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  • Tempers flare at IRS hearing

    02/12/2016 4:25:58 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/11/2016 | Naomi Jagoda
    A heated argument erupted Thursday at a hearing on the IRS, with Democrats and Republicans trading charges about the work of the Oversight Committee. Two Democrats on the panel accused their GOP colleagues of repeatedly holding hearings on the IRS for political reasons. In his opening statement, Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) complained that the hearing was the 23rd held about the IRS in recent years. "Unfortunately, Republicans have become obsessed with investigating any and every allegation relating to the IRS, no matter how small," he said. He said Republicans are frustrated that they have never found...
  • You Don't Know What Obama Said At The Mosque

    02/11/2016 2:57:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Denis Prager
    If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media’s summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue.
  • 2 Harford County deputies killed in Abingdon shootings

    02/10/2016 3:51:09 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 16 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 10 February 2016 | Saliqa Khan
    uthorities said that a deputy responded to a disturbance call at 11:46 a.m. Wednesday at the Panera Bread near Emmorton Road in Abingdon. That deputy was wounded when at least one shot was fired in his direction, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said. Gahler said restaurant witnesses gave good information as to which way the shooter went. A second responding deputy found the suspect and shots were fired again, injuring the second deputy. "We believe the deputies were shot by the same suspect," Gahler said. Two additional deputies, who responded to the initial shooting, fired rounds and a short time...
  • Obama's Lecture from the Mosque - The Rest of the Story

    02/06/2016 7:38:43 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 85 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Jeff Head
    President Obama's Lecture from the MosqueThe Rest of the Story Thoughts on Obama's Lecture: From watching and listening to President Barack Hussein Obama lecture all of us as he spoke at the Balitmore Mosque last week...he not only looks entirely comfortable there, heck, you would have thought he was the main Imam cleric for the Mosque. He used their language because he knows it. The teachings of Mohammed flowed naturally off of his lips, because he was raised with it. Earlier he announced to the world in his book that the most beautiful sound in the world in the Islamic...
  • Why Did Obama Tell Brazen Lies at the Baltimore Mosque?

    02/06/2016 4:11:38 PM PST · by vekzen · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/16 | tom tandredo
    That President Obama told a series of brazen lies about Islam in his December 3 Baltimore speech is being well documented by experts on Islam. Obama bizarrely invented a new translation of the word “Islam” itself, saying incorrectly that the word comes from the same root as the Muslim word for peace — salam, as in, peace be with you. In fact, in Arabic, the word Islam means submission, not peace, meaning submission to Allah and the teachings of his prophet, Mohammad. Obama also misquoted Islamic scripture in parts of his speech, even going so far as to suggest that...
  • Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson to run for Baltimore mayor

    02/05/2016 2:35:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Al Jazeera America ^ | February 4, 2016 | Renee Lewis
    Candidacy criticized by BLM chapter co-founder, who says movement should stand apart from political establishment. Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson has announced that he will run for mayor of Baltimore, his hometown, a decision that has angered critics who accuse him of being too cozy with the political establishment. One of those critics is Marissa Jenae Johnson, co-founder of the Seattle chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM), a civil rights movement that came to prominence during protests in the aftermath of the police killing of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in the summer of 2014. "McKesson's entry...
  • Jihad Barry

    02/04/2016 7:04:05 PM PST · by pboyington · 10 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    President Obama showed his true colors again yesterday by visiting a mosque in Baltimore with ties to radical Islam. The Islamic Society of Baltimore’s former imam has ties not only to the Muslim Brotherhood but the Northern Virginia mosque where the radical Anwar al-Awlaki used to preach. The former imam in question is Mohamad Adam El-Sheikh, who served at the Baltimore mosque from 1983-1989 and 1994-2003. A member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan, he had moved to the U.S. in 1978 and went on to receive several advanced law degrees as he became involved in the religious community. During...
  • Bush: Obama speaking at mosque is 'more than appropriate'

