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  • Baltimore Rioters Burn Down House & Medical Equipment of Severely Disabled Child

    05/21/2015 8:17:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 21, 2014. | Trey Sanchez
    Apparently only SOME black lives matter Khai'Lee Sampson is a 7-year-old child that suffers from severe cerebral palsy caused by an asthma attack when he was 18 months old that left him without oxygen for 45 minutes. A few weeks ago, his house was burned down during the Baltimore riots, destroying all of his medical equipment that keeps him alive. “They took everything from my child,” the boy's mother, Laporsha Lawson, told The Washington Post. The Post listed the equipment: The wheelchair customized for Khai’Lee’s small body, the back brace that helps him sit upright, the machine that pumps oxygen...
  • Slavery is Over: Hired Ferguson Protesters Demand Pay

    05/21/2015 3:43:14 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 31 replies
    WND ^ | May 19, 2015 | WND
    “Black Lives Matter” protesters who were apparently hired to cause a ruckus in Ferguson, Missouri, are angry because, they say, they haven’t been paid for their hard work. So they’ve launched a #CutTheCheck hashtag on Twitter and held a sit-in at the offices of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, or MORE – the successor group to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, in Missouri.
  • 6 Baltimore Police Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray

    05/21/2015 3:01:39 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 21, 2015
    <p>Six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.</p> <p>The officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2, she said.</p> <p>Gray’s death last month after allegedly suffering a devastating injury while in police custody sparked protests and riots in Baltimore.</p>
  • Baltimore's mayor: Spike in crime 'disheartening'

    05/21/2015 2:40:07 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 79 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 21, 2015 | no attribution
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the city's recent spike in violence “disheartening” Thursday as police work to address a dramatic increase in homicides and nonfatal shootings. “It’s extremely frustrating,” the mayor told reporters at a news conference. “It is disheartening, but I am still resolved to continue to reduce violent crime in our city.”
  • Baltimore officers indicted for the death of Freddie Gray

    05/21/2015 2:29:33 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 94 replies
    WFSB.COM ^ | May 21, 2015 | Zach Winslett
    (RNN) - All six officers charged for the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury. "As our investigation has continued, additional info has been discovered, and, as is often the case, additional charges can be added," Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby said during a press conference in Baltimore.
  • ‘Hard Truths’ From The Left About Texas Bikers and Black Thugs

    05/21/2015 1:05:22 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 7 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/21/15 | Steve Berman
    Washington Post writer Jannell Ross tried to hang racism, white supremacy, biker culture, and gun rights around Texas Republican necks in a literary lynching so stuffed full of wrong presumptions that if words were mathematical, Ross’ article would prove that gravity makes things fall up. Here’s the key takeaway from the article.  Whites are free to be either law-abiding citizens or dangerous Harley-riding savages, while blacks are slaves to the white man, whether he’s the cop in uniform or the gun-wielding biker.  And #blacklivesmatter when one black man dies at the hands of police and the rioters are called “thugs,” but nine...
  • Black Racism Fatigue Will Hurt Democrats in 2016

    05/21/2015 11:07:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    Conservatives say "you can be somebody." Liberals say "you should hate somebody." The latter mentality is exactly what we've seen play out in Ferguson and Baltimore. Black riots, dead cops at the hands of black youths, thugs memorialized as heroes and our first lady who's grown up privileged, gives a speech at Tuskegee University in front of more privileged blacks as if she just dried off after being hosed down by Democrat Bull Connor. Give me a break! Students who are inheriting a post-civil rights America have been conditioned to believe they're getting a pre-civil rights America thanks to our...
  • Freddie Gray Case: Prosecutor Doubles Down On Wrong Law

    05/21/2015 8:31:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5-21-2015 | Andrew Branca
    (Doesn’t understand difference between a “stop” and an “arrest”.)This past Monday the office of Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby filed a motion in opposition to an earlier defense motion (oofah, lawyers) requesting that charges against six Baltimore police officers be dismissed, or alternatively, that Mosby recuse herself from the case.We covered the defense motion for dismissal/recusal in detail in a previous post, here: Freddie Gray Case: Detailed Analysis of Motion to Recuse Prosecutor.Mosby’s motion in opposition (embedded at the bottom of this post) is remarkable for a number of reasons, most substantially for it’s epic levels of projection.In the motion’s second...
  • Video spotlights Freddie Gray at Baker and Mount streets

