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  • 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 · 17 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 · 2 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 won’t “fail upward” and be Maryland’s 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 don’t 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 it’s 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 Gray’s death says he’s 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 Channel’s “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 won’t 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 isn’t running for re-election. I wonder if #blacklivesmatter thugs will start to riot and claim it’s the white man’s fault that Rawlings-Blake isn’t 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. That’s quite an accomplishment when the mayor’s list includes dimwits like Martin O’Malley. Failed Baltimore racist mayor won’t seek...
  • ‘Mayor Safe Space For Rioters doesn’t 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 city’s future, not my own,” she said at a Friday news conference. Perhaps she should have been focused on her city’s future when she decided to give rioters “space to destroy” Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody in April. “I’m 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.
  • Baltimore’s Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Won’t 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 Martin’s 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. Pagliano’s 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 State’s 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 let’s 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 don’t 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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  • StingRay surveillance prompts Baltimore attorneys to review nearly 2,000 cases

    08/29/2015 8:58:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Andrew Blake
    Attorneys in Baltimore are reviewing hundreds of convictions after an investigation revealed that police there have secretly used cell phone surveillance tools in nearly 2,000 criminal cases. Following a report in USA Today that exposed the extent of the Baltimore Police Department’s use of cell-tracking technology to locate suspects sought in connection with low-level crimes, lawyers in the city’s public defender office now tell the paper they plan to ask the court to toss out “a large number” of convictions.
  • Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

    08/29/2015 6:08:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Aug 28, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops Lana Shadwick 28 Aug 2015 Members of the #FYF911 or #FukYoFlag and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to “turn the tide” and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America. One of the F***YoFlag organizers is called “Sunshine.” She has a radio blog show hosted from Texas called, “Sunshine’s F***ing Opinion Radio Show.” A snapshot of her #FYF911 @LOLatWhiteFear Twitter page at...
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • Three [black] gang members charged with brutally raping [black] girl, 16, and murdering her

    08/24/2015 2:29:26 PM PDT · by grundle · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2015 | Charlene Adams
    The body of Arnesha Bowers, 16 (pictured) was found burned along with the Baltimore home where she lived with her mother; she was raped and strangled to death Adonay Dixon, 23, was indicted Tuesday on first-degree murder, first-degree rape, arson, kidnapping, and other charges stemming from Bowers' death. John Childs, 20, was also indicted Tuesday on first-degree murder, first-degree rape, arson, kidnapping, and other charges stemming from Bowers' death. Raeshawn Rivers, 14, faces the same charges and is being tried as an adult in the case Three men have been indicted in the brutal sexual assault and slaying of...
  • How Black Skin Privilege Destroyed Baltimore… and a city near you.

    08/24/2015 11:13:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies ^ | August 24, 2015 | John Perazzo
    Editor's note: Below is the fifth article in the FrontPage series "Black Skin Privilege," based on the Freedom Center pamphlet "Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream" by David Horowitz and John Perazzo. (Click the following for Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV). You've probably never heard of Arnesha Bowers—a beautiful, kind-hearted, 16-year-old African-American girl who was lowered into her grave a few weeks ago. She lost her life at the hands of three sadistic beasts who broke into her home in northeast Baltimore, dragged her into the basement, raped her, strangled her to death with an...
  • Digging into Northeast neglect

    08/22/2015 8:05:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Baltimore Sun
    It may have escaped the attention of Baltimoreans but things have gotten a little testy in the New York-New Jersey area in recent weeks over the state of century-old rail tunnels running under the Hudson River. The deteriorating condition of the tunnels is threatening Amtrak and other rail service, but how to pay for a $14 billion-plus replacement has proven a challenge. Unfortunately, that's not just a problem for New York City but for Baltimore and other stops along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, the nation's most heavily traveled railway handling more than 750,000 passengers a day. The stations in Baltimore and...
  • Baltimore marks 211 homicides; mayor takes aim at gun control

