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  • Report: Congressman Wexler to resign

    10/13/2009 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Fawn · 288 replies · 16,739+ views
    Reported by: Sun-Sentinel ^ | Oct 13, 2009 | Reported by: Sun-Sentinel
    PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL---Our news partners at the Sun Sentinel report: U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, plans to resign from Congress. He plans to announce his plans at a news conference Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Boca Raton. A Democratic source with knowledge of Wexler's plans said he is likely to take a public policy job that deals with the Middle East. Wexler, a senior member of the House Foreign Relations Committee, has long been involved in issues involving Israel and Turkey.
  • Baltimore’s “generous” court system releases a murderer, now back in jail

    12/09/2017 11:41:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 9, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    While this story takes place in Baltimore, it could just as well be unfolding anywhere in the United States. A few years ago there was a deal cut in Charm City through the office of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. Between 2012 and 2015 more than 170 inmates convicted of violent crimes were released early because previous sentencing guidelines and court procedures were considered too “unfair” for modern sensibilities. Among those set free was one Wendell Beard, who had been serving a life sentence for the murder of real estate broker Beryl Friedrick back in the seventies.And why not,...
  • As Baltimore murders soar, mayor talks tough on crime

    12/06/2017 5:10:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2017 6:45 PM EST | David McFadden
    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday that recent crime figures are “trending in the right direction,” hopeful of achieving a turnaround in a city where the number of homicides this year is nearing the all-time high set in 2015. The city of roughly 620,000 people has recorded more than 320 killings so far this year, nearing the record 344 slayings in all of 2015. In comparison, New York City, a city of some 8.5 million, is projected to have fewer than 300 homicides this year. At her weekly press briefing, Pugh said a new city initiative is chipping away at...
  • Ravens, NFL scramble as fans stay home

    12/03/2017 11:47:34 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 122 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | December 2,2017 | Jeff Barker
    It seems paradoxical: The Ravens, who have sold out every home game since they arrived in Baltimore in 1996, are advertising tickets for Sunday’s contest at M&T Bank Stadium. But this is where the Ravens find themselves in 2017: Contemplating the prospect of empty seats, and appealing to fans to “Win Together. Purchase your tickets today!” even as the team is contending for what would be its first playoff berth since 2014. Thousands of fans are trying to resell their tickets to the sold-out game Sunday against the Detroit Lions at 71,000-seat M&T Bank Stadium via Ticketmaster, the team’s official...
  • Six officers acquitted in Freddie Gray case now back at work

    12/03/2017 2:17:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    FOX ^ | Dec 1. 2017 | Paulina Dedaj
    The six Baltimore police officers who where charged and then later acquitted in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray were all back at work Thursday. None are patrolling the streets, but are working jobs in other departments, the Baltimore Sun reported.
  • Coverup In Progress? Baltimore Police Dept Now Blocking FBI From Looking Into Murdered Cop Case

    12/02/2017 6:27:31 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 11 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 12-02-2017 | Tim Brown
    Over the past couple of weeks, we've reported on the mysterious murder of Baltimore Police Officer Sean Suiter, who was scheduled to testify the day after he was shot in the head with his own weapon in a case involving 8 Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force police officers had been indicted for shaking down citizens and conspiring with drug dealers. In the latest reports, it seems that the Baltimore Police Department is blocking the Federal Bureau of Investigation from investigating the murder, which only rouses more suspicions that what we are witnessing is a coverup, possibly a blue on blue murder. WBAL reports:...
  • Hogan announces $50 million signal upgrade on Maryland highways to improve traffic flow

    11/28/2017 4:13:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 25, 2017 | Michael Dresser
    Drivers in 14 state highway corridors in Maryland will see their travel times cut over the next year as a result of a $50 million upgrade to traffic signals, Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday. The new system, billed as the second phase of Hogan’s program to relieve highway traffic congestion, will use artificial intelligence to better synchronize signals and improve traffic flow, officials said. The governor said the adaptive signal control system replaces technology that is more than 20 years old. “Nearly 700,000 Marylanders will benefit every day from these transformational improvements,” Hogan said during a news conference at the...
  • Carroll County Public Schools halt field trips to Baltimore, citing 'escalating violence'

