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  • Mosby Defends New Police Policy Reform Proposals (Ref: Freddie Gray case)

    10/26/2016 10:24:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    AFRO ^ | October 25, 2016 | James Bentley, AFRO Associate Editor
    On Oct. 20, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby introduced a set of proposed policy reform proposals for investigating and prosecuting police misconduct. While Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the department would study the proposals before making on a decision, the Fraternal Order of Police swiftly condemned the proposed changes. In response Mosby issued a vigorous defense of her proposals in an interview with the AFRO. The proposals, in short, would make it more difficult for defendants to receive a bench trial instead of a jury trial, something some of the officers in the Freddie Gray case did...
  • ‘Calibration issue’ pops up on Maryland voting machines

    10/27/2014 2:49:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-27-14 | Kenric Ward
    Voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrats are being reported in Maryland. “When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” Donna Hamilton said. “This happened multiple times with multiple selections. Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat. Sometimes it required four or five tries to get the ‘x’ to stay on my real selection,” the Frederick, Md., resident said last week. Queen Anne County Sheriff Gary Hofmann said...
  • AFGE Endorses Rep. Steny Hoyer for Maryland House Seat

    10/23/2016 10:12:56 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | October 21, 2016 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time, sent to others using government equipment, or sent to anyone while in a government building because it involves election related activity. Congressman Hoyer has been an “unwavering advocate” for federal workers, union says WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation’s largest union of federal workers, has endorsed Rep. Steny Hoyer for re-election to Maryland’s 5th Congressional District.“Congressman Hoyer has been an unwavering advocate for federal government employees since he was first elected to Congress in 1981,” AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. said.“Rep....
  • Nate Silver tweeted that the Trump camp thinks they can win Maryland

    Pretty amazing If true
  • Anthony Brown has 94% chance of becoming Maryland's next governor, according to FiveThirtyEight

    10/19/2016 5:25:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies ^ | Nov 4, 2014, 9:49am EST
    Republican Larry Hogan got some good news Friday when the Cook Political Report labeled his gubernatorial race against Democrat Anthony Brown as a toss-up. But polling aggregation site FiveThirtyEight is throwing cold water on Hogan's hopes that today's vote will be tight. In its final forecast for gubernatorial races, FiveThirtyEight projects Brown has a 94 percent chance of defeating Hogan. Based on polling averages, Brown is leading Hogan by 9.8 percent — a number that has increased by 0.1 percent since Monday, according to FiveThirtyEight. Nonetheless, Hogan has been projecting confidence as the campaign winds down, promoting a pro-business agenda....
  • Meet the Maryland Conservative Who Aims to Take Over the House’s Largest GOP Caucus

    10/19/2016 12:41:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 17, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Like most Americans, but unlike most of the other 434 members of the House of Representatives, Andy Harris pulls a lengthy commute to work each day. One way and without traffic, the Maryland Republican says he can go door to door in an hour and a half from his home in Cockeysville to his office on Capitol Hill. But if he hits traffic, it takes almost three hours just to get to work. Harris doesn’t mind. As a physician, he says he’s used to long hours in the operating room and, as a single father, the 60-mile trek is necessary...
  • Szeliga, Van Hollen clash in first Senate debate ( Maryland )

    10/14/2016 12:49:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Oct. 7, 2016 | John Fritze
    The two major-party candidates running for Maryland's open U.S. Senate seat sparred Friday over their legislative records as well as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as they took part in the first debate in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. ... Szeliga, a Baltimore County lawmaker and the minority whip in the Maryland House of Delegates, said she lived on the minimum wage as a "maid, a waitress, a dishwasher" before starting a contracting firm with her husband. Szeliga, who opposes raising the $7.25-an-hour minimum wage, said low-wage earners are more interested in a career than a...
  • Police: Frederick doctor accused in kickback scheme likely died of suicide(One of Hillary's Doctors)

