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  • Orioles exec: Trump apology before first pitch

    02/24/2017 2:30:59 PM PST · by detective · 117 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 24, 2017
    A Baltimore Orioles executive says he'd prefer President Trump not throw out a first pitch at Camden Yards without first apologizing for statements that could be viewed as problematic "from a race, ethnicity, religious, gender, disability" standpoint.   John Angelos, son of owner Peter Angelos and the Orioles' executive vice president and chief operating officer, said on a Baltimore-based podcast that divisive rhetoric and actions during Trump's campaign and since his swearing-in require that the president re-double efforts to embrace all members of the community.
  • Posters deemed anti-Trump removed from Westminster High classrooms [MD]

    02/23/2017 6:47:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Carroll County Times ^ | 2/17/17 | Emily Chappell
    Posters put up by teachers in a few classrooms at Westminster High School were removed on Thursday when it was deemed that the teachers were taking a political stance.A few teachers were involved in putting up posters in their rooms that had a negative view of President Donald Trump, Carroll County Public Schools spokeswoman Carey Gaddis said. Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Stephen Johnson did not comment on the incident itself, but said it's school policy that while staff can discuss politics, they can't try to sway students. The goal is to get the kids to think, he added, not influence...
  • 'Nuts': Cruz tells Levin 4th Circuit decision to ban guns is insane By: Chris Pandolfo |

    02/23/2017 3:53:43 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 58 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/23/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    Appearing at CPAC 2017, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) blasted a recent 4th Circuit Court decision upholding a Maryland “assault weapon” ban as “nuts.” Speaking with Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin, the Texas senator discussed a broad range of topics including term limits on members of Congress, the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and the rogue federal judiciary. Cruz criticized the Fourth Circuit court decision limiting the individual’s Second Amendment right to own a firearm. “The Fourth Circuit used to be the most conservative court in the country,” Cruz said. “The Fourth Circuit now, they’ve invented...
  • US appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban

    02/22/2017 6:47:08 AM PST · by PROCON · 75 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 22, 2017 | AP
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent. In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., said the guns banned under Maryland's law aren't protected by the Second Amendment.
  • US Mosque Holds Memorial For Islamist Assassin

    02/17/2017 6:14:52 PM PST · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2017 | Russ Read
    A Maryland-based mosque held a memorial celebration Sunday for an Islamist assassin who was convicted of murdering a Pakistani governor for criticizing the country’s blasphemy laws. The Gulzar E Madina mosque hosted an “Urs” for convicted murderer Mumtaz Qadri, reported Ehsan Rehan of the Rabwah Times, a Pakistan-based news agency. Urs is a traditional death anniversary usually reserved for Sufi saints celebrated by Muslims in South Asia. A Pakistani high court charged Qadri with murder after he killed Salman Taseer, the former governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province. Qadri, who was part of Taseer’s bodyguard, shot him 27 times with an...
  • Busboys And Poets Closes For 'Day Without Immigrants' Protest

    02/17/2017 6:14:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Patch ^ | 2/16/17 | Cameron Lutterell
    Showing support for the national "Day Without Immigrants" protest, a popular restaurant in Takoma is closed on Thursday, Feb. 16.Busboys and Poets will not serve customers at any of its six locations throughout the Washington, DC, area Thursday, including the Takoma restaurant at 235 Carroll St. NW."As an immigrant myself, I had a duty to stand in solidarity with my staff," owner Anas "Andy" Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur told Patch. "We had a deep, heartfelt conversation and it was an easy decision. There are times when standing on the sidelines is not an option."
  • March 4 Trump

    02/16/2017 7:27:46 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 12 replies
    March for Trump ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Peter Boykin
    over." On January 20th, 2017, President Trump outlined a clear vision for the nation: America first. When was the last time you heard anyone in Washington, D.C., say that, let alone a President? It's inspiring, and after countless years of lies, wars, scandals, soaring debt, and declining esteem, it couldn't come at a better time. That's not to say that it will be easy, unfortunately. In fact, it's going to be difficult and time-consuming to recorrect such a fundamentally altered course. A seditious fringe has resolved to sabotage this restored purpose. An insidious propaganda apparatus intends on further shredding the...
  • [Springfield VA] 5 suspects facing murder charges in death of 15-year-old girl [Illegals]

