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  • Freddie Gray Hearings Start Wednesday; Demonstrations Planned

    09/01/2015 5:53:25 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 32 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
    WBALTV.com ^ | 08/30/2015 | Marilyn Mosby
    Click image to watch video on WBALTV.com.
  • 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 · 64 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
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | 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
    Philly.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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....
  • Black Lives Matter Way Too Much

    08/11/2015 8:09:33 AM PDT · by IChing · 53 replies
    Misadventures in Diversity ^ | 8/10/15 | Donald Joy
    A black criminal resists or attacks a white cop or a mostly non-black watchman, and dies as a result, and the whole country spins wildly into paroxysms of hysteria. Orgies of non-stop rioting and looting commence. Police departments and municipal governments enact emergency measures, costing taxpayers millions upon millions of dollars. Lawyers, politicians, and officials hustle to the microphones. Reporters, analysts, and pundits go into hyper-drive. Businesses burn to the ground. Entire city blocks explode in flames and mayhem and murder. The federal government doles out mountains of cash for leftist community agitators to go in and egg on the...
  • Despite Unrest, Blacks Do Not Feel More Mistreated by Police

    08/10/2015 10:49:20 AM PDT · by thetroyster67 · 9 replies
    gallup.com ^ | 08/10/2015 | thetroyster67
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Despite the significant public attention on confrontations between black citizens and police in Missouri, Maryland and New York over the past year, blacks in 2015 express virtually the same opinions about being mistreated by police as they did in 2013. This year, 18% of adult blacks say there has been an occasion the last 30 days when they personally felt they were treated unfairly in dealings with police, which is virtually the same as the 17% recorded in 2013. This is down from as high as 25% in 2004.
  • Bombshell dropped in Freddie Gray investigation: Deceased had a history of faking injuries

    08/08/2015 5:36:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    America Thinker ^ | 08/08/2015 | Rick Moran
    Defense attorneys for the six police officers accused of killing Freddie Gray in Baltimore earlier this summer have filed a motion claiming that prosecutors tried to steer the investigation away from Gray's history of faking injuries while in law enforcement settings in order to collect settlements. From Baltimore Sun: The defense attorneys said in a court motion Thursday that Assistant State's Attorney Janice Bledsoe told police investigators working the case in its early stages not to "do the defense attorneys' jobs for them" by pursuing information they had about such schemes and evidence that Gray "intentionally injured himself at the...
  • FEDERAL AGENTS JOINING BALTIMORE POLICE TO COMBAT MURDER SPIKE

    08/08/2015 7:27:02 AM PDT · by Bigg Red · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 3, 2015 | Lee Stanahan
    In the wake of an unprecented murder spike, the Baltimore police announced Sunday that ten federal agents from a variety of agencies plus another twenty agents from the ATF will he embedded with the homicide unit “effective tomorrow.” ~snip~ The move to put federal agents into place in Baltimore also comes on the heels of a March President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing report touted by President Obama. That report called for more federal involvement with police agencies, with the president saying, “The moment is now for us to make these changes.”
  • ... prosecutor steered police away from evidence Freddie Gray had history of 'crash for cash' ...

    08/07/2015 12:35:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 6, 2015 | Kevin Rector
    Complete Headline: Defense says prosecutor steered police away from evidence Freddie Gray had history of 'crash for cash' schemes The police detectives who investigated the death of Freddie Gray were told that he had a history of participating in "crash-for-cash" schemes — injuring himself in law enforcement settings to collect settlements — but were advised by a state prosecutor not to pursue the information, according to defense attorneys for the six officers charged in Gray's arrest and death. The defense attorneys said in a court motion Thursday that Assistant State's Attorney Janice Bledsoe told police investigators working the case in...
  • Baltimore Police Solving Disturbingly Low Number Of The City’s Murders

    08/05/2015 1:38:42 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 24 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 5 Aug 2015 | Derek Valcourt
    Hundreds upon hundreds of shootings and murders, and the mayor tells WJZ it’s all happening at the hands of a small group of violent criminals. “We are working very hard to not just identify those individuals, but to build cases against them so we can extract them from the streets,” Mayor Rawlings-Blake said. As of Tuesday morning, there have been 192 murders in Baltimore. Police tell WJZ their clearance rate on murder cases is about 33 percent, or, a third. Baltimore police declined to tell WJZ how many open cases each homicide detective is currently working. In fact, they even...
  • City at War: Federal agents to embed with Baltimore homicide cops to quell unprecedented violence

    08/04/2015 12:23:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/04/2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Ten federal agents will join the Baltimore police homicide unit, commanders announced Sunday, after the city followed its deadliest month in decades with a night in which 10 people were shot — seven of them in one incident. Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the addition of the special agents from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service represent a "flipping of the script of sorts." "That's a bit unusual because local police departments — and Baltimore is no different — historically send detectives...
  • Why Baltimore house prices are plunging

