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  • Feds Deploy Agents to Fight Baltimore's Record Slayings

    08/03/2015 2:57:05 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 16 replies
    ABC News via Good Morning America ^ | 3 Aug 2015 | Meghan Keneally
    Federal agents have joined with Baltimore police as part of a wide-reaching effort to curb the recent violence that one expert says appears to be modeled on Los Angeles’ response to the 1992 riots. The effort, launched today, involves personnel from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Secret Service, with two agents from each agency directly embedding with the Baltimore police department’s homicide unit, acting police commissioner Kevin Davis said Sunday. The collaboration, which Davis dubbed “B-Fed,” comes after two people were fatally shot in Baltimore...
  • Loretta Lynch's Black Panther moment

    08/03/2015 9:09:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2015 | James Longstreet
    Have we come to expect this now of our United States attorneys general? The image is still emblazoned on my mind: those Black Panthers with billy clubs and paramilitary outfits confronting voters at a voting station. Video, proof, and no action from then-attorney general Eric Holder. Now we have Loretta Lynch, a family friend of Eric Holder and his wife, and also a person who received her big career break from Bill Clinton. Eric Holder, who was held in contempt of Congress, who sued states that attempted to enforce purposely unenforced federal law, never provided all Fast and Furious documents...
  • Federal agents to embed with Baltimore homicide cops (federalization of police begins)

    08/03/2015 9:21:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/03/15 | Colin Campbell
    Following the recent spike in violent crime, Baltimore's Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced at a press conference Sunday morning the establishment of BFED, where federal agents from FBI, ATF, DEA and other agencies will be embedded in the Baltimore homicide unit. (Colin Campbell/Baltimore Sun video
  • An AP report on the murders and freefall of Baltimore translated by a former street cop

    08/03/2015 8:51:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/3/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Under the crushing weight of incompetent Black Democrats, Baltimore has slipped into a cesspool of crime not seen since the early 1970s. Baltimore has no hope of pulling out of its descent into a modern day Dodge City unless it changes its leadership; but that is simply not going to happen. Baltimore is supposed to be the Black, Democrat “shinning City on the hill” that proves a modern American city can be run on hatred for the police. The thugocrocy that rules Baltimore can never/will never admit its incompetence and step aside to save the city. Since Baltimore’s spring offensive...
  • Loretta Lynch Embeds Federal Agents In Baltimore To Help Control Embarrassment of Growing Crisis…

    08/03/2015 7:59:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | sundance
    BALTIMORE – After 10 people were shot — seven of them in one incident — overnight in Baltimore following the city’s most violent month in decades, police announced Sunday that 10 federal agents will embed with the city’s homicide unit for the next two months. The special agents detailed to the city from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service represent a “flipping of the script of sorts,” Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. “That’s a bit unusual because local police departments —...
  • College disciplines student for Facebook comments about Baltimore riot

    08/02/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Reuters
    DALLAS — A Texas Christian University student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said Friday. TCU said Harry Vincent, a 19-year-old sophomore, violated two Student Code of Conduct provisions concerning “infliction of bodily or emotional harm” and “disorderly conduct.” He has seen his campus access restricted by receiving a one-year suspension from extracurricular activities, on-campus living and the use of non-academic facilities such as the cafeteria and recreational center. Among the comments are a Facebook post that reads: “These...
  • 'I'll win the Black AND Hispanic vote': Trump bashes Obama as 'doing absolutely nothing for blacks

    08/02/2015 10:08:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2015 | Staff and Reuters
    * Trump said Sunday that 'black people 'are worse now than just about ever' * Claims Obama has done nothing for low employment rates * Weekend poll showed Trump has his greatest support yet nationally He has a 24.9 percent vote among Republicans, according to poll Days after assuring that he has the support of Hispanic voters, Donald Trump has now claimed that African-American people are also on his side - and that Obama has let them down. In yet another round of bashing the President, the billionaire said Obama has done 'absolutely nothing' for the black community. He gave...
  • Here’s How Many Lives Were Taken in Just 8 Armed Attacks in Gun Free Zones

