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  • Tiramisu’s creator stays true to Italian roots in Baltimore

    04/24/2014 12:58:31 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 3 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/24/14 | Maria Wiering
    Dressed in bakers’ whites, Carminantonio Iannaccone sat down at a table as the lunch crowd filtered out of Piedigrotta, the bakery he owns in Baltimore’s Little Italy. He took a sip of coffee from a white cup, clearly spent from his morning in the kitchen. His day typically starts around 4 a.m. Asked his age, he replied 68 in August, then leaned in and added: “But I feel like I’m in my 20s.” That’s a remarkable statement from a man who has lived quite the life. He was born in 1946 in Avellino, Italy, when the country was economically depressed...
  • ACLJ Files Lawsuit On Behalf of Student Denied College Admission Because of His Faith

    04/23/2014 9:55:02 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://aclj.org ^ | april 22, 2014
    Late yesterday afternoon, ACLJ filed a lawsuit on behalf of Brandon Jenkins against officials of The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Maryland for denying Brandon admission to its Radiation Therapy Program in part due to his expression of religious beliefs. As one faculty member explained to Brandon, on behalf of CCBC, the “field [of radiation therapy] is not the place for religion." Brandon first applied for admission to the Radiation Therapy Program in April 2013. He met the standards of a competitive candidate and scored the maximum points allowed during his observation. During the interview process, college officials asked Brandon,...
  • Victim Records Mob Attack on Helmet Camera Video (Baltimore)

    04/15/2014 6:48:45 PM PDT · by equalator · 93 replies
    WCBM ^ | Via Baltimore Sun | Ian Duncan
    Bowman posted the video, taken on a helmet-mounted camera, to YouTube, leading cyclists around the city to recount on social media similar experiences they had in the area. "I thought I'd just outrun the attackers," he wrote. "Wrong. Unless you're going downhill or already have some major speed, they will block your escape routes and grab any part of your bike or clothing to try to bring you down."
  • Agents In FBI Shooting Working On Drug Investigation

    04/14/2014 7:55:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | Apr 12, 2014
    Agents In FBI Shooting Working On Drug Investigation April 12, 2014 10:43 PM OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a man is dead after FBI agents opened fire on the person in a busy shopping area in Owings Mills. The agents confronted the man in an SUV late Friday afternoon on an access road near a Wal-Mart store and Sam’s Club near Reisterstown Road. Officials released little information about the incident and did not identify the man who died.
  • Catholic high school suspends teacher following sexual abuse allegations

    04/04/2014 8:11:49 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 16 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/4/14 | Archdiocese of Baltimore
    The Archdiocese of Baltimore and Archbishop Curley High School have received an allegation involving Mrs. Lynette Trotta, 33. Ms. Trotta has been a science teacher at Archbishop Curley High School since January 2007. Ms. Trotta is alleged to have engaged in a sexual relationship with a current student during the current school year. A number of weeks ago, Annette Goodman, the school’s librarian, learned about the allegation. Maryland law and the policies of the Archdiocese and Archbishop Curley High School require that allegations of child abuse be reported to civil authorities and to the head of the school as soon...
  • Black Panther leader, convicted of killing cop, released from prison ( Maryland )

    03/05/2014 8:53:46 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 4, 2014 | Justin Fenton, Ian Duncan and Justin George
    Former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway walked free Tuesday after spending four decades behind bars for killing a Baltimore police officer — making his one of the highest-profile cases affected by a high court decision that has cut short prison sentences for dozens of felons in recent years. ... Sager's son, who was 7 at the time of his father's death, said he was devastated. David Sager said he was warned of the outcome more than a month ago ... "My mother passed away two years ago, and in a way I'm glad that she's not around to see...
  • Cop tells student filming him: ‘You just lost your free speech rights!’ [VIDEO]

    02/27/2014 6:47:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-27-2014 | Robby Soave
    A chilling video of Maryland police silencing an innocent student who was recording the arrests of two other people has civil libertarians outraged. The arrests were made at night on the streets of Towson, Maryland. A University of Maryland-Baltimore County student who witnessed the arrests decided to record them using his cell phone. The student, 21-year-old Sergio Gutierrez, was soon approached by officers who objected — wrongly — to his actions. Gutierrez repeatedly told the officers that he knew he had the right to film them, but the cops were prepared to use any excuse to shut him down. First...
  • Banning the criminal checkbox could put vulnerable at risk

