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  • WATCH: Body cam video released in Sam DuBose shooting

    07/29/2015 12:14:20 PM PDT · by mojito · 111 replies
    WCPO Cincinnati ^ | 7/29/2015 | Greg Noble
    WARNING: The video above may be too graphic for some viewers. Watch with discretion. CINCINNATI - UC police officer Ray Tensing's body camera video clearly shows that he committed "murder" when he shot and killed an unarmed black motorist at a traffic stop, prosecutor Joe Deters said Wednesday. The shocking video shows Tensing, standing outside the driver's door, with 43-year-old Sam DuBose at the wheel, talking peacefully for about 90 seconds. Tensing repeatedy asks DuBose to produce a driver's license. DuBose says he has a license but he doesn't have it with him.
  • Rawlings-Blake: 'Confusion' remains over who ordered buses shut down before riot

    07/22/2015 6:40:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 22, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she and other city leaders are still not sure who ordered state-run buses and a subway to be shut down the day rioting broke out near Mondawmin Mall.. "There's still some confusion about where the order came from," Rawlings-Blake said. "It definitely came in real time from the ground at Mondawmin." Some, including local teachers, have suggested that the decision to shut down public transportation near the mall April 27, the day of Freddie Gray's funeral, escalated tensions because students were stranded with no ride home from school. Rioting later erupted across the city....
  • Ferguson, Mo., names black officer from Arizona as interim police chief days before Michael..

    07/22/2015 8:42:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Sasha Goldstein
    Full Title: Ferguson, Mo., names black officer from Arizona as interim police chief days before Michael Brown death anniversaryOfficials in Ferguson, Mo., have hired a black police officer from an Arizona department to serve as interim police chief, just days before the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting death at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson. Andre Anderson, 50, will take over as the suburban St. Louis department’s chief after spending 24 years with the Glendale, Ariz., police, where he rose to the rank of commander. In 2013, Anderson was a finalist for the police chief’s job in Casa Grande,...
  • Destroyed QuikTrip in Ferguson to Be Rebuilt as Job Center

    07/15/2015 10:11:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | July 14, 2015 | Isabelle Thenor-Louis
    A QuikTrip convenience store destroyed during unrest in Ferguson will be rebuilt as a community center. Nearly one year ago, massive demonstrations occurred within the St. Louis suburb and across the nation to protest the death of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. He was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. The center’s creation was funded by three companies: QuikTrip, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Starbucks. The center’s focus will be on much needed job-training and placement for African-Americans. The Urban League has also pledged to train and find jobs for 500 young people in this area by the end...
  • Rawlings-Blake responds to FOP report on Baltimore unrest

    07/08/2015 5:23:33 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 8, 2015 | Staff Reporter
    The mayor's office issued the statement Wednesday through spokesman Kevin Harris: “It is disappointing that the FOP continues to issue baseless and false information instead of working with us to find solutions that will protect our officers. The FOP is using the same sad playbook they relied on when they opposed our efforts to reform state laws and hold officers who act out of line accountable for their actions. Our hope was that this report would shed some additional light on how we can better prepare our officers should there be future unrest. Instead this report is no more than...
  • Video of black race rioters brutally beating white man at July 4 gathering taken down by YouTube

    07/06/2015 9:16:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/06/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    According to a video posted to the Facebook account of QbabyOfTeamQ, a white man attending a July 4 concert in Fountain Square, the heart of downtown Cincinnati, was beaten bloody and unconscious.  Unfortunately, I am not able to embed the video because YouTube has taken it down, with a notice: “This video has been taken down as a violation of YouTube’s policy on shocking and disgusting content.” However, you can still view the video (for now) at the QBaby Facebook account.  Shocking and disgusting, indeed. Kristinn Taylor of Gateway Pundit, who first publicized the video, provides some description: The...
  • Baltimore Police Union Forces City Leadership To Admit They Gave “Stand Down Orders” (shortened)

    06/30/2015 10:02:16 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Sundance
    The Baltimore Police Union is demanding public records of radio transmissions and email notifications to prove the leadership in the Baltimore Police Department, specifically Police Chief Batts, told officers NOT to stop the riots and looting. Facing the probability the police union is going to succeed in their endeavor to put sunlight upon the truth the Mayor, Police Chief Batts and his leadership team are now having to admit they did tell the officers to ‘stand down’. You can listen to some of the audio transmission here. ...and questions have been raised about why Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Chief Batts would...
  • France reacts to mob violence against Uber by detaining the company's executives

