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  • Baltimore police have 'stopped noticing crime' after Freddie Gray riots

    07/14/2018 11:37:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/14/2018 | Rick Moran
    A remarkable article in USA Today confirms what common sense and intelligent observation have told us for years.  Immediately following the Baltimore race riots that ensued after Freddie Gray was found dead in the back of a police van, Baltimore cops began to "stop noticing crime."  They still responded swiftly to calls for help.  But the police force turned a blind eye to crimes being committed right in front of them. The analysis by USA Today examined millions of Baltimore police records and determined that shocking rise in crime occurred that was directly related to a fall in "on view" reports of crime...
  • Two Maryland hospitals evacuated after a tube of tuberculosis was opened in a hallway

    07/06/2018 12:08:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 6, 2018 | Associated Press and Reporter
    Baltimore firefighters have evacuated two medical research buildings due to possible tuberculosis contamination. A Johns Hopkins Medicine spokeswoman says the fire department is investigating 'the possible release of a small amount of tuberculosis' in an internal bridge between two cancer research buildings. Officials did not say how it might have been released.
  • 2 Dogs Killed, 1 Woman Injured In Baltimore Dog Attack

    06/23/2018 5:18:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    WJZ ^ | 6/22/18 | 2 Dogs Killed, 1 Woman Injured In Baltimore Dog Attack
    Terry Cornish’s two Yorkshire terriers Chase and Charlie were popular in northeast Baltimore because of their daily walks. But on Thursday, the routine took a fatal turn. Cornish said two pitbull type dogs attacked them on Elmora Avenue. “One big pitbull just jumped on me and I just felt him dangling on me and I was just screaming,” Cornish said. Animal control told WJZ that the three dogs were with their owner but two got lose and attacked. One witness said before Thursday, he’d never seen that type of aggression from the dogs. “She ran in the house and then...
  • Cherry Hill gang member known as 'Butt Juice' is convicted (Baltimore)

    06/21/2018 12:59:12 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 50 replies
    Fox Baltimore ^ | 06/19/2018 | by Bryna Zumer|
    A 25-year-old Baltimore man who goes by the name of "Butt Juice" was convicted Tuesday of conspiracy to take part in racketeering as part of his gang activities in the Cherry Hill area. Lamont Jones, a.ka. "Butt Juice," faces a maximum sentence of life in prison; his sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 5, according to a news release Tuesday. Jones is a member of the Up Da Hill (UDG) gang and was also convicted of conspiracy to distribute drugs and having drugs with intent to distribute, according to the news release.
  • The Ghost Of Freddie Gray Haunts Baltimore’s Elections

    06/18/2018 10:39:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    The race to elect new state’s attorneys in Maryland is heating up, including the reelection bid of Baltimore’s now famous (infamous?) Marilyn Mosby. If you’re familiar with that name it’s probably because she was the one in charge during the Freddie Gray riots and the subsequent failed attempts to prosecute six Baltimore police officers over their actions during Gray’s arrest and death. So you probably wouldn’t be surprised to find that the campaign literature making the rounds this month includes pictures of Mosby making her famous announcement and reminders of those ill-considered trials. But there’s a catch. Freddie Gray...

    06/09/2018 5:28:07 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies ^ | 6/8/2018 | Nick Fouriezos
    (snip)For an hour and a half, a moderator pulls questions from the audience of maybe 50 people, who fill the folding chairs with their nods, stares and half-hearted applause. Krish Vignarajah, tries to inject some enthusiasm into the quiet crowd on a Sunday in April. “The orthodoxy out there is that no man can beat Larry Hogan,” she says, pausing for emphasis. “Well, I am no man,” she rallies, her black slacks and gold-buttoned, white jacket looking every bit like a military uniform — as if to say, yes, this daughter of Sri Lankan immigrant teachers will wage the necessary...
  • Barbara Mikulski's advice to an ailing Baltimore: 'Stop whining'

    06/09/2018 5:31:10 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies ^ | 5/24/2018 | Melody Simmons
    The best way to move Baltimore forward from its blight, unemployment and horrific three-year cycle of violent crime and record homicide rates is to stand up to it with gusto. "Stop whining and start winning," retired U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski told a group of about 75 business leaders at an informal panel Wednesday afternoon downtown. The event was sponsored by the Baltimore Efficiency and Economy Foundation, a nonprofit centered on civic advocacy, and held at 750 E. Pratt St. Mikulski took the microphone after nearly an hour and a half discussion about how the city could turn itself around and...
  • Leader of corrupt Baltimore police gun task force sentenced to 25 years