    02/27/2014 8:10:49 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 18 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 2/27/14 | Maria Wiering
    A representative of the Archdiocese of Baltimore voiced concerns Feb. 26 at a Baltimore City Council hearing about a controversial bill that could make it more difficult for employers to know if job applicants have been accused or convicted of sexual abuse. Known as “Ban the Box,” City Council Bill 13-0301 primarily seeks to remove barriers to employment for job seekers with criminal histories. The ordinance would prohibit a hiring employer from conducting a criminal background check or inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history before extending a “conditional offer of employment.” The prohibition includes any checkbox a job seeker must...
  • What Do I Know About Corrupt Cops? My Family Owned a Few.

    02/22/2014 8:19:13 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | 02/18/2014 | J.D. Tuccille |
    Years ago, members of my extended family were gangsters connected with the Genovese crime family. They had the ability, which they used, to place people in favored positions within the New York City Police Department. I know this, because my father was offered one of those slots. --SNIP-- It's the old problem of "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"—"Who watches the watchmen?"
  • Baltimore's people of the woods: Inside the hidden homeless camps made of milk crates, wooden doors

    02/21/2014 10:05:31 AM PST · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    Daily Mail On Line ^ | 21, February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A sheet of plastic laid over a clothesline. A mini-fortress of milk crates stacked under a tree. A thin mattress on a flimsy crate lying in a dark tunnel. On the edge of Baltimore's woodlands, dozens of the city's transients live in makeshift homes which they consider safer than homeless shelters. Photographer Ben Marcin has captured some of the shanties in his thought-provoking photo essay, 'The Camps', documenting the struggle, loneliness and ingenuity of Maryland's people of the woods.
  • It’s an Obama World… Homeless Camp Springs Up in Baltimore

    02/21/2014 2:25:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The road most traveled: Most of the settlements Marcin photographed were by waterways, railway tracks, Walmarts, gas stations and liquor stores. (Daily Mail) As America suffers through its worse recovery on record, a homeless camp has cropped up on the outskirts of Baltimore. Daily Mail reported: A sheet of plastic laid over a clothesline. A mini-fortress of milk crates stacked under a tree. A thin mattress on a flimsy crate lying in a dark tunnel. On the edge of Baltimore’s woodlands, dozens of the city’s transients live in makeshift homes which they consider safer than homeless shelters. Photographer Ben...
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University announces three finalists for president

    02/19/2014 10:45:52 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 11 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 2/19/14 | Staff
    Notre Dame of Maryland University has announced the names of the three finalists who are vying to lead the Baltimore institution. The finalists are Dr. Andrea Chapdelaine, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albright College in Reading, Pa.; Dr. Sara Thompson, associate provost for new program initiatives and dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.; and Dr. Marylou Yam, provost and vice president for academic affairs at St. Peter’s University (formerly St. Peter’s College) in Jersey City, N.J. The Feb. 19 announcement follows a comprehensive nationwide search and...
  • White girl: 'I'm tired of being looked at like prey'

    02/16/2014 7:04:47 AM PST · by Anila · 108 replies
    WND ^ | 02/11/14 | Colin Flaherty
    Letter upsets city's Black History Month Black History Month in Baltimore is a busy, busy time. Every aspect of black life in this city is remembered and celebrated: Black schools. Black music. Black movies. Black churches. Black literature. Black clothing. Black politicians. Even black trains. Then Tracey Halvorsen had to go and spoil it all: She wrote an article about crime in Baltimore. How she and her mostly white neighbors live in fear. And no one seems to care. Or worse, lots of people think it is normal. “Baltimore City,You Are Breaking My Heart,” is going viral for an on-line...
  • Baltimore Man Charged After Shooting 3 People In 2 Separate Incidents

    02/14/2014 8:57:53 AM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 13, 2014 | CBS News
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore man faces murder charges after shooting three people in two separate incidents. The first happened in the 2100-block of W. North Avenue. Police say Ricky Horton fatally shot a man in the head and torso and then fled the scene in a getaway car. A friend of the victim also suffered gunshot wounds. He survived. Investigators say Horton then shot a woman six blocks away on Presbury Street, declaring “if you’re not blood, you die.” Horton, who also goes by the name “Purple,” faces a maximum of two life terms plus 88 years if convicted.
  • Baltimore City, You’re Breaking My Heart