    02/16/2017 5:30:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    WTTG ^ | 2/16/17
    Police have charged two adults and three 17-year-olds with murder in connection with the death of a 15-year-old Maryland girl found dead in Virginia. Damaris Reyes Rivas was reported missing in December, and her body was found near Lake Accotink Park in Springfield on Saturday. (snip) Police would not identify the gang involved, but Damaris’s mother, who now fears for her own life, says the brutal Salvadorian gang MS-13 is responsible. Her mother also says that she has been getting threats from members of the gang blaming her for the arrests that police have made. (snip) ICE has lodged detainers...
  • Stores around Washington selling out of Trump Wine

    02/15/2017 8:48:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | Judy Kurtz
    There’s a run on Trump Wine, with stores in the Washington region selling out of bottles bearing the president’s name. Mike Mackie, co-owner of The Wine Cabinet in Reston, Va., says the brand is flying off his store shelves quicker than he can restock it for multiple reasons.
  • THE RAPE AND SLAVERY THAT NO CAMPUS WILL CONDEMN ( Georgetown : DC : Islam )

    02/14/2017 5:47:05 AM PST · by george76 · 79 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 14, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Slavery and rape aren’t wrong when Muslims do it. "I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody." "A male owner of a female slave has the right to sexual access to her.” These views don’t come from an ISIS underground bunker, but out of the brilliantly lit halls of Georgetown University where rape and slavery are defended by an Islamic studies professor. ... defending actual slavery and rape is still okay at Georgetown. So long as it’s committed by Muslims under the license of the Koran. "I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody,” Jonathan Brown explained ......
  • Leaflets advise local illegal immigrants to ‘not open doors’ for ICE

    02/13/2017 3:39:32 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 57 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | February 13, 2017 5:56 pm | Dick Uliano
    Critics of illegal immigration say the handing out the leaflets may not be providing the best advice or telling the whole story. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) WASHINGTON — Leaflets in several different languages are turning up in the D.C.’s Maryland and Virginia suburbs advising people “Do Not Open Doors” for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers; “Remain Silent” and “take notes of badge numbers.” The activist group United We Dream says it has teamed with other social justice groups to distribute the leaflets in Montgomery and Fairfax counties.
  • D.C. region braces for shock from Trump effect on spending, federal workforce

    02/12/2017 6:56:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/12/17 | Robert McCartney
    The Washington region’s prospects aren’t all bad under the Trump administration. A top local economist joked at a recent business conference that demonstrators flocking to rallies in the District will drop bundles of cash, spurring growth from “protest tourism.” But the area is bracing for shock at the hands of a reinvent-the-rules president who routinely insults the city and a Republican-led Congress that for years has sought to shrink the federal government that is the area’s principal employer. Officials and analysts expect sharp cuts in federal nondefense spending, which would strain local budgets nationwide and pose a particular threat to...
  • Sperry: Obama Organizing Violent Anti-Trump Protesters Just Miles from White House

    02/12/2017 1:45:12 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/12/17
    Paul Sperry writes that former President Barack Obama is setting up a “shadow White House” in Washington, DC, for organizing anti-Trump protests nationwide and “rebuilding the ravaged Democrat Party.” From the New York Post:   When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White...
  • [In Charm City] Carjacking becoming a youth 'sport' as numbers climb

    02/12/2017 3:01:46 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/11/17 | Justin George
    It was still dark at 6 a.m. as Terry Rawlings Sr. guided his cherry-red Acura CL through Southwest Baltimore. He was heading to the gym to lift weights before his shift as a truck driver. The 51-year-old was on Washington Boulevard near Bayard Street when his car was rear-ended by a Nissan Altima. He pulled over and stepped out to check the damage. Before him stood a young man about 6 feet tall in a long black jacket, black athletic pants and New Balance sneakers. "This is my mom's car," he told Rawlings. "I'm going to be in trouble." Rawlings...
  • Georgetown Islamic Studies Professor: Slavery OK, So is Non-Consensual Sex