    05/20/2015 2:41:10 PM PDT · by onyx · 5 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | MAY 20, 2015, 3:51 PM | Catherine Rentz
    ON the morning of April 12, Michelle Gross woke up to screaming. Gross, known as "mom," in West Baltimore's Gilmore Homes area, left her home to find Freddie Gray — someone she called "son" — being dragged into a police van. As police drove away with Gray, she gave her phone to a neighbor who wanted to call 911 and report the incident. But soon, Gross and the neighbor were headed to the corner of Mount and Baker streets, where the van had stopped. There, the neighbor shot cell phone video that provides a close look at Gray and...
  • Baltimore mayor spotted at the White House

    05/20/2015 11:48:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 20, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was at the White House on Wednesday to attend meetings in the aftermath of the violent protests that rocked her city. Her visit to Washington come as President Obama grapples with how to address tensions between law enforcement and minority communities resulting from a string of police-related deaths of young black men, including Baltimore’s Freddie Gray last month. Rawlings-Blake (D) told a reporter she was at the executive mansion to attend meetings, but did not say which officials she would meet with. The president was in Connecticut to speak at the United States Coast Guard Academy’s...
  • Atty. Marilyn Mosby Now Says Freddie Gray’s Knife Isn’t Important To Case Against 6 Baltimore Cops

    05/20/2015 9:50:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/20/2015 | Chuck Ross
    The office of Baltimore City state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby has added a new wrinkle to the Freddie Gray case, alleging in a court filing that the 25-year-old was illegally arrested by Baltimore police officers even before they recovered a knife on his person. In the motion, filed Monday, deputy state’s attorney Michael Schatzow rebuts a May 8 motion for dismissal and recusal filed by attorneys for the six officers charged in the case. Schatzow calls the attorneys’ claims that Mosby has numerous conflicts of interest “premature, frivolous, illogical.” Schatzow also addressed Gray’s knife, which became a central part of the...
  • Are Waco's white bikers treated differently than Baltimore's black protestors?

    05/20/2015 8:25:55 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 118 replies
    CS Monitor/AP ^ | 05/20/2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    The firefight in Waco between rival outlaw motorcycle gangs is raising questions about perceptions and portrayals of crime in America. Washington — The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests. The main images of a fatal gun battle between armed bikers and police in Waco, Texas, also showed mass arrests — carried out by nonchalant-looking officers sitting around calm bikers on cell phones. The firefight in Waco is raising questions about perceptions and portrayals of crime in America, considering...
  • Dundalk lawmakers: Close Baltimore Community High School

    05/19/2015 4:56:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 19, 2015 | By Pamela Wood
    Following the brutal beating of a Dundalk man, local lawmakers are asking for the closure of a Baltimore City alternative high school where students allegedly involved in the attack attend. In a letter sent to city school officials on Tuesday, Dundalk representatives asked for an immediate closure of the Baltimore Community High School. "We are not convinced that an acceptable and effective remedy can be implemented before the next school year," the lawmakers wrote. "We request expeditious closing of this school for the good of the students and the Harborview Community in Dundalk."
  • DOJ Official: Slavery to Blame for Riots in Ferguson and Baltimore

    05/19/2015 1:53:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 19, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    This lunacy is mainstream thought at the Department of Justice. Vanita Gupta, head of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, has told a lawyers group in Colorado that slavery and Jim Crow helped fuel the Ferguson and Baltimore riots. The last few days have seen a number of fanciful stories with the Obama administration seemingly questioning the authority of local police. I’ve long maintained that the administration is nakedly seeking to federalize policing standards — but get rid of local police? No way, that sounds like something broadcast from a shortwave station in Austin, Texas. But then up steps...
  • State Department Plans January 2016 Deadline for Release of Hillary Clinton Emails

