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  • Johnny Manziel Demoted to Third String After Partying Video Surfaces

    11/25/2015 5:25:40 AM PST · by bestintxas · 64 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/24/15 | r wilde
    Johnny Manziel lost his starting spot after cameras caught the quarterback partying during his bye week. Browns coach Mike Pettine called the behavior, which comes after an offseason trip to rehab, “disappointing” and “frustrating.” Manziel’s bye-week carousing spoils his national coming-out party previously scheduled for Monday night’s game against the banged-up Baltimore Ravens. Pettine announced on Tuesday Josh McCown will start the game at quarterback. TMZ spotted Manziel on Thursday at the RIO Rooftop & Restaurant nightclub in Austin, where he partied the evening away with friends. The Summit Rooftop Lounge, where he spent the evening boozing on champagne, served...
  • Voters statewide, in city see April's unrest differently [Baltimore]

    11/24/2015 3:57:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/23/15 | Luke Broadwater
    Looking back at the unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore voters see events differently than do voters statewide, a new poll shows.City voters are less likely to sympathize with police, and they are more likely to see joblessness and racism as a cause of April's unrest, according to a poll of likely voters conducted for The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore.Those living outside the city are more likely to blame "a lack of personal responsibility among residents" for the city's ills.The divided opinions were most pronounced when respondents were asked for their opinions of how Baltimore State's...
  • Ted Cruz WINS Maryland GOP Straw Poll Vote @ 23 Percent -- Ted Cruz POTUS Juggernaut Steamroller !

    11/22/2015 10:42:21 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 116 replies
    Maryland for Ted Cruz ^ | 2015-11-21 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Ted Cruz wins Maryland GOP Convention Straw Poll of Central Committee Members. Understand these are loyal GOP activist in a very moderate Republican Party. This is a major upset to Marco Rubio and the establishment. Cruz 63 votes Rubio 52 votes Trump. 49 votes. Carson 27 votes Paul, Bush, Christie, and Kasiach, each received between 16-20 votes .
  • Trumps Silent Majority Makes Loud Ugly Noises Online

    09/30/2015 7:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    WhoWhatWhy ^ | September 30, 2015 | Klaus Marre
    Early in September, Shaquandra Ratliff was killed in Chicago. The young mother was shot when a fight broke out at a death remembrance party for a gang member slain a year ago. But police say Ratliff had no gang affiliation and simply was at the wrong place at the wrong time. In other words, this is a story about yet another innocent black person shot to death. A report on the killing was posted on Yahoo! News, the most popular news site in the United States. Yahoo! News allows people to comment on articles and/or to vote on comments. A...
  • Baltimore officer accused of slitting dog's throat found not guilty on all counts

    11/19/2015 1:42:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/19/15 | Jessica Anderson
    Baltimore Circuit Court judge on Thursday acquitted a former city police officer charged after he slit a dog's throat last summer.Judge Melissa M. Phinn said the state did not present adequate evidence that proved Jeffrey Bolger, 50, was responsible for the death of a seven-year-old Shar-Pei named Nala, when he slit the dogs throat in June 2014. Bolger was charged with mutilating an animal, animal cruelty and misconduct in office.Phinn noted that the verdict might not be popular, but said she was "confident" that the her ruling was correct, describing that the evidence indicated the officer was acting in the...
  • Baltimore riots report: Police must train for 'large-scale critical incidents'

    11/18/2015 4:16:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | Henry Gass
    Baltimore riots report: Police must train for 'large-scale critical incidents' The long-term challenge confronting police departments – and not just in Baltimore after the Freddie Gray riots – is how to ensure that officers are ready for demonstrations that turn violent. By Henry Gass 11 hours ago A report by a reputable law enforcement think tank not only found "major shortcomings" in how Baltimore police responded to riots in the city in April, but also suggested how other police departments can learn from Baltimore's mistakes. The Baltimore Police Department contracted the Police Executive Research Forum, in Washington, to conduct the...
  • 300 killings hark back to the bad old '90s [Baltimore]