    02/10/2017 10:11:24 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 70 replies
    http://heatst.com ^ | Feb 10 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    A professor at Georgetown University is teaching his students that men do not need consent to have sex with women, and that slavery is justifiable under Islamic teachings. Islamic Studies professor Jonathan Brown recently lectured at the International Institute of Islamic Thought, where he shared his alarming beliefs with students in attendance in his lecture, “Islam and the Problem of Slavery.” Freelance writer Umar Lee expressed his shock over the 90-minute lecture, which included explicit endorsements of rape and slavery.
  • Man breaks into random apartment, attacks woman, tells police he was, 'trying to get some'

    02/08/2017 7:28:54 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    (ABC7) ^ | February 6, 2017 | by Kevin Lewis, Suzanne Kennedy
    OCKVILLE, MD (ABC7) — A 31-year-old man told police he entered a secure apartment building, broke into a second floor apartment and tried to rape an unsuspecting woman all because he was horny. Tedros Ishetu, of Silver Spring, is facing criminal charges of attempted first-degree rape, home invasion, second-degree assault and false imprisonment. Managers of the leasing office at Congressional Towers Apartment building tell ABC7 that a letter will be sent out Tuesday to residents informing them about the incident. On Monday, January 16, Ishetu snuck into the Congressional Towers apartment building, located along the 200 block of Congressional Lane....
  • Melania Trump reaches settlement in libel lawsuit against Maryland blogger

    02/07/2017 10:15:01 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 7, 2017 | Dan Morse
    First lady Melania Trump has settled her defamation lawsuit against a Maryland blogger, who agreed to apologize to the Trump family and pay her a “substantial sum,” her lawyers said in a statement they released Tuesday morning. “I posted an article on August 2, 2016 about Melania Trump that was replete with false and defamatory statements about her,” the blogger, Webster Tarpley, said in the statement provided by Trump’s attorneys. Tarpley, 71 of Gaithersburg, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. One of his attorneys, Danielle D. Giroux, confirmed that a settlement had been reached. The blogger’s article in...
  • Airbnb leaves Trump supporters out in the cold

    02/05/2017 4:54:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/17 | MYTHEOS HOLT
    It is no secret to anyone paying attention that the tech industry loathes president-elect Trump and his supporters... The latest such bit of pettiness comes from the sharing company Airbnb, which enables users to “share” their homes or apartments with visitors, ostensibly at reduced rates relative to the native hospitality industry. However, tellingly, a major exception to that “affordability” standard appears to revolve around housing for – what else? – Trump’s inauguration. Specifically, Airbnb users in and around Washington, D.C., appear to be engaging in flagrant price gouging with absolutely no curtailment from the company. One home that usually runs...
  • Crime Deterrent Or Inconvenience? Coffee Shop Goes Cashless

    02/03/2017 3:24:24 PM PST · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 2/2/2017 | Devon Bartoletta
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After being robbed a handful of times in the past few months, one Baltimore coffee shop is no longer accepting cash to stop the robberies and keep their staff safe. Nowadays, many people don’t carry cash in their wallets day-to-day, and at Park Cafe in Bolton Hill, cash payments are no longer on the menu. “We’re not going to accept cash anymore,” said Park Cafe & Coffee owner David Hart. “I’m going to take that out of the equation.” Park Cafe was robbed five times from October to January. While the armed suspect is now behind bars,...
  • Antifa Threatens WRC Reporter Cassandra Fairbanks And Her Daughter

    02/03/2017 6:29:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    We Are Change ^ | 2/3/17 | Aaron Kesel
    In addition to carrying out violent riots in Washington D.C. and Berkeley, California, the group “Antifa” has now threatened both WeAreChange Reporter Cassandra Fairbanks and her young daughter on Twitter.We are not sure how this group will justify threatening a child but this has elevated from attacking reporters outside of the “Deploraball” on the eve of the inauguration, to threatening reporters covering their riots in California recently at U.C. Berkeley, to now threatening a child’s life.There is currently a petition to label “Antifa” a terrorist organization. The FBI is also allegedly actively investigating classifying Antifa and it’s members as a domestic...
  • D.C. sandwich chain owner learns there’s nothing liberals won’t boycott

    02/02/2017 12:36:35 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 31, 2017 | by Jazz Shaw
    If you’re a liberal these days, you may have trouble keeping up with all of the new actions coming out of the Trump White House which enrage you. If you’re a conservative you’ve probably already lost track of the number of things the liberals are marching, protesting about, condemning and boycotting. On that last point you can now add one more to the list. The evil ownership of Taylor Gourmet, a local chain of hoagie shops around the Beltway, has gone too far and drawn the ire of progressive activists. (For those of you from other parts of the country,...
  • Guinness set to open its first US brewery in 60 years

