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  • New Baltimore Aerial Surveillance Program Raises Trust Issues.

    08/28/2016 10:22:50 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 51 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
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 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...
  • NTSB Launches Investigation Into Silver Spring Apartment Explosion

    08/17/2016 4:12:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    cbs ^ | 08/17/2016 | George Solis
    All seven victims in the Silver Spring explosion are now accounted for, while the intense investigation into the deadly blast that destroyed an apartment building kicks into high gear. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the explosion at the apartment complex. Investigators have been on scene since last week. Seven bodies have since been recovered from the rubble. Police believe, unfortunately, some of those may belong to people still reported missing. Recovery and rescue efforts continue in Silver Spring. A week later, the rubble and debris is as prominent as ever in the deadly fire and explosion that shook...
  • Teens volunteer to dig out sewage in Ellicott City [MD]

    08/12/2016 5:01:21 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 9 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 11, 2016 5:17 pm | Kate Ryan | @KateRyanWTOP
    WASHINGTON — In the blazing heat they walked up and down Old Ellicott City’s flood zone — a group of young people sometimes trudging up the hills, sometimes dashing door to door to help residents hit by the flash floods that rushed though the city July 30. The teenagers, high school and college students volunteering with Centennial Relief, were pushing a wheelbarrow filled with fresh fruits and vegetables and bag lunches, which are all free to the families affected by the flash flooding. Many homeowners had recently returned to see basements and first floors filled with soaked furniture and carpets....
  • Two dead, several missing and 34 injured after an explosion ... in a Washington DC suburb [trunc]

    08/11/2016 9:19:10 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 104 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 11 August 2016 | Liam Quinn and Sarah Dean
    Two people have been killed and more remain missing after a large explosion ripped through an apartment building in a Maryland suburb of Washington. At least 34 people, including three firefighters, have been injured. Residents are reported to have suffered burns from the blaze and fractures from jumping out of windows. Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Russ Hamill announced two people were killed in the blast in Silver Spring during a media conference on Thursday morning. The explosion was also declared a 'mass casualty incident', and added the building is still in 'extremely dangerous condition'.
  • Baltimore officials, Justice Department promise sweeping overhaul of city police

    08/10/2016 7:12:13 PM PDT · by Mariner · 45 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10th, 2016 | By Lynh Bui and Peter Hermann
    Baltimore’s top law enforcement and political leaders on Wednesday vowed a sweeping overhaul of the city Police Department after a searing rebuke of the agency’s practices, which the Justice Department said regularly discriminated against black residents in poor communities. Officials promised improved community relations, a purge of race-based policing and a modernized department that better trains officers and holds them accountable. But they warned that reforming an agency entrenched in a culture of unconstitutional policing would be a slow process and could cost millions of dollars. “Police reform won’t happen overnight or by chance,” Vanita Gupta, principal deputy assistant attorney...
  • The greatest! Michael Phelps gives Boomer a kiss and adds two more Olympic goldto his monster haul a

    08/09/2016 10:13:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 108 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10 August 2016 | Khaleda Rahman
    Michael Phelps gave his baby son Boomer a kiss as he added two more Olympic gold medals to his record total on Tuesday night after leading Team USA to victory in the 4x200 freestyle relay less than an hour after defeating his arch nemesis Chad Le Clos. Phelps made up for one of the rare losses in his brilliant career by seeing off rival Le Clos to win the men's 200m butterfly - and his twentieth Olympic gold medal, which he later admitted it was 'revenge' for 2012. 'There was so much emotion and so much build up for that...
  • Arrest Made in Pipe Bomb Attack on Maryland Police Vehicle

    08/07/2016 8:01:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    NBC 4 Washington ^ | August 7, 2016 | Darcy Spencer
    Authorities say a Thurmont, Maryland, man has been charged in a pipe bomb explosion that damaged a local police department vehicle. Officials said Saturday that 22-year-old Kyle Rutger Mueller is charged with four counts of possession of a destructive device, two counts of malicious destruction of property and one count of reckless endangerment. Officials say the pipe bomb with black powder residue and nails exploded about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, damaging a marked police SUV parked in front of an officer's home on Clark Avenue. No one was hurt. Police told News4 a Burger King receipt left in a bag of...
  • Helen Delich Bentley, congresswoman who was a staunch advocate of the port of Baltimore, dies