    05/19/2015 4:16:59 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2015 | Staff
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server by January of next year, according to a court filing. The department has asked a federal judge to approve a plan requiring the release of all of Clinton's emails by January 15, 2016. The request is related to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed this past January by Vice News and was first reported by POLITICO. If the request is approved, the complete set of emails could be released just over two weeks before the Iowa caucus. Clinton is the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Alarming Surge In Murders And Shootings In Baltimore ( Gun Free zone )

    05/19/2015 7:10:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    WJZ News ^ | May 18, 2015 | Christie Ileto
    City crime spike. A dramatic increase in violence in Baltimore. Dozens of shooting and murders in the last few weeks following the riots last month. Christie Ileto reports some are concerned police are hesitant to crack down after six officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray. ... 96 homicides in Baltimore this year–an undercurrent of violence that’s up almost one-third from this time last year.
  • Prosecutors seek gag order in Freddie Gray case (Baltimore's Marilyn J. Mosby again)

    05/19/2015 6:31:56 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 15, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Baltimore prosecutors are seeking a gag order to prevent lawyers from speaking to the media about the Freddie Gray case.. Rochelle Ritchie, a spokeswoman for State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, said on Friday the office was seeking such an order, but declined to provide details. Gray, 25, died last month after suffering a severed spinal cord in police custody. The state medical examiner ruled Gray's death a homicide, and six officers have been charged in the case. Mosby held a news conference earlier this month to announce the charges, stating that Gray's death is "believed to be the result of...
  • The Other Racial Divide: Were Asian-American businesses targeted in the Baltimore riots?

    05/19/2015 1:11:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The May 25, 2015 Issue | Dennis P. Halpin, former U.S. consul
    When guests at a North Korea Freedom Week dinner in Northern Virginia learned the Korean-American pastor at our table led a Maryland church, they immediately asked about the situation in Baltimore. It was May 1, and National Guard troops had been deployed to the city three days earlier to help quell the unrest sparked by the death of a man in police custody. The pastor let out a deep sigh before responding. A few members of his congregation had lost everything. After working diligently for years building small businesses in a new country, they watched their efforts literally go up...
  • When Tchaikovsky came to Philadelphia

    05/18/2015 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Borges · 20 replies
    Broadstreet Review ^ | 5/17/2015 | David M Perkins
    On May 18, 1891, a lovely spring day, at 3 o’clock, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky arrived in Philadelphia without fanfare. There was to be a concert of his music that evening, the last he would conduct in the United States. The dervish tour had begun on April 26 in New York City, where he had been invited by Walter Damrosch, director of the New York Symphony for the grand opening of what was then called “Music Hall” (later to be formally designated as Carnegie Hall). That invitation was supported by no less a luminary than Andrew Carnegie himself. In New York,...
  • Maryland has been illegally double-taxing residents who pay income tax to other states

    05/18/2015 9:29:06 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | By Bill Turque
    A divided Supreme Court said Monday that Maryland’s income tax law is unconstitutional because it does not provide a full tax credit to residents for income tax paid outside the state, a ruling likely to cost Maryland counties and localities across the country millions of dollars in revenue. The court voted 5-4 to affirm a 2013 Maryland Court of Appeals decision that the state’s practice of withholding a credit on the county segment of the state income tax violated the Commerce Clause because it might discourage individuals from doing business across state lines. In most states, income from elsewhere is...
  • Who Caused Baltimore’s Collapse?