    02/01/2017 1:25:22 PM PST · by detective · 35 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | February 01, 2017 | Peter Lee
    Multinational beer and spirits company Diageo, which owns Guinness and Harp, among many other famous brands, is planning on opening a brand new Guinness brewery in Baltimore County, Maryland in the fall. It will be the first Guinness brewery in the US in 60 years. Diageo is planning on investing $50 million (€46 million) in this project and will begin construction this spring at a former bottling plant in Relay, MD, which closed in 2015. The project is expected to create 70 new jobs in brewing, warehousing and packaging, as well as in the visitor experience side of the operation.
  • Malcolm X’s daughter, granddaughter busted on animal cruelty charges

    01/28/2017 9:26:16 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/28/17 | Lia Eustachewich
    Malcolm X’s daughter and granddaughter were busted this week on animal cruelty charges, when injured pooches subjected to “inhumane conditions” were found inside a stolen U-Haul truck they were driving. Malikah Shabazz and her daughter Bettih Shabazz, 19, were arrested Wednesday night in a parking lot of a La Plata, Maryland, Wal-Mart, cops said. Seven injured pit bulls were found inside stacked crates in the back of the rental truck, cops said. The truck was reported stolen earlier in the day to Vermont state police. The women were charged with seven counts of animal cruelty and vehicle theft and released...
  • 26 killings in 25 days: Baltimore police search for solutions to year's lethal start

    01/28/2017 7:17:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 25, 2017 | Justin George
    As Baltimore struggles with a deadly start to the year, the mayor and police commissioner on Wednesday called on help from the community, other city agencies, prosecutors and even the president to help slow a pace of one homicide a day. Twenty-six people have been killed in the year's first 25 days. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis tried to assure residents that the department is doing everything it can, allocating more officers to patrol and redeploying gang and other special units to areas of the city where violence is the worst. [Snip] The past two years have seen an unusual surge...
  • 2 Malcolm X descendants charged in truck theft, dog abuse

    01/27/2017 7:54:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2017 3:58 PM EST | David Dishneau
    A daughter and granddaughter of slain black nationalist Malcolm X have been charged with stealing a rental truck that was found in southern Maryland carrying seven pit bulls in what police described Friday as inhumane conditions. Malikah Saban Shabazz, 51, of Berlin, New Hampshire, and her daughter Bettih Bahiyah Shabazz, 19, of Stark, New Hampshire, were released in Charles County on Thursday after posting bond of $2,000 each, according to online court records. The records do not list defense attorneys, and calls to the women’s possible telephone numbers were either not answered or not returned. The women were arrested Wednesday...
  • Trump Has New FBI HQ as Leverage Over Sanctuary County

    01/27/2017 12:28:00 PM PST · by Bulwinkle · 24 replies
    PoliZette ^ | 1/27/2017
    Potential loss of facility worth 11,000 jobs could convince Prince George's officials to obey the law...
  • 1 dead in fiery crash following congressional motorcade roadblock

    01/25/2017 9:53:14 PM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 64 replies
    Frederick News-Post ^ | Jeremy Arias
    When Patricia Nazzal videotaped a congressional motorcade passing her car on Interstate 70, she ended up documenting a fatal crash just ahead of her. Maryland State Police said one person was killed Wednesday morning in a four-vehicle crash as other motorists stopped for the motorcade on westbound I-70 at the ramp from northbound Interstate 270. Police had not released the identity of the person who died as of late Wednesday night. The motorcade was part of a trip by U.S. Senate Democrats to Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where they gathered Wednesday for a retreat. Authorities did not say who was in...
  • Thousands of protesters already descending on DC for inauguration

    01/14/2017 7:14:55 AM PST · by pabianice · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/14/17 | Lovelace
    Anarchists Plan Mass Disruptions at Trump Inaugueration Thousands of anti-Trump protesters are preparing to descend on the nation's capital for Inauguration Day, setting up a combustible situation opposite the large gatherings of the president-elect's fans... The "Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparation" also will hold a rally and march on Saturday at Freedom Plaza, according to a permit issued by the National Park Service that has allotted space for 600 people... The Westboro Baptist Church has a permit to demonstrate at John Marshall Park located along the parade route on Inauguration Day, the same site where...
  • Federal bribery charges filed over Maryland liquor licenses

