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  • Baltimore Mayor: I Wanted To Give Space To Those Who ‘Wished To Destroy’ [VIDEO]

    04/26/2015 5:54:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made a stunning admission Saturday in the aftermath of violent protests over the recent death of Freddie Gray, saying she wanted to give space to those “who wished to destroy.”And destroy, some did.Numerous storefronts and vehicles were damaged and businesses were looted at the tail end of a day of demonstrations. Thirty-four people were arrested and six police officers suffered minor injuries. Baseball fans attending a game at Camden Yards were told to stay inside the ballpark until violence outside of the stadium subsided.“I’ve made it very clear that I work with the police and...
  • Baltimore Mayor Stuns With Remarks on Violent Freddie Gray Protesters Who ‘Wished to Destroy’

    04/26/2015 5:35:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 26, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Protests over the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody, took a violent turn on Saturday, resulting in dozens of arrests and widespread property damage. During a recent press conference, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake confirmed that the protesters were being given “space” to “destroy.” “While we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on,” the mayor said of the protesters. “We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well. And we work very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in...
  • Rep. Cummings Downplays Baltimore Riots

    04/26/2015 4:17:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/26/15 | Trey Sanchez
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) didn't think much of the Baltimore riots that erupted in protest of the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Speaking with Bob Schieffer on Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, Cummings spoke of the violence as a "situation" that "could've been a lot worse." The violence that erupted in Cummings's city caused the entire crowd gathered at the Baltimore Orioles' stadium to be stuck in lock down mode while the "protestors" raved outside smashing cop cars and hurling flaming barrels. Cummings, who was there at the time, said he had a direct hand in...
  • UNBELIEVABLE! Baltimore Mayor said she made sure police gave ‘space for those who wished to DESTROY’

    04/26/2015 4:11:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/26/15 | soopermexican
    In what is a pretty unbelievable admission, the Mayor of Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake admitted in a press conference that she gave instructions for police to protect protesters, including “those who wished to destroy,” and to give them some space.Watch below her comment beginning at the 7:30 mark:(video at link) Now keep in mind that Baltimore told people that they needed to stay in a ball park because they couldn’t control the protesters. SO they illegally detained law-abiding citizens in order to “give space” to those wanted to criminally destroy Baltimore. Welcome to ObamaLand, everybody! Coming to a neighborhood near you!
  • Video: Wheelchair-Bound Woman In Path Of Baltimore Riot's Thrown Projectiles

    04/26/2015 2:43:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Breitbart News
    A shocking video of Saturday’s violent riots in Baltimore, Maryland show an individual shielding a handicapped woman caught in the sights of a mob throwing bottles, trash cans, and other objects at random bar patrons.
  • President Obama, Media Laugh at Racist Cop Jokes While Baltimore Riots Rage

    04/26/2015 1:23:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-26 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Saturday Night Live star Cecily Strong hosted the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner Saturday night, cracking jokes at the expense of the 2016 presidential contenders, the Clinton Foundation, attendant members of the mainstream media, and of course, President Obama. But a couple of Strong’s jokes may have come at the worst possible time; a quip about racist police drew laughter and groans while the city of Baltimore was besieged by a race-based riot just a few miles away.
  • Maryland Dem (Elijah Cummings): Baltimore rioters 'mainly from out of town'

    04/26/2015 12:00:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/26/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) alleged Sunday that many rioters in Baltimore the previous night were from "out of town," noting that he was amid crowds in the area. A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, a black 25-year-old, in police custody turned violent as some went on a rampage as darkness fell, as they were seen smashing windows and throwing objects at police. "I've gotta give it to the citizens of Baltimore. I was there all day, and it was very peaceful all day," Cummings said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "At the end, there were a few people...
  • Mass rioting in Baltimore - VIDEOS

    04/26/2015 11:19:02 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 70 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/04/mass-rioting-in-baltimore-far-left-protesters-chuck-rocks-at-police-smash-windows-video/
  • We’re going to “shut down Baltimore”

    04/26/2015 6:24:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We still don’t know what happened to Freddie Gray in Baltimore earlier this month, aside from the general agreement that he died in police custody with a nearly severed spine. The city’s leaders have been out in front of this, delivering information to the public as it comes in and investigating every aspect of the incident. There is clearly the possibility that there was police misconduct – or at least negligence in prompt medical care and safety precautions – going on, but the facts are still being gathered. Following yet another press conference where the mayor and the police...
  • VIDEO: RT Producer Robbed On Camera While Filming Baltimore Riots

    04/26/2015 3:47:06 AM PDT · by absentee · 83 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/26/15 | Caleb Howe
    A producer for Ruptly, a video news service run by RT (formerly Russia Today), was robbed on camera while filming the violent protests in Baltimore overnight. The dramatic video shows the female victim first surrounded and harassed by a group of youths, who rapidly grow bolder reaching out at her, all the while hurling a stream of vulgarity and ranting about the police. She is then clearly physically attacked by the group. As the video stabilizes you see that the producer is chasing the thieves down the street trying to retrieve her stolen bag before the intervention of the...
  • Thirty-six thousand baseball fans penned in Baltimore stadium as Freddie Gray protests turn violent

    04/25/2015 8:40:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 95 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Apr 25th 2015
    Protests to demand answers in the case of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man died in Baltimore Police custody last week, descended into chaos on Saturday night. After a few hours of peaceful demonstrations, scores of rowdy protesters crowded outside Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox in ten innings. Spectators at the game, with a reported attendance of 36,757, were told that they could not leave the baseball stadium until cleared to do so by police, who allowed them to exit shortly after 10pm when the game ended.
  • Former DISA comptroller alleges retaliation [anti-deficiency act violations]

    04/25/2015 7:25:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Federal Computer Week ^ | 4/24/15 | Sean Lyngaas
    The Defense Information Systems Agency's former comptroller has accused the agency of demoting him after he reported accounting practices he believed were potentially illegal. "I went from comptroller to currently I'm sitting in an eight-by-ten office … and I've been told by [DISA Director Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins] I'm not to communicate, for any business reasons, with the agency while I'm under this so-called detail," Jimaye Sones, who was DISA comptroller from 2005 to 2013, told FCW in an exclusive interview. Sones has alleged that, starting in the fall of 2012, he began warning DISA's leadership that the agency risked...
  • ‘American Sniper’ derailed by Muslim complaints at University of Maryland

    04/24/2015 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    The University of Maryland joins the University of Michigan in the ranks of educational institutions with an "American Sniper" controversy. Muslim student protests prompted the University of Maryland at College Park to announce the cancellation of the movie about deceased Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. "American Sniper only perpetuates the spread of Islamophobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason. This movie dehumanizes Muslim individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes," the university's Muslim Students Association said in its petition, Fox News reported Thursday.
  • If the University of Maryland won’t screen ‘American Sniper,’ I will

    04/24/2015 11:57:53 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 18 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 4/24/15 | David Vogt
    As a Marine combat veteran and former Marine of the Year, I am extremely disappointed in the University of Maryland’s decision to silence the story of a man who valiantly served our great nation. Just like the men and women I had the privilege of serving beside in the Marine Corps, Chris Kyle put on his uniform every day to protect and preserve liberty, the open discussion of ideas, and the opportunity for every American — regardless of race, religion, culture, or gender — to succeed and achieve the American Dream.
  • No Mor Chikin: Johns Hopkins Students Ban Chick-fil-A From Campus [Communism On Campus?]

    04/24/2015 11:47:14 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    YahooNews ^ | April 24, 2015 | Ashley Jakubczyk
    No Mor Chikin: Johns Hopkins Students Ban Chick-fil-A From Campus By Ashley Jakubczyk The students of Johns Hopkins University have a message for Chick-fil-A: No, thank you. The university’s Student Government Association approved a resolution this week saying that university officials should pick “other non-discriminatory options” and rule out any “current and future Chick-fil-A development plans” if searching for new dining vendors on campus. In the resolution, which passed 18 to 8, the SGA stated that having a Chick-fil-A location on campus would be a “microaggression” toward the campus community, including “visiting prospective and current students, staff, faculty, and other...
  • Johns Hopkins University Votes to Ban Chick-fil-A From Campus

    04/24/2015 6:58:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/24/2015 | Sarah Begley
    Students at Johns Hopkins University voted this week to ask the school’s administrators to prevent Chick-fil-A from opening a store on campus. Citing Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s opposition to gay marriage, students said the presence of the chain on campus would be a microaggression against LGBT members of the community, Eater reports. Though the Student Government Association approved the resolution, the move is purely hypothetical: there’s no indication that the Johns Hopkins administration was in negotiations with Chick-fil-A, though some students had wondered whether the chain might open a location in a new building under construction on campus.
  • PGPD Arrests man for homicide of toddler

    04/24/2015 6:17:19 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The Bay Net ^ | April 23, 2015
    The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with the homicide of a toddler. The suspect is 29-year-old Joshua Riley of the 9900 block of Good Luck Road in Lanham. The victim is 23-month-old Anthony Winfrey of Lanham.
  • Martin O'Malley's Modern-Day Know-Nothingness

    04/22/2015 6:00:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is thinking about running for president on the Democratic ticket by appealing to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's populist fans. Warren is a very bright former Harvard law professor. So it is interesting that O'Malley thinks the best way to reach out to her fans is to say remarkably stupid things. Steve Inskeep, host of NPR's "Morning Edition," recently interviewed O'Malley, asking him to respond to something GOP presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio had said. Inskeep: "[Rubio] argues that an active government actually keeps people frozen at their economic status because if you are well off,...
  • Martin O’Malley is getting bolder and bolder. That’s a problem for Hillary.

    04/23/2015 5:42:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | April 22,2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley probably can't win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. But he can make things very uncomfortable for Hillary Clinton. Of late, he seems very committed to doing just that. The latest gambit by O'Malley came Wednesday when he sent an e-mail to supporters pledging his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "To me, opposing bad trade deals like TPP is just common sense," O'Malley wrote. "American workers whose jobs could be on the line right now are owed more than lip service. They deserve to know where leaders stand."
  • Hillary’s Woes Help O’Malley Grow a Spine [chihuahua alert]

    04/23/2015 5:51:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Commentary ^ | 4/23/15 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley hasn’t gotten much respect from the pundits for his plans to run for president. Since up until now O’Malley has been treating Hillary Clinton with a deference that is not compatible with a serious challenge to her grip on the Democratic nomination, why should anyone take him seriously? But the days of O’Malley bowing and scraping before the might of the Clintons may be over, and that may have more to do with Clinton’s problems than O’Malley growing a spine.O’Malley is now firing shots at Clinton about trade, indicating he plans to try to run...
  • Erdoğan, Obama to open mosque in US

    04/20/2015 4:48:06 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 31 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | April/20/2015
    The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkey’s foreign minister said April 19. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who was on a three-day visit to Washington, visited the center that also has a medium-sized mosque, and lunched with representatives from the American Muslim community. “During a phone call, President [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan asked President [Barack] Obama to accompany him in opening the center together and President Obama accepted his offer in principle,’” Çavuşoğlu told the representatives. If Obama’s schedule allows at the time of the opening, he will accompany Erdoğan. The...
  • Broken Promise: Obama Won't Describe Armenian Massacre As "Genocide"

    04/22/2015 3:33:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | John Sexton
    President Obama will once again avoid using the word “genocide” at a ceremony to designed to memorialize more than a million Armenians murdered by the Ottaman Turks 100 years ago. During his 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama repeatedly promised he would label the massacre a genocide as president.
  • Broken Promise: Obama Won’t Describe Armenian Massacre as ‘Genocide’

    04/21/2015 10:24:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2015 | John Sexton
    resident Obama will once again avoid using the word “genocide” at a ceremony to designed to memorialize more than a million Armenians murdered by the Ottaman Turks 100 years ago. During his 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama repeatedly promised he would label the massacre a genocide as president. The LA Times reports the decision to avoid using the word genocide was revealed Tuesday after the White House held a meeting with Armenian groups. The ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the deaths of as many as 1.5 million people will be held this Friday. ... Rep. Adam Schiff of California has...
  • Are Hillary Clinton’s China ties behind a dropped espionage investigation?

    04/23/2015 5:14:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 4/23/15 | Jon Dougherty
    Few Americans could fathom the notion that the United States is so indebted to China that one of Beijing’s spies could get away with espionage – especially with an White House in love with espionage prosecutions. But that might be the only reasonable explanation for the Obama administration’s decision to pass on prosecuting a State Department contractor who was allegedly paid thousands of dollars to someone believed to be a Chinese agent seeking information on Americans. According to Fox News, a November 2014 FBI affidavit that was filed in U.S. district court in Maryland indicates that the FBI launched a...
  • ‘WE WILL KILL!! STRAIGHT UP!!’ – Black protesters take over CNN, curse on-air in Baltimore

    04/22/2015 5:38:25 AM PDT · by blueyon · 107 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 4/21/15 | soopermexican
    "‘WE WILL KILL!! STRAIGHT UP!!’ – Black protesters take over CNN, curse on-air in Baltimore (Video)" The terrible case of Freddie Gray is once again being litigated in the streets instead of the courts, and the anger boiled over into a CNN broadcast when protesters started cursing on air and finished with the threat, “we WILL KILL! Straight up!” Watch below, there is a lot of explicit language:
  • 6 Baltimore police officers suspended amid investigation of suspect's fatal spine injury

    04/21/2015 5:14:12 AM PDT · by Theoria · 65 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 21 April 2015 | FoxNews
    Baltimore's mayor, police officials, and prosecutor sought to calm their city Monday, while six officers were suspended as authorities investigated how a suspect suffered a fatal spine injury in police custody last week. A week after Freddie Gray, 25, was pulled off the street and into a police van, authorities don't have any videos or other evidence explaining what happened to cause the "medical emergency" an arresting officer said Gray suffered while being taken to the local police station, Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said. The Gray family's lawyer, Billy Murphy, had said that Gray's "spine was 80 percent severed at...
  • Martin O’Malley Calls GOP Opposition to Excessive Regulations (bleep)

    04/21/2015 4:13:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/20/15 | William Bigelow
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is strongly considering challenging Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, had some choice words for Clinton as well as the Republican Party in an interview he conducted with NPR on Monday—at least one of the words was bleeped out. O’Malley, a hard leftist whose record of raising taxes leaves no stone unturned in enriching the state of Maryland from private coffers, called the GOP’s contention that excessive regulations burden Americans and leave them unable to progress economically “patently bulls—.” True to his own leftist philosophy, he channeled Occupy Wall Street, asserting that...
  • President Erdogan and Obama to open Turkish-Islamic community center in US

    04/20/2015 1:30:01 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 21 replies
    Daily Sabah Americas ^ | 4/20/15 | ANADOLU AGENCY WASHINGTON
    The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkey's foreign minister said Sunday. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited the center that also has a middle-sized mosque on a three-day visit to Washington, and lunched with representatives from the American Muslim community. "During a phone call, President (Recep Tayyip) Erdoğan asked President (Barack) Obama to accompany him in opening the center together and President Obama accepted his offer'in principle,'" Çavuşoğlu told the representatives. If Obama's schedule allows at the time of the opening, he will accompany Erdoğan. The complex is built on a large...
  • Exclusive: Edmonston police have special, untraceable license plates

    04/20/2015 1:28:18 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 33 replies
    WTOP News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Ari Ashe
    Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) issues these plates to police departments for officers in unmarked cars involved in sensitive investigations such as narcotics, organized crime or terrorism. Confidential tags cannot be traced back to any specific person or organization if a criminal has a source run the plates through conventional databases. But all three police sources also expressed bewilderment about why the Edmonston Police Department would need any confidential tags. Each pointed out that Edmonston is a very small town, and that any major narcotics, terrorism or organized crime investigation would be outsourced... The Town denies any allegation that this...
  • Baltimore Officials Promise Investigation Into Death of Man After His Arrest

    04/20/2015 11:58:03 AM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 April 2015 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    Amid national protests over police treatment of black men, Baltimore officials have promised to investigate the death of Freddie Gray, an apparently healthy 25-year-old who was rushed to a hospital with spinal cord injuries after being chased and tackled by police officers. Mr. Gray, who is black, died Sunday, a week after his arrest. His family’s lawyer said that 80 percent of his spinal cord was severed at the neck while he was in police custody, and that he later lapsed into a coma. Witnesses captured parts of Mr Gray’s encounter with the police on a cellphone video, in which...
  • Obama and Erdogan to open new mosque together in Maryland

    04/20/2015 7:52:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 59 replies
    By The Right Scoop ^ | 4/20/15 | By The Right Scoop
    A couple of years ago it was reported that Turkey was helping fund the building of a $100 million dollar mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland. In fact Erdogan visited the mosque when he was here in May of 2013, promising to come back for the opening. Well that time has apparently arrived and now Erdogan and Obama will be together at the mosque for the big opening ceremony: ANADOLU AGENCY – The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkey’s foreign minister said Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu, on a three-day visit to...
  • These Blue States Have Tried the Elizabeth Warren Model. Their Residents Are Fleeing.

    04/19/2015 7:09:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | april 19, 2015 | stephen moore
    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently appeared on one of the late night talk shows, beating the class warfare drum and arguing for billions of dollars in new social programs paid for with higher taxes on millionaires and billionaires. In recent years, though, blue states such as California, Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland and Minnesota adopted this very strategy, and they raised taxes on their wealthy residents. How did it work out? Almost all of these states lag behind the national average in growth of jobs and incomes. So, if income redistribution policies are the solution to shrinking the gap between rich...
  • Hogan to host Christie fundraiser in Annapolis

    04/16/2015 6:09:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/16/15 | Robert Costa
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will host a fundraiser next month in Annapolis for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a fellow blue-state Republican and likely presidential contender, according to an invitation obtained by The Washington Post. The move, a rare foray into the national political scene by the first-term governor, signals Hogan’s unsurprising and early support for Christie’s potential bid for the 2016 Republican nomination. During Hogan’s 2014 race, Christie was an enthusiastic backer of Hogan’s candidacy and helped propel his underdog victory with a series of appearances and funding secured from the Republican Governors Association, which Christie chaired at the...
  • Pr. George’s bridge hit by contractor’s excavator collapses, blocking Metro (Green Ln/Camden MARC)

    04/15/2015 6:44:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/15/15 | Lynh Bui and Michael Laris
    A Maryland pedestrian bridge frequented by fishermen, dog walkers and families who go there to watch the trains passing below collapsed Wednesday after a Metro contractor’s excavator smashed into the 50- to 60-foot structure. The span was open, but empty, at the time, and nobody was hurt. The actions of the contractor, Skanska, are under review. A large section of the bridge’s concrete base and walkway — which traversed Green Line and MARC train tracks in Prince George’s County — crashed onto a construction vehicle below, leaving the bridge’s mangled chain-link safety fencing hanging awkwardly in the air.
  • 'Free Range' Kids Picked Up Again By Police In Maryland; 'Beyond Ridiculous,' Mother Declares

    04/14/2015 11:22:57 AM PDT · by drewh · 192 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/13/2015 12:27:33 PM
    Two suburban Washington, D.C., parents are under scrutiny again for letting their 6- and 10-year-old children play in a park and walk home alone in a case that has stirred debate about "free-range" parenting and government powers. For the second time in four months, police picked up the children of Danielle and Alexander Meitiv on Sunday as they were walking home alone from a park that's nearly a mile from their house. This time, instead of bringing the children home, police took them directly to Child Protective Services. "It's beyond ridiculous," Danielle Meitiv said Monday. "The world is safer today,...
  • Police: Man killed wife at Dunkin Donuts in Md.

    04/14/2015 7:57:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Sherri Ly
    Police say Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel savagely murdered his wife inside the store near Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover late Sunday night. The body of 21-year-old Palak Bhadreshkumar Patel was found in the kitchen. A customer who was suspicious after seeing no workers inside alerted police around 10:50 p.m. An Anne Arundel County Police officer went in and found the victim. Police say she had been struck multiple times with what one source described as a type of sword or machete.
  • Md. parents who let kids walk alone being investigated again

    04/13/2015 11:03:44 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    MSN News ^ | 04/13/2015 | MEG WAGNER
    The Maryland parents who let their “free-range” kids walk home alone and were found responsible of unsubstantiated child neglect are under fire again for leaving the children unsupervised in a park. Child Protective Services is investigating Danielle and Alexander Meitiv after their children were found alone in a Silver Springs park Sunday, NBC Washington reported.
  • Gary Hart: The Billion-dollar Clinton campaign should 'frighten' Americans

    04/06/2015 7:21:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/06/2015 | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Gary Hart has serious reservations about a Hillary Clinton candidacy. The prospect of a billion-dollar Clinton campaign “ought to frighten every American,” he said in an interview with POLITICO, and Democrats would be better served by a competitive primary that forced her to speak in more depth about the issues. Hart, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, offered his opinions in a phone interview Wednesday where he also expressed admiration of Elizabeth Warren and gave advice to prospective challenger Martin O’Malley, a former Hart campaign staffer. “I like Hillary Clinton. I really appreciate what she and her husband have done …...
  • O’Malley: Republicans ‘Hate’ Obama More Than They ‘Distrust’ The Ayatollah

    04/12/2015 2:24:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    JP - Jewish Political News Updates ^ | April 11, 2015 | Jacob Kornbluh Share
    Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, a potential challenger to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primaries, had a word or two to say to those criticizing President Barack Obama over the framework of a nuclear deal with Iran, announced last week. “When you hate the President of the United States more than you distrust the Ayatollah then you probably shouldn’t be in the United States Senate,” O’Malley said during an interview with the Iowa Press on Saturday. He referred to the Cotton letter signed by 47 Republican Senators that was sent to Iranian leaders last month. O’Malley, who is still...
  • Maryland's student government joins push to have stadium's name changed [Byrd Stadium]

    04/10/2015 8:05:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 9, 2015 | Graham Watson
    If student groups have their way, Maryland’s Byrd Stadium could be getting a new name. A proposal to have the stadium’s name changed was backed by the student government Wednesday night amid protests that the stadium’s namesake held beliefs contrary to the school’s core principles. H.C. “Curley” Byrd was a former university president from 1936 to 1954, and helped raise funds to get the stadium built in 1950. He also was a well-known racist, who prevented African-Americans from playing sports at Maryland until 1951 and fought for the separation of black and white students.
  • Man is shot at U.S. Census Bureau [Suitland, MD]

    04/09/2015 5:35:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington (com)Post ^ | 4/9/15 | Julie Zauzmer and Clarence Williams
    A security guard was critically injured in a shooting at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland on Thursday evening. Prince George’s County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said that an adult male who was standing guard at a gate to the facility had suffered at least one gunshot wound to his upper body. Brady said the victim’s condition was “extremely critical.” At about 7:45 p.m., roughly two dozen military-clad officers with rifles entered the Census campus and began sweeping through parking garages and lots. It was unclear which police agency the officers represented. Around the same time, an announcement...
  • Campaign Finance Complaints Filed Against 4 Presidential Hopefuls[O’Malley-Santorum-Walker-Bush]

    04/01/2015 8:53:53 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 31 March 2015 | Eric Lichtblau
    For months, White House hopefuls from both parties have been raising millions in unlimited contributions at upscale fund-raisers from Manhattan to Palm Springs, Calif. — all without officially declaring themselves candidates and becoming subject to federal caps on contributions. Only a few of some 20 would-be presidential candidates have even bothered to set up the exploratory committees that were once a time-tested way to declare interest in the White House — and that set off their own fund-raising restrictions. But two leading campaign finance groups charged on Tuesday that the spread of these unofficial campaigns in recent months was not...
  • Baltimore Police used secret technology to track cellphones in thousands of cases

    04/09/2015 1:47:57 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 9, 2015 | Justin Fenton
    he Baltimore Police Department has used an invasive and controversial cellphone tracking device thousands of times in recent years while following instructions from the FBI to withhold information about it from prosecutors and judges, a detective revealed in court testimony Wednesday.. The testimony shows for the first time how frequently city police are using a cell site simulator, more commonly known as a "stingray," a technology that authorities have gone to great lengths to avoid disclosing. The device mimics a cellphone tower to force phones within its range to connect. Police use it to track down stolen phones or find...
  • Fourteen Tweets Explain The Washingon, D.C., Power Outage

    04/08/2015 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 8, 2015 | James Beattie
    A power outage inconvenienced residents in Washington, D.C., and southern Maryland Tuesday.According to The Washington Post, much of the area briefly lost power due to a piece of metal coming apart at a power plant. This outage affected public and private buildings alike, including The White House, the Department of Energy, and the Department of State. Advertisement-content continues below As The Post reports, “a dozen people were trapped in stalled elevators passengers were left searching for exits in darkened underground Metro stations, and a building full of Department Energy employees and the main campus of the University of Maryland closed...
  • Power Outage in DC

    04/07/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 206 replies
    Foxnews is reporting power is out all over the US Capital.
  • Analysts see 2 ‘hardcore' liberal Democrats running for U.S. Senate in Maryland

    04/07/2015 1:57:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    ABC2 News ^ | April 7, 2015 | by Glynis Kazanjian
    BALTIMORE - Democratic primary voters should find little difference in political ideology between the two candidates running to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, according to outside analysts. Both U.S. Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen are ranked “hardcore liberals” by On The Issues, a political website that analyzes policy issues supported by federal, state and local politicians. Both Edwards and Van Hollen are considered reliable Democrats, who vote with their party 100% of the time, according to The Sunlight Foundation, a national, non-partisan organization that focuses on transparency and accountability in government and politics. Rep. Elijah Cummings, 7th, ranking...
  • Eight Killed in Maryland of Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    04/07/2015 10:01:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 103 replies
    AP ^ | April 7, 2015
    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — A single dad and his seven children were found dead in their one-story home, relatives said, and though officials gave no details on the cause of the deaths, the man's stepfather said he had been trying to keep the family warm with a generator after the power was cut because of an outstanding bill. Lloyd Edwards told The Associated Press that his stepson, 36-year-old Rodney Todd, had bought the generator after the power was shut off to the home in Princess Anne, about 60 miles southeast of Annapolis on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He said those...
  • D.C., parts of Md., Va., join de Blasio to demand amnesty for illegal immigrants

    04/06/2015 9:32:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Alexandria, the District of Columbia and Montgomery County joined New York City and dozens of other municipalities across the country Monday in demanding a court allow President Obama’s deportation amnesty to go into effect immediately, saying they want the tax revenue they think the newly legalized workers would bring. A federal court in Texas halted the amnesty, ruling that Mr. Obama likely broke the law in declaring it, but the local officials,...
  • Hillary's poll numbers tanking as e-mail scandal takes a toll: Trails Paul in PA, Bush in Florida

    04/02/2015 1:51:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/02/2015 | Rick Moran
    Andrew Malcolm at Investor's Business Daily points out that some key state polls show that Hillary Clinton is losing support fast and that the e-mail scandal is playing a bigger role than first thought. According to the newest numbers, Hillary Clinton is now running three points behind Jeb Bush in the key swing state of Florida. And her lead over Marco Rubio there has collapsed from ten points to but two points. Of course, none of those people have yet to announce their candidacy. Everyone is pretending they don't know that she'll announce later this month, Rubio likely in...
  • Motel ‘party’ with strangers preceded spy agency shooting

    03/31/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-31-15 | Merideth Somers
    Two cross-dressing men who were shot at by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who picked them up for a motel “party,” police said Tuesday. One suspect was killed and the other was injured, along with an NSA police officer, as the driver of the stolen SUV apparently tried to get away from the guards. The SUV’s owner, a 60-year-old man from Baltimore who has not been publicly identified, told investigators that he had picked up the two strangers in Baltimore. They arrived around 7:30...