    02/04/2016 12:41:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/4/16 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush said Thursday it was "more than appropriate" for President Barack Obama to speak at a mosque, a departure from several of his Republican rivals. But, Bush argued, it took too long for Obama to make his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president. "I don't think it's divisive to go speak in a mosque. I'm surprised it took his eighth year to do it," the former Florida governor told reporters after stopping at a diner here.
  • Trump: Maybe Obama Feels More Comfortable At Mosque

    02/03/2016 6:18:22 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 43 replies
    Hill ^ | 2/3/16 | Ben Kamisar
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday chided President Obama for visiting a mosque, a move the president made in part as a counter to Trump's controversial comments on Muslims. "I don't have much thought, I think he can go to lots of places. I don't know, maybe he feels comfortable there," Trump said Wednesday on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." "There are a lot of places he can go, and he chose a mosque."
  • Obama’s mosque visit demonstrates tacit acceptance of a form of gender apartheid

    02/04/2016 6:41:10 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    nytlive.nytimes.com ^ | 02.03.16 | Asra Q. Nomani and Ify Okoye
    President Obama should be aware that on any given day a woman or girl worshiping in the mosque would be dispatched away from the musallah where he will stand to speak out against “Islamophobia,” to the “prayer room for females,” as one worshipper described it. “While the free world awaits a Muslim reformation, the leader of the free world shows blatant disregard for gender equality by visiting a mosque that treats females like second-class citizens,” says Raheel Raza, a Pakistani-Canadian activist, author and cofounder of the Muslim Reform Movement, a new initiative that we support, advocating for peace, women’s rights...
  • Limbaugh: Why Did Obama Choose To Become A Christian? He "Routinely" Defends, Promotes Islam

    02/04/2016 1:46:17 PM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on his radio show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh reacted to President Barack Obama’s address to a mosque in Baltimore a day earlier. According to Limbaugh, it raised a larger question about Obama, which pertained to Obama “routinely” touting Islam and why he chose Christianity over other religions.
  • Obama's Mosque Speech Was A Dangerous Fantasy

    02/04/2016 12:46:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 4, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    Many of the president's ideas about 'tolerance' are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate.For eight years now, the president has reprimanded the American people for their attitudes about Islam. And Barack Obama's big speech to the Islamic Society of Baltimore -- granted, filled with many harmless platitudes -- was no different, leaving little room for any honest dialogue about ideology or faith. Many of the president's ideas about "tolerance," in fact, are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate. Acceptance of outsiders is an American virtue, yes. Do we have to embrace all ideas, as...
  • At Baltimore Mosque, Obama Crushes the Muslim Haters

    02/04/2016 6:28:12 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 02.04.16 | Dean Obeidallah
    The president's speech at that Baltimore mosque reassured a nervous population and struck just the right note-we're Muslim and American.
  • Obama Visits Mosque: ‘Islam Has Always Been Part of America’

    02/03/2016 11:11:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 3, 2016 | Charlie Spierling
    President Obama spoke warmly about Islam during his speech at a mosque today, highlighting the contributions that Muslims had made to the fabric of American society. “Islam has always been part of America,” he said, detailing the beginnings of the religion among African slaves brought to America. He also pointed out that Thomas Jefferson included the “Mohammedan” as one of the religions that should be protected.
  • At Baltimore mosque, President Obama encourages U.S. Muslims: “You fit in here”

    02/03/2016 12:58:23 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 75 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | February 3 at 2:50 PM | Michelle Boorstein
    At Baltimore mosque, President Obama encourages U.S. Muslims: “You fit in here” By Michelle Boorstein February 3 at 2:50 PM President Obama Wednesday delivered the comforting sermon to U.S. Muslims that their community leaders have been requesting for years, framing Islam as deeply American and its critics as violating the nation’s cherished value of religious freedom. Obama’s comments came in his first visit as president to a U.S. mosque. The historic 45-minute speech at a large, suburban Baltimore mosque was attended by some of the country’s most prominent Muslims. In what appeared to be a counter to the rise in...
  • ‘Pro-Rape’ Blogger Organizes Meeting for Men Across U.S., Including Oklahoma City