    01/14/2017 1:09:11 PM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/05/2017 | Lynh Bui, Ann E. Marimow and Arelis R. Hernández
    Two liquor store owners looking for an advantage with Sunday sales bribed public officials in a scheme that involved money drops in the men’s restroom of a restaurant and bank deposits by an elected official who pulled stacks of cash from his pockets, federal prosecutors said Thursday... ...Among those charged were David Dae Sok Son, 40, the liquor agency’s administrator, and board commissioner Anuj Sud, 39, a College Park lawyer... ...Two business owners also were charged Thursday: Young Jung Paig, 62, the owner of Central Avenue Restaurant & Liquor Store and Shin Ja Lee, 55, owner of Palmer Liquor Store......
  • Holman Rule will help improve civil service

    01/14/2017 7:20:09 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    As part of its broader package of rules for the 115th Congress, the House of Representatives revived the Holman Rule, a provision that allows House members to propose amendments to spending bills that closely manage federal agencies. These "retrenchment" amendments can affect details down to individual federal salaries and the number of staff in an office. ... The restoration of the Holman Rule means merely that when it comes to firing a federal employee, the president's signature on an act of Congress can do it. It doesn't seem extraordinary that the heads of the federal government should be able to...
  • FAKE NEWS: WaPo Did Not Tell Whole Story on DC National Guard Chief’s Resignation (Video)

    01/14/2017 7:54:15 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 80 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan. 14, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday the Washington Post reported that Maj, Gen. Errol Schwartz will be removed from his post as head of the DC National Guard DURING the Trump Inauguration. Schwartz told the Post he would “never plan to leave a mission in the middle of a battle.”
  • Attorney: DC sniper life sentence unconstitutional

    01/13/2017 3:33:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 5:40 PM EST | Juliet Linderman
    An attorney for a man convicted of taking part in sniper shootings that left 10 people dead in the Washington area is asking a judge to toss his life sentence because he was convicted as a juvenile. In a motion filed Friday in a Maryland county court, public defender James Johnston argues that Lee Boyd Malvo’s mandatory life sentence is illegal because the U.S. Supreme Court determined such sentences are unconstitutional for juveniles. …
  • Police Charge Student For Threat Made At Arundel High School

    01/12/2017 9:06:24 PM PST · by Company Man · 6 replies
    CBS Baltimore via drudgereport ^ | Jan. 11, 2017 | Ava-joye Burnett
    The Anne Arundel County Police Department has charged a 14-year-old girl with a juvenile citation for sending a threatening tweet related to Arundel High School. (snip) That person has been identified as a 14-year-old African American female who attends Arundel High School.
  • Officers’ Lawsuit Against Marilyn Mosby in Freddie Gray Case Allowed to Proceed

    01/12/2017 2:35:14 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Five of the six officers charged as accessories in the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015 filed suit against Baltimore’s state attorney Marilyn Mosby (shown) for malicious prosecution, defamation of character, and invasion of privacy, among other claims. Last Friday U.S. District Court Judge Marvin Garbis, in a 65-page ruling, ruled that their lawsuit against Mosby may move forward. The next step is discovery during which Mosby and others in her department, as well as the Sheriff’s department, will be required, under oath, to explain just how she and they could reasonably claim that the officers were guilty of...
  • McCain, Graham Push Bipartisan Bill to Increase Russia Sanctions

    01/12/2017 12:03:36 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 10, 2017
    John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are set to release a bipartisan bill to increase sanctions on Russia over the country's interference in the U.S. presidential election. The Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017, whose chief sponsor is Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, will depute at an afternoon press conference, Politico reports. The bill is intended as a message that the GOP wishes to repudiate Russia for its hostile actions despite Republican president-elect Donald Trump has publicly questioned the country's involvement in the hack of the Democratic National Committee.
  • Police Charge Student For Threat Made At Arundel High School (Fake Hate Crime)