    08/02/2015 10:03:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Calls for more gun control almost always follow a public crime or terror attack in which the attacker–or attackers–use a gun. Yet many of the most infamous attacks take place in gun free zones–places where law-abiding citizens disarm themselves to comply with the rules while criminals take advantage of disarmed masses and open fire. What follows are just a few of the many examples of shootings in gun free zones that could be listed. There is not one type of firearm that can be blamed–the weapon used was sometimes a handgun, sometimes a rifle, other times a shotgun–nor is there one...
  • Gun used in Garland, Texas attempted terror attack may be from Fast and Furious

    08/02/2015 7:41:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The gun used during the attempted terror attack on the “Draw Muhammad” event in Texas may have been bought from the Arizona store linked to Fast and Furious. Los Angeles Times broke the news yesterday which also included the nugget that Nadir Soofi’s purchase was known by the federal government (emphasis mine). Soofi’s attempt to buy a gun caught the attention of authorities, who slapped a seven-day hold on the transaction, according to his Feb. 24, 2010, firearms transaction record, which was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, the hold was lifted after...
  • Baltimore Prosecutor Won't Cooperate With Homicide Panel

    08/01/2015 6:53:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/01/2015 | Associated Press
    A commission established to review homicides in Baltimore has stalled because its leaders say the city's top prosecutor isn't sharing information that's needed for the program to work. The city spent nearly $200,000 last year to launch the Homicide Review Commission. It was meant to bring together elected officials, police leaders, academics, public health officials and others to identify trends that leads to slayings and how best to respond. Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, was tapped to lead the project. He tells The Baltimore Sun (http://tinyurl.com/pehu9nb) that State Attorney Marilyn Mosby's refusal...
  • FEMA urges state to look elsewhere for disaster aid for riot recovery (Baltimore MD)

    08/01/2015 6:16:10 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 13 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 8/1/2015 | Andrea K. McDaniels
    After shooting down the state's request for disaster aid for the second time last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Maryland could recover costs associated with rioting that broke out after the death of Freddie Gray in other ways. Federal government denies disaster Baltimore riot aid again Federal government denies disaster Baltimore riot aid again The state and city have unspent money from two other FEMA programs that could be reprioritized, an agency spokesman said. Under the State Homeland Security Grant Program, the state has $251,049 in fiscal year 2013 funds and $5.9 million in fiscal year 2014 funds...
  • Baltimore’s best mayor evah presides over homicide rate not seen in nearly half a century

    08/01/2015 1:28:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that earlier this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was named President of the US Conference of Mayors for her outstanding work in serving the people of her city and demonstrating innovation in turning things around. As part of that process, she decided to summarily fire Police Commissioner Anthony Batts back in the beginning of July. To say the least, I expressed some reservations about the move, particularly considering that most of the questionable tactics employed by the cops during the Freddy Gray riots were handed down from City Hall. But who am I to second guess...
  • Baltimore’s best mayor evah presides over homicide rate not seen in nearly half a century

    08/01/2015 11:01:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    You may recall that earlier this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was named President of the US Conference of Mayors for her outstanding work in serving the people of her city and demonstrating innovation in turning things around. As part of that process, she decided to summarily fire Police Commissioner Anthony Batts back in the beginning of July. To say the least, I expressed some reservations about the move, particularly considering that most of the questionable tactics employed by the cops during the Freddy Gray riots were handed down from City Hall. But who am I to second guess the...
  • Baltimore Cops’ Attorneys Just Made Two Explosive Claims In Freddie Gray Case

    07/31/2015 8:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 30, 2015 | Chuck Ross, reporter
    The defense attorneys for the six Baltimore cops charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray made two explosive claims in a court motion filed on Thursday. According to The Baltimore Sun, the officers’ attorneys are claiming that the office of Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby has evidence that the 25-year-old Gray had “attempted to injure himself” in police custody prior to his April 12 arrest. They also claim that Mosby had a “private meeting” with the medical examiner who conducted Gray’s autopsy days before the report was released. Mosby’s office has failed to turn that evidence over...
  • Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

