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  • Baltimore Police: 3 gunmen shoot, wound 8 in attack

    09/24/2016 8:24:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2016 11:23 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street Saturday night, police said, adding the suspects fled and the victims were all expected to survive. The shooting erupted outside some rowhouses about 8:30 p.m. after the three armed men converged on the group from different points, Baltimore Police Commissioner Ken Davis told The Associated Press. Davis, who went to the scene, said the shooting was a premeditated act of retaliatory violence in response to a Labor Day weekend shooting in which a person was fatally shot and two others were wounded, including a...
  • Mass shooting in downtown Baltimore, at least 8 victims

    09/24/2016 6:48:46 PM PDT · by TruBluKentuckian · 92 replies
    Baltimore police confirm 8 people shot, including a 3-year-old child. None of the victims have life-threatening injuries. A suspect is not yet in custody. Details soon.
  • Baltimore councilman introduces replica gun ban

    09/21/2016 12:45:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    guns.com ^ | Sep. 20, 2016 | Christen Smith
    A Baltimore City Council member introduced a replica gun ban Monday criminalizing the possession of any toy or imitation weapon “that can reasonably be perceived to be a real firearm.” Councilman James Kraft told The Baltimore Sun he sponsored the legislation “to protect the city’s youth.” In April, city police officers shot 14-year-old Dedric Colvin in the shoulder and leg on a street in East Baltimore. Colvin was carrying a BB gun officers said resembled a semiautomatic pistol. Similar incidents have unfolded across the country. Last week police officers in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed 13-year-old Tyree King after...
  • Trump supporters, protesters confront each other in Baltimore (National Guard convention)

    09/12/2016 2:09:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 12, 2016 | Tim Prudente
    A man bicycled down Charles Street Monday morning, shouting support for Donald Trump, and pulled up to the crowd of protesters. Shoving broke out and he landed on the street before police walked him back. "See that?" he shouted, referring to the protesters. "See the kind of pigs they are?" It was a moment's confrontation during the tense, but peaceful, rallies and protests outside Trump's appearance Monday at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Peoples Power Assembly had planned to protest outside the venue, where the Republican presidential nominee was scheduled to address the National Guard Association of the United States...
  • LIVE:Two Trump Rallies 9/12/2016 Baltimore, MD @ 1pm and Ashville, NC @ 6pm ET.

    09/11/2016 6:56:27 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 490 replies
    Monday, September 12, 2016: Live stream coverage of Donald Trump’s speech in Baltimore, MD at the National Guard Association of the United States 138th General Conference & Exhibition. Live coverage begins at 1:00 PM ET. Baltimore, MD Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: National Guard Association of the United States 138th General Conference & Exhibition @ Baltimore Convention Center Monday, September 12, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Asheville, NC at U.S. Cellular Center. Live coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET. Asheville, NC Watch the LIVE stream and...
  • Report: Donald Trump To Campaign In Baltimore Monday

    09/09/2016 6:01:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | September 9, 2016
    Donald Trump will be in Baltimore Monday to speak to a conference of National Guard officers at the Convention Center, The Baltimore Sun reports. Although Maryland currently has a Republican governor, who has said he does not plan to vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton in the November election, it is traditionally a blue state. And an OpinionWorks poll released earlier this week shows that Clinton has a strong lead. Trump has campaigned in Maryland before during this election. That was all the way back in April, when he had not yet won the Republican nomination, although he was a...
  • Baltimore Ravens Benjamin Watson Facebook post on National Anthem

    09/06/2016 6:48:36 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 21 replies
    Benjamin Watson Facebook ^ | September 5, 2016 | Benjamin Watson
    Benjamin Watson 11 hrs · Facebook Mentions · I will not have the option to kneel this Sunday while the National Anthem is being played. A week ago, in what would prove to be my last pre-game opportunity of this 2016 season, I stood with my right hand over my heart as the anthem played. And if I am fortunate enough to ever be dressed for another game day I imagine I would be doing the same thing I did in my last. Standing. Not because America is ALL I desire it to be because most assuredly it is not....
  • Feds detail alleged $16M food stamp fraud

    08/31/2016 12:44:49 PM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    foxbaltimore.com ^ | 8/30/2016 | Christine Boynton
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- More than a dozen Baltimore-area retailers are accused of misusing food stamps and defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) of millions of dollars. The indictments, announced Tuesday, come roughly three years after nine local retailers were charged in what prosecutors described as a "$7 million scheme" of trading food stamps for cash. All the defendants in that case were convicted. "Last year the Dept. of Agriculture Inspector General brought to our attention that many Baltimore-area retailers were continuing to rip-off the food stamp program," United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein said...
  • Baltimore Residents Beg Police To Protect Their Neighborhoods (what do they have to lose?)

