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  • Mom, 26, is arrested 'after dumping her helpless baby daughter on the roadside at midnight...

    07/06/2015 9:13:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6 July 2015 | Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Mom, 26, is arrested 'after dumping her helpless baby daughter on the roadside at midnight in a car-seat' A 26-year-old mother whose baby was found abandoned on the side of a Maryland road strapped in her car seat has been charged with child neglect and reckless endangerment, police said. Sandra McClary called police herself at 10am on Sunday to say the baby - who was discovered shortly before midnight on the 900 block of Druid Hill Avenue in Pasadena - was her daughter. McClary also claimed that the baby's father was supposed to have the infant and she...
  • Kansas City will gain from the National Council of La Raza conference (Hillary to speak)

    07/06/2015 12:21:09 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | July 4, 2015
    Immigration reform will be a big topic at the 2015 National Council of La Raza Annual Conference, starting Saturday at Bartle Hall. But the Latino population, like the rest of America, is concerned with so much more than that. In addition to meaningful talks on immigration, focused on permanent solutions, the 10,000 or more convention-goers will brainstorm on voting rights, education, civil rights, health care, workforce development and youth leadership. For four days, the Kansas City event will spotlight issues affecting America’s largest and one of its fastest growing minority groups. Janet Murguia, who has headed La Raza for 10...
  • All Four Democratic Presidential Candidates Support ‘Sanctuary Cities’

    07/05/2015 8:47:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:02 PM 07/05/2015 | Chuck Ross
    All four of the Democratic candidates for president have expressed support for sanctuary cities, a controversial policy that is being blamed for the recent release of a five times-deported illegal alien who allegedly murdered a woman in broad daylight in San Francisco. As a senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, twice made public statements backing sanctuary cities. In 2008, she and two other Democratic candidates, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, voted against an amendment that would block federal funds from going to sanctuary cities. And last year, as governor of...
  • NFL Lineman and Math Genius vs. Average 23-Year-Old

    07/03/2015 10:58:55 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    youtube | 7-1-15 | John Urschel
    John Urschel plays football for the Baltimore Ravens. He's also a published mathematician. How does he stack up against the average millennial?
  • [May 26, 2015] Obama-Netanyahu feud a problem for Hillary and Dems

    07/03/2015 8:39:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    A top GOP strategist and pollster for newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning that New York Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, "will pay a heavy price" at the polls next year if they don't break with President Obama's policies on Israel and reject any deal he makes with Iran. "Hillary Clinton, [Sen.] Chuck Schumer, [Reps.] Nita Lowey, Steve Israel, Jerry Nadler, Eliot Engel and others are about to get a whole new wave of pressure from Republicans on whether they agree or not with Obama on Israel," New York-based national GOP pollster and strategist John McLaughlin told The Post....
  • Sign inside Baltimore police van under investigation

    07/02/2015 4:36:27 PM PDT · by redreno · 31 replies
    http://www.wbaltv.com ^ | 5:17 PM EDT Jul 02, 2015 | By Kate Amara
    BALTIMORE —The Baltimore City Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a WBAL-TV 11 News viewer shared four photographs of a sign inside a city police wagon. The photos show the doors of the parked police van left open. On the inside of the back door is a sign, attached or possibly stenciled on, that reads: "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!" The pictures were taken Tuesday near the Central District Police Station on Baltimore Street.
  • Bernie Sanders sends a chilling message to Hillary campaign

    07/02/2015 9:12:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton and her campaign cronies saw something frightening yesterday: a fired-up crowd of ten thousand people in Madison, Wisconsin, packing the Veterans Memorial Coliseum to the rafters in support of a candidate best known as Not Hillary. The previously fairly obscure Senator Bernie Sanders is drawing the same kind of enthusiasm that Eugene McCarthy sparked in 1968 when he drive an even more inevitable nominee from the Democratic ticket, incumbent President Lyndon Johnson. It is clear that the progressive base of the Democratic Party is fed up with Hillary Clinton, the cozy-with-Wall-Street party insider who parlayed political connections into...
  • Hillary Gets Berned: Sanders Rally Nearly Double the Size of Her Announcement Crowd