    02/03/2016 11:19:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Police departments and leaders across the globe are taking a stand against a controversial group. Return of Kings is known as a group for “masculine men” and complains about the rise of feminism and the loss of ‘traditional sex roles.’ The group’s leader, Daryush Valizadeh, has written articles stating that rape should be legal on private property. Others in the group claim that women should not be allowed to vote, among other beliefs. The group announced recently that it would be holding 165 meetings in 43 countries as part of its ‘international meetup day’ on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m....
  • Obama: 'TV shows Should Have Some Muslim Characters That are Unrelated to National Security'

    02/03/2016 2:15:54 PM PST · by wtd · 165 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Feb. 03, 2016 4:57pm | Daniel Halper
    video: President Obama took on the role of television critic in remarks today at the Islamic Society of Baltimore."Our television shows should have some Muslim characters that are unrelated to national security," the president said at the mosque, "because -- it's not that hard to do. There was a time when there were no black people on television. And you can tell good stories while still representing the reality of our communities."
  • Could the Muslim vote swing the US election?

    02/02/2016 6:15:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 2/2/2016, 4:24 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Nihad Awad, Executive Director of CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim Brotherhood-linked group), has called on the growing numbers of American Muslim voters to increase and utilize their electoral power. Specifically, Awad said that the increasing Muslim populations in eight "swing" states should take advantage of their strength for the upcoming presidential elections. [...] A six-state survey released by CAIR shows that 73% of registered Muslim voters say they will go to the polls in upcoming primary elections - and that no fewer than two-thirds will vote for Democratic Party candidates. ...
  • Obama: 'Muslim Americans keep us safe'

    02/03/2016 11:17:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) - Seeking to rebut what he views as perilous election-year bombast about Muslims, President Barack Obama is at a mosque in Baltimore on Wednesday, his first visit to such a site in the United States."Muslim Americans keep us safe," Obama told the audience, crediting the contributions Muslims have made to communities. "They are our police. They are our fire fighters. They're in (the Department of) Homeland Security." At the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a 47-year-old mosque with thousands of attendees, Obama heralded the contributions of Muslims to American society while issuing a forceful counterpoint to the language favored by...
  • Obama:"Inexcusable Political Rhetoric"Give Americans "Hugely Distorted Impresion" Of Muslims

    02/03/2016 12:13:17 PM PST · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, President Barack Obama said many American do not know Muslims so they get their “hugely distorted impression” of Muslims from “distorted media portrayals” and “inexcusable political rhetoric,” after terror attacks.
  • In First Public Visit to US Mosque, Obama’s Choice Hosted Global Jihadist Leaders

    01/31/2016 5:31:47 AM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 32 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | Jan. 31, 2016 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Barack Obama is in the final stretch of his time as President of the United States. It was announced on Sunday that Obama will make his first public appearance at a U.S. mosque to show solidarity with Muslims, whom many blame for all those terrorist attacks they commit. The White House announced that Obama would be visiting the Islamic Society of Baltimore, which is located in Woodlawn, Maryland, just west of Baltimore. The ISB started in 1969 as a prayer group at Johns Hopkins University, which is located in Baltimore, according to the mosque’s website. A little more than a...
  • Obama to Speak at Baltimore Mosque Where Imam Condoned Suicide Bombings

    01/31/2016 12:54:17 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/30/16 | Jordan Schachtel
    President Obama is set to speak next week at a mosque which was led for over a decade by an Imam who justified suicide bombings in some circumstances and who helped found a mosque with ties to Al Qaeda. The President will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday and deliver remarks there, the White House confirmed on Saturday. This will be the first time the President has paid an official visit to a mosque during his seven years as President. However, Obama has toured mosques while on overseas trips. "The president believes that one of our nation's greatest...
  • The US Mosque Obama Has Chosen For His First Presidential Visit Has Deep Extremist Ties

