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  • Baltimore scrambles to save tourism, conventions (Uh, cancel that directive to let them destroy)

    04/27/2015 9:42:35 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 67 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    With the violence sweeping Baltimore threatening to scare away tourists and the city's huge convention industry, officials are working overtime to build in new security around the downtown convention center and promising to keep people safe.
  • Exclusive: Dr. Alveda King On Baltimore Riots: MLK Jr. Would Be "Heartbroken"

    04/27/2015 8:35:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Dr. Alveda King, niece of the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said if he saw these Baltimore riots, “he’d be heartbroken, I am.”
  • Elderly man fortunate Bloomberg’s gun groups didn't convince Kroger to ban guns

    04/27/2015 8:26:57 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 2 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 27, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Last year, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organization launched a “six-figure ad campaign” pressuring Kroger to ban guns on its property. The extensive campaign had “print and digital ads in USA Today, the Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and Houston Chronicle. Print-only ads will run in the Tennessean.” On April 22nd, fortunately a concealed handgun permit holder who was leaving a Kroger had his handgun with him. From Fox News 16 in Little Rock, Arkansas:
  • If the Pope Wants to Have a Truly Moral Climate-Change Debate, Here Are a Few Ideas

    04/27/2015 8:17:47 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 4-27-15 | PATRICK J. MICHAELS
    Kudos to Pope Francis for calling a conference, scheduled for tomorrow, emphasizing the moral dimensions of climate change. It’s about time we took a clear and sober look at an issue that can cause so much harm to so many, especially the poor and downtrodden. The core problem for the conference is to balance the costs and benefits imposed by climate change against the costs and benefits of a major reduction in the use of fossil fuels, with the understanding that there are only two other sources of dense energy that can effectively replace them, nuclear power and large hydroelectric...
  • Martin O’Malley’s Terrible Fiscal Record

    04/27/2015 8:02:08 PM PDT · by yuffy · 9 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | April 27, 2015. | By Chris Edwards
    ormer Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is readying himself for a White House run. His recent rhetoric on economics shows that he will run to the left of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. After two terms of an unpopular left-wing president, that is surely the last thing the country needs. The good news is that O’Malley has a record we can examine, so voters will have more to go on than promises of “hope and change.” For fiscal policy, Cato grades the governors from “A” to “F” every two years in its “report cards.” One thing stands out about O’Malley’s record: his...
  • Government wants less fluoride in water

    04/27/2015 7:55:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2015 | Robert King
    The federal government is calling for lower levels of fluoride in drinking water, the first update since the 1960s. The new recommendation is for 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water, which replaces the previous range of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams, according to the Health and Human Services Department on Monday. Americans have access to more fluoride through toothpaste and mouth rinses than when the recommendations were introduced in 1962, the agency said. Because Americans are using more fluoride, officials are worried about increases in cases of fluorosis, a condition that stains teeth exposed to too much fluoride. "The...
  • World 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal, John Kerry says

    04/27/2015 7:52:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key issues unresolved, Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines. Several of the world's nuclear powers over the month ahead will discuss progress on a landmark treaty on disarmament, with Israel attending for the first time in two decades as an observer. Diplomats said the ongoing Iran discussions are separate from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, or NPT, review conference, which is...
  • WATCH: BALTIMORE RIOTER SLAPPED BY MOM ON NEWS [VIDEO]

    04/27/2015 7:48:34 PM PDT · by yuffy · 62 replies
    Coed.com ^ | April 27, 2015 5:39 pm | By WYATT
    Things have gotten way out of control in Baltimore County following the death of Freddie Gray, but at least one mother is doing her best to make sure her son doesn’t get caught up in the rioting. Look what one CNN news crew caught live on camera:
  • Army to review decision to have male cadets wear high heels

    04/27/2015 7:47:10 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It gets a fair amount of attention in the U.S. military, in which thousands of assaults are reported annually and the Pentagon has acknowledged cultural problems that need to be addressed. One place where the military is addressing the issue is college campuses, where Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) organizations train students before they earn a commission and become new officers. That has led to this: Cadets and cadre put on their favorite pair of high heels and marched in Temple’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness of sexual assault...
  • List of mayors of Baltimore (Wiki)

    04/27/2015 7:45:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Wiki | April 27, 2015
    The last Republican Mayor of Baltimore: Theodore R. McKeldin 1963 - 1967
  • Supreme Ct: Obama Admin Can’t Make Catholic Group Obey Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate

    04/27/2015 7:43:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    LifeNews ^ | April 27, 2015
    The Supreme Court issued an order today preventing the Obama administration from forcing a Catholic group in Michigan to obey the HHS mandate that requires them to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees. This is the fifth time the Supreme Court has rebuked the Obama administration and prevented it from making such a mandate. For the sixth time in a row, the Supreme Court took steps to protect another religious objector from the HHS mandate. It ordered a lower court to reconsider its ruling that denied a group of Catholic ministries in Michigan the freedom to follow their faith.  “The government keeps making the same...
  • Rand Paul: Let’s face it, it was a mistake to topple Saddam Hussein

    04/27/2015 7:35:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 150 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    <p>Interesting, not because it’s a surprise that Ron Paul’s son feels this way — remember this? — but because this is a subject that every Republican in the field, Rand included, would probably prefer to avoid during the primaries.</p> <p>Or am I wrong about that? Could this be a smart play for Paul, especially given how it’ll make Jeb Bush squirm?</p>
  • Baltimore ends day with burning church senior center, Hero mom delivers slap heard ’round the news

    04/27/2015 7:30:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Terrible. The fire in East Baltimore. Dozens of people out here crying and in disbelief: "This is our church!" pic.twitter.com/2DTf1m7sia— Yvonne Wenger (@yvonnewenger) April 28, 2015 CNN reports the senior center was newly built, part of Baltimore’s Southern Baptist church. That massive fire in Baltimore confirmed by CNN reporter as a Southern Baptist Church's new senior center. Now, in ruins.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) April 28, 2015 Pastor Hickman: burning building was to be 60-unit affordable housing for seniors. "It hurts my heart," he says. pic.twitter.com/jYXuMMDtBx— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) April 28, 2015 Update: After I originally posted this, there was...
  • Cultural Marxism

    04/27/2015 7:06:16 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 7 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/27/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth…We can and we must write in a language which sows among the masses hatred, scorn, and the like towards those who disagree with us”, wrote Vladimir Lenin. The basis of Lenin’s statement is very much alive today within the Democrat party as they relentlessly attack and sow hatred towards cultural, moral, and religious institutions that conservatives hold dear. “This is the basis of the great cultural war we’re undergoing…. We are two countries now. We are two countries morally, culturally, socially, and theologically. Cultural wars do not...
  • The Clintons' Other, Truly Bodacious Mine Boondoggle

    04/27/2015 6:51:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    Snip...It was with this trip, for instance, that the CEOs accompanying the Clintons saw their $100,000 donation to the DNC morph from a discreet expectation into the price of admission. With this trip, too, shadowy figures like Gene and Nora Lum, John Huang, Charlie Trie, and Thai citizen Pauline Kanchanalak began to operate in the open. All would later be charged in one scandal or another. In Jakarta, Bill Clinton quickly got down to business. He chided Democrats for their historic “adversarial” relationship with business and Republicans for their “inactive” one. Boasted Clinton, “We have unashamedly been an active partner...
  • Police attacked, stores ransacked in Baltimore riots

    04/27/2015 6:37:49 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 112 replies
    AFP via Malaysia' s MySinchew.com ^ | 4-27-2015 | AFP Fabienne FAUR
    Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson denounced the "epidemic of murders in the country." "We have become too violent, too full of hate," Jackson told reporters before the service. "We need training, employment, housing, access to health, a reconstruction project. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction." Tensions have been on the rise in Baltimore since Gray's death, which his family's lawyers say was caused when his spine was mostly severed following his arrest. Six officers have been suspended with pay pending the outcome of a police investigation that is to be submitted to state prosecutors by Friday. The US Justice...
  • How the Baltimore Mayor's office explains her infamous 'space to destroy' remark

    04/27/2015 6:26:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2015-04-27 | Philip Klein
    With massive violence spreading in Baltimore on Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is under fire for a statement she made over the weekend indicating that she ordered the city's police to give people the "space" to destroy property."I've made it very clear that I work with the police and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters were able to exercise their right to free speech," Rawlings-Blake said in a press conference."It's a very delicate balancing act, because, while we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Base San Diego, California ~ 28 APR 2015

