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  • Baltimore’s Mayor to Criminals: Stop Shooting People Because Wuhan Coronavirus Victims Need the Hospital Beds

    03/19/2020 6:12:46 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 35 replies
    Red State ^ | March 18, 2020 | Alex Parker
    On Wednesday, the mayor of Baltimore asked criminals to have a heart. Mayor Jack Young pleaded with the citizenry: Stop shooting each other so hospital beds will be available for COVID-19 victims. Also Wednesday, as per The Baltimore Sun, a fifth person in the city was confirmed to have contracted the virus. Two of the five are over 60: The five confirmed cases in Baltimore involve a person in their 60s, a person in their 70s and three people in their 20s, said health commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa. All are in “good to stable condition.” According to CBS Baltimore, Jack...
  • Baltimore Mayor Begs Residents To Stop Shooting Each Other So Hospital Beds Can Be Used For Coronavirus Patients

    03/18/2020 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 34 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 3/18/2020 | CBS Baltimore
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Jack Young urged residents to put down their guns and heed orders to stay home after multiple people were shot Tuesday night amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Young said hospital beds are needed to treat positive COVID-19 patients and not for senseless violence. Seven people were shot Tuesday night in the Madison Park neighborhood, as Baltimore reported its fifth positive coronavirus case Wednesday.
  • Baltimore Mayor Begs Residents To Stop Shooting Each Other So Hospital Beds Can Be Used......

    03/18/2020 1:43:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 61 replies
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Jack Young urged residents to put down their guns and heed orders to stay home after multiple people were shot Tuesday night amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Young said hospital beds are needed to treat positive COVID-19 patients and not for senseless violence. Seven people were shot Tuesday night in the Madison Park neighborhood, as Baltimore reported its fifth positive coronavirus case Wednesday. “I want to reiterate how completely unacceptable the level of violence is that we have seen recently,” Young said. “We will not stand for mass shootings and an increase in crime.”
  • Baltimore State’s Attorney Mosby to stop prosecuting drug possession, prostitution, other crimes amid coronavirus

    03/18/2020 12:30:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 36 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 18 March A.D. 2020 | Tim Prudente
    Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby ordered her staff Wednesday to drop all pending criminal charges against anyone arrested for drug possession, attempted distribution, prostitution, trespassing, minor traffic offenses, open container, and urinating in public. Mosby said she is taking the action in an effort to reduce the threat of a coronavirus outbreak behind bars. These crimes pose no risk to public safety and the defendants would be released before trial in normal conditions, she wrote in a memo to prosecutors. “An outbreak in prison or jails could potentially be catastrophic,” she wrote them. “Now is not the time for a...
  • Baltimore businessman admits to bribing former lawmaker (while she was in office)

    03/14/2020 3:57:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 3/09/20 | Regina Garcia Cano
    BALTIMORE (AP) - A Baltimore businessman pleaded guilty Monday to two federal charges stemming from bribes totaling $42,500 that he paid to a former state lawmaker while she was still in office. Lance Andre Lucas pleaded guilty to federal honest services wire fraud and a travel act violation, admitting to bribing former state Del. Cheryl Diane Glenn. The veteran Democratic lawmaker and leading advocate of marijuana legalization pleaded guilty in January to accepting more than $33,000 in bribes from people other than Lucas. **SNIP** Lucas made 11 payments to Glenn, starting with four money orders, each for $500, on May...
  • Federal judge grants former Baltimore Mayor Pugh’s request to delay incarceration by two weeks

    03/10/2020 4:53:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 3/09/20 | Kevin Rector
    A federal judge who oversaw the recent criminal conviction of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has granted a request from Pugh to delay her incarceration until April 27, two months after she was sentenced to three years behind bars for her “Healthy Holly” book fraud. Pugh was to “self-surrender” and begin her sentence by April 13. In a motion filed March 2, defense attorney Andrew White said that an extension would allow her “to remain at her house until her niece, who lives with her at the residence, has completed the current school semester at the University of Maryland Law...
  • Maryland voters head to polls in primary race to fill Elijah Cummings' seat

    02/04/2020 5:30:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/04/20 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Maryland voters in the Baltimore area are heading to the polls Tuesday to choose who will be their party’s nominee to finish the rest of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings' term in Congress. The race to fill the vacated seat is a crowded one, with 24 Democrats and eight Republicans vying for their parties’ nomination in the 7th Congressional District special primary. Given the heavily-Democrat makeup of the district, however, whoever wins the primary is expected to be the candidate to fill Cummings’ seat. A special general election will take place on April 28 -- the same day that Maryland...
  • You Won’t Believe Who’s Leading The Race To Replace Baltimore’s Last Corrupt Mayor; But Then, This Is Baltimore, So, Believe It.