    08/22/2015 5:51:21 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 59 replies
    BALTIMORE —Amid an unrelenting streak of violence, Baltimore's mayor said current gun laws miss the mark. The number of homicides in Baltimore reached 211 on Wednesday, matching the number for all of last year. The 211th homicide was recorded when police found the body of a man who was shot in a vacant house in the Penn-North neighborhood of west Baltimore, the same area hit by riots in April. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's political career may depend on getting the violence under control. She gave credit Wednesday to city police officers because arrests are back up to a normal pace. She...
  • Former NFL cheerleader sentenced to probation for rape

    08/22/2015 12:40:47 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/21/15
    GEORGETOWN, Del. – Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced Friday to two years of probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware. The 48-year-old collapsed to her knees in the courtroom after she was sentenced and wept as she apologized. Shattuck, who received a suspended 15-year prison sentence, must report every other weekend to a probation center in Delaware, register as a sex offender and continue therapy. The teen's parents said Shattuck stole their son's innocence and urged the judge to send her to prison to send a message to...
  • Failed Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Blames Others For Her City’s Violence

    08/21/2015 2:13:18 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | August 21, 2015 | Bob Owens
    Failed people all have one thing in common, and that’s an inability to accept responsibility. After a stunning 211 homicides in “Charm City” so far this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake—who so ineptly led the city during the Freddie Gray riots and who alienated her own police department—is now attempting to blame her city’s violence on, well, everywhere else.
  • Congressional Democrats probe group that revealed Planned Parenthood videos

    08/21/2015 9:49:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/21/2015 | By Cheryl Wetzstein and Stephen Dinan
    Congressional Democrats have opened their own investigation into the Planned Parenthood videos — but into the group that took the footage in which officials haggle over the prices of organs and discuss keeping a baby alive so his brain can be harvested. The Center for Medical Progress may have broken federal laws in setting up a false-front company to secretly record Planned Parenthood employees talking about these and other practices, the Democrats say. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also said it’s possible some of his colleagues in Congress knew about...
  • Baltimore surpasses New York City in homicides for the year

    08/20/2015 3:53:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2015 6:04 PM EDT
    Baltimore has had more killings than New York City this year, and its homicide rate per 100,000 people is greater than New York’s and Chicago’s. Baltimore has had 212 killings this year. New York has had 208, despite a vast population disparity. New York has 8.2 million residents, while Baltimore has 622,000. …
  • Examining post-unrest violent crime in Baltimore

    08/18/2015 7:57:25 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 10 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Adam Marton
    Violent crime in Baltimore has spiked since the April unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s death. Homicides are up 60% and shootings are up 105% year-over-year and the crimes follow predictable trends. Violence is concentrated in neighborhoods that are predominantly African American, and have high rates of poverty and unemployment; other areas remain largely unscathed. The maps below explore the spate of shootings and homicides that have occurred since April.
  • #BlackLivesMatter Activist to CNN: ‘All Lives Matter’ Is a ‘Violent Statement’

    08/18/2015 4:57:08 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/18/2015
    A #BlackLivesMatter activist appearing on CNN told host Wolf Blitzer that saying “all lives matter” is actually a “violent statement.” Activist Julius Jones was invited on to discuss the protest movement’s contentious meeting with Hillary Clinton. “Black lives are actively under attack, and we are in a terrible war with our own country. African-Americans are Americans and we’re not treated like that, we’re not treated as if black lives matter.” “And when people say ‘all lives matter,’ it’s a violent statement, because the only time that people say ‘all lives matter’ is in opposition to ‘black lives matter,’ and it’s...
  • What have we wrought?

    08/16/2015 4:17:35 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 8/16/2015 | John Velisek USN (Ret),
    I have read numerous comments online and in the press about how Obama, New York Mayor Bill Deblasio and race baiter Al Sharpton are to blame for the protests and the shooting of two NYPD officers. We are told that the shooter was empowered by what had happened to “gentle giant” Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City. A few facts first: 1. Bassem al-Masri, a Palestinian terrorist who had been to the White House as an advisor, has taken control of the local mobs. 2. In New York, the protests-those that have been violent-have been...
  • Where's the Republican candidate for mayor? [of B-more]