    01/12/2017 11:37:42 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 46 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | January 11, 2017 10:39 PM | Ava-joye Burnett
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Anne Arundel County Police Department has charged a 14-year-old girl with a juvenile citation for sending a threatening tweet related to Arundel High School. Police began their investigation after Arundel High School officials told them about a suspicious Twitter account. The account, named @KoolkidsKlanKkk, reportedly sent out a tweet that read, “We’re planning to attack tomorrow”. This account used similar language to a racial petition that had been passed around Anne Arundel High School by the “Kool Kids Klan”. Police worked with Twitter, and were able to identify the person who created the account and sent...
  • Baltimore, US reach consent decree over policing

    01/11/2017 10:50:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 11, 2017 12:28 PM EST | Juliet Linderman
    A spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says the city and the U.S. Justice Department have reached agreement on a consent decree that will require the city to reform its police department. “Negotiations are done,” Anthony McCarthy said Wednesday. “The final document has gone to the principals” to be signed. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expected to speak on community policing Thursday at the University of Baltimore Law School, as well as meet with community members, law enforcement and other local officials. …
  • Obama May Get Rejected From Golf Club Over Israel Policies

    01/10/2017 8:01:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | anuary 10, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama’s clashes with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may cost him a membership at an exclusive golf club, sources said. Obama is looking to join the elite Woodmont Country Club in Maryland once he becomes a private citizen. But members of the mostly Jewish club are at each other’s throats over whether to accept the golf-loving president, with many saying he deserves to be snubbed for not blocking an anti-Israel vote at the United Nations, according to the sources.
  • Former Md. State Del. Will Campos pleads guilty to accepting bribes for official favors (Dreamer)

    01/10/2017 2:10:43 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | By Lynh Bui and Arelis R. Hernández
    Former Maryland State Del. and Prince George’s Councilman William A. Campos has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for official favors, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. “This undercover investigation did not involve an isolated instance of misconduct,” said Maryland U.S. attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “It exposed a long-standing practice of giving away taxpayer money in exchange for bribes. This type of corruption can flourish when government officials exercise discretion without oversight.” Campos, 42, a Democrat from Hyattsville, pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy on Jan. 5 and the plea was unsealed Tuesday.
  • Lawyers: To remedy segregation, move programs from predominantly white Maryland colleges to black

    01/10/2017 11:52:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 10, 2017 | Staff
    Civil rights attorneys in Maryland argued yesterday that, as a remedy for the state college system’s history of racial segregation, some 100 academic programs at predominantly white schools should be axed … and moved to historically black institutions (HBCUs). The state counters that such a redress would have a “‘catastrophic effect’ on the institutions and harm students of all races.”
  • Baltimore mayor's ex-aide faces election law charges

    01/09/2017 3:10:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2017 5:57 PM EST | Brian Witte
    A former aide to Baltimore’s mayor has been charged with making illegal contributions to the mayor’s campaign, prompting officials on Monday to cancel his planned swearing-in ceremony for a vacant seat in the Maryland House of Delegates. Gary Brown Jr., a Democrat who was a legislative aide to new Mayor Catherine Pugh when she was still a state senator, has been charged with six counts of election law violations, State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced. Brown had recently been nominated to the House vacancy. Prosecutors allege that Brown, who worked on Pugh’s campaign, deposited $18,000 in cash between Jan. 13, 2016...
  • Baltimore defamation suit against Marilyn Mosby to move forward

    01/08/2017 12:39:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The long, drawn out battles surround the Freddie Gray trials in Baltimore may seem like a distant memory at this point. Much of daily life in the city has returned to normal, even though the murder rate stayed stubbornly high at 318 for last year. (Shockingly, that’s still down from the 344 they rang up the year before, but far higher than 2014’s level of 211, which was far more typical of the past decade.) With all the trials against the police officers involved in Gray’s arrest and subsequent death having failed or been dismissed, the dust has largely...
  • WEEK 573 Olney Support The Troops Rally – VICTORY and an Invite

    01/08/2017 11:23:54 AM PST · by trooprally · 38 replies
    After 573 weeks, starting our 12 year on the New Year Weekend, the DC Chapter is declaring VICTORY over the moonbats that formally stood opposite us. There has been a single moonbats for several years, occasionally having support from her daughter. Since mid-October, she has been a no show. Weather has been good most weeks, but she has stood in inclement weather in the past. We can only conclude she has given up. The DC Chapter is going to have a special FReep, Saturday, January 21,2017, the day after Trump’s inauguration. All FReepers in good standing are invited to join...
  • Donald Trump inauguration schedule of events, performers and inaugural balls