    08/29/2016 12:47:32 PM PDT · by GilGil · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/29/2016 | Amber Randall
    As Justice Department civil rights lawyers held a meeting to talk about overhauling the Baltimore police department, another group of Baltimore residents gathered to beg the police to fix the crime in their neighborhoods. The meetings show a disconnect between those who are concerned about crime and those worried about police reform, reports the Washington Post. Neither group was aware the other one was meeting.
  • New Baltimore Aerial Surveillance Program Raises Trust Issues.

    08/28/2016 10:22:50 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/28/2016 | Jon Schuppe
    Small planes outfitted with video cameras have been flying over Baltimore since January, capturing activity on the streets below and relaying the footage to police to help them catch criminals. The public knew nothing about it until this week — when Bloomberg Businessweek ran a cover story about the trial program. Airplane used to conduct wide area surveillance. Persistent Surveillance Systems The revelations triggered outrage from elected officials, defense lawyers and the American Civil Liberties Union, who said the program raised privacy concerns and could aggravate public distrust in a city that exploded in riots last year after the death...
  • Baltimore Votes To Keep Schools Open On Muslim Holidays

    08/25/2016 8:54:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 24, 2016 9:25am ET | Dan Joseph
    The Baltimore County Board of Education on Tuesday voted 6-5 against closing schools for two Muslim holidays when they fall on school days. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Muslim community had advocated for more than a decade to close Baltimore schools on the Islamic holidays of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. The vote followed a heated discussion among school board members as dozens of Muslims waited in the audience. The results of the vote prompted shouts of “Injustice!” by some in attendance, and the board had to call a five-minute recess before continuing. …
  • Liberals enraged over latest news of officers in Freddie Gray case

    08/23/2016 1:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The long and winding saga of Freddie Gray has mostly drawn to a close, but that doesn’t mean that the topic has dried up in Social Justice Warrior circles. At the home of all things liberal – Vox – there is a fresh round of outrage regarding the officers involved in the incident. This one sub-header seems to capture the mood perfectly: “It’s even clearer now than after Freddie Gray’s death: The Baltimore Police Department is a disaster” So what is it that has everyone up in arms this time? As the Baltimore Sun reports, the officers who were found...
  • Dog Dies After Protecting Baby From Fire

    08/19/2016 6:00:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 19 AUGUST 2016 | KTRK
    BALTIMORE, MD (KTRK) -- Firefighters say a dog gave his life protecting an 8-month-old from a fire late Sunday. The girl is alive today thanks to an act of heroism and a heart-breaking loss for her family. Erika Poremski, the child's mother, said she had quickly stepped out to her car when she turned around to find the house in flames and her daughter Viviana inside. "I just heard her crying and I couldn't get to her," Poremski said. "I tried really hard, everyone in the neighborhood tried. They were kicking the doors in and kicking the windows out. I...
  • Baltimore officials, Justice Department promise sweeping overhaul of city police

    08/11/2016 5:01:37 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 08/10/2016 | Lynh Bui and Peter Hermann
    A mural dedicated to Freddie Gray is shown near the location where he was arrested in Baltimore. (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images) By Lynh Bui and Peter HermannLocalAugust 10 at 8:37 PM Baltimore’s top law enforcement and political leaders on Wednesday vowed a sweeping overhaul of the city Police Department after a searing rebuke of the agency’s practices, which the Justice Department said regularly discriminated against black residents in poor communities.Officials promised improved community relations, a purge of race-based policing and a modernized department that better trains officers and holds them accountable. But they warned that reforming an agency entrenched in a...
  • Baltimore officials, Justice Department promise sweeping overhaul of city police