    04/27/2015 5:58:32 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 49 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Base San Diego, California Naval Base San Diego is the largest base of the United States Navy on the west coast of the United States, in San Diego, California. Naval Base San Diego is the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet, consisting of 60 ships and an additional 50 tenant commands. The base is comprised of 14 piers stretched over 977 acres of land and 326 acres of water. The total on base population is 35,000 military personnel and 7,000 civilians. A thoroughly modern, state-of-the-art naval facility, Naval Base San...
  • Obama Race Speech: Read The Full Text, Remarks of Senator Barack Obama 2008

    04/27/2015 5:57:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 17, 2008 | Sen. Barack Hussein Obama
    "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union." Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America's improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787. The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation's original sin of slavery, a question...
  • Why Gay Marriage Activists Wish This LGBTQ Voice Would Shut His Mouth

    04/27/2015 5:56:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/27/2015 | LARRY TOMCZAK
    LGBTQ icon Larry Kramer has spent the last 37 years warning of homosexuality's health hazards. He's director of ACT UP whose slogan is: "Silence=Death." Many gay marriage advocates wish Larry would shut his mouth. His message undercuts the image of being "gay and blissful." Folks are uncomfortable adding unsavory elements like this to the conversation. Do you think lawyers who presented arguments to the Supreme Court included the following? "Chief Justice Roberts and esteemed members of the Court, while you will hear our efforts to persuade you to legalize gay marriage today, we must be mindful of serious, elevated health...
  • Intel warning: Gang attacks on white cops might spread outside Baltimore

    04/27/2015 5:30:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough,Maggie Ybarra
    Law enforcement intelligence officials have put out a warning that someone has sent a text calling on people to kill “all white police officers” in reaction to the death of Freddie Gray while in Baltimore police custody, raising fears violence could spread nationally, according to safety memos obtained by The Washington Times.
  • How Ted Cruz came off looking inclusive in N.Y. gay rights spat

    04/27/2015 5:28:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's Politics ^ | April 27, 2015 | Harry Bruinius
    Ted Cruz was the guest of two gay New York businessmen for a discussion about Israel last week. The backlash among the gay community speaks to how charged gay rights remains – and how political discourse has evolved. New York — First, something surprising happened. Then, something familiar. Last week, conservative firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife stopped by the Central Park penthouse of two wealthy gay businessmen to have dinner and a friendly “fireside chat” about their mutually fervent support for the state of Israel. Not only was it a civil conversation, it harked to a kind of...
  • Baltimore Mayor: City Being "Destroyed By Thugs In A Senseless Way" (Video)

    04/27/2015 5:25:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 27, 2015 | Al Weaver
    During a press conference Monday night, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake blame "thugs" for the riots consuming the city during the afternoon and early evening.
  • Entire junior class, 280 high-schoolers, show Obama just what he can do with Common Core! (Seattle)

    04/27/2015 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 4/26/15 | Tom Tillison
    The entire junior class of a Seattle high school sent an unmistakable message to President Obama and other supporters of the Common Core curriculum last week: Thanks, but no thanks. Not a single junior at Nathan Hale High showed up Tuesday to take new state exams in reading and math, a Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman told The Seattle Times. That’s 280 students who skipped the tests in a show of force. **SNIP** “They didn’t skip school all day,” district spokeswoman Stacy Howard told the newspaper. “They just didn’t show up during the testing period.”
  • Woman Caught on Camera Pulling Baltimore Rioter Off of Streets Called ‘Mom of the Year’

    04/27/2015 5:17:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | april 27, 2015 | justin green
    But some residents aren’t having it with the protestors, including a woman who is featured in four Instagram videos removing from the trouble a young man dressed in all black. Here’s the first video, where she confronts him. (Editor’s note: Strong language and violence):
  • Black caucus chairman urges calm in Baltimore ["all is well...remain calm!!!]