    08/16/2015 3:30:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/15/15 | Dan Rodricks
    Another email arrived the other day from a citizen who blames Democrats for everything bad about Baltimore — for the poverty and the potholes, the homicides and homelessness, the high property taxes and the trash in the Inner Harbor. These assertions have been arriving in a moderate flow since the April riot, framed between harsh criticism of Baltimore's Democratic mayor and soaring praise for Maryland's Republican governor who "saved the city."The most recent email came from an "interested friend" — few writers of these letters sign their names — who declared: "Democrats have had Baltimore in its grip for 50...
  • Matt Barkley, Tim Tebow due to play most in Eagles' preseason opener (Sunday Aug 16)

    08/15/2015 6:22:35 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2015, 3:01 AM | LES BOWEN
    MARK SANCHEZ will get the start tomorrow in the preseason opener against the Colts, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly cautioned that Sanchez probably will take only a handful of snaps. The bulk of the quarterbacking will be done by Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow, who would seem to be fighting for a single roster spot as the Eagles' third QB. "I want to see what happens with those guys," Kelly said.
  • A Freeper goes to BronyCon.

    08/14/2015 6:18:38 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 216 replies
    8/14/2015 | CtBigPat
    So I got caught up in the My Little Pony craze (I'll just watch one episode, see what all these people are talking about..), joined the Boston Bronies meetup group and last weekend drove to Baltimare, MD(sorry, bad horse puns are required!) for BronyCon 2015, the largest MLP convention in the world. Allow me to share with you my observations.
  • Obama: Task force will improve policing with 'communities of color' [Nationalize the Police]

    08/15/2015 11:18:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/15 | Barbara Boland
    President Obama discussed initiatives he's put in place to change the tense dynamic between "many communities of color" and the police on the one year anniversary of teenager Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo. "I convened a task force on community policing to find commonsense steps that can help us drive down crime and build up trust and cooperation between communities and police, who put their lives on the line every single day to help keep us safe. And I've met personally with rank and file officers to hear their ideas," said Obama in his weekly address. Obama said that...
  • The Biggest Idiots in Politics: The #Blacklivesmatter Protesters

    08/15/2015 4:20:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | August 15, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Nobody is working harder to ensure that black Americans die violently than the #Blacklivesmatter protesters. Not the KKK. Not the Aryan Nation. Not the American Nazi Party. In fact, if those groups were smart (and being a part of one of those groups is de facto proof that theyÂ’re not), then theyÂ’d be doing everything they can to fund the #blacklivesmatter crowd. Why? Well, first of all, despite the name, the group doesnÂ’t care about most #blacklives. On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted PER DAY in the United States. Many of those innocents are slaughtered via Planned Parenthood, an...
  • There's a new university law school course named after Freddie Gray — here's the class description

    08/12/2015 7:57:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/12/2015 | Peter Jacobs
    The University of Maryland law school will offer a course this upcoming semester on the arrest and resulting death of Freddie Gray, a black Baltimore resident whose death led to protests and unrest across the city. Forty UMD students are enrolled in the course — called "Freddie Gray's Baltimore: Past, Present, and Moving Forward" — which will run for eight classes and be taught by law professors, as well as city officials. The law school announced the course Tuesday, and it already appears to have filled up. Gray's death and the following unrest in Baltimore, the course's description states, "have...
  • Baltimore’s Choice and America’s

    08/12/2015 11:48:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 12, 2015 | Judy Russell
    In January 2015, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act, designed to make vouchers more widely available to the poor so they can go to private or charter schools. “This pilot program would cost $10 million, and we’ve already paid for it,” said the Republican senator, “For those states that already have options, we are not dictating or mandating anything on any state, we are saying, here is another weapon in your arsenal to help those kids who are especially vulnerable to not seeing their full potential realized.”...
  • Man shot, killed ... in northeast Baltimore; Shooting marks city's 200th homicide of 2015

    08/11/2015 1:55:40 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 32 replies
    WBAL TV 11 ^ | 11 August 2015 | Barry Simms
    Officers were called around 4:45 p.m. to the 2700 block of The Alameda near Kennedy Avenue on reports of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds to his upper body. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene. "I heard three shots, and then I heard police running, and they all went in the alley," said Maxine Isabelle, a resident who lives across the street from the shooting scene. "It was so close to home now. You hear about it but not right here. That could have been my alley, not that alley over there....