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  • Racist ISIS: “You Are Safe N**** We’ve Got It Only for White People” [ed]

    07/01/2015 10:45:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A black supporter sent a racist message and plea to ISIS. ISIS responded.
  • 17 shot since Monday morning in Baltimore (And this is from yesterday!)

    07/01/2015 6:54:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 30, 2015 | Sean Welsh and Christina Jedra
    Baltimore police are investigating 17 shootings that have occurred since early Monday.. Six men were reported shot Tuesday after 11 shootings were reported Monday, according to police. There have been 286 nonfatal shootings in the city this year, police said. At this time last year, 151 nonfatal shootings were reported. On Tuesday evening officers were called to an area hospital where a 32-year-old man was being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand, police said. Detectives are working to determine where the shooting occurred. At 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to an area hospital for a report of a...
  • Baltimore Police Union Forces City Leadership To Admit They Gave “Stand Down Orders” (shortened)

    06/30/2015 10:02:16 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 74 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Sundance
    The Baltimore Police Union is demanding public records of radio transmissions and email notifications to prove the leadership in the Baltimore Police Department, specifically Police Chief Batts, told officers NOT to stop the riots and looting. Facing the probability the police union is going to succeed in their endeavor to put sunlight upon the truth the Mayor, Police Chief Batts and his leadership team are now having to admit they did tell the officers to ‘stand down’. You can listen to some of the audio transmission here. ...and questions have been raised about why Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Chief Batts would...
  • 11 shot in Baltimore Monday

    06/30/2015 9:37:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Christina Jedra and Sean Welsh
    Eleven people were shot Monday in Baltimore following a Sunday that saw two shot dead in the city. At 11:07 p.m. Monday, police found a 22-year-old man shot in the buttock in the 2900 block of Mosher Street in the Franklintown Road neighborhood. At 11:35 p.m., police found a 26-year-old man shot multiple times in both arms. At 6:59 p.m. police officers responded to a report of a walk-in shooting victim at an area hospital, police said. There they found two victims being treated by staff. A 30-year-old woman was shot in the face and a 15-year-old male was shot...
  • Kelly File: Video of Donta Allen Interview

    06/29/2015 6:06:43 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 12 replies
    Fox News/Kelly File Live Broadcast | 6/29/2015 | Watching the Kelly File
    Watching the Kelly File right now where she is breaking some news, discussing the Freddy Gray case. You all may remember the news article about Donta Allen stating that he heard Freddy Gray "trying to hurt himself" inside the van. These claims he later denied to the media, claiming he never even spoke to an investigator. Well, according to Kelly, in a massive evidence dump today, not only did Donta Allen say what the original news article claimed, but the interview is on video. On that video he says "he was trying to hurt himself." Kelly is saying there's no...
  • Baltimore prosecutors release witness list in Gray case

    06/29/2015 2:37:42 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6-29-15 | Donna Owens
    Baltimore prosecutors have listed more than 30 potential witnesses, including an expert on forensic pathology and a DNA expert, in the trial of police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray in April. The list also includes police officers, detectives, firearms examiners and civilians, according to the filing in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The filing was among thousands of pages of print and electronic documents submitted by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby late on Friday, the deadline for prosecutors to share evidence with defense lawyers. The documents were made available on Monday. Six police officers have been charged in the...
  • Evidence in Freddie Gray case is vast and varied

    06/29/2015 3:20:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Ian Duncan
    Prosecutors turned over vast trove of evidence to lawyers representing six police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, court documents show — including some 8,000 pages of the officers' emails, CCTV videos and statements by more than a dozen civilians. The officers' attorneys will now have the job of wading through the evidence — which prosecutors estimated amounts to 52 gigabytes of digitial files — searching for details that could help clear their clients or damning information to be blunted.
  • Charleston –the Pain and the Glory