    04/27/2015 5:08:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/27/15 | David McCabe
    The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus called on Monday night called for calm as violent clashes between police and protesters escalated in Baltimore. "We call for peaceful protests so that additional lives are not lost," said Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.). "We understand people are angry and that the community is upset, but violence only distracts us from the justice we seek. Violence does not lead to justice."“The CBC will continue to work with federal, state and local governments to ensure this system is fair and impartial. African Americans deserve to be treated equally before the law," he said. On...
  • Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order Declaring State Of Emergency, Activating National Guard

    04/27/2015 5:05:37 PM PDT · by digger48 · 59 replies
    Maryland.gov ^ | April 27, 2015
    ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today, at the request of Baltimore City, has signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency and activating the National Guard to address the growing violence and unrest in Baltimore City. The governor, along with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and National Guard Adjutant General Linda Singh, will hold a press conference at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency this evening at 8:30 PM.
  • 10 Reasons Why Libertarians Should Support Ted Cruz

    04/27/2015 5:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | April 27, 2015 | R. Brownell
    10. He wants to rebuild the old Reagan Coalitions Cruz without argument is a constitutional conservative, unwilling to compromise with progressives if it means government grows even an inch bigger. His plan to win the presidency won’t involve shifting towards the mushy middle like previous GOP candidates, but instead reforming the old Reagan Coalition of Evangelicals, Conservatives, Reagan Democrats, and Libertarians to help him get to the White House. 9. He shut down the government and beat Rand Paul’s filibuster record During the fight to defund Obamacare, Cruz pushed his filibuster past the deadline for the government shutdown; while in...
  • The Mystery of a Possible Florida Senate Candidate

    04/27/2015 4:53:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | April 27, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    A handful of Republicans are currently being mentioned as possible Senate candidates for the Florida seat being vacated by Marco Rubio, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination. Former Rep. Bill McCollum, who has run repeatedly (and often unsuccessfully) for statewide office, is mentioned, as are a handful of House members, including Rep. Ron DeSantis, a tea party favorite. Perhaps the most interesting, or at least unusual, candidate for the Republican nomination is the state’s current lieutenant governor, Carlos Lopez-Cantera, a former Florida House member (and majority leader) and Miami-Dade County property appraiser. What makes Lopez-Cantera, who was appointed...
  • Sen. David Perdue: Obama Runs ‘Country Without Congress’ [and....???]

    04/27/2015 4:47:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/27/15 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive power privileges has essentially frozen Congress out of the government for the past six years, leading to foreign policy disasters across the globe and systemic domestic problems, according to Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.), who blasted the White House’s abuse of power during a speech on the Senate floor Monday evening.Perdue, in his first wide-ranging speech from the Senate floor, blasted what he said is the Obama administration’s unprecedented abuse of the presidency and failure to set America on stable path.“Unbridled use of executive orders and regulatory mandates has basically allowed this president to...
  • Maryland Sens. Call On DOJ To Investigate Freddie Gray Death

    04/27/2015 4:40:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/27/15 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Maryland senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin called upon the Justice Department for an independent investigation into the Baltimore City Police’s handling of Freddie Gray Monday.“First of all, we’re very concerned, Senator Cardin and I, about the situation in Baltimore. We’re both concerned very much about Freddie Gray and making sure justice is done,” Mikulski told reporters.“And in order for justice to be done we have asked for an independent investigation by the Justice Department to say what happened. And therefore once that is determined then whatever comes out of that investigation should go forward.”Cardin confirmed that the DOJ...
  • Man Punctures Fire Hose As Firefighters Attempt to Put out CVS Fire in Baltimore

    04/27/2015 4:34:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 70 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 27, 2015 | oliver darcy
    An individual in Baltimore punctured holes into a fire hose Monday evening as firefighters attempted to put out a blaze that had engulfed a CVS store previously targeted by looters.
  • Rioters Pose For Photos With Destroyed Cop Car In Baltimore

    04/27/2015 4:23:38 PM PDT · by absentee · 72 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/27/15 | Caleb Howe
    This is one of those videos that really requires no explanation. Two of the apparent rioters in Baltimore took time out from looting and injuring police to take pictures with the fruits of their labors. Trophies, as CNN commentator notes. The rioting in Baltimore had been underway for about two hours at this point, a situation that one reporter described as "all out war."
  • Hillary Thinks You Should Change Your Religious Beliefs

    04/27/2015 4:20:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 4/27/15 | Ryan Mayer
    Coming as a complete and utter shock to absolutely no one, Hillary Clinton gave every indication that she plans to play the gender card in her campaign for the presidency. And based on her keynote at the Women in the World Summit last week, it looks like we’re in for more of the tired “War on Women” rhetoric. From the speech:“Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced.”Which laws does she think need enforcing? I’m guessing not the ones repeatedly violated by her friends...
  • ISIS Selfie With Woman's Severed Head: Take This Viral!

