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  • Some Baltimore teachers finally wise up and take firearms training

    09/24/2017 9:31:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 9/23/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Virtually all of the teachers only spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity. One reason for that is that Maryland has a law prohibiting anyone (including staff) from bringing a firearm onto school property. At least one teacher admitted that she already does it anyway, keeping a 9 mm. with her at her desk. From the sound of the support that this training program is drawing, she’s not alone.
  • Ravens delete social media posts with Queen in face paint

    09/20/2017 4:09:36 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 12 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | September 20, 2017 6:51 pm | AP
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens posted, then quickly removed, a post on Twitter and Instagram depicting the Queen Elizabeth II wearing face paint of the team logo. Baltimore is playing its first game in London on Sunday, so the team marked the occasion with the post on Tuesday that showed the Queen peering through a Raven-like mask. The posts were quickly removed, probably because royalty and the NFL don’t often mix well together. But coach John Harbaugh volunteered this on Wednesday: “I think it’s important to remember that ravens do guard the Tower of London.”
  • Baltimore to suspend city bike-share program for one month, faulting rash of thefts: Report

    09/14/2017 10:59:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 14, 2017 | By Ken Shepherd
    Baltimore’s nascent bike-share program will shut down for about a month while company officials work to improve the security for its cycle fleet, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday. Baltimore Bike Share’s (BBS) service suspension will begin Sunday and last until Oct. 15. The move comes after a rash of brazen bicycle thefts that have perplexed officials at Canada’s Bewegen Technologies, which provides Charm City’s rental bikes. “We don’t have this issue anywhere else, not at this level,” Bewegen CEO Alain Ayotte said, The Sun reported. “Our locking system is recognized [as] very, very up to industry standard, but due to...
  • 'Racist Anthem' spray painted on 106-year-old Francis Scott Key statue in Baltimore

    09/13/2017 9:46:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 13, 2017 | Colin Campbell and Sean Welsh
    A statue to Francis Scott Key, the writer of the Star Spangled Banner, was defaced overnight in downtown Baltimore, with someone painting “Racist Anthem” on the side of the Bolton Hill monument. Baltimore Police received a report of the vandalism at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. They are investigating, but have no suspects.
  • University of Baltimore students protest Betsy DeVos as fall commencement speaker

    09/11/2017 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 11, 2017 | by Talia Richman
    University of Baltimore president Kurt Schmoke defended his decision to invite U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to speak at the school’s fall commencement, even as dozens of students protested against the invitation Monday and hundreds more signed a petition demanding he change his mind. Schmoke, a former mayor of Baltimore, said students should reserve judgment on the controversial member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Hosting DeVos, he said, is “in the best tradition of the university.” Dozens of students participated in a “class walk out” demonstration Monday afternoon, the first of two protests planned for today. UB junior Tracy...
  • Ray Lewis: Colin Kaepernick's girlfriend cost him a job in Baltimore (with racist tweet)

    09/07/2017 6:38:33 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 9/6/2017 | Jay Busbee
    Ray Lewis has added an interesting new twist to the ongoing question of why Colin Kaepernick isn’t playing for the Baltimore Ravens right now. In Lewis’s words, Kaepernick’s girlfriend is the problem. Speaking on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL,” Lewis discussed conversations he and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti had regarding Kaepernick. “We were talking about giving this kid an opportunity to get back in the National Football League,” Lewis said. “I have been fighting for this kid behind the table like nobody has … I’ve never been against Colin Kaepernick. But I am against the way he’s done it.” Bisciotti said...
  • Armed men accused of holding up Woodlawn bar — where cops were celebrating a colleague's retirement

    09/02/2017 5:15:39 PM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    http://www.baltimoresun.com/ ^ | 8/30/17 | Jessica Anderson
    Two armed men held up a Woodlawn bar Tuesday evening — where a group of Baltimore County police officers had gathered for a retirement party, the department said. As officers were celebrating a longtime sergeant’s retirement in the main room of Monaghan's Pub on Gwynn Oak Avenue, two masked men approached the carryout counter nearby around 5:30 p.m., police said. Monaghan's owner Jack Milani said the men demanded cash from the register and then took off. Some of the off-duty officers attending the retirement party gave chase and arrested the two men nearby, the department said. Police charged Joseph McInnis...
  • Maryland imam bankrolled purchase of weapons for jihad massacre inside U.S.