    06/30/2015 2:29:58 PM PDT · by Marcus · 5 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | June 30, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Recently, Parisian taxi drivers decided to deal with competition they have been getting from a new Internet car service called Uber by rioting and physically attacking cars they suspected of being part of that company. French authorities decided to deal with the situation by detaining two Uber executives and accusing them of running an “illicit service,” according to a Monday story in USA Today, The action illustrates how a bureaucratic, European socialist company reacts to change brought on by technology and entrepreneurial activity, by trying to ban it.
  • June 3rd 2013 – Pre Zimmerman Trial Beginning – New Discovery Emerges…

    06/27/2015 9:43:30 AM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    Those of you who were deep in the weeds during the Zimmerman research and discoveries might be interested in this little loose end. During the “discovery phase”, and intense pre-trial preparation, Trayvon Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump refused explain or reconcile his public claims about witness #8 (he called “Dee Dee”). Crump refused to discuss his relationship with witness #8 or anything about her despite his public, yet secretive, introductions of her to the media in March of the previous year (2012).
  • Effort to Recall Ferguson Mayor Falls Short

    06/26/2015 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2026
    FERGUSON, Mo -- An effort to recall the mayor of Ferguson in the wake of last summer's shooting death of Michael Brown has fallen short. County Board of Elections says Ground Level Support was 27 votes short of the required 1,814 valid signatures needed to force an election to recall Mayor James Knowles III. Knowles, who's white, was criticized for comments he made after last August's shooting death of Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.
  • Law Professor: Freddie Gray Autopsy Is ‘Very, Very Helpful To The Defense’

    06/24/2015 1:29:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 24, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    The autopsy conducted on Freddie Gray helps the case of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the 25-year-old’s death, a law professor tells The Daily Caller. John Banzhaf, a law professor at George Washington University, also says that the autopsy, a review of which was published Tuesday by The Baltimore Sun, indicates that Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby “downplayed” the medical examiner’s findings when she publicly announced charges against the officers on May 1. “I think this autopsy report is very, very helpful to the defense in many ways,” Banzhaf told The Daily Caller in a phone interview....
  • Autopsy of Freddie Gray shows 'high-energy' impact

    06/23/2015 5:14:15 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/23/15 | Justin George
    Freddie Gray suffered a single "high-energy injury" — like those seen in shallow-water diving incidents — most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated, according to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The state medical examiner's office concluded that Gray's death could not be ruled an accident, and was instead a homicide, because officers failed to follow safety procedures "through acts of omission." Though Gray was loaded into the van on his belly, the medical examiner surmised that he may have gotten to his feet and was thrown into...
  • DEA Puts Up Billboards In Hopes Of Catching Pharmacy Looters

    06/22/2015 3:58:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    CBS Local - Baltimore ^ | June 22, 2015 | by Rick Ritter
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Dozens of looters and thousands of dollars worth of drugs stolen. The DEA launches billboards to find those who wreaked havoc on Baltimore pharmacies during the Freddie Gray riots. The billboards are along I-83 and I-95, including one near Hanover Street. Agents say 30 pharmacies were ransacked and close to 300,000 doses of drugs were stolen. The DEA is desperate to put the thieves behind bars. One pharmacy after the other—bizarre surveillance video from April 27 shows looters grabbing every drug they can get their hands on. Some communities were left with no medication. “Everyone came in...
  • War Of Words Between Baltimore Mayor, City Police Union

    06/17/2015 6:33:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | June 16, 2015 | Christie Ileto
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A war of words plays out between Baltimore’s mayor and the union that represents city police. The union wants to know–did Stephanie Rawlings-Blake order police to stand down during violent riots that injured more than 100 officers. Christie Ileto with the tense exchange. Keeping the peace in Baltimore has been a struggle since April 27–both on the streets and now among city leaders–where a very public dispute is brewing between police brass, the union and the mayor. No one was prepared when tensions boiling exploded at Mondawmin Mall before sweeping the city. “They should have had all...
  • Baltimore Prosecutors in Freddie Gray Case Want All Evidence Confidential

