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  • Adnan Syed, of ‘Serial’ Podcast, Gets a Retrial in Murder Case

    06/30/2016 2:18:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 30, 2016 | JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH and LIAM STACK
    A judge in Maryland has granted a retrial to Adnan Syed, whose conviction for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend was the subject of the first season of the hit podcast “Serial,” Mr. Syed’s lawyer announced Thursday. C. Justin Brown, Mr. Syed’s lawyer, tweeted the news Thursday afternoon and confirmed by phone that the motion for a new trial was granted by Judge Martin Welch. The decision to grant Mr. Syed, 35, a retrial is a major victory for an inmate who has long maintained his innocence and has exhausted all other avenues of appeal. He was convicted of 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 · 20 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...
  • Active Shooter at Andrews Air Force Base, DC

    06/30/2016 6:39:31 AM PDT · by Don Hernando de Las Casas · 80 replies
    News Channe 4, Washington, DC
    Not many details yet, active shooter at Andrews.
  • Activist law professor calls for Mosby disbarment over prosecution in Freddie Gray case

    06/29/2016 1:46:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 33 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...
  • Mayors meeting in Indy express concern over the Brexit vote (including Stephanie Rawlings-Blake)

    06/29/2016 9:51:19 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    WISH TV ^ | 6/24/2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Brexit vote is a concern to the mayors from around the country who are meeting in Indianapolis this weekend. More than 200 mayors are in town for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. They are here to discuss a number of issues of mutual concern. Leaders said the conference will focus on infrastructure spending and federal government support for law enforcement, among other things.Conference president Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that the Brexit vote could have a big effect on cities.“I think it sends up a lot of red flags to our country and countries around...
  • Bet on the Baltimore Police Show Trials Continuing

    06/28/2016 7:17:43 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    The acquittal of Baltimore City police officer Caesar Goodson in the Freddie Gray case has led to a flurry of speculation as to whether state's attorney Marilyn Mosby will continue the prosecutions of Goodson's fellow officers, having so far lost two of three (with hung jury in the other). The speculation is misplaced. These trials are political, not legal in nature. Were Mosby a competent and ethical prosecutor, she would have never brought the cases. If she drops charges against the remaining officers she will be ruined politically, and she is not about to let ethical or legal scruples guide...
  • 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, 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,"...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore led nation last year in homicide increase

    06/26/2016 1:53:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jessica Anderson
    Baltimore had the highest increase in homicides in the nation last year, a criminologist commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice reported, with more than twice as many extra killings as the three cities that tied for second. The city suffered 127 more homicides in 2015 than in the previous year, Richard Rosenfeld wrote in "Documenting and Explaining the 2015 Homicide Rise: Research Directions," released this month by the Justice Department. Chicago, Houston and Milwaukee came in second with 61 more killings. Cleveland and Washington had 57 more.
  • 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."
  • '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.
  • Judge questions Freddie Gray 'rough ride' theory; Query a concern for prosecutors of Baltimore...

    06/21/2016 10:59:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ryan M. McDermott
    BALTIMORE — A Baltimore judge on Monday questioned prosecutors’ theory that a police officer charged with murder in the death of Freddie Gray intentionally gave him a “rough ride” in a police van that caused the 25-year-old black man’s mortal injuries more than a year ago. Prosecutors had used the phrase “rough ride” in their opening arguments of Officer Caesar Goodson’s trial earlier this month, but Deputy State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe did not utter the term during closing arguments Monday. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams grilled Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow to clarify how he thought Officer Goodson had...
  • Baltimore Bouncing Back: Business On the Rise After Unrest

    06/20/2016 8:01:32 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    WJZ ^ | June 20, 2016 | Amy Yensi
    It’s a sign better days are ahead for riot-torn businesses in Baltimore. It been more than a year since the unrest that left some local businessin the red and some shutting their doors for good. But leaders in Charm City say business is on the rise. “We’re seeing new businesses open up every month. They’re doing well, they’re happy,” said Laurie Schwartz, with Waterfront Partnership. At the new cafe-record store, “Baby’s On”, co-owner Shirlé Koslowski has no hesitation about opening shop despite the unrest. “I think people are resilient in the city and I think they constantly will bounce back,”...
  • State: Baltimore officer caused black man's broken neck

