I arrived at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 500 Pearl Street in Manhattan at 11:45 am on Monday, November 23, 2009. The weather was cold and windy. I stood in the middle of the plaza in front of the courthouse.
I passed out 10 of the Fully Informed Jury Association pamphlets entitled "True or False: Factual Information about Jury Service" along with my flyer (see below). At 12:10 pm three Homeland Security police officers approached me. I asked them to identify themselves, but they did not. Instead they asked me who I was. I responded that I did not have to identify myself, but that they did. One of them grabbed my arm and placed me under arrest. I fell to the ground and lay still on the cold ground for about 1/2 hour and said nothing. I was not handcuffed.
The police confiscated my 'JURY INFO" sign and my pen, but not my remaining pamphlets. I was not issued a property receipt or a citation.
While on the ground, some individuals were taking pictures of me. They were informed by the police that they could not take pictures on federal property, but at least one of them continued. I do not know what happened to them. I overheard one of the police officers say that he saw my web site and himself on youtube.
Medics from the fire department arrived. They asked me questions, but I did not respond. They pounded on my chest and shoulders to try to get me to respond, but to no avail. Then they searched me for identification, which I do not carry. While doing this they put a 3-inch rip in my pants.
Soon an ambulance arrived, I was lifted onto a gurney, and placed in the ambulance. The ambulance attendants also punched me in the chest and shoulders to get me to talk, which did not work. They also gave me a medical exam.
I arrived at New York Downtown Hospital and was treated by 4 nurses, who stripped me naked and gave me the most thorough medical exam of my life. This included two intravenous injection, blood withdrawal, an electrocardiogram, stethoscope, blood pressure, pulse, eyes, and temperature. I was found to be in excellent health. However they did not give me a colorectal exam. Fortunately, my urologist had done that on an earlier date.
The nurses called two people listed in my cell phone to identify me, but they refused to identify me or themselves, as I had instructed them. Finally Dr. Cho came to see me at about 2:15 pm. I asked her if I was still under arrest. She said no and did not know why I asked. The hospital was told that the police found a man lying unconscious in the street. I talked to her, which greatly relieved everyone else. She tried to learn my identity, but I would not give it to her. I asked to be released, and she agreed.
The hospital wanted my name, address, and medical insurance information. I refused to give any information. I was released at 2:35 pm and signed the release form "John Galt."
Warning: You should know that The Federal Protective Service, and possibly the FBI, is intercepting my e-mails. Another violation of our civil liberties. Be prudent if you write to me.
- Julian Heicklen
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE THE PRICE OF JUSTICE IS ETERNAL PUBLICITY
THE JUDGE WILL INSTRUCT THE JURY THAT IT MUST UPHOLD THE LAW AS HE GIVES IT. HE WILL BE LYING. THE JURY MUST JUDGE THE LAW AS WELL AS THE FACTS.
JURIES WERE INSTITUTED TO PROTECT CITIZENS FROM THE TYRANNY OF GOVERNMENT. IT IS NOT THE DUTY OF THE JURY TO UPHOLD THE LAW. IT IS THE JURY'S DUTY TO SEE THAT JUSTICE IS DONE.