    06/16/2015 11:21:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2015 | By SCOTT CALVERT
    BALTIMORE—Prosecutors in the Freddie Gray case have asked the judge to take the unusual step of ordering all evidence to be made confidential before the trial of six police officers charged in his death. The request seeks to prevent defense lawyers from making public any discovery material they receive in the run-up to the trial. Discovery material, which legally must be turned over to the defense, includes evidence, witness lists and other information. Prosecutors said they want to avoid what they called unfair pretrial publicity, which they largely blamed on the defense.
  • Bishop Harry Jackson: Summer Riots Looming if We Don't Do These 3 Things

    06/16/2015 3:21:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Charisma News ^ | June 15, 2015 | Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr.
    This Memorial Day weekend marked a historic uptick in violence in many U.S. cities. Three cities seem to symbolize our national woes the most—Baltimore, Chicago and Ferguson. In Baltimore nine people were killed and 29 shot. Chicago marked 12 killed and 44 wounded. The police in Baltimore and the other cities seem to be moving with unprecedented caution. Further, self-initiated policing has slowed down significantly. The morale of law enforcement officers is at a decadal low. Therefore, both violent and petty crimes may flourish in several "hot spot" cities this summer. In Ferguson, sky rocketing crime rates continue despite greater...
  • Baltimore won't grant riot recovery money to liquor stores in residential areas

    06/15/2015 1:52:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Baltimore Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | Rick Seltzer
    Baltimore City will not extend riot recovery money to liquor stores that operate outside of zoning regulations, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday. More than 380 businesses across Baltimore were damaged by riots and looting at the end of April, including 23 liquor stores that operate in residential areas. The city has banned alcohol sales in residential areas, but many liquor stores have been grandfathered into current zoning rules. If those stores plan to continue to operate as grandfathered liquor stores in their current locations, they will not be able to receive recovery money being made available to other businesses through...
  • Things go from bad to worse for (Baltimore DA) Marilyn Mosby

    06/11/2015 5:29:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    PowerLine ^ | June 10, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    Marilyn Mosby, the prosecutor in the Freddie Gray case, continues to make news for all the wrong reasons. First, her motion for a gag order in the case was dismissed because she filed it in the wrong court. The Baltimore Sun reports: Judge Charles J. Peters ruled the motion lacked standing in an actual proceeding, as it was filed by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office in Circuit Court on May 14. At that time, the officers’ cases were still in District Court. They weren’t transferred to Circuit Court until May 21, when the officers were indicted. Mistakes like this...
  • 14 Alleged Black Guerilla Family Members Charged In Racketeering Scheme (Baltimore)

    06/11/2015 1:15:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | June 10, 2015 | Alex DeMetrick
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The FBI has gone after what it says is the biggest and most violent gang in Baltimore. Wednesday, 14 members of the Black Guerilla Family have been charged with a string of crimes in the city. Alex DeMetrick has more on the case against the BGF. The indictment was filed Wednesday afternoon in federal court. Among the 14 Black Guerilla Family members charged, one name stands out. “The case we’re bringing today involves the lead defendant by the name of Michael Gray, who was allegedly the city-wide leader of the BGF gang,” said U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein....
  • Actor Dennis L.A. White suggests violence against daughters of McKinney officer

    06/10/2015 6:47:33 AM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/10/15 | Joe Newby
    On Tuesday, Dennis L.A. White, an actor known for portraying Damion 'D-Roc' Butler in the biopic "Notorious," issued a tweet suggesting violence against the daughters of Eric Casebolt, the former McKinney, Texas, police officer whose actions at a pool party incident sparked protests. The tweet has since been taken down, but not before being captured for posterity. Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit was one of those who captured White's message before it was removed. "What if we found eric casebolt's (sic) family & beat up the young girls in it," he tweeted. "Would that b fair? If u live...
  • 10 State Troopers Injured During Summer Jam Riot (New Jersey)

    06/09/2015 3:45:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Patch ^ | June 9, 2015 | Daniel Hubbard
    State Police also arrested 61 people after they allegedly climbed fences and tried to push past security at the concert at MetLife Stadium.Dozens of people were arrested and nearly a dozen state police troopers were injured when people tried to climb fences and push their way past security at the Summer Jam concert at MetLife stadium Sunday, state police said. Concertgoers threw bottles and trash at police and security personnel; Troopers used shields and helmets to protect themselves, state police said. Police used pepper spray, noise generators, and tear gas was used to remove people from the area outside the...
  • Baltimore prosecutor asked police to target area where Freddie Gray was arrested