    06/20/2016 9:42:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 12:28 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Prosecutors tried one last time on Monday to persuade a Baltimore judge to convict the driver of a police wagon in which 25-year-old black arrestee Freddie Gray’s neck was broken on the way to a police station. Both sides delivered closing arguments after more than five days of testimony in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson on charges including second-degree murder and manslaughter. Other officers left Gray in handcuffs and leg shackles inside the paddy wagon, leaving him unable to protect himself from being slammed into the van’s metal walls during the ride. Prosecutors say Goodson “breached his duty” when...
  • Ravens Coach John Harbaugh Goes Trump With Call for U.S./Mexico Border Wall

    08/17/2015 9:55:59 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 17, 2015 - 12:26 pm | david francis
    Football coaches face a tough choice anytime they’re asked to play politics: Do so, and they risk alienating their fan base for a reason other than play calling or defensive schemes. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh took the plunge Saturday, when he agreed with Donald Trump’s idea to build a border fence to keep out illegal immigrants coming from Mexico. At an otherwise boring press conference Saturday afternoon, Harbaugh, who’s won a Super Bowl and is no stranger to dealing with media, was asked a question about officiating during the ongoing NFL preseason. Somehow, his answer drifted into politics, with...
  • Hacker Docs Show DNC Allied With Hillary Clinton Against Bernie Sanders

    06/18/2016 6:51:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2016 | Dustin stockton
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign was undermined by supposedly neutral party officials, according to a document snatched from Democratic National Committee by the hacker who calls himself “Guccifer 2.0.” The document shows that Clinton and the DNC have been working in together against Sanders from at least the spring of 2015. The document, dated May 26, 2015, shows that the DNC had already chosen Clinton as the party’s expected nominee and was going to work with reporters from mainstream outlets to downplay Clinton’s negatives and to highlight her positives throughout the course of the primary. The document was created...
  • College Students Meet The Donald

    06/14/2016 11:28:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 10, 2016 | Amanda Florian
    WASHINGTON--College students were among the crowd of over 1,000 attendees at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, D.C., an event that was sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump headlined the event, which prompted many supporters to sport their red "Make America Great Again" hats, as well as their Trump-themed graphic T-shirts. "I'm going to do everything in my power to see he's elected," Matthew Morris Jr. says. The engineering student from The University of Maryland says he supports Trump even though he "gets some dirty looks" on campus. Brian Mulligan, who also studies...
  • Why are Baltimore's violent repeat offenders getting away with murder?

    06/11/2016 7:43:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 77 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | JUNE 10, 2016
    The sharp spike in homicides and shootings in Baltimore City since the unrest sparked by Freddie Gray's death in police custody last year has left police and prosecutors scrambling to contain the violence. Many of the people involved in such crimes are well known to police, who are frustrated by their inability to bring them to justice or secure convictions carrying lengthy prison terms. Why is it so hard for the authorities to get such people off the streets — and keep them off?
  • Baltimore judge scolds prosecutors for withholding evidence in trial of officer in Freddie Gray case

    06/09/2016 11:27:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2016 | Ryan M. McDermott
    BALTIMORE | The judge who will decide the fate of a police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray on Thursday blasted city prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence that could exculpate the officer. On the opening day of the trial for Officer Caesar Goodson, Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams said that prosecutors violated Maryland court rules when they failed to turn over to the defense a discussion with Donta Allen, the second man placed inside the transport van after Gray was injured. “I’m saying you don’t understand what exculpatory means. I’m telling you that this [evidence] needs...
  • Baltimore Cops To Sue Marilyn Mosby For ‘Malicious Prosecution’

    06/08/2016 9:48:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/8/2016 | Casey Harper
    Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby will face a slew of new counts, including malicious prosecution and false arrest in a lawsuit brought by two Baltimore cops, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter, two officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, filed suit May 2 against Mosby and Maj. Sam Cogen of the Baltimore Sheriff’s office for defamation and invasion of privacy. The suit alleges Mosby and Cogen knew the charges were trumped up, but filed them anyway to quell the riots that had ravaged the city.Michael Glass, the lawyer for the officers...
  • Another Baltimore officer accused in Freddie Gray case sues Marilyn Mosby

    06/07/2016 1:43:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    Lt. Brian Rice, one of six Baltimore officers charged in the Gray case, filed his lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Maryland on May 2, the same day two of the other officers — Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter — filed a joint defamation lawsuit against Mosby in state Circuit Court. Documents in Rice's case were first unsealed on Monday.
  • Army logistics commander is crowned Miss USA! Miss D.C. whose father, mother and sister have also se