    07/02/2015 8:52:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/02/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) upstaged ‘em all at a rally in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday night.In fact, he put the number of people who showed up for Hillary Clinton’s official campaign announcement to shame.Sanders nearly filled the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center, which seats 10,231 people; the Associated Press put a 10,000 estimate on the crowd. About 5,500 people were on New York’s Roosevelt Island for Clinton’s carefully orchestrated launch.“Tonight we have made a little bit of history,” Sanders told the crowd with a simple blue Bernie banner backdrop. “Tonight, we have more people at a meeting...
  • Mystery Solved: Woman with Amnesia Identified by Sister

    07/01/2015 3:35:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Steven Luke
    The woman who called herself "Sam" for months now knows her real nameNearly five months after showing up in a San Diego-area emergency room without any recollection of her name, age, family, or friends, a woman who calls herself “Sam” finally has an identity. Ashley Menatta, 53, never married and has sisters in Colorado and Maryland. She was born in Pennsylvania, lived in Flagstaff, Arizona and several years ago found her way to Southern California living in La Jolla, Vista, and Carlsbad. The woman’s plight captured world wide attention after our NBC 7 post went viral with a Facebook...
  • Racist ISIS: “You Are Safe N**** We’ve Got It Only for White People” [ed]

    07/01/2015 10:45:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A black supporter sent a racist message and plea to ISIS. ISIS responded.
  • Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church

    07/01/2015 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | June 30, 2015
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct. The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.” The messages had the congregation on edge. “We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church,...
  • How the Baltimore Mayor's office explains her infamous 'space to destroy' remark

    04/27/2015 6:26:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 91 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2015-04-27 | Philip Klein
    With massive violence spreading in Baltimore on Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is under fire for a statement she made over the weekend indicating that she ordered the city's police to give people the "space" to destroy property."I've made it very clear that I work with the police and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters were able to exercise their right to free speech," Rawlings-Blake said in a press conference."It's a very delicate balancing act, because, while we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other...
  • Baltimore scrambles to save tourism, conventions (Uh, cancel that directive to let them destroy)

    04/27/2015 9:42:35 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 201 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    With the violence sweeping Baltimore threatening to scare away tourists and the city's huge convention industry, officials are working overtime to build in new security around the downtown convention center and promising to keep people safe.
  • Team Obama to Respond to Baltimore Rioting; Requests Law Enforcement Restraint

    04/28/2015 4:25:05 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 66 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    As the rioting grew fiercer in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddy Grey on Monday, the Obama administration issued statements vowing to end the violence. (snip) The readout also noted that Obama had spoken with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “The President highlighted the Administration’s commitment to provide assistance as needed and will continue to receive updates on the situation from Attorney General Lynch and White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett,” the White House explained, adding that Jarrett had spoken with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan earlier in the day. Jarrett also spoke with Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland, from Baltimore,...
  • Baltimore mayor blames media for twisting her words

    04/28/2015 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    What is currently taking place in Baltimore. Hopefully, Rawlings-Blake will be held accountable for her words that could only have been interpreted as giving the thugs the green light Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the 45-year-old mayor of Baltimore, is a Democrat. Not something widely advertised by the leftist media but it actually does not need mentioning. Watching her actions and listening to her speeches since what began as a peaceful protest on Saturday, it is clear she could not be anything other than a Democrat. Being a Democrat means never having to say you’re sorry. Although he is the president of the...
  • 200 Businesses Were Destroyed in Baltimore Riots

    05/05/2015 5:16:18 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 64 replies
    It was announced over the weekend that the 10 p.m. curfew in Baltimore was being lifted in a move intended to bring a sense of normalcy back to the city. The curfew had been implemented last week in the wake of destructive riots and looting that occurred after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a young black man who died from a spinal injury while in police custody. Now that the smoke has cleared and the clean up of the city continues, it has been revealed that approximately 200 businesses were destroyed in the riots, causing untold millions of dollars in...
  • Baltimore's $20 Million Federally Financed Riots

    05/30/2015 6:30:59 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 54 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 05/28/2015
    Baltimore's $20 Million Federally Financed Riots 05/28/2015 Accountability: After encouraging rioters to lay waste to Baltimore, the city's mayor now says she's confident she can get Uncle Sam to pay for the damage. What is this, the new age of federally financed riots? One month after the race riots that trashed Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that the city would apply for a $20 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to replenish the "rainy day fund" being used to pay for cleanup and police overtime costs in the wake of the mayhem that she herself is on record as...
  • Fun Facts About Stephanie Rawlings-Blake [Baltimore]