    06/09/2015 3:16:15 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/09/15 | Kevin Rector
    About three weeks before Freddie Gray was chased from a West Baltimore corner by three Baltimore police officers — the start of a fatal encounter — the office of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby asked police to target the intersection with "enhanced" drug enforcement efforts, court documents show. "State's Attorney Mosby asked me to look into community concerns regarding drug dealing in the area of North Ave and Mount St," Joshua Rosenblatt, division chief of Mosby's Crime Strategies Unit, wrote in a March 17 email to a Western District police commander. The email was disclosed for the first time Tuesday in a...
  • Judge strikes state's motion for gag order in Freddie Gray case

    06/09/2015 10:54:25 AM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Kevin Rector
    The judge presiding over the prosecution of six Baltimore Police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray struck the state's motion for a gag order in the case. Judge Charles J. Peters ruled the motion lacked standing in an actual proceeding, as it was filed by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's office in Circuit Court on May 14. At that time, the officers' cases were still in District Court. They weren't transferred to Circuit Court until May 21, when the officers were indicted. Judge orders Mosby to respond to defense motions in Freddie Gray case by June 26 Judge...
  • The Progressive Crime Wave

    06/08/2015 11:27:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 8, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    The Progressive Crime WavePosted By Matthew Vadum On June 8, 2015 @ 12:09 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 24 Comments [1]After two decades of falling crime rates nationwide, rising levels of intense cop-hatred across America appear to be contributing to a spike in violent crime in major cities, according to leading scholar Heather Mac Donald.The “most plausible explanation of the current surge in lawlessness is the intense agitation against American police departments over the past nine months,” writes Mac Donald, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, in a recent Wall Street Journal [2] op-ed.Some of the anger in the...
  • Radio hosts condemn unruly fans after concert melee

    06/08/2015 8:40:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    hosted.ap.org ^ | 6/8/2015 | Nicki Mayo
    Radio hosts from the New York station that hosted a major hip-hop concert where crowds clashed with police in a parking lot have condemned unruly fans. Laura Stylez of the Hot 97 morning show criticized the people who threw bottles at police in northern New Jersey Sunday night. DJ Ebro Darden said Monday that fans also shouldn't have tried to jump the fence to get inside the venue.
  • BREAKING: MASS RIOTS – Emergency Situation at Metlife Stadium (VIDEO)

    06/07/2015 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/7/15 | Jim Hoft
    RIOTING broke out at MetLife Stadium tonight at the Summer Jam Concert. It was a hip hop/rap concert hosted by Hot 97. Tyson TrishVerified account ‏@tysontrish OC gas being deployed outside MetLife Stadium Summer Jam concert @NorthJerseybrk East Rutherford, NJ Protesters threw bottles and glass objects at the police.East Coast 911 reported: EastRutherford Personnel continue to operate at MetLife Stafium, the venue for the Hot 97 Summer Jam music event this evening, where a riot & multiple fights broke out this evening. Law Enforcement personnel have had bottles/glass & other objects thrown at them. At least 1 trooper has been...
  • After the race riots ... a weekend in Murdaland - home of police brutality

    06/07/2015 3:00:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Herald of Scotland ^ | June 7, 2015 | Andrew Purcell
    The night of the riot, if that's the right word, the staff at the Everyone's Place bookstore stood outside on North Avenue, just to make sure nobody got the wrong idea. The soul food restaurant across the street was shuttered and untouched, but looters were ransacking the pharmacy next door. A boy said let's burn it, and Ayyana Malik had to remind him that fire would spread and destroy the bookshop too. Some call the recent Baltimore riots an uprising. Others think it achieved little and damaged the community, but many more African-Americans in this segregated city say it was...
  • The dreadful truth of Moynihan’s prophecy

    06/05/2015 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Ellen Sauerbrey
    On the 50th anniversary of Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s famous report on the breakdown of the black family in urban ghettos, Baltimore has descended into the tragic violence and chaos he predicted. In a report titled, “The Negro Family: The Case for Action,” Assistant Secretary of Labor Moynihan, warned that the deterioration of the black family, would result in soaring crime rates if it continued unchecked. In the most famous passage of the 1965 report, Moynihan, who would later become a Democratic U.S. senator, wrote, “From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los...
  • Guess Who Pays When Rioting Thugs Destroy Our Cities?