    11/27/2017 1:40:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 27, 2017 | by Colin Campbell
    Carroll County Public Schools have halted field trips to Baltimore, a decision based on a recommendation from the county Sheriff’s Department due to “escalating violence,” a school system spokeswoman said Monday. “In light of recent violence in the traditional tourist areas of the City, the Sheriff agrees that the best course of action is to temporarily suspend travel to Baltimore City venues,” Sheriff’s Department spokesman Cpl. Jonathan Light wrote in the statement. Several assaults and robberies were reported over the Halloween weekend, and an employee of a Federal Hill bar was robbed and killed outside a convenience store near Key...
  • Murdered Baltimore Cop's Partner Wasn't With Him When He Was Shot - This Guy Was

    11/26/2017 6:00:40 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 13 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 11-26-2017 | Tim Brown
    On Thursday, I reported on Baltimore police officer Sean Suiter, who was shot and killed just one day before he was to testify against eight Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force police officers who were indicted for shaking down citizens and conspiring with drug dealers. Now, we're finding out that Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis was not accurate when he said that Suiter was with his partner at the time of the shooting. https://youtu.be/bVrugbK8M_8 In fact, his partner was off for the day, according to records. John Vibes at The Free Thought Project writes: “The evidence refutes the notion that detective Suiter’s partner was...
  • Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter killed day before testimony in police corruption case

    11/23/2017 5:50:47 PM PST · by JP1201 · 14 replies
    A Baltimore detective was fatally shot with his own gun just one day before he was set to testify before a federal grand jury in a case involving other officers, the city’s police commissioner said Wednesday. “Detective Suiter was going to offer federal grand jury testimony about an incident that occurred several years ago that included officers who are now federally indicted back in March,” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said of Sean Suiter. “He was scheduled to offer grand jury testimony the day after he was murdered,” he added.
  • Baltimore Cop Murdered Day Before He Was To Testify In Case Of 8 Indicted Officers

    11/23/2017 3:22:55 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 18 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 11-23-2017 | Tim Brown
    Just one day before he was scheduled to testify before a grand jury in a case in which eight Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force police officers had been indicted for shaking down citizens and conspiring with drug dealers, a Baltimore police officer was shot and killed with his own service weapon. Homicide detective Sean Suiter was informed by federal agents that he was not the target of an investigation, but that he would be testifying before the grand jury. However, before he could testify, he was shot and killed while performing an investigation of a triple homicide that occurred just days before...
  • Police commissioner: Slain Baltimore detective was to testify in case of indicted officers

    11/22/2017 7:23:03 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 10 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 22, 2017 | Justin Fenton
    Slain Baltimore homicide Detective Sean Suiter was scheduled to testify before a federal grand jury in the case against a squad of indicted officers on the day after he was shot, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday evening.
  • Second Freddie Gray Officer Cleared At Police Trial Boards

    11/19/2017 10:46:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in May it was decided in the City of Baltimore that the officers involved in the Freddie Gray incident were going to be facing disciplinary trial boards, despite having been cleared of wrongdoing in the courts. That process began playing out last month and the second officer to face the music was the supervisor in charge at the scene, Lt. Brian Rice. Much as with the result of efforts at previous trials in a court of law, Rice walked out with no finding against him and returned to his job. (Baltimore Sun) When the verdict of “not guilty”...
  • Baltimore police officer dead, cops hunt killer

    11/16/2017 1:45:02 PM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/16/17 | fox/ap
    A Baltimore homicide detective was pronounced dead Thursday as cops continued a dragnet for his “cold, callous killer.” The slain officer was Detective Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the Baltimore police force who had been investigating homicides for the past two years, the Baltimore Sun reported. He was shot around 4:30 p.m. by a man who approached him while engaging in “suspicious behavior," according to Fox 45 Baltimore. The shooting happened in a troubled area of Baltimore that is grappling with high crime rates. Little is known about the officer, but Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said he had a...
  • The Wages of Social Justice Is Death (Baltimore finally calls the Cops )