    04/30/2015 6:11:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 4/30/15 | Dave Blount
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is not an easy person to take seriously, but her decision to give space to those “who wished to destroy” has at least made her interesting.Her office says she was misunderstood regarding her alarming “space to destroy” remark. However, it has been revealed that she did order police to stand down so that the rioters could destroy her city: Despite a firm denial by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a senior law enforcement source charges that she gave an order for police to stand down as riots broke out Monday night, raising more questions about whether some...
  • Rioters Pose For Photos With Destroyed Cop Car In Baltimore

    04/27/2015 4:23:38 PM PDT · by absentee · 73 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/27/15 | Caleb Howe
    This is one of those videos that really requires no explanation. Two of the apparent rioters in Baltimore took time out from looting and injuring police to take pictures with the fruits of their labors. Trophies, as CNN commentator notes. The rioting in Baltimore had been underway for about two hours at this point, a situation that one reporter described as "all out war."
  • Baltimore Police Union Forces City Leadership To Admit They Gave “Stand Down Orders” (shortened)

    06/30/2015 10:02:16 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 81 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Sundance
    The Baltimore Police Union is demanding public records of radio transmissions and email notifications to prove the leadership in the Baltimore Police Department, specifically Police Chief Batts, told officers NOT to stop the riots and looting. Facing the probability the police union is going to succeed in their endeavor to put sunlight upon the truth the Mayor, Police Chief Batts and his leadership team are now having to admit they did tell the officers to ‘stand down’. You can listen to some of the audio transmission here. ...and questions have been raised about why Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Chief Batts would...
  • 17 shot since Monday morning in Baltimore (And this is from yesterday!)

    07/01/2015 6:54:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 30, 2015 | Sean Welsh and Christina Jedra
    Baltimore police are investigating 17 shootings that have occurred since early Monday.. Six men were reported shot Tuesday after 11 shootings were reported Monday, according to police. There have been 286 nonfatal shootings in the city this year, police said. At this time last year, 151 nonfatal shootings were reported. On Tuesday evening officers were called to an area hospital where a 32-year-old man was being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand, police said. Detectives are working to determine where the shooting occurred. At 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to an area hospital for a report of a...
  • 11 shot in Baltimore Monday

    06/30/2015 9:37:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Christina Jedra and Sean Welsh
    Eleven people were shot Monday in Baltimore following a Sunday that saw two shot dead in the city. At 11:07 p.m. Monday, police found a 22-year-old man shot in the buttock in the 2900 block of Mosher Street in the Franklintown Road neighborhood. At 11:35 p.m., police found a 26-year-old man shot multiple times in both arms. At 6:59 p.m. police officers responded to a report of a walk-in shooting victim at an area hospital, police said. There they found two victims being treated by staff. A 30-year-old woman was shot in the face and a 15-year-old male was shot...
  • Kelly File: Video of Donta Allen Interview

    06/29/2015 6:06:43 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 12 replies
    Fox News/Kelly File Live Broadcast | 6/29/2015 | Watching the Kelly File
    Watching the Kelly File right now where she is breaking some news, discussing the Freddy Gray case. You all may remember the news article about Donta Allen stating that he heard Freddy Gray "trying to hurt himself" inside the van. These claims he later denied to the media, claiming he never even spoke to an investigator. Well, according to Kelly, in a massive evidence dump today, not only did Donta Allen say what the original news article claimed, but the interview is on video. On that video he says "he was trying to hurt himself." Kelly is saying there's no...
  • Evidence in Freddie Gray case is vast and varied

    06/29/2015 3:20:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Ian Duncan
    Prosecutors turned over vast trove of evidence to lawyers representing six police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, court documents show — including some 8,000 pages of the officers' emails, CCTV videos and statements by more than a dozen civilians. The officers' attorneys will now have the job of wading through the evidence — which prosecutors estimated amounts to 52 gigabytes of digitial files — searching for details that could help clear their clients or damning information to be blunted.
  • Baltimore prosecutors release witness list in Gray case

    06/29/2015 2:37:42 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6-29-15 | Donna Owens
    Baltimore prosecutors have listed more than 30 potential witnesses, including an expert on forensic pathology and a DNA expert, in the trial of police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray in April. The list also includes police officers, detectives, firearms examiners and civilians, according to the filing in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The filing was among thousands of pages of print and electronic documents submitted by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby late on Friday, the deadline for prosecutors to share evidence with defense lawyers. The documents were made available on Monday. Six police officers have been charged in the...
  • Baltimore Is Hosting America's Largest Police Expo This Week (shortened)