    05/18/2015 9:17:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2015 | Newt Gingrich
    A better future for poor Americans trapped in Baltimore and across the country must start with a fact-based analysis of how we got here and who has been responsible. Fact: The last Republican city council member in Baltimore City left office in 1942. That is 73 years of solid Democrat city councils. Fact: The last Republican mayor of Baltimore City left office in 1967. That is 48 years of unbroken Democrat control of the mayor’s office. Fact: The Maryland Senate is currently 33 Democrats to 14 Republicans. Fact: The Maryland House is currently 90 Democrats to 50 Republicans. Fact: The...
  • 15 Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea

    05/18/2015 9:14:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30 2015 | Christopher Ingraham
    Inequality in Baltimore has been thrust into the national spotlight this week, with riots and civil unrest in that city following the funeral of Freddie Gray. This inequality has roots that stretch deep into the past. It's been exasperated by bad policy decisions in the present-day. And it makes itself felt in every aspect of life in the city, from the racial composition of neighborhoods to the number of empty houses standing in them. For another illustration, let's look at a hypothetical case of two babies born on the same day this year in Baltimore. One is born in Roland...
  • Baltimore corrections officers charged with looting convenience store during unrest

    05/17/2015 10:05:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/18/15 | Colin Campbell
    Two Baltimore correctional officers were charged Wednesday with looting a downtown convenience store during unrest last month over the death of Freddie Gray, officials said. snip Both officers were processed at Central Booking, with bail set at $35,000
  • Jay Z quietly posting bail for protesters, writer says

    05/17/2015 7:16:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | May 17, 2015
    New York (AFP) - Rap mogul Jay Z has quietly used his wealth to post bail for people arrested in protests across the United States against police, an author close to him said Sunday.Dream Hampton, a writer and activist who worked with Jay Z on his 2010 memoir "Decoded," made the revelations in a series of messages on Twitter that were deleted but were posted by the hip-hop magazine Complex. "When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I... hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson (and he) wired tens of thousands" of dollars within minutes, read one...
  • Big-mouth Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby wants everyone else to shut up

    05/17/2015 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 16, 2015
    After Marilyn Mosby‘s moment in the sun, where she delivered a 1960s-style speech to announce charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore prosecutor is now asking the court to impose a gag order, according to CBS Baltimore. The order would prevent attorneys and witnesses for both sides from releasing information or commenting publicly about the case.
  • Baltimore Prosecutors Seek Gag Order--Would Prevent Attorneys Defending Police from Releasing Info

    05/17/2015 11:32:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    CNSNews/AP ^ | May 16, 2015 | Juliet Linderman AP
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore prosecutors are seeking a gag order as they pursue a criminal case against six city officers in the case of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died a week after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody. A court document that references the gag order, obtained by The Associated Press, is dated Wednesday. Assistant State's Attorney Antonio Gioia wrote that the gag order motion was mailed to defense attorneys. Rochelle Ritchie, a spokeswoman for State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, confirmed Friday the office is seeking a gag order. She declined to provide further details. A gag...
  • O’Malley reacts to Tsarnaev verdict: ‘Death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent’

    05/17/2015 5:54:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 80 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/16/15 | k howell
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Friday that the death penalty sentence for Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was “ineffective.” While the likely Democratic presidential candidate said that he “respects the verdict of the jury” and said his prayers go to the victims and their loved ones, he used the occasion to make another statement on his opposition to the death penalty. “The death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent, and the appeals process is expensive and cruel to the surviving family members,” Mr. O’Malley said, Mediaite reported Friday. Mr. O’Malley added that “the vast majority of public executions” happen in...
  • 10 shot, 2 dead in shootings in Baltimore

    05/16/2015 11:29:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | May 16, 2015
    BALTIMORE —Baltimore City police are investigating six shootings in which two people were killed. City police were called shortly after 8 p.m. to the 2500 block of North Edgecombe Circle in northwest Baltimore, where a man was shot in his torso. He was taken to a hospital where he later died. City police were called about 9:24 p.m. to the 3800 block of Yolando Road in north Baltimore, where a man was shot in his lower body. He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. City police were called about 10:24 p.m. to the 2400...
  • BREAKING: #Ferguson Protest Leaders Paid $5,000 a Month to Disrupt & Instigate Violence

    05/16/2015 12:39:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    Gateway Pundit. ^ | 5-16-2015 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Earlier this week black protesters staged a protest at at the office of MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) on Thursday to press their claim that groups led by whites have collected tens of thousands of dollars in donations off of the Black Lives Matter movement without paying the Black participants their fair share.</p>
  • ‘We gonna just **** you up’- Black #Ferguson Activists Threaten White Liberals for Protest Pay