    A Frederick doctor found dead in his office Sept. 30 shortly after being named in a federal indictment likely killed himself, according to city police. The Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine an official cause and manner of death. However, Frederick police said their review of evidence from Dr. Sandeep Sherlekar’s office in the American Spine Center indicated the 51-year-old took his own life, said Sgt. Andrew Alcorn, a Frederick police Criminal Investigations Division supervisor. “We are ready to officially call it a suicide and we’re confident that the medical examiner’s office will determine the manner of...
  • School System Pays Thousands of Dollars in Tolls So Buses Can Use Intercounty Connector

    10/10/2016 10:42:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | November 23, 2015 | Andrew Metcalf
    Montgomery County Board of Education President Patricia O’Neill asked the county’s state legislators Wednesday if they could help eliminate tolls for county school buses that drive on the state-operated Intercounty Connector. A Montgomery County Public Schools spokeswoman said in an email Friday the school system spends nearly $18,000 per year on ICC tolls. Buses that typically use the ICC include those for cross-county special education routes and sports trips, according to spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala. “It would help us a great deal to make a more efficient transportation system for the 100,000 students we transport every day if we could use...
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan delays funding for transitway in upper Montgomery

    10/10/2016 1:55:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2016 | Katherine Shaver
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has postponed funding a busway in the heavily congested Interstate 270 corridor for at least six years, significantly delaying a transit project that Montgomery County is relying on to develop the upcounty without making traffic worse. Hogan’s proposed six-year transportation budget includes no money for the Corridor Cities Transitway, which has been planned since at least 2000 to connect the Shady Grove Metro station at the end of the Red Line with the upcounty. The first nine-mile segment would run between Shady Grove and the Metropolitan Branch MARC commuter rail station in Gaithersburg. Delaying the...
  • This Teen Dressed As A Thief At School To Make Fun Of ‘White Culture’

    10/06/2016 10:41:26 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 82 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 6, 2016 | Cavan Sieczkowski
    Want a culturally appropriate costume this Halloween? This teen’s got an idea for you. Josh Welch, a 17-year-old from Silver Spring, Maryland, decided to dress as a thief for Culture Day at his high school earlier this week to make a statement about “white culture,” BuzzFeed first reported. “I consider myself a huge advocate for social justice, and I wanted to make a bold statement about ‘white culture,’” he told The Huffington Post Wednesday. “So I decided to use humor to get my point across, but I never imagined it could be this ubiquitous.”
  • Islamic Immigrant Charged With Terror Plot in Hyattsville, Maryland

    10/04/2016 11:28:57 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 3, 2016 | Neil Munro
    The FBI has detained yet another Islamic immigrant named Mohamed for preparing a jihad attack. This time, the arrested Islamic immigrant is Nelash Mohamed Das, aged 24. He was born in Bangladesh and was living in Maryland. Since 2001, law-enforcement officials have arrested more than 101 people named for Islam’s reputed prophet, Muhammad. Many other Islamic immigrants, converts and citizens have launched deadly attacks against Americans in Orlando, Florida, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in San Bernardino, California, in Fort Hood, Texas, and in other places.
  • Montgomery Co. ed board strips religious holiday references from new calendar Read more:

    11/12/2014 3:31:02 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 14 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2014 | No Attribution
    ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Montgomery County Public Schools will remove religious labels from school holidays, but members of the Islamic community say the adjustments to the school calendar do nothing to gain parity and a day off for the Muslim holiday of Eid.
  • Holidays’ names stricken from next year’s Montgomery schools calendar (to appease Muslims)

    11/12/2014 7:38:38 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2014 | Donna St. George
    Christmas and Easter have been stricken from next year’s school calendar in Montgomery County. So have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. Montgomery’s Board of Education voted 7 to 1 Tuesday to eliminate references to all religious holidays on the published calendar for 2015-2016, a decision that followed a request from Muslim community leaders to give equal billing to the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha.
  • Maryland Police Impersonator Pulls Over Real Officer, Police Say