    06/04/2015 10:27:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/04/15 | Jerry McConnell
    The Department of Justice has threatened various local police departments with lawsuits unless they adopt the federal government's ideas about how police work should be done Possessing an incredible amount of perspicacity, Thomas Sowell is always a “Best Bet” to come up with logic by the tons when confronted with a sticky situation. Defining the effects of the recent marauding of American cities couldn’t be analyzed and dissected by anyone any better than the good Doctor of Economics Thomas Sowell. In his June 2, 2015 column Paying the Price, he covers the question in the above headline in magna cum...
  • Baltimore state's attorney Mosby seeks to hide Freddie Gray autopsy

    06/04/2015 6:50:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 4, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney prosecuting 6 Baltimore police officers had no concerns over speaking out on her evidence on a national stage, but now wants to deny the public access to the autopsy performed on the late Freddie Gray. What is she hiding, and why? She is doing an excellent impersonation of a young and inexperienced prosecutor way over her head, as she also seeks more time to respond to defendants’ motions, keeping them in limbo and without means of support, while her office with over 200 attorneys available, claims it is unable to respond in the normal amount...
  • Rite Aid says personal information, prescriptions stolen in Baltimore looting (175,000 units)

    06/04/2015 12:23:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 3, 2015 | Scott Dance
    As looted prescription drugs flood Baltimore streets, fueling a surge in violence, pharmacy chain Rite Aid warned customers Wednesday that their personal medical information could be on the streets, too.. Store officials said the labels on prescriptions stolen during the late April riots included patient names, addresses and the names of medication, but not other sensitive data such as Social Security numbers or credit card numbers. The alert nonetheless raised concern among privacy advocates who said the information could be used for fraud. Rite Aid has hired a risk management firm to help protect customers from identity theft. The risk...
  • Obama’s DOJ tells Police Officers to STOP CHASING SUSPECTS to Prevent Police Shootings

    06/02/2015 5:18:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    RightWingNews.com ^ | 6/01/15 | Katie McGuire
    How interesting. Obama’s DOJ would apparently like America to just be overrun with criminals who think they can do whatever the heck they want, because, hey, Obama told the cops not to bother chasing them, because we have to reduce police shootings? Hell no: The Washington Post decided to investigate and come up with a tally of all the police involved shootings for 2015, apparently to not only answer the burning demands of the public, but to pick apart the data and draw some conclusions. I was expecting a deafening volume of hyperbole out of this report – and there...
  • Ferguson Rioters Demand Backpay [semi-satire]

    06/02/2015 12:13:15 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Hundreds of individuals who came from across the country to participate in the riots in Ferguson, Missouri after a police officer shot cigar thief Michael Brown during a physical altercation, are complaining that they are owed backpay by Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE). “We were promised $5,000 a person per month for keeping that town in the news,” complained Ward Burns, one of 500 protesters bussed in from Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, Portland, Tucson, Washington, D.C., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and other cities. “We need to get paid.” MORE is funded by left-wing billionaire George...
  • THANKS TO #BLACKLIVESMATTER, MORE BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOW BEING KILLED IN BALTIMORE

    05/30/2015 5:03:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 58 replies
    Truth Alerts ^ | 5/29/2015 | Paul J Watson
    Thanks to last month’s riots and looting, which were advocated by many corners of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, more black people are dying in Baltimore as a result of massively reduced police patrols and criminals feeling more emboldened. The city is currently undergoing its deadliest month in 15 years, with a 31-year-old woman and a young boy becoming the 37th and 38th homicide victims. “It’s so bad, people are afraid to let their kids outside,” Baltimore resident Antoinette Perrine Perrine, whose brother was recently shot, told CBS. “People wake up with shots through their windows. Police used to sit on every...
  • Baltimore's $20 Million Federally Financed Riots

    05/30/2015 6:30:59 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 54 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 05/28/2015
    Baltimore's $20 Million Federally Financed Riots 05/28/2015 Accountability: After encouraging rioters to lay waste to Baltimore, the city's mayor now says she's confident she can get Uncle Sam to pay for the damage. What is this, the new age of federally financed riots? One month after the race riots that trashed Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that the city would apply for a $20 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to replenish the "rainy day fund" being used to pay for cleanup and police overtime costs in the wake of the mayhem that she herself is on record as...
  • Langermann's files for bankruptcy after Baltimore riots put its finances over the edge

