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Need A Halloween Costume? Why Not Go As This FBI Lady, 'Cause What She's Gonna Say Is Terrifying.

Jacob Appelbaum is a hacker and a representative of Wikileaks who learned that being a privileged white dude can't protect you from government targeting. Since he's already lost his privacy in America, he asked a hard question to a FBI lawyer about what's left of ours.


TL;DR Here's what this FBI rep is saying: Sure, you can get a judge to review whether we have the legal right to monitor you anytime! But only if you know we're doing it. And since there's really no way to find out, you can't stop us from searching your digital stuff without you knowing.
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When Jonathan Irons was 16, he was put on trial for burglary and assault with a weapon. According to CBS Sports, Irons was tried as adult, and an all-white jury found him guilty—despite there being no witnesses, no fingerprints, no footprints, and no DNA proving his guilt.

Irons began his 50-year sentence in a Missouri state prison in 1998. Now, 22 years later, he's a free man, largely thanks to the tireless efforts of a WNBA superstar.

Maya Moore is arguably the most decorated professional women's basketball player in the U.S. A first-round draft pick in 2011, she's played for the Minnesota Lynx, where she became a six-time WNBA All-Star, a five-time All-WNBA First Team player, a four-time WNBA champion, and the WNBA Most Valuable Player in 2014.

But before the 2019 season, in the peak of her career, Moore decided to take the year off for a different kind of court battle—one that had wrongfully convicted a young man and doomed him to spend most of his life behind bars. Her decision rocked her sport, and there was no guarantee that sacrificing an entire season to fight for criminal justice reform would bear any fruit.

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