    10/01/2016 5:00:04 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 11 replies
    NBC 4 (Washington DC) ^ | 1 October 2016 | Mark Segraves
    A Maryland man posing as a police officer turned his lights and sirens on behind a real police officer, officials said. John Vincent Angelini, 51, of Baltimore, was arrested Wednesday after Montgomery County police said he trailed an off-duty detective driving on the Intercounty Connector in an unmarked car. The detective was headed eastbound on the ICC near Georgia Avenue about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday when he saw a car alongside him. It was a Ford Crown Victoria that looked like an unmarked police car, police said. The driver of the Crown Victoria then slowed down so that he was behind...
  • Extremist Imam Tests F.B.I. and the Limits of the Law

    09/30/2016 10:34:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 September 2016 | SCOTT SHANE and ADAM GOLDMAN
    For more than a decade, Suleiman Anwar Bengharsa has served as a Muslim cleric in Maryland, working as a prison chaplain and as an imam at mosques in Annapolis and outside Baltimore. He gave a two-week course in 2011 on Islamic teachings on marriage at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, where President Obama made a much-publicized visit this year. But in the last two years, Imam Bengharsa’s public pronouncements have taken a dark turn. On Facebook, he has openly endorsed the Islamic State, posted gruesome videos showing ISIS fighters beheading and burning alive their enemies and praised terrorist attacks overseas....
  • Virginia Democrat, James Madison University Student, Caught Registering Dead Voters…

    09/30/2016 4:44:27 PM PDT · by lafroste · 35 replies
    Conservative tree house ^ | 9/30/2016 | Sundance
    A few days ago it was reported the non-citizen alien who killed five people in a Washington State mall was a frequent voter. Last week a dead voter registration drive for Democrats was discovered in Colorado, this week it is Virginia. Strange how we never hear a single case of “republican voter fraud“…. (Via WFB) A Virginia Young Democrat working for a Democrat-aligned voter registration group got caught filing applications on behalf of dead people when he filed an application for a deceased World War II veteran who was known by a local clerk.
  • Baltimore mayor fires back at prosecutor over profile (cat fight)

    09/28/2016 2:42:40 PM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/28/2016 | AP
    The mayor's comments were in response to a profile of Mosby in The New York Times Magazine in which she said the mayor disseminated false information about the investigation into Gray's death. In the story Mosby recalled "screaming" at Rawlings-Blake and blaming the riots on her. Mosby told the magazine that she called Rawlings-Blake during the riots in April of 2015 and screamed, "You have single-handedly caused what's happening in this city right now," before hanging up on the mayor. Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday said, "Am I to blame? No," adding, "you have to stand up, be in the big role...
  • Hilarious: Watch What These Rednecks Do To A BLM Protest Crowd!

    09/28/2016 7:58:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | September 26, 2016 | Tim Brown
    A couple of good old boys in Maryland decided they would let some of the Black Lives Matters protesters in Hagerstown, Maryland know what they think of their protests. So, one followed the other's truck, which was a diesel truck and they proceeded to spew black exhaust smoke across the entire group of protesters. Check out the video below, which was originally uploaded by Aaron Gettel and then reposted by a protest supporter, Lawrence Marley Hester. Fast forward to the 1:20 mark.
  • Md. bus driver honored for her bravery on a burning bus

    09/28/2016 4:56:19 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | September 28, 2016 7:31 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    LANHAM, Md. — The Prince George’s County Public School system has been rocked by allegations of abused students and teacher misconduct. But the scene Wednesday was celebratory as students, teachers and school officials at two schools came together to honor a bus driver who risked her life for kids on board a bus when it caught fire earlier this month. Students at Robert Goddard Montessori and Glen Arden Woods Elementary pulled out all the stops Wednesday for bus driver Renita Smith, who evacuated 20 children from the burning bus and went back into the flames to make sure everyone...
  • Maryland Weighing Ban on Spear Hunting, New Air Gun Regulations

    09/28/2016 8:31:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 27, 2016 | Awr hawkins
    Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources is pushing a prohibition on hunting “big game” with spears, as well as new regulations on the use of air guns to hunt deer.
  • Downtown road work, detours galore driving commuters crazy

