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  • Three Cleveland demonstrators arrested during protest in front of Quicken Loans Arena

    05/23/2015 4:27:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 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 · 60 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 · 111 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...
  • Prosecutors seek gag order in Freddie Gray case (Baltimore's Marilyn J. Mosby again)

    05/19/2015 6:31:56 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 15, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Baltimore prosecutors are seeking a gag order to prevent lawyers from speaking to the media about the Freddie Gray case.. Rochelle Ritchie, a spokeswoman for State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, said on Friday the office was seeking such an order, but declined to provide details. Gray, 25, died last month after suffering a severed spinal cord in police custody. The state medical examiner ruled Gray's death a homicide, and six officers have been charged in the case. Mosby held a news conference earlier this month to announce the charges, stating that Gray's death is "believed to be the result of...
  • Jay Z quietly posting bail for protesters, writer says

    05/17/2015 7:16:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | May 17, 2015
    New York (AFP) - Rap mogul Jay Z has quietly used his wealth to post bail for people arrested in protests across the United States against police, an author close to him said Sunday.Dream Hampton, a writer and activist who worked with Jay Z on his 2010 memoir "Decoded," made the revelations in a series of messages on Twitter that were deleted but were posted by the hip-hop magazine Complex. "When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I... hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson (and he) wired tens of thousands" of dollars within minutes, read one...
  • Big-mouth Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby wants everyone else to shut up

    05/17/2015 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 16, 2015
    After Marilyn Mosby‘s moment in the sun, where she delivered a 1960s-style speech to announce charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore prosecutor is now asking the court to impose a gag order, according to CBS Baltimore. The order would prevent attorneys and witnesses for both sides from releasing information or commenting publicly about the case.
  • BREAKING: #Ferguson Protest Leaders Paid $5,000 a Month to Disrupt & Instigate Violence

    05/16/2015 12:39:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    Gateway Pundit. ^ | 5-16-2015 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Earlier this week black protesters staged a protest at at the office of MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) on Thursday to press their claim that groups led by whites have collected tens of thousands of dollars in donations off of the Black Lives Matter movement without paying the Black participants their fair share.</p>
  • ‘We gonna just **** you up’- Black #Ferguson Activists Threaten White Liberals for Protest Pay

    05/16/2015 11:29:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-15-2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    #CutTheCheck. That’s the hashtag for Black activists demanding payment from white liberals for taking part in the months-long protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the police shooting death of unarmed Black teenaged criminal Michael Brown in a confrontation with white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last August. Black activists held a sit-in at the office of MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) on Thursday to press their claim that groups led by whites have collected tens of thousands of dollars in donations off of the Black Lives Matter movement without paying the Black participants their fair share. During the sit-in,...
  • Activist: Baltimore Rioters Destroyed ‘Economic Eyesore’ CVS

    05/16/2015 10:01:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5-15-2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (snip) Render was asked, (relevant remarks begin around 3:10) “why did they [rioters in Baltimore] burn down the CVS?” He remarked, “People always say that ‘well, they burned down a CVS.’ They stole stuff they needed. You know, you need medicine. You need socks. You might need a blood pressure regulator.” He continued, “But when people say, ‘why do you burn down a CVS? And why are you burning down your own community?’ Well, because of black people being denied loans, because of black people being snookered out of their homes and gentrifiers coming in ......
  • Baltimore Officials: Peaceful Protesters Torched 61 Buildings, Damaged 350 Businesses ...