    07/31/2015 1:18:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    AP ^ | July 31, 2015 | JULIET LINDERMAN
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 43 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. The 43rd recorded homicide was Jermaine Miller, 18, who was shot in the head just before noon the day before.
  • Freddie Gray's Previous Attempt To Injure Himself In Previous Arrest Withheld From Defense

    07/31/2015 8:57:29 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 25 replies
    http://www.baltimoresun.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Kevin Rector and Alison Knezevich
    Prosecutors have information indicating that Freddie Gray "attempted to injure himself" during a previous arrest, but have intentionally withheld it from their criminal case against the six Baltimore police officers charged in Gray's apprehension and death in April, the officers' attorneys said in a court filing Thursday.. "Based upon information and belief, the State's Attorney's Office was informed of this fact, yet failed to disclose to the Defendants any statements, reports, or other communications relating to this information," they wrote. Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore man with a history of arrests, died in April after suffering a severe spinal cord injury...
  • Feds won't reverse denial of Baltimore riot disaster aid

    07/30/2015 2:29:18 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 27 replies
    WBAL TV 11 ^ | 30 July 2015 | Staff
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has refused to reverse its denial of disaster aid to help Maryland and Baltimore recover millions of dollars in costs stemming from rioting in the city in April, Gov. Larry Hogan's office said Thursday. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said in a letter to the Republican governor Wednesday that after thoroughly reviewing Hogan's appeal, the agency had reaffirmed its June 12 finding that a major disaster declaration is "not appropriate for this event."
  • Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center

    07/30/2015 2:02:06 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 30, 2015 | BRIAN WITTE
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced plans to immediately shut down a "deplorable" Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation. Hogan said at a press conference Thursday that the state would save $10 million to $15 million a year by closing the "deplorable" Baltimore City Detention Center. It houses hundreds of inmates awaiting trial or serving short sentences. Current employees and inmates will be reassigned to other facilities.
  • Baltimore prosecutor once defended Freddie Gray

    07/30/2015 1:09:50 PM PDT · by gorush · 21 replies
    CNN via Channel3000 ^ | Jul 30 2015 02:51:36 PM CDT | Wesley Bruer
    (CNN) - Baltimore's deputy state's attorney, who is prosecuting the six police officers for the in-custody death of Freddie Gray, once represented the victim in an unrelated 2012 criminal case, court documents show Thursday. The connection is made in a new filing by the defense attorneys for the officers charged in Gray's death, who raise the issue to argue that Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's office should recuse itself from the case, citing a conflict of interest. The documents include a letter dated September 11, 2012, from the Office of the Public Defender addressed to Jan Bledsoe, informing her that...
  • 14 people shot, 3 killed in weekend Baltimore violence: No arrests announced in any of the shootings

    07/27/2015 12:24:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    BALTIMORE —Fourteen people were shot, including three fatally, since Friday night in Baltimore City, police said. The most recent homicide occurred around 7:45 p.m. Sunday when a man was shot multiple times in the chest in the 5500 block of Rubin Avenue. Police said the man was taken to an area hospital, where he died. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-396-2100. A 22-year-old man was found shot in the buttocks around 11:40 p.m. Sunday in the 4300 block of Adelle Terrace. Police said the shooting took place in the unit block of South...
  • Baltimore nonprofit collects guns for Google Chromebook laptops

    07/26/2015 11:58:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 25, 2015 | Doug Donovan
    Fifteen donated firearms lay on a table inside the Baltimore Urban League Center. A total of 17 weapons were anonymously exchanged for laptops provided by Street Geeks of Baltimore. Following the collection, the weapons will be destroyed by the Baltimore Police Department. As the lyrics of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" echoed through the wooden rafters of the historic Orchard Street Church on Saturday, Richard Wilson stood in a line waiting to pick up a Google Chromebook computer in exchange for turning in a gun to Baltimore police.. The 66-year-old Windsor Mills resident grew up attending services at the church...
  • White Slaves Pirate Gold