    06/29/2015 10:27:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/29/15 | Ed Wood
    I believe it was the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who expressed the opinion that true racial harmony would come to the South before it comes to the North. The reaction of the people of Charleston, SC, and more specifically, the bereaved family members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where such a heinous crime was committed, may give credence to Dr. King’s assessment. If we compare the recent Baltimore circumstance to the tragedy in Charleston and forget, for the moment, that the Baltimore incident was triggered by the arrest of a suspected drug dealer while in Charleston,...
  • Baltimore Is Hosting America's Largest Police Expo This Week (shortened)

    06/29/2015 10:24:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Eric Markowitz
    BALTIMORE, Md. -- If you've ever wondered where police get their military-style tanks or grenade launchers -- or even those fancy new hi-tech body cameras -- there's a good chance your local sheriff was pitched by a company here at the annual National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) conference, the country's largest trade show for cops, which kicked off Sunday evening in Baltimore, Maryland. Conference attendees include sheriffs and their staff, as well as jail adminstrators, members of the FBI, U.S. Marshals office, the DEA, police chiefs and U.S border control and customs agents.
  • Thousands Of Marylanders Could Soon Lose Medicaid

    06/27/2015 8:55:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | June 27, 2015 11:32 PM | Tracy Leong
    Thousands of people across Maryland could lose their Medicaid if they don’t act soon. The deadline to re-enroll is around the corner. […] “I beg you because your life and health may very well depend on it,” said Congressman Elijah Cummings. An urge for Marylanders to be proactive about their Medicaid coverage. By the end of June, more than 13,000 people need to re-enroll—and another 13,000 by the end of July. “Everyone who is enrolled in Medicaid in the old insurance system needs to re-enroll in Maryland Health Connection,” said Lena Hershkovitz. Throughout the year, that’s a total of 300,000...
  • Baltimore police open probe into new shooting of unarmed black man [who was a violent scumbag]

    06/27/2015 7:30:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | June 27, 2015 | John Clarke
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police have opened an investigation into the killing of an unarmed black man by law enforcement officers outside Baltimore, authorities said on Saturday, two months after the city was rocked by protests over the death of another African-American who was taken into custody. The latest incident unfolded in the Baltimore suburb of Owing Mills, where three officers fired at least 19 rounds and killed Spencer Lee McCain, 41, during a domestic disturbance on Thursday. The Baltimore County police's homicide unit is investigating, police said in a statement Saturday. A woman and two children were also in the...
  • Crazed Gunman Sparks Anti-Confederate Groundswell [semi-satire]

    06/27/2015 9:45:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 June 2015 | John Semmens
    While Dylan Roof may have wanted to see his murder of nine members of a South Carolina church Bible studies session inspire a race war, the aftermath has taken a different turn. Photos of Roof holding a Confederate flag have led to calls for the removal of this “odious symbol of oppression” from American life. All over the South, Confederate flags are being taken down from state houses, public parks, and memorials. At the Gettysburg National Historic Park all Confederate symbols have been taken down. Park Director Thomas Jackson asserted that “for too long we’ve accorded the treasonous rabble that...
  • State wants 2 trials for officers charged in Gray case

    06/26/2015 11:21:07 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Juliet Linderman
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby wants a judge to order a separate trial for two of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. In a motion filed Friday, Mosby asked a judge to allow two officers, William Porter and Lt. Brian Rice, to be tried separately from the four others. Porter and Rice are each charged with reckless endangerment, misconduct in office, second-degree assault and manslaughter, which is a felony. Mosby's motion does not explain her strategy for trying Porter and Rice separately from the others. Sgt. Alicia White faces the same charges as...
  • Unarmed black man fatally shot by Baltimore police after domestic disturbance

    06/26/2015 6:02:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AP ^ | June 26, 2015 | AP
    An unarmed black man was fatally shot on Thursday by officers in suburban Baltimore who thought he had a weapon when they were called to a home from which he was barred by protective order, the police chief said. The death follows that of a 25-year-old black man, Freddie Gray, who died in April from an injury suffered in the custody of Baltimore city police, which prompted protests and rioting. And it comes amid a national debate over the treatment of African-Americans at the hands of police, after high-profile deaths of black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City.
  • Prosecutors take credit for restoring order in Baltimore after riot