    05/29/2015 4:41:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Baltimore Business Journal ^ | May 29, 2015 | Sarah Meehan
    Langermann’s of Baltimore LLC has filed for bankruptcy after the recent unrest in Baltimore knocked the restaurant’s finances too far out of balance. The Canton restaurant, which opened in the Can Company building in 2009, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 20 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. The restaurant is open and the owner says he has no plans to close it. Dave McGill, a partner in Langermann’s, said the restaurant had struggled with cash flow problems, but the protests, riots and curfew following the death of Freddie Gray exacerbated those issues. The restaurant owes...
  • Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them..

    05/29/2015 1:18:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 144 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 29 May 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them in wake of Freddie Gray riots as murder rate soars to highest in 15 years Jennifer Jeffrey, 31, and son Kester 'Tony' Browne, 8, were killed Thursday They became the city's 37th and 38th homicide victims this month Residents have barricaded their doors in fear of ongoing violence Some have compared parts of the city to the Wild West Others have said virtually no police have been on the streets since riots Arrests are down almost 50 per cent on the same time last year Police claim they are being met...
  • Baltimore's $20 Million Federally Financed Riots

    05/29/2015 8:57:15 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 05/28/2015 | IBD
    Accountability: After encouraging rioters to lay waste to Baltimore, the city's mayor now says she's confident she can get Uncle Sam to pay for the damage. What is this, the new age of federally financed riots? One month after the race riots that trashed Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that the city would apply for a $20 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to replenish the "rainy day fund" being used to pay for cleanup and police overtime costs in the wake of the mayhem that she herself is on record as encouraging.
  • Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing

    05/28/2015 12:50:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sarah Fisher
    Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing 5.27.2015 News Sarah Fisher Whilee Baltimore faces record levels of violence, an anonymous police officer told Sean Hannity last night that police will no longer be "proactive." This month there were 35 murders, and 32 reported shootings this past Memorial Day weekend alone. A current Baltimore police officer who chose to hide his identity reacted on "Hannity" tonight, saying that the surge in violence is a "direct result" from the six officers who were indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray. "After the protests, it seems like the citizens would appreciate...
  • Watch Marilyn Mosby’s Long-Forgotten Judge Judy Appearance (Video)

    05/28/2015 6:24:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    TheDC ^ | 5/27/15 | Blake Neff
    A video has recently surfaced of Marilyn Mosby, the district attorney responsible for charging six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, making an appearance on the popular arbitration court series “Judge Judy” more than a decade ago. The video dates back to the early 2000s, in the show’s fifth season, when Mosby was in college and still going by her maiden name, Marilyn James. Mosby was on the program with a rather bizarre case: She was suing business owner Ryan Johnson for damages to the apartment she lived in while at college.
  • First Baltimore Riot Bill Comes Due: $20,000,000 – Baltimore City Leadership Send Bill To FEMA

    05/27/2015 9:23:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Complete Headline: First Baltimore Riot Bill Comes Due: $20,000,000 – Baltimore City Leadership Send Bill To FEMA, Forces All Americans To Pay…. It takes some kind of nerve to intentionally “provide space for people to destroy” a city, and then ask everyone who doesn’t live in the city to pay for it. …”The $20 million estimate released by city officials does not include the cost to businesses of the unrest. The figure also does not include state or federal costs. It’s unclear when those figures will be tallied”… [Snip] The expenses — which go before the city’s spending board for...
  • Baltimore FOP President: Commissioner Batts apologizes to officers

    05/26/2015 10:30:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News Baltimore ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Christian Schaffer
    BALTIMORE - The president of Baltimore City's police union says Police Commissioner Anthony Batts felt it was necessary to apologize for some of the things that happened, and didn't happen, on the day of the riots one month ago. Batts addressed a crowded meeting of the FOP Lodge #3 membership Tuesday night, but he left without answering any questions from police or the media. FOP President Gene Ryan says he wrote down some of what the commissioner said. “Some of his quotes were 'I let you guys down. I apologize to every man and woman in this room because I...
  • Baltimore estimates riot costs at $20 million

