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  • Montgomery County becomes first US county to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles

    11/08/2019 6:54:34 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    WTOP ^ | 11 08 2019 | Neal Augenstein
    Montgomery County becomes first US county to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles Maryland’s Montgomery County is the first county in the United States to pass legislation banning discrimination based upon a person’s natural hairstyle. The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously for the bill that prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, taxi service and other public accommodations. A person who is discriminated against can seek a civil penalty of up to $5,000 through the county’s Office of Human Rights. “It will expand the definition of race to include natural hairstyles, like Afros, twists, Bantu knots, and protective hair styles like braids,...
  • Kweisi Mfume Touts Credentials, Talks About What Led Him To Run To Succeed Cummings

    11/06/2019 3:22:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    WBAL ^ | 11/06/19 | Tyler Waldman
    Former Rep. Kweisi Mfume said Wednesday he would be a "champion" for the district he once represented if elected to represent it again. Mfume, the former 7th District congressman, is running to succeed the man who succeeded him, Elijah Cummings. He spoke Wednesday to C4. Mfume, who left office to lead the NAACP out of a path to financial ruin, touted his credentials as "somebody at the very least who is proven, tested, trusted and most of all ready to go to work on day one." Mfume talked about his beliefs on health care, violent crime, affordable college and spurring...
  • Maryland county exec bans police station from displaying 'divisive' 'thin blue line' flag

    11/03/2019 5:06:12 AM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 43 replies
    Fox5DC ^ | 11/2/2019 | Fox5DC
    GERMANTOWN, Md. - A county executive in Maryland has banned a police station from displaying a wooden “thin blue line” flag that was a gift from a local resident. "The flag provides a symbol of support to some but it is a symbol of dismissiveness to others,” Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said in a note. “Because it is divisive, the flag will not be posted at the 5th District nor in any public space within the Police Department."
  • Trump’s presidency was rotten from the start. It’s time we cleanse the White House.

    10/12/2019 6:31:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2019 | Donna F. Edwards
    The House is on fire. And with each passing day, Donald Trump defiles the office of the president. If only past defrocked presidents could provide a roadmap for this firestorm. Andrew Johnson fought impeachment vigorously and survived removal, but never won reelection. Richard Nixon got in the way of justice, but eventually bowed to the rule of law, accepting his asterisk in the annals of history and resigning before certain removal. Bill Clinton expressed contrition, went on to complete his presidency with high approval ratings and has remained a popular former president. If you care about democracy, the rule of...
  • Wire Fraud Charge Prompts MD Lawnaker Tawanna Gaines To Resign

    10/11/2019 9:25:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Bowie, MD Patch ^ | October 8, 2019 | Kristin Danley-Greiner
    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD — Maryland state lawmaker Tawanna Gaines, a Democrat from Prince George's County, has abruptly resigned after being suspected of using money she raised for her reelection campaign for personal use. She submitted her resignation to House Speaker Adrienne Jones on Friday, Oct. 4. She now faces a federal wire fraud charge. Gaines, 67, has served in the Maryland House of Delegates since 2001 and, according to the AP, defrauded her campaign and its contributors of more than $22,000 from at least January 2015 through April 2018. "After much thought and consideration, I have decided to submit...
  • Seventh illegal immigrant accused of sex crimes in Maryland county since July 25

    09/01/2019 5:54:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/31/2019 | Sam Dorman
    A Honduran national in the United States illegally has been accused of raping his 15-year-old stepdaughter in suburban Maryland, the seventh such case in the area over the past five weeks. Emilio Carrasco-Hernandez, 37, is charged with second-degree rape, sex abuse of a minor, third-degree sex offense and fourth-degree sex offense, according to WJLA. The alleged victim spoke to Montgomery County police and claimed that her stepfather sexually assaulted her multiple times between Aug. 16 and Aug. 25. She alleged that she was unable to use the bathroom after one of the assaults because it was “very painful” and left...
  • [Last Year]Maryland’s ‘Red Flag’ Law Turns Deadly: Officer Kills Man Who Refused To Turn In Gun