    06/05/2016 9:22:42 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 June 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com
    This year's newly crowned Miss USA has both beauty and brains in spades - and has also served her country. Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber will go on to compete in the Miss Universe contest as the winner of Sunday's 2016 Miss USA competition held at the T-Mobile Arena off the Las Vegas Strip. Barber, who works as an IT analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington D.C. as well as a Logistics Commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit at Fort Meade, Maryland, broke down in tears as she won. The 26-year-old, whose mother, father, brother...
  • Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Visits Cuba for Advice on "Economic Development"

    06/04/2016 6:59:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Remember how after Baltimore was half destroyed by rioters last summer Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s made headlines by claiming she gave Baltimore rioters "Space to Destroy?" She tried to walk back the unfortunate statement—but it only half-worked. In any case, as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, last week she was in (totally destroyed by Communism) Cuba leading a mayoral delegation which also includes Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans (among the murder capitols of the U.S.) "These meetings and visits will provide U.S. mayors and Cuban officials the opportunity to share best practices for providing city services in...
  • Rep. Cummings Apologizes After Daughter Used Congressional License Plates As Lyft Driver

    06/02/2016 5:26:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Like many recent college grads, Rep. Elijah Cummings' (D-MD) daughter Adia sought to earn some extra cash by driving for Lyft, a ridesharing service. Unlike most recent college grads, Adia was driving a car with congressional license plates--which is against the rules. After someone posted a picture of the car on Popville, Cummings apologized for his daughter's use of the plates. He then said that he would swap out the plate and that the car was not his official vehicle.Per the House of Representative rules, the plates are "only for the use of the Member and spouse, as well as...
  • Why was fraud Alex Haley quoted at inauguration? Similarities between famed author, Barack Obama

    02/07/2013 1:13:27 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 41 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 2-7-2013 | Jack Cashill
    At the inauguration just past, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee shoehorned a quote by Alex Haley into his introduction of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. “The late Alex Haley, the author of ‘Roots,’ lived his life by these six words: ‘Find the good and praise it,’” said Alexander. “Today we praise the American tradition of transferring or reaffirming immense power as we inaugurate the president of the United States.” Ads by Google No More 2-Day Workweeks Congress should work 5 days a week, not 2. Agree? Sign the petition. NoLabels.org Join with Billy Graham, Declare: "I still have hope...
  • Annapolis Celebrates its "Roots"

    06/13/2002 8:43:51 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine · 9 replies · 60+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2002 | Penny Riordan
    ANNAPOLIS – For Chris Haley, yesterday was the culmination of a storynearly 230 years in the making, as the third and last phase of the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial was dedicated at the foot of the City Dock here. About 150 people sweltered during the dedication ceremony along the concrete wall of the dock, where elected leaders unveiled 10 plaques on pedestals telling the story of the late Alex Haley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Roots,” and his quest to document his family’s history from its African origins to present day. “It is unbelievable that it has grown into an almost national...
  • Annapolis Commemorates arrival of Kunte Kinte, life of Leonard Blackshear

    09/30/2006 4:19:10 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine · 18 replies · 471+ views
    The Capital ^ | September 30, 2006 | Nicole Young
    Kunte Kinte, Alex Haley, and Leonard Blackshear - three lives that have forever changed the face of Annapolis.Last night, more than a hundred people joined the bronze children around the statue of Alex Haley as if they were listening to stories from the book that forever lay open in his lap during the annual commemoration of the arrival of Kunte Kinte in America in 1767.Snip"Would we be here today if Alex Haley and Leonard Blackshear had not decided to explore their rich heritage?" asked Anne Jenkins, a poet and long-time Annapolis resident.Snip"History is a powerful source and a shining light,"...
  • Amish for Trump

    05/29/2016 10:58:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 29, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    The Amish don’t read Donald Trump’s tweets and can’t watch his television appearances, and voting is practically against their religion. But that’s not stopping a group of Trump allies with ties to Ben Carson and Newt Gingrich from mounting a campaign to turn them out anyway. Amish PAC was started by an alum of a pro-Carson super PAC, an ex-Amish donor to that super PAC and an employee of Gingrich Productions. The group is planning to mount an old-fashioned, billboards-and-newspaper-ads effort this summer, designed to encourage Amish people in Pennsylvania and Ohio to turn out for Trump in November....
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Speaks at Rolling Thunder 2:30 EDT

    05/29/2016 6:48:08 AM PDT · by siamesecats · 364 replies
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  • Maryland man gets life for killing 3-month-old for $750,000 in insurance

