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  • Terrified Academics Withdraw Study Showing White Cops Aren't Killing More Blacks

    07/10/2020 3:12:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 9, 2020 | Rick Moran
    The authors of a 2019 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that examined “917 fatal police shootings of civilians from 2015 to test whether the race of the officer or the civilian predicted fatal police shootings” was withdrawn by the authors after being cited by noted conservative author and essayist Heather MacDonald. Psychologists Joseph Cesario of Michigan State and David Johnson of the University of Maryland say they stand behind their work, which concludes there was “no significant evidence of anti-black disparity in the likelihood of being fatally shot by the police.” But they objected...
  • Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy brought down, tossed into Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    07/05/2020 7:08:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 90 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/4/2020 | Colin Campbell and Emily Opilo
    A crowd of shouting protesters yanked down the Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy, dragged it to the edge of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and rolled it with a splash into the water as fireworks went off around the city on the night of the Fourth of July. Dedicated in 1984, the statue is the latest monument in the U.S. to fall this year during the national reckoning over racism and police violence that also has toppled statues of Confederate figures and enslavers around the country.....
  • Fishing 6-year-old reels in long-lost phone that still works

    07/08/2020 11:07:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    UPI ^ | July 8, 2020 / 1:38 PM | Ben Hooper
    July 8 (UPI) -- A 6-year-old girl fishing in a Maryland river reeled in a cellphone that was dropped into the water nearly a year ago -- and it still works. Reagan Votaw, 6, was fishing with her family in the Severn River when she reeled in her first catch of the day: a cellphone in a waterproof case. Votaw's mother, Emily, said they took the phone home and let it rest for a while in rice to absorb any moisture. They then plugged the phone in and were surprised to see it still functioned perfectly. The phone belonged to...
  • VANITY: Maryland - need help writing letter to school system board to reopen Fall 2020 (Real Facts)

    07/08/2020 3:25:41 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 7/8/20 | Self
    The State of Maryland, and most specifically my county, Charles County (in Southern Maryland) is still deciding if they will fully reopen in the Fall, and the county's Board of Education will be meeting this upcoming Tuesday, 7/14/20, to discuss. There is talk that about 7 out of the 9 board members will vote to NOT reopen and there is one member who seems to lean towards fully reopening. They are accepting comments from the public and I need help in drafting my comments and include many facts since the 'COVID death trend' is going down dramatically, despite the mainstream...
  • Authors of Study on Race and Police Killings Seek Retraction Because Conservatives Cite It

    07/07/2020 3:15:46 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 7, 2020 | Mike LaChance
    An academic paper from 2019 defies the current progressive narrative about police targeting minorities. The paper has been cited by right leaning scholars, such as Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute. Now the authors of the paper are seeking to retract it. We’re now politicizing inconvenient facts and data. Retraction Watch reports: Authors of study on race and police killings ask for its retraction, citing “continued misuse” in the media The authors of a controversial paper on race and police shootings say they are retracting the article, which became a flashpoint in the debate over killings by police, and...
  • Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore, thrown into harbor

    07/04/2020 7:31:36 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 121 replies
    WBAL ^ | July 4, 2020 | Tre Ward
    Protesters tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it the Inner Harbor Saturday in Baltimore. A witness said a group pulled the statue down during protests and pulled it into the harbor.
  • Some MD school districts look to remove police officers, amidst controversy

    07/03/2020 7:54:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    FOX 45 News ^ | June 29, 2020 | Dan Lampariello
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- There's new scrutiny over the role of law enforcement inside local schools and it comes as districts across the country begin canceling contracts with police. It follows the death of George Floyd and nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice with calls to defund or dismantle police departments. In Maryland, both Prince George's & Montgomery Counties have begun talks to remove armed officers from schools but both districts have tabled any final decisions until the fall. "This movement is a knee-jerk reaction to the situation Minneapolis," said Jason Neidig, a school resource officer at Aberdeen Middle...
  • More join chorus this time for repealing ‘Maryland, My Maryland,' the state’s pro-Confederate anthem