    08/10/2016 7:12:13 PM PDT · by Mariner · 45 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10th, 2016 | By Lynh Bui and Peter Hermann
    Baltimore’s top law enforcement and political leaders on Wednesday vowed a sweeping overhaul of the city Police Department after a searing rebuke of the agency’s practices, which the Justice Department said regularly discriminated against black residents in poor communities. Officials promised improved community relations, a purge of race-based policing and a modernized department that better trains officers and holds them accountable. But they warned that reforming an agency entrenched in a culture of unconstitutional policing would be a slow process and could cost millions of dollars. “Police reform won’t happen overnight or by chance,” Vanita Gupta, principal deputy assistant attorney...
  • US government blasts Baltimore police over race

    08/10/2016 3:09:10 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 10th 2016 | BBC News
    A US justice department report has accused police in the city of Baltimore of routinely discriminating against black people and using excessive force. An inquiry was ordered after a young black man, Freddie Gray, died in police custody in April of last year, sparking Baltimore's worst riots for decades. The report found African-Americans had been disproportionately targeted. Unjustified strip searches were conducted while in one arrest, a black man's weapon was listed as "his mouth". In recent years, the justice department has conducted similar investigations into the police in Chicago, Cleveland, Albuquerque and Ferguson, Missouri. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake responded...
  • US to release report criticizing Baltimore police force

    08/09/2016 7:52:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2016 10:50 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman and Eric Tucker
    Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday. The report, the culmination of a yearlong investigation into one of the country’s largest police forces, also found that officers make large numbers of stops — mostly in poor, black neighborhoods — with dubious justification and unlawfully arrest citizens for speech deemed disrespectful. Physical force is used unnecessarily, including against the mentally disabled, and black pedestrians and drivers are disproportionately searched during stops, the report says. The Justice Department released...
  • Court Must Dismiss Police Lawsuits Against Marilyn Mosby (says Michael Brown lawyer)

    08/09/2016 11:01:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    News One ^ | 08/08/2016 | Benjamin L. Crump
    Lawsuits filed by Baltimore police officers against Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby must be dismissed, according to the law. The United States Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors acting within the scope of their duties in pursuing criminal prosecution are immune from civil suits.The role of a prosecutor in a criminal case is to seek justice and represent the People of a given jurisdiction against a person charged with committing a criminal offense. This is exactly what Marilyn Mosby did when the officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death, which the medical examiner ruled a homicide, were indicted by a grand jury....
  • Baltimore County police confirm they shot Korryn Gaines' son

    08/06/2016 5:48:35 AM PDT · by Katya · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/05/16 | Doug Donovan
    The 5-year-old boy who was wounded during the Randallstown shootout Monday was accidentally shot by a Baltimore County Police officer, the department said Friday.
  • NFL's Benjamin Watson: Planned Parenthood Was Created to Exterminate Blacks

    08/05/2016 12:44:38 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Bradford Richardson
    In a wide-ranging interview on the racial climate in America, Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson brought up Planned Parenthood’s unscrupulous founding, saying the organization was created to “exterminate blacks.” Mr. Watson said black support for Planned Parenthood is “ironic,” given that the organization was founded by eugenicist Margaret Sanger in order to control “unfit” populations.
  • Flooding snarls Baltimore area

    CNN)A flash flood emergency has been issued for portions of the Baltimore, Maryland, area, with the National Weather Service citing "severe" flooding and warning people to get to higher ground. "Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation," the weather service said in a warning issued at 10:40 p.m ET. "Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order."
  • Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Just Accused Police of Another Crime Without Any Evidence

    07/29/2016 3:54:03 PM PDT · by Boomer · 39 replies
    Law Newz ^ | July 27th, 2016 | Chris White
    On Wednesday, Mosby was back in front of the cameras where she made extraordinary shocking allegations against the Baltimore Police Department, again. A defiant Mosby refused to take any accountability for her rush to judgment in charging the six police officers just over one year ago. Instead, she chose to blame the Baltimore police investigators for her inability to sustain a single criminal charge against the accused officers. Mosby accused investigators of intentionally trying to harm the state’s ability to bring charges, even going so far as to claim investigators committed a felony by manufacturing evidence in the case. Yes,...
  • Mosby’s Meltdown

