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  • Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

    07/07/2020 4:23:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    nbc ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | Felicia Fonseca and Matthew Brown
    A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed. Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their service in World War II during the Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers. Hawthorne, vice president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association, said the group's trip was paid for by the Redskins. The four men met briefly with team owner Dan Snyder but...
  • Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy brought down, tossed into Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    07/05/2020 7:08:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 90 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/4/2020 | Colin Campbell and Emily Opilo
    A crowd of shouting protesters yanked down the Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy, dragged it to the edge of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and rolled it with a splash into the water as fireworks went off around the city on the night of the Fourth of July. Dedicated in 1984, the statue is the latest monument in the U.S. to fall this year during the national reckoning over racism and police violence that also has toppled statues of Confederate figures and enslavers around the country.....
  • MD Regulated Firearm Applications, Licenses and Permits database was down til June 24

    06/28/2020 11:53:44 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    AT ABOUT 8:30 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 24, 2020, THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES WAS ABLE TO RESTORE THEIR DATABASE SYSTEMS TO A FULLY OPERATIONAL STATUS. THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE LICENSING DIVISION (MDSPLD) STAFF IMMEDIATELY BEGAN TO ADDRESS THE BACKLOG OF REGULATED FIREARM PURCHASE APPLICATIONS. EMPLOYEES WORKED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE TO WORK AROUND-THE-CLOCK TO CONDUCT FULL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS ON ALL APPLICANTS. THE PROCESS TO COMPLETE ALL APPLICATIONS ON FILE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE SEVERAL DAYS, EVEN WITH THE AROUND-THE-CLOCK SCHEDULE.THEREFORE, WE ASK FOR YOUR CONTINUED PATIENCE AND ENCOURAGE ALL REGULATED FIREARMS...
  • A 65-year-old man was fatally stabbed and 3 teens were shot overnight in separate incidents, Baltimore police say

    06/28/2020 10:43:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 6/28/2020 | Nick DiMarco
    Baltimore Police Sunday morning reported four separate incidents from overnight including the killing of a 65-year-old man and three shootings that left two teenage boys and an 18-year-old woman injured. The 65-year-old man was found suffering from stab wounds in the 300 block of West Saratoga Street around 1:21 a.m. before he was transported to Shock Trauma where he later died, police said. Police did not name the victim Sunday morning. Authorities said he was attacked by two men, but did not provide a thorough description of the suspects.
  • Baltimore State’s Attorney dismisses 600 criminal cases, tries to vacate 5,000

    06/27/2020 5:55:31 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    independentsentinel ^ | June 27, 2020 | M. Dowling
    Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby dismissed almost 600 criminal cases for what she determined are minor offenses. In other words, minor crimes are allowed in crime-ridden Baltimore. The minor crimes include, among others, drug possession, paraphernalia possession, prostitution (allows for trafficking), trespassing, minor traffic offenses, open container, rogues and vagabond, and urinating/defecating in public. Isn’t that lovely? She boasted that she already filed to vacate almost 5,000 Circuit Court and District Court marijuana convictions. But Circuit Court Judge W. Michel Pierson and District Court Judge Kathleen Sweeney completely shot down Mosby’s request to erase those convictions on April 26, The...
  • Baltimore restaurant apologizes after Black woman, son denied service

    06/24/2020 3:28:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    WTOP.COM ^ | 06/23/2020
    A Baltimore restaurant issued an apology Monday after video showed a Black woman and her son being denied service because of the boy’s clothes while a white child dressed a similar way had been served. Atlas Restaurant Group, which owns Ouzo Bay, said it was disturbed by the incident and placed the manager seen in the video on “indefinite leave,”
  • Judge: Gay couple’s child was US citizen at birth in Canada

    06/21/2020 7:04:09 AM PDT · by Salman · 84 replies
    AP ^ | June 17, 2929 | Michael Kunzelman
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the State Department must recognize that the daughter of a gay couple in Maryland has been a U.S. citizen since her birth in Canada via a surrogate last year. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang rejected the State Department’s position that the child was born out of wedlock because one of her married parents is not her biological parent. The girl’s parents, Roee Kiviti and Adiel Kiviti, sued after the State Department denied her application for a U.S. passport. The couple argued that their equal protection rights were violated by...
  • Edwards: Trump Sowing ‘Chaos’ for His ‘Hardcore White Supremacist Base’ with Tulsa Rally(Okay karen!)

