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  • It's not just homicides that have increased in Baltimore — commercial robberies are up 88 percent

    02/24/2018 8:40:32 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Jessica Anderson
    While the three-year spike in violent crime in Baltimore draws most of the attention, business owners across the city have suffered a similar increase in commercial robberies. Such crime has risen 88 percent in the last five years, from 560 commercial robberies in 2013 to more than 1,000 last year. Business owners are also complaining of threats outside their stores: drug dealing, intimidation, stabbings and shootings. They’re fighting back with security measures — guards, surveillance cameras, door buzzer systems — moving out of the city or, in some cases, shutting down altogether. “Our members are very concerned,” said Cailey Locklair...
  • Trump: John Kerry May Be The ‘Worst Negotiator I’ve Ever Seen’

    02/24/2018 6:28:11 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 02/23/2018 | BENNY JOHNSON
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — During his CPAC speech, Donald Trump took a moment to savage Barack Obama, John Kerry and the Iran nuclear deal as the “worst negotiated” deal in history. “We declined to certify the terrible, one-sided Iran nuclear deal,” Trump said to cheers from the crowd. “That was a horrible deal.” “Whoever heard — you give $150 billion to a nation that has no respect for you whatsoever?” Trump asked. “They are saying death to America while they are signing the agreement.” Trump took direct aim at Kerry, who was secretary of state and helped negotiate the agreement...
  • Abbas: Results of medical checks are 'positive and assuring' [Baltimore]

    02/23/2018 4:29:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 23, 2018 | Adam Rasgon
    Abbas, 82, will be returning to the West Bank on Friday after what officials described as "ordinary" checks in the US city of Baltimore. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said he received “positive and assuring” results for medical examinations he underwent at hospital in the United States The PA president underwent routine medical checks on Thursday at a hospital in Maryland, according to a Palestinian official. “Praise God all of the results are positive and assuring,” Abbas said in an interview with official PA television. The Wafa report did not provide details about which examinations Abbas underwent. Abbas...
  • USA Today names Baltimore 'the nation's most dangerous city' (Liberalism works alert)

    02/20/2018 3:33:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Baltimore Sum ^ | February 20, 2018 | Justin Fenton
    Baltimore’s highest-ever per capita homicide rate in 2017 also made it the deadliest big city in the country, USA Today reported Monday. Though official data from the FBI won’t be available until later in the year, USA Today reviewed the homicide rates in the nation’s 50 largest cities and Baltimore came out on top. The 342 homicides the city experienced in 2017 were a 17 percent increase over the prior year, and translated to a rate of 56 killed per 100,000 people. That easily outpaced New Orleans and Detroit, which both had about 40 killings per 100,000 people, according to...
  • Is It Safe in Baltimore?

    02/18/2018 6:57:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    “Two Baltimore detectives were convicted Monday of robbery and racketeering,” the Washington Post reported, “in a trial that laid bare shocking crimes committed by an elite police unit and surfaced new allegations of widespread corruption in the city’s police department.” Before reaching the guilty verdicts, Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise presented the 12-member jury with “things more horrible in some cases than you ever could have imagined.” Test your own imagination: * Four police officers, already convicted of felonies, testified in amazing detail to routinely violating the rights of citizens in order to steal cash and property worth hundreds of...
  • Cold doesn't freeze out progress on I-81

    02/15/2018 11:00:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | January 17, 2018 | Mike Lewis
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The widening of Interstate 81 from West Virginia into Maryland remains on track to be finished in 2020. "Work is still continuing in the cold," Stephen Bucy said Wednesday. Bucy, an engineer with the Maryland Department of Transportation, reported on the project and other Interstate 81 work Wednesday afternoon during a meeting of the Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization's Interstate Council in Martinsburg. The current I-81 work is widening the highway from two to three lanes in each direction from about U.S. 11 (Exit 23) in West Virginia across the Potomac River to Md. 63/68 (Exit 1)...
  • Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races [Soros funded]

