The Guardian journalist who first reported Edward Snowden's disclosures of U.S. surveillance programs says the former NSA analyst has "very specific blueprints of how the NSA do what they do." Glenn Greenwald says Snowden has "literally thousands of documents" that constitute "basically the instruction manual for how the NSA is built," but that Snowden has insisted details from the documents not be made public. Greenwald says he doesn't think national security would be harmed if the secret documents were to be published, but he added that he did think revelations from them could harm the U.S. government.
News of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial was greeted with disappointment and some anger in the Goldsboro neighborhood of Sanford, as residents said they believed police do not adequately respond to violence in their part of town and that justice is not meted out equally. A jury of six women affirmed Zimmerman?s argument that he feared for his life when he shot the unarmed, 17-year-old Martin in a nearby gated neighborhood. ?It makes me feel like if I?m in need of justice, I won?t win,? local resident Kathy McGill said of the verdict. ?I thought it would be better.?
From New York to California, outrage over the acquittal in George Zimmerman's murder trial poured from street demonstrations and church pulpits as protesters called for justice for the unarmed youth he killed and demanded federal civil rights charges against him. Protests were scheduled in Boston, Detroit, Baltimore, San Francisco and other cities over the Florida case, which unleashed a national debate over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice. One protest in California hours after the verdict late Saturday ended with vandalism while police dispersed another crowd by firing beanbag rounds.