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  • 14 people shot, 3 killed in weekend Baltimore violence: No arrests announced in any of the shootings

    07/27/2015 12:24:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    BALTIMORE —Fourteen people were shot, including three fatally, since Friday night in Baltimore City, police said. The most recent homicide occurred around 7:45 p.m. Sunday when a man was shot multiple times in the chest in the 5500 block of Rubin Avenue. Police said the man was taken to an area hospital, where he died. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-396-2100. A 22-year-old man was found shot in the buttocks around 11:40 p.m. Sunday in the 4300 block of Adelle Terrace. Police said the shooting took place in the unit block of South...
  • Baltimore nonprofit collects guns for Google Chromebook laptops

    07/26/2015 11:58:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 25, 2015 | Doug Donovan
    Fifteen donated firearms lay on a table inside the Baltimore Urban League Center. A total of 17 weapons were anonymously exchanged for laptops provided by Street Geeks of Baltimore. Following the collection, the weapons will be destroyed by the Baltimore Police Department. As the lyrics of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" echoed through the wooden rafters of the historic Orchard Street Church on Saturday, Richard Wilson stood in a line waiting to pick up a Google Chromebook computer in exchange for turning in a gun to Baltimore police.. The 66-year-old Windsor Mills resident grew up attending services at the church...
  • White Slaves Pirate Gold

    09/20/2004 11:00:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies · 1,115+ views
    I watched this cable channel program yesterday. Somehow I do not recall my history teachers, teaching about the Muslim hatred for Chistians. But then again I went to public schools. "The hundred and nine men, women and children abducted by Murat Reis were at sea for nearly forty days. GERALD O’BRIAN "They left Baltimore 4pm on June 20th 1631 and they arrived in Algiers on July 28th 1631, and as far as we know, everybody survived the crossing." Some would wish they were no longer alive. For them the harbour entrance of Sale was the gate to a world of...
  • Team Mosby Gnashes Teeth, Stomp Feet, Threaten To Seek Sanctions Against Defense Team…

    07/25/2015 9:55:16 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 7-25-2015 | sundance
    July 25, 2015Team Mosby Gnashes Teeth, Stomp Feet, Threaten To Seek Sanctions Against Defense Team… sundance Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby has previously, and hypocritically, stated she doesn’t want to argue the merits of her case in the court of public opinion. Of course she customarily does this in interviews with media who report to the venue of public opinion.Keeping with this tradition, her office now tells the media about a ridiculous legal filing they are considering, claiming the defense team is calling them names, or something…BALTIMORE – Prosecutors plan to seek sanctions against the defense attorneys for six Baltimore...
  • Downtown Baltimore hotel occupancy is way down this summer

    07/24/2015 3:24:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Baltimore Business Journal ^ | July 24, 2015 | by Asha Glover
    Baltimore’s hotel business is slumping this summer, just a year removed from a banner season for tourism and reflecting the lingering impact of April’s riots. Hotels in downtown’s central business district posted an average occupancy rate of 73.3 percent in June, down from 82.5 percent in the year-ago month, according to data from travel research firm STR Inc. The occupancy rate in May dropped 17.1 percent to 64.7 percent. As colleague Camille Harrison and myself reported in Friday’s cover story of the BBJ, hotels aren’t the only businesses feeling the sting from the riots. Museums and attractions are struggling, and...
  • Baltimore police investigate 2nd triple shooting within 24 hours

    07/23/2015 8:49:01 PM PDT · by RC one · 30 replies
    abcNews.com ^ | Jul 23, 2015 | By: WMAR Staff
    BALTIMORE, Md. - Baltimore police are investigating the second triple shooting in the city within 24 hours after three shooting victims walked into an area hospital. Officers responded to a local hospital Wednesday night where medical staff directed them to three men suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Two of the victims, ages 21 and 29, had injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. A third victim had a gunshot wounds to the chest and was listed in critical condition Thursday morning. Detectives determined that the three men were shot in the 2000 block of N. Forest Park Avenue in...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Sanctuary City Policies Are Not the Problem, Guns Are

    07/23/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 7-23-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 press conference, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(D-CA-12th) suggested the problem with sanctuary city policies isn’t the sanctuary aspect but the continued the access to guns. An unidentified reporter asked Pelosi if she supports the current GOP push to force cities to comport with immigration laws, and Pelosi made clear that she does not. She then explained her opposition by making nameless references to the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinle–allegedly shot to death by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on San Francisco’s Pier 14–and argued that sanctuary cities are not the problem. Pelosi said:...
  • Rawlings-Blake: 'Confusion' remains over who ordered buses shut down before riot