    05/16/2015 11:29:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-15-2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    #CutTheCheck. That’s the hashtag for Black activists demanding payment from white liberals for taking part in the months-long protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the police shooting death of unarmed Black teenaged criminal Michael Brown in a confrontation with white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last August. Black activists held a sit-in at the office of MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) on Thursday to press their claim that groups led by whites have collected tens of thousands of dollars in donations off of the Black Lives Matter movement without paying the Black participants their fair share. During the sit-in,...
  • After Threats, Subway Worker Says Comments on Slain Cops Taken the 'Wrong Way' (Hattiesburg, MS)

    05/11/2015 5:04:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 11, 2015
    A Subway sandwich shop worker whose social media posts about Saturday's killing of two police officers in Mississippi sparked outrage online said her comments were misconstrued — and now she's being threatened. "They took the status the wrong way," Sierra McCurdy of Laurel, Mississippi, told NBC News Monday. McCurdy wrote the Facebook post following news of the fatal shooting of two officers, Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg. "2 police officers was shot in hattiesburg tonight…GOT EM," read the post, which also included a crying-laughing emoticon and a gun emoji. "They took...
  • Subway Fires Mississippi Employee who Celebrated Cop Killings with Sickening 'GOT EM' Tweet ....

    05/11/2015 10:11:19 AM PDT · by Cecily · 56 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 11, 2015
    Mississippi Subway 'sandwich artist' has been fired after she created a social media firestorm Sunday by posting messages applauding the deaths of two police officers killed in the line of duty. After Benjamin Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, were killed on Saturday night about 30 miles away in Hattiesburg, Laurel woman Sierra 'C-Babi' Mccurdy posted a message while wearing her uniform. She wrote: 'Two police officers shot tonight in Hattiesburg,' followed by 'GOT EM' and a gun pointed at the words as well as a laughing emoji.
  • CNN anchor blames vets for Baltimore's rioting, apologizes

    04/29/2015 7:02:00 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 29, 2015 | NINA GOLGOWSKI
    CNN's Brooke Baldwin is hoping to return to the good graces of U.S. veterans with an apology after suggesting that some of them are to blame for Baltimore's rioting. The cable news anchor issued a humbling on-air mea culpa Wednesday after making her incriminating statement the day before on live TV but without offering a single scrap of evidence to support such a claim. "A lot of these young people, and I love our nation's veterans, but some of them are coming back from war, they don't know the communities, and they're ready to do battle," she told Rep. Elijah...
  • Activist: Baltimore Rioters Destroyed ‘Economic Eyesore’ CVS

    05/16/2015 10:01:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5-15-2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (snip) Render was asked, (relevant remarks begin around 3:10) “why did they [rioters in Baltimore] burn down the CVS?” He remarked, “People always say that ‘well, they burned down a CVS.’ They stole stuff they needed. You know, you need medicine. You need socks. You might need a blood pressure regulator.” He continued, “But when people say, ‘why do you burn down a CVS? And why are you burning down your own community?’ Well, because of black people being denied loans, because of black people being snookered out of their homes and gentrifiers coming in ......
  • Baltimore Officials: Peaceful Protesters Torched 61 Buildings, Damaged 350 Businesses ...

    05/16/2015 9:48:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 13, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Complete Headline: Baltimore Officials: Peaceful Protesters Torched 61 Buildings, Damaged 350 Businesses, Injured 113 Officers The Joys of Democratic Leadership… Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told reporters after a night of looting and fires that city officials gave the violent Freddie Gray protesters “space” to destroy property. Video of Democrat Mayor announcing her giving looters space to destroyBoy, did she ever! Baltimore officials upped their tally of destroyed and torched businesses this week. ** At least 61 buildings were torched. ** Over 144 vehicles were torched. ** 350 businesses were damaged ** And 113 police officers were injured.
  • Corrections Officers Accused of Looting Store During Baltimore Riots

    05/15/2015 7:40:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 15, 2015 | 3:19 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Two female Baltimore corrections officers were caught on tape last month allegedly looting a 7-Eleven store during the riots, according to a CBS affiliate. According to police, they reviewed the surveillance footage after receiving a tip and saw Tamika Cobb and Kendra Richard leaving with merchandise while the store was closed. …
  • Will ‘Equal Opportunity’ Thugs Outlaw Reading To Your Kids At Home?