    05/16/2015 9:48:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 13, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Complete Headline: Baltimore Officials: Peaceful Protesters Torched 61 Buildings, Damaged 350 Businesses, Injured 113 Officers The Joys of Democratic Leadership… Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told reporters after a night of looting and fires that city officials gave the violent Freddie Gray protesters “space” to destroy property. Video of Democrat Mayor announcing her giving looters space to destroyBoy, did she ever! Baltimore officials upped their tally of destroyed and torched businesses this week. ** At least 61 buildings were torched. ** Over 144 vehicles were torched. ** 350 businesses were damaged ** And 113 police officers were injured.
  • Two Baltimore City Jail Correctional Officers Caught On Video Looting A 7-11

    05/14/2015 4:03:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 13, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Two correctional officers who work at the Baltimore City jail were suspended without pay Wednesday after video emerged showing them looting a 7-11 store during last month’s riots. Tamika Cobb and Kendra Richard were charged with theft and two counts of burglary, according to a statement released by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). Investigators DPSCS and with the Intelligence and Investigative Division responded to a tip that the pair had joined in looting a closed 7-11 convenience store near downtown Baltimore on April 25. That was the first day of major unrest following the April...
  • BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer in the shooting death of Tony Robinson

    05/12/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    NBC15 ^ | May 12, 2015
    BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson Updated: Tue 3:17 PM, May 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. UPDATED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 ---3:17 p.m. MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • ACLU Calls Surveillance of Baltimore Riots an “Invasion of Privacy” [semi-satire]

    05/12/2015 10:20:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Srmi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 May 2015 | John Semmens
    The American Civil Liberties Union demanded an end to the use of government drone aircraft to “spy” on those looting and burning buildings in Baltimore. “Persons walking the streets should not be faced with such an intrusive violation of their privacy,” declared ACLU spokesman Bertram Petty. “Officials need to present a ‘probable cause’ case to observe a specific individual suspected of a specific crime. They have no authority for a general surveillance of an entire city.” Petty also questioned whether the looting and burning would even qualify as crimes, per se. “The title to the property being removed from the...
  • Horror injuries of man, 61, after near fatal attack by pack of FIFTY teens

    A 17-year-old boy has been charged as an adult for his role in beating a 61-year-old alongside a group of approximately 50 other teens in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 22. Richard Fletcher was brutally beaten by the teens after he went outside to ask two girls who were fighting on top of his truck to move along and continue their dispute elsewhere. The mob of teens began to hit and kick Fletcher until he fell to the ground, but the attack didn't end. After the beating last month, Fletcher was left with broken eye sockets, a broken nose, broken ribs...
  • After riot, school advocates want more money from Hogan, Rawlings-Blake

    05/11/2015 2:35:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 11, 2015 | By Luke Broadwater and Erin Cox
    Education advocates on Monday called on Gov. Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to increase funding for the city's schools, arguing the recent rioting in Baltimore shows the money is desperately needed. Without the funds, city schools will be forced to cut teachers, critical programs and student services, the advocates said. "Baltimore is not getting sufficient education funding to provide for all of our children's needs," said Bebe Verdery, education reform director at the ACLU of Maryland. The coalition includes the city's parent-teacher association and the city's charter schools organization, among other groups.
  • Baltimore Prosecutor Deliberately Heightens Racial Tensions

    05/11/2015 8:07:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    On May 1, Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby charged six police officers, including two black male officers and one female black officer, with 28 various charges, including murder and manslaughter over the death of Freddie Gray. Officer Caesar Goodsoon, the black driver of the van Gray rode in, was charged by the 35-year-old state’s attorney for Baltimore City with the most serious offense, “second-degree depraved heart murder,” which means indifference to human life. Baltimore is 64 percent black, and almost half of the Baltimore Police department is black. The officers are accused of arresting and roughing up Gray, who is black,...
  • Republican rep explains how Obama incited race riots, starting with the ‘Beer Summit’

    05/10/2015 12:31:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Bizpac ^ | 5/10/15
    Iowa Rep. Steve King took President Obama to task Saturday, blaming him for the conditions that caused civil unrest in Baltimore and Ferguson. “President Obama has consistently driven wedges between people. And he perceives a difference on race, maybe on ethnicity, well yes on ethnicity, sexual orientation—wedge after wedge after wedge. I didn’t really imagine they were going to drive a wedge between the law and law-breakers,” King told reporters at the South Carolina Freedom Summit in Greenville. King cited the example of Obama’s “Beer Summit” early in his first term with Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley and Harvard...
  • Police arrest 17 in anti-austerity protest in London