    09/20/2004 11:00:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies · 1,115+ views
    I watched this cable channel program yesterday. Somehow I do not recall my history teachers, teaching about the Muslim hatred for Chistians. But then again I went to public schools. "The hundred and nine men, women and children abducted by Murat Reis were at sea for nearly forty days. GERALD O’BRIAN "They left Baltimore 4pm on June 20th 1631 and they arrived in Algiers on July 28th 1631, and as far as we know, everybody survived the crossing." Some would wish they were no longer alive. For them the harbour entrance of Sale was the gate to a world of...
  • Team Mosby Gnashes Teeth, Stomp Feet, Threaten To Seek Sanctions Against Defense Team…

    07/25/2015 9:55:16 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 7-25-2015 | sundance
    July 25, 2015Team Mosby Gnashes Teeth, Stomp Feet, Threaten To Seek Sanctions Against Defense Team… sundance Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby has previously, and hypocritically, stated she doesn’t want to argue the merits of her case in the court of public opinion. Of course she customarily does this in interviews with media who report to the venue of public opinion.Keeping with this tradition, her office now tells the media about a ridiculous legal filing they are considering, claiming the defense team is calling them names, or something…BALTIMORE – Prosecutors plan to seek sanctions against the defense attorneys for six Baltimore...
  • Downtown Baltimore hotel occupancy is way down this summer

    07/24/2015 3:24:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Baltimore Business Journal ^ | July 24, 2015 | by Asha Glover
    Baltimore’s hotel business is slumping this summer, just a year removed from a banner season for tourism and reflecting the lingering impact of April’s riots. Hotels in downtown’s central business district posted an average occupancy rate of 73.3 percent in June, down from 82.5 percent in the year-ago month, according to data from travel research firm STR Inc. The occupancy rate in May dropped 17.1 percent to 64.7 percent. As colleague Camille Harrison and myself reported in Friday’s cover story of the BBJ, hotels aren’t the only businesses feeling the sting from the riots. Museums and attractions are struggling, and...
  • Baltimore police investigate 2nd triple shooting within 24 hours

    07/23/2015 8:49:01 PM PDT · by RC one · 30 replies
    abcNews.com ^ | Jul 23, 2015 | By: WMAR Staff
    BALTIMORE, Md. - Baltimore police are investigating the second triple shooting in the city within 24 hours after three shooting victims walked into an area hospital. Officers responded to a local hospital Wednesday night where medical staff directed them to three men suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Two of the victims, ages 21 and 29, had injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. A third victim had a gunshot wounds to the chest and was listed in critical condition Thursday morning. Detectives determined that the three men were shot in the 2000 block of N. Forest Park Avenue in...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Sanctuary City Policies Are Not the Problem, Guns Are

    07/23/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 7-23-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 press conference, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(D-CA-12th) suggested the problem with sanctuary city policies isn’t the sanctuary aspect but the continued the access to guns. An unidentified reporter asked Pelosi if she supports the current GOP push to force cities to comport with immigration laws, and Pelosi made clear that she does not. She then explained her opposition by making nameless references to the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinle–allegedly shot to death by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on San Francisco’s Pier 14–and argued that sanctuary cities are not the problem. Pelosi said:...
  • Rawlings-Blake: 'Confusion' remains over who ordered buses shut down before riot

    07/22/2015 6:40:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 22, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she and other city leaders are still not sure who ordered state-run buses and a subway to be shut down the day rioting broke out near Mondawmin Mall.. "There's still some confusion about where the order came from," Rawlings-Blake said. "It definitely came in real time from the ground at Mondawmin." Some, including local teachers, have suggested that the decision to shut down public transportation near the mall April 27, the day of Freddie Gray's funeral, escalated tensions because students were stranded with no ride home from school. Rioting later erupted across the city....
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • Request for protective order in Freddie Gray case (in Baltimore) denied