    06/28/2020 6:46:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 78 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 25, 2020 | MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY
    Some local leaders predict that 2021 will be the year that Maryland rids itself of a Confederate-themed state song after nearly half a century of trying. “Chances are exponentially better that this time we’ll get that song repealed,” said Kobi Little, president of the Baltimore City branch of the NAACP.
  • MD Regulated Firearm Applications, Licenses and Permits database was down til June 24

    06/28/2020 11:53:44 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
  • A 65-year-old man was fatally stabbed and 3 teens were shot overnight in separate incidents, Baltimore police say

    06/28/2020 10:43:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 6/28/2020 | Nick DiMarco
    Baltimore Police Sunday morning reported four separate incidents from overnight including the killing of a 65-year-old man and three shootings that left two teenage boys and an 18-year-old woman injured. The 65-year-old man was found suffering from stab wounds in the 300 block of West Saratoga Street around 1:21 a.m. before he was transported to Shock Trauma where he later died, police said. Police did not name the victim Sunday morning. Authorities said he was attacked by two men, but did not provide a thorough description of the suspects.
  • Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh reports to federal prison. What can she expect?

    06/27/2020 6:15:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/26/20 | Emily Opilo
    Four months after she was sentenced, former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is due to report to prison Friday at an all-female facility in Alabama. Pugh, who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and tax evasion in a self-dealing scheme involving her “Healthy Holly” children’s books, was en route Thursday to Alabama, according to her attorney Andrew White. The Democrat initially was scheduled to report in April, but won a delay that month as prison officials across the country tried to assess and contain the threat of the coronavirus. Justice Department officials limited the movement of inmates to minimize the spread...
  • Baltimore State’s Attorney dismisses 600 criminal cases, tries to vacate 5,000

    06/27/2020 5:55:31 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    independentsentinel ^ | June 27, 2020 | M. Dowling
    Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby dismissed almost 600 criminal cases for what she determined are minor offenses. In other words, minor crimes are allowed in crime-ridden Baltimore. The minor crimes include, among others, drug possession, paraphernalia possession, prostitution (allows for trafficking), trespassing, minor traffic offenses, open container, rogues and vagabond, and urinating/defecating in public. Isn’t that lovely? She boasted that she already filed to vacate almost 5,000 Circuit Court and District Court marijuana convictions. But Circuit Court Judge W. Michel Pierson and District Court Judge Kathleen Sweeney completely shot down Mosby’s request to erase those convictions on April 26, The...
  • Judge: Gay couple’s child was US citizen at birth in Canada

    06/21/2020 7:04:09 AM PDT · by Salman · 84 replies
    AP ^ | June 17, 2929 | Michael Kunzelman
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the State Department must recognize that the daughter of a gay couple in Maryland has been a U.S. citizen since her birth in Canada via a surrogate last year. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang rejected the State Department’s position that the child was born out of wedlock because one of her married parents is not her biological parent. The girl’s parents, Roee Kiviti and Adiel Kiviti, sued after the State Department denied her application for a U.S. passport. The couple argued that their equal protection rights were violated by...
  • Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Sends Letter to Montgomery County Maryland Executives Expressing First Amendment Concerns Regarding County Orders [support for right to assemble in church]

    06/20/2020 2:45:45 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies ^ | June 11, 2020 | DOJ
    The Justice Department today announced that Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Eric Dreiband sent a letter to Montgomery County Maryland executives expressing First Amendment concerns regarding county orders. The letter urges county Executive Elrich and the County Council to ensure that the county’s executive orders and enforcement of them respect both the right of residents to assemble and practice their faith.The letter applauds Montgomery County for allowing gatherings for political protest, but urges the county to allow gatherings for religious exercise on equal terms. The letter specifically references Montgomery County’s Executive Order No. 070-20, which banned all gatherings...
  • Edwards: Trump Sowing ‘Chaos’ for His ‘Hardcore White Supremacist Base’ with Tulsa Rally(Okay karen!)