    06/07/2018 1:53:44 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/7/2018 | Justin Fenton
    BALTIMORE — Former Gun Trace Task Force Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, perhaps the most corrupt officer uncovered in Baltimore Police Department history, was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in federal prison for his role in a stunning range of crimes. The sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake was five years below the maximum possible term under his plea agreement. Prosecutors had asked that Jenkins receive the maximum sentence. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise said the harm inflicted by Jenkins was “immeasurable,” walking through how he stole drugs on a “near-daily basis” for years and encouraged and helped...
  • Maryland police officer's death ignites a racial firestorm

    05/27/2018 1:48:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    MSN ^ | May 27, 2018 | Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun
    It's hard to think of a more volatile mix: Four young black males from Baltimore City, accused in the death of a white female police officer in Baltimore County. Authorities say three of the teenagers were breaking into homes when the fourth ran the officer over in a stolen Jeep. Predictably enough, social media, call-in radio and other forums blew up. A sampling from the Baltimore County Police & Fire Facebook page: "I was hoping they'd kill him during apprehension. What a waste of life. He's currently breathing air some decent person could be breathing." "I personally am tired of...
  • Three more teens charged with murder in death of Baltimore County police officer (latest update)

    05/23/2018 8:02:24 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 53 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 05/23/8201 | Sarah Meehan
    Three more teenage boys have been charged in Baltimore County police Officer Amy Caprio’s death Monday. Darrell Jaymar Ward, 15, of the 2300 block of Ashland Avenue; Derrick Eugene Matthews, 16, of the 200 block of Dallas Court; and Eugene Robert Genuis IV, 17, of the 400 block of Lakewood Road, were each charged with first-degree murder in Caprio’s killing. All three were charged as adults, and also face first-degree burglary charges. None of the teens had an attorney listed in court records. They are scheduled for a bail review hearing at 1 p.m. today. Dawnta Anthony Harris, 16, was...
  • Female Officer Fatally Shot In Baltimore County; Manhunt Underway

    05/21/2018 3:22:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | May 21, 2018
    A Baltimore County police officer was fatally shot in Perry Hall Monday afternoon during a traffic stop. Police said the shooting happened in a residential neighborhood near Belair and Klausmier roads, after the officer responded about a suspicious vehicles in the unit-block of Linwen Way. The officer, who would have been a 4-year veteran in July, was shot in the head just after 2 p.m. and was taken to Medstar Franklin Square hospital nearby where she was pronounced dead at 2:50 p.m.
  • Baltimore police commissioner resigns after federal tax charges

    05/15/2018 6:00:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/18
    **SNIP** The U.S. Attorney's office announced last week that De Sousa "willfully failed to file a federal return for tax years 2013, 2014, and 2015, despite having been a salaried employee of the Baltimore Police Department in each of those years." If proven, each of three misdemeanor counts carries up to one year in prison and a $25,000 fine. But his ongoing case has the potential to get a whole lot worse for De Sousa: Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to the city's finance and police departments, seeking specifics about his pay, taxes, travel, and second jobs dating...
  • Kevin Kamenetz dies of cardiac arrest; Baltimore County executive and gubernatorial candidate was 60

    05/10/2018 10:22:09 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 10, 2018 | Doug Donovan and Pamela Wood
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a Democratic candidate for governor and a fixture in state and local politics for nearly a quarter-century — died Thursday morning of cardiac arrest, officials said. Kamenetz, 60, was awakened by chest pains around 2 a.m. Thursday, county officials said. Kamenetz and his wife, Jill, drove less than two miles from their Owings Mills home to the Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company where the county executive called 911 from the parking lot. Chestnut Ridge medical personnel escorted Kamenetz and his wife into the station. As Kamenetz was explaining his symptoms, he lost consciousness. Fire...
  • 'I'm scared to death' of Ivins, Duley testifies (Anthrax)