    08/06/2016 10:41:34 PM PDT · by Impy · 9 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 8-6-16 | Michael Dresser
    Helen Delich Bentley, the colorful and cantankerous former Maryland congresswoman whose fierce advocacy for the port of Baltimore led to its being named in her honor, died Saturday. Mrs. Bentley, who was 92, died at her home in Timonium, said longtime aide Key Kidder. She had brain cancer. She had a long and varied career that took her from The Baltimore Sun newsroom to the Federal Maritime Commission to the U.S. House of Representatives. She ran for governor in 1994 but lost in the Republican primary. "Congresswoman Bentley worked with tenacity, energy, and passion on behalf of her constituents, making...
  • Prince George's County Public Schools to Operate Satanist Youth Groups starting September, 2016

    08/05/2016 10:52:42 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 22 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 5, 2016
    Recently, a Satanist group called the "Satanic Temple" held a meeting in Salem, Massachusets, where they planned how to infiltrate public schools. At the meeting, the Satanists decided to form "After School Satan Clubs" to indoctrinate public school students into the Satanic worldview. Apparently, according to the Satanic Temple's website, several schools across the country have been offered to host these clubs, and it appears that the decision has already been made. One of the schools on the Satanic Temple's list is in Prince George's County, which borders Fairfax County. Bradbury Heights Elementary School, in Capitol Heights, Maryland, will operate...
  • Pipe Bomb Explodes on Police SUV in Maryland

    08/03/2016 6:13:21 PM PDT · by BrownsvilleBeerGuy · 28 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 8'/3/2016 | Stephan Tschida
    Someone placed a pipe bomb on the hood of a police cruiser in a Thurmont neighborhood. The bomb exploded just 20 minutes or so after the officer parked it in front of his home and went inside. Police say the blast shook the entire neighborhood shortly after midnight
  • Flooding snarls Baltimore area

    CNN)A flash flood emergency has been issued for portions of the Baltimore, Maryland, area, with the National Weather Service citing "severe" flooding and warning people to get to higher ground. "Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation," the weather service said in a warning issued at 10:40 p.m ET. "Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order."
  • Maryland’s Coming Fracking Showdown

    07/27/2016 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MC GOP ^ | July 26, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    The clock is counting down toward an important decision for Maryland’s economic future, namely whether to allow hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, to drill for natural gas in the state. Over a year ago, legislation that blocked fracking for another two years became law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature. That law barred the state from issuing drilling permits until October 2017 and required the Department of the Environment to adopt new regulations by October 2016. The passage of this law effectively delayed any decision on fracking until next year. To recap: the Marcellus Shale is a geological formation found...
  • Marilyn Mosby Slams Police Investigators, Baltimore Judge In Fiery Press Conference

    07/27/2016 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 76 replies
    Marilyn Mosby’s cases against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray has been by all accounts an utter failure, but the state’s attorney was nevertheless defiant on Wednesday when she announced her office is dropping charges against the three officers who still faced trial. The 36-year-old Mosby, who became a media darling last year when she announced charges against the officers for the arrest and death of Gray, complained during a press conference that the deck was stacked against her and her team of prosecutors. “While to this day we stand by the decisions, the legal theories,...
  • DNC Leak: The leader of Black Lives Matter, DeRay, is LITERALLY a paid surrogate of the Democrats

    07/25/2016 12:21:49 AM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 86 replies
  • Wikileaks DNC email dump reveals curious vetting process of Deray McKesson (Black Lives Matter)

    07/25/2016 1:36:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | July 24, 2016 | April Siese
    Wikileaks's ongoing series meant to discredit Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has certainly shaken up the party she's representing. The leak of nearly 20,000 DNC emails released on Friday brought to light improbable political tactics as well as called into question the Democrats' support of one of their own: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who had been campaigning for the nomination until he endorsed Clinton at a joint rally July 12. One of the more surprising items to emerge from the DNC dump is political operatives' treatment of Black Lives Matter activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate Deray McKesson. In an email...
  • Weary of protest, Baltimore activists seek change elsewhere

    07/23/2016 4:12:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 23, 2016 3:35 pm | JULIET LINDERMAN
    In this June 9, 2016 file photo, Arthur B. Johnson Jr., of Baltimore, demonstrates alone outside Baltimore's Courthouse East on the first day of the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore. More than a year after Freddie Gray's death, the same streets that exploded in fury and flame are calm. Despite back-to-back acquittals for officers charged in Gray's death, the physical protest movement that helped topple the careers of both the police commissioner and the mayor has dissipated, leaving activists exploring other...
  • Michelle Malkin to Lead Rally to 'Light the White House Blue' Friday July 22, 7:45 p.m.

    07/22/2016 10:36:35 AM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    Facebook ^ | Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    "An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans." -Donald Trump just now. Can I get an AMEN? Trump's forceful defense of our men & women in blue tonight at the GOP Convention is one of the top reasons I will unapologetically support him over lawless Hillary in November. How about you? If you are in the D.C. area tomorrow night, please meet me for #bluelightfriday at the White House at sundown! I'll be holding vigil for the fallen with my friend, former NYPD officer John Cardillo, and many other retired/active-duty LEOs and friends/families/supporters of LEOs. We're lighting...
  • Marilyn Mosby: Insanity Defined

    07/20/2016 2:36:18 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2016 | Ron Hosko
    Many believe the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. For them, we might consider including an image with the definition — the image of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Mosby, and her obedient if misguided courtroom prosecutors, are now not just zero for four in their efforts to convict Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. They are zero for 22, since not a single charge faced by the officers as they approached trial has held water.
  • Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death

    07/18/2016 8:35:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jul 18, 2016 | By David K. Li
    Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death By David K. Li July 18, 2016 | 10:42am Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death A Baltimore judge on Monday cleared the highest-ranking cop tied to Freddie Gray’s death. Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in a bench trial before Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Prosecutors had blamed Rice for Gray’s death because he did not put a seat belt on the prisoner when Gray was loaded into the back of a police van. Gray, 25, died from spinal cord injuries he...
  • COZY: BLM leader lives in home owned by Soros’ Open Society board member

    07/13/2016 8:33:13 AM PDT · by orchestra · 7 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 7/12/2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    #BlackLivesMatter leader DeRay Mckesson may claim to be leading a grassroots revolution for racial and economic justice, but he has close connections with the privileged and elite. Mckesson lives in a home owned by philanthropists James and Robin Wood in Baltimore, Maryland. It’s the same address he used when declaring his residency on his campaign committee registration form for his failed mayoral run in the city’s Democratic primary earlier this year.
  • How many must die on I-81? An open letter to government leaders

    07/10/2016 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | July 6, 2016 | Andy Bruns
    Dear Gov. Hogan, Rep. Delaney, Rep. Shuster … somebody: I'm Andy Bruns, and I run The Herald-Mail. I need to tell you something disturbing about myself. At least 10 times a week, I put a bullet in the revolver, spin the cylinder, put the gun to my head and pull the trigger. One of these days, the gun will go off. My friends and family will be devastated, and my children will be fatherless. No, I’m not suicidal. I, along with thousands of others in the region, simply commute to work on Interstate 81. The gun is only a metaphor,...
  • Baltimore saw steep fall in police numbers as murder rate soared

    07/07/2016 2:04:50 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 7, 2016 | Scott Malone
    Already beset by a public outcry over the high-profile death of a black man in police custody and a rising murder rate, Baltimore's police department is facing another headache: it's shrinking fast. The number of uniformed officers in the mid-Atlantic city fell 6.1 percent last year and has shrunk by even more in the first half of this year, according to police data seen by Reuters and not previously reported. The fall in 2015 was the biggest decline in police numbers among nine comparably-sized U.S. cities reviewed by Reuters. The police force in Detroit and El Paso shrank by 4.9...
  • Tom Marr, Widely Recognized Host of WCBM Baltimore, Dies at Age 73

    07/07/2016 1:00:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 7, 2016
    Tom Marr, the longtime WCBM-AM Radio talk show host widely recognized in Baltimore and beyond, died Thursday of a stroke following back surgery. He was 73. "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce Thomas A. Marr has passed away today due the severity of his stroke," said a statement on the WCBM website posted Thursday. "Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers!"
  • Remembering Mary Surratt; Marylander and Southerner

    07/07/2016 7:48:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 56 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Calvin Johnson
    The home to the Surratts would be named Surrattsville and today is Clinton The first woman to be executed in America took place on July 7, 1865. Her name was Mary Surratt. President Jefferson Davis said; “I love the Union and the Constitution, but I would rather leave the Union with the Constitution than remain in the Union without it.” America had not yet celebrated her 85th birthday when the South seceded from the Union in the year of our Lord 1861. Secession was recognized as a God given right that was also exercised by the 13 American Colonies in...
  • After millions spent on improvements, White Marsh business owners say flooding has worsened

    07/06/2016 9:10:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 28, 2016 | Pamela Wood
    Business owners in White Marsh are suing Baltimore County and the state over highway improvements and environmental projects that they say have caused chronic flooding on their properties. The Maryland Transportation Authority spent $1.08 billion widening Interstate 95, adding express toll lanes and reconfiguring exit ramps between Interstate 895 and White Marsh Boulevard. Baltimore County has spent $15.5 million on White Marsh Run over the past two years. The work was intended to improve the flow of highway traffic through the area and reduce runoff into local waterways. County officials say the stream restoration was designed so that it could...
  • No federal funding for two Baltimore transportation projects

    07/06/2016 8:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 6, 2016 | Michael Dresser and Colin Campbell
    Baltimore came up empty-handed Wednesday when the federal government turned down Maryland's request for $231 million to fund two large transportation projects. The state had been seeking $76.1 million in federal assistance for an Interstate 95 interchange project to spur redevelopment at the 160-acre Port Covington site in South Baltimore where Sagamore Development wants to build a mixed-use project with a new Under Armour corporate campus, housing, retail and more. The state also came up short on its bid for $155 million to help alleviate the freight rail bottleneck caused by the obsolete design of the Howard Street Tunnel, which...
  • Disbarment charges filed against Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby

    07/01/2016 5:54:22 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 24 replies
    dailyheadlines.net ^ | 7/1/16 | unknown
    A Georgetown law professor has filed disbarment charges against Marilyn Mosby for her corrupt prosecution of six Baltimore cops in the death of career criminal, Freddie Gray. There have now been 3 trials and Mosby hasn’t come close to winning one yet and has even been excoriated for withholding exculpatory evidence. The list of charges against Mosby are as follows: that she did not have probably cause to believe that there was sufficient admissible evidence to support a conviction of the officers; that she made public statements regarding the case which were false; that she improperly withheld evidence from the...
  • Maryland Attorney General Frosh Using Subpoenas to try to Silence Political Debate

    06/30/2016 12:51:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    MCGOP ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently joined 16 other state Attorneys General to launch, in their own words, “an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the ‘high-funded and morally vacant forces’ that have stymied attempts to combat global warming—starting with holding ExxonMobil and other industry giants accountable for fraud and suppression of key climate science.” In explaining his support of “AGs United for Clean Power,” Frosh said: “There is no doubt that climate change is an existential threat to our society and to our entire planet….I am deeply troubled that oil companies have contributed to the problem by intentionally...
  • Anti-Cop Race Activist DeRay McKesson Lands Job With Baltimore Schools Making $165,000 a Year

    06/30/2016 7:32:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Now Deray will work for the Baltimore School system. The Baltimore Sun reported: Civil rights activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson will return to his old stamping grounds at city school headquarters to lead the district’s office of human capital. Mckesson was named interim chief human capital officer on Tuesday by incoming schools CEO Sonja Santelises. It was the second and most high-profile cabinet appointment made by the new chief, who begins her tenure Friday. Santelises said Mckesson, who spent about two and a half years overseeing key reforms as a strategist and special assistant in the human...
  • Activist law professor calls for Mosby disbarment over prosecution in Freddie Gray case

    06/29/2016 1:46:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6-29-16 | Kevin Rector
    An activist law professor with a penchant for weighing in on high-profile legal cases has called for Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to be disbarred over her prosecution of six city police officers in the Freddie Gray case. John F. Banzhaf III, a public interest law professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, said he intended to mail a full complaint against Mosby to the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission on Wednesday. In the written complaint, obtained by The Baltimore Sun, Banzhaf calls Mosby a "runaway prosecutor" who has violated ethics rules governing the conduct of attorneys in...
  • Man, 20, sentenced to 15 years for arson amid Baltimore rioting

    06/28/2016 5:19:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/24/2016 | Jessica Anderson
    A 20-year-old man who was seen in widely circulated photos squirting lighter fluid on a pile of propane cylinders during the rioting in Baltimore in April 2015 was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison. Donta Betts of Baltimore pleaded guilty in March to making a destructive device near the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues on April 27, 2015. He also pleaded guilty to shooting a woman in the leg over a $20 drug deal on July 2, 2015, federal prosecutors said in court Friday. "Donta Betts engaged in arson, looting, assault and other mayhem during the Baltimore riots,"...
  • Former D.C. Congressman Fauntroy arrested, jailed on return to U.S. from Dubai

    06/28/2016 2:43:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    Former D.C. Congressman Walter Fauntroy, 83, is back in the U.S. after several years absence and, according to his attorney, he is in jail in Loudoun County, Va. Attorney Johnny Barnes said Fauntroy was arrested at Dulles Airport in Loudoun County Monday morning on his return from Dubai on an "unexpected" warrant from Prince George's County, Md. It involved Fauntroy's failure to appear in a court case in 2011 on allegations of fraud involving a 2009 Obama inauguration party that never took place.
  • Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Arson, Looting During Riots

    06/27/2016 10:10:51 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 6/27/16 | Rick Ritter
    After last year’s unrest in Baltimore, federal prosecutors vowed to bring rioters to justice. On Friday, they made good on their promise, sending one man to prison for 15 years. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Donta Betts was one of the key players in the Freddie Gray riots, looting, starting fires and even attacking police Squirting lighter fluid on a pile of propane cylinders, the infamous photo of Betts from the Freddie Gray riots went viral. He will now spend 15 years behind bars. “Donta Betts was a menace to society here in Baltimore. The scope of the criminal activity he was...
  • Police detective says misleading narrative presented to grand jury in Freddie Gray case

    06/26/2016 6:50:18 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    Detective Dawnyell Taylor said in a daily log of case notes on the investigation that a prosecutor handed her a four-page, typed narrative at the courthouse just before she appeared before the grand jury. "As I read over the narrative it had several things that I found to be inconsistent with our investigation," Taylor wrote, adding: "I thought the statements in the narrative were misquoted."
  • Marilyn Mosby may have an ethical obligation to abandon the rest of the Freddie Gray trials

    06/25/2016 9:42:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    hotair.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    With the complete acquittal of Caesar Goodson this week, the argument being made by Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has essentially imploded. Goodson was allegedly the “most culpable” in the death of Freddie Gray and the one officer involved in the incident who might have been convicted on any sort of charges. There are still four more trials slated to take place, however, all of which would grind more salt into the wounds between City Hall and the police force. Should they even continue? Legal experts are weighing in on the subject and there’s a fair case to to be...
  • 'This Is Not My Party': George Will Goes from GOP to Unaffiliated

    06/24/2016 6:50:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 199 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/24/2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Conservative columnist George Will told PJM he has officially left the Republican Party and urged conservatives not to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even if it leads to a Democratic victory in the 2016 presidential election. Will, who writes for the Washington Post, acknowledged it is a “little too late” for the Republican Party to find a replacement for Trump but had a message for Republican voters. “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said during an interview after his speech at a Federalist Society luncheon. Will said he changed...
  • Marilyn Mosby Embarrassed Again

    06/23/2016 4:24:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Marilyn Mosby is 0-for-3. A third Baltimore cop was found not guilty of murder in the Freddie Gray case. This was officer Caesar Goodson, who Mosby told us was the most likely to be convicted. She's being humiliated here and is being shown to be an incompetent, unqualified prosecutor. BREAK TRANSCRIPT Yeah, I know. The Freddie Gray van driver: Not guilty. Three not guilties, all decisions from a judge. The prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, humiliated and embarrassed at Baltimore city hall. What a joke it was from the beginning. Remember all the great things that were ahead for...
  • Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Officer Cleared of All Charges

    06/23/2016 1:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | June 23, 2016 | Chris Gordon
    The Baltimore police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray has been cleared on all counts, marking the second acquittal of an officer charged in connection with Gray's death. A third officer's trial ended in a hung jury. Police van driver Officer Caesar Goodson, 46, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office after Gray's death. He elected to be tried by a judge rather than by a jury. Judge Barry Williams found him not guilty on all seven charges Thursday. In the opinion he read, Williams said the prosecution failed...
  • Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges

    06/23/2016 9:29:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges ^ | June 23, 2016 | JESS BIDGOOD and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    BALTIMORE — The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury was acquitted on Thursday of second-degree murder and six lesser charges, leaving prosecutors still without a conviction after three high-profile trials in a case that has shaken this city. In his ruling, Judge Barry G. Williams rejected the prosecution’s claim that the officer, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., had given Mr. Gray a “rough ride” in the van, intentionally putting him at risk for an injury by taking a wide turn while Mr. Gray was not secured with a seatbelt. “The court...
  • Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Officer Not Guilty of Murder

    06/23/2016 7:54:02 AM PDT · by Enchante · 53 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | June 23, 2016 | Staff
    The Baltimore police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty of second-degree murder Thursday, WBAL reports. Officer Caesar Goodson was also charged with manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office after Gray's death.
  • Freddie Gray Van Driver Found Not Guilty of Murder

    06/23/2016 7:54:46 AM PDT · by LoneStarGI · 83 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | June 23, 2016 10:39 AM
    Office Caesar Goodson, who was driving the police van inside which Freddie Gray incurred his fatal neck injury, has been found not guilty of second-degree “depraved heart” murder Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Goodson, 46, has also been found not guilty on charges of manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.