Jury Sends Message to Cops, Go Find REAL CRIMINALS, Acquits Man on Felony Pot Charges

Clark County, NV — In an emotional courtroom display Friday, Steven Ficano, 65, embraced his attorney and his wife after the jury read their verdict of “not guilty.”
In 2012, Ficano’s house was raided by heroes protecting the citizens of Nevada from the horrors of marijuana plants. For the next three …read more

Via: TheFreeThoughtProject

NSA surveillance: Obama warns Congress against ‘reckless’ decision

President says ‘we shouldn’t surrender the tools that keep us safe’ as White House pushes for passage of USA Freedom Act Continue reading… …read more

Via: The Guardian

US and Iran resume nuclear talks in Geneva ahead of deadline

John Kerry and Iranian foreign minister in negotiating round before 30 June deadline as April framework pact left big questions unanswered Continue reading… …read more

Via: The Guardian

The Roundup for May 29th, 2015

How was this week for you folks? Hope it went well. See you at the Left Forum (if you live in New York City.
Come to think of it, today’s roundup is very New York City-centric.
International Politics
Overall
– Vice President Joseph Biden: We will not accept any nation using their “sphere of …read more

Via: FireDogLake

Ukraine appoints Georgia ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili governor of Odessa

Controversial pro-western exile, who fought a war with Russia, takes control of strategic region, where there are fears Moscow could be trying to stoke unrest Continue reading… …read more

Via: The Guardian

More than 4,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean as crisis grows

African and Mideast migrants saved in 22 operations involving ships from Italy, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Britain …read more

Via: AlJazeera

Egypt frees Ohio State graduate from life sentence amid 16-month hunger strike

Mohammed Soltan was convicted of financing anti-goverment protest amid proceedings his lawyers describe as ‘a Kafkaesque political show trial’ Continue reading… …read more

Via: The Guardian

Fear and loathing of the USA PATRIOT Act

Several controversial provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire Sunday: The Obama administration insists that letting the law lapse would harm US security, while critics counter that it would be a big step in ending NSA abuses as exposed by Snowden.Read Full Article at RT.com …read more

Via: RT