    04/27/2015 4:19:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Vienna 1683 ^ | 26/4/15 | William A. Levinson
    he original is from the Powdered Wig Society, which says ISIS claims to have captured and beheaded a brave female Kurdish fighter named Rehana. Rehana's friends, however, say she is still alive (and has killed more than 100 ISIS savages). This is not, however, the point. During the First World War, the Triple Entente published nasty hand-drawn cartoons of "Huns" with babies on their bayonets, and one of a woman bound to the wheel of an artillery piece. During the Second World War, the War Department drew pictures of "Japs" menacing (but rarely actually torturing or killing) women, along with...
  • Md.governor declares state of emergency as Baltimore protests turn violent;several officers injured

    04/27/2015 4:15:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 110 replies
    Fox Chicago ^ | 4/27/15
    LIVE UPDATES: 7:02 p.m.Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency and has activated the National Guard.6:54 p.m.Baltimore police say one of the fire department's hoses has been cut by rioters as firefighters are attempting to put out the fire at the CVS store. 6:35 p.m.President Barack Obama has spoken with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake about the ongoing rioting situation in Baltimore. President will "provide assistance as needed." 6:32 p.m.Firefighters are responding to a CVS store on Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue after smoke is seen coming from inside the store. It is the...
  • Violent rioting rages across Baltimore (At least seven police officers injured in just one incident)

    04/27/2015 4:12:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 27, 2015 | Scott Dance
    Violence and looting overtook much of West Baltimore on Monday, seriously injuring several police officers and leaving a store and several vehicles in flames.. At least seven police officers were injured in a clash that began near Mondawmin Mall and spread toward downtown. One officer was unresponsive and others suffered broken bones, police spokesman Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said. Smoke filled the air as police responded with shields and a tactical vehicle. Demonstrators pelted officers with rocks, bricks and bottles and assaulted a photojournalist, and officers fired back with tear gas and pepper balls. Demonstrators set a police vehicle ablaze at...
  • Lawyer for suspended Baltimore cops says man who died in custody had no seatbelt ("nickel rides")

    04/27/2015 4:02:44 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 53 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | 04/232015 | JULIET LINDERMAN CURT ANDERSON Associated Pres
    ---snip-- Unbelted detainees have been paralyzed and even killed by rough rides in police vans." It even has a name: "nickel rides," referring to cheap amusement park thrills. Police brutality against prisoners being transported was addressed just six months ago in a plan released by Baltimore officials to reduce this misconduct. Department rules updated nine days before Gray's arrest clearly state that all detainees shall be strapped in by seat belts or "other authorized restraining devices" for their own safety after being arrested
  • Al Sharpton to visit city, plan march to Washington over Gray's death

    04/27/2015 3:46:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    The Rev. Al Sharpton said Monday he plans to visit Baltimore this week to help push police for answers in the death of Freddie Gray. The New York-based civil rights activist also wants to plan a two-day march in May from Baltimore to Washington, expressing frustration in the lack of answers into Gray's death. Gray, who died April 19 after suffering a spinal cord injury while in police custody, was buried Monday. "I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since day one to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement," Sharpton said in a statement.
  • FIFTH CIRCUIT PANEL TO HEAR TEXAS VOTER ID CASE INCLUDES TWO DEMOCRAT APPOINTEES

    04/27/2015 3:46:07 PM PDT · by yuffy · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Apr 2015 | by LANA SHADWICK
    A challenge to Texas voter identification law will be heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday. A three judge panel that includes two Democratic appointees will hear the case. One of the judges is a federal district court judge from the Eastern District of Texas who is sitting by designation. The case is Marc Veasey, et al., Texas Association of Hispanic County Judges and County Commissioners v. Greg Abbott et al. (cause no. 14-41127). Breitbart Texas reported that on October 11, 2014, U. S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos, a President Obama...
  • Police: Baltimore Gangs Threaten To ‘Take Out’ Officers

    04/27/2015 3:42:38 PM PDT · by baltimorepoet · 24 replies
    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com WJZ ^ | April 27, 2015 1:50 PM
    The Baltimore Police Department has received information that a number of Baltimore area gangs have joined forces to “take out” officers. According to a press release from the Baltimore Police department, members of the Black Guerilla Family, Bloods and Crips have partnered to harm law enforcement officials.
  • Game between Orioles, White Sox postponed due safety concerns

