Jay Syrmopoulos

The NFL is Punishing a Player for Using Medical Marijuana to Treat His Crohn’s Disease

Buffalo Bills third-year offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson has just been hit with his second suspension of the season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. What makes this case different is the fact that Henderson’s substance abuse offense is for treating his Crohn’s disease with medical marijuana.

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Govt Spraying Banned Pesticide to Fight Non-Existent Zika Threat Just Killed Millions of Bees

Mosquito eradication efforts in South Carolina have gone horribly wrong, resulting in almost total devastation to the indigenous bee populations. The pesticide used to target the Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti species of mosquito, which can carry and transmit the Zika virus, killed off millions of bees.

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Chilling Video May Show NATO Member State Greeting and Providing Refuge to ISIS Militants

Editor's note: According to the Daily Mail, which reported this story on October 28, the video in question has not been independently verified.

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Vladimir Putin Reveals That ISIS Is Funded by 40 Countries -  Including G20 Members

Russian president Vladimir Putin has announced that he has shared intelligence with the other G20 member states, which reveals the 40 countries from which ISIS finances the majority of their terrorist activities. The list reportedly included a number of G20 countries.

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What Free Speech? Judge Bans the Words ‘Black Lives Matter’ from Clothing in Court

Worcester, MA – Four Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestors, charged with disturbing the peace, had their trial date postponed until January 2016. However, the real story that came out of the hearing was the fact that Central District Court Judge Robert Pellegrini ruled that the protesters are banned from wearing clothing with the words “Black Lives Matter” on them in his courtroom.

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NFL Player Could Face 7 Years in Prison for Barking at Police K-9 Before a Game

Pittsburgh, PA – Oakland Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong is being investigated by the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly taunting a police K-9 prior to the start of the Raiders game against the Steelers.

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Adidas Now Paying Schools Who Drop Racialized Native American Symbolism

Portland, OR – On Thursday, Adidas North America announced that it will financially compensate U.S. high schools that are willing to eliminate their use of Native American names and mascots.

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Move Over Big Pharma Amphetamines - Cannabis Successfully Treats ADHD in Clinical Trials

At an international symposium on cannabinoid therapeutics last month, researchers presented clinical data indicating that the use of herbal cannabis relieves symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults.

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Iceland Just Jailed Dozens of Corrupt Bankers for 74 Years, the Opposite of What America Does

Reykjavík, Iceland – In stark contrast to the record low number of prosecutions of CEOs and high-level financial executives in the U.S., Iceland has just sentenced 26 bankers to a combined 74 years in prison.

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Bombshell Ruling - Feds Have to Keep Their Dirty Hands Off Legal Medical Pot Shops

San Francisco, CA – In a landmark decision on this week, a federal court found that the federal government has no standing to block the legal operation of medical cannabis dispensaries, provided they comply with state laws.

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Parents Threatened with Arrest for Treating Daughter’s Epilepsy with Legal Cannabis Oil at School

Trenton, NJ – In a precedent-setting case, a state judge ruled this month that the mother of a New Jersey teenager with epilepsy, who is also her legal medical caregiver, cannot go to her school to administer her daughter’s cannabis oil.

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Astounding Drug Prices Show How U.S. Government Is in Cahoots with Big Pharma

After Martin Shkreli raised the price of Daraprim, which costs one dollar to produce, from $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill, the public and media roundly panned the Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO for gouging patients in need of life-saving medicine.

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After Watching These Cops Bully an Innocent Combat Vet, You’ll Know Why People are Upset with Cops

Apopka, FL – Six Apopka police officers are under investigation after video was posted online showing cops roughing up and berating two men who were simply waiting for a ride to work.

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Heroic Moving Company Offers to Help Domestic Abuse Victims Leave for Free

Central Coast, CA – Often, people engaged in abusive relationships find themselves trapped in a cyclical pattern that can be difficult to escape. Now one company wants to do what they can to help end that cycle.

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Because They Lack Crucial Training, These Cops Severely Beat a Blind Autistic Teen Unconscious

The family of an autistic teen is speaking out after he was violently arrested, and rendered unconscious by Metro Transit Police while traveling home after working at the Minnesota State Fair. Marcus Abrams is an apprentice with Urban Boatbuilders, a youth organization, and had been exhibiting his work at the Minnesota State Fair. On his way home, an encounter with the police left the teen beaten and unconscious.