    06/25/2015 4:28:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Ian Duncan
    By charging six police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby restored order to Baltimore "before the entire city became an armed camp or was burned to the ground," her office argues in a new court filing. Attorneys for the officers say Mosby's public announcement of the charges tainted the pool of potential jurors for their trial. They have asked a judge to throw the charges out. But Michael Schatzow, Mosby's top deputy, said her announcement from the steps of Baltimore's War Memorial was appropriate in a city still reeling from a night...
  • Hogan says no to Red Line, yes to Purple

    06/25/2015 4:03:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 25, 2015 | Michael Dresser
    Dashing Baltimore's hopes for an east-west light rail line, Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will not build the $2.9 billion Red Line. "The current proposal makes no sense whatsoever," the governor told a State House news conference. But Hogan, making his first appearance since announcing Monday he has cancer, gave mass transit advocates a limited victory by giving the green light to construction of a slimmed-down version of the Purple Line light rail project in the Washington suburbs. During his campaign last year, Hogan had said the state could not afford either project. After he took office, however,...
  • Watch Out: Bill O’Reilly Has Declared War

    06/25/2015 6:46:37 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/25 | Ken Tucker
    “You want a war? You got a war!” said O’Reilly, his earthy baritone raising in volume like that of a great opera singer. What would this war be about, you ask? O’Reilly’s lead-off segment, his patented “Talking Points Memo,” was titled “Demonizing America As A Racist Nation.” In it, he said he believes some on the “far left”—O’Reilly never says “left”; it’s always the “far left,” as opposed to regular guest Bernard Goldberg, who calls liberals “the hard left”—are promoting the idea that “white Americans are actively trying to keep black Americans down.” In the wake of recent events such...
  • Freddy Gray Autopsy Report Deals Blow to Murder Charges(so let's talk about removing flags instead)

    06/25/2015 6:09:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    nat review ^ | 6/24/15 | a mccarthy
    Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has withheld the autopsy report on Freddie Gray from defense counsel and the public for nearly two months. It is the report on which she relied to file murder and other charges against six police officers, even though the investigation into Mr. Gray’s death was not close to being complete. Now, just two days before Friday’s court deadline for the state to disclose the report to the defense, it has been leaked to the Baltimore Sun. The Sun’s story makes it easier to understand why Ms. Mosby wanted the autopsy kept under wraps. It raises additional...
  • Baltimore: Freddie Gray Autopsy Report Deals Blow to Murder Charges

    06/25/2015 7:53:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/25/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has withheld the autopsy report on Freddie Gray from defense counsel and the public for nearly two months. It is the report on which she relied to file murder and other charges against six police officers, even though the investigation into Mr. Gray’s death was not close to being complete. Now, just two days before Friday’s court deadline for the state to disclose the report to the defense, it has been leaked to the Baltimore Sun. The Sun’s story makes it easier to understand why Ms. Mosby wanted the autopsy kept under wraps. It raises additional...
  • Baltimore Mayor wants park named for Robert E. Lee changed, other monuments may come down

    06/25/2015 6:13:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies
    First the flag, now monuments honoring the Confederacy may be coming down. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is pushing for the name of a park in the city to be changed. The park is named after Robert E. Lee and it is the latest push to erase history related to the Confederacy in the wake of the deadly church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina last week. A member of the Baltimore chapter of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans said the hatred of the flag is an attempt to hide history. Elliot Cummings told WBAL, "We are becoming like the Taliban....
  • 'Finish the mission, kill slave masters'

    06/24/2015 7:29:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 24, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    The New Black Panther leader whose party at one point offered a $10,000 reward for George Zimmerman, “dead or alive,” before Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in Trayvon Martin’s death now is rhapsodizing about the possibility of violence against “slave masters” in connection with the murders of nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. At a rally there on Tuesday, Malik Zulu Shabazz called for the completion of the mission of Denmark Vesey, a slave who strategized to kill slave masters nearly two centuries ago when the church where the nine were murdered was being founded. Breitbart...
  • Law Professor: Freddie Gray Autopsy Is ‘Very, Very Helpful To The Defense’

