RT America -- January 29, 2015

The future of the internet is at stake in the ongoing Silk Road trial, but scant mention of the milestone case in the mainstream media is leaving the public uninformed, digital journalists and activists continue to warn. Although a supposed criminal mastermind operating a massive black market filled with drugs, murder and sex on the “deep web” sounds as though it would attract TV cameras from across the world, only alternative media is stepping up and reporting on the groundbreaking precedents the trial is setting. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky takes an in-depth look.

If passed, a recently introduced House bill will restrict the sale and possession of “enhanced” body armor designed to stop bullets from even some of the most common rifles and handguns. Citizens of all political persuasions are reacting with outrage, asking how they will be expected to protect themselves from increasingly militarized police forces and everyday civilians intending to do harm. RT’s Ameera David takes a look.