    07/22/2015 6:40:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 22, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she and other city leaders are still not sure who ordered state-run buses and a subway to be shut down the day rioting broke out near Mondawmin Mall.. "There's still some confusion about where the order came from," Rawlings-Blake said. "It definitely came in real time from the ground at Mondawmin." Some, including local teachers, have suggested that the decision to shut down public transportation near the mall April 27, the day of Freddie Gray's funeral, escalated tensions because students were stranded with no ride home from school. Rioting later erupted across the city....
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • Request for protective order in Freddie Gray case (in Baltimore) denied

    07/21/2015 7:41:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 21, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    A judge has denied the request of State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby to keep attorneys in the Freddie Case from publicizing evidence before the trial. Mosby, who is prosecuting six police officers in Gray's death, wanted a court hearing to argue for a protective order that would bar the release of any evidence — or, if the officers' attorneys agreed, to post all of it online. Mosby said she was concerned that the defense attorneys would leak only evidence that supported their clients' defense, jeopardizing the ability to conduct a fair trial.
  • Is she delusional? Baltimore mayor claims #FreddieGray riots were ‘over in hours’ [video]

    07/19/2015 4:51:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 07/19/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Justin Fenton ✔ @justin_fenton MayorSRB on riots "lasting only a few hrs": "There's a lot of cities that would love to have that record" pic.twitter.com/zP4LCYGd8c Nelson Vasconcelos @nvasconcelos @justin_fenton "OK let me watch the video it must be different in context HOLY CRAP THAT'S TOTALLY WHAT SHE MEANT" Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton posted a rather amusing video of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake earlier this morning where she defends her leadership of the city during the Freddie Gray riots in April.According to the mayor, you see, she did a really good job because the riots only occurred for “few hours...
  • Police accused in Freddie Gray's death say they gave statements under duress

    07/18/2015 2:02:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 07/18/2015 | Kevin Rector
    Three of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray argued in court filings this week that they provided statements to police investigators under duress because they feared losing their jobs. Two of the officers said that when investigators asked them to provide statements about the circumstances surrounding Gray's arrest, they were led to believe they were doing so as witnesses — not as suspects.
  • East Baltimore anti-violence group work suspended after guns, drugs found in raid

    07/16/2015 8:41:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 7/14/2015 | Kevin Rector and Justin Fenton
    Police said this week's investigation began when they were called about 2:26 a.m. Monday to the intersection of Hillen and Forrest streets, just south of East Monument Street, where a man said he was just robbed at gunpoint by two men in a gray SUV. Soon after, an officer spotted the vehicle parked in the 2300 block of E. Monument and saw men dart inside the Safe Streets office. When officers eventually raided the office, they found guns, heroin, cocaine, and other items used in the manufacturing and sale of drugs, including cutting agents and scales, police said.
  • Baltimore Church Dedicating Youth Center To Freddie Gray

    07/15/2015 9:49:02 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 22 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | July 11, 2015 | Tracey Leong
    Remembering Freddie Gray. There’s now a Baltimore youth center that honors the 25-year-old who died in police custody. The Freddie Gray Youth Empowerment Center is located just 10 miles from where Gray lived, serving as a memorial and symbol of hope. It will ideally set Baltimore’s youth up for success in a city working to rebuild after being rocked by violence and chaos following the death of Freddie Gray. “There’s another side of Baltimore that the uprising didn’t show,” said Dr. Jamal Bryant, Empowerment Temple Church pastor. Bryant’s Empowerment Temple Church dedicated the center to the city’s kids, giving them...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Marilyn Mosby's police officer family members used cocaine, fired from force

    07/14/2015 6:50:11 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    FOX5 ^ | July 14, 2015 | By Emily Miller
    WASHINGTON - Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, catapulted to national fame when she decided in early May to prosecute six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. In her remarks, Mosby used her family of Boston police officers as a shield against critics who said she could not fairly prosecute the case. --- snip --- Sources told me to look into Mosby’s family’s personnel records at the Boston Police Department. Two months ago, I put in Public Records Law request for personnel records for Mosby's mother and two uncles. --- snip --- In 2003, Linda Thompson was...
  • Baltimore prosecutor gets rock star treatment (50% increase in murders)

    07/13/2015 3:27:32 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 07/13/2015 | Jenice Armstrong,
    --SNIP-- In the tradition of many in the NAACP, she brought it when it was her turn at the podium. The audience, who not that much earlier had been watching a mini fashion show put on by Philadelphia Fashion Week, appeared spellbound as Mosby shared her personal journey to become Baltimore's state attorney. She described how, after graduating magna cum laude from Tuskegee University, she got wait-listed at every law school to which she applied because of her LSAT scores. Mosby managed to get around that by calling and requesting interviews with admissions officers to persuade them that "my LSAT...
  • Violent weekend continues in city as three killed late Saturday and early Sunday