    06/24/2015 1:29:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 24, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    The autopsy conducted on Freddie Gray helps the case of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the 25-year-old’s death, a law professor tells The Daily Caller. John Banzhaf, a law professor at George Washington University, also says that the autopsy, a review of which was published Tuesday by The Baltimore Sun, indicates that Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby “downplayed” the medical examiner’s findings when she publicly announced charges against the officers on May 1. “I think this autopsy report is very, very helpful to the defense in many ways,” Banzhaf told The Daily Caller in a phone interview....
  • Baltimore City’s State’s Attorney Will Be Featured In Vogue

    06/24/2015 1:23:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    CBS Local - Baltimore ^ | June 24, 2015 | by Mary Bubala
    The Baltimore City State’s Attorney is splashed across the pages of a major fashion magazine. Marilyn Mosby, who’s prosecuting the six indicted officers in the Freddie Gray case, appears in the July issue of Vogue. Mary Bubala reports her picture was taken by the most famous photographer in the world. Mosby talked with Vogue just 11 days after announcing charges against the six officers in the Freddie Gray arrest. A reporter describes their meeting: “Dressed in a simple pantsuit, sleeveless blouse and not a trace of makeup, Mosby is warm and willing to accept hugs from fellow diners who thank...
  • Baltimore Mayor Set To Announce Expansion Of Summer Jobs For Youth

    06/24/2015 10:03:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | June 24, 2015 | Marcus Washington
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is set to announce the expansion of summer job opportunities for the youth on Wednesday. Officials say the annual goal is to offer 5,000 positions to youngsters through Baltimore’s YouthWorks program, which provides jobs to residents between the ages of 14 and 21. However, officials say this year they received nearly 8,000 applicants and are seeking funds to offer a paid experience to all who applied. On Wednesday, the mayor, along with other representatives will announce an update to the city’s efforts to those opportunities. Marcus Washington will have the latest on this story tonight on WJZ.
  • Meet Marilyn Mosby: The Baltimore Prosecutor in the Eye of the Storm

    06/23/2015 7:59:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Vogue ^ | The July 2015 Issue | Heidi Mitchell, photographed by Annie Leibovitz
    When Baltimore’s young prosecutor Marilyn Mosby filed charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, she leaped onto the national stage—as heroine and lightning rod.It was 21 minutes that would change her life and send ripples of both outrage and relief across the country. On the first day of May, as a battalion of lawyers stood on the steps of Baltimore’s War Memorial, state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby stepped up to the podium and did what no lead prosecutor in America had done in many turbulent months: bring swift and severe charges against police officers in the death...
  • Report: Autopsy finds ‘high-energy injury’ in Gray’s death (Baltimore)

    06/23/2015 6:59:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2015 8:30 PM EDT
    A medical examiner found Freddie Gray suffered a “high-energy injury,” most likely caused when the Baltimore police van he was riding in braked sharply, according to an autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The report says Gray’s death could not be ruled an accident and is instead a homicide because officers didn’t follow safety procedures “through acts of omission.” […] A spokesman for the Maryland medical examiner and for the prosecutor’s office declined Tuesday to release the report, but State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby condemned the leak in a statement. “I want to make it very clear that the state’s...
  • Autopsy of Freddie Gray shows 'high-energy' impact

    06/23/2015 5:14:15 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/23/15 | Justin George
    Freddie Gray suffered a single "high-energy injury" — like those seen in shallow-water diving incidents — most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated, according to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The state medical examiner's office concluded that Gray's death could not be ruled an accident, and was instead a homicide, because officers failed to follow safety procedures "through acts of omission." Though Gray was loaded into the van on his belly, the medical examiner surmised that he may have gotten to his feet and was thrown into...
  • Freddie Gray Autopsy Revealed: An “Accident” Changed To “Homicide” By The Absence of a Seatbelt…