    06/20/2020 10:45:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2020 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC, network political commentator former Rep. Donna Edwards (D- MD) accused President Donald Trump of choosing Tulsa, OK for his rally on Saturday to spread chaos among black Americans to please his “hardcore white supremacist base.” Host Joy Reid said, “It is a weird thing. The candidate creates the vibe that they want. They create what they want reflected back to them in the audience. Donald Trump seems to luxuriate in creating atmospheres of violence. That’s what he enjoys at his rallies. As somebody who has been an elected official in the South, people leave Maryland out of...
  • Off-duty officer washed away Hillcrest Elementary students' BLM chalk art

    06/18/2020 6:06:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | David Collins
    An off-duty police officer has repeatedly washed away Black Lives Matter messages written in chalk at Hillcrest Elementary.... 463 Shares Advertisement Off-duty officer washed away Hillcrest Elementary students' BLM chalk art 463 Shares WBALUpdated: 8:23 AM EDT Jun 18, 2020 David Collins I-Team Reporter Hillcrest Elementary School student chalk display Hillcrest Elementary School student chalk display SOURCE: WBAL-TV\David Collins SIGN UP FOR BREAKING NEWS Get local stories sent straight to your inbox as news breaks. Your Email Address SUBMIT Privacy Notice CATONSVILLE, Md. — An off-duty police officer has repeatedly washed away Black Lives Matter messages written in chalk at...
  • Baltimore Fines Church For Holding Worship Services While Thousands Protest In The Streets

    06/13/2020 7:30:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/13/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    In the Baltimore suburb of Dundalk, Pastor Stacey Shiflett made some headlines recently when he stood at the lectern in the Calvary Baptist Church and tore up a cease and desist order he’d received from the government. Declaring that his congregation was “going to do it God’s way,” he insisted that if Walmart could be open, then his church would serve the needs of the congregation. He proceeded to do just that on the following Sunday, while ensuring that congregants observed social distancing rules and had their temperatures taken upon arrival.Good to their word, the government turned around and...
  • "I FELT VIOLATED"|Police Search Baltimore County House Over BB Gun in Virtual Class

    06/13/2020 4:53:29 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 53 replies
    WBFF ^ | 06/10/2020 | Chris Papst
    Courtney says she was home with her son who’s been doing virtual learning since schools shut down in March. “So, I answered the door. The police officer was, he was very nice. He explained to me that he was coming to address an issue with my son's school,” Courtney told Project Baltimore. “And then explained to me that he was here to search for weapons, in my home. And I consented to let him in. And then I, unfortunately, stood there and watched police officers enter my 11-year-old son's bedroom.” Courtney was told someone had seen the guns in her...
  • Democrat family values? Nancy Pelosi curiously silent about the Confederate statues her dad put up

    06/12/2020 8:16:12 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 12, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    House speaker Nancy Pelosi, following the lead of Antifa and Black Lives Matter, is doing her part to address Congress's priority these days, which is Denouncing the Confederates. She's busy calling for removal of Confederate statues from the Capitol, apparently noticing for the first time after 33 years in the House that the Confederates all around her were a problem. According to Breitbart News: "As I have said before, the halls of Congress are the very heart of our democracy. The statues in the Capitol should embody our highest ideals as Americans, expressing who we are and who we aspire...
  • Ocean City leaders investigating 'several incidents' of Boardwalk violence (mob beat down)

    06/11/2020 7:45:08 PM PDT · by Ken H · 46 replies
    Fox Baltimore ^ | June 10th 2020 | Bryna
    OCEAN CITY, Md. (WBFF) - Ocean City leaders are holding a special meeting this afternoon after several incidents were seen on the Boardwalk and got widespread attention on social media. In a video obtained by the Eastern Shore's WBOC, people are seen punching a man on a bench on the boardwalk, amidst large crowds.
  • Ingraham: Social distancing from reality