    07/28/2016 7:19:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PowerLine ^ | July 27, 2016 | Steven Hayward
    I thought it unnecessary to add to Paul’s analysis below of the dismissal of the remaining charges in the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore, but then I watched Baltimore DA Marilyn Mosby’s press conference announcing the decision. You have to see it, not to believe it. She attacks the police. She attacks the judge. She says her case against the officers is solid, but is dismissing it anyway because the (black) judge is biased. And more. Then she closes by saying she won’t take any questions because of the civil litigation she faces for bringing the case. I can’t believe...
  • Freddie Gray officers suing prosecutor Marilyn Mosby

    07/28/2016 9:05:37 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 51 replies
    CNN Commie News ^ | July 28, 2016
    Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is going from prosecutor to civil defendant in connection with the case of the death of Freddie Gray. On Wednesday, Mosby announced that charges against three officers still facing trial were being dropped. Mosby gave only a statement, but had to leave without taking questions because five of the officers in the case have filed lawsuits against her. Officers Garrett Miller, Edward Nero and William Porter as well as Sgt. Alicia White and Lt. Brian Rice are suing Mosby and Maj. Samuel Cogen of the Baltimore Sheriff's Office. Cogen was the law enforcement officer who...
  • Baltimore Six Update: All Charges Dropped Against Remaining Officers – Mosby Blames Judge Williams

    07/27/2016 8:45:05 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 27, 2016 | Sundance
    Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has dropped all charges against the remaining police officers (video below). All charges were dropped against all the officers who faced trial in connection with the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray April 2015. The decision was announced during pretrial motions for Officer Garrett Miller, who was the next to face charges of second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.
  • Who is Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby?

    07/27/2016 5:25:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 42 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | CNN
    (CNN) —Shortly after being elected nearly two years ago, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said prosecutors in her troubled city had the "toughest job in America."
  • Marilyn Mosby Slams Police Investigators, Baltimore Judge In Fiery Press Conference

    07/27/2016 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 76 replies
    Marilyn Mosby’s cases against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray has been by all accounts an utter failure, but the state’s attorney was nevertheless defiant on Wednesday when she announced her office is dropping charges against the three officers who still faced trial. The 36-year-old Mosby, who became a media darling last year when she announced charges against the officers for the arrest and death of Gray, complained during a press conference that the deck was stacked against her and her team of prosecutors. “While to this day we stand by the decisions, the legal theories,...
  • All charges dropped in Freddie Gray case; no convictions

    07/27/2016 7:48:52 AM PDT · by GilGil · 79 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/27/2016 | Associated Press
    Prosecutors dropped the remaining charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction.
  • Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped

    07/27/2016 7:11:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/27/2016 | Kevin Rector
    Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history. The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who was expected to preside over the remaining trials as well. It also means the office of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J....
  • DNC Leak: The leader of Black Lives Matter, DeRay, is LITERALLY a paid surrogate of the Democrats

    07/25/2016 12:21:49 AM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 86 replies
  • Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to gavel in Dem convention

    07/25/2016 11:52:57 AM PDT · by harwood · 69 replies
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  • Weary of protest, Baltimore activists seek change elsewhere

    07/23/2016 4:12:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 23, 2016 3:35 pm | JULIET LINDERMAN
    In this June 9, 2016 file photo, Arthur B. Johnson Jr., of Baltimore, demonstrates alone outside Baltimore's Courthouse East on the first day of the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore. More than a year after Freddie Gray's death, the same streets that exploded in fury and flame are calm. Despite back-to-back acquittals for officers charged in Gray's death, the physical protest movement that helped topple the careers of both the police commissioner and the mayor has dissipated, leaving activists exploring other...
  • Greenfield: The Black Heroes Who Took Down the Freddie Gray Hoax

    07/22/2016 5:26:25 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | July 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, July 22, 2016 The Black Heroes Who Took Down the Freddie Gray Hoax Posted by Daniel Greenfield Judge Barry G. Williams once again handed the Freddie Gray lynch mob a decisive defeat, shredding the prosecution’s case against Lt. Brian Rice, the highest ranking police officer targeted by the mob. Judge Williams stated firmly that, the court “cannot be swayed by sympathy, prejudice or public opinion.” Instead he insisted that it had to follow the law. Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who became a national figure by heading the Freddie Gray lynch mob, did not even bother to show up....
  • Judges and juries keep acquitting the cops whom Black Lives Matter calls racist