    07/21/2015 7:41:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 21, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    A judge has denied the request of State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby to keep attorneys in the Freddie Case from publicizing evidence before the trial. Mosby, who is prosecuting six police officers in Gray's death, wanted a court hearing to argue for a protective order that would bar the release of any evidence — or, if the officers' attorneys agreed, to post all of it online. Mosby said she was concerned that the defense attorneys would leak only evidence that supported their clients' defense, jeopardizing the ability to conduct a fair trial.
  • Is she delusional? Baltimore mayor claims #FreddieGray riots were ‘over in hours’ [video]

    07/19/2015 4:51:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 07/19/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Justin Fenton ✔ @justin_fenton MayorSRB on riots "lasting only a few hrs": "There's a lot of cities that would love to have that record" pic.twitter.com/zP4LCYGd8c Nelson Vasconcelos @nvasconcelos @justin_fenton "OK let me watch the video it must be different in context HOLY CRAP THAT'S TOTALLY WHAT SHE MEANT" Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton posted a rather amusing video of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake earlier this morning where she defends her leadership of the city during the Freddie Gray riots in April.According to the mayor, you see, she did a really good job because the riots only occurred for “few hours...
  • Police accused in Freddie Gray's death say they gave statements under duress

    07/18/2015 2:02:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 07/18/2015 | Kevin Rector
    Three of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray argued in court filings this week that they provided statements to police investigators under duress because they feared losing their jobs. Two of the officers said that when investigators asked them to provide statements about the circumstances surrounding Gray's arrest, they were led to believe they were doing so as witnesses — not as suspects.
  • East Baltimore anti-violence group work suspended after guns, drugs found in raid

    07/16/2015 8:41:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 7/14/2015 | Kevin Rector and Justin Fenton
    Police said this week's investigation began when they were called about 2:26 a.m. Monday to the intersection of Hillen and Forrest streets, just south of East Monument Street, where a man said he was just robbed at gunpoint by two men in a gray SUV. Soon after, an officer spotted the vehicle parked in the 2300 block of E. Monument and saw men dart inside the Safe Streets office. When officers eventually raided the office, they found guns, heroin, cocaine, and other items used in the manufacturing and sale of drugs, including cutting agents and scales, police said.
  • Baltimore Church Dedicating Youth Center To Freddie Gray

    07/15/2015 9:49:02 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 22 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | July 11, 2015 | Tracey Leong
    Remembering Freddie Gray. There’s now a Baltimore youth center that honors the 25-year-old who died in police custody. The Freddie Gray Youth Empowerment Center is located just 10 miles from where Gray lived, serving as a memorial and symbol of hope. It will ideally set Baltimore’s youth up for success in a city working to rebuild after being rocked by violence and chaos following the death of Freddie Gray. “There’s another side of Baltimore that the uprising didn’t show,” said Dr. Jamal Bryant, Empowerment Temple Church pastor. Bryant’s Empowerment Temple Church dedicated the center to the city’s kids, giving them...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Marilyn Mosby's police officer family members used cocaine, fired from force

    07/14/2015 6:50:11 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    FOX5 ^ | July 14, 2015 | By Emily Miller
    WASHINGTON - Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, catapulted to national fame when she decided in early May to prosecute six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. In her remarks, Mosby used her family of Boston police officers as a shield against critics who said she could not fairly prosecute the case. --- snip --- Sources told me to look into Mosby’s family’s personnel records at the Boston Police Department. Two months ago, I put in Public Records Law request for personnel records for Mosby's mother and two uncles. --- snip --- In 2003, Linda Thompson was...
  • Baltimore prosecutor gets rock star treatment (50% increase in murders)