    05/15/2015 10:50:16 AM PDT · by IChing · 30 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 5/15/15 | Donald Joy
    Over a year ago, I posted a column here titled “Why Equal Opportunity Is Immoral And Wrong.” http://clashdaily.com/2014/02/equal-opportunity-immoral-wrong/ As I expected, my message sailed over some readers’ heads. Multiple commenters weighed in with the typical, programmed response: “Well, it’s bad to try to force equal outcomes — but guaranteeing equal opportunity is good and right, and what our system is about,” etc. Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. I had tried to explain that if the doctrine of equal opportunity is really applied in principle, some third-party entity (government, of course) would by necessity always have to step in to...
  • Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007

    05/15/2015 5:31:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter
    Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007 But police hiring of other minorities has increased, report shows By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter May 14, 2015 2:43 p.m. ET 28 COMMENTS The percentage of African-Americans in U.S. police departments has remained flat since before the recession, even as police hiring of other minorities has increased, according to a U.S. Department of Justice survey released Thursday. A lack of black officers, especially in communities with large African-American populations, has been cited frequently in the wake of police-involved deaths of black residents that sparked riots in cities from...
  • Baltimore's Problems Not Rooted in Racist Police

    05/14/2015 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Department’s practices are unconstitutional and violate civil rights; in short, whether or not the police force there is racist. It will come as no surprise if the investigation concludes that it is, because accusing the department of racism diverts attention from the city's real problem: Baltimore, a laboratory for liberal policies, is a failed city that has shortchanged the poor for decades. Baltimore has received over $1.8 billion in stimulus money from the Obama administration, including $467.1 million to invest in education and...
  • Two Baltimore City Jail Correctional Officers Caught On Video Looting A 7-11

    05/14/2015 4:03:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 13, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Two correctional officers who work at the Baltimore City jail were suspended without pay Wednesday after video emerged showing them looting a 7-11 store during last month’s riots. Tamika Cobb and Kendra Richard were charged with theft and two counts of burglary, according to a statement released by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). Investigators DPSCS and with the Intelligence and Investigative Division responded to a tip that the pair had joined in looting a closed 7-11 convenience store near downtown Baltimore on April 25. That was the first day of major unrest following the April...
  • Freddie Gray case: Grand jury indictments expected soon

    05/14/2015 3:50:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 13, 2015 | Andrew Branca
    Prosecutors may use Grand Jury proceeding to modify charges.The Baltimore Sun is reporting that defense counsel for the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray anticipate that they will receive formal grand jury indictments within the next two weeks. At present the officers are charged in District Court, which is a lower-level court not suited to the severity of the charges (which include second-degree depraved-heart murder.) Accordingly, it has always been anticipated that the charges would be moved to the Circuit Court, where jury trials are held, and where a probable cause hearing on those charges is already...
  • Does the Drive-By Media Know People Are Still Getting Shot in Baltimore?

    05/13/2015 6:20:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you know that there continue to be murders and shootings in Baltimore? (interruption) What do you mean, it can't be? (interruption) No, no. It's not peaceful at all since the cops have been arrested. It's not peaceful at all since Marilyn Mosby has come on the scene. It's not peaceful at all since Ray Lewis and other notorious Baltimore athletes have spoken to the community to calm them down. "The increase in violence," Baltimore Sun, major newspaper of the region. "The increase in violence that has followed the death of Freddie Gray continued through the weekend, with four...
  • Business damage from Baltimore riot estimated at $9M