    06/23/2015 3:08:59 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 135 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6-23-2015 | Sundance
    <p>BOOM ! Our suspicions were 100% accurate in the review of all prior information coming from the released details.</p> <p>An “accidental” self-induced injury stemming from Freddie Gray standing, not being seat-belted; and as a consequence of the van moving/stopping, Freddie Gray impacting the wall of the transport van. Also including the presence of opiates and cannabinoid within his toxicology report.</p>
  • Baltimore Mayor Who Watched Her City Erupt Is Now ‘America’s Mayor’ (US Conference of Mayors)

    06/23/2015 2:46:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 23, 2015 | 10:52 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, criticized for giving people too much space to protest during the recent rioting in her city, has an additional job: On Monday, she was sworn in as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a group that influences national urban policy. “She’s been elected by her peers,” said USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran. “It’s one of the highest honors you can have as a mayor. For one year, she’s America’s mayor. It’s a very powerful position.” As conference president, Rawlings-Blake, a Democrat, will set the organization’s agenda, appoint committee and task force chairs and...
  • Batts: More Baltimore cops likely to be arrested, forced out as result of reforms

    06/22/2015 6:35:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    PoliceOne ^ | June 22, 2015 | Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun
    More Baltimore police officers likely face arrest as the result of reforms in a scandal-ridden department that requires "wholesale change," Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wrote in a wide-ranging opinion piece published in The Baltimore Sun. "Our reform efforts will very likely see more police officers arrested," Batts wrote. "We will have more officers who are forced out because their outdated, outmoded views of policing do not match the standards the community expects and demands." The piece was published Friday on The Sun's website and appears in Sunday's print editions. Batts, appointed commissioner nearly three years ago, said he inherited a...
  • After Charleston, A Battle Against The Confederacy Is Waged Nationwide

    06/22/2015 5:28:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | June 22, 2015 | David Mack
    A park in Baltimore. A statue at a university campus in Texas. An entire Southern state’s flag. These seemingly disparate items scattered across the United States have long been bound together by their enduring ties to the Confederacy — and the feelings of shame, embarrassment, and hurt such ties have in turn prompted in many people. Then last week, nine black people were gunned down inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, allegedly by a 21-year-old white man who appears to have a history of using Confederate symbols to espouse racist hate. After days of grief and soul-searching...
  • DEA Puts Up Billboards In Hopes Of Catching Pharmacy Looters

    06/22/2015 3:58:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    CBS Local - Baltimore ^ | June 22, 2015 | by Rick Ritter
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Dozens of looters and thousands of dollars worth of drugs stolen. The DEA launches billboards to find those who wreaked havoc on Baltimore pharmacies during the Freddie Gray riots. The billboards are along I-83 and I-95, including one near Hanover Street. Agents say 30 pharmacies were ransacked and close to 300,000 doses of drugs were stolen. The DEA is desperate to put the thieves behind bars. One pharmacy after the other—bizarre surveillance video from April 27 shows looters grabbing every drug they can get their hands on. Some communities were left with no medication. “Everyone came in...
  • Rawlings-Blake honored with top community award in San Francisco

    06/22/2015 3:34:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Baltimore Brew ^ | June 22, 2015 | by Mark Reutter
    On the eve of her induction as the 73rd president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was given top honors in San Francisco yesterday for proposing a neighborhood greening project. Baltimore defeated more than 160 other cities to be selected for the award, sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, that recognizes “exemplary leadership” by a city mayor in “promoting neighborhood stabilization, economic development and job creation efforts.” Yesterday’s award crystallized Rawlings-Blake’s success as a rising star within the mayors’ group as she has moved up its leadership ranks.
  • Heidi Harris: The difference between Charleston and Baltimore? God

    06/22/2015 2:16:58 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 8 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | June 22 2015 | Heidi Harris
    The media are befuddled by the African-American community’s reaction to the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. They expected the usual unrest they see whenever there’s any kind of violence perpetrated by someone of another race. Black-on-black crime never warrants a riot, of course. But this time, they guessed wrong. Reverend Norvel Goff spoke at the Emanuel AME Church on Sunday, pointing out how peace was guiding the community in its reaction to the racially-motivated hate crime against the church. “A lot of folks expected us to do something strange and to break out in a riot,” he said. “Well, they...
  • (Baltimore mayor) Rawlings-Blake to head U.S. Conference of Mayors