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Cops Who Killed Man With Down Syndrome Over Movie Ticket Blame Paramedics Who Tried to Save Him

Three cops facing a wrongful-death suit in connection with the death of a man with Down syndrome will argue that his death was the result of pre-existing medical conditions, according to filings with the U.S. District Court.

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SWAT Team Raids Home, Kills Man Over $2 Worth of Pot: Informant Exposes Police Cover-Up

Tampa Bay, FL – A Florida family seeks justice after their son Jason Westcott, was killed by members of a SWAT team, during a raid on his house that yielded only $2.00 worth of marijuana.

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SWAT Team Raids Home, Kills Man Over $2 Worth of Pot – Informant Exposes Police Cover-Up

A Florida family seeks justice after their son Jason Westcott, was killed by members of a SWAT team, during a “drug raid” on his house which yielded only $2.00 worth of marijuana.

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Did JFK Really Smoke Medical Marijuana While President of the United States?

Would it surprise you to know that one of the most respected of all U.S. Presidents, President John F. Kennedy, is rumored to have used medicinal cannabis while in the White House?

 

Kennedy, who was known to suffer from Addison’s disease, as well as severe chronic back pain, was rumored to smoke cannabis on occasion, with a number of recent reports claiming his use was an effort to relieve the pain associated with his medical conditions.

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Police Investigation Concludes That Cop Who Punched a 9-Months Pregnant Woman in Belly 'Violated No Policies'

Greenville, TX – In yet another case of police investigating themselves only to determine that they did nothing wrong, a Hunt County Sheriff’s deputy was no-billed after being captured on video punching a pregnant woman numerous times and pushing her stomach first into a kitchen counter, leaving bruises.

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92-Year-Old Blind Texas Woman Arrested For Peaceful Protest Against Fracking

Denton, Texas – On Tuesday, a blind 92-year-old great-grandmother, Violet Palmer, of Denton, was arrested along with her son. They were engaging in a peaceful act of civil disobedience. They were protesting HB 40, a law which effectively nullified Denton’s voter-approved fracking ban.

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Texas Cops Issue Arrest Warrant to 75-Year-Old Woman...Because the Grass on Her Property Is Too Long

Riesel, Texas – Seventy-five-year-old Gerry Suttle was stunned when she received a call from the local police chief, informing her that she had a warrant issued for her arrest.

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Infamous Pool Party Cop Resigns Following Public Outcry

McKinney, Texas – Police Officer Eric Casebolt, after being captured on video throwing teens to the ground, engaging in over the top antics, and eventually pulling his gun while responding to a disturbance call at a teenage pool party, has resigned from the McKinney police force.

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Cop Who Brutalized and Pulled Gun on Kids at a Pool Party was ‘Officer of the Year’

McKinney, Texas – In a testament to the current state of policing in the U.S., the same officer seen in the viral video manhandling a 15-year-old girl and then pulling a gun on unarmed teens at a pool party, was ironically named Officer of the Year in 2008, according to a LinkedIn profile in his name which has since been removed.

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“Your Son’s Life was Only Worth $100K” Cop Uses Facebook To Taunt Family of Unarmed Man He Killed

Salt Lake City, Utah – In a sickening move, the purported Facebook account of the cop who shot and killed Joey Tucker six years ago posted comments demeaning the life of the man he killed.

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Housing Authority Forces City Workers to Wear Orange Vests So NYPD Cops Don’t Shoot Them

New York City, N.Y. – In a testament to the “trigger-happy” nature of NYPD cops, the city Housing Authority has ordered all workers fixing elevators in NYC housing projects to wear construction orange vests.

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No Charges For DEA Agents Who Held Innocent Man in Cell For 5 Days Without Food or Water

San Diego, Calif. – One would think that if a college student were jailed for five days without food or water someone would be held accountable for it. Sadly, that assumption would be wrong, as that’s exactly what happened to UC San Diego engineering student Daniel Chong, yet none of those responsible were fired or brought up on criminal charges.

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Cops Kill Man for Refusing to ID as He Dropped Off Stray Cat to Animal Shelter, Police Remain Silent

Dothan, Ala. – In late December of 2014, Robert Earl Lawrence, 30, in an act of compassion, took a stray cat to the Dothan Animal Shelter. What was a seemingly selfless act of kindness would subsequently end with Lawrence being fatally gunned down by a cop.

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