    09/25/2016 2:16:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 24, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    <p>Tweefie Millspaugh has a relatively short commute from her home in North Baltimore's Abell neighborhood to her job at a downtown law firm. Without traffic, she says, it takes about 15 minutes.</p> <p>But lately, the 54-year-old has found herself yelling fruitlessly in the driver's seat as she sits for 45 minutes on streets jammed by road closures across the city's center. After work, she waits again in a crawling line before finally inching out of her parking garage and into the gridlock.</p>
  • Mass shooting in downtown Baltimore, at least 8 victims

    09/24/2016 6:48:46 PM PDT · by TruBluKentuckian · 92 replies
    Baltimore police confirm 8 people shot, including a 3-year-old child. None of the victims have life-threatening injuries. A suspect is not yet in custody. Details soon.
  • Baltimore Police: 3 gunmen shoot, wound 8 in attack

    09/24/2016 8:24:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2016 11:23 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street Saturday night, police said, adding the suspects fled and the victims were all expected to survive. The shooting erupted outside some rowhouses about 8:30 p.m. after the three armed men converged on the group from different points, Baltimore Police Commissioner Ken Davis told The Associated Press. Davis, who went to the scene, said the shooting was a premeditated act of retaliatory violence in response to a Labor Day weekend shooting in which a person was fatally shot and two others were wounded, including a...
  • Police chief defends actions of officers; teen who was pepper sprayed, family speak out

    09/22/2016 8:25:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies ^ | September 22, 2016 | staff
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A Maryland police chief is defending the actions taken by his officers following an incident where a 15-year-old girl was pepper sprayed by police, but the girl and her family tell a different story about what happened. Body camera video released by the Hagerstown Police Department shows the incident, which happened after the girl's bicycle allegedly hit a car. The girl faces charges of disorderly conduct, second-degree assault, possession of marijuana and failure to obey a traffic device. The incident has prompted disagreement about whether the officers acted properly. Footage from two different officers' body cameras was...
  • Hagerstown girl, 15, pepper sprayed, charged after bike crash

    09/22/2016 12:51:37 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 21 September 2016 | David Dishneau
    Police pepper-sprayed a 15-year-old girl and charged her as a juvenile with assault and disorderly conduct after her bicycle hit a car, prompting disagreement Wednesday about whether the officers acted properly. Hagerstown Police Capt. Paul Kifer said the white officer who arrested the mixed-race girl had to subdue her with chemical spray to get her into a cruiser for a ride to the police station Sunday. Kifer said the girl had refused to cooperate with police trying to question her about the accident and find a parent to authorize her refusal to receive medical treatment from paramedics on the scene....
  • Baltimore councilman introduces replica gun ban

    09/21/2016 12:45:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies ^ | Sep. 20, 2016 | Christen Smith
    A Baltimore City Council member introduced a replica gun ban Monday criminalizing the possession of any toy or imitation weapon “that can reasonably be perceived to be a real firearm.” Councilman James Kraft told The Baltimore Sun he sponsored the legislation “to protect the city’s youth.” In April, city police officers shot 14-year-old Dedric Colvin in the shoulder and leg on a street in East Baltimore. Colvin was carrying a BB gun officers said resembled a semiautomatic pistol. Similar incidents have unfolded across the country. Last week police officers in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed 13-year-old Tyree King after...
  • Trump supporters, protesters confront each other in Baltimore (National Guard convention)

    09/12/2016 2:09:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 12, 2016 | Tim Prudente
    A man bicycled down Charles Street Monday morning, shouting support for Donald Trump, and pulled up to the crowd of protesters. Shoving broke out and he landed on the street before police walked him back. "See that?" he shouted, referring to the protesters. "See the kind of pigs they are?" It was a moment's confrontation during the tense, but peaceful, rallies and protests outside Trump's appearance Monday at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Peoples Power Assembly had planned to protest outside the venue, where the Republican presidential nominee was scheduled to address the National Guard Association of the United States...
  • LIVE:Two Trump Rallies 9/12/2016 Baltimore, MD @ 1pm and Ashville, NC @ 6pm ET.

