Pennsylvania is on the verge of becoming one of the first states in the country to base criminal sentences not only on what crimes people have been convicted of, but also on whether they are deemed likely to commit additional crimes.

Off The Grid   It’s ridiculous. This is thought police. We now get convicted for what we might do. What ever happened to the day when you got convicted for the crime you did? I don’t think the thought police have any business in our judicial part of government. You prosecute people for what they’ve

Marijuana is legal at the state level, but not at the federal level. If you vote for one of these GOP candidates, you should know that they plan on enforcing federal law to the full extent until marijuana is once again illegal in the United States.

Jen Hobbs This batch of GOP presidential hopefuls has said some crazy things on issues ranging from same-sex marriage to drones and birth control. If you don’t believe me, here’s a recap: Republicans claim to be for smaller government oversight. Historically, the GOP says “states’ rights” come first. However, this crop of presidential hopefuls is turning

St. Louis County declared a state of emergency today just as prosecutors were filing charges against an 18-year-old who was shot and wounded by police overnight during the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.

Off The Grid St. Louis County executive Steve Stenger declared a State of Emergency today following demonstrations that turned violent, commemorating the killing of Michael Brown just a year ago. “In light of last night’s violence and unrest in the city of Ferguson, and the potential for harm to persons and property, I am exercising

According to a report in the New York Post, the number of Ground Zero responders and victims afflicted with cancers has grown to 3,700.

Off The Grid 3,700.  That’s the number of 9/11 responders and victims who are suffering from some type of cancer, according to the New York Post.  And that number seems to only be growing.   That number includes Fire Department members (1,100 to be exact), cops and other responders (2,134), and victims, such as residents and local

A federal cleanup crew accidentally released mine waste into the water in Colorado. An estimated 1 million gallons of waste water spilled out of an abandoned mine area in the southern part of the state last week, turning the Animas River orange and prompting the EPA to tell locals to avoid it.

Off The Grid It’s horrifying that more precautions weren’t taken to avoid some type of spill like this. I think that river is going to be ruined for decades. You can’t even tell that the river is a river anymore. It looks like pea soup running through the river. It will take years to try

One more step in the fight to end corruption.

Brigida Santos Al Jazeera reports that California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law prohibiting grand juries from ruling in cases involving police use of lethal force. This is huge because grand juries—bodies that determine whether or not there is enough evidence to prosecute a defendant for a felony or crime—operate in secret. Grand

“I would prefer to be a Republican, but the party has one big problem that’ll crush it in every Presidential election.” – Mark Cuban

Jen Hobbs Shark Tank star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sounds off on why he could be a Republican, but just can’t bring himself to do it.  Here’s his reasoning, in his own words, reported by The Dallas Morning News: Today’s game is trashing the Republican Party. I would prefer to be a Republican. I want

Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to make election a day a holiday, suggesting that it could make it easier to vote. He’s also introduced legislation that would automatically register 18-year-olds to vote, and said last week that he intends to offer legislation that would allow public financing of campaigns.

Off The Grid These are all good ideas for the most part. Although, I have my doubts about making Election Day a holiday because by federal law your boss has to give you time to go vote. So you have the ability to vote if you take the initiative. Making Election Day a holiday seems

Now they’re just picking on her.

Brigida Santos Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking documents exposing torture, has reportedly been threatened with solitary confinement for an indefinite amount of time after being charged with four violations of custody rules.  The Guardian reports, Private Manning has been accused of showing disrespect, exhibiting disorderly conduct when sweeping food onto the floor during