    02/12/2014 9:35:24 AM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    medium.com ^ | 2/11/2014 | Tracey Halvorsen
    I’m tired of hearing about 12 year old girls being held up at gun-point while they walk to school. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bs-md-ci-12-year-old-girl-robbed-20140206,0,5595591.story I’m tired of saying “Oh Baltimore’s great! It’s just got some crime problems.” http://baltimorecrime.blogspot.com/
  • White girl: 'I'm tired of being looked at like prey'

    02/12/2014 9:22:35 AM PST · by detective · 71 replies
    WND ^ | 2/12/2014 | Colin Flaherty
    Black History Month in Baltimore is a busy, busy time. Every aspect of black life in this city is remembered and celebrated: Black schools. Black music. Black movies. Black churches. Black literature. Black clothing. Black politicians. Even black trains. Then Tracey Halvorsen had to go and spoil it all: She wrote an article about crime in Baltimore. How she and her mostly white neighbors live in fear. And no one seems to care. Or worse, lots of people think it is normal. “Baltimore City,You Are Breaking My Heart,” is going viral for an on-line magazine called Medium.com. A few quotes:...
  • Some or All Fears: “Breaking My Heart” post sparks debate (Baltimore)

    02/10/2014 4:22:34 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies
    City Paper ^ | 2/7/2014
    Yesterday, Tracey Halvorsen published a post on medium.com called “Baltimore City, You’re Breaking My Heart: This is why people leave.” In it, she talks about her struggles living in Baltimore, in which she reels off a litany of things she’s “tired of,” mostly the crimes and perils of city life, for example: “I’m tired of answering the question, ‘Is Baltimore really like The Wire?’ Answer: ‘Yeah it’s a complete shit-hole war zone depending on what street you turn down’.” She describes what she loves about Baltimore and concludes by weighing the “Likes” and “Don’t Likes” of living in Baltimore City:...
  • Two women charged with torturing, sexually assaulting woman

    01/31/2014 8:07:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 30, 2014 | Justin Fenton
    Two Baltimore women are being held without bail after being charged with torturing and sexually assaulting another woman in Reservoir Hill, police said. According to a police charging document, a 23-year-old woman told police that a longtime friend, Shameka Davis, 29, invited her to an apartment on Lennox St. on Jan. 23. At the apartment, the woman said Davis tied her to a chair and duct tape was placed over her mouth, and a knit hat was pulled down over her eyes, police said.
  • Suspect Arrested In Canton Brick Attack That Fractured Victim’s Skull

    01/26/2014 5:05:03 AM PST · by csvset · 29 replies
    WJZ TV ^ | January 24, 2014 | Meghan McCorkell
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A violent attack in what’s considers one of the city’s safest neighborhoods. Now police have made an arrest in the brutal robbery in Canton that left one man severely injured. Investigators say they were able to identify the suspect after he was caught on surveillance camera using the victim’s credit card. Mustafa Eraibi, 19, could spend the rest of his life behind bars, accused in a violent attack in Canton. “Now today, for the Canton area, you can sleep well. This guy is in custody,” said Commissioner Anthony Batts, Baltimore City Police Department. Baltimore Sun Editor John...
  • The insanity of Baltimore's 'disrespect' killings

    01/20/2014 7:32:45 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 60 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 1/19/2014
    Two years after someone fired 18 bullets into his body, we finally know the reason Gregory McFadden died such a brutal death at the age of 27 in West Baltimore. He turned his back on a guy. It was disrespect, a malady that inflames the male ego and makes young men do terrible things. Disrespect has been around for centuries, of course, but its consequences have been particularly lethal in the age of the high-powered handgun. Killing someone because he disrespected you is a phenomenon that no amount of police power or community vigilance can seem to stop. Some interventions...
  • Hipsters On Food Stamps, Part 1 & 2

    01/12/2014 9:36:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Last Psychiatrist ^ | November 10, 2012
    "In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore -- equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird -- Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric. After gathering ingredients for that evening's dinner, they walked to the cash register and awaited their moments of truth." Those are two "hipsters", and the punchline is that they pay for their foodie porn with foodie stamps, which sounds like it should be a terrible thing, except it's in Salon.com, which means they're going to try and tell you how it's a good...
  • Woman who 'bought rare $100,000 Renoir for $7 at flea market' must hand it BACK ...