    05/09/2015 8:39:16 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 May 2015
    Seventeen people have been arrested following clashes with police during an unplanned anti-austerity protest close to Downing Street, the Met police said. Officers in riot gear clashed with a "minority" of protesters who threw objects during the rally - which came days after the Tory election victory. Four police officers and a police staff member were injured, the Met added. A police investigation is also under way after graffiti referring to "Tory scum" was daubed on a war memorial. The graffiti was sprayed on the Women's War Memorial, in London's Whitehall, which is yards from where a concert to commemorate...
  • Flawed Leadership Let Baltimore Protests Erupt into Destruction

    05/09/2015 11:41:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | Paul Dykewicz
    The kind of leadership that could have guided Baltimore’s protestors away from criminal behavior and ruining hundreds of small businesses during rioting is not what manifested itself when the city’s mayor publicly announced she gave those who want to “destroy” room to do so.Criminally inclined adults and wayward juveniles in Baltimore battled law enforcement, broke into and looted stores and torched buildings on April 27, just hours after the funeral for 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who sustained a severe spine injury on April 12 prior to arriving at a police station while under arrest before he died from the trauma seven...
  • Baltimore is awesome ... We like it here in Baltimore (Economic development video updated)

    05/09/2015 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 26, 2015
    Baltimore is awesome! Watch the Orioles! Watch the Ravens! Take a boat tour in the harbor and then dine in one of the fabulous restaurants with a view. Visit the aquarium! You will love Baltimore! Link to revised economic development / Chamber of Commerce video)
  • Are Things Getting Back to ‘Normal’ in Baltimore?

    05/08/2015 11:59:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 7, 2015 | Jack Dunphy
    Enjoy it while you can, Baltimore. The riots haven’t ended, they’ve merely been postponed.We are told that things are getting back to normal in Baltimore. This is not an unmixed blessing. Yes, the rioters have put down their bricks, their Molotov cocktails, and all their many other implements of destruction (at least for the time being), and when one compares the present state of the city to the chaos seen last week, one can say things have improved. But after the great collective sigh of relief goes out, Baltimoreans must now reckon with the meaning of the word “normal” as...
  • Alan M. Dershowitz: Are Baltimore charges about justice or crowd control?

    05/07/2015 10:32:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 05/07/2015 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    <p>WHEN BALTIMORE’S STATE attorney Marilyn Mosby announced charges last week against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray and proclaimed to the city that “I heard your call for ‘no justice, no peace,’” it’s possible that her decisions were based, at least in part, on the understandable goal of preventing further riots. This goal is commendable, but the mean selected to achieve it — hearing the call of demonstrators — raises fundamental questions regarding the due process right of those charged with serious crimes.</p>
  • Teachable Moment in Baltimore

    05/07/2015 6:36:16 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 6, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Before professors everywhere seize upon the Baltimore riots as a “teachable moment,” we’d like to offer a few simple pieces of recent history to cogitate over. Expect your local professor to echo the president’s claim that Baltimoreans, and some out-of-towners rioted because the federal government has not dumped enough money into the Charm City. As it happens, on May 4, 2015, Elizabeth Harrigan reported in the Washington Free Beacon, “The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention.” Harrigan and her peers...
  • Why Freddie Ran: A Fatal Injury in Police Custody Highlights Baltimore's History of Bogus Busts

    05/06/2015 2:35:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 113 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    When the cops chasing Freddie Gray caught up with him, they had a problem: He had not done anything illegal. They solved that problem the way cops often do: They plucked a charge out of thin air. The cops probably would not have gotten into trouble for making an illegal arrest if Gray had not died due to a spinal injury he suffered in the back of a police van. Gray's death has shined a light on the way police officers abuse their arrest powers to impose arbitrary punishment, a practice that helps explain the anger on display in Baltimore...
  • 96 Percent Of Americans Expect More Civil Unrest In U.S. Cities This Summer