    06/22/2015 1:45:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 18, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is in San Francisco this weekend to be sworn in as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors — a position she says she'll use to advocate for fixes to Baltimore's entrenched problems. "The systemic issues we have in cities ... are problems we cannot solve alone," she said in an interview. "I intend to use my role as president to advocate for those very specific needs, whether it's food access, education, poverty or neighborhood investment." Rawlings-Blake will become the first African-American woman to hold the influential leadership position, and the first Baltimorean.
  • ESPN Radio Host: "It is White Peoples Responsibility to Fix Racism"

    06/22/2015 9:56:19 AM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/22/15 | Aurelius
    ESPN radio host and TV commentator Bomani Jones wrote in a series of emotional messages on Twitter yesterday that "it is white people's responsibility to fix racism" and that white people need to think about their "complicity in the racism of America." In the tweets, which were first reported by the Social Memo, Jones called out "white supremacy" and "privilege," while also saying that liberals and conservatives are part of that structure, if they're white. Over the course of a few hours, Jones went from analyzing racism in the United States to telling white people that they need to analyze...
  • Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake named President of US Conference of Mayors

    06/22/2015 7:59:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 22, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The US Conference of Mayors kicked off their 83rd annual meeting this weekend and as part of the proceedings they named their new president for the coming year. The lucky winner was Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. No, seriously. I’m not kidding. ... As noted in the local Baltimore coverage, there were some observers who were immediately skeptical regarding this selection. Given all of the recent… activity in Charm City, isn’t she a bit busy? There’s a big trial coming up involving some of her police officers, her State’s Attorney is taking on water like a submarine with a screen door...
  • Why is Obama giving up on gun laws?

    06/21/2015 7:04:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 june 2015 | Clarence Page
    Witnesses say the white gunman who killed nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., was quite vocal about his motives: He wanted to kill black people. Sylvia Johnson, whose cousin the Rev. Clementa Pinckney was one of three ministers killed in the church, said a survivor of the horror told her the shooter muttered, "I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go." In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary Facebook photos and other evidence suggest...
  • Are Baltimore Police Engaged in a Low-Profile Work Slowdown to Protest Oversight?

    06/20/2015 8:06:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    AllGov ^ | June 20, 2015 | Steve Straehley
    Freddie Gray died in the custody of Baltimore police in April. Six officers have been charged in the death, which is said to have occurred due to spinal injuries he suffered while being thrown about the back of a police van during a rough ride to the station. But now Baltimore police are playing the victim card. They’ve engaged in a work slowdown that has resulted in a 43% decline in arrests citywide from April to May, and as high as 90% in some neighborhoods, according to Doug Donovan and Colin Campbell of The Baltimore Sun. Some say it’s because...
  • African American Festival Taking Place in Baltimore (Up to 350,000 to attend)

    06/20/2015 6:48:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Officials are expecting up to 350,000 people at the African American Festival this weekend in Baltimore. The festival is taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Camden Yards Sports Complex. The free event will include music, cultural exhibits, contests, health screenings and children's activities....
  • FBI director: This is a “difficult time” in law enforcement

    06/20/2015 8:23:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2015 4:19 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    FBI Director James Comey says officers must work to bridge a gap with the communities they protect. Comey spoke Friday in Baltimore, where anger turned to rioting this spring following the death of a man injured in police custody. Six officers are charged in Freddie Gray’s arrest and death. Meanwhile, homicides are up, arrests are down and the police commissioner says residents are surrounding officers as they do their jobs. …
  • Baltimore featured in Obama documentary

    06/20/2015 3:16:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 19, 2015 | John Fritze
    Baltimore County schools are featured in a documentary that will air this weekend about President Barack Obama's initiative to help young men of color.. The film, which will run Sunday on the Discovery Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Network, is focused on the president's My Brother's Keeper effort, which uses private money to target job training and educational programs at young men. "I always see myself in them," Obama said in a portion of the documentary released Friday. "I do know what it means to come of age uncertain about your place and not clear about what it means to...
  • FEMA Denies Baltimore Request For Disaster Aid To Cover Riot Expenses