    11/15/2015 6:30:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/15/15 | Dan Rodricks
    It has been 20 years since Baltimore was a city of 700,000 people. It has been shrinking ever since. We've lost about 80,000 residents since 1995. For that reason — the trend toward a smaller city — I started to believe that we'd never again see 300 homicides in a single year. There just can't be that much anger, stupidity and hatred in this city.And certainly fewer people could only mean fewer chances for the conflicts that lead to the senseless shootings and the premature deaths.In fact, until Saturday, we had not experienced 300 homicides since 1999, the last year...
  • Baltimore records 300th homicide of the year

    11/14/2015 6:50:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2015 7:48 PM EST
    Baltimore has recorded its 300th homicide of the year. [...] The 300th victim was a 27-year-old man who was stabbed multiple times Saturday and later died. It's the first time since 1999 that the city has recorded 300 homicides. In 2014, the city saw 211 killings for the year. Baltimore crossed the 200 death mark in August. ...
  • Westside stabbing marks Baltimore's 300th homicide (we don't need cops or guns alert)

    11/14/2015 5:25:58 PM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 14, 2014 | Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector
    With Saturday afternoon's fatal stabbing of a 27-year-old man in West Baltimore, the city's annual homicide count hit 300 for the first time since 1999, pushing the city across a deadly threshhold once considered a remnant of the past. The latest killing in Carroll-South Hilton continued a surge of violence -- more than a killing per day -- that began in late April following Freddie Gray's death and the accompanying unrest. The spate of violence, along with the city's population decline over time, now has Baltimore poised to hit another sobering milestone: the deadliest year on a per capita basis....
  • Police officer shot in northwest Baltimore

    11/11/2015 5:37:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies ^ | 11/11/15 | WBALTV
    Reports of the shooting came in around 7:50 p.m. Officers were called to the 3700 block of Oakmount Avenue. The officer who was shot was taken to Shock Trauma. Their condition was not immediately reported. This is a developing story. Refresh and our app, and watch 11 News for late-breaking updates.
  • 19 indictments, drugs, guns seized after 60-day investigation in south Baltimore

    11/10/2015 12:25:06 AM PST · by RC one · 16 replies ^ | 6:34 PM EST Nov 09, 2015 | Saliqa Khan
    BALTIMORE —A significant number of weapons and drugs were seized, and 19 indictment warrants were issued after a 60-day investigation into violence and drug dealing in the Brooklyn Homes community in south Baltimore, city police said. Baltimore city detectives and Drug Enforcement Administration investigators identified several suspects of violent crimes in south Baltimore. "This intelligence was developed over the summer. It came through the war room. We worked on it, and we decided to target this particular area based on the violence happening there this past summer," said Don Hibbert, with the DEA. Authorities said the investigation determined some of...
  • ACLU: Documents prove FBI flew surveillance planes during Baltimore (/Ferguson) riots

    11/01/2015 3:11:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    WBAL ^ | 10/30/15 | Kate Amara, George Lettis
    BALTIMORE —The FBI was flying spy and surveillance planes over west Baltimore during the April riots. Two surveillance planes were spotted flying over west Baltimore during the riots, circling for days. "We've done it in Baltimore, we did it in Ferguson as well, as I recall," FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress this week. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland said Friday that it has obtained reams of documents through a Freedom of Information request from the FBI and the Federal Aviation Administration that detail the flights.
  • The hero mom of Baltimore dropped off the radar quickly

    10/31/2015 8:12:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Hot ^ | October 31, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Remember the “Hero Mom of Baltimore” who smacked down her son on the evening news and dragged him out of the Baltimore Riots? (Ed had the video of the interview with her and some early observations on how this wasn’t going to be a panacea for all of society.) It’s been six months since all of that madness unfolded and the Washington Post got to wondering what ever happened to the lady. She seemed to be all over the cable dial for a short while after her fifteen seconds of fame, but then… nothing. She was supposed to be...
  • BALTIMORE HOMICIDES (an interactive map.....the results are shocking/s)