    01/30/2016 2:24:59 PM PST · by amorphous · 68 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 30 Jan 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Baltimore mosque President Obama has chosen as the first U.S.-based mosque to visit during his presidency has deep ties to extremist elements, including to the Muslim Brotherhood. The White House announced on Saturday that Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) on Wednesday. He has visited several mosques overseas as president but has resisted visiting one in the homeland. The purpose of the trip, according to the White House, is to "celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life." But ISB is a curious...
  • Obama to meet, hold talks with Muslims in Baltimore

    01/30/2016 11:17:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:25 PM EST
    President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members this coming week in a public show of support. The White House says Obama plans to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday and hold talks with Muslim community members. Obama has been outspoken in pushing back against calls by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and others to block Muslims from entering the U.S. over fears of domestic terrorism linked to extremist groups. ...
  • Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a U.S. mosque next week

    01/30/2016 9:34:03 AM PST · by yoe · 39 replies
    The Wasington Post ^ | January 30, 2016 | Michelle Boorstein and Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama will make the first visit during his presidency to a U.S. mosque next week, the White House announced Saturday, as the administration tries to promote religious tolerance at a time when rhetoric linking Islam with terrorism is becoming more voluminous. On Wednesday the president will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a sprawling community center in the the city’s western suburbs, that serves thousands of people with a place of worship, a housing complex and schools, (according to its website). It is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest Muslim centers and describes itself as aspiring “to be the...
  • Teacher fought off gun-toting robber at Queens hotel-was likely fifth victim (Wrote Anti-Gun Letter)

    01/24/2016 9:29:14 AM PST · by ghosthost · 29 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 1-24-16 | Larry McShane
    Koller, author of an impassioned anti-gun letter to the Baltimore Sun in 2013, slugged the armed robber in a Thursday night scuffle that ended with a gunshot tearing through her right shoulder, sources said. "I think it's random," said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce of the perp's choice of targets.
  • Inside the Carson campaign meltdown

    01/22/2016 3:58:24 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    politico.com ^ | Kyle Cheney
    On Thanksgiving night, Ben Carson sat in a chartered plane on a Baltimore airport tarmac surrounded by his wife and campaign advisers. The destination: Jordan. A secret mission to the Middle East, his team hoped, would help reestablish the retired neurosurgeon's credibility amid searing questions about his shaky grasp of foreign policy. The trip would be kept under wraps until Carson appeared on the Sunday news shows from the location -- partly a security measure, partly a political play. But as Carson and his team awaited takeoff, they were blindsided when The New York Times posted a story outlining the...
  • Hung jury in first Baltimore police trial was one vote away from acquittal

    01/16/2016 11:18:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 16, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Every once in a while our society surprises me and that's what happened in Baltimore recently. When the first police officer in the Freddie Gray case went to court it ended in a mistrial. That was surprising enough in and of itself. I'm fairly sure that when the city, led by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, decided to put the officers on trial they were fairly sure that any jury they seated would bring back a conviction. That's probably why they fought so hard against moving the case out to an area where they might find a slightly...
  • 3 Baltimore police officers suspended after hospital incident

    01/15/2016 7:26:41 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 3 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 15 Jan 2016 | WBAL
    <p>BALTIMORE --Two Baltimore police officers were indicted Wednesday and a third officer received a criminal summons stemming from an assault reported a year ago, city police said Thursday.</p> <p>City police said the assault was reported to have taken place at Sinai Hospital on Jan. 14, 2015, involving three police officers and a juvenile.</p>
  • Jury in Officer Porter trial was one vote from acquittal on most serious charge

