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What the Data Didnít Show (Maryland Gov. O'Malley)
Weekly Standard ^ | June 3, 2013 | By KATE HAVARD

Posted on 05/25/2013 8:52:47 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

BALTIMORE--The presidential ambitions of Maryland governor Martin O’Malley have taken a hit after a federal investigation uncovered a sordid sex-drugs-and-racketeering ring festering right under his nose.

On April 23, prosecutors indicted 13 state corrections officers on charges that they colluded with inmates at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) to launder money and smuggle drugs and cell phones to the inmates, members of a prison gang called the Black Guerrilla Family.

Two of the guards indicted had the name of the jail’s BGF leader, Tavon White, tattooed on their bodies, one on the wrist, the other on the neck. Of the 13 (female) guards indicted, four were pregnant with White’s children. At a news conference, the FBI agent in charge said that White “effectively raised the BGF flag over Baltimore City Detention Center.”

That this occurred on O’Malley’s watch looked bad, but might have been redeemable. After all, the governor first rose to prominence as Baltimore’s tough-on-crime mayor. Department of Public Safety and Corrections secretary Gary Maynard emphasized the state was proactive enough to ask the FBI to commandeer the investigation. It was time for O’Malley to take control, fire a lot of people, and pose for some good pictures frowning and talking intently with the FBI.

Instead, the spin has been almost worse than the scandal. O’Malley was off on a trade mission to Israel when the story broke, and he waited a week to respond. When he finally did, the governor shirked responsibility (“We’re all responsible”) and clung tightly to the notion that the indictments are a “positive development in our fight against corruption and gangs.”

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O'Malley has been grooming himself as a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate.
1 posted on 05/25/2013 8:52:47 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Keep grooming, He has a snowballs chance in Hell of getting the nomination and even les of a chance at getting the presidency.

They better find another black guy to run, preferably another charismatic otherwise untraceable one. I don’t think Hilldabeast will be enough.


2 posted on 05/25/2013 8:58:11 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

MOM, hard on guns, soft on crime.


3 posted on 05/25/2013 9:00:26 AM PDT by battlecry
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I moved to MD about 3 1/2 years ago. I’d heard it was corrupt but had absolutely no idea until I got here. It’s absolutley insane.


4 posted on 05/25/2013 9:01:02 AM PDT by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

When I read your line, I pictured my dog grooming himself...


5 posted on 05/25/2013 9:01:32 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I think most big-city jail systems are as corrupt as this. some time ago I read an article about the NYC detention centers; one of which was Rikers (sp?) island. It is about the same.


6 posted on 05/25/2013 9:09:58 AM PDT by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Maryland is a poster child for liberal government run wild. If you love oppressive regulations and ever higher taxes, Maryland is the place for you.

Maryland just taxed the rain. What else is there to know?


7 posted on 05/25/2013 9:17:14 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: cyclotic

I moved to MD about 3 1/2 years ago.
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Sorry to hear of your misfortune. But your departure will be a joyous event.


8 posted on 05/25/2013 9:18:41 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

I’ve been stationed at Fort Meade for over 8 months, and I thank God my home of record is WA state. If I had to claim this place as home, I might end up another suicide statistic.


9 posted on 05/25/2013 9:20:52 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: cyclotic
maryland is THE Freak state. After "living" there for 30 years, we escaped to Utah. Free at last!!! Thank God, Free at last!!! The great majority of the population in maryland is insane. Is it possible to involuntarily commit a state?
10 posted on 05/25/2013 9:33:42 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: cyclotic

I moved to MD about a year ago from Jersey. Jersey is only slightly worse on the corruption scale. Also OweMally has no chance of a presidential victory in 16. He is possibly the most protax governor in the US.


11 posted on 05/25/2013 9:39:43 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
An O’Malley for President? An O’Malley getting the Rat nomination? To get their nomination he'll have to announce himself (sorry...”come out”) as a pervert,or as part black...or at least as an atheist.The Rat Party will never,*ever* again nominate a white heterosexual male who's even nominally Christian.
12 posted on 05/25/2013 9:49:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I wanna see pictures of the ho-bag guards who got knocked up.


13 posted on 05/25/2013 9:52:46 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

I wanna see pictures of the ho-bag guards who got knocked up.
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I’ve seen pictures of some. They are exactly what you’d expect.


14 posted on 05/25/2013 10:04:32 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Martin Owe Malley:

[IMG]http://i42.tinypic.com/2enn4lu.jpg[/IMG]


15 posted on 05/25/2013 10:19:09 AM PDT by nd76
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To: cyclotic
I moved to MD about 3 1/2 years ago. I’d heard it was corrupt but had absolutely no idea until I got here. It’s absolutley insane.

DC used to look to Annapolis for corruption lessons.

16 posted on 05/25/2013 10:22:14 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Cowboy Bob; Brad from Tennessee
"When I read your line, I pictured my dog grooming himself..."

Ha! No. Ha! No.

He has people for that.

17 posted on 05/25/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The universe generally responds poorly to any attempt to draw attention to its numerous flaws.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

baltimore maybe, hon but not naptown

the corrupt come here for the legislative session, do their wicked malfeasance for 9 months, and then go home to Baltimore Montgomery and PeeGee counties

even lilMarty’s family doesn’t really “live” here

Annapolis and Anne Arundel with its high population of small businesses and military retirees used to be a small bastion of conservatism until we got gerrymandered


18 posted on 05/25/2013 6:22:01 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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