    04/27/2015 3:37:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    7online ^ | April 27, 2015
    Monday night's game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at Oriole Park has been postponed because of safety concerns, the Orioles announced. The decision was made after hundreds of youths outside a mall in northwest Baltimore clashed violently with police in riot gear, throwing rocks, bricks and bottles at the officers.
  • Statement From Governor Larry Hogan On Violence In Baltimore City

    04/27/2015 3:35:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 54 replies
    Office of Governor Larry Hogan ^ | April 27, 2015 | Governor Larry Hogan
    Governor Larry Hogan is closely monitoring the situation in Baltimore City and has been in contact with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake office to provide the city with whatever resources are required. The Maryland State Police have been dispatched in a supporting role on the ground, as well as other resources and equipment from various state agencies. “Today’s looting and acts of violence in Baltimore will not be tolerated. In response, I have put the Maryland National Guard on alert so they can be in position to deploy rapidly as needed. I strongly condemn the actions of the offenders who are engaged...
  • Red ink could kill Covered California

    04/27/2015 3:28:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | April 22, 2015 Updated April 26, 2015 5:21 p.m.
    After two previous extensions, the open enrollment period for Covered California ends April 30. That deadline just might prove to be the tipping point for the state’s two-year-old health insurance exchange. That’s because this is the year Covered California is supposed to become completely self-sustaining. Indeed, there’s no more money coming from Washington after the state exhausts the $1.1 billion it received from the federal government to get the Obamacare exchange up and running. And state law prohibits Sacramento from spending any money to keep the exchange afloat. That presents an existential crisis for Covered California, which is facing a...
  • GoFundMe shuts down another donations page for a Christian business owner accused of discrimination?

    04/27/2015 3:15:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/27/15 | Allahpundit
    The question mark’s in the headline because they haven’t commented yet on where the page went or why, but you can guess what happened if you read Jazz’s post yesterday. A GoFundMe page for a different Christian-owned business, Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon, was yanked down by GFM because there are discrimination charges pending against the owner and it’s GFM’s policy not to raise money “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts.” Politely refusing to cater a gay wedding is, evidently, now a “heinous crime.” But that raised a question: If charity...
  • Jesse Jackson: 'The police wagon became a tomb'

    04/27/2015 3:03:34 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 23, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday urged the people of Baltimore to continue their peaceful protest and expressed his faith in the leadership of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. "People have shown great restraint. I hope they maintain that restraint," Jackson said. "The worst thing that could happen is people are indifferent to this killing, and do nothing. ... The police wagon became a tomb."
  • Metairie double-murder suspect carjacked woman in St. Roch, tried to run over U.S. Marshal: NOPD

    04/27/2015 3:01:29 PM PDT · by BBell · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/27/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    The 17-year-old New Orleans teen Jefferson Parish authorities have accused of killing David Pence and his son, Nicholas, in Metairie last week faces charges out of Orleans Parish ranging from carjacking to the attempted second-degree murder of a U.S. Marshal's deputy, court records show. New Orleans police say the same day Dexter Allen murdered the Pences, he carjacked a Metairie woman at gunpoint as she picked up her son in St. Roch. Two days later, he led U.S. Marshals on a chase along Interstate 10 that ended with him trying to run down a deputy and then jumped into the...
  • Israel at 67 – Contributing to a Better World [Jeremiah 30]

    04/27/2015 3:01:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Jewish state celebrated its 67th birthday – corresponding to the 5th of Iyar on the Hebrew calendar. What makes this unique in the annals of history is that Jews in the 20th century reestablished Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel after 2082 years of the land having been occupied and the Jewish people having been oppressed, exiled, persecuted – including, most notably, the Spanish Inquisition, pogroms, and the Holocaust. The last Jewish sovereign entity was the Hashmonean dynasty, which lasted 47 years, from 110BCE to 63BCE. The Romans colonized and ruled the land...
  • Al Sharpton to visit Baltimore, seek answers in Freddie Gray's death

    04/27/2015 2:59:51 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 27 | Yvonne Wenge
    Civil rights leader, the Rev. Al Sharpton, said Monday he plans to visit Baltimore this week to help push police for answers in the death of Freddie Gray.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 27,2015

    04/27/2015 2:52:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 27, 2015 | Mark Levin
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