    05/06/2015 10:45:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    TEC ^ | 05/06/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Are you ready for rioting, looting and mindless violence in major U.S. cities all summer long? According to a brand new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 96 percent of all Americans believe that there will be more civil unrest in America this summer. That leaves only 4 percent of people that believe that everything will be just fine. In this day and age, it is virtually impossible to get 96 percent of Americans to agree on anything. So the fact that just about everyone agrees that we are going to see more civil unrest should really tell you something. The...
  • Baltimore mayor seeks DOJ probe of police, promises body cameras

    05/06/2015 8:08:21 AM PDT · by don-o · 30 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 6, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to probe city police practices and said officers will have body cameras by 2016. Rawlings-Blake, in a morning news conference, noted that complaints of police brutality have been down, and highlighted other improvements by the department. "We have seen results from these efforts," she said. But she said more efforts must be made to build on reforms that have already been put into place. "We have to get it right. Failure is not an option," she said. The mayor said the department of Justice will investigate what "systemic...
  • Baltimore prosecutor Mosby shockingly incompetent

    05/06/2015 7:17:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 6, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It is already clear that Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney who is prosecuting the Baltimore Six is not up to the responsibilities of her job. The only questions are: 1. how deeply incompetent?; and 2. what consequences will result from her bungling? The second question is the more important one, for Mosby has set up her prosecution as a response to the “No justice, no peace” movement. If and when she fails to secure a conviction through her ineptitude, then by the standard of the mob to which she is catering, more riots will be justifiable, and therefore the likely...
  • Dorian Johnson trying to CASH IN on Ferguson shooting, SUES city and Darren Wilson

    05/05/2015 6:28:51 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    By The Right Scoop ^ | 5/05/15 | soopermexican
    The guy who started the entire “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” lie is now trying to cash in on the death of his friend Mike Brown, because why not? Beats workin’. From ABC News: A witness to a police officer’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was wrongly stopped and fired on during the encounter on a city street. The lawsuit, filed last week by Dorian Johnson, claims that the officer, Darren Wilson, fired at him and Brown as they ran away from him on Aug. 9. The lawsuit claims...
  • The Big Winners Of The Baltimore Riots

    05/05/2015 5:46:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Riots work. The Baltimore riots achieved a number of goals for the political left, which is why the left defended the riots as a quasi-legitimate outgrowth of fully justified anti-police, anti-white feeling – in a majority black city with a majority black police force and a majority black city council, in a country with a black president and a black attorney general.
  • “We Ain’t Choosing No Sides; We Just Choosing Our Side”: Gangs believe do better job than the police

    05/05/2015 4:10:15 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Medium ^ | 5/2/2015 | Amy K. Nelson
    It’s a few minutes before midnight on Wednesday and I’m sharing a cigarette with a Blood and Crip at a diner 20 minutes outside of Baltimore. It’s two hours past the government-imposed curfew on this broken city and outside its margins the unlikeliest of encounters is happening. Just two days earlier, Baltimore police put out a very different version of gang unity, issuing a memo — just hours after 25-year-old Freddie Gray’s funeral — warning that the rival gangs were planning a possible attack on cops. It put the city on edge, and as violence unfolded in the afternoon as teenagers were trapped in...
  • Riots Are The Legacy Of Slavery? Try Legacy Of Welfare

    05/05/2015 11:32:19 AM PDT · by gogeo · 16 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 5/4/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    You cannot take any people, of any color, and exempt them from the requirements of civilization — including work, behavioral standards, personal responsibility and all the other basic things that the clever intelligentsia disdain — without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large.
  • 200 Businesses Were Destroyed in Baltimore Riots

    05/05/2015 5:16:18 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 61 replies
    It was announced over the weekend that the 10 p.m. curfew in Baltimore was being lifted in a move intended to bring a sense of normalcy back to the city. The curfew had been implemented last week in the wake of destructive riots and looting that occurred after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a young black man who died from a spinal injury while in police custody. Now that the smoke has cleared and the clean up of the city continues, it has been revealed that approximately 200 businesses were destroyed in the riots, causing untold millions of dollars in...
  • Not enough money? Baltimore got $1.8 billion from Obama Stimulus