    02/14/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by JON SCHUPPE
    DALLAS - If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence pivotal voter blocs - and benefiting from the largesse of...
  • Police investigating 'possible shooting' on NSA campus at Fort Meade

    Police and fire crews are responding to “an incident” at the NSA campus at Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County, fire and transportation officials said. The exact circumstances of the investigation were not clear. Anne Arundel County Police reported a “possible shooting near NSA” on Twitter, but said they are not the lead agency. Fort Meade public affairs confirmed an incident is being investigated and didn’t have any other information at this time. Maryland State Highway Administration has shut down MD 32 in both directions at Canine Road in response. Fort Meade officials urged motorists to take alternate routes and...
  • Maryland will sue Trump administration over state tax-deduction cap

    02/09/2018 5:09:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Maryland will sue the Trump administration for capping state and local tax (SALT) deductions in its new federal tax law, the state’s attorney general said Thursday. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Trump last year contains a provision capping SALT deductions at $10,000, and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said residents across the heavily-taxed state stand to take a hit as a result. “By eliminating the SALT deductions, Trump’s tax bill will jack up taxes for more than half a million Marylanders,” Mr. Frosh, a Democrat, said in a statement announcing his intent to sue the Trump...
  • Spirit Airlines employee told student to flush emotional support hamster down the toilet

    02/08/2018 5:59:51 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/7/18 | Kathleen Joyce
    A college student said she flushed her emotional support hamster down the toilet after Spirit Airlines refused to let her bring her furry pet on the plane. Belen Aldecosea, 21, of Miami Beach, Florida, told the Miami Herald that she contacted Spirit Airlines before her flight from Baltimore to South Florida on Nov. 21, 2017, regarding traveling with her dwarf hamster, Pebbles. Aldecosea claimed the airline told her it was not a problem to bring her hamster on the flight.
  • Dr. Mark Geier Wins Lawsuit Against Maryland Board of Physicians

    02/08/2018 8:37:28 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 17 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | 02/08/18 | Brian Shilhavy
    A Maryland Circuit Court judge has ruled that the Maryland Board of Physicians, which stripped Dr. Mark Geier of his license to practice medicine back in 2011, acted illegally by humiliating Dr. Geier and his family publicly after they removed his medical license. ...the members of the Maryland Board of Physicians, between $10,000 and $200,000 apiece, depending on their net worth.
  • Dems: House GOP interviewing 'confidential informant' over Uranium One

    02/07/2018 12:45:09 PM PST · by FreeReign · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 5:07 PM ET, Tue February 6, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Washington (CNN)House Democrats sounded the alarm Tuesday about their Republican counterparts planning to interview a "confidential informant" for the Uranium One probe. A letter from Reps. Elijah Cummings and Adam Schiff, the top Democrats on the House Oversight and Intelligence committees, respectively, to the GOP chairmen of those committees said Republicans have been in contact with the informant for months without allowing Democrats access. The Democratic pair further said the Justice Department has already expressed to members of the committees that they had "serious credibility concerns" with the informant, and the two requested Democrats receive a transcript of the expected...
  • Police: Man tells undocumented immigrant to stop peeing at bus stop, gets stabbed in neck

    02/06/2018 1:55:14 PM PST · by bgill · 30 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Feb. 6, 2018 | Kevin Lewis
    WHEATON, Md. (WJLA) - An undocumented immigrant urinating in public used a box cutter to repeatedly stab a man who had merely suggested he pull up his trousers and use a proper restroom, police say. On Nov. 30, around 11 p.m., Montgomery County Police were dispatched to the Wheaton Metro bus turnaround along Georgia Avenue. Upon stepping out of their cruisers, officers saw a man with stab wounds and bloody slashes to his neck, face and stomach. The victim, plus an uninjured eyewitness, pointed officers toward Salvador Gomez-Lopez, 46, who was allegedly drunk and belligerent. The two men explained that...
  • Amtrak train breaks apart at 125 mph [MD]

    02/06/2018 10:52:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 101 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 02/06/2018 | By Danielle Furfaro
    <p>A high-speed Amtrak train bound for Penn Station broke apart as it was cruising through Maryland on Tuesday, sources told The Post. Modal Trigger A high-speed Amtrak train bound for Penn Station broke apart as it was moving at top speed through Maryland.</p>
  • Will Tax Law Cause a Flood of Wealthy to Relocate from High-Tax Blue States?