    05/26/2016 7:16:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | May 26. 2016 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    <p>A Maryland man who killed his 3-month-old son for $750,000 in insurance money was sentenced to life in prison with all but 50 years suspended on Thursday after a trial before a judge.</p> <p>Moussa Sissoko, 38, of Silver Spring, killed his 3-month-old son, Shane, in 2001, then sought to become the sole beneficiary of a $750,000 life insurance policy on the boy, court files show.</p>
  • Obama’s Fancy New Mansion Is Located 1,000 Feet From The Islamic Center Of Washington DC

    05/26/2016 6:38:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/26/2016 | Eric Owens
    The mammoth, multi-million-dollar mansion where resident Barack Obama and his family will reportedly live after the first family exits the White House is located 1,096 feet from the Islamic Center of Washington — one of the largest mosques in the Western Hemisphere. ... The exterior of the Islamic Center features horseshoe arches, Arabic script and tall, ornate minaret. The building is surrounded by an array of flags representing the countries of the world where Islam is the state-sanctioned religion. ... In addition to the Islamic Center of Washington, the embassy of Oman and the former embassy of Iran are very...
  • Two officers in Freddie Gray case sue state’s attorney for defamation

    05/25/2016 7:41:26 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    MSM News ^ | 25 May 2016 | Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector
    Two officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are suing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for defamation and invasion of privacy. Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter, who are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 25-year-old’s death last April, filed the lawsuit against Mosby, Baltimore sheriff’s office Maj. Sam Cogen and the state of Maryland on May 2, according to Baltimore Circuit Court records made public Wednesday. The officers claim that Mosby and Cogen knew the statement of charges filed against the officers and other statements made by Mosby at a May 1, 2015, news conference announcing...
  • Obamas lease $4.3 million home in tony DC neighborhood - with nine bedrooms, an exercise room, [tr]

    05/25/2016 10:10:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2016 | Geoff Earle and Alexandra Genova
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have leased a spectacular 8,200 square-foot home in one of DC's most elegant neighborhoods as their first post-White House dwelling. The $4.3 million home features plenty of room for the Obamas to stretch out – with separate dressing rooms and his and her bathrooms, entertaining space, and a tranquil garden. The home was built in 1928 and features nine bedrooms and eight and a half baths, according to Politico, which first reported the address. The Obama's area leasing the house from Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary to Bill Clinton.
  • FBI: Illegal Alien Gang Members Murdered Victims 30 Minutes From U.S. Immigration Headquarters ( Md)

    05/24/2016 7:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/24/2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Just beyond the shadows of the White House and U.S. Capitol, three illegal alien members of the notorious Salvadorian street gang MS-13 were convicted last Friday of a slew of violent crimes including openly shooting one guy and viciously stabbing and hacking up another, as well as engaging in racketeering, weapons crimes, and other various no good, very bad things. Jorge Enrique Moreno-Aguilar (aka Flaco and Castigato), Juan Alberto Ortiz-Orellana (aka Chele and Furia) and Minor Perez-Chach (aka Minor Chach-Perez, Little Bad and Bryant Sacarias), all from Maryland, were convicted last week in the U.S. District Court in Maryland. From...
  • Ferguson activist accused of prostituting a 17-year-old girl

    05/24/2016 8:07:40 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 13 replies
    Washington Pest ^ | 5/24/16 | Peter Holley
    A well-known activist who played a significant role assisting Black Lives Matter activists and other demonstrators in Ferguson and Baltimore was arrested last month in Prince George’s County and charged with prostitution and human trafficking. Police accuse Charles Wade — founder of Operation Help or Hush — of using online ads to organize meetings between a 17-year-old girl and Johns who paid her for sex, according to court documents. Wade was arrested, the documents state, on suspicion of setting up a meeting April 25 at a Howard Johnson Inn in College Park, where the teenager agreed to have sex with...
  • Prominent Black Lives Matter Activist Arrested for Pimping 17-Year-Old Girl

    05/19/2016 9:45:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Root ^ | May 19 2016 | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
    Ferguson, Mo., activist Charles Wade, who co-founded Operation Help or Hush, was arrested and charged with seven counts, including felonies for human trafficking, after an undercover cop responded to a Backpage.com ad for sex.Ferguson, Mo., activist Charles Wade, who has been a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement and is credited with co-founding the nonprofit Operation Help or Hush, was arrested in April and charged with human trafficking and prostitution. According to the Daily Caller, Wade was arrested after an undercover officer answered a Backpage.com ad listing for a 23-year-old prostitute. When the officer arrived at the Howard...
  • Black Lives Matter Activist Accused of Trafficking 17-Year-Old Girl

