Mic.Com reports that in 47 out of 50 states, American police officers have killed at least one person so far this year. In some states, the number of officer-involved homicides dwarfs numbers from entire countries.

Brigida Santos The map below shows data compiled by collaborative organization, Mapping Police Violence, which aims to quantify the impact of police violence on communities.  Related Story Cop Punches 8 Month Pregnant Woman in the Stomach So far, there have been 605 deaths from police violence in the United States from January 1 and July 10 this year.  Last

Rand Paul reportedly became the first major Presidential candidate to raise campaign money from the marijuana industry. So does this mean marijuana will be the next big political industry?

Brigida Santos The Washington Post shared an article this week revealing that 2016 Republican Presidential contender, Rand Paul, has become the first major presidential candidate to ever raise campaign money from the marijuana industry.  Related Story While Vets Vie for Medical Pot, VA Pays $142 Million in Bonuses Paul held a private fundraiser at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s

Obama really wants the Trans Pacific Partnership to pass. In fact, it seems like he wants it so badly that he might even be putting politics above facts.

Brigida Santos Reuters reports that the United States has bumped Malaysia up from a Tier 3 country to a Tier 2 country on the U.S. State Department’s annual human ‘Trafficking in Persons’ report in order to allegedly eliminate a barrier that would have kept Malaysia from being included in Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. In addition to the United States, Malaysia

The White House issued an official statement in response to a petition that has gathered more than 160,000 signatures requesting a pardon for Edward Snowden.

Off The Grid It’s typical of what I would expect from them. In their official response they quote: “We have to make some important decisions about how to protect ourselves and sustain our leadership in the world, while upholding the civil liberties and privacy protections that our ideals and our Constitution require.” Instead of constructively

Sgt Erica Hay is getting a lot of attention after a photo of her sharing a meal with a homeless man went viral.

Off The Grid Lately, it’s been easy to forget that there are still some amazing police officers serving their communities. With many news stories revolving around police brutality and shootings, it’s nice to hear something positive once in a while. According to The Independent, Sgt Hay was caught on camera showing an act of kindness

Ralkina Jones was reportedly found dead in her jail cell in Cleveland Heights this past Sunday morning. Family claims to have called police repeatedly, to no avail.

Off The Grid According to The Independent, the police had accused Jones, age 37, of “striking her ex-husband in the arm with a tire iron outside of a Save-A-Lot food store” this past Friday.  Police also state that Jones attempted to run her ex-husband over with her car, while her young daughter was in the

Over 1,000 artificial intelligence experts and researchers are demanding a ban on autonomous weapons that can engage targets “without human intervention.”

Off The Grid Tesla’s Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and renowned physicist Stephen Hawking – along with more than 1,000 leading robotics experts and researchers – have signed an open letter calling for the ban of artificially intelligent and autonomous weaponry – ie, weapons that can kill “without human intervention,” so the letter states. The

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner held a news conference in London to announce their new project: injecting $100 million and a whole lot of brain power into the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life.

Off The Grid When I lay out here in the Baja and I look up and see the thousands upon thousands of stars, I believe we can’t be the only ones inhabiting the universe. Of course there’s other life forms out there. How arrogant do we have to be to believe that’s not so? That’s

The Washington Post reports the drug transaction that nearly led to the death of toddler Bou Bou Phonesavanh was for $50 worth of meth.

Jen Hobbs In May, we reported on probably one of the most horrific cases of police misconduct of 2013. In Habersham County, Georgia, a SWAT team reportedly wrongly invaded a home with a “no knock” warrant, nearly killing a 19-month-old baby boy named Bou Bou, and left the family with over $1 million in medical bills.

It’s time again to answer questions from you, my vigilant fans! Got a question for the Governor? Sound off at Ora.tv/OffTheGrid.

Off The Grid Netanya Lane from Ohio asks: Do you still believe the American Dream exist and why? If so, what is your American Dream? Jesse Says: Related Story Kate Steinle’s Killer Allegedly Used A Federal Agent’s Gun I still believe the American Dream exists and I still believe this is a country where you