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

The suspicious death of Sandra Bland has reportedly been solved. Meanwhile, prosecutors continue to investigate the officer who arrested her.

Brigida Santos NBC coverage of the Sandra Bland story reveals how the 28-year-old woman died in a Texas jail after being taken into custody. She had been pulled over for reportedly failing to signal when changing lanes. This news comes after suspicious dashcam footage was released in which the arresting officer yells to Bland, “I will light you up!”  Medical examiners

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

A new $14.7 million military warehouse facility in Afghanistan wasleft empty because the intended occupants, the Defense Logistics Agency, had already ended their mission in Kandahar. However, construction continued for six months after the fact that it would no longer be needed. Instead, the military added $400,000 of modifications to the buildings knowing it would never be used, SIGAR wrote in a report.

Off The Grid   Imagine the outcry from the politicians if they found out the government had given a few million dollars to poor people who weren’t qualified to get welfare. Fox News would be outraged!And every news agency in America would be on board. When you hear about wasteful spending like this on war,

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

Dashcam footage released by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Sandra Bland being arrested by police but the 52 minute video appears to have been edited. Why? What are those three missing minutes hiding?

Brigida Santos For those of you who are out of the loop, a 28-year old Chicago woman named Sandra Bland, died in custody after being arrested last week in Waller County, Texas after reportedly becoming combative with an officer who had allegedly pulled her over for failing to signal before changing lanes.  Bland died in custody on Monday, three days after her arrest, in what

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

Republicans and Democrats have been accused of being two arms of the same corrupt political body. Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are demonized by each other, by their opponents, and even by factions within their own parties, but they have more in common than you might think.

Jen Hobbs Here are 15 ways Jeb Bush is just like Hillary Clinton: 1.) They project entitlement:  Bush and Clinton represent a political class that is seen as living lives apart from those they represent, people who are seen as out for themselves rather than for ordinary people. – Dan Balz, Washington Post 2.) They are both

Time reports that heroin use has reached epidemic proportions, increasing 63% in the last 11 years. That means the number of addicts seeking treatment are up too. But with health care in America being in the state it’s in today, treatment options aren’t exactly easy to come by.

Brigida Santos The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point out that heroin-related overdose deaths have quadrupled during the 11 years between 2002 and 2013 due to the heroin epidemic.  Here are some other relevant facts:  Related Story Off The Grid: The Militarization Of Police Just Got Worse Thanks To The War On Drugs In 2013 an estimated