    09/11/2016 6:56:27 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 490 replies
    Monday, September 12, 2016: Live stream coverage of Donald Trump’s speech in Baltimore, MD at the National Guard Association of the United States 138th General Conference & Exhibition. Live coverage begins at 1:00 PM ET. Baltimore, MD Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: National Guard Association of the United States 138th General Conference & Exhibition @ Baltimore Convention Center Monday, September 12, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Asheville, NC at U.S. Cellular Center. Live coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET. Asheville, NC Watch the LIVE stream and...
  • Illegal Alien Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Helping Kill 14-Year-Old Boy

    09/09/2016 8:55:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 8, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Jose Rodriguez-Nunez, a 27-year-old illegal alien gang member who also went by “Killer,” just pled guilty in federal court to racketeering crimes and participating in the murder of a 14-year-old Maryland boy. From a Justice Department press release: According to his plea agreement, beginning in 2010, Rodriguez-Nunez conspired with members and associates of MS-13 to engage in crimes to further the interests of the gang, including murder, assault, robbery, extortion by threat of violence, obstruction of justice, witness tampering and witness retaliation.  Specifically, Rodriguez-Nunez admitted to his role as the driver in a drive-by shooting on Dec. 5, 2012, in which...
  • Report: Donald Trump To Campaign In Baltimore Monday

    09/09/2016 6:01:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | September 9, 2016
    Donald Trump will be in Baltimore Monday to speak to a conference of National Guard officers at the Convention Center, The Baltimore Sun reports. Although Maryland currently has a Republican governor, who has said he does not plan to vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton in the November election, it is traditionally a blue state. And an OpinionWorks poll released earlier this week shows that Clinton has a strong lead. Trump has campaigned in Maryland before during this election. That was all the way back in April, when he had not yet won the Republican nomination, although he was a...
  • Despite "Mall Brawls," NAACP Calls Mall's Curfew Discriminatory

    09/07/2016 6:34:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    Starting September 16, the Towson Town Center in Maryland will require a curfew for anyone 17 years old and younger, a measure the NAACP and other organizations call discriminatory. “I think that they need to take a look at how to handle this in a different kind of way, other than just to say they are going to stand at the door and bar people. It’s illegal to do that,” said Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the NAACP Baltimore branch. The mall’s general manager said the age policy was not spurred by any particular incident, and is meant to improve shoppers’...
  • Baltimore Ravens Benjamin Watson Facebook post on National Anthem

    09/06/2016 6:48:36 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 21 replies
    Benjamin Watson Facebook ^ | September 5, 2016 | Benjamin Watson
    Benjamin Watson 11 hrs · Facebook Mentions · I will not have the option to kneel this Sunday while the National Anthem is being played. A week ago, in what would prove to be my last pre-game opportunity of this 2016 season, I stood with my right hand over my heart as the anthem played. And if I am fortunate enough to ever be dressed for another game day I imagine I would be doing the same thing I did in my last. Standing. Not because America is ALL I desire it to be because most assuredly it is not....
  • Tolls not likely to fade away, experts say

    09/05/2016 8:08:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 17, 2016 | Jason Ruiter
    In the year 2042, something potentially significant to Central Florida motorists could happen. The Central Florida Expressway Authority, which operates 109 miles of toll roads in Orange County, will have paid off its $4.3 billion in bonds. But when the roads are paid for, what happens to the tolls? Many drivers would love to see them disappear. "That would be a big break for a lot of people," said Steven Dewdney, an Orlando resident. But because Central Florida has growing transportation needs and will need to build more roads and support commuter rail, removing tolls are unlikely, experts say. The...