    03/04/2020 12:32:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    When Baltimore’s previous mayor, Catherine Pugh left office, it was because she was preparing to do a three year stretch in prison for scamming nearly a million dollars out of various organizations using her self-published children’s books. She was replaced by City Council leader Jack Young, who has thus far been doing a competent and honest job by all accounts. Unfortunately, Young said from day one that he was only an interim mayor and he had no intention of running for a full term of his own. That means that a new election will be held this year to...
  • Baltimore sees more than 50 homicides so far in 2020, activists say city 'was never like this'

    03/02/2020 10:26:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/02/2020 | Travis Fedschun
    Only into the third month of the new year and more than 50 people have been killed in the Baltimore city area. The Baltimore Police Department announced Sunday that 19-year-old Singleton Blake-Duppins was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 26-year-old man on Friday, one of four shootings in Charm City Friday night that left two men dead and four injured. At least 52 homicides were been reported throughout the city as of March 2, according to a tally by The Baltimore Sun. The major northeastern city in Maryland of more than 600,000 people is one of...
  • Nets Skip Corrupt Ex-Democratic Mayor of Baltimore Sentenced to Prison

    The broadcast networks weren’t really interested when ex-Democratic Mayor of Baltimore Catherine Pugh was raided by the FBI and the IRS in April of last year amid charges of corruption, nor when she was forced to resign just a few days later. So, it’s not surprising that ABC, CBS, and NBC completely ignored her pleading guilty and sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday.
  • Former Mayor Pugh apologizes to residents of Baltimore in video on eve of sentencing: ‘I really messed up’

    02/26/2020 4:45:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/26/20 | JUSTIN FENTON
    On the eve of her sentencing on federal fraud and tax charges, former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is apologizing for her conduct in a video submitted by her attorneys to the court. “I accept responsibility,” Pugh says in the 13-minute video. “I accept total responsibility. I’ve pled guilty. And I’m sorry. I don’t know any other words that could be strong. I am so sorry.” The conclusion of the video shows Pugh, with her hands clasped in front of her face, with a voice-over of her saying: “When I think about me and my capacity and my capabilities and all...
  • Syrian refugee escapes civil war, is fatally shot while delivering pizzas in Baltimore

    02/25/2020 6:45:54 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    Cox Media via WSB-TV ^ | February 25, 2020 | Crystal Bonvillian
    BALTIMORE — A Syrian refugee who escaped his war-torn country in 2016 and took a job delivering pizzas in Baltimore to help support his family was gunned down earlier this month on a street less than five minutes from his workplace, authorities said. Khaled Heeba, 31, was fatally shot Feb. 7 in the 1300 block of W. Franklin Street, Baltimore police officials said. They released video last week that they allege shows Heeba’s possible killer in the moments before and after the shooting. The man, described as about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, slim in build and wearing all black,...
  • Former (Baltimore) Mayor Catherine Pugh to be sentenced for fraud next week

    02/22/2020 8:20:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    JH Newsletter ^ | 2/20/20 | KATY WILNER
    Former Mayor Catherine Pugh, who pleaded guilty last November to federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of tax evasion, is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court next week. Pugh announced last April that she would be taking an indefinite leave of absence for personal health reasons after The Baltimore Sun reported that she had engaged in unethical activity surrounding her children’s book series Healthy Holly. It was reported that Pugh exchanged city contracts for book sales and had received over $500,000 from the University of Maryland Medical System...
  • Pro-Trump candidate wins primary - Could FLIP Cummings Baltimore District Red for 1st Time EVER

    02/15/2020 4:19:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/8/2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Republican strategist Kimberly Klacik said after winning the primary election to run for the late congressman Elijah Cummings’s old seat in Baltimore that she won because of her “grassroots efforts," and she added that some of President Trump’s policies will help her historically blue district. “What I try to remind people is if you take a look at President Trump — take a look at prison reform, First Step Act, he’s actually just rewinding and fixing what was broken with that crime bill that led to so much mass incarceration that you really see in the greater Baltimore area,” Klacik...
  • Former Baltimore Mayor Pugh asks for 1 year, 1 day in prison for fraudulent book scheme

