9582 Buttemere Road, Phelan, CA 92371
(760) 868-4271 Phone
Board of Directors
Reverend Wiley Drake, Hon. George Hansen, Larry Dodge, Ph.D., Peymon Mottahedeh
Board of Directors
Reverend Wiley Drake is the Chairman of the Jury Education Committee. As the Pastor First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park, California, Reverend Drake housed and sheltered scores of poor and homeless people on the grounds of his church in violation of local zoning ordinances. He was tried and convicted on 4 counts, for these "crimes." After conviction, several of the jurors said that they would not have convicted Reverend Drake, had they been properly informed by the trial judge that they could have judged the unjustly applied law which Reverend Drake was charged under, and voted to acquit Reverend Drake.
Honorable George Hansen is a former congressman from Idaho. During his tenure, Congressman Hansen authored many legislative acts for empowerment and protection of the individual citizens, such as the taxpayer bill of rights. Congressman Hansen was tried by a mis-informed jury. After serving his prison term, the charges against Congressman Hansen were ruled as unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Currently Congressman Hansen is working to empower county grand juries in indicting corrupt and criminal government officials.
Larry Dodge, Ph.D. is the co-founder, Vice President and Acting Executive Director of the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA.) FIJA was founded in 1989 and has been the premier organization in promoting and educating the public about jury rights, responsibilities and powers. Dr. Dodge received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University and has been a Professor of sociology at New York State University at Plattsburgh and University of Missoula, Montana. Dr. Dodge has been a nationally recognized political educator, speaker and commentator on juries, and has been featured in numerous print, radio and T.V. programs.
Peymon Mottahedeh is the Founder and Secretary/Treasure of the Jury Education Committee. He is the Founder and President of Freedom Law School, which is designed and committed to fostering law and justice by educating and training the average citizen on the basic practical fundamentals of law and procedure. Mr. Mottahedeh is an Iranian-born immigrant of Jewish origin, who through FIJA’s educational efforts discovered the importance of educated juries in retaining our liberties. Several of Mr. Mottahedeh’s relatives were tortured and executed by the repressive "Islamic" Government of Iran, without a jury trial.
Justice depends on informed and educated juries!
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