    06/29/2015 10:24:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Eric Markowitz
    BALTIMORE, Md. -- If you've ever wondered where police get their military-style tanks or grenade launchers -- or even those fancy new hi-tech body cameras -- there's a good chance your local sheriff was pitched by a company here at the annual National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) conference, the country's largest trade show for cops, which kicked off Sunday evening in Baltimore, Maryland. Conference attendees include sheriffs and their staff, as well as jail adminstrators, members of the FBI, U.S. Marshals office, the DEA, police chiefs and U.S border control and customs agents.
  • SCOTUS ruling on same sex marriage mandates nationwide concealed carry reciprocity

    06/28/2015 11:10:19 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 15 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 6-26-15 | Bob Owens
    If you’re following any of the various media outlets this morning, you’re probably aware that the U.S. Supreme Court has just extended gay marriage to all 50 states. The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide, in a historic decision that invalidates gay marriage bans in more than a dozen states. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage. The outcome is...
  • Thousands Of Marylanders Could Soon Lose Medicaid

    06/27/2015 8:55:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | June 27, 2015 11:32 PM | Tracy Leong
    Thousands of people across Maryland could lose their Medicaid if they don’t act soon. The deadline to re-enroll is around the corner. […] “I beg you because your life and health may very well depend on it,” said Congressman Elijah Cummings. An urge for Marylanders to be proactive about their Medicaid coverage. By the end of June, more than 13,000 people need to re-enroll—and another 13,000 by the end of July. “Everyone who is enrolled in Medicaid in the old insurance system needs to re-enroll in Maryland Health Connection,” said Lena Hershkovitz. Throughout the year, that’s a total of 300,000...
  • Baltimore police open probe into new shooting of unarmed black man [who was a violent scumbag]

    06/27/2015 7:30:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | June 27, 2015 | John Clarke
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police have opened an investigation into the killing of an unarmed black man by law enforcement officers outside Baltimore, authorities said on Saturday, two months after the city was rocked by protests over the death of another African-American who was taken into custody. The latest incident unfolded in the Baltimore suburb of Owing Mills, where three officers fired at least 19 rounds and killed Spencer Lee McCain, 41, during a domestic disturbance on Thursday. The Baltimore County police's homicide unit is investigating, police said in a statement Saturday. A woman and two children were also in the...
  • State wants 2 trials for officers charged in Gray case

    06/26/2015 11:21:07 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Juliet Linderman
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby wants a judge to order a separate trial for two of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. In a motion filed Friday, Mosby asked a judge to allow two officers, William Porter and Lt. Brian Rice, to be tried separately from the four others. Porter and Rice are each charged with reckless endangerment, misconduct in office, second-degree assault and manslaughter, which is a felony. Mosby's motion does not explain her strategy for trying Porter and Rice separately from the others. Sgt. Alicia White faces the same charges as...
  • MLK’s Niece Pens Devastating Open Letter To Baltimore Mayor

    06/25/2015 6:02:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4/30/15 | B. Christopher Agee
    In response to widespread rioting and violence that brought the city to a standstill in recent days, activist Alveda King took Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to task for seemingly endorsing the mob’s destructive behavior. “Your invitation to ‘give space for those who want to destroy’ is unbelievable,” King wrote. “This interpretation of rights to free speech is dangerous Ma’am.”
  • Watch Out: Bill O’Reilly Has Declared War

    06/25/2015 6:46:37 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/25 | Ken Tucker
    “You want a war? You got a war!” said O’Reilly, his earthy baritone raising in volume like that of a great opera singer. What would this war be about, you ask? O’Reilly’s lead-off segment, his patented “Talking Points Memo,” was titled “Demonizing America As A Racist Nation.” In it, he said he believes some on the “far left”—O’Reilly never says “left”; it’s always the “far left,” as opposed to regular guest Bernard Goldberg, who calls liberals “the hard left”—are promoting the idea that “white Americans are actively trying to keep black Americans down.” In the wake of recent events such...
  • Freddy Gray Autopsy Report Deals Blow to Murder Charges(so let's talk about removing flags instead)

