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  • VIDEO: Police looking for shooters who injured two minors, killed dog in Prince George's County

    05/06/2022 10:11:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    WMAR2news ^ | 05 06 2022 | Staff
    Police released video of a shooting in Prince George's County where a young boy and a teenager were shot. The shooting happened around 6:20 p.m. in the City of District Heights. The video shows a a dark van and a second dark vehicle stopping in the street near a group that is hanging out. Several people from those cars then fired shots at the group before driving off. A young boy and a teen were injured in the shooting, and a dog was killed. The minors are expected to survive. “Opening fire on a group of children and teens with...
  • Judge denies defense motions to dismiss charges against Marilyn Mosby (race card played)

    04/17/2022 3:30:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Baltimore Brew ^ | 4/14/22 | Fern Shen
    At today’s hearing on Marilyn Mosby’s motion to have the federal charges against her thrown out, her lawyer argued that Leo J. Wise, the lead prosecutor, “has a penchant for prosecuting Black elected officials.” “All we did was draw the logical conclusion from his past conduct that this prosecution is consistent with his history of prosecuting Black elected officials,” asserted attorney A. Scott Bolden. U.S. District Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby, who is Black, pushed back. “Are you aware, Mr. Bolden, of any evidence that Mr. Wise has been found to have prosecuted someone because of their race?” she asked. “In...
  • Baltimore Police Eliminating Police Positions, Hiring Civilian Investigators

    04/17/2022 2:45:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    Police ^ | 4/16/2022 | Sandy Malone
    Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced plans to launch a 35-person civilian investigative corps to help Baltimore police detectives solve low-level crimes. Scott announced the $5 million program as part of a $4 billion proposed spending plan for the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), The Baltimore Sun reported. Baltimore City Budget Director Bob Cenname said the mayor’s proposal called for eliminating 30 vacant sworn police officer positions and replacing them with civilian investigators. Cenname said the civilians would help detectives and patrol officers in completing investigations by tracking down leads and searching databases, The Baltimore Sun reported. The mayor...
  • After it was stuck for weeks, Ever Forward on the move in the Chesapeake Bay

    04/17/2022 7:27:56 AM PDT · by csvset · 31 replies
    Wbal ^ | 17 April 2022 | Staff
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Ever Forward cargo ship is on the move again after being stuck in the Chesapeake Bay for more than five weeks. The U.S. Coast Guard told 11 News the ship is moving Sunday morning after it was stuck in the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of Gibson Island since March 13. SkyTeam 11 video showed at 9:10 a.m. seven tug boats towing the Ever Forward just under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Teams removed hundreds of containers from the ship in the past week before attempting for a third time to refloat the ship. Two barges were...
  • New Attempt to Refloat Ever Forward

    03/30/2022 8:08:50 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies ^ | 3/30/2022 | New Attempt to Refloat Ever Forward
    A second attempt to refloat the Ever Forward will take place this evening using seven tugboats, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson has confirmed to gCaptain. The refloating effort is expected to take place during the next high tide at around 6 p.m eastern time.
  • Dredgers Get to Work Digging Out Ever Forward

    03/23/2022 12:16:17 PM PDT · by csvset · 38 replies
    GCaptain ^ | 21 March 2022 | Mike Schuler
    Dredging around the stuck Ever Forward kicked off over the weekened with two dredges now working to clear mud from the around the ship’s hull. Port of Baltimore Executive Director William Doyle said dredging commenced Sunday lead by Donjon-Smit, the appointed salvor, and Cashman Dredging & Marine Construction. AIS shows two dredges, Donjon’s Oyster Bay and Cashman’s Dale Pyatt, on scene with Ever Forward. Doyle notes that Dale Pyatt is the largest “clam shell dredge” in the Western Hemisphere, equipped with 28 cubic yard bucket. Donjon Marine Co.’s Oyster Bay is equipped with clam shell bucket that is 15 cubic...
  • Container ship stranded off Gibson Island coast in Chesapeake Bay (Here we go again!)