    05/19/2016 2:23:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    jezebel.com ^ | 5/18/2016 | Anna Merlan
    A prominent Black Lives matter activist in St. Louis was arrested in April and faces charges of human trafficking and prostitution against a 17-year-old girl. The activist, Charles Wade, said in a statement that he was helping the girl, who he believed to be 20, obtain temporary housing. Wade runs Operation Help or Hush, a charity that says it provides housing, food assistance and other forms of direct aid to both activists and local residents in general. Conservative news site The Daily Caller appears to have been the first to run a story about his arrest, but copies of the...
  • Baltimore Blames ‘White People’ After Cop Found Not Guilty In Freddie Gray Case

    05/24/2016 7:32:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Connor D Wolf
    Baltimore city residents expressed disappointment in response to the city circuit court Monday finding a police officer not guilty in connection to the death of Freddie Gray. Officer Edward Nero was charged with several misdemeanor offenses after Gray died April, 2015, in his custody. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams found Nero not guilty of all charges just over a year later. Residents were not surprised given what they saw as racial bias in the criminal justice system. “White people are turning a blind eye,” resident Mumin Soweto told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We’re not the ones stirring up the...
  • The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie-Show trial against officer ends in acquittal

    05/24/2016 5:16:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 24, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie Show trial against officer ends in acquittal. May 24, 2016 Matthew Vadum    A white Baltimore police officer accused of wrongdoing in the highly politicized death of black career criminal Freddie Gray last year that sparked days of rioting has been completely exonerated by the courts. No matter what Baltimore's corrupt Democrat-controlled political machine tries, it can't manage to convict anyone in the unusual April 19, 2015 death of Gray, a 25-year-old man with a long arrest record. Gray passed away a week after his arrest after apparently suffering ultimately fatal injuries during...
  • Judge in Freddie Gray-Officer Trial Grills Prosecutors

    05/19/2016 12:24:33 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    nbcwashington ^ | Juliet Linderman
    <p>A judge aggressively questioned prosecutors Thursday about why they charged an officer with assault in the arrest of Freddie Gray, and asked whether every officer who makes an arrest without probable cause should be charged with a crime.</p> <p>Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams grilled prosecutors during their closing arguments in the bench trial of Officer Edward Nero, who was one of three officers who chased Gray when he ran after making eye contact with an officer. Once Gray was in custody, officers found a knife on him, but the judge previously ruled that the knife's legality wouldn't be part of the trial.</p>
  • The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob LIE

    05/24/2016 3:33:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 24,2016 | Mathew Vadum
    A white Baltimore police officer accused of wrongdoing in the highly politicized death of black career criminal Freddie Gray last year that sparked days of rioting has been completely exonerated by the courts.
  • Travesty in Baltimore, Next Chapter: Officer Acquitted in Second Freddie Gray Trial

    05/23/2016 6:18:27 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    nationalreview ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The officer should not have been charged in the first place. The second officer to be tried in the Baltimore prosecutions arising out of Freddie Gray’s death in April 2015 has been acquitted in a bench trial. The case against the officer, Edward Nero, was among the most inane brought by the incompetent, race-baiting prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby. As we’ve previously recounted, Gray died after suffering a severe spinal injury while in custody in a police van. Back in December, the first officer to be tried, William G. Porter, got a mistrial after a hung jury and is to be retried...
  • What Really Went Down in Baltimore (Long article)

    05/23/2016 2:08:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Baltimore. Freddie Gray. Arresting officer Edward Nero found not guilty on all charges. Not guilty on every single charge. He rejected a jury trial and chose a bench trial. For those of you in Rio Linda, that means he let the judge decide. It was a wise, wise move. He obviously figured he couldn't get a fair and impartial jury in Baltimore, given the racial component here. Now, this case... Let's go back and listen to Marilyn Mosby. She's the state attorney here, and this is the day -- it's May 1st of 2015, a little over...
  • Officer Edward Nero acquitted in Freddie Gray case

    05/23/2016 10:50:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’ve been expecting this news for a while and now it’s official. The bench trial for Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero – he of the Freddie Gray case – has come to a close and Nero was found not guilty on all charges. NBC News has the breaking story with ongoing updates One of the six officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty on all counts in Baltimore on Monday.Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams cleared Officer Edward Nero of charges of assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.Nero, 30, was one of two...