    07/20/2016 11:11:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 19, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    The repeated exoneration of allegedly racist cops by minority jurors and judges — from Ferguson and Staten Island to Cleveland and now Baltimore — seriously undermines the anti-cop movement started by Black Lives Matter and fueled by President Obama. With half the Baltimore cops now acquitted in the death of Freddie Gray, a pattern has emerged where highly publicized cases against cops for racially motivated murder of black suspects have crumbled under the weight of court evidence.
  • The Black Heroes Who Took Down the Freddie Gray Hoax

    07/20/2016 5:11:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 20, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    They stood between the #BlackLivesMatter lynch mob and the police. Once again, Judge Barry G. Williams handed the Freddie Gray lynch mob a decisive defeat, shredding the prosecution’s case against Lt. Brian Rice, the highest ranking police officer targeted by the mob. Judge Williams stated firmly that, the court “cannot be swayed by sympathy, prejudice or public opinion.” Instead he insisted that it had to follow the law. Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who became a national figure by heading the Freddie Gray lynch mob, did not even bother to show up. She knew what was coming. And she had...
  • Marilyn Mosby: Insanity Defined

    07/20/2016 2:36:18 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2016 | Ron Hosko
    Many believe the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. For them, we might consider including an image with the definition — the image of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Mosby, and her obedient if misguided courtroom prosecutors, are now not just zero for four in their efforts to convict Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. They are zero for 22, since not a single charge faced by the officers as they approached trial has held water.
  • WH responds to petition to label Black Lives Matter a "terror" group

    After days of violence and heightened racial tensions in the U.S., the White House responded this week to an online petition asking the federal government to formally label the Black Lives Matter movement as a "terror group." "Terrorism is defined as 'the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims,'" read the "We The People" petition, created July 6 on the White House website. "This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations." Black Lives Matter, the petition said, "earned this title due to its actions in Ferguson, Baltimore, and even...
  • Highest-Ranking Officer Charged in Freddie Gray Case ACQUITTED On All Counts

    07/18/2016 9:28:33 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 66 replies
    FOX News ^ | FOX News
    A judge in Baltimore Monday acquitted the highest-ranking officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, marking the fourth trial that prosecutors failed to win. Lt. Brian Rice faced charges of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. He opted for a bench trial by Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. The judge previously dismissed a second-degree assault charge, and prosecutors dropped a second misconduct charge against the 42-year-old officer, who is white. Gray died a week after suffering a spinal injury in a police van last year, touching off protests and rioting. Rice's failure to seatbelt Gray, Williams...
  • Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson: "The Government is Not Daddy"

    07/18/2016 8:22:19 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 16 replies
    Twitter | July 14, 2016 | Benjamin Watson
    Via Twitter: "We need men to be men and lead, protect, and nurture their homes. The government is not daddy" #POTUStownhall
  • Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death

    07/18/2016 8:35:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jul 18, 2016 | By David K. Li
    Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death By David K. Li July 18, 2016 | 10:42am Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death A Baltimore judge on Monday cleared the highest-ranking cop tied to Freddie Gray’s death. Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in a bench trial before Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Prosecutors had blamed Rice for Gray’s death because he did not put a seat belt on the prisoner when Gray was loaded into the back of a police van. Gray, 25, died from spinal cord injuries he...
  • Freddie Gray case: Judge acquits Lt. Brian Rice of all charges

    07/18/2016 7:53:08 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 75 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 07/18/2016 | Kevin Rector
    Prosecutors in Baltimore have failed for the fourth time to secure a conviction in the Freddie Gray case, with Circuit Judge Barry Williams acquitting Lt. Brian Rice of all charges related to Gray's arrest and death. Williams cleared Rice, 42, of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in a downtown Baltimore courtroom on Monday morning. The judge had dismissed a second-degree assault charge at the trial's midpoint, and prosecutors dropped a second misconduct charge at the start. Rice selected a bench trial rather than a jury trial, putting his legal fate in Williams' hands. He was was fourth...
  • Freddie Gray case: Verdict expected for highest ranking officer (Update: Not Guilty)

    07/18/2016 6:56:36 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18 | Farida Fawzy
    (CNN)A Baltimore judge is due to issue a verdict Monday morning for Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking police officer charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who suffered a broken neck in a police transport van on April 12, 2015. ####### - Involuntary manslaughter; - Second-degree reckless assault/reckless endangerment, and; - Misconduct in office for failing to secure Gray with a seat belt inside a police vehicle.
  • The Latest: Police: 7-year-old among hostages in restaurant [Baltimore](Update:Perp detained)

