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  • Six Baltimore Schools Can’t Produce a Single Student Proficient in English or Math

    06/22/2017 2:39:08 PM PDT · by detective · 164 replies
    Freedom Project ^ | June 19, 2017 | Alex Newman
    Despite spending more per pupil than all but two large school districts in America, at least half a dozen government schools in Baltimore were unable to produce one single student who was proficient in either English or math last year. The shocking results, uncovered by Project Baltimore, show a monumental tragedy unfolding in the city that represents a microcosm of the damage being inflicted on children across America. The proficiency tests put students in five categories, with four and five considered proficient, and one through three considered not proficient.
  • FOP: Police don’t have a plan to fight crime in Baltimore

    06/22/2017 6:04:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Fox Baltimore ^ | June 22, 2017 | by Ashley Barnett
    In a release issued on Wednesday, the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police was critical of the police department saying it is critically understaffed and that it has no long term plan of action to fight crime. FOP president Gene Ryan says the department cannot hire enough officers to catch up with attrition, and says the city has failed to properly manage the agency. “I really have a problem with elected officials being silent with what’s going on in the streets of Baltimore right now,” Ryan said. “I mean we have bodies dropping on a daily basis".
  • Dozens of Baltimore businesses sue over response to 2015 riots

    06/21/2017 9:32:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Maryland Daily Record (subscription) ^ | June 21, 2017 | By Heather Cobun
    A group of Baltimore businesses that sustained damage during the 2015 riots following the death of Freddie Gray is suing the city, alleging officials failed to suppress the riots. The nearly 700-page complaint was filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court in March but only recently removed to U.S. District Court at the request of the defendants.
  • Baltimore prosecutor says she’s immune from officers’ suit

    06/15/2017 9:42:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2017
    Baltimore’s top prosecutor is urging a federal appeals court to find that she is immune from a civil lawsuit filed by five police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The officers are suing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for malicious prosecution, defamation and invasion of privacy. Other claims, including false imprisonment, were dismissed. Mosby said in a brief filed this week in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that a lower court should have found her to be immune from being sued because she’s a prosecutor.
  • Officers To Be Put On 12-Hour Shifts, As Baltimore City Violence Increases

    06/14/2017 9:53:30 AM PDT · by ThinkingAllowed · 17 replies
    CBS local affiliate ^ | 6/14/2017 | WJZ/CBS
    ...All uniformed officers will be on mandatory 12-hour shifts, as the city hustles to control the crime...
  • 6 killed in Baltimore since Monday night; police put on 12-hour shifts effective immediately

    06/13/2017 1:22:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 13, 2017 | by Kevin Rector
    Six people were killed and at least two others wounded in separate shootings in Baltimore Monday night and early Tuesday morning, prompting Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis to announce a weeklong deployment initiative to put more officers on the street. Effective immediately, all patrol officers and detectives will be required to work 12-hour shifts, rather than their standard 10-hour shifts, and every sworn officer in the department capable of being deployed will be deployed, Davis said. Davis called the latest spate of violence — in a record-setting year for it — "unconscionable," and said he joined community members in being...
  • Baltimore Shootout Robbery Suspect Fires at Cops

    06/08/2017 3:58:22 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 30 replies
    TMZ ^ | 6/7/2017 7:39 PM PDT | tmz staff
    Baltimore Robbery Suspect Shot and Killed in Crazy Shootout with Cops (VIDEO) Baltimore Shootout Robbery Suspect Fires at Cops ... In Crazy Video 3.0k 591 6/7/2017 7:39 PM PDT An armed robbery suspect got off a bus and started shooting at cops in broad daylight -- striking one of them -- before being shot and killed himself. The shootout went down in Baltimore Wednesday mid-afternoon after the suspect reportedly robbed 2 people nearby and attempted to flee via public transportation. A witness named Steve Outlaw recorded the chaos as the man got off the bus and began blasting. According to...
  • Epic fail: Every student flunks state exam ( Baltimore )