    08/31/2016 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08-31-2016 | NOAA
  • Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center [TD9 in Gulf]

    08/30/2016 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | 08-30-2016 | Government
  • Tropical Storm Hermine (GOM) and TD 8 (Atlantic)

    08/28/2016 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 216 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 August 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the United States. Tropical Depression Eight (Hermine) is expected to brush the Outer Banks of NC. Tropical Depression Nine (Ian) is in the Gulf of Mexico, anticipated to affect the Florida coast. Public Advisories: Ian(TD 9) Hermine (TD 8)Discussions: Ian (TD9) Hermine (TD 8)
  • Curb Chicago crime by tracking bullets

    08/30/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 55 replies
    WGN NEWS ^ | 8-30-16 | TONYA FRANCISCO
    CHICAGO -- An Illinois State Representative from Chicago is addressing the violence epidemic in the city, in a different way. Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, represents some of the most crime-ridden communities, including Englewood and the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Harper introduced her plan Tuesday for a bill that would require ammunition makers to stamp serial numbers on every bullet sold in Illinois.
  • Meet the man siphoning money from Donald Trump

    08/29/2016 8:34:37 AM PDT · by orchestra · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/29/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    (Full title):Meet the man siphoning money from Donald Trump- A 25-year-old with no Trump ties raises $1 million by dangling 'dinner' with the GOP nominee. At a glance, the two websites look virtually indistinguishable. Both feature a photo of Donald Trump, in a suit and red tie, in front of a giant American flag. Both seemingly offer a chance for two to win dinner with Donald Trump. One is at; the other is at The first belongs to Trump’s campaign. The second is a scheme run by Ian Hawes, a 25-year-old Maryland man who has no affiliation with...
  • Baltimore Residents Beg Police To Protect Their Neighborhoods (what do they have to lose?)

    08/29/2016 12:47:32 PM PDT · by GilGil · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/29/2016 | Amber Randall
    As Justice Department civil rights lawyers held a meeting to talk about overhauling the Baltimore police department, another group of Baltimore residents gathered to beg the police to fix the crime in their neighborhoods. The meetings show a disconnect between those who are concerned about crime and those worried about police reform, reports the Washington Post. Neither group was aware the other one was meeting.
  • New Baltimore Aerial Surveillance Program Raises Trust Issues.

    08/28/2016 10:22:50 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/28/2016 | Jon Schuppe
    Small planes outfitted with video cameras have been flying over Baltimore since January, capturing activity on the streets below and relaying the footage to police to help them catch criminals. The public knew nothing about it until this week — when Bloomberg Businessweek ran a cover story about the trial program. Airplane used to conduct wide area surveillance. Persistent Surveillance Systems The revelations triggered outrage from elected officials, defense lawyers and the American Civil Liberties Union, who said the program raised privacy concerns and could aggravate public distrust in a city that exploded in riots last year after the death...
  • Maryland Gerrymandering Case Against Dems Moves Forwards

    08/26/2016 6:41:52 AM PDT · by Taipei · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 25, 2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Gerrymandering is something Democrats usually whine about. It’s easy for them to do with Republicans controlling an unprecedented amount of state legislatures and gubernatorial seats in modern history – these entities deciding how congressional districts are drawn after the U.S. census is completed every ten years. However, there are undoubtedly cases of gerrymandering taking place in Democrat-controlled states. Maryland is one such example and a law school student has taken their antics to court. Steve Shapiro, an American University student, has challenged the districts drawn by former Governor Martin O’Malley and the blue legislature on first amendment grounds. The case...
  • Baltimore Votes To Keep Schools Open On Muslim Holidays

    08/25/2016 8:54:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 24, 2016 9:25am ET | Dan Joseph
    The Baltimore County Board of Education on Tuesday voted 6-5 against closing schools for two Muslim holidays when they fall on school days. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Muslim community had advocated for more than a decade to close Baltimore schools on the Islamic holidays of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. The vote followed a heated discussion among school board members as dozens of Muslims waited in the audience. The results of the vote prompted shouts of “Injustice!” by some in attendance, and the board had to call a five-minute recess before continuing. …
  • Soros Migration Rent-a-Mob Amps Up for Aug. 28 Wash., D.C. Refugee Rally