    02/15/2020 2:30:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun via MSN ^ | 2/14/20 | Talia Richman and Kevin Rector
    BALTIMORE - Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has asked for a sentence of one year and one day in prison in relation to her guilty plea in the “Healthy Holly” book scandal that led to her fall from grace and resignation from office last year, with her attorneys arguing she has already suffered greatly. “Ms. Pugh has become a tragic figure - an inspiring person dedicated to helping her community who is now a disgraced, unemployed felon, and who has lost everything that she had,” her attorneys wrote in a sentencing memorandum Friday that included some redacted sections. “We submit...
  • Baltimore sees its most violent 'Ceasefire' weekend ever

    02/13/2020 3:39:48 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 2/10/20
    It was a violent Ceasefire weekend in Baltimore. "Life was being celebrated all over the city, while we were also getting notifications that we were losing people,” said Erricka Bridgeford. As Ceasefire events took place throughout the city, calling for people to put the guns down for 72 hours, police say four people were killed and fifteen people were shot. Erricka Bridgeford helped start Baltimore Ceasefire weekends which occur four times a year. She says this past weekend was the most violent Ceasefire weekend they’ve ever had. "We know there are over 600,000 people in Baltimore and a lot of...
  • ‘The Wire’ Is Finished, but Baltimore Still Bleeds The murder rate in America’s deadliest big city is twice that of increasingly violent Mexico.

    02/07/2020 4:37:28 PM PST · by karpov · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 7, 2020 | Sean Kennedy
    ... Although 2019’s murder toll isn’t final yet, the city hit a 25-year high with 348 killings. In 1993, when Baltimore notched its all-time high of 353 killings, Charm City had 130,000 more residents than today. ... During the 2015 riots, then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told police to stand down and give rioters “space to destroy.” The next year the Obama Justice Department released a report slamming Baltimore police as excessively violent and discriminatory and forced the city to sign a consent decree mandating strict oversight and limits on common police tactics like stop, question and frisk. While the city has...
  • Cummings’ predecessor, Kweisi Mfume, wins Democratic nod in Maryland

    02/05/2020 8:36:46 AM PST · by Conserv · 30 replies
    Former Rep. Kweisi Mfume, who last served in the House in 1996, has won the Democratic nomination for the seat vacated by his successor, the late Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Defeating 23 Democrats — including Cummings’ widow — he’s heavily favored to be the next member of Congress from the solidly Democratic Baltimore-area seat. With nearly all the precincts reporting, Mfume had 43 percent of the vote. Cummings’ widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, was in second place with 17 percent, followed by state Sen. Jill Carter with 16 percent. Mfume has denied allegations of sexual harassment during his tenure at the...
  • Baltimore County Admits It Hasn't Been Recycling Glass for 7 Years. It Still Encourages Residents to Recycle Glass. When ritual is more important than reuse

    02/04/2020 8:29:21 AM PST · by karpov · 61 replies
    Reason ^ | February 3, 2020 | Christian Britschgi
    Baltimore County residents' have had their perceptions about where their glass ends up shattered. Over the weekend, news broke that the county—which does not include the City of Baltimore—has not been recycling the glass it's been collecting as part of its recycling program. For the past seven years, the jars and bottles that residents dutifully placed in their blue bins have been being junked instead. "There are numerous issues with glass recycling, including increased presence of shredded paper in recycling streams which contaminates materials and is difficult to separate from broken glass fragments, in addition to other limitations on providing...
  • Maryland hospital network seeking $400,000 in restitution from former Baltimore Mayor Pugh, chairman testifies

    02/04/2020 2:31:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 01/30/20 | LUKE BROADWATER
    The University of Maryland Medical System is seeking to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to disgraced former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh for her “Healthy Holly” books, top officials of the hospital network testified Thursday in Annapolis. “We have recovered $100,000 of the $500,000,” James C. “Chip” DiPaula Jr., the new chairman of the system’s board, told the House of Delegates’ Health and Government Operations Committee. “We are working with the U.S. prosecutors to recover the balance.” Pugh, who resigned as mayor last spring as the book scandal unfolded, has since pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion charges...