    08/05/2008 12:38:26 PM PDT · by Shermy · 52 replies · 340+ views
    Frederick News Post ^ | August 5, 2008 | Gina Galluci-White
    Jean Duley testified that she was "scared to death" of Bruce Ivins after he left her a string of harassing phone messages, according to an audio recording taken during a July 24 peace order hearing. Duley, 45, told Judge Milnor Roberts that Ivins planned to "go out in a blaze of glory," had bought a bulletproof vest and a gun and planned to kill his co-workers. The audio recording was obtained by The Frederick News-Post on Monday. Duley told the court she got to know Ivins while running group and individual counseling sessions at the Comprehensive Counseling Associates in Frederick...
  • Baltimore Mayor Tries to Address City's Violence by Telling Businesses When to Close

    04/26/2018 3:44:35 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-25-2018 | Tom Knighton
    (snip) This month, the city has seen at least 29 murders as the violence surged yet again. This led Mayor Catherine E. Pugh to take to the streets to visit some local businesses. One of the exchanges recorded by the Baltimore Sun was a little concerning, though. You see, Pugh stood inside of an area convenience store and asked what time the store closed. When the owner responded that they closed at 11:30, that wasn't good enough for Pugh. "Isn’t that late?" the mayor reportedly responded. "That’s a little late. It keeps the crowds around here. Nine o’clock is nice....
  • Schultz: MSNBC Fired Me Because They Were 'In the Tank for Hillary' and I Supported Bernie

    04/17/2018 5:48:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | April 17, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz opened up in a recent interview about why he believes he was fired in 2015. Schultz, who’s now anchor of a show on RT, told National Review‘s Jamie Weinstein that he believes it was because he supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), which was problematic, he charged, because the network was “in the tank for Hillary Clinton.”He described how MSNBC chief Phil Griffin was a "watchdog" who closely managed which stories were covered, and relayed one incident where his story about Sanders’s launch of his campaign was bumped in favor of other news. Sanders gave his official campaign...
  • Baltimore Mayor Charges Taxpayers to Send Students to Anti-Gun March

    03/08/2018 1:06:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 9:00am | Mike LaChance
    Baltimore’s new Mayor Catherine Pugh is sending public school students to the “March for Our Lives” event in Washington, DC. The event has been organized for the students of Parkland who have been repeatedly exploited by the left to push gun control. Pugh is charging the taxpayers of Baltimore for the trip. Philip Wegmann reports at the Washington Examiner: Baltimore mayor promises taxpayer money to high school students playing hooky and protesting gun violence To succeed in life, stay in school … unless you’re cutting class for the sake of progressive politics. That’s the message Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivered...
  • Baltimore students score near bottom in reading, math on key national assessment

    04/10/2018 8:16:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/10/2018 | Liz Bowie
    Baltimore City students scored near the bottom in reading and math compared to children in other cities and large urban areas on an important national assessment given in 2017. In fourth- and eighth-grade reading, only 13 percent of city students are considered proficient or advanced. In fourth-grade math, 14 percent were proficient and in eighth-grade math 11 percent met the mark, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a federally mandated test from the U.S. Department of Education... That put the Baltimore ahead of only Detroit and Cleveland, and sometimes ahead of Milwaukee and Fresno, Calif. — areas of...
  • How $37 Million from the Clinton Foundation Disappeared in Baltimore

    04/06/2018 7:36:51 PM PDT · by Revel · 45 replies
    Polizette ^ | 04/06/18 | Charles Ortel
    A grant went to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund — but the group had only an office address in Washington, D.C. So what happened to the money? Here’s a question for which Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, special counsel Robert Mueller, and former FBI Director James Comey may well know the answer to — but aren’t likely to want to talk about in public, under oath: Why did the Clinton Foundation send a $37 million grant for the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund in 2010 to a Baltimore post office box when the CBHF told federal tax authorities that its only office...
  • Auditor: Baltimore hasn't kept track of millions in grant money. (Again)

    03/27/2018 6:58:57 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 39 replies
    Baltimore’s top elected officials expressed frustration Wednesday that city government agencies have failed — yet again — to properly account for how they spent grant dollars. A new audit of how the city manages millions of dollars in state and federal grants has come to the same conclusion that previous examinations have: Grant money coming into government coffers is not balancing out with what city agencies are spending. “The city is not able to establish accurate balances of grant accounts,” city Auditor Audrey Askew told Baltimore’s spending panel Wednesday. One possible result, Askew said: “The city could lose its much-needed...