customer who stiffed Silk Road for several hundred thousand dollars. But no murder happened. No charge of attempted murder was even tried in court. But the mere allegation of a supposed plan to murder was used by the judge, in a judicial finding, to sentence Ross Ulbricht to two life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Most legal scholars agree that the sentence was too harsh and that judicial findings trash the concept of due process. How do you get two life sentences for NOT committing murder? How do you get two life sentences for charges that were never tried in court? But later courts have confirmed the sentence. This is a classic example of why we need to support the following effort…
Five Senators are pushing a bill to end judicial findings.
Three Republicans and four Democrats are promoting S. 601. This bill will make the use of judicial findings illegal.
Here’s how we’ll pass this reform
Three hundred constituents will visit your local congressional offices in constant waves of 3, 5, or 6 people. Similar groups of 300 will be at work in every congressional district. This should cause a majority of representatives to cosponsor this bill.
You “take an option” on something when you make a commitment that doesn’t have to be fulfilled until certain conditions are met. Option Activism means that you won’t have to do anything until doing something is sure to work. In this case…
- No local meetings will be scheduled until all 300 people are committed.
- You can go at a time convenient to you.
- You won’t have to speak much unless you want to.
- The bill will pass and the world will change when a majority in Congress co-sponsors it.