    02/04/2018 4:59:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    By now you probably know that the 2017 Tax Act significantly limited the deduction of state and local taxes against your federal income. For most Americans -- particularly ones in low-tax states or states with no income taxes -- these new rules will have little effect on your life. For high-income individuals in high-tax states, they will suffer dearly from this policy. There has been speculation of how many will relocate. How bad will the impact be to the states they are leaving? That is another question. We do not know how many people will leave states like New York,...
  • Pastor Sprinkles Holy Water to Bless Abortion Clinic, “Honor” Women Who Have Abortions There

    02/02/2018 3:33:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 2, 2018 | Dave Andrusko
    Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a post headlined, “Religious representatives ‘bless’ new PPFA abortion clinic in Washington, DC.” I observed Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington medical director Serina Floyd said she plans to tell patients that the abortion facility is a “blessed space” and that she is looking forward to telling patients that “those of faith also support your decisions.” Other contributors chanted a mantra which “gives a good vibration to the building and anyone who comes in will be healed soon.” That is, everyone but the unborn child who is slaughtered You should read the piece in...
  • Maryland Attorney General: State can't authorize Hyperloop construction with utility permit alone

    02/01/2018 10:38:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 16, 2018 | Colin Campbell
    The Maryland Attorney General’s Office has called into question the state’s authority to grant permission to Tesla founder Elon Musk’s tunneling startup, The Boring Co., to build several miles of tunnels for his high-speed Hyperloop transportation system below the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. The State Highway Administration granted a conditional utility permit on Oct. 16 to allow The Boring Co. to begin building the tunnels, if the company supplies additional information about the project and it meets all necessary requirements. But the Hyperloop system “is not a utility under federal standards or SHA’s federally-approved utility accommodation policies,” Assistant Attorney General David Stamper...
  • wow! Obama Officials Distributed ‘classified records’ To ‘Undermine’ POTUS Trump

    01/31/2018 11:08:02 PM PST · by tschatski · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 31, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Another day, another scandal Judicial Watch uncovers. On Wednesday, the conservative watchdog released 42 pages of “redacted State Department documents,” given to Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), for the purpose, as Tom Fitton describes it, of “undermining,” President Trump. The documents, given to Cardin, a top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and frequent critic of President Trump, detailed Russia’s alleged “political interference in elections and politics in countries across Europe.”
  • Democrats Cheered An Investigation Into Anti-Clinton Bias At The FBI. It Keeps Finding Pro-Clinton..

    01/31/2018 2:22:40 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/30/2018 | Peter Hasson
    Democrats were thrilled in January 2017 when Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz launched a probe into the DOJ and FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Two House Democrats, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and Michigan Rep. John Conyers, first requested an IG investigation into the FBI over alleged illegal leaks damaging to Clinton in an Oct. 4 2016 letter. Horowitz, an Obama appointee, announced his investigation into the FBI and DOJ’s handling of the Clinton probe four months later in January. Cummings praised Horowitz’s decision at the time, saying the investigation was needed to stave off...
  • Bradley Manning to the Rescue...of Republicans?

    01/24/2018 11:55:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 24, 2018 | Taylor Lewis
    Bradley Manning, who goes by "Chelsea" because he thinks he is a woman, could end up as the unlikeliest hero in history for Republicans. The soldier-traitor-"transgender" activist recently announced a bid for Senate in the deep blue state of Maryland, securing a place on the ballot in the Democratic primary. Manning is challenging incumbent Senator Ben Cardin, the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Wonder of wonders, Manning could end up handing a safe Senate seat for Democrats to the GOP, balancing out the loss in Alabama for the Grand Old Party. Manning is many things to...