    05/31/2017 6:24:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 5/31/2017 | Art Moore
    Zero proficiency in math, English in probe of 6 inner-city schools. In an astonishing outcome, an investigation of six Baltimore schools found not a single student passed the state’s proficiency test in the subjects of math and English. ... In February, columnist Thomas Sowell, noting “most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods,” observed that many teachers who use unorthodox methods to reverse that trend encounter opposition from the education establishment. He said that in his 40 years of observing successful minority schools, he was struck “by how...
  • 6 Baltimore schools, no students proficient in state tests

    05/30/2017 6:56:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 108 replies
    WBFF FOX 45 ^ | May 17, 2017 | Chris Papst
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- A Project Baltimore investigation has found five Baltimore City high schools and one middle school do not have a single student proficient in the state tested subjects of math and English.We sat down with a teen who attends one of those schools and has overcome incredible challenges to find success.Navon Warren grew up in West Baltimore. He was three months old when his father was shot to death. Before his 18th birthday, he would lose two uncles and a classmate, all gunned down on the streets of Baltimore.“I’ve lost a lot of people, so I’m used to...
  • Police: Infant Dies After Being ‘Tortured’ By Daycare Worker

    05/29/2017 10:52:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 157 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | May 25, 2017 | By Rick Ritter
    Police have arrested a 23-year-old daycare worker accused of assaulting an 8-month-old girl during nap time, which resulted in her death. One police official says in his opinion, the victim was “tortured.” Leah Walden faces numerous charges, including first and second-degree murder, in the death of Reese Bowman. “It’s giving me cold chills now to even think about it,” said Tim Barth, who watched first responders arrive. According to police, Walden is seen on video snatching Bowman by one arm several times, as well as placing pillows over her face. “As a parent you send your child to daycare because...
  • FSSP to gain major apostolate (Catholic Caucus)

    05/28/2017 8:17:44 PM PDT · by scouter · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 5/28/17 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Saint Alphonsus church in Baltimore is one of the gems of the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. A magnificent shrine where Saint John Neumann and Blessed Francis Seelos were once pastors, it has been home to the revived traditional Latin Mass since 1992. Today it has been announced that the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter will administer the parish, with Father Joel Kiefer, FSSP, to be installed as pastor. Monsignor Arthur Bastress, the most recent pastor of the church, has retired at the age of 90, ordained a priest in 1951. He worked tirelessly to keep the TLM going,...
  • Gay Man Announces His Same-Sex Wedding in Radical LGBT-Affirmative Parish Bulletin [Cath Cauc]

    05/27/2017 3:00:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Joseph Sciambra ^ | May 27, 2017 | Joseph Sciambra
    Gay Man Announces His Same-Sex Wedding in Radical LGBT-Affirmative Parish Bulletin A man who is a nominee for the Pastoral Council at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced in the Church bulletin that he is going to marry his same-sex partner. Within the May 28, 2017, bulletin is a “Pastoral Council Election Ballot.” This includes a short biography of each nominee. According to this one particular biography: “My fiancée and I are attending marriage counseling in preparation for our upcoming wedding.”St. Matthew in Baltimore is home to the dissident gay-affirmative ministry LEAD – Lesbian, gay,...
  • Cicadas are awakening 4 years early. It’s not a sign of the apocalypse but a scientific mystery

    05/19/2017 7:41:12 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | May 18, 2017 | Brian Resnick
    n 2004, billions upon billions of shrimp-size insects took to the skies in the mid-Atlantic United States, covering entire houses, blaring extremely loud noises, and littering forests with their exoskeletons. When the swarm was finally over, the insects — cicadas — laid their eggs in the ground. Residents were told these creatures wouldn’t emerge again for another 17 years. The cicadas had other plans. Reports in Baltimore and the Washington, DC, metro area indicate that a small group of the cicadas — a group called Brood X — are emerging from the ground to molt, mate, and make noise. They...
  • A Tour Down Homicide Lane, As Baltimore Descends Into Chaos