    01/07/2017 3:06:04 PM PST · by NYer · 74 replies
    UPI ^ | January 6, 2017
    <p>The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump features a long list of official and semi-official events and celebrations.</p> <p>There will be plenty of protests and counter-rallies as well, with a list of some available here.</p> <p>Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will lay a wreath at the cemetery in honor of the nation's veterans. Details have not been publicly announced.</p>
  • Freddie Gray case: Judge allows malicious prosecution lawsuit against Mosby to proceed

    01/07/2017 2:11:32 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 35 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | Justin Fenton
    A federal judge is allowing key parts of a lawsuit against Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, brought by five of the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, to move forward. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled that claims including malicious prosecution, defamation, and invasion of privacy can move forward against Mosby and Assistant Sheriff Samuel Cogen, who wrote the statement of probable cause. Mosby's attorneys had said she has absolute prosecutorial immunity from actions taken as a state's attorney. But Garbis noted that her office has said it conducted an independent investigation. "Plaintiffs' malicious...
  • Union: Baltimore City Police in ‘Crisis’ Due to Officer Shortage

    01/06/2017 8:42:59 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    WJZ ^ | January 5, 2017 | Mike Hellgren
    Baltimore City’s Police Union is sounding the alarm because they say the department is in crisis due to the fact that it has too few officers. According to a new report, there are more than 100 fewer Baltimore City PD officers than last year, with the union saying this poses a safety concern as officers are being overworked. The police union president calls the situation “dire.” ... You don’t have enough police officers to patrol the streets safely protecting themselves, much less protecting the citizens of Baltimore,” said Lt. Ryan. Baltimore ended last year with the second highest number of...
  • Why School Districts Are Operating as Landlords ( Colorado and )

    01/06/2017 6:28:38 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1-6-2017 | Ann Schimke
    Rising housing costs in Colorado are making it hard for teachers to stay in the area, so officials are moving in to help. As Colorado’s housing costs skyrocket, a growing number of school districts, local leaders, and lawmakers are taking steps to make housing more affordable for teachers and staff. For years, resort communities like Aspen, Colorado, and a rural district in the state’s Eastern Plains have leased housing to employees at below-market rates. More recently, subsidized housing for educators has cropped up in pricey urban areas such as San Francisco, Boston, and Baltimore. But lately, Colorado districts big and...
  • Nation's bedbug capital is no longer Chicago, Orkin says

    01/03/2017 7:20:23 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 3, 2017 | By Becky Yerak
    Some good news for Chicago: It's no longer the bedbug capital of the nation. In its annual ranking, released Tuesday, pest-control services provider Orkin said Baltimore tops its annual list of the top 50 cities for bed bugs. Chicago had been the center of bedbug action for four straight years. The list is based on data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments, both residential and commercial, from Dec. 1, 2015, to Nov. 30, 2016. Chicago ranked third this year. Baltimore moved up nine slots to No. 1, marking the first time it has made...
  • White House bars Russian diplomats from Md. riverfront compound

    12/29/2016 5:02:32 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 42 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | December 29, 2016 5:49 pm | AP
    CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) — Russian Federation diplomats will no longer have access to the swanky riverfront compound on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where they played tennis, went sailing and enjoyed respite from the nation’s capital. As part of the move to punish Russia for its role in hacking the Democratic National Committee and influencing a United States election, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced sanctions that include shuttering the compound.
  • Hogan announces start of $105 million I-81 widening

    12/29/2016 11:49:38 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | December 24, 2016 | CJ Lovelace
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan came to Hagerstown Thursday bearing gifts, announcing the start of a $105 million project to widen Interstate 81. In partnership with West Virginia, the first phase of construction of the long-sought project, which recently got under way, will expand the heavily traveled interstate to six lanes from U.S. 11 in West Virginia to Md. 63 near Williamsport. "These improvements to I-81 are critical infrastructure investments that will help citizens here in Washington County, across Western Maryland and all across our state go about their daily lives in a faster, more efficient and safer manner," Hogan said...