    03/14/2022 2:39:32 PM PDT · by C210N · 61 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 3/14/22 | WBAL TV
    GIBSON ISLAND, Md. —A container ship is reported to be stranded off the coast of Gibson Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Marine Tracker lists the ship as the Ever Forward and that it is aground. It appears there are several tugboats out of Baltimore trying to assist.
  • Baltimore Teen, 16, Charged with Killing a Grandmother Whose Car Broke Down While Making DoorDash Deliveries

    02/25/2022 2:27:30 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    People via MSN ^ | February 25, 2022 | Steve Helling
    A Baltimore teen has been charged with murder after authorities say that he killed a woman who was delivering food for DoorDash. Cheryl McCormack, 51, was accompanied by a friend while working for the food delivery service on Jan. 24. Around 2 a.m., McCormack's vehicle ran out of gas. McCormack's friend set out on foot to find a gas station, leaving McCormack at the car. According to Fox Baltimore, the teen and another suspect allegedly approached the friend and attempted to rob him. Then, police say, they demanded that he return to the car with him. When they arrived at...
  • Baltimore City student graduates without learning to read - "I know I'm not the only one"

    02/23/2022 5:27:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 60 replies ^ | Monday, February 21st 2022 | by Chris Papst
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Recent Project Baltimore reports have exposed how some Baltimore City high school students are far behind in their education. Now, one woman is sharing her story as a Baltimore City student who graduated from high school without learning how to read. Debora Prestileo is 41 years old. She’s a 1999 graduate of Patterson High School, who 23 years later, still struggles to read. “It’s embarrassing sometimes,” Prestileo told Project Baltimore. “Going into stores, like if I go into Walmart, and I’ve got to ask for help. Sometimes people laugh at me.” Prestileo has a learning disability, caused...
  • Baltimore State Attorney who faces perjury charges over COVID hardship claim tries to have case thrown out and says she's being targeted for being 'woke and black'

    02/21/2022 11:47:45 AM PST · by thegagline · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 02/21/2022 | Alex Hammer
    A Baltimore State Attorney facing a $1million perjury lawsuit for fudging financial numbers while taking out a loan for a pair of holiday home purchases in Florida has tried to get the case thrown out, claiming she's being targeted due to the fact that she's black and progressive. In their most recent filing in the federal case, attorneys for Marilyn Mosby, 42 - who is charged with two counts of perjury and two counts of submitting false statements on loan applications to make the purchases, which amounted to $1.02million - accused federal prosecutors of having a personal vendetta against their...
  • With ‘bodies piling up,’ contractors clearing backlog at Maryland medical examiner’s office for $850 an autopsy

    02/18/2022 2:37:20 PM PST · by Viking2002 · 49 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/17/22 | MEREDITH COHN
    A yearslong staffing crisis in the state medical examiner’s office in Baltimore is leading to unprecedented delays in autopsies, an emergency request to federal officials for help and now a legislative push for more workers. To deal with “bodies piling up,” one lawmaker said the statewide agency that investigates sudden and unexpected deaths has turned to a ready source of labor — contractors “flown in from out of state” and recent retirees earning $850 per autopsy. State officials say that labor pool is vital to clearing cases. But lawmakers and union representatives deride the vacant positions across state government generally...
  • Morgue operating in Baltimore parking garage as 200 bodies await autopsy - FEMA sending the OCME support staff

    02/17/2022 8:04:58 AM PST · by BusterDog · 27 replies
    BALTIMORE — The Maryland Office of Chief Medical Examiner is experiencing an unprecedented backlog of autopsies. The delays mean families are having to wait weeks to say goodbye to their loved ones who were murdered or overdosed. “The bodies are piling up and decaying right in front of everyone’s eyes,” said Patrick Moran, President of AFSCME Council 3, which has members who are autopsy assistants and forensic investigators. “Bodies are decomposing and that’s not the way to treat those that have lost their lives and families who are looking for closure.”
  • Archdiocese of Baltimore Caves To Parent Protesters: Announces End of School Mask Mandates

    02/11/2022 9:12:12 AM PST · by Pxzftrnqfrn · 7 replies
    Archdiocise of Baltimore ^ | 2/11/2022 | Parent
    Catholic school parents won a huge victory today when the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced the immediate end of masks mandates in its Catholic Schools.The announcement came in an email to parents at noon (EST)today and also includes a reaffirmation that students (as well as staff) are not required to get the vaccine. Here is a copy of the email: "Dear Catholic School Parents and Guardians, We would like to provide an update regarding the COVID-mitigation protocols in our Catholic schools. The Department of Catholic Schools remains committed to following health and safety measures relative to the coronavirus pandemic and will...
  • REPORT: 77 percent of Baltimore high school students reading at elementary or kindergarten level