    01/11/2014 12:58:24 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 98 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 11, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    to Baltimore Museum where it was stolen more than 60 YEARS agoThe story began with one of those improbable tales of an artistic masterpiece uncovered at a flea market. It concluded Friday, the painting still a masterpiece but the story about the flea market all the more improbable. A federal judge has awarded ownership of a disputed Renoir painting to a Baltimore museum, citing 'overwhelming evidence' that the painting had been stolen from the museum more than 60 years ago. The judge's decision rejected the claims of a Virginia woman, Marcia 'Martha' Fuqua, who maintained that she bought the painting...
  • Japan Wants To Help Us Build A 'Super' Train Running From Baltimore To Washington DC In 15 Minutes

    01/07/2014 7:39:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/07/2014 | JULIAN RYALL
    The Japanese government has promised to lend the United States half of the cost of building the first "Super-Maglev" train, reducing travel time between Baltimore and Washington DC to just 15 minutes. Tokyo is so keen to show off its technology that it will provide loans for half the estimated $8 billion (ÂŁ5bn) cost of installing the tracks, Japan's Asahi newspaper said on Tuesday.Masahiro Nakayama, a general manager at Central Japan Railway Co, told The Daily Telegraph that the American federal government was keen, and that the state authorities were especially enthusiastic about the project."The national government has shown interest,"...
  • Gingrich Schools Reich: 'Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center Is Run By Democrats'

    12/15/2013 6:42:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 15, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    ABC This Week viewers were treated to a classic conservative versus liberal debate Sunday. When former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich tried to blame the increase in poverty in the past five years on Republicans, former Speaker of the House and current CNN host Newt Gingrich called it "baloney" firing back, "Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary): Gingrich Schools Reich: 'Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center Is Run By Democrats' JONATHAN KARL, SUBSTITUTE HOST: And let me ask you, Mr....
  • Mosby Bill Would Take Criminal History Out of Job Interviews

    12/13/2013 5:19:09 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 24 replies
    Afro ^ | 12/11/13 | Blair Adams
    During the last city council meeting for 2013, Councilman Nick Mosby (D-District 7) introduced “Ban the Box,” a bill that would bar prospective employers from asking, in the initial job interview, if a job applicant has a record of criminal arrests or convictions. On Dec. 5, Mosby said omitting the criminal conviction-check for applications and interviews would help more Marylanders obtain employment and give them the opportunity to re-enter the workforce. “This legislation will provide a level playing field for people who have experienced criminal convictions in the past,” Mosby told the AFRO. “Many of our citizens have been convicted...
  • The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World

    11/28/2013 12:10:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2013 | PAMELA ENGEL, CHRISTINA STERBENZ AND GUS LUBIN
    Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability, corruption, and poverty have combined to make Latin America by far the most homicidal region of the world. The region has 40% of the world's murders, despite having only 8 percent of the population, according to the U.N. The highest murder rate of all is in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with 169 homicides per 100,000 people, according to a study published earlier this year by Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. The ranking is based on 2012 data, except for San Pedro Sula and Distrito Central in Honduras, where authorities would...
  • Per Baltimore Radio (WCBM), Food Stamp System is Down

    10/12/2013 10:18:18 AM PDT · by mason-dixon · 137 replies
    WCBM Caller ^ | October 10, 2013 aprox 12:40 pm
    On the Chuck Brooks Law-Call hour, 12:00-1:00 pm, Saturday October 10, on the Baltimore station WCBM, two separate callers stated that the "Food Stamp System" was not working at several Baltimore grocery stores. The second caller mentioned that folks in the store were blaming Republicans. I cannot personally confirm these reports. Are other Freepers noticing this in their locations?
  • Rawlings-Blake worries 'disgraceful' D.C. politics will thwart health reform efforts

    10/10/2013 5:15:36 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    bizjournals.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | Sarah Gantz
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has a message for Washington: It’s time to move on. Rawlings-Blake said she is concerned the federal budget debate, which has hinged on President Obama’s landmark health care law, and the resulting partial government shutdown will negatively impact Maryland’s efforts to reduce its uninsured rate. The mayor was fired up at an event to advertise the state’s new online insurance marketplace, calling the federal debate “ridiculous” and saying she was “extremely disappointed that we can’t do better.” She encouraged people to evaluate their health insurance options a safe distance from the political crossfire surrounding the issue. “Its...
  • Imam Arafat: respect for religious diversity

