Unfortunately this isn't an "only in San Francisco" story, but more like an "even in San Francisco" story. The only bright lining is that the victim of government persecution was acquitted by a jury, while in some other jurisdictions he might not have been as fortunate.
Please remember, if you are called for jury duty, please go if at all possible and try to get selected! One juror's vote can easily save an innocent person years in jail and help strike an important blow for freedom. And check out the Fully Informed Jury Association's website to make sure you know your rights as a juror!
Love & Liberty,
((( starchild )))
“Most people prefer to believe that their leaders are just and fair, even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which he lives is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.”
-Michael Rivero [quoted by Melanie Marshall]