    07/17/2016 11:32:47 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 103 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 17, 2016 2:02 pm | AP
    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on a barricade situation in Baltimore (all times local): 2 p.m. Baltimore Police say a 7-year-old is among those being held hostage at a Burger King restaurant. Police spokesman T.J. Smith said in a news conference Sunday that “about four” people are in the restaurant with an armed suspect who fled from police. Smith said the suspect is wanted on a rape charge and led police on a vehicle chase earlier Sunday before crashing into another vehicle and then fleeing by foot into the Burger King in Southwest Baltimore. Smith said the driver of the...
  • Police-Involved Shooting Reported In West Baltimore

    07/14/2016 7:36:46 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 30 replies
    WJZ Baltimore ^ | July 14 | Staff
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There have been multiple reports of a police-involved shooting in West Baltimore. Rick Ritter ✔ @RickRitterWJZ BREAKING: Multiple reports of officers being shot at in West Baltimore, tons of chatter coming over the scanner @cbsbaltimore 9:38 PM - 14 Jul 2016 588 588 Retweets 115
  • Gunman fires during vigil for slain Baltimore man; 5 shot

    07/11/2016 8:19:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 11, 201 | KASEY JONES
    Police say five people attending a candlelight vigil in for a man killed in west Baltimore were shot when a gunman opened fire on the crowd.
  • Five wounded after gunman opens fire at vigil for Baltimore shooting victim

    07/11/2016 9:00:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Christopher Brennan
    Five people were shot at a candle-lit vigil for a Baltimore shooting victim, according to police. Up to 30 vigil-goers were gathered for Jermaine Scofield, 24, who was shot dead early Sunday in Charm City, when the gunfire erupted. Baltimore Police said that four women and a man were wounded, though none had life-threatening injuries. A gunman approached on foot and opened fire, according to police.
  • Officers Start Arresting I-94 Protesters (BLM MN)

    07/09/2016 7:56:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 143 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/9/16 | Ellie Herman
    Police started arresting protesters who shut down parts of Interstate 94 following the death of Philando Castile. Hundreds of protesters marched from the Governor's residence and crossed I-94, blocking off the freeway in both directions. State Patrol officers redirected motor traffic as they cut off I-94 entrances at Dale Street. Protesters are throwing objects at officers and one officer was injured from a thrown firework, according to SPPD. One protester was using a laser sight and pointing it at officers. St. Paul Police Department officers are using glass balls with smoke, not tear gas, on I-94. Police officers on I-94...
  • After millions spent on improvements, White Marsh business owners say flooding has worsened

    07/06/2016 9:10:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 28, 2016 | Pamela Wood
    Business owners in White Marsh are suing Baltimore County and the state over highway improvements and environmental projects that they say have caused chronic flooding on their properties. The Maryland Transportation Authority spent $1.08 billion widening Interstate 95, adding express toll lanes and reconfiguring exit ramps between Interstate 895 and White Marsh Boulevard. Baltimore County has spent $15.5 million on White Marsh Run over the past two years. The work was intended to improve the flow of highway traffic through the area and reduce runoff into local waterways. County officials say the stream restoration was designed so that it could...
  • Baltimore saw steep fall in police numbers as murder rate soared

    07/08/2016 2:00:05 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/7/2016
    Already beset by a public outcry over the high-profile death of a black man in police custody and a rising murder rate, Baltimore's police department is facing another headache: it's shrinking fast. The number of uniformed officers in the mid-Atlantic city fell 6.1 percent last year and has shrunk by even more in the first half of this year, according to police data seen by Reuters and not previously reported. The fall in 2015 was the biggest decline in police numbers among nine comparably-sized U.S. cities reviewed by Reuters. The police force in Detroit and El Paso shrank by 4.9...
  • Tom Marr, Widely Recognized Host of WCBM Baltimore, Dies at Age 73

    07/07/2016 1:00:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 7, 2016
    Tom Marr, the longtime WCBM-AM Radio talk show host widely recognized in Baltimore and beyond, died Thursday of a stroke following back surgery. He was 73. "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce Thomas A. Marr has passed away today due the severity of his stroke," said a statement on the WCBM website posted Thursday. "Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers!"