    08/15/2019 10:36:44 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 31 replies
    CBS WJZ TV 13 Baltimore (Ann Arundel news) ^ | November 05, 2018 | CBS WJZ TV 13 Baltimore (Ann Arundel news)
    <p>FERNADALE, Md. (WJZ) — A 61-year-old man is dead after he was shot by an officer trying to enforce Maryland’s new ‘red flag’ law in Ferndale Monday morning.</p> <p>Anne Arundel County Police confirmed the police-involved shooting happened in the 100 block of Linwood Avenue around 5:17 a.m.</p>
  • Stepping up feud, Trump assails Cummings as ‘racist’

    07/28/2019 1:48:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 28, 2019 | Zeke Miller and Hope Yen
    Upping a feud with an influential black lawmaker, President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed Rep. Elijah Cummings as a “racist” over the “rodent-infested mess” in his district while White House aides sought to downplay his comments as frustration over Democrats’ unrelenting investigations. In a series of tweets, Trump insisted that his comments Saturday referring to Cummings’ majority-black district as a disgusting mess where “no human being would want to live” were not racist. On the contrary, Trump argued, “if racist Elijah Cummings would focus more of his energy on helping the good people of his district, and Baltimore itself, perhaps...
  • Maryland's Christian Founding: What Happened Since Then? (the Freak State)

    07/02/2019 10:54:24 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 21, 2019 | Bill Federer
    On June 20, 1632, King Charles I of England granted a charter for the Colony of Maryland, named for his CATHOLIC wife, Queen Henrietta Maria, stating: "Charles, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith ... Whereas our well beloved ... subject Cecilius Calvert, Baron of Baltimore, in our Kingdom of Ireland ... being animated with a laudable, and pious zeal for extending the CHRISTIAN RELIGION ... hath humbly besought leave of us that he may transport, by his own ... expense, a numerous colony of the English Nation, to certain ......
  • Christian Charter School Kicked Out of Voucher Program for Biblical Views on Sexuality

    06/27/2019 2:55:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 27, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC Senior Writers
    Don’t say America wasn’t warned. During the oral arguments for same-sex marriage in 2015, a question came up about the fallout for Christian education. Asked if religious schools could be punished for holding a natural view of marriage, U.S. Solicitor Donald Verrilli was surprisingly honest. ” … [I]t’s certainly going to be an issue. I don’t deny that, Justice Alito. It is going to be an issue.” Four years later, that prophecy is coming to pass. Out in Maryland, a Christian charter school was told by state officials that it can’t participate in the voucher program anymore because of its...
  • Maryland Released MS-13 Illegal Aliens Accused of a Brutal Murder

    05/22/2019 6:55:44 AM PDT · by Shane · 34 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 5/22/19 | Washington Times
    Two teens arrested last week on charges stemming from a horrific murder in Maryland were supposed to be deported last year, but Prince George’s police refused to turn them over to ICE, the immigration agency said Tuesday. Authorities say the teens, Josue Rafael Fuentes-Ponce, 16, and Joel Ernesto Escobar, 17, feared being ratted out for an April robbery so they and an accomplice made a 14-year-old suspected snitch strip, then beat her with a baseball bat and chopped her with a machete. The girl’s body was found in a creek earlier this month. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in a...
  • Baltimore struggling with soaring crime, drugs and inept political leaders

    05/01/2019 5:23:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 01 2019 | Barnini Chakraborty
    BALTIMORE -- Juan Grant, who led protests across Baltimore demanding answers after the arrest and in-custody death of his best friend Freddie Gray in 2015, was shot dead on Saturday while driving to his grandmother's house in west Baltimore. The 33-year-old's murder came on the fourth anniversary of Gray's funeral and the citywide riots that highlighted the frustration and distrust with the police department and the deep divide that exists to this day in Maryland's largest city. A day after Grant's death, another gunman in the city's western district fired into a crowd of people enjoying an afternoon cookout, killing...
  • Baltimore’s Population Continues To Drop

    04/22/2019 8:48:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/22/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The decennial census doesn’t take place until next year, but there are annual population surveys being conducted every year around the country. The news from 2018 wasn’t particularly good for Baltimore, Maryland, however. Once again, rather than demonstrating any sort of growth, Charm City actually decreased in population and the losses were felt across virtually all demographic and economic lines. This is particularly distressing when you consider that Baltimore was once the nation’s sixth largest city. (NY Post) New annual estimates from the US Census Bureau show that Baltimore is continuing to shed inhabitants, bringing the overall population of...
  • Frederick man knowingly transferred HIV to women he met on dating apps, police say