    01/15/2016 5:46:49 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 4 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 15 Jan 2016 | Kevin Rector and Justin Fenton
    he jury in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter was one vote from acquitting him of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Freddie Gray, the most serious charge he faced, according to sources familiar with the deliberations. Judge Barry G. Williams declared a mistrial because the jury deadlocked on all four charges last month. Jurors were two votes from convicting Porter of misconduct in office, and more divided on charges of assault and reckless endangerment, sources said. How the jury voted was not publicly revealed, and the judge ruled that jurors' names should not be revealed.
  • A few Baltimore stories

    01/13/2016 4:39:12 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 12 replies
    Baltimore Media ^ | 13 January 2016 | Several
    In case you'd forgotten about Baltimore, here's a few stores from the past 12 hours: 3rd Teen Confessed To Stabbing Man Biking Home From WorkWoman shot in chest, neck in NW Baltimore Tuesday nightBaltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake calls killing of bicyclist 'tragic' Family, friends remember Baltimore stabbing victimNeighborhood activist grapples with son's alleged role in murder
  • House passes bill to protect federal interns against harrassment

    01/12/2016 3:49:20 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 14 replies
    Federal News Radio ^ | 1/12/16 | Jory Heckman
    Months after a hearing on sexual harassment at the Environmental Protection Agency, one of the House’s top government watchdogs has delivered on his promise to protect the youngest members of the federal workforce. The Federal Intern Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, unanimously passed the House on Monday.
  • Columnist: I’m More Afraid Of Legal Gun Owners Than Gun-Wielding Criminals(WOW!)

    01/09/2016 7:01:04 AM PST · by rktman · 87 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/8/2016 | Scott Greer
    A Baltimore Sun columnist wrote in a Thursday op-ed that citizens who legally own firearms are more frightening than the criminals who use the weapons on the rough streets of her hometown. Tricia Bishop, deputy editorial page editor for the Baltimore paper, explained how billboards advertisements for guns and everyday Americans carrying them around made her sick. "I'm less afraid of the criminals wielding guns in Baltimore... than I am by those permitted gun owners," Bishop said. She says this because she believes as a middle-class white woman, she's shielded from her city's criminal element but, in her opinion, she's...
  • Columnist: I’m More Afraid Of Legal Gun Owners Than Gun-Wielding Criminals

    01/08/2016 1:50:37 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 93 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/08/2016 | Scott Greet
    A Baltimore Sun columnist wrote in a Thursday op-ed that citizens who legally  own firearms are more frightening than the criminals who use the weapons on the  rough streets of her hometown.Tricia Bishop, deputy editorial page editor for the Baltimore paper,  explained how billboards advertisements for guns and everyday Americans carrying  them around made her sick.“I’m less afraid of the criminals wielding guns in Baltimore… than I am by  those permitted gun owners,” Bishop  said.She says this because she believes as a middle-class white woman, she’s  shielded from her city’s criminal element but, in her opinion, she’s not  protected from...
  • Deadliest year in Baltimore history ends with 344 homicides (and more than 900 shot)

    01/04/2016 10:26:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 4, 2016 | Kevin Rector
    Blood was shed in Baltimore at an unprecedented pace in 2015, with mostly young, black men shot to death in a near-daily crush of violence. On a per-capita basis, the year was the deadliest ever in the city. The year's tally of 344 homicides was second only to the record 353 in 1993, when Baltimore had about 100,000 more residents. The killings were on pace with recent years in the early months of 2015 but skyrocketed after the unrest and rioting of late April. In five of the next eight months, killings topped 30 or 40 a month. Nearly 90...
  • Deadliest year in Baltimore history ends with 344 homicides