    10/30/2015 6:34:45 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 40 replies
    Am surprised the feds allow this data to be presented. These maps say all that needs to be said.
  • Baltimore passes 30 homicides in October as violent 2015 continues

    10/28/2015 7:04:48 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Monard Montriel Holeman Jr., a recent graduate of Woodlawn High School, spent a lot of time with his three younger siblings while juggling a new job and nurturing dreams of becoming a film director, his mother said. This week, Shanell Johnson was forced to explain to his siblings that their older brother — the latest homicide victim in Baltimore's most violent year in decades — would no longer help with their homework or buy them snacks at the corner store.
  • Black Lives Matter demands that Democrats hold debate entirely for RACIAL ISSUES

    10/25/2015 4:39:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | October 21, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    The Black Lives Matter crowd apparently doesnt feel like Democrats are pandering to them quite often enough. The official website for the #BlackLivesMatter movement posted an online petition on Tuesday, demanding that Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz organize a debate focused entirely on racial issues. **SNIP** It is not enough to poll the Presidential candidates on whether or not they think Black lives matter or All lives matter we deserve substantive responses including and in addition to criminal justice reform, what will the presidential candidates do to ensure that Black lives matter? We deserve substance and...
  • Activists occupy Baltimore City Hall; oppose commissioner

    10/14/2015 9:12:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2015 11:59 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Activists opposed to the permanent appointment of Baltimores interim police commissioner occupied City Hall on Wednesday night and told police they wouldn't leave until the commissioner and mayor agreed to a list of their demands, including changes to police tactics and significant investment in education and social services.Members of the Baltimore Uprising coalition, which includes both high school and community activists, had begun shouting from the upper gallery of a conference room as a city council subcommittee prepared to vote for Kevin Davis as permanent commissioner. The full council will vote on the appointment Monday.
  • Democratic Congressional Staffer Arrested After Beating Gay Lover With Shovel

    10/13/2015 6:49:28 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2015 | Blake Neff
    Police arrested a congressional staffer to Democratic Rep. Sander Levin Oct. 8 following a bizarre altercation where he attacked a lover with a shovel. According to a police report, Tim Foster assaulted a black man described as his boyfriend with a small red and black shovel, leaving the man so badly injured that he was hospitalized with scrapes and bruises across his neck and torso, Roll Call reported Tuesday. The dispute began at about 12:30 a.m., with the two getting into an argument at a house in Baltimore which soon escalated to physical violence on Fosters part, according to Roll...
  • Benghazi committee, under fire, releases more Clinton emails

    10/09/2015 9:24:20 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 31 replies
    Yahoo Political News ^ | 10/9 | Michael Isikoff
    Hillary Clinton used her private email account to pass along the identity of one of the CIAs top Libyan intelligence sources, raising new questions about her handling of classified information, according to excerpts from previously undisclosed emails released Thursday by Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. On March 18, 2011, Sidney Blumenthal Clintons longtime friend and political adviser sent the then secretary of state an email to her private account that contained apparently highly sensitive information he had received from Tyler Drumheller, a former top CIA official with whom Blumenthal at...
  • Brutal: Trey Gowdy Pens Scathing Letter to Top Benghazi Committee Democrat

    10/09/2015 9:06:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Guy Benson
    This story was more or less lost in the noise of yesterday's palace intrigue, but it's too important to simply let lie.  Do yourself a favor and click through to Gowdy's letter before proceeding any further. Read the entire thing. It's extraordinary, on several levels: First, Gowdy summons his prosecutorial vigor to absolutely demolish the ranking Democrat on the House Select Committee on Benghazi.  Democrats have seized upon erstwhile Speaker-in-waiting Kevin McCarthy's ill-advised comments to try to shut down the panel's probe -- a continuation of their ongoing, partisan efforts to dismiss its focus as a "phony scandal" and to portray the investigation as a political witch hunt.  Gowdy...
  • Five shot near elementary school in West Baltimore