    06/09/2020 2:34:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    FNC ^ | 4/6/20 | Laura Ingraham
    Bethesda Md. crowd of rich honkies pledge allegiance to the blackness. Orange Man Bad dares to have an RNC convention. And much, much more.
  • Maryland police arrest, charge cyclist seen in video confronting youth over George Floyd flyers

    06/05/2020 8:47:55 PM PDT · by Coronal · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 5, 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    Maryland police arrested and charged a man who they say was the bicyclist seen in a viral video confronting a teenage girl who was posting flyers about George Floyd in Bethesda, just outside Washington, D.C. The suspect, identified as Anthony Brennan III, 60, of Kensington, Md., allegedly forcibly grabbed flyers from the hands of the teen, who was among a group posting the flyers along the Capital Crescent Trail around 12:45 p.m. Monday, FOX 5 of Washington reported. Police say the suspect also pushed his bike toward a male member of the group, causing him to fall to the ground....
  • Protect Clean Elections! [Weekly Update]

    06/05/2020 4:17:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 5, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Testifies to Congress: Secure the Vote! Trump’s 2016 Campaign Court Rules Cash Payments to Illegal Aliens Likely Violate Federal Law Appeals Court Weighs Whether We Can Depose Hillary Clinton Facebook Censorship Board Has Ties to Leftwing Billionaire George Soros Virus Update: Data Wars Rage Over Trump-Boosted Drug Judicial Watch Testifies to Congress: Secure the Vote! I was pleased to represent you in providing testimony to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties during a hearing titled “Protecting the Right to Vote During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” I reminded the committee that Judicial...
  • Democrat Senators Kneel During Moment of Silence for George Floyd

    06/05/2020 3:26:05 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 05 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Five Democrat senators knelt during a moment of silence for George Floyd — a black man who recently died in police custody in Minneapolis — on Capitol Hill Friday afternoon. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Michael Bennet (D-CO) knelt during the tribute, which lasted for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the length of time that video showed fired Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck before he died. Chauvin faces a second-degree murder charge over the incident.
  • Park police looking for bicyclist who attacked people on Capital Crescent Trail In video, person says group was putting up signs to support black man who died in Minneapolis

    06/04/2020 11:06:20 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Bethesda MD Magazine ^ | 2020-06-04 10:05 | DAN SCHERE
    Park police looking for bicyclist who attacked people on Capital Crescent Trail In video, person says group was putting up signs to support black man who died in Minneapolis BY DAN SCHERE | Published: 2020-06-04 10:05 Maryland-National Capital Park police are asking for the public's help in identifying a bicyclist who attacked people on the Capital Crescent Trail Monday PHOTO FROM PARK POLICE Maryland-National Capital Park Police say they are looking for a bicyclist who attacked people on the Capital Crescent Trail on Monday. A video posted to the online community Reddit by the user “u/Flabbadabbadooh” shows a bicyclist wearing...
  • Police Sweeping Downtown Baltimore After Bricks, Bottles Found With Potential Accelerants

    06/02/2020 10:28:34 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 38 replies
    CBS News local ^ | Mike Hellgren
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore police are sweeping the downtown area Monday after they found bricks and bottles with potential accelerants in them, officials confirmed to WJZ. In a tweet, police said, “The BPD is committed to protecting rights and facilitating peaceful protests to ensure the safety of everyone. Small stashes of potential weapons have been located. If you ‘See Something, Say Something.’ Call 911 if you see anything that could be used to incite violence
  • Baltimore cop is suspended after knocking out woman who punched his colleague twice in the head

    06/01/2020 12:29:11 PM PDT · by kevcol · 133 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2020 | Amelia Wynne
    A Baltimore police officer has been suspended after a video showed him punching a woman and knocking her out after she confronted another officer. The police department said on Saturday that Commissioner Michael Harrison has also ordered an investigation of the incident. The video, posted on social media, shows a black woman confronting a white police sergeant in a downtown intersection on Friday night. When the sergeant grabs the woman's arm, she strikes the sergeant twice on his head. It was then that another officer, who is black, coldcocks the woman from behind and appears to knock her out cold.