    10/09/2013 10:12:18 AM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 2013-10-09 14:06:05 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) The death of several hundred migrants off the Italian island of Lampedusa this month has focused international spotlight on the broader, complex questions of EU policies regarding immigration and integration. According to one American Muslim leader, the United States model of integration has much to teach European countries at the present time. Syrian-born Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat is founder and president of the Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation, which is based in Baltimore, in the United States. The organisation works to promote cooperation, rather than confrontation, between young people of different religions, cultures and backgrounds. He spoke to...
  • Baltimore Sun Columnist Questions Morality Of Watching Violent Football...but Supports Abortion.

    10/06/2013 1:53:25 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 17 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 10/06/13 | Susan Reimer
    Susan Reimer is a columnist for the the Baltimore Sun- a paper so liberal that Chris Mathews of MSNBC once laughed when a Philadelphia paper was incorrectly called centrist and he commented "About the only paper more liberal in America is the Baltimore Sun!" Her latest piece for the Sun is an article entitled "The moral consequence of watching football" In her column, she asks: "Is it morally acceptable to watch football when it is clear that the game is irretrievably harmful to those who play it?" and "How can you watch football when you know — and the players...
  • Baltimore VA hospital faulted for lengthy emergency room stays

    09/28/2013 12:00:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6:35 p.m. EDT, September 27, 2013 | Scott Dance
    Shortages of beds, doctors and nurses in the Baltimore VA Medical Center’s emergency room resulted in nearly half of a sample of patients spending more than 6 hours at the facility, including one who waited more than 24 hours, according to a critical inspection report released this month. … The Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general’s office detailed the shortcomings in a report that criticized the hospital’s leadership for lacking policies to provide on-call doctors and nurses to boost staffing when patient volume surged. Backups in treating patients led to some being examined in the emergency department’s triage area, without...
  • Pricing recommendations for I-95 express toll lanes approved

    09/19/2013 7:49:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 19, 2013 | Kevin Rector
    Rush-hour commuters could pay nearly $5 a day in tolls to travel back and forth on a seven-mile stretch of express toll lanes set to open next year along Interstate 95 east and north of Baltimore, according to proposed pricing approved Thursday by the board of the Maryland Transportation Authority. The new lanes, scheduled to open late next year, would offer a quicker travel option for commuters willing to pay. The suggested tolls vary by the time of day and the type of vehicle, but a car traveling on the toll lanes during peak hours would pay between 25 cents...
  • Baltimore City Considers Earlier Curfew Plan

    09/11/2013 3:32:35 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 23 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | September 11, 2013
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Kids in Baltimore City may soon need to be home earlier at night. A new proposal is on the table for a stricter curfew in the city. The current curfew for children in the city of Baltimore is midnight on weekends and 11 p.m. on weekdays. Now Councilman Brandon Scott has proposed legislation to make it earlier. Young people tore into a 7-Eleven in upper Fells Point around midnight in February. City leaders are trying to stop teens involved in incidents like that. “We don’t want kids to harm anyone [or] to be harmed themselves,” said Mayor...
  • Frederick Douglass Escapes Slavery, 175 Years Ago

    09/04/2013 5:10:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    History Channel ^ | September 3, 2013 | Christopher Klein
    On September 3, 1838, Frederick Bailey undertook the riskiest journey of his life. The 20-year-old slave made a daring escape from his master in Baltimore, and with his newfound freedom came a new name -- Frederick Douglass... After Douglass’ attempt to escape slavery two years prior was betrayed by a fellow slave, he had been jailed, sent to Baltimore by his master and hired out to work in the city’s shipyards. Undeterred, Douglass vowed to try to escape again on September 3, 1838, although he knew the risk. "I felt assured that if I failed in this attempt, my case...
  • The beautiful row houses once part of sprawling tenements that illustrate Baltimore's urban decay

    09/03/2013 8:08:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    One of the architectural quirks of certain cities on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. is the solo row house. Standing alone, in some of the worst neighborhoods, these nineteenth century structures were once attached to similar row houses that made up entire city blocks. Time and major demographic changes have resulted in the decay and demolition of many such blocks. Occasionally, one house is spared - literally cut off from its neighbors and left to the elements with whatever time it has left. Still retaining traces of its former glory, the last house standing is often still occupied.
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Wealth Destroyers: U.S. Customs Agents Seize and CRUSH $100K Land Rover ... 4x4 Lacked Airbags