    11/13/2017 9:52:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/12/2017 | Michael Walsh
    In the aftermath of the Ferguson riots in Missouri and the Freddie Gray fiasco in Baltimore, the decriminalization of crime in the name of "social justice" -- long a goal of the cultural-Marxist Left -- got fully underway. The result was exactly what anyone not fully invested in Critical Theory would have expected: Calling violence in Baltimore “out of control,” Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered 30 agency heads to meet every morning at police headquarters, and to make crime reduction the top mission not only of police, but also of health workers, housing officials and public works crews. The mayor ordered...
  • Baltimore Mayor Pugh says crime 'out of control,' orders agencies to meet with police every morning

    11/11/2017 10:43:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 9, 2017 | Luke Broadwater and Kevin Rector
    Calling violence in Baltimore "out of control," Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered 30 agency heads to meet every morning at police headquarters, and to make crime reduction the top mission not only of police, but also of health workers, housing officials and public works crews. The mayor ordered the directors of more than half of the city’s 55 departments to report to meetings daily at 8 a.m., when they will plan with Police Commissioner Kevin Davis where weeds should be cut, lead paint covered and drug houses boarded up and job applications can be handed out, among other tasks. [Snip] "Violence...
  • 13 Baltimore City High Schools, Zero Students Proficient in Math

    11/10/2017 2:40:31 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 100 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/9/2017
    An alarming discovery coming out of City Schools. Project Baltimore analyzed 2017 state testing data and found one-third of High Schools in Baltimore, last year, had zero students proficient in math. But that’s not all we found. In the midst of that troubling number, there are some bright spots. Most mornings, at Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, start the same way – with students chanting the school’s motto in the gym. “There’s an urgency about the work we’re doing,” said Jack Pannell, the school’s founder. That urgency was born out of need. “Nine out of ten black boys in Baltimore...
  • Baltimore's mayor wants civilians on police trial boards

    11/08/2017 6:31:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 8, 2017 5:53 PM EST | Brian Witte
    Baltimore’s mayor said Wednesday she will renew a push to add two civilians to police trial boards after a board of three officers ruled that a police van driver violated no policies when a black man was fatally injured inside his van. The death of Freddie Gray in 2015 a week after he was injured during a police van ride sparked riots and reform efforts in the state capital, but police union opposition has kept civilians off such panels in Baltimore, even as civilians join police in handling complaints in other cities. ”I do think it’s fair to have citizens...
  • Baltimore police driver not guilty in Freddie Gray case

    11/07/2017 1:15:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 7, 2017 | By BRIAN WITTE
    A disciplinary panel has found a Baltimore police van driver not guilty on all administrative charges related to his transportation of Freddie Gray, the black man whose death in custody sparked riots in the city. The three-member board said Tuesday that Officer Caesar Goodson did not violate any department policies the day Gray was fatally injured in police custody. Goodson smiled, appearing relieved, after the not-guilty verdicts on all 21 counts were read. His lawyers hugged each other and patted themselves on the back with loud thumps.
  • Halloween horror as woman..the FOURTH time gang have targeted upscale Baltimore [tr]

    11/05/2017 6:52:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2017 | Keith Griffith
    A woman has been savagely assaulted by teenagers wielding bats and wooden planks, amid a rash of similar attacks in Baltimore on Halloween night. Baltimore officials say there were at least four similar attacks in the city's upscale Federal Hill neighborhood on Tuesday night, involving a group of around a dozen young males and females. Cops have not released any description of the suspects, except to say that some appeared as young as 13.  'I feel lucky to be alive. It could have been a lot worse,' the female victim who was beaten and robbed told WMTW.