Ok, one more but no one will probably ever believe it. But here I go.
This guy was injured while at work and got a pretty good settlement. Since he was home all the time he volunteered to watch the neighborhood kids. Eventually tapes were found of him taking off the girls' clothing, very young girls, like 3 to 5, having oral sex on them, and then redressing them.
Here's the part you won't believe. The tapes were found when some local criminals decided to break into his house and steal his safe.
After finally getting it back home and open and finding the videos, these criminals were so disgusted they turned them over to the police and admitted their crimes of breaking and entering and safe cracking. They served time for what they did, but it must have been better than living with what they knew.
The first was a guy who pled guilty for possessing child porn. During the plea he tried to blame it on pop-ups and malware. The judge asked, "If it was all downloaded accidentally, why was so much of it found printed out?
The defendant said with a straight face, "Your honor, I only printed it out so I could throw it away."
The second was a guy who was accused of taking hidden-camera videos of his underage step daughter having sex with her boyfriend. Of course he only did it to make sure she was actually having sex with her boyfriend so he could talk to her about it later. He was also accused of giving her enemas when she was much younger, because according to him, she had undiagnosed bowel problems.
The last is a 50+ year old guy who was babysitting his neighbors' 9 year old daughter. He was caught in bed with her by her parents when they got home. His excuse? He got tired so he stripped completely naked and got into the parents' bed. Then when the 9 year old crawled into bed and started having sex with him in the dark, he assumed it was his 50+ year old, nearly 200 pound wife. He was convicted of first degree criminal sexual conduct and is currently service a life time in prison.
This all started when the Right started complaining that criminals were getting off on "technicalities." Think about that. Such complaints reduced the Constitution to being nothing more than a a mere technically. Not something real, but a collection minor and esoteric points of law that should be fixed.
The government violating the Constitution should never be seen as a trivial matter.
Snowden clearly did have other avenues. Great criminals always have a backup plan, and this is the fed's backup plan. "Whistleblowers don't need to go to the press, if something is wrong, just tell us." Who's not going to buy that?!
However, the other avenue is clearly illusory and and was designed to find out who the whisteblowers are, to keep information from going public, and to use against whistleblowers who go straight to the press. There is simply no way the plan could work as designed.
Obama currently has no credibility. It's clear he'll say anything, no matter how ludicrous, to keep us in the dark. Snowden's leak won't destroy his presidency, but it has destroyed his legacy.
Hollywood is missing out on a huge market. Movies such as V for Vendetta should be recut and released from the status quo's perspective.
In other words, there should be a Tyrant's Cut where Adam Sutler wins and single-handedly kills V. A recut of the Matrix trilogy where Neo is killed by Agent Smith. And maybe a recut of Eastwood's The Gauntlet where Clint and Sondra Locke are stopped and killed by the police.
Why is Hollywood ignoring this vast untapped market?
Unfortunately, under the law as it is now, it probably is constitutional. The police can legally stop a vehicle for any valid traffic violation, even if the traffic stop is mere pretext. E.g., Whren v. U.S., U.S. Sup. Ct. 1996 or Arkansas v. Sullivan, U.S. Sup. Ct. 2001
I realize the likely illegally obtained pretext from NSA makes this different, but it's obviously never been tested in court. For a court to find it unconstitutional, it would have to disregard and overturn a ton of contrary caselaw which supports an officer's ability to stop vehicles for any valid traffic violation. I highly doubt the United States Supreme Court would, given its current makeup.