    07/13/2015 3:27:32 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 07/13/2015 | Jenice Armstrong,
    --SNIP-- In the tradition of many in the NAACP, she brought it when it was her turn at the podium. The audience, who not that much earlier had been watching a mini fashion show put on by Philadelphia Fashion Week, appeared spellbound as Mosby shared her personal journey to become Baltimore's state attorney. She described how, after graduating magna cum laude from Tuskegee University, she got wait-listed at every law school to which she applied because of her LSAT scores. Mosby managed to get around that by calling and requesting interviews with admissions officers to persuade them that "my LSAT...
  • Violent weekend continues in city as three killed late Saturday and early Sunday

    07/12/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 20 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 12 July 2015 | Yvonne Wenger, Justin Fenton
    Violence continued in Baltimore as three people were killed late Saturday and early Sunday. In all, as of Sunday evening, at least 17 people had been shot since Friday, including six who died. Among them is a man shot in the head in the Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park area early Friday morning who died over the weekend.
  • Baltimore Police Deal With Four Separate Shootings Friday Night

    07/12/2015 2:32:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | July 11, 2015
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore police are investigating four separate shootings late Friday and early Saturday. Friday at around 10:30 p.m., there was a shooting in the 2000 block of N. Payson Street. When police arrived, they found a 35-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the head, back and arm. At approximately 1:15 a.m. Saturday, a 48-year-old woman was shot in the chest in the 3-hundred block of Franklintown Road. She’s in stable condition. At 1:50 a.m., police were called to the 2-hundred block of Conkling Street. A 25-year-old man was shot in the shoulder. He is in stable condition. At...
  • Hundreds march against violence in Baltimore

    07/11/2015 8:19:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    wbaltv.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | George Lettis
    Third annual 300 Man March held in wake of recent violenceBALTIMORE —Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Baltimore Friday night calling for an end to the violence that has plagued the city in recent months.Those who marched are the dedicated foot soldiers of Baltimore's constant war on violence. Friday night marked the third annual 300 Men March, a shoulder-to-shoulder showing of Baltimore unity against what has plagued the city for years. "This year's march is simply about the 12 young children that have been murdered in our city this year," said Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott, D-District 2.
  • NAACP leader says Baltimore mayor told him not to host Republicans

    07/10/2015 6:31:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Hassan Giordano, a leader of a Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), said he was told that hosting Republican outreach in his office is off limits. Mr. Giordano, who calls himself “not the average conservative” because of his Muslim faith and criminal record, told The Daily Caller of irate phone calls he received for trying to work with Republicans. “When National found out that I was bringing the governor [Larry Hogan, a Republican], the lieutenant governor [Boyd Rutherford, a Republican], and Dr. [Alveda] King to Baltimore and the Sandtown NAACP office, they literally...
  • Murder Rate Surges In Major U.S. Cities

    07/10/2015 9:28:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/2015 | Caroline May
    Major cities across the U.S. are seeing increases in homicide rates, with much of the violence centered in poor African American and Latino communities. According to a report in USA Today, during the first half of this year the murder rates in a number of cities are exceeding those logged during the first half of 2014. For example, this year Milwaukee has more than doubled its number of murders, with 84 compared to last year’s 41. Chicago has seen an increase from 171 last year to 203 this year. Notably the two areas that saw uprisings following police-involved deaths of...
  • Baltimore police: Gunmen kill 3 near university campus; homicides up 48 percent from last year

    07/08/2015 8:42:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Gunmen jumped out of two vans and fired at a group of people a few blocks from an urban university campus, killing three and adding to Baltimore's growing list of homicides. Police said Wednesday that the shooting wasn't random, but no arrests had been made. The two vans — one burgundy and one white — pulled to the side of a road near the University of Maryland, Baltimore, campus Tuesday night, police said. One gunman got out of each and began firing, campus police said....
  • Three dead in quadruple shooting near UMB campus

    07/08/2015 6:18:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 8, 2015 | Justin Fenton, Quinn Kelley and Talia Richman
    Three people were shot to death and another was wounded Tuesday night near the University of Maryland, Baltimore in what investigators called a "targeted incident," police said. Two vans, one burgundy and one white, pulled over in the 900 block of W. Fayette St. in the Poppleton neighborhood about 10:30 p.m., police said. Gunmen emerged and opened fire, police said. They said three or four gunmen might have been involved. "This was not a random act of violence but was a targeted incident," police said in a statement.
  • Rawlings-Blake responds to FOP report on Baltimore unrest