    06/25/2015 6:09:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    nat review ^ | 6/24/15 | a mccarthy
    Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has withheld the autopsy report on Freddie Gray from defense counsel and the public for nearly two months. It is the report on which she relied to file murder and other charges against six police officers, even though the investigation into Mr. Gray’s death was not close to being complete. Now, just two days before Friday’s court deadline for the state to disclose the report to the defense, it has been leaked to the Baltimore Sun. The Sun’s story makes it easier to understand why Ms. Mosby wanted the autopsy kept under wraps. It raises additional...
  • Law Professor: Freddie Gray Autopsy Is ‘Very, Very Helpful To The Defense’

    06/24/2015 1:29:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 24, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    The autopsy conducted on Freddie Gray helps the case of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the 25-year-old’s death, a law professor tells The Daily Caller. John Banzhaf, a law professor at George Washington University, also says that the autopsy, a review of which was published Tuesday by The Baltimore Sun, indicates that Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby “downplayed” the medical examiner’s findings when she publicly announced charges against the officers on May 1. “I think this autopsy report is very, very helpful to the defense in many ways,” Banzhaf told The Daily Caller in a phone interview....
  • Meet Marilyn Mosby: The Baltimore Prosecutor in the Eye of the Storm

    06/23/2015 7:59:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Vogue ^ | The July 2015 Issue | Heidi Mitchell, photographed by Annie Leibovitz
    When Baltimore’s young prosecutor Marilyn Mosby filed charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, she leaped onto the national stage—as heroine and lightning rod.It was 21 minutes that would change her life and send ripples of both outrage and relief across the country. On the first day of May, as a battalion of lawyers stood on the steps of Baltimore’s War Memorial, state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby stepped up to the podium and did what no lead prosecutor in America had done in many turbulent months: bring swift and severe charges against police officers in the death...
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has ‘very advanced and very aggressive’ cancer

    06/23/2015 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/15 | Dan Calabrese
    But doctors give him a good chance of beating it Very shocking news out of Annapolis yesterday, as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan - who was just elected this past November - announced that he has a “very advanced and very aggressive” form of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. But the good news, which should serve as the basis of hopeful and confident prayers on the part of many, is that Hogan’s doctors actually give him a good chance of beating it. Below is a seven-minute clip from yesterday’s press conference in which Hogan himself made the announcement. Hogan is 59, and he’s going...
  • Batts: More Baltimore cops likely to be arrested, forced out as result of reforms

    06/22/2015 6:35:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    PoliceOne ^ | June 22, 2015 | Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun
    More Baltimore police officers likely face arrest as the result of reforms in a scandal-ridden department that requires "wholesale change," Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wrote in a wide-ranging opinion piece published in The Baltimore Sun. "Our reform efforts will very likely see more police officers arrested," Batts wrote. "We will have more officers who are forced out because their outdated, outmoded views of policing do not match the standards the community expects and demands." The piece was published Friday on The Sun's website and appears in Sunday's print editions. Batts, appointed commissioner nearly three years ago, said he inherited a...
  • (Baltimore mayor) Rawlings-Blake to head U.S. Conference of Mayors

    06/22/2015 1:45:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 18, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is in San Francisco this weekend to be sworn in as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors — a position she says she'll use to advocate for fixes to Baltimore's entrenched problems. "The systemic issues we have in cities ... are problems we cannot solve alone," she said in an interview. "I intend to use my role as president to advocate for those very specific needs, whether it's food access, education, poverty or neighborhood investment." Rawlings-Blake will become the first African-American woman to hold the influential leadership position, and the first Baltimorean.
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces cancer diagnosis

    06/22/2015 1:08:31 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | Mon June 22, 2015 | Tom LoBianco
    Gov Hogan has cancer may step down.
  • Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake named President of US Conference of Mayors

    06/22/2015 7:59:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 22, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The US Conference of Mayors kicked off their 83rd annual meeting this weekend and as part of the proceedings they named their new president for the coming year. The lucky winner was Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. No, seriously. I’m not kidding. ... As noted in the local Baltimore coverage, there were some observers who were immediately skeptical regarding this selection. Given all of the recent… activity in Charm City, isn’t she a bit busy? There’s a big trial coming up involving some of her police officers, her State’s Attorney is taking on water like a submarine with a screen door...
  • ESPN Radio Host: "It is White Peoples Responsibility to Fix Racism"