    10/07/2015 10:48:10 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 10/06/2015 | Justin Fenton and Colin Campbell
    Five people ages 17, 24, 23, 26 and 55 were shot Tuesday afternoon in West Baltimore, police said. The group was standing in the 300 block of N. Payson St. near Lockerman Bundy Elementary School in the Penrose neighborhood when a gunman came around the corner on foot and opened fire about 3:40 p.m., police said. All of the victims were shot in the lower extremities, and none of their injuries are considered life-threatening, police said. One was grazed by a bullet and treated at the scene, another walked into a hospital and the rest were taken to...
  • Something we should politicize? National media avoids mass shooting in lib utopia of Baltimore

    10/07/2015 10:00:33 AM PDT · by Torcert · 7 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 7, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Another day, another mass shooting that will be underreported because it happened in a city run by liberal Democrats: The Baltimore Sun @baltimoresun Five people ages 17, 24, 23, 26 and 55 were shot Tuesday afternoon in West Baltimore, police said. Luckily all five people were shot in their lower extremities and are expected to survive So, wheres the national media? Yesterdays shooting happened near an elementary school and kids were everywhere: Kevin Rector @RectorSun Shortly before today's quintuple shooting I was ~2 blks away working on another story. Makes me think about kids surrounded by it...
  • Bloody Baltimore: No end seen to post-Freddie Gray spike in homicides, shootings

    10/05/2015 8:27:05 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 5, 2015 | By Edmund DeMarche
    Baltimore's bloody summer ended with a barrage of bangs, as the rate of homicides and gun crimes continued to spike in the wake of the racially charged case of Freddie Gray, whose death in police custody left citizens angry and cops demoralized. For September, homicides were up 39 percent and non-fatal shootings nearly doubled over the same month in 2014, continuing a disturbing trend that has gripped the Charm City since Gray's death in April and the rioting that followed. For the year, murders are up 52 percent and non-fatal shootings 80 percent over last year. "We have highly motivated...
  • Prosecutors say reckless endangerment charges in Freddie Gray case go beyond lack of seat belt

    10/05/2015 2:38:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Kevin Rector
    Baltimore prosecutors argued in a motion this week that a series of actions by police officers contributed to Freddie Gray suffering a spinal cord injury in the back of a transport van. In response to a motion to dismiss charges of reckless endangerment against three officers, prosecutors said defense attorneys wrongly focused on the state's allegation that the officers failed to secure Gray with a seat belt. Attorneys for Lt. Brian W. Rice and Officers Edward M. Nero and Garrett E. Miller had argued that failing to place a seat belt on Gray does not constitute criminal negligence. But prosecutors...
  • Mother commits child abuse by giving her son estrogen

    10/01/2015 8:41:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Many women are afraid to take estrogen during menopause because of the well-documented cancer risk. But one woman is being applauded on social media for giving her son estrogen so he can live his childhood fantasy of being a girl. The poor boy in the video is going to go through life with artificially induced breasts...and a penis. No woman is going to want him. His only chance for companionship will be through anal sex with men. He will go through life scaring girls in locker rooms and alienating himself, and being alienated, from society. And that's the best-case scenario,...
  • Why Rawlings-Blake wont fail upward and be Marylands next Senator

    09/29/2015 11:00:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/29/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For Black Democrats, especially young female Black Democrats, failing upward should be easy. The Democrats dont elect their candidates on issues or competency; they win on open demographic appeals. Who fits the classic Democrat demographic better than Stephanie Rawlings-Blake? My goodness she is young, Black, female, a mom and even has a hyphenated name! The fact that she is an incompetent fraud means nothing in her world. Nevertheless, she will not take the senate seat being vacated by Barbara Mikulski. Since Maryland is a Democrat vote plantation its easy to assume the failed Mayor of Baltimore will simply deign to...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities, wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement. This is...
  • Man pleads guilty to starting fire at Baltimore CVS during riots

    09/19/2015 5:50:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Ledger Gazette ^ | 9/19/15 | Frank Ramirez
    Raymon Carter, age 24, pleaded guilty on September 16 to the federal crime of rioting on April 27, including the arson of the now infamous Baltimore CVS that was at the center of the unrest after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Anyone who considers participating in a riot should know that police, prosecutors and citizens will track them down and send them to prison, U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said. As part of his plea agreement, Carter faces four years in prison and will be required to pay restitution.
  • Attack on Teachers