    07/08/2015 5:23:33 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 8, 2015 | Staff Reporter
    The mayor's office issued the statement Wednesday through spokesman Kevin Harris: “It is disappointing that the FOP continues to issue baseless and false information instead of working with us to find solutions that will protect our officers. The FOP is using the same sad playbook they relied on when they opposed our efforts to reform state laws and hold officers who act out of line accountable for their actions. Our hope was that this report would shed some additional light on how we can better prepare our officers should there be future unrest. Instead this report is no more than...
  • Baltimore mayor fires police chief after sharp rise in violence

    07/08/2015 1:54:36 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/8/15 | Ap
    Baltimore mayor fires police chief after sharp rise in violence By Associated Press BALTIMORE — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she has fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, 2˝ months after riots broke out in the city following the death of a man who was injured in police custody. Rawlings-Blake announced her decision in a three-paragraph news release that also noted she has named Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis as interim commissioner. The mayor scheduled a news conference with Davis for later Wednesday afternoon. Rawlings did not give a reason, but the move comes amid a spike in the...
  • Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner as city's homicide rate spikes

    07/08/2015 1:33:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she has fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, 2 1/2 months after the city broke out into riots following the death of a man who was injured in police custody. Rawlings-Blake announced her decision in a three-paragraph news release that also noted she has named Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis as interim commissioner. The mayor scheduled a news conference with Davis for later Wednesday afternoon. Rawlings did not give a reason, but the move comes amid a spike in the city's homicide rate. Baltimore was rocked with civil unrest in late...
  • Baltimore Mayor Fires Police Commissioner

    07/08/2015 1:17:36 PM PDT · by LukeL · 98 replies
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  • Hoyer To Sanctuary Cities: Inform Feds About Felons

    07/07/2015 2:25:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/7/15 | Kerry Picket
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer says that the over 200 sanctuary cities like Baltimore and San Francisco should be informing federal authorities when local law enforcement arrest felons like the illegal immigrant who allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle in San Francisco last week. When asked by The Daily Caller if federal funds should be withheld to such cities who refuse to comply with federal law and do not report felons to federal authorities that are arrested by local police departments, Hoyer replied, “Without getting into specifics as to the action we ought to take, my feeling is that...
  • Teens Charged with Murder, 12-Year-Old Boy Still Wanted

    07/07/2015 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Trailerpark Badass · 38 replies
    WOWT ^ | Jul 07, 2015 | WOWT 6 News
    Warrants for first degree murder have been issued for two teenagers and a 12-year-old boy for the June shooting death of Jamymell Ray, 31. Two of the teenagers have been taken into custody, but a 12-year-old boy still remains wanted. The 12-year-old has been identified as Jarrell Milton. Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Omaha Police Homicide Unit at (402) 444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP. The shooting happened on Monday, June 29th near 24th & Redick. Ray and Charles Fisher, 30, were both hit by gunfire. Fisher was treated at the hospital and...
  • NFL Lineman and Math Genius vs. Average 23-Year-Old

    07/03/2015 10:58:55 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    youtube | 7-1-15 | John Urschel
    John Urschel plays football for the Baltimore Ravens. He's also a published mathematician. How does he stack up against the average millennial?
  • Sign inside Baltimore police van under investigation

    07/02/2015 4:36:27 PM PDT · by redreno · 31 replies
    http://www.wbaltv.com ^ | 5:17 PM EDT Jul 02, 2015 | By Kate Amara
    BALTIMORE —The Baltimore City Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a WBAL-TV 11 News viewer shared four photographs of a sign inside a city police wagon. The photos show the doors of the parked police van left open. On the inside of the back door is a sign, attached or possibly stenciled on, that reads: "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!" The pictures were taken Tuesday near the Central District Police Station on Baltimore Street.