    06/20/2020 10:45:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 6/19/2020 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC, network political commentator former Rep. Donna Edwards (D- MD) accused President Donald Trump of choosing Tulsa, OK for his rally on Saturday to spread chaos among black Americans to please his “hardcore white supremacist base.” Host Joy Reid said, “It is a weird thing. The candidate creates the vibe that they want. They create what they want reflected back to them in the audience. Donald Trump seems to luxuriate in creating atmospheres of violence. That’s what he enjoys at his rallies. As somebody who has been an elected official in the South, people leave Maryland out of...
  • Grave marker for Confederate troops toppled in Silver Spring

    06/19/2020 1:57:00 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 40 replies
    WTOP ^ | 6/18/20 | Nick Iannelli
    Statues and monuments related to the Confederacy have been vandalized and toppled in recent days across the country, and now a memorial has been destroyed in a church cemetery in Silver Spring, Maryland. The memorial marked the graves of 17 Confederate soldiers, many unidentified. It was spray painted earlier in the week and then toppled over Wednesday night by vandals at Grace Episcopal Church.
  • Off-duty officer washed away Hillcrest Elementary students' BLM chalk art

    06/18/2020 6:06:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | David Collins
    An off-duty police officer has repeatedly washed away Black Lives Matter messages written in chalk at Hillcrest Elementary.... 463 Shares Advertisement Off-duty officer washed away Hillcrest Elementary students' BLM chalk art 463 Shares WBALUpdated: 8:23 AM EDT Jun 18, 2020 David Collins I-Team Reporter Hillcrest Elementary School student chalk display Hillcrest Elementary School student chalk display SOURCE: WBAL-TV\David Collins SIGN UP FOR BREAKING NEWS Get local stories sent straight to your inbox as news breaks. Your Email Address SUBMIT Privacy Notice CATONSVILLE, Md. — An off-duty police officer has repeatedly washed away Black Lives Matter messages written in chalk at...
  • Black mob turns their anger towards white kids

    06/13/2020 9:41:44 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 109 replies ^ | 6/13/20 | unknown
    This is what the Left wants to replace the police with. (Big League Politics) – A vicious black mob targeted white kids on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Md. on Tuesday night in a gruesome scene that was caught on video by a couple in a motel room. White kids were beaten senseless and presumably robbed by a large group of blacks who cackled and cheered on the thuggery as it took place.
  • "I FELT VIOLATED"|Police Search Baltimore County House Over BB Gun in Virtual Class

    06/13/2020 4:53:29 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 53 replies
    WBFF ^ | 06/10/2020 | Chris Papst
    Courtney says she was home with her son who’s been doing virtual learning since schools shut down in March. “So, I answered the door. The police officer was, he was very nice. He explained to me that he was coming to address an issue with my son's school,” Courtney told Project Baltimore. “And then explained to me that he was here to search for weapons, in my home. And I consented to let him in. And then I, unfortunately, stood there and watched police officers enter my 11-year-old son's bedroom.” Courtney was told someone had seen the guns in her...
  • Democrat family values? Nancy Pelosi curiously silent about the Confederate statues her dad put up

    06/12/2020 8:16:12 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 12, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    House speaker Nancy Pelosi, following the lead of Antifa and Black Lives Matter, is doing her part to address Congress's priority these days, which is Denouncing the Confederates. She's busy calling for removal of Confederate statues from the Capitol, apparently noticing for the first time after 33 years in the House that the Confederates all around her were a problem. According to Breitbart News: "As I have said before, the halls of Congress are the very heart of our democracy. The statues in the Capitol should embody our highest ideals as Americans, expressing who we are and who we aspire...