The Niggrification of William Penn
By Edward Forchion, aka NJWeedman
Niggrification is a word I just made up and submitted to the urban dictionary yesterday. ( http://tinyurl.com/j6ny5jq) Maybe I didn’t make it up, but it’s not in the Webster’s dictionary.
It's the direct opposite of genderfication, (when whites move in and take over a African-American neighborhood) but could also be used when a clearly Caucasian "entity" is taken over by an African-American if you accept the word “niggrified” as meaning African.
For instance recently Jay-Z produced a movie “ANNIE” which starred a little African-American girl, and some Caucasians screamed the movie had been “niggrified”. ( https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/27380899)
In this instance William Penn a white Englishman from the 18th century is credited with bringing Jury Nullification to the legal world. Me, (Edward Forchion) am planning on taking over the term Jury Nullification and making it a common term to be used widely today. I want it known as the means to end America’s war on ALL cannabis users in this the 21stcentury.
I’m writing this Column, my first since the last week in April (2016) when I was put on "hiatus" from my gig at the Trentonian; after I was arrested. I'm still "butt-hurt" over that but that's another Column.
I'm currently seriously even thinking of changing my name to "William Penn" solely for the purposes of informing my future jury about the power of jury nullification. Many Americans don't know who William Penn is but he was one of the most influential American colonists ever.
Some will know he is the person the state of Pennsylvania is named after. I learned of him because I asked my mom who was that statute of; on top of City Hall in Philadelphia in 1976 when I was 12 celebrating America’s bi-centennial.
By today's standards PENN would be called a racist if you really read his writings about African slaves during his time.
So you ask why would I rename myself after an 18-century racist? I'm not sure that is quite fair as the thinking at that time was prevalent and widespread. Yet, as a Quaker he could also have been an abolitionist had he lived in the 1840's. But what I want to do is emulate his 1670 courtroom experience in England. I want the world to understand that William Penn still lives in all Americans..... http://www.constitution.org/trials/penn/penn-mead.htm
I'm facing serious charges and a trial from my April 27th, 2016 arrest and will one-day be on trial before by a judge, prosecutor and most importantly a jury in mercer county superior court. I think it would be interesting and informative for the jurors, especially if they actually googled William Penn for me to be referred to as William Penn. The jurors will discover as I did as a 12 year old that William Penn represented himself in a trial that became historic and legally far reaching. His case became the corner stone of English Common Law & Americas jury trial system. As historic and groundbreaking as this was modern Lawyers and authorities attempt to hide his greatest accomplishment – Jury Nullification.
They attempt to hide JURY NULLIFICATION in Jury Trials from “we the people”, my goal will be to publicize it to the masses.
Out of the William Penn trial rights were given to defendants, and citizens in English common law. English common law serves as the basis of American law and our constitution. 4 of these rights evolved into our very own constitution, as mainstays in the Bill of Rights.
(1) - The first amendment rights to "freedom of religion”, and “right to assembly" can be directly linked to Penn.
(2) - The Fifth Amendment creates a number of rights relevant to both criminal and civil legal proceedings. In criminal cases, the Fifth Amendment guarantees the rights to a grand jury, forbids “double jeopardy,” and protects against self-incrimination. It also requires that “due process of law” be part of any proceeding that denies a citizen “life, liberty or property” again this can be linked directly William Penn.
(3) - The 6th amendment rights to "assistance of counsel", to face witnesses, to present witnesses, to a speedy public trial -
I like to call the 6th amendment the Penn Amendment - In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
W Penn was also responsible for:
(4) - The 7th amendment right to a "fair trial". In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Here are some facts about Penn’s trial, and facts about my upcoming trial:
William Penn in direct defiance of the Church of England's religious laws imposed on all English citizens, only THE CHURCH of England was legal. Penn held a Quaker sermon in GRACE CHURCH, located on Grace street in London’s (TOWN CENTER) and was charged unlawful and tumultuous assemble and congregation.
In America we publicly [proclaim to have freedom of religion but in reality we have freedom of religions, practices and beliefs deemed acceptable by our Christian law makers and authorities.
Edward Forchion in direct defiance of US Christian religious laws imposed on all American citizens opened a all denominations Cannabis Temple, called the LIBERTY BELL TEMPLE on State Street across from City Hall (town center) in the state Capitol of New Jersey - Trenton. And was charged with various cannabis charges.
I expected it, and now look forward to recreating the Penn trial here in 21st century New Jersey.
William Penn decided to represent himself in the Kings Court Edward Forchion has chosen to represent himself in Mercer County superior Court.
Penn directly questioned the laws he was charged with violating. Forchion too is directly challenging the laws he is charged with violating.
Penn appealed to his jurors to judge the law as well as the facts, Forchion is openly going to ask his jurors to do the same under the rights given (by Penn) in the NJ Constitution article 1 paragraph 6 that says..."the jury may judge the law as well as the facts".
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Penn appealed to his jurors to judge the law as well as the facts, Forchion is openly going to ask his jurors to do the same under the rights given in the NJ Constitution article 1 paragraph 6 which says: ..." The jury may judge the law as well As the facts".