    01/04/2016 10:20:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | Jan. 4, 2016 | Kevin Rector
    Blood was shed in Baltimore at an unprecedented pace in 2015, with mostly young, black men shot to death in a near-daily crush of violence. On a per-capita basis, the year was the deadliest ever in the city. The year's tally of 344 homicides was second only to the record 353 in 1993, when Baltimore had about 100,000 more residents. The killings were on pace with recent years in the early months of 2015 but skyrocketed after the unrest and rioting of late April. In five of the next eight months, killings topped 30 or 40 a month. Nearly 90...
  • The Riot Ideology, Reborn: Baltimore, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the new racial politics

    12/28/2015 10:37:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2015 | Fred Siegel
    In the summer of 1966, Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach warned that there would be riots by angry, poor minority residents in “30 or 40” American cities if Congress didn’t pass President Lyndon Johnson’s Model Cities antipoverty legislation. In the late 1960s, New York mayor John Lindsay used the fear of such rioting to expand welfare rolls dramatically at a time when the black male unemployment rate was about 4 percent. And in the 1980s, Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry articulated an explicitly racial version of collective bargaining—a threat that, without ample federal funds, urban activists would unleash wave after wave...
  • Officer Hit By Rock During Altercation With Teens Near Towson Mall

    12/27/2015 10:54:33 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 41 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 26 Dec 2015 | CBS News
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) -- The area around Dulaney Valley Road in Towson is briefly blocked off. Police say a group of teenagers began throwing rocks at officers near the Towson Town Center. It happened around 10 p.m. Saturday night. At least one officer was hit by a rock, but did not need medical attention. Dozens of officers responded to the scene. Police say no one was arrested. Cell phone video appears to show a teen wrestling with an officer, before being brought to the ground. It's unclear at this time what started the altercation. The area has since been reopened.
  • Of Cannibals and Kings (Liberals are eating their kings - VDH)

    12/27/2015 4:16:59 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Black Lives Matter and other, related groups are still demanding that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel step down well before his term expires. It appears that Emanuel did not release for over a year a police video showing the possibly unjustified shooting of criminal suspect Laquan McDonald. He apparently was too afraid of losing his reelection bid to another liberal--and expected that, as a former Obama confidant, he would be granted immunity from inner-city anger. Is liberal anger at the liberal Emanuel a new trend? Will populists one of these days go after the newly declared populist Hillary Clinton for her...
  • Baltimore finds cop arrests fueled by riots and media moralizing tough to turn into convictions

    12/21/2015 7:13:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/21/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Hung jury. No one is sure what happens now Back when the death of Freddie Gray was a recent development and the riots were still paralyzing the city of Baltimore, it seemed to us that Marilyn Mosby was acting more like a political celebrity than she was like a prosecutor. When people riot and demand certain decisions by a prosecutor, the prosecutor is not supposed to take her marching orders from the rioters. She’s supposed to operate based on the evidence. So when Mosby charged six Baltimore cops in Gray’s death, it certainly appeared at the time like she was...
  • Attempt to rob off duty officer using toy gun results in terminal failure

    12/20/2015 4:31:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    <p>An off-duty Baltimore cop shot and killed an armed robbery suspect who police say tried to rob the officer with what turned out to be a toy gun.</p> <p>The shooting Saturday at 1:30 a.m. on a block of homes decorated with Christmas lights in the Baltimore suburb of Linthicum Heights was being investigated by Anne Arundel County Police, Fox 45 reported. Police said, according to the the station, that the officer fired in self-defense. They identified the robbery suspect as 32-year-old Edel Moreland.</p>
  • Why you should know what happened in Freddie Gray’s life - long before his death (lead paint)

    12/20/2015 5:04:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 12/18/15 | Janell Ross
    **SNIP** Then consider this: Lead paint exposure is a widespread national problem, concentrated most heavily in the nation's low-income communities. And government efforts to remove lead paint from public and privately owned housing remains woefully below levels that most child and environmental health experts think truly necessary to eliminate the issue. In fact, the nation's lead paint abatement programs are among those that experienced a budget cut due to sequestration and subsequent federal cost reduction efforts. And that happened even though some public health experts believe that concerted national efforts to reduce widespread lead exposure - such as removing lead...
  • Have the Freddie Gray trials been essentially derailed?