    07/12/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 20 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 12 July 2015 | Yvonne Wenger, Justin Fenton
    Violence continued in Baltimore as three people were killed late Saturday and early Sunday. In all, as of Sunday evening, at least 17 people had been shot since Friday, including six who died. Among them is a man shot in the head in the Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park area early Friday morning who died over the weekend.
  • Baltimore Police Deal With Four Separate Shootings Friday Night

    07/12/2015 2:32:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | July 11, 2015
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore police are investigating four separate shootings late Friday and early Saturday. Friday at around 10:30 p.m., there was a shooting in the 2000 block of N. Payson Street. When police arrived, they found a 35-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the head, back and arm. At approximately 1:15 a.m. Saturday, a 48-year-old woman was shot in the chest in the 3-hundred block of Franklintown Road. She’s in stable condition. At 1:50 a.m., police were called to the 2-hundred block of Conkling Street. A 25-year-old man was shot in the shoulder. He is in stable condition. At...
  • Hundreds march against violence in Baltimore

    07/11/2015 8:19:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    wbaltv.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | George Lettis
    Third annual 300 Man March held in wake of recent violenceBALTIMORE —Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Baltimore Friday night calling for an end to the violence that has plagued the city in recent months.Those who marched are the dedicated foot soldiers of Baltimore's constant war on violence. Friday night marked the third annual 300 Men March, a shoulder-to-shoulder showing of Baltimore unity against what has plagued the city for years. "This year's march is simply about the 12 young children that have been murdered in our city this year," said Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott, D-District 2.
  • NAACP leader says Baltimore mayor told him not to host Republicans

    07/10/2015 6:31:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Hassan Giordano, a leader of a Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), said he was told that hosting Republican outreach in his office is off limits. Mr. Giordano, who calls himself “not the average conservative” because of his Muslim faith and criminal record, told The Daily Caller of irate phone calls he received for trying to work with Republicans. “When National found out that I was bringing the governor [Larry Hogan, a Republican], the lieutenant governor [Boyd Rutherford, a Republican], and Dr. [Alveda] King to Baltimore and the Sandtown NAACP office, they literally...
  • Murder Rate Surges In Major U.S. Cities

    07/10/2015 9:28:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/2015 | Caroline May
    Major cities across the U.S. are seeing increases in homicide rates, with much of the violence centered in poor African American and Latino communities. According to a report in USA Today, during the first half of this year the murder rates in a number of cities are exceeding those logged during the first half of 2014. For example, this year Milwaukee has more than doubled its number of murders, with 84 compared to last year’s 41. Chicago has seen an increase from 171 last year to 203 this year. Notably the two areas that saw uprisings following police-involved deaths of...
  • Baltimore police: Gunmen kill 3 near university campus; homicides up 48 percent from last year

    07/08/2015 8:42:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Gunmen jumped out of two vans and fired at a group of people a few blocks from an urban university campus, killing three and adding to Baltimore's growing list of homicides. Police said Wednesday that the shooting wasn't random, but no arrests had been made. The two vans — one burgundy and one white — pulled to the side of a road near the University of Maryland, Baltimore, campus Tuesday night, police said. One gunman got out of each and began firing, campus police said....
  • Three dead in quadruple shooting near UMB campus

    07/08/2015 6:18:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 8, 2015 | Justin Fenton, Quinn Kelley and Talia Richman
    Three people were shot to death and another was wounded Tuesday night near the University of Maryland, Baltimore in what investigators called a "targeted incident," police said. Two vans, one burgundy and one white, pulled over in the 900 block of W. Fayette St. in the Poppleton neighborhood about 10:30 p.m., police said. Gunmen emerged and opened fire, police said. They said three or four gunmen might have been involved. "This was not a random act of violence but was a targeted incident," police said in a statement.
  • Rawlings-Blake responds to FOP report on Baltimore unrest

    07/08/2015 5:23:33 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 8, 2015 | Staff Reporter
    The mayor's office issued the statement Wednesday through spokesman Kevin Harris: “It is disappointing that the FOP continues to issue baseless and false information instead of working with us to find solutions that will protect our officers. The FOP is using the same sad playbook they relied on when they opposed our efforts to reform state laws and hold officers who act out of line accountable for their actions. Our hope was that this report would shed some additional light on how we can better prepare our officers should there be future unrest. Instead this report is no more than...
  • Baltimore mayor fires police chief after sharp rise in violence