    09/16/2015 4:22:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    As the new school year begins, you might like to be updated on some school happenings that will no doubt be repeated this academic year. After this update, I have some questions one might ask the black leadership. The ongoing and escalating assault on primary- and secondary-school teachers is not a pretty sight. Holly Houston is a post-traumatic stress specialist. She counsels teachers in Chicago public schools and reported, "Of the teachers that I have counseled over the years who have been assaulted, 100 percent of them have satisfied diagnostic criteria for PTSD." It's not just big-city schoolteachers traumatized. Dr....
  • Baltimore pastor announces bid for Congress

    09/14/2015 6:06:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2015
    A pastor who was highly visible during the unrest in Baltimore after Freddie Grays death says hes running for Congress. Bryant, who leads the Empowerment Temple, delivered the eulogy at the funeral for Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. He says a new generation must deal with the ill effects of racism and sexism.
  • Sheila Dixon kicks off campaign for mayor (former convicted Baltimore mayor)

    09/13/2015 4:13:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies ^ | 09/12/2015
    Former Baltimore mayor focuses on crime BALTIMORE Shelia Dixon officially kicked off her mayoral campaign Sunday, and she's hoping to convince voters to put her back in office. Dixon was mayor from 2007 to 2010 before resigning as part of a plea agreement after being found guilty on one misdemeanor count of fraudulent misappropriation. Dixon received probation after the conviction, which stemmed in large part from charges that she misappropriated gift cards intended for the poor. She also served 500 hours of community service and donated $45,000 to two HIV charities.She wants voters to give her a second shot at...
  • Carson: GOP Has GOP Neglected African-American Communities

    09/13/2015 11:22:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 192 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/13/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channels Media Buzz, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said the Republican Party has in the past neglected African-American community but because of the recent chaos in race relation brought on by unrest in Ferguson, Baltimore and other cities the GOP has a very excellent opportunity, to reach out and help get business and industry and academia to invest in people.
  • Failed Baltimore racist mayor wont seek re-election

    09/12/2015 5:52:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Failed racist Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has announced that she isnt running for re-election. I wonder if #blacklivesmatter thugs will start to riot and claim its the white mans fault that Rawlings-Blake isnt running for re-election. Baltimore has been run into the ground by Democrats for the last 50+ years. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake might is not only a racist, but might very well be the worst of all the Democrats who have run Baltimore into the ground over the last 50 years. Thats quite an accomplishment when the mayors list includes dimwits like Martin OMalley. Failed Baltimore racist mayor wont seek...
  • Mayor Safe Space For Rioters doesnt want to run Baltimore anymore, not seeking re-election

    09/12/2015 7:11:40 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    BIZ ^ | 9/11/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    After dividing her city and leaving destruction in her wake, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she would not seek re-election. It was a very difficult decision, but I knew I needed to spend time focused on the citys future, not my own, she said at a Friday news conference. Perhaps she should have been focused on her citys future when she decided to give rioters space to destroy Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody in April. Im focused right now on governing rather than campaigning for mayor at this critical time in our history, Blake...
  • Baltimore mayor says she will not seek re-election By JULIET LINDERMAN Sep. 11, 2015 10:37 AM EDT

    09/11/2015 8:26:20 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 11, 2015 | JULIET LINDERMAN
    <p>Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday that she will not seek re-election, nearly five months after the city erupted in rioting following the death of a man injured in police custody.</p> <p>Rawlings-Blake made the announcement at a news conference called only 90 minutes earlier, a move that comes just days after officials said the city would pay Freddie Gray's family $6.4 million to settle civil claims over his spinal injury.</p>
  • [MD] Boy faces assault charges for kiss made on a dare at Md. middle school