    08/24/2017 10:45:48 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Aug 24, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    “The imam said he frequently gives money to needy people, particularly former members of his mosque.” Yes, the jihadi for whom he was buying the weapons was very needy. He needed to kill some Infidels. “Feds link Detroit terror suspect to ISIS supporter,” by Robert Snell, Detroit News, August 22, 2017: Detroit — Federal prosecutors Monday linked Sebastian Gregerson to a Virginia man who threatened to commit a domestic terror attack in support of the Islamic State. The link was revealed in a 47-page federal court filing that more fully describes ties between Gregerson and like-minded associates, including a radical...
  • Nancy D’Alesandro’s Culture of Corruption

    12/23/2006 5:38:30 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 39 replies · 4,425+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 23 December 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Most of you know her as Nancy Pelosi. When I first met my one-time neighbor, she was daughter to one Mayor of Baltimore, Tommy D’Alesandro, Jr., and sister to Tommy, III, who’d later become Mayor. Some of the stories about her, as she prepares to become Speaker of the House, have mentioned her past, but not honestly. At most, the glowing stories refer to the Baltimore City politics she grew up in as “rough and tumble.” Politics there and then were much more than rough and tumble. They were crooked as a dog’s hind leg. I know. I grew up...
  • Baltimore prosecutor: Fighting crime is really hard, you guys

    08/24/2017 8:12:10 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    We may be getting a better sense of why things have gone so completely off the rails in Charm City when it comes to their seemingly intractable murder and gang violence problem. The Baltimore Sun conducted an extensive interview [Mosby and Dais] say they are overseeing crime-fighting in a different climate than six years ago, when the city experienced fewer than 200 homicides for the first time in decades. Both officials claimed those past gains were achieved using heavy-handed tactics that have been disavowed. “There was a price to pay for” the drop below 200 homicides, a price “that manifested...
  • City residents react to high school test obtained by Project Baltimore: “It’s sad.”

    08/23/2017 7:30:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    Project Baltimore has obtained a test given to seniors at Northwood Appold Community Academy II, or NACA II – the same Baltimore school now under investigation by city schools over allegations of grade changing that were reported by Fox45. The questions came from a final exam. The teacher who gave the test to Project Baltimore, said these questions were for a senior level course at the northeast Baltimore school. The test begs the question, are Baltimore City students being held to a high enough standard? With these questions, from different sections of the test written on a white board, we...
  • Third Video Shows ‘Questionable Activity’ by Police, and Baltimore Drops More Cases

    08/22/2017 9:14:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 22 Aug 2017 | Jacey Fortin
    For the third time in about a month, body-camera video showing “questionable activity” by Baltimore police officers has prompted state prosecutors to dismiss or postpone dozens of criminal cases, the Baltimore City state’s attorney’s office said in a statement this week. The state attorney’s office did not describe what was captured in this latest video. But it said the footage was brought to the attention of the office by the Baltimore Police Department on Aug. 2 and “was self-reported as a re-enactment of the seizure of evidence.” State attorneys referred the matter to the Police Department’s internal affairs division. T.J....
  • US federal agent investigating Silk Road admits $800,000 bitcoin theft

    09/01/2015 7:05:19 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9-1-2015 | Reuters
    A former US secret service agent has pleaded guilty to stealing over $800,000 worth of bitcoin during an investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road. Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court in San Francisco and admitted to money laundering and obstruction of justice. Silk Road operated for more than two years until it was shut down in October 2013 having generated more than $214m in sales of drugs and other illicit goods using bitcoin, prosecutors said. Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road’s creator, who authorities say used the alias Dread Pirate Roberts, was sentenced to life in prison after a federal...
  • Leftists Smash Christopher Columbus Monument

    08/22/2017 3:58:28 AM PDT · by davikkm · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | IAN MASON
    Leftist vandals in Baltimore, Maryland, smashed a 225-year-old “racist” monument to discoverer of the new world Christopher Columbus with a sledge hammer in the wee hours of Monday morning, posting a two minute video of themselves in the act to YouTube. As reported by local news site Baltimore Brew, the masked vandal’s video and the signs they left beside the destroyed monument were laden with the same Marxist and college “critical race theory” jargon employed recently against supposedly “offensive” memorials to Confederate war dead and military heroes. An unseen narrator of the video speaks over footage of a be-hoodied man...
  • Vandals in Baltimore Attack Columbus Statue and Release Video

    08/21/2017 2:11:39 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    Last night, activists in Baltimore took a sledgehammer to the oldest Christopher Columbus monument in the US. Then they uploaded this vide
  • Christopher Columbus monument vandalized in Baltimore

    08/21/2017 12:53:24 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 21, 2017 | Pamela Wood
    A monument in Baltimore to Christopher Columbus was vandalized overnight. Baltimore Police said they were looking into the incident. A video posted to YouTube shows a man striking the base of the monument near Herring Run Park repeatedly with a sledgehammer. Another person holds a sign that reads: “Racism, tear it down.” Another sign is taped to the monument reading: “The future is racial and economic justice.”
  • Baltimore removes statues under cover of darkness

    08/16/2017 8:24:46 AM PDT · by pawpawrick · 25 replies
    Confederate monuments were torn down down in Baltimore overnight just days after white nationalists led a deadly protest over the planned removal of a statue in Virginia. Work crews used heavy machinery to haul the divisive monuments away in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
  • Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues in Early Morning Operation

    08/16/2017 8:32:55 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    freebeacon ^ | August 16, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Four Confederate statues were swiftly removed in Baