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  • Hogan calls Peace Cross ruling 'outrageous,' vows to fight

    10/20/2017 7:22:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 10/20/17 | John Fritze
    Gov. Larry Hogan called a federal appeals court ruling that a cross-shaped war memorial in Prince George’s County unconstitutional "outrageous" and an "overreach," and vowed that his administration would fight it.In a social media post, the Republican governor wrote Friday that he has passed by the memorial in Bladensburg known as the Peace Cross thousands of times. He said the 40-foot Latin cross is an "incredible tribute" to veterans. A divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit found Wednesday that the World War I Veterans Memorial “aggrandizes the Latin cross” to the point that an observer would conclude...
  • Bill O'Reilly: SCOTUS Will Let 'Peace Cross' Stand in Maryland

    10/20/2017 1:07:24 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 19, 2017 | Todd Beamon
    Bill O'Reilly expressed hope Thursday the Supreme Court will ultimately decide a 40-foot "Peace Cross" honoring World War I soldiers on public land in Maryland can stand, telling Newsmax TV "there's no doubt in my mind that it would." "What makes it really disturbing is that everybody acknowledges that the World War I memorial is basically directing people, Americans and others who are visiting, to honor those who lost their lives in that conflict," O'Reilly told "Newsmax Now" host John Bachman in an interview. "That's all."
  • [Ellicott City MD] Girl Scout leader faces child pornography charges

    10/20/2017 4:04:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    WBAL ^ | 10/19/17
    A Howard County man who is a volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.In August, investigators found and downloaded child porn that was distributed to a specific internet address, Maryland State Police said.Troopers served a search warrant at the house Thursday morning and found a computer that contained multiple images and/or videos of child porn.Stacy Mizrahi, 45, of Ellicott City, was arrested and charged.State polices said that, along with two other women, Mizrahi is the leader of Troop No. 715. There is no information that any crimes have been...
  • Guidance Counselor Sexually Assaults 2 Women He Met On Tinder: Police (A. Einstein HS, Mont. Co)

    10/19/2017 4:43:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Patch ^ | 10/19/17 | Cameron Luttrell
    A guidance counselor at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two women he met via the social media dating app Tinder in two unrelated incidents, Montgomery County police said. Colin Sime Black, 33, of Clemson Court in Rockville was arrested Thursday. Police said he met the two women on two unrelated occasions, and the victims do not know each other.One of the victims agreed to meet Black at his Rockville apartment on March 24. The woman engaged in consensual sex with Black, who then committed additional sexual acts without her consent, police said....
  • Police: Suspect in 6 shootings in Maryland, Delaware, caught

    10/19/2017 12:28:26 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | October 19, 2017 | Darran Simon, Chris Boyette and Jason Hanna
    (CNN)A suspect in shootings in Maryland and Delaware on Wednesday that left three people dead and three others injured was caught in Delaware after a manhunt, authorities said. Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, is accused of killing three people and wounding two others at his job in Maryland on Wednesday morning. Police say he shot a sixth person about two hours later at a Wilmington, Delaware, car dealership. In the late afternoon, authorities zeroed in on the suspected gunman's vehicle -- a 2008 black GMC Acadia SUV -- about 15 miles from the scene of the second shooting. A tipster saw...
  • Police capture shooter they say targeted 6 people he knew [MD/DE shooter]

    10/19/2017 4:06:00 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 39 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | October 19, 2017 3:29 am | AP
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A sweeping multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on high alert for more than 10 hours ended when law enforcement officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings. Radee Prince, 37, of Elkton, Maryland, shot five co-workers early Wednesday at a granite company in Maryland, then drove to Wilmington, Delaware, and shot an acquaintance in the head at a used car lot, police in Maryland and Delaware said. Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy said at a news conference Wednesday night that police and federal agents...
  • Appeals court finds Bladensburg cross violates Constitution [Maryland]

    10/18/2017 6:59:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2017 10:34 AM EDT
    A federal appeals court has found that a 40-foot-tall cross on a Maryland state highway median just outside Washington violates the U.S. Constitution. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Richmond ruled Wednesday that the 92-year-old monument known as the Bladensburg cross amounts to government sponsorship of a particular religion. […] The American Humanist Association said it endorses Christianity while ignoring non-Christian veterans. …
  • Peace Cross of Bladensburg ruled unconstitutional by appeals court

    10/18/2017 4:18:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/18/17 | Bradford Richardson
    A three-judge court panel ruled Wednesday that a World War I memorial in the shape of a cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, is unconstitutional, a decision that a legal scholar says could imperil other similar memorials. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the 40-foot cross erected 92 years ago violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. “The monument here has the primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively entangles the government in religion,” Judge Stephanie Thacker wrote for the majority. “The Latin cross is the core symbol of Christianity. And here, it is 40...
  • 3 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Harford Co. [MD] business park

    10/18/2017 9:13:23 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 37 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | October 18, 2017 11:50 am | John Aaron | @JohnAaronWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Three people were killed and two critically injured in a shooting at a Maryland business park north of Baltimore Wednesday morning. The shooting occurred at a business in the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, Maryland, and police continue to search for the shooter, who officials identified as Radee L. Prince, 37. The five victims were believed to all be employees of Advanced Granite Solutions, which Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler said was targeted by the shooter. “There’s an individual out there on the loose who committed one of the most henious acts we’ve ever seen in our county,”...
  • 3 dead in 'heinous' Maryland workplace shooting, suspect on the loose

    10/18/2017 9:09:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 18, 2017 | M.L. Nestel
    Three people are dead after a workplace shooting in Maryland, police said today. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told reporters this morning that the suspect was still on the loose. The shooting took place inside a business complex at Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood. "Multiple injuries reported," the Harford County Sheriff's Office tweeted earlier today....
  • Hillary Clinton’s lawyers defended by state of Maryland amid ethics probe

    10/17/2017 3:15:04 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Maryland officials appear to have begun to circle the wagons in defending Hillary Clinton’s lawyers, according to the lawyer trying to get them punished by the state bar. Ty Clevenger, who last month won a court order demanding the state’s attorney grievance commission investigate David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson over accusations of destruction of evidence, says the state is now refusing to divulge the progress of the probe, breaking its usual rules. Mr. Clevenger also said the state’s top court quietly changed the rules in June to allow the bar to refuse to investigate complaints filed by...
  • Report: IRS refuses to give back $59G to vet after seizing his business cash

    10/17/2017 2:38:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/17
    The Internal Revenue Service is reportedly refusing to give back more than $59,000 to U.S. military veteran after it seized his gas station’s cash during a raid that found no evidence of criminal activity.Oh Suk Kwon, 73, a South Korea immigrant who came to the U.S. back in the 1970s and served four years as a fleet mechanic in the U.S. army, bought a gas station in Maryland in 2007 following decades of work at an electrical plant as an auto mechanic. “When I came to the United States, I had to do something for the country,” he told the...
  • Man Declares ‘All White People Are Evil,’ Spits In Homeless Man’s Face

    10/16/2017 6:50:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/16/17 | Amber Randall
    Maryland police charged a black man with a hate crime after he allegedly spat in the face of a disabled white man and shouted “all white people are evil.”Marquis Evans-Royster, 27, walked up to a 52-year-old homeless disabled white man while on a city bus, WJLA-TV reported Monday. Authorities maintained Evans- Royster told the man he owed him because of slavery.“You owe me for making my grandmother a slave,” Evans-Royster said to the man. According to police, he also turned to other passengers on the bus and yelled, “All white people are evil.” He also allegedly told two of the...
  • Suspect Arrested for Campus Graffiti Swastika Is Black Ex-Employee

    10/16/2017 2:30:25 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/16/17 | Tom Knighton
    A while back, someone spray-painted a swastika on a trash cart at the University of Maryland. As with so many other similar situations lately, students got extremely upset and the school did its best to respond. Also, as with so many other similar situations lately, it appears we have yet another faked hate crime. From The College Fix: You wouldn’t know it by reading news from the University of Maryland or its student newspaper, but the suspect charged in connection with a spray-painted swastika on campus is … African-American. ... So maybe that’s why currently only one news outlet notes...
  • Man charged in U. Maryland swastika vandalism is black former UMD employee

    10/16/2017 6:11:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 15, 2017 | Staff
    You wouldn’t know it by reading news from the University of Maryland or its student newspaper, but the suspect charged in connection with a spray-painted swastika on campus is … African-American.
  • Police ID Woman Charged With Murdering Husband At Hopkins Hospital

    10/14/2017 8:06:12 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 14 replies
    WJZ CBS Baltimore ^ | 14 October 2017 | WJZ TV
    . . . Hospital staff told police that Jones and Yancey had been arguing while waiting for their 14-year-old son to get a procedure. Shortly after, Jones came out of the room and said Yancey had cut himself. Staff went into the room and found Yancey with lacerations to the upper body. Yancey was pronounced dead a short time later. Jones left the hospital before officers arrived on scene. . . .
  • Rascovar: Hogan, king of the road(s)

    10/15/2017 5:16:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | September 24, 2017 | Barry Rascovar
    Gov. Larry Hogan never met a highway project he didn’t like. He’s a 1950s type of politician – solve all the state’s transportation gridlock and congestion by paving the countryside with lanes of new concrete.He’s got a $9 billion plan that is a lollapalooza: Let construction giants build and pay for toll lanes on the Capital Beltway and the busy I-270 corridor from the beltway to Frederick – 70 miles of exclusive Lexus lanes – and let those companies reap the toll rewards so they can recoup a staggering $7.6 billion investment (the actual cost is likely to be substantially...
  • Trump Voter Fraud Commission Researcher Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

    10/14/2017 8:15:58 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 5 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 14 October 2017 | John Wagner
    A Maryland man arrested this week after authorities said they found child pornography on his cellphone worked for President Trump’s voter fraud commission..." [The article does not inform us until the fourth paragraph that the man was NOT hired by Trump's Commission, but was seconded from another federal job.]
  • Confirmed: Carhart’s New Late-Term Abortion Facility in Bethesda is Illegally Unlicensed

    10/14/2017 5:25:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | 10/13/17 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Operation Rescue has received confirmation from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that the new late-term abortion facility located at 10401 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 104 in Bethesda, Maryland, is not licensed as an abortion facility as required by state law.The facility, currently operating under the name AbortionClinics.org, Inc., is run by Nebraska late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart.That means any abortions he plans to do beginning on October 17, 2017, would be illegal.Since Operation Rescue released the address of Carhart’s secret new abortion facility yesterday, the AbortionClinics.org web site has been changed to show a location in Bethesda, Maryland,...
  • Donald Trump takes a field trip to Secret Service training site

    10/13/2017 6:01:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/13/17
    Touring the suburban facility where Secret Service agents sharpen their skills, President Donald Trump applauded on Friday as his press secretary rolled up in a Dodge Charger after taking a hair-raising spin around a driver training course. The smell of burnt rubber permeated the air as the car carrying a smiling Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House social media director Dan Scavino and Ronnie Jackson, Trump’s doctor, returned to the starting point at the James J. Rowley Training Center in Maryland after its driver navigated an obstacle course of orange cones at high speeds, screeching on the turns. Big smiles were...