    09/11/2015 7:26:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    WJLA ^ | 9/11/15
    Baltimore County Police and Baltimore County school officials responded to a report of assault involving two eighth-grade students at Pikesville Middle School on Wednesday. School officials took a report regarding a 13-year-old boy who kissed a 14-year-old girl during school hours. The unwanted kiss was allegedly the result of a dare made by students. Police confirm that the boy is now facing a second-degree assault charge as a juvenile. No one was injured during the incident, police say, and disciplinary actions related to suspension or expulsion will be handled by the school system.
  • Baltimores Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Wont Seek Re-election

    09/11/2015 8:00:35 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 11, 2015 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    BALTIMORE Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who has come under withering criticism since riots tore through this city in April, announced Friday that she will not seek re-election next year , a surprise development that comes just as Baltimore is preparing for the racially charged trials of six police officers charged in the death of a 25-year-old black man, Freddie Gray. Ms. Rawlings-Blake, 45 who would have faced intense competition in her bid for a second term made the announcement to reporters in her ceremonial conference room at City Hall here. Her decision comes one day after a judge...
  • Public University Pays $3,500 For Hoodies Up Speech From Trayvon Martin Personal Injury Lawyer

    09/10/2015 9:06:52 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/07/2015 | Eric Owens 09/07/2015
    Close to four years after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, and over two years after Zimmerman was acquitted in a criminal trial, an attorney for Martins family is still cashing in on the case with speaking engagements. Later this week, on Sept. 10, attorney Jasmine Rand will deliver a lecture entitled I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up at the taxpayer-funded University of Georgia, reports The College Fix. Rand will receive $3,500 for her speech, a school spokeswoman indicated. The personal injury lawyer appears to have a standard Hoodies Up spiel that involves the use of the media to...
  • Freddie Gray settlement 'obscene,' police union chief says ($6.4 million settlement to his family)

    09/10/2015 6:00:09 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    USA Today ^ | 9/9/2015 | USA Today John Bacon
    <p>A $6.4 million settlement for the family of Freddie Gray was formally approved Wednesday by a Baltimore financial board despite complaints from the police union president that the deal was "obscene."</p> <p>Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the city's Board of Estimates unanimously approved the deal.</p>
  • Source: $6.4M settlement in Freddie Gray case

    09/08/2015 8:56:34 AM PDT · by gorush · 12 replies
    Channel 3000 (CNN) ^ | Sep 08 2015 | Miguel Marquez and Jason Hanna CNN
    A proposed $6.4 million settlement in the death of Freddie Gray would "resolve all civil claims related to the city of Baltimore, the Baltimore Police Department, individual Baltimore police officers, and any other persons or institutions who might be deemed responsible for the death of Mr. Gray," the city said in a news release Tuesday. The city's law department will submit the proposal to the city's Board of Estimates on Wednesday, the city said.
  • Baltimore to pay Freddie Gray's family $6.4 million to settle civil claims

    09/08/2015 9:48:05 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 50 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 09/08/2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    The Rawlings-Blake administration plans to pay Freddie Gray's family $6.4 million as a settlement for civil claims in his arrest and death an extraordinary payment in a lawsuit against city police. The settlement which is expected to be approved at Wednesday's meeting of the city's spending panel will be paid out over two years, according to the mayor's office. The five-member board is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The payment is larger than the total of more than 120 other lawsuits brought against the police department for alleged brutality and misconduct since 2011. Gray, 25, died in...
  • SHOCK! Baltimore to pay Freddie Gray's parents $6.4M; They haven't even paid the businesses yet!

    09/08/2015 9:07:06 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 36 replies ^ | 9/8/2015 | Wayne Dupree
    What type of farganargle BS is this? According to the Baltimore Sun, the city of Baltimore has reached a $6.4 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by the family of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man black man who died in April after suffering a neck injury while in police custody. The settlement is expected to be approved Wednesday at a meeting of the city's Board of Estimates, which oversees city spending, the mayor's office said. "The proposed settlement agreement going before the Board of Estimates should not be interpreted as a judgment on the guilt or innocence of the officers...
  • City says it has reached $6.4M wrongful death settlement with family of Freddie Gray