    06/19/2015 10:12:12 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 06-19-2015 | Sundance
    Well, well, well – what do you know, FEMA gets it right. The taxpayers are spared from having to bail out Baltimore’s inept leadership. Almost immediately: “the wheels on the bus go whaa – whaa – whaa”… Up next: “FEMA is racist”.
  • Woman Calls for Race War at Scene of Church Shooting

    06/19/2015 1:54:41 PM PDT · by tschatski · 198 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 6-19-15 | Lee Stranahan
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina — During an interview Breitbart News conducted with people gathered outside the Mother Emmanuel American Methodist Church in Charleston, where Wednesday’s deadly shooting left nine black churchgoers dead, a woman called for a “race war” and discussed black anger.
  • Prosecutors say attempts to remove Mosby from Freddie Gray case 'distort facts'

    06/19/2015 3:09:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 19, 2015 | Kevin Rector
    Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby's office has fired back at a defense argument that she should be removed from prosecuting six city police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray because of conflicts of interest, saying in a strongly-worded rebuttal the officers and their attorneys are distorting facts in the hope that "vitriol will trump logic.". The officers' attorneys have argued for weeks that Mosby and her office should be recused from the high-profile case because of conflicts of interest — including that Mosby could become a "central witness" in the case because her office communicated with...
  • A National Tragedy and a Partisan Response

    06/19/2015 3:03:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 19,2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why do black lives only seem to matter when white people take them? Why does the president of the United States think it’s proper to take a horrible racial tragedy in Charleston South Carolina as an excuse to bash America as the violence capital of the “advanced” world, and a prop for Democrats’ lust for gun control legislation in a state that already has it? Last year 82 people were shot over the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago. 16 of them died. The victims and the shooters were black.
  • How the liberal media sabotages #BlackLivesMatter in times of trouble

    06/19/2015 12:16:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I realize we’ve been hitting the South Carolina shooting and the disgusting, racist criminal who allegedly perpetrated the murders rather often since yesterday morning. Unfortunately, nothing as serious and tragic as this can unfold in America today without immediately becoming mired in multiple levels of political muck, generally before the first facts are even verified. In this case, the process continued well into the evening and will surely roll forward in the weeks to come. One aspect of the church shooting, however, seemed to offer at least a slim ray of hope in an otherwise dismal day. A consortium of...
  • While the corrupt media focuses on 9 shot in South Carolina, 11 were shot 3 dead

    06/18/2015 10:43:56 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 23 replies
    While the corrupt media focuses on 9 shot in South Carolina, 11 were shot 3 dead in Baltimore, Chicago and Philadelphia Guess who was doing the shooting?
  • Rand Paul to GOP: It's Time to Move Beyond the Second Amendment

    06/18/2015 7:11:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 18, 2015 | Emma Roller
    The senator from Kentucky continues to takes the road less traveled through the GOP primaries.Sen. Rand Paul took a risk Thursday. Speaking to an audience of religious conservatives in the wake of a racially charged shooting in South Carolina, Paul delicately suggested that Republicans might want to start focusing on other parts of the Bill of Rights than the Second Amendment. "Everybody is for the Second Amendment. All 55 candidates running for president are for the Second Amendment—on our side," Paul told the crowd. "But the thing is that a lot of young people, that might not be their primary...
  • Al Sharpton Anti-Gun Violence Campaign 'Occupy The Corners' Launches In NYC, NJ, Other Cities

    06/18/2015 10:25:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | June 5, 2015 | Aaron Morrison &#61954;
    After encouraging months of protests against police brutality around the country, the Rev. Al Sharpton is again turning his focus to the gun violence that plagues urban and minority communities during the summer. Sharpton, president of the New York-based National Action Network, announced Friday the locations for his “Occupy the Corners” initiative, an annual community action that enlists residents and volunteers to patrol their neighborhoods at night. In several New York City locations, as well as a city in New Jersey, Sharpton has designated neighborhood captains to stand with residents at “hotspot” intersections from 9 p.m. to midnight Fridays and...