    12/19/2015 3:07:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    With all the frantic activity going on this week I didn’t get the opportunity to revisit the long running saga of the Freddie Gray trials, currently unfolding in the burned out remains of Charm City. As we previously discussed, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby made the decision to not only move forward quickly with charges against six officers involved in Gray’s arrest, but got the trials started in almost breathtakingly short order. This week, the first trial against Officer William Porter (who faced some of the lightest charges) ended in a mistrial. The jury had come back to the judge...
  • Off-Duty Officer Shoots, Kills Man Who Tried to Rob Him

    12/19/2015 7:19:07 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    NBC Washington News ^ | 19 Dec 2015
    A man who attempted to rob another man early Saturday morning was shot and killed by the victim, who was an off-duty Baltimore City police officer. Anne Arundel County police said the incident occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Homewood Road in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. The off-duty police officer was approached by the man, Edel Cato Moreland, 32, who produced what appeared to be a igun and said he was going to rob the officer. Investigators said the officer, an 18-year veteran assigned to the special operations section of the Baltimore City Police Department, pulled out...
  • Housing policies still pin poor in Baltimore, but some escape to suburbs

    12/18/2015 6:28:15 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 51 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/15/15
    Danielle Hill has a secret, one she shares with dozens of other residents of Baltimore public housing. It goes like this: They don't live in the city. Instead, they live in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, in houses purchased by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. Thousands more have moved to the counties with special rent subsidies in a companion program. Hill's family is among nearly 10,000 black women and children who have moved into overwhelmingly white, prosperous suburbs through a court-ordered relocation program designed to combat the intense inner-city segregation and poverty forged by decades of discrimination....
  • Freddie Gray Family Attorney: White Cops Make Black Cops Act Like Racists

    12/17/2015 1:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay. I have to mention this. I just saw this on CNN. I have to mention this. I'll get back to what do the female jihadists get after they martyr themselves and end up in paradise. Just hang on. I'm watching this guy, the lawyer for the Freddie Gray family in Baltimore, Billy Murphy. He's African-American, but I'm only mentioning that for information purposes. Nothing else. It's relevant now. They're discussing the mistrial. A black officer was on trial for murder, manslaughter, whatever it is, against -- as Marilyn Mosby said -- "a great young man," Freddie...
  • Mistrial Declared in Freddie Gray Police Trial

    12/17/2015 2:18:46 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | December16, 2015 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    A Baltimore circuit court judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of Baltimore police officer William Porter. Porter is one of six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray on April 12, 2015. After three days of deliberations the jury told Judge Barry G. Williams that it was unable to return a unanimous verdict on any of the charges.
  • Officer's mistrial in Gray's death a letdown for both sides

    12/17/2015 12:05:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 17, 2015 1:46 PM EST | Juliet Linderman
    Instead of a dramatic conclusion to the first of six trials of police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the mistrial left Baltimore in suspense and confusion, with no immediate understanding of what happens next. The city had braced for a possible repeat of the protests, destruction and dismay that engulfed the city in April after Gray's neck was broken in the back of a police van. But several small marches ended peacefully overnight as the community tried to process the news. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams acknowledged the hung jury Wednesday after the panel deadlocked over whether Officer...
  • BREAKING: Judge declares hung jury after panel can't reach decision in Freddie Gray trial.

    12/16/2015 12:29:59 PM PST · by dirtboy · 189 replies
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  • Jury deadlocked in Baltimore police officer's trial

    12/15/2015 1:00:51 PM PST · by detective · 65 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/15/2015
    <p>A Baltimore jury is deadlocked in the trial of police officer William Porter, charged in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams said on Tuesday. Williams received a note from jurors and ordered them to keep deliberating.</p>