My brother-inlaw, about 23 years ago, got arrested while drunk for a charge that carried a 20 year sentence. The defender said they had to take the plea deal of 15 years unless they could come up with 20k to pay for their defense. This was a public defender.
When I worked for a state agency, we had to store Server email backups to the state archives on a daily basis. All email was stored off site and could not be destroyed for 50 years. (they edited the hard copy rules for all business transactions to cover email). I am surprised New York does not have the same requirements.
Armed militia or group of radicals occupy a government building and threaten to return force if someone tries to remove them. This group is all US citizens and the leader has a past of being a little forceful with his protests, and the FBI completely missed this and is playing catch up.
When I was on Charter, I bought my own modem but Charter changed my rental fee to "Modem configuration" fee. Same price and it appeared when I gave them their modem back. When asked, it was because they have to monitor my modem on their system to make sure it wasn't hacked.
The government thinks that if there is a back door, they can use it on us but not on them. Sadly noone realizes if there is a "back door" so they can access our information, then there is a back door that anyone can use to access the government's information. All those emails? Secure communications? data? military movements? All will be seen by everyone putting not only the soldiers at risk like you seem to want to blame Snowden for, but us Citizens themselves.
I have popcorn being made in wait for the first "report to authorities" of a child screaming as their parent yells at them and you can hear a crash of something in the background only to find out the kid threw a temper tantrum and broke something and not that the child was being harmed in any way.
Please understand that I am not against freedom of speech and yes, she has the right to wear that thing on her head, HOWEVER, in NH, when I was a teen, it was against the law to wear anything on your head, minus a hair piece, when getting your photo taken. I thought that was universal. I am willing to bet laws will be changed.