    08/04/2015 10:12:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 4, 2015 | by Steve Goldsyein
    At a time when home prices nationally are, if anything, showing signs of being too strong, the picture in Baltimore is the opposite. According to CoreLogic, prices in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metro area were down 8% in the year ending June, the worst showing of the 100 biggest metro areas. Nationally, prices rose 6.5% in the 12 months ending June, CoreLogic says. What’s driven that is a huge rise in foreclosure sales. Foreclosures — known in the business as real estate owned — accounted for 52% of all transactions in Baltimore in May — dwarfing the national average in the low...
  • Feds Deploy Agents to Fight Baltimore's Record Slayings

    08/03/2015 2:57:05 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    ABC News via Good Morning America ^ | 3 Aug 2015 | Meghan Keneally
    Federal agents have joined with Baltimore police as part of a wide-reaching effort to curb the recent violence that one expert says appears to be modeled on Los Angeles’ response to the 1992 riots. The effort, launched today, involves personnel from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Secret Service, with two agents from each agency directly embedding with the Baltimore police department’s homicide unit, acting police commissioner Kevin Davis said Sunday. The collaboration, which Davis dubbed “B-Fed,” comes after two people were fatally shot in Baltimore...
  • Loretta Lynch's Black Panther moment

    08/03/2015 9:09:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2015 | James Longstreet
    Have we come to expect this now of our United States attorneys general? The image is still emblazoned on my mind: those Black Panthers with billy clubs and paramilitary outfits confronting voters at a voting station. Video, proof, and no action from then-attorney general Eric Holder. Now we have Loretta Lynch, a family friend of Eric Holder and his wife, and also a person who received her big career break from Bill Clinton. Eric Holder, who was held in contempt of Congress, who sued states that attempted to enforce purposely unenforced federal law, never provided all Fast and Furious documents...
  • Federal agents to embed with Baltimore homicide cops (federalization of police begins)

    08/03/2015 9:21:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/03/15 | Colin Campbell
    Following the recent spike in violent crime, Baltimore's Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced at a press conference Sunday morning the establishment of BFED, where federal agents from FBI, ATF, DEA and other agencies will be embedded in the Baltimore homicide unit. (Colin Campbell/Baltimore Sun video
  • An AP report on the murders and freefall of Baltimore translated by a former street cop

    08/03/2015 8:51:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/3/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Under the crushing weight of incompetent Black Democrats, Baltimore has slipped into a cesspool of crime not seen since the early 1970s. Baltimore has no hope of pulling out of its descent into a modern day Dodge City unless it changes its leadership; but that is simply not going to happen. Baltimore is supposed to be the Black, Democrat “shinning City on the hill” that proves a modern American city can be run on hatred for the police. The thugocrocy that rules Baltimore can never/will never admit its incompetence and step aside to save the city. Since Baltimore’s spring offensive...
  • Loretta Lynch Embeds Federal Agents In Baltimore To Help Control Embarrassment of Growing Crisis…

    08/03/2015 7:59:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | sundance
    BALTIMORE – After 10 people were shot — seven of them in one incident — overnight in Baltimore following the city’s most violent month in decades, police announced Sunday that 10 federal agents will embed with the city’s homicide unit for the next two months. The special agents detailed to the city from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service represent a “flipping of the script of sorts,” Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. “That’s a bit unusual because local police departments —...
  • College disciplines student for Facebook comments about Baltimore riot

    08/02/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Reuters
    DALLAS — A Texas Christian University student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said Friday. TCU said Harry Vincent, a 19-year-old sophomore, violated two Student Code of Conduct provisions concerning “infliction of bodily or emotional harm” and “disorderly conduct.” He has seen his campus access restricted by receiving a one-year suspension from extracurricular activities, on-campus living and the use of non-academic facilities such as the cafeteria and recreational center. Among the comments are a Facebook post that reads: “These...
  • 'I'll win the Black AND Hispanic vote': Trump bashes Obama as 'doing absolutely nothing for blacks

    08/02/2015 10:08:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2015 | Staff and Reuters
    * Trump said Sunday that 'black people 'are worse now than just about ever' * Claims Obama has done nothing for low employment rates * Weekend poll showed Trump has his greatest support yet nationally He has a 24.9 percent vote among Republicans, according to poll Days after assuring that he has the support of Hispanic voters, Donald Trump has now claimed that African-American people are also on his side - and that Obama has let them down. In yet another round of bashing the President, the billionaire said Obama has done 'absolutely nothing' for the black community. He gave...
  • Here’s How Many Lives Were Taken in Just 8 Armed Attacks in Gun Free Zones

    08/02/2015 10:03:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Calls for more gun control almost always follow a public crime or terror attack in which the attacker–or attackers–use a gun. Yet many of the most infamous attacks take place in gun free zones–places where law-abiding citizens disarm themselves to comply with the rules while criminals take advantage of disarmed masses and open fire. What follows are just a few of the many examples of shootings in gun free zones that could be listed. There is not one type of firearm that can be blamed–the weapon used was sometimes a handgun, sometimes a rifle, other times a shotgun–nor is there one...
  • Gun used in Garland, Texas attempted terror attack may be from Fast and Furious