    05/05/2015 1:40:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/04/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Last Tuesday, President Obama blamed the GOP-controlled Congress for its failure to fund the “massive investment in urban communities” that could “make a difference.” Well, how does $1.8 billion for the 622,000 people of Baltimore sound? Pretty massive – actually, just about $2900 for every man, woman, child, and baby of the entire City of Baltimore. But that’s the total amount of Obama Stimulus money sent to Charm City, according to an analysis by The Free Beacon:
  • Baltimore 2013. Teacher rips pupils: They defecate on desks, steal, assault, set fires, trash school

    05/04/2015 7:00:58 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08.01.2013 | G. Kane
    "Regarding your recent editorial, 'How to end the killing,' your last paragraph made me want to vomit. 'No doubt, Baltimore needs effective police and prosecutors, ample drug treatment, better schools, and more economic opportunities.' "I have taught in the Baltimore public school system for the past two decades. What we need is better students. We have many excellent teachers. I cannot count the number of students who have physically destroyed property in the schools." "They have trashed brand new computers, destroyed exit signs, set multiple fires, destroyed many, many lockers, stolen teachers' school supplies, written their filth on the...
  • More than the police politicians need to wear body cameras

    05/04/2015 6:31:50 PM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/3/2015 | Tanzina Vega
    Washington has a new answer to growing concerns about police brutality: body cameras. After a series of controversial -- and deadly -- confrontations between law enforcement officers and minorities, the Department of Justice is launching a $20 million pilot program to implement body cameras nationwide. The department will spend another $1 million to study the impact of cameras. Meanwhile, cameras are being backed by members of both parties, with Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton calling them a tool to "increase transparency and accountability." In March, Sen. Rand Paul, a GOP presidential candidate, and several Democrats introduced a bill to establish...
  • Obama blasts media coverage of Baltimore riots

    05/04/2015 1:01:44 PM PDT · by don-o · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama on Monday took a shot at the media for its coverage of last week’s violence in Baltimore, saying news outlets too often focus only on looters and rioters rather than on those who are trying to solve the complex problems plaguing America’s cities. In a speech at Lehman College in New York City, the president said lack of economic opportunity for young people of color in inner cities helped fuel the protests that have been seen in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere across the country in recent months. Mr. Obama said it’s vital that the nation turn its...
  • Baltimore Violence is Obama’s Failed Legacy on Race

    05/04/2015 1:36:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 4, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    As our first African-American president, Barack Obama had the opportunity to personify the final triumph of civil rights, and in the process, become a celebrated and historic figure. Instead, his ironic legacy on race is one of abject failure, as the rioting and looting in Baltimore underscore. The tragic reality is that Obama passed on the opportunity to the “post-racial” president he promised to be when he first ran in 2008. Instead, he farmed out leadership on racial issues to Al Sharpton, for whom grievance is like oxygen. The prejudgment of George Zimmerman, and related fury, set the stage...
  • Greenfield: The Truth About Baltimore

    05/04/2015 11:28:45 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 31 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, May 04, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, May 04, 2015 The Truth About Baltimore Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The real victim in Baltimore is not Freddie Gray, a repeat loser who eventually died as he had lived, being arrested by the police. The real victims are not the thugs smashing and looting stores. It isn’t the young black men disproportionately stopped by the racist majority black police force in Baltimore under a racist black police commissioner for doing nothing wrong except the usual drug and weapons charges. It’s not even the “majority of law-abiding Baltimore families” referenced by politicians. 85% of...
  • NYPD officer dies two days after being shot in the head