    05/13/2015 1:20:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 13, 2015 | By Yvonne Wenger
    Damage is estimated at $9 million for the destruction of hundreds of businesses and two homes during the recent unrest in Baltimore — with at least 30 sustaining major damage, according to information released Wednesday. The Small Business Administration estimated the damaged at about $8.9 million to 284 business and $60,000 to two houses, officials told The Baltimore Sun. U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, along with other Maryland Democrats, called for Small Business Administration to assist with the creation of disaster centers in the city and a plan to inform business owners who are eligible for benefits about how to...
  • Walter Williams: Ferguson/Baltimore About Failed Economic Policies; Not Race

    05/13/2015 9:34:44 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 15 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 5/13/15 | Bob Parks and Laura Erickson
    In the first installment of an exclusive interview with B&B Media, Professor Walter E. Williams (George Mason University) claims the recent unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore was not an outcome of racism but failed economic policies that plague America.
  • Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country

    05/13/2015 8:24:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/12/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country Kerry Picket Reporter 10:05 PM 05/12/2015 Law enforcement officers at Washington, D.C.’s annual Police Week tell The Daily Caller that the anti-police climate is taking its toll on the men and women in uniform and that morale is low in departments across the country. One source told The DC Monday night that officers have stepped back from engaging in proactive policing, because they often see the same violent criminals they arrest immediately released on to the streets. President of the Fraternal Order of Police Chuck Canterbury told TheDC that he...
  • Obama at Poverty Forum on ‘Capitalist Types Who Are Reading Ayn Rand & Think Everybody Are Moochers’

    05/12/2015 8:19:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | May 12, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama said today that the incidents with police in Baltimore and Ferguson, along with “a growing awareness of inequality in our society,” can turn attention back to poverty in America and bridge “ideological divides that have prevented us from making progress.” At the Georgetown University panel on poverty, Obama name-dropped Ayn Rand and acknowledged he may speak differently to a black audience. Panelists joining the president were American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks, Harvard professor Robert Putnam, and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. “The stereotype is that you’ve got folks on the left who just want to pour more...
  • Biden to Cops: ‘We Come Down on You Like a Ton of Bricks’

    05/12/2015 9:48:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 12, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    Vice President Joe Biden praised police officers Tuesday night, while making only a subtle reference to the intense scrutiny many police department are now under following police altercations in Baltimore, New York and Ferguson, Missouri. “What shape we’d be in as a nation if we didn’t have you doing the job. We expect you to do everything,” Biden said at the 22nd annual Top Cops Award Dinner in Washington. “We expect you to be constitutional scholars. We expect you to have instantaneous reactions to a crisis without making any mistake or without knowing what’s behind that door or what’s in...
  • Rep. Johnson: GOP Budget Could Cause Baltimore Type Violence

    05/12/2015 4:57:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2015 | 10:27 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says with budgets like the GOP plan, “the have-nots of this country will rise up like the people in Baltimore.” […] “What happened in Baltimore stems from deeper economic issues and if you would take a ride down the streets of some of the greatly impoverished areas of Baltimore where change has not come, where things are the same as they were 50 years ago and have been allowed to grow worse then you will understand the lack of hope of which those riots are born from.” “So are you saying, when you say ‘rise up...
  • More teenagers charged as adults in beating of Dundalk man (Baltimore)

    05/12/2015 2:49:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    wbaltv ^ | 5-12-15 | Lowell Melser
    The arrests are in connection with an April 22 incident in which Rick Fletcher was assaulted in front of his 45th Street home. Antoine Willie Lawson, 17, was indicted last week on charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, robbery and theft of less than $1,000. County police on Tuesday announced the arrests of four other teenagers charged as adults, and an arrest warrant has been obtained for a 20-year-old man. Andrew Omar Allen, 15, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, robbery and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Yahkeem Zavion...
  • Wave of Baltimore shootings, killings continues

    05/12/2015 3:30:42 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 42 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/11/2015
    The increase in violence that has followed the death of Freddie Gray continued through the weekend, with four homicides reported since Saturday, according to Baltimore police. Ten people were reported shot on Sunday alone, including three who were shot to death within a span of 39 minutes. The violence comes as the city prepares for the Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Ten people were also shot Thursday. At least 87 people have been killed in Baltimore this year, 22 more than at this time last year. Nonfatal shootings are up nearly 50 percent across the city. The most...