    08/02/2015 7:41:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The gun used during the attempted terror attack on the “Draw Muhammad” event in Texas may have been bought from the Arizona store linked to Fast and Furious. Los Angeles Times broke the news yesterday which also included the nugget that Nadir Soofi’s purchase was known by the federal government (emphasis mine). Soofi’s attempt to buy a gun caught the attention of authorities, who slapped a seven-day hold on the transaction, according to his Feb. 24, 2010, firearms transaction record, which was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, the hold was lifted after...
  • Baltimore Prosecutor Won't Cooperate With Homicide Panel

    08/01/2015 6:53:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/01/2015 | Associated Press
    A commission established to review homicides in Baltimore has stalled because its leaders say the city's top prosecutor isn't sharing information that's needed for the program to work. The city spent nearly $200,000 last year to launch the Homicide Review Commission. It was meant to bring together elected officials, police leaders, academics, public health officials and others to identify trends that leads to slayings and how best to respond. Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, was tapped to lead the project. He tells The Baltimore Sun (http://tinyurl.com/pehu9nb) that State Attorney Marilyn Mosby's refusal...
  • FEMA urges state to look elsewhere for disaster aid for riot recovery (Baltimore MD)

    08/01/2015 6:16:10 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 13 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 8/1/2015 | Andrea K. McDaniels
    After shooting down the state's request for disaster aid for the second time last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Maryland could recover costs associated with rioting that broke out after the death of Freddie Gray in other ways. Federal government denies disaster Baltimore riot aid again Federal government denies disaster Baltimore riot aid again The state and city have unspent money from two other FEMA programs that could be reprioritized, an agency spokesman said. Under the State Homeland Security Grant Program, the state has $251,049 in fiscal year 2013 funds and $5.9 million in fiscal year 2014 funds...
  • Baltimore’s best mayor evah presides over homicide rate not seen in nearly half a century

    08/01/2015 1:28:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that earlier this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was named President of the US Conference of Mayors for her outstanding work in serving the people of her city and demonstrating innovation in turning things around. As part of that process, she decided to summarily fire Police Commissioner Anthony Batts back in the beginning of July. To say the least, I expressed some reservations about the move, particularly considering that most of the questionable tactics employed by the cops during the Freddy Gray riots were handed down from City Hall. But who am I to second guess...
  • Baltimore’s best mayor evah presides over homicide rate not seen in nearly half a century

    08/01/2015 11:01:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    You may recall that earlier this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was named President of the US Conference of Mayors for her outstanding work in serving the people of her city and demonstrating innovation in turning things around. As part of that process, she decided to summarily fire Police Commissioner Anthony Batts back in the beginning of July. To say the least, I expressed some reservations about the move, particularly considering that most of the questionable tactics employed by the cops during the Freddy Gray riots were handed down from City Hall. But who am I to second guess the...
  • Baltimore Cops’ Attorneys Just Made Two Explosive Claims In Freddie Gray Case

    07/31/2015 8:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 30, 2015 | Chuck Ross, reporter
    The defense attorneys for the six Baltimore cops charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray made two explosive claims in a court motion filed on Thursday. According to The Baltimore Sun, the officers’ attorneys are claiming that the office of Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby has evidence that the 25-year-old Gray had “attempted to injure himself” in police custody prior to his April 12 arrest. They also claim that Mosby had a “private meeting” with the medical examiner who conducted Gray’s autopsy days before the report was released. Mosby’s office has failed to turn that evidence over...
  • Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

    07/31/2015 1:18:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    AP ^ | July 31, 2015 | JULIET LINDERMAN
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 43 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. The 43rd recorded homicide was Jermaine Miller, 18, who was shot in the head just before noon the day before.
  • Freddie Gray's Previous Attempt To Injure Himself In Previous Arrest Withheld From Defense

    07/31/2015 8:57:29 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 25 replies
    http://www.baltimoresun.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Kevin Rector and Alison Knezevich
    Prosecutors have information indicating that Freddie Gray "attempted to injure himself" during a previous arrest, but have intentionally withheld it from their criminal case against the six Baltimore police officers charged in Gray's apprehension and death in April, the officers' attorneys said in a court filing Thursday.. "Based upon information and belief, the State's Attorney's Office was informed of this fact, yet failed to disclose to the Defendants any statements, reports, or other communications relating to this information," they wrote. Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore man with a history of arrests, died in April after suffering a severe spinal cord injury...
  • Feds won't reverse denial of Baltimore riot disaster aid

    07/30/2015 2:29:18 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 27 replies
    WBAL TV 11 ^ | 30 July 2015 | Staff
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has refused to reverse its denial of disaster aid to help Maryland and Baltimore recover millions of dollars in costs stemming from rioting in the city in April, Gov. Larry Hogan's office said Thursday. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said in a letter to the Republican governor Wednesday that after thoroughly reviewing Hogan's appeal, the agency had reaffirmed its June 12 finding that a major disaster declaration is "not appropriate for this event."