    05/04/2015 10:29:00 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/4/2015
    An NYPD police officer died Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens, CBS News has confirmed. Officer Brian Moore, 25, had been in a medically-induced coma after undergoing surgery for what court papers described as "severe injuries to his skull and brain." District Attorney Richard Brown told The Associated Press on Sunday that Moore was "fighting for his life." He was removed from life support at 11:15 a.m. Monday. The suspect, 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell, was ordered held without bail Sunday after appearing in Queens Criminal Court. He did not enter...
  • A Pox on Baltimore

    05/04/2015 10:34:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/04/15 | Al Caruba
    A pox on Baltimore and on all the politicians from the President on down who keep telling us the police are the problem, not the world of Freddie Gray’s roaming our city’s streets Thanks to an infection and the antibiotics taken to rid myself of it, I have had several days of being able to do little more than watch the news on television, listen to it on the radio, and reading about it in my daily edition of The Wall Street Journal. If there was anything else happening in the world, you would not know it because it was...
  • Baltimore Gang Member Calling for Jobs is Rebuffed by Democrat Lawmaker

    05/04/2015 10:55:22 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 62 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 3, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    In the midst of the turmoil in Baltimore this week, a succinct assessment of the needs of young black men living in liberal inner-city strongholds was delivered by a self-identified gang member, who made it clear that jobs are what these young men need, his call almost immediately rebuffed by a leading Democrat lawmaker. The press conference was arranged by City Councilman President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and other city "leaders" at the Baltimore City Hall as a call to other local youth to end the rioting plaguing the city all week in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. Back...
  • GoFundMe drops campaign for Baltimore rioters after conservative complaints

    05/04/2015 10:22:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    GoFundMe removed a crowdfunding campaign on behalf of jailed Baltimore rioters Sunday, a day after conservatives began complaining about the effort. Greg Scott, vice president of media communications for Alliance Defending Freedom, said he first contacted the company Saturday about the rioters’ crowdfunding campaign. His Twitter posts decrying the campaign were picked up by conservative radio talk-show host Dana Loesch and Gateway Pundit blogger Jim Hoft. “We first started poking GFM yesterday by contacting the site directly and then via a series of tweets,” Mr. Scott said in a Sunday email. “The purpose has really been to either expose the...
  • Separation? Nah. Liberals Believe in Violation of Church by State

    05/04/2015 9:30:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    I'm reconsidering the merits of the NSA. What if they droned the riots, face recognized every thug, and called their moms?If Republicans and Tea Partiers are the racists, why are the riots always in Democrat and usually Black strongholds?Leftists believe in separation of church and state, until the state can order pastors to conduct same sex weddings, and strip religious colleges of their tax exemption. Then they're all into violation of church by state.This is all planned. The community organizers don't spawn riots in cities that would shut them down cold. Urban thugs: Lets riot! Conservative critics: These thugs are...
  • Woman has EPIC rant about Baltimore (video)(Language warning)

    05/04/2015 5:38:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 4-29-2015 | BattleCat
    This woman eviscerates the looters in Baltimore, this is a MUST SEE!!
  • Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law City burned despite ‘massive investment’

    05/04/2015 5:20:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | May 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law City burned despite ‘massive investment’ implemented by president BY: Elizabeth Harrington May 4, 2015 5:00 am The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention. President Obama claimed last Tuesday that if the Republican-controlled Congress would implement his policies to make “massive investments in urban communities,” they could “make a difference right now” in the city, currently in upheaval following the death of Freddie Gray. However, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found that the...
  • Thuggish Censors in the Marketplace of Ideas

    05/04/2015 4:41:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    Baltimore burns, shops are looted, rioters attack firefighters with bottles and bricks. And amid all the violence and ruin, what drives the chattering class into a froth of indignation? That anyone would use the word "thugs" to describe the vandals and criminals reducing Baltimore to rubble.As berserkers ran amok Monday, the city's mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, deplored the destruction: "Too many people have invested in building up this city to allow thugs to tear it down."That set the hounds baying. Rawlings-Blake was accused of using a racial slur. Baltimore City Councilor Carl Stokes angrily told CNN that calling rioters "thugs" is...