    04/16/2019 9:03:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    FOX 5 DC ^ | April 6, 2019 | FOX 5 DC
    FREDERICK, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - A Maryland man was knowingly transferring HIV to women he met on dating apps, according to officials. The Frederick Police Department said 34-year-old Rudolph Smith, of Frederick, was taken into custody on Monday after a 21-month long investigation. Authorities said they received a tip that Smith was actively having sexual relations with multiple women knowing that he was HIV positive.
  • Gov. Hogan: Park Service does ‘terrible job’ with BW Parkway

    03/19/2019 5:03:58 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 25 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | March 18, 2019 11:26 pm | Rob Woodfork
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan pulled no punches Monday when commenting on the infamous pothole problem that plagues the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel, once again raising the idea that the state should take over maintenance of the federal parkway. Hogan told FOX 5 that though the park service does well with parks, it does a “terrible job” of maintaining the B.W. Parkway, which has seen no substantive efforts to repair the cratered road surface because, as the Park Service said last week, “financial needs far outweigh available funding.” “We want to improve the capacity all the way from Washington to...
  • Former Maryland Permit Review Board Member Physically Dragged from Hearing ~ VIDEO

    03/17/2019 6:40:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On  8 March, 2019, joint hearings were being held on SB1000, a bill that would effectively abolish the appeals process to the Maryland Handgun Permit Review Board (HPRB). The sponsors of SB1000 are all Democrats. A former member of the HPRB wished to testify about claimed inaccuracies about the Board that was printed in a Baltimore Sun editorial. The joint committee only allowed one minute for comments. It was not enough for Shari Judah to finish her comments. She refused to give up the microphone when asked to do so. From Today in the joint hearings in Annapolis, former...
  • 'I want him dead': Suspect shot man at Baltimore hospital after 'intimate relationship'

    02/06/2019 6:36:08 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 34 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/5/19 | Kevin Rector, Meredith Cohn and Lillian Reed
    Full Title: 'I want him dead': Suspect shot man at Baltimore hospital after 'intimate relationship' ended, police say 26-year-old Baltimore man arrested in Monday’s shooting of a University of Maryland School of Medicine employee outside a hospital ambulance bay had been in a relationship with the victim and quickly confessed to the shooting after he was arrested fleeing the scene, according to Baltimore Police.
  • Thief steals former Maryland Sen. Mikulski's famed footstool, employee reports

    02/02/2019 6:45:47 PM PST · by simpson96 · 51 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Lillian Reed
    At 4 feet 11, former U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski almost stood a little shorter this week after a thief stole her famous footstool out of a car in Hampden. Mikulski’s signature footstool, which she uses for speaking engagements, was stolen out of an employee’s car on Falls Road in Hampden, according to an internet post from the employee Monday. The employee posted the story to the social media platform Nextdoor asking neighbors for help after a thief broke into her car and stole a bag containing the collapsible stool. She believed the thief mistook the bag for a purse and...
  • Baltimore prosecutor files petition to erase pot convictions [Mosby]

    01/31/2019 3:16:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 31, 2019 | David McFadden
    Baltimore’s top prosecutor has filed a rarely used legal petition intended to vacate 3,778 convictions for possession of marijuana, arguing an extraordinary legal strategy is necessary to “right an extraordinary wrong.” In a highly unusual “Maryland v. Maryland” filing in state court, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby used a petition called “writ of error coram nobis” that allows a court to reopen cases when substantial error is found that wasn’t apparent in initial judgments. The petition, if granted, could wipe out thousands of pot possession convictions. Mosby’s arguments are based on what she paints as an opportunity to achieve retroactive justice...
  • President Trump has been disinvited for State of the Union’s now cancelled

    01/16/2019 11:19:25 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 418 replies
    Rep. Steny Hoyer just told NBC News that Pres. Trump has been “disinvited” from making the state of the union address. Jake Tapper@ House Majority @LeaderHoyer: “The State of the Union is off.”