    08/23/2016 10:09:29 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 August 2016 | William F. Jasper
    The professional Soros migration/refugee agitators are rallying the street radicals to come to Washington, D.C., this Sunday, August 28. The aim of #DCRally4Refugees is to whip up the appearance of popular support for the UN’s September 19 Refugee Summit and President Obama’ plan to “surge” thousands more Syrian “refugees” into American communities. The #DCRally4Refugees is being organized by dozens of radical-Left groups funded by billionaire hedge fund mogul George Soros (shown) and his Open Society Foundations. As we reported last week, hacked documents from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) database have confirmed what was long known to readers of The...
  • MD School District: Don't Tell Parents If Transgender Males Bunk With Daughters

    08/24/2016 10:11:28 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/23/16 | Bradford Richardson
    A Maryland school district is instructing teachers and administrators not to tell parents if their daughters are bunking with male students who identify as girls on overnight field trips. Bob Mosier, chief communications officer for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, says in a training video detailing how to accommodate transgender students that privacy issues regarding the student prevent the district from informing parents about such arrangements.
  • Liberals enraged over latest news of officers in Freddie Gray case

    08/23/2016 1:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The long and winding saga of Freddie Gray has mostly drawn to a close, but that doesn’t mean that the topic has dried up in Social Justice Warrior circles. At the home of all things liberal – Vox – there is a fresh round of outrage regarding the officers involved in the incident. This one sub-header seems to capture the mood perfectly: “It’s even clearer now than after Freddie Gray’s death: The Baltimore Police Department is a disaster” So what is it that has everyone up in arms this time? As the Baltimore Sun reports, the officers who were found...
  • Md. school district: Don’t tell parents of transgender males bunking with daughters on field trips

    08/23/2016 10:21:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    A Maryland school district is instructing teachers and administrators not to tell parents if their daughters are bunking with male transgender students on overnight field trips. Bob Mosier, chief communications officer for the Anne Arundel County public school system, says in a training video on how to accommodate transgender students that privacy issues prevent the district from informing parents about such arrangements. “So, many of you might be asking yourselves, ‘So I’m at an overnight field trip, and I have student who’s biologically a male, identifies as a female, and we’ve worked with that student and her family, and that...
  • Trump finds support in former Democratic stronghold in Maryland

    08/21/2016 11:06:34 AM PDT · by cba123 · 19 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 20, 2016 | John Fritze
    Twenty years ago, when thousands of people still drove past his Edgemere gas station every day on their way to make steel and cars, Carl Hobson put up signs for Democrats. Now the 77-year-old displays one of the largest "Trump" signs in this blue-collar community. The "Make America Great Again" slogan is impossible to miss under the price for diesel. Hobson has owned the station since 1964, when Bethlehem Steel and General Motors weren't just large employers important to the local economy — they were fundamental to the region's culture. "People don't want a third term of Obama," Hobson said....
  • Dog Dies After Protecting Baby From Fire

    08/19/2016 6:00:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 19 AUGUST 2016 | KTRK
    BALTIMORE, MD (KTRK) -- Firefighters say a dog gave his life protecting an 8-month-old from a fire late Sunday. The girl is alive today thanks to an act of heroism and a heart-breaking loss for her family. Erika Poremski, the child's mother, said she had quickly stepped out to her car when she turned around to find the house in flames and her daughter Viviana inside. "I just heard her crying and I couldn't get to her," Poremski said. "I tried really hard, everyone in the neighborhood tried. They were kicking the doors in and kicking the windows out. I...
  • Drones offer bird’s-eye glimpse of Md. ‘ghost fleet’ (Videos)

    08/17/2016 5:18:00 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 17, 2016 6:44 pm | Tiffany Arnold
    Chesapeake Conservancy and Terrain360 are using drones to give a bird’s-eye tour of historic shipwrecks in an inaccessible zone of the Potomac River. WASHINGTON — There’s a corner of the Potomac River known as Mallows Bay that is teeming with sunken vessels, what has been described as a “ghost fleet” of more than 100 wrecked ships. You don’t even have to go beneath the river’s surface to get a good view of these ships. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your computer chair, thanks to the Chesapeake Conservancy’s latest effort. Through the use of drones, the Annapolis-based...