    09/08/2015 8:23:34 AM PDT · by dware · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.08.2015 | AP via Fox News
    BALTIMORE The city of Baltimore says it has reached a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray. Gray died in April after he suffered a critical spine injury while he was in police custody. Six Baltimore police officers face criminal charges stemming from Gray's death. Gray, who was black, was critically injured April 12 in the back of a prisoner transport van after he was arrested.
  • Poll: 54 Percent of Black Voters Believe There's a 'War on Police'

    09/07/2015 1:26:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | September 7, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    A disturbing trend in recent weeks has convinced Americans that an all-out assault is being waged on our men and women in uniform. From a gas station murder in Houston, to a shooting ambush in New York City and a slaying in Illinois, police officers across the country are afraid to do their jobs because it is apparent that the people they pledged to protect are turning on them.The majority of Americans are not blind to the new dangers police face. A Rasmussen Reports survey reveals that 58 percent would agree a war on police is being waged in the...
  • Black Lives Matter Supporter Arrested for Kill All the White People Tweet

    09/03/2015 3:17:19 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 53 replies ^ | 3 Sep 2015 | Jerome Hudson
    Maryland resident Carlos Anthony Hollins has been arrested and charged for allegedly issuing deadly threats against La Plata residents via his personal Twitter account. IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE ! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LAPLATA. #BLACKLIVESMATTER, Hollins now-suspended Twitter account read.
  • Former Clinton Aide Bryan Pagliano Plans to Plead the 5th to Benghazi Committee Questions

    09/03/2015 12:30:10 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    ABC news ^ | Sep 3, 2015 | BENJAMIN SIEGEL AND LIZ KREUTZ
    Facing a congressional subpoena, a former State Department staffer connected to Hillary Clinton's private email server has decided to invoke his Fifth Amendment right. Attorneys for Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department staffer who received a subpoena to testify and provide documents to the House Select Committee, wrote the committee notifying Committee chairman, Trey Gowdy that Pagliano would plead the fifth. Gowdy wants Pagliano to appear before the Benghazi Committee to provide documents related to the servers or systems operated and owned by Clinton. Mr. Paglianos legal counsel told the committee on Tuesday that he would plead the 5th to...

    09/02/2015 7:04:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's De Blasio Time. Radical leftist pro-crime mayor who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime president who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime media which decided to wage war on cops. Now murders are mysteriously rising for reasons they can't explain. It must be Global Warming. Or car insurance rates. Or maybe squirrels. I bet it's the squirrels causing all the murders. Now let's run another #BlackLivesMatter puff piece and more pro-crime propaganda about freeing drug dealers. Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few...
  • Freddie Gray Hearings Start Wednesday; Demonstrations Planned

    09/01/2015 5:53:25 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 34 replies
    baltimoremagazine ^ | September 01, 2015 | Ron Cassie.
    SEPTEMBER 2, 2015: HEARING ON MOTIONS -Motion to disqualify Marilyn Mosby (Baltimore City States Attorney) from prosecuting/trying the case based on alleged conflict of interest. -Motion seeking a special prosecutor whose sole responsibility will be to prosecute/try this case in court. -Motion to seal and/or disclose various documents and other evidence. -Motion to dismiss one or more of the charges against one or more of the defendants on various grounds. -Motion to have separate trials as opposed to a single consolidated trial against all six defendants at the same time.
  • Police should NOT prosecute people who shoplift from large stores

    09/01/2015 10:02:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 76 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/1/15 | Doug Book
    An administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has suggested that police stop making arrests for shoplifting at large stores. They have insurance, lots of money, so lets think safety first and let the thieves do their thing!!! The gentleman responsible for this remarkable flash of genius is UW-Madison Director of Community Relations, Everett Mitchell. I dont think [with] Target or all them other places, them big box stores that have insurance, they should be using justification, the fact that people steal from there as justification to start engaging in aggressive police practices, right? Uh, yes. What he said. Unwilling to...
  • 11 TV Hill: Mosby reflects on first year in office [VIDEO]

    08/30/2015 12:00:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies ^ | 08/30/2015 | Marilyn Mosby
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