    05/10/2017 8:06:02 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Stock Board Asset ^ | 07 May 2017
    Last week, I wrote an article titled The Ferguson Effect: Baltimore Millennials’ Worst Nightmare. The Ferguson Effect is a theory where the increased scrutiny of police post 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Trayvon Martin in Florida will lead to higher crime rates. Baltimore is turning this theory into a reality, as the city descends into chaos before summer start. According to The Baltimore Sun Newspaper, the city has logged in 118 homicides today with the projection of >400 murders for year’s end. It’s so bad here that Baltimore’s Mayor has asked the Federal Government for help...
  • Mayor Asking FBI For Help With Investigating City Crime, Rising Murder Rate

    05/01/2017 9:48:46 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | 4/28/17 | wjz
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore’s mayor is asking for help from the FBI as the city struggles to contain a soaring murder rate. But will bringing in the feds stop the killings? Catherine Pugh pulled no punches earlier this week when she said the violence is out of control. “I’m calling on all the assistance we can possibly get because I can’t imagine going into our summer months with our crime rate where it is today, what that’s going to look like by the end of the summer,” Mayor Pugh said. “… Murder is out of control.”
  • Baltimore area women charged with hate crime in burning of Trump sign on Eastern Shore

    04/20/2017 6:28:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 20, 2017 | Jessica Anderson
    Princess Anne police have charged D'Asia R. Perry, of Baltimore, and Joy M. Shuford, of Owings Mills, both 19, with multiple offenses, including second-degree arson and committing a hate crime, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. ... The damaged sign is located in a shopping center on Carole Lane in Princess Anne, and is owned by Robert Wink, the fire marshal's office said. Jamie Wink, Wink's son, who helps run the family store, Wink's Sporting Goods, said the sign has been outside the shop since September. It's been set on fire once before and stolen twice. But he said...
  • Book Reveals Why Clinton Said 'Who Gives A (bleep) About Chris Van Hollen?'

    04/18/2017 7:09:28 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 19 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/18/17
    <p>Hillary Clinton reacted angrily to then-Senate candidate Chris Van Hollen's attempt to not help black voters to the polls at Maryland's primary, a new book reveals.</p> <p>The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Sidewire’s Jonathan Allen report in “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign” that Van Vollen’s campaign urged its union allies to not aggressively push black voters to the ballot box, fearing that they would support Van Hollen's primary opponent, former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.).</p>
  • In Baltimore, Under Armour’s owner invests in a $5.5 billion bet on his city (35,000 jobs)

    04/11/2017 2:29:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Curbed ^ | April 11, 2017 | Patrick Sisson
    The opening of any new hotel carries a certain amount of optimism and symbolism. That went double for the March debut of Sagamore Pendry, the latest high-end hotel to open in Baltimore. It wasn’t just the luxurious look of the 128-room hotel—complete with a steakhouse, whiskey bar, outdoor pool, and nods to horse racing, a reference to Maryland’s history of raising thoroughbreds—that made news. The building, once featured on the television show Homicide, part of the string of true-crime dramas that have given many an unsavory impression of the city, has a certain symbolic resonance, and its renovation is a...
  • Baltimore Anti-Cop Consent Decree Imposed

    04/11/2017 10:43:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/11/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Judge Bredar slaps down Sessions' pleas -- as the Ferguson effect grabs hold Matthew Vadum image An Obama-appointed judge is moving forward with a federal takeover of the Baltimore, Md. police department that critics say will boost crime there by handcuffing police officers in the increasingly violent city. The pleas of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fell on deaf ears as U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar, appointed by President Obama in 2010, denied a request from Sessions to hold off on enforcing the consent decree drafted by cop-haters for at least 30 days so the new Trump administration could...
  • Jeff Sessions Slams Deal To Monitor Baltimore Police

    04/08/2017 5:39:03 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-8-2017 | Ian Mason
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement Friday raising concerns over a consent decree to impose federal monitoring of the Baltimore Police Department.(snip)The DOJ, now under Trump-appointee Sessions, had sought to delay or modify the 227-page decree, which sets out extensive regulations of police conduct and calls for a “Community Oversight Taskforce” to monitor officers throughout Baltimore. U.S. District Judge James Bredar, however, refused to deviate from the agreement that Sessions described, in his statement, as “negotiated during a rushed process by the previous administration and signed only days before they left office.”Sessions pointed to the so-called “Ferguson effect”...