    02/08/2022 3:20:09 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 66 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | 6 Feb2022 | James Anthony
    An anonymous teacher from Baltimore's Patterson High School has come forward with crucial information to support the claim that fully 77 percent of students at the troubled institution have an elementary school – or lower – reading level. The Post Millennial has previously reported on the fact that Baltimore high school students' performance is often several grade levels below their actual grade, but new information brought forth shows us the depth and scope of the issue. According to a Fox outlet in Baltimore, despite the fact that Patterson is "one of the largest high schools in Baltimore," only 12 of...
  • U.S. to try house arrest for immigrants as alternative to detention

    02/08/2022 1:46:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | February 8, 2022 | By Ted Hesson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration will place hundreds of migrants caught at the U.S.-Mexico border on house arrest in the coming weeks as it seeks cheaper alternatives to immigration detention, according to a notice to lawmakers and a DHS official. A 120-day pilot program will be launched in Houston and Baltimore, with 100-200 single adults enrolled in each location, according to the notice, which was sent by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Biden administration plans to ask Congress for funding to place as many as 400,000 migrants this year in alternatives to detention, which could include the...
  • Hero Crossing Guard Hailed For Incredible Reflexes After Saving Kid From Car

    02/07/2022 6:42:16 AM PST · by grundle · 36 replies ^ | February 7, 2022 | Ed Mazza
    Video at Maryland police officer is being hailed as a hero after saving a child from being hit by a car and taking the brunt of the impact herself. The dramatic scene was caught on surveillance video. The footage shows Cpl. Annette L. Goodyear of North East, on crossing guard duty on Friday, holding up a hand to stop traffic. As a middle school student walked through the crosswalk, a car blew into the intersection. Goodyear pushed the child out of the way only to be hit by the car herself. Although the footage shows her falling hard to...
  • 77% Of Students At One Baltimore High School Read At Elementary, Kindergarten Level

    02/06/2022 1:09:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 66 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | February 5, 2022 | Ashe Schow
    More than three quarters of students at one Baltimore high school are reading at an elementary level, with many reading at a kindergarten level. Fox Baltimore reported that a teacher at Patterson High School, one of the largest high schools in the city, came forward with information showing 77% of students at the schools were found to have an elementary school reading level. Patterson has a 61% graduation rate and a $12 million budget. The teacher has not been identified to protect them from retaliation. “iReady assessments are given in Baltimore City Schools to help determine at which grade level...
  • Murder Chaos Overruns Baltimore As Liberals Fail To Maintain Law And Order

    01/28/2022 4:51:48 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 1-28-2022
    We want to ask our readers: Why is it that the most liberal metro areas have some of the worst violent crime in the country if liberals are so peaceful and loving? We gravitate to Baltimore City, where the city’s top prosecutor halted prosecuting minor crimes in early 2021. Before the new policing approach, the metro area had already been overtaken by a violent crime wave since the 2015 riots. And it’s only getting worse. According to local news WMAR-TV, 25 days into the new year, there have already been 31 homicides. “We’re not even a full month into the...
  • ‘Safe streets social worker’ gunned down in Baltimore…

    01/24/2022 6:12:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on January 24, 2022 12:48 am
    A quadruple shooting in East Baltimore has left three people dead, including a Safe Streets worker, and one person injured, police said. Three others were injured in separate shootings in West and South Baltimore. VIDEO AT LINK.....................
  • Baltimore's Top Prosecutor Dem. Marilyn Mosby Indicted on Perjury Charges-Falsely Claimed COVID Relief on Mortgage App. for 2 Florida Vacation Homes: Kamala Praised Her for 'Always Doing the Right Thing'

    01/14/2022 4:57:35 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 01/13/2022 | Tommy Taylor
    A federal grand jury indicted Baltimore's top prosecutor Thursday on charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications in the purchase of two Florida vacation homes. The four-count indictment alleges that Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, 41, lied about meeting qualifications for coronavirus-related distributions from a city retirement plan in 2020. Federal prosecutors also allege that the Democratic prosecutor lied on 2020 application forms for mortgages to purchase a home in Kissimmee and a condominium in Long Boat Key. It alleges that Mosby falsely certified that she experienced adverse financial hardships because of the coronavirus, but actually received her nearly...