    05/26/2015 1:41:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Baltimore Business Journal ^ | May 26, 2015 | by Rick Seltzer
    Baltimore officials are estimating the city's costs from April rioting at $20 million. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration will ask the city's Board of Estimates to approve a $20 million supplement to the city's 2015 budget to pay for overtime, equipment and public works costs run up during the civil unrest that came to a head April 27. The requested riot costs are the first time city officials have offered a public estimate.
  • Three Cleveland demonstrators arrested during protest in front of Quicken Loans Arena

    05/23/2015 4:27:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | May 23, 2015 | Adam Ferrise
    A protester is taken into custody by a Cleveland police officer in a clash during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of police officer Michael Brelo. Brelo was charged with manslaughter in the November 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed people.CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police officers took at least three people into custody during protests following the Michael Brelo verdict. Northeast Ohio Media Group reporters and photographers witnessed at least three people taken into custody following a clash with police about 6:20 p.m. outside Quicken Loans Arena. Police officers showed pepper spray cans to others who rushed towards the fight. Most...
  • DOJ to investigate Ohio cop acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

    05/23/2015 1:10:21 PM PDT · by ladyjane · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2015 | Fox News
    A Cleveland cop cleared Saturday on state charges in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire could face federal charges. The Justice Department said after the acquittal of Officer Michael Brelo’s on voluntary manslaughter charges that it would "review all available legal options." "We will now review the testimony and evidence presented in the state trial" to determine if "additional steps are available and appropriate," the department said. Vanita Gupta, head of the department's civil rights division said the review is separate from its efforts to resolve a pattern of civil rights violations at...
  • This is your brain on Whiteness: The invisible psychology of white American ignorance explained

    05/23/2015 12:14:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Salon ^ | May 22, 2015 | Chauncey DeVega
    Earlier this week, outlaw motorcycle clubs engaged in a daylight gun battle in Waco, Texas. This combat involved hundreds of people. The mall where the riot occurred was left resembling a war zone, with hundreds of spent bullet cartridges strewn about, broken bodies everywhere, and police and other local municipal services overwhelmed. By the end of melee, nine outlaws were dead, 18 wounded, and at least 165 people were arrested; 120 guns were recovered at the crime scene. In late April and early May, African-American young people protested the killing of Freddie Gray by the Baltimore police. Those peaceful protests...
  • Baltimore Rioters Burn Down House & Medical Equipment of Severely Disabled Child

    05/21/2015 8:17:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 21, 2014. | Trey Sanchez
    Apparently only SOME black lives matter Khai'Lee Sampson is a 7-year-old child that suffers from severe cerebral palsy caused by an asthma attack when he was 18 months old that left him without oxygen for 45 minutes. A few weeks ago, his house was burned down during the Baltimore riots, destroying all of his medical equipment that keeps him alive. “They took everything from my child,” the boy's mother, Laporsha Lawson, told The Washington Post. The Post listed the equipment: The wheelchair customized for Khai’Lee’s small body, the back brace that helps him sit upright, the machine that pumps oxygen...
  • 6 Baltimore Police Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray

    05/21/2015 3:01:39 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 21, 2015
    <p>Six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.</p> <p>The officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2, she said.</p> <p>Gray’s death last month after allegedly suffering a devastating injury while in police custody sparked protests and riots in Baltimore.</p>
  • Baltimore mayor spotted at the White House

    05/20/2015 11:48:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 20, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was at the White House on Wednesday to attend meetings in the aftermath of the violent protests that rocked her city. Her visit to Washington come as President Obama grapples with how to address tensions between law enforcement and minority communities resulting from a string of police-related deaths of young black men, including Baltimore’s Freddie Gray last month. Rawlings-Blake (D) told a reporter she was at the executive mansion to attend meetings, but did not say which officials she would meet with. The president was in Connecticut to speak at the United States Coast Guard Academy’s...
  • DOJ Official: Slavery to Blame for Riots in Ferguson and Baltimore

    05/19/2015 1:53:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 19, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    This lunacy is mainstream thought at the Department of Justice. Vanita Gupta, head of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, has told a lawyers group in Colorado that slavery and Jim Crow helped fuel the Ferguson and Baltimore riots. The last few days have seen a number of fanciful stories with the Obama administration seemingly questioning the authority of local police. I’ve long maintained that the administration is nakedly seeking to federalize policing standards — but get rid of local police? No way, that sounds like something broadcast from a shortwave station in Austin, Texas. But then up steps...