    07/08/2015 1:54:36 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/8/15 | Ap
    Baltimore mayor fires police chief after sharp rise in violence By Associated Press BALTIMORE — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she has fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, 2˝ months after riots broke out in the city following the death of a man who was injured in police custody. Rawlings-Blake announced her decision in a three-paragraph news release that also noted she has named Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis as interim commissioner. The mayor scheduled a news conference with Davis for later Wednesday afternoon. Rawlings did not give a reason, but the move comes amid a spike in the...
  • Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner as city's homicide rate spikes

    07/08/2015 1:33:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she has fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, 2 1/2 months after the city broke out into riots following the death of a man who was injured in police custody. Rawlings-Blake announced her decision in a three-paragraph news release that also noted she has named Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis as interim commissioner. The mayor scheduled a news conference with Davis for later Wednesday afternoon. Rawlings did not give a reason, but the move comes amid a spike in the city's homicide rate. Baltimore was rocked with civil unrest in late...
  • Baltimore Mayor Fires Police Commissioner

    07/08/2015 1:17:36 PM PDT · by LukeL · 98 replies
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  • Hoyer To Sanctuary Cities: Inform Feds About Felons

    07/07/2015 2:25:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/7/15 | Kerry Picket
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer says that the over 200 sanctuary cities like Baltimore and San Francisco should be informing federal authorities when local law enforcement arrest felons like the illegal immigrant who allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle in San Francisco last week. When asked by The Daily Caller if federal funds should be withheld to such cities who refuse to comply with federal law and do not report felons to federal authorities that are arrested by local police departments, Hoyer replied, “Without getting into specifics as to the action we ought to take, my feeling is that...
  • Teens Charged with Murder, 12-Year-Old Boy Still Wanted

    07/07/2015 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Trailerpark Badass · 38 replies
    WOWT ^ | Jul 07, 2015 | WOWT 6 News
    Warrants for first degree murder have been issued for two teenagers and a 12-year-old boy for the June shooting death of Jamymell Ray, 31. Two of the teenagers have been taken into custody, but a 12-year-old boy still remains wanted. The 12-year-old has been identified as Jarrell Milton. Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Omaha Police Homicide Unit at (402) 444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP. The shooting happened on Monday, June 29th near 24th & Redick. Ray and Charles Fisher, 30, were both hit by gunfire. Fisher was treated at the hospital and...
  • NFL Lineman and Math Genius vs. Average 23-Year-Old

    07/03/2015 10:58:55 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    youtube | 7-1-15 | John Urschel
    John Urschel plays football for the Baltimore Ravens. He's also a published mathematician. How does he stack up against the average millennial?
  • Sign inside Baltimore police van under investigation

    07/02/2015 4:36:27 PM PDT · by redreno · 31 replies
    http://www.wbaltv.com ^ | 5:17 PM EDT Jul 02, 2015 | By Kate Amara
    BALTIMORE —The Baltimore City Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a WBAL-TV 11 News viewer shared four photographs of a sign inside a city police wagon. The photos show the doors of the parked police van left open. On the inside of the back door is a sign, attached or possibly stenciled on, that reads: "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!" The pictures were taken Tuesday near the Central District Police Station on Baltimore Street.
  • A Superman comic just took on police brutality and left me breathless

    07/02/2015 11:56:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joshua Rivera
    One of the biggest changes to come out DC Entertainment's big comics revamp this summer turned Superman's world upside-down: Lois Lane revealed his identity to the world, and then he lost almost all of his powers ... Now that he's been outed, Superman's relationship with everyone around him has completely changed. Some are supportive, and grateful, surprised to learn that he's been living among them all along. Others, however, have a chip on their shoulder, resenting all the supervillains that he has attracted. Unfortunately for him, most of the angriest folks are cops. This quickly escalates into open conflict by...
  • Teachable Moment on Baltimore Missed

    07/02/2015 7:19:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 30, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here’s what so-called “teachable moments” in academia generally miss—the decade those moments are in. “There is a revolution taking place in the United States,” Stanford researchers Travis Bristol and Claude Goldenberg write of their Edutopia course “Teachable Moments and Academic Rigor.”* “What started in Ferguson, Missouri has marched on to other cities and, as Pedro Noguera notes, ‘widespread poverty, chronic interpersonal violence, and a nonfunctioning economy where work is scarce’ are the root causes.” “Even while we, as a country, have barely begun to address the troubling meaning behind the incidents of violence between law enforcement and U.S. citizens of...
  • 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 · 82 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...