    06/22/2015 9:56:19 AM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/22/15 | Aurelius
    ESPN radio host and TV commentator Bomani Jones wrote in a series of emotional messages on Twitter yesterday that "it is white people's responsibility to fix racism" and that white people need to think about their "complicity in the racism of America." In the tweets, which were first reported by the Social Memo, Jones called out "white supremacy" and "privilege," while also saying that liberals and conservatives are part of that structure, if they're white. Over the course of a few hours, Jones went from analyzing racism in the United States to telling white people that they need to analyze...
  • 'White racism,' NRA are to blame for lax gun rules, Martin O'Malley says

    06/21/2015 8:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 21, 2015 | Cathleen Decker
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley suggested Sunday that Congress had fallen under the sway of "white racism" and the political force of the National Rifle Assn. in refusing to respond with new laws to a cascade of shooting incidents in recent years.. Speaking before the nation’s mayors, gathered in San Francisco, O’Malley pointed to gun restrictions passed when he was governor of Maryland to ban assault weapons, enforce background checks and tighten permitting procedures -- efforts that have been blocked at the national level by Republicans, and some Democrats, in Congress. "One of the sad triumphs of white racism is...
  • The Left Is Eating Itself

    06/21/2015 9:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In the hot days of summer, the progressive revolution that took over cities and even the national government is frenziedly devouring itself. The media is pounding away at Hillary Clinton, not because it cares about her foundation’s dirty deals or the contents of her email server, but because it doesn’t trust her ideological commitment. If the media were sure of that, both stories would have been treated like Benghazi; mocked, ridiculed, falsely fact checked and then buried in a haunted Indian graveyard under the New York Times building at midnight. Instead the media pined for Elizabeth Warren. When the Native...
  • Scoop: 25 questions the Koch brothers want every 2016 candidate to answer

    06/18/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, wants a lot more hard information from the crowded field of presidential contenders before deciding what to do with its considerable resources. The group is pressing every 2016 candidate to detail on the record their plans for economic growth, deficit reduction, entitlement reform, criminal justice and even foreign policy. The tax-exempt entity, a key node in a constellation of conservative entities that aims to spend $889 million before the next White House election, distributed a detailed survey Thursday to...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Why is Obama giving up on gun laws?

    06/21/2015 7:04:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 june 2015 | Clarence Page
    Witnesses say the white gunman who killed nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., was quite vocal about his motives: He wanted to kill black people. Sylvia Johnson, whose cousin the Rev. Clementa Pinckney was one of three ministers killed in the church, said a survivor of the horror told her the shooter muttered, "I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go." In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary Facebook photos and other evidence suggest...
  • Are Baltimore Police Engaged in a Low-Profile Work Slowdown to Protest Oversight?

    06/20/2015 8:06:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    AllGov ^ | June 20, 2015 | Steve Straehley
    Freddie Gray died in the custody of Baltimore police in April. Six officers have been charged in the death, which is said to have occurred due to spinal injuries he suffered while being thrown about the back of a police van during a rough ride to the station. But now Baltimore police are playing the victim card. They’ve engaged in a work slowdown that has resulted in a 43% decline in arrests citywide from April to May, and as high as 90% in some neighborhoods, according to Doug Donovan and Colin Campbell of The Baltimore Sun. Some say it’s because...
  • FEMA Denies Baltimore Request For Disaster Aid To Cover Riot Expenses

    06/19/2015 10:12:12 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 06-19-2015 | Sundance
    Well, well, well – what do you know, FEMA gets it right. The taxpayers are spared from having to bail out Baltimore’s inept leadership. Almost immediately: “the wheels on the bus go whaa – whaa – whaa”… Up next: “FEMA is racist”.
  • Woman Calls for Race War at Scene of Church Shooting

    06/19/2015 1:54:41 PM PDT · by tschatski · 198 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 6-19-15 | Lee Stranahan
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina — During an interview Breitbart News conducted with people gathered outside the Mother Emmanuel American Methodist Church in Charleston, where Wednesday’s deadly shooting left nine black churchgoers dead, a woman called for a “race war” and discussed black anger.
  • Hillary says she'd vote against 'Fast Track' without guarantee on worker aid

    06/19/2015 4:03:04 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 19, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    Hillary Clinton said she would vote against the "Fast Track" trade bill passed by the House on Thursday if she were still in the Senate, unless she was "absolutely confident" trade adjustment assistance would be provided. Clinton's comment that she would not approve "Fast Track," which is a tool for negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, came during an interview with Jon Ralston on Thursday night, following her appearance at the NALEO conference in Las Vegas, Nev. "At this point, probably not because it's a process vote and I don't want to say it's the same as TPP," Clinton...