    08/28/2013 6:59:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 28 August 2013 | Stuart Woledge
    4x4 fans look away now! Land Rovers imported to U.S. are CRUSHED by customs for failing safety rules because they don't have airbags • The exclusive vehicle was seized by customs officers in Baltimore • Its importer had attempted to fool the authorities by changing its plate • But they spotted the ruse and deemed it unfit for the US' roads • Often selling for upwards of $100,000, this one is now worth just $30 The wrecking claw hangs over the Land Rover Defender as its operator prepares to crush the exclusive vehicle on the orders of US customs. Moments...
  • Baltimore Neighborhoods Look to Private Security

    08/18/2013 5:43:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    WBFF-TV ^ | August 15 2013
    As the number of street crimes committed in Baltimore City escalates, so does the level of fear. This has caused communities to look beyond the police for protection. In Baltimore City there are four special tax districts where residents pay more to make their neighborhoods safer. Charles Village is one of them and has the lowest surtax of the four. It was formed in the mid-1990s as a way for the community to provide supplemental security and sanitation services to what the city was already providing. The surtax charged to homeowners has never been altered. Baltimore’s Little Italy community is...
  • Mayor speaks to young Dems in Texas - Rawlings-Blake heads west again

    08/13/2013 4:57:28 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    baltimorebrew.com ^ | August 10, 2013 | Mark Reutter
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake jetted to San Antonio, Texas, to deliver a speech last night to the national convention of the Young Democrats of America, a group closely tied to the Democratic National Committee. Rawlings-Blake denounced the Republican Party for its positions on immigration reform and other issues in what was described as “a great keynote speech” on the YDA’s twitter feed. The frequency of the mayor’s absences from Baltimore have accelerated since her appointment in January as secretary of the DNC and her parallel rise within the nonpartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors. Frequent Flyer Since late May, she he has...
  • Mosby: Florida Business Boycott Due to Stand Your Ground's 'Subjective Nature' (Baltimore)

    08/13/2013 5:52:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Patch Blog ^ | August 13, 2013 | Sonia Su and Adam Bednar
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Councilman Nick Mosby's resolution calling on the city to review doing business with Florida firms due to the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law will be given a committee hearing like its sponsor wanted. The resolution encourages the city to review doing business with firms in that state, not because Mosby wants to see the law abolished, but rather to consider the "the subjective nature in which it's been applied in the state of Florida," Mosby told Patch. The resolution, according to the meeting agenda, calls for: Divestment from the State of Florida FOR the purpose of requesting that...
  • Councilman wants Baltimore to boycott Florida after Zimmerman trial

    08/08/2013 9:40:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 8, 2013 | Yvonne Wenger
    If Councilman Nick Mosby has his way, Baltimore government would boycott Florida-based businesses in protest to the state's stand-your-ground law after George Zimmerman's acquittal. Mosby intends to file a resolution on Monday to encourage city agencies and investment boards to avoid doing business with companies in the Sunshine State. He hopes that would pressure the legislature there to rethink a law that allows individuals to use lethal force, if necessary, to defend themselves in public places. The resolution also calls on city officials to avoid traveling to Florida or attending events in the state. "Ultimately, the purpose of the legislation...
  • Bomb squad, hazmat units at Rep. Cummings' Baltimore office

    08/07/2013 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 25 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 7, 2013 | Justin Fenton
    A hazardous materials unit and federal agents are investigating a suspicious substance found at the Baltimore office of Rep. Elijah Cummings, officials said.
  • A brave Baltimore teacher speaks the truth about schools, students

    08/02/2013 9:41:27 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | AUGUST 1, 2013 | GREGORY KANE
    Anyone that can dredge up the guts to teach in Baltimore's public schools automatically becomes a... Dave Miceli doesn't know me from a hole in the ground, but he's my new hero. Anyone that can dredge up the guts to teach in Baltimore's public schools automatically becomes a candidate for hero status in my book, especially if said anyone has taught in these schools for 20 years, as Miceli has. But it was his bold, insightful, no-punches-pulled letter to the editors of the July 15 edition of the Baltimore Sun that put Miceli on my hero's list. I'm reprinting that...
  • A brave Baltimore teacher speaks the truth about schools, students

    08/01/2013 6:41:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-1-2013 | GREGORY KANE
    Dave Miceli doesn't know me from a hole in the ground, but he's my new hero. Anyone that can dredge up the guts to teach in Baltimore's public schools automatically becomes a candidate for hero status in my book, especially if said anyone has taught in these schools for 20 years, as Miceli has. But it was his bold, insightful, no-punches-pulled letter to the editors of the July 15 edition of the Baltimore Sun that put Miceli on my hero's list. I'm reprinting that letter in its entirety. ................. "Regarding your recent editorial, 'How to end the killing,' your last...
  • Black mob leaves waiter with broken jaw

    07/24/2013 9:47:14 PM PDT · by Anila · 53 replies
    WND ^ | 07/24/13 | Colin Flaherty
    The black mob in Baltimore did not get the message. Ads by Google Or maybe the video was misleading. Maybe the white person in the video being chased and beaten Saturday night by a black mob in Baltimore said something, did something, to antagonize his attackers. Maybe he followed them. Maybe he profiled them. He’s not talking at the moment. He’s just out of surgery for a broken jaw. But this victim was no neighborhood watchman. He was just a waiter going home after working the evening shift at a local wine bar. Maybe the woman they attacked soon before...
  • T. Rowe Price raises safety concerns as it weighs headquarters options

    07/24/2013 9:15:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 24, 2013 | Eileen Ambrose and Carrie Wells
    <p>As T. Rowe Price weighs whether to remain at its Pratt Street headquarters in the heart of Baltimore, the safety of its employees is a key concern, the company's CEO said Wednesday.</p> <p>Employees of the Baltimore-based money manager have been harassed by groups of youths and one of Price's vendors from New York was mugged outside his downtown hotel within the past two months, said CEO James A. C. Kennedy. Price contacted the city several weeks ago about its concerns.</p>
  • Witness claims youths yelled 'this is for Trayvon' in beating

    07/16/2013 6:18:08 AM PDT · by RedMDer · 34 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 7:39 p.m. EDT, July 15, 2013 | Justin George
    Baltimore police say they are investigating a witness account that a group of black youths beat a Hispanic man near Patterson Park Sunday while saying, "This is for Trayvon." A witness posted the account on a community Facebook page, and police confirmed they are looking into whether the suspects' reaction to the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman played a part in the incident. A police report on the beating does not mention the alleged comments. Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk, a police spokesman, declined to go into further detail.
  • Baltimore: Witness Claims Youths Telled 'This Is For Trayvon' In Beating (Black on Hispanic)

    07/15/2013 4:23:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 65 replies
    The Ba;ltimore Sun ^ | Monday, July 15, 2013 | Justin George
    Baltimore police say they are investigating a witness account that a group of black youths beat a Hispanic man near Patterson Park Sunday while saying, "This is for Trayvon." A witness posted the account on a community Facebook page, and police confirmed they are looking into whether the suspects' reaction to the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman played a part in the incident. A police report on the beating does not mention the alleged comments. Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk, a police spokesman, declined to go into further detail. In a post that drew nearly 50 comments on Facebook,...
  • Baltimore Men March to Stem Violence

    07/06/2013 8:19:52 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 50 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 5, 2013 | Tricia Phillips
    On a day when at least four people were shot in Baltimore before dinner time — two of them fatally —hundreds of city men took to the streets in a planned 10-mile march along North Avenue, shutting down portions of the thoroughfare, to protest the recent spike in gun violence. "There's a war going on in our streets" that "starts and ends with our young black men," City Councilman Brandon Scott told the crowd, which included the mayor and police commissioner. "We're going to take our city back. … We can no longer stand on the backs of the women."...
  • 8-month-old boy dies after mom forgets he's in car on 90-degree day

    07/05/2013 9:43:18 PM PDT · by South40 · 64 replies
    NBCNews ^ | Gil Aegerter
    An 8-month-old boy died Friday after a Virginia mother forgot he was in her car and went to work, leaving him there all day as temperatures rose to around 90, police said. ((snip)) Meanwhile, a 16-month-old girl died in Baltimore after being left in a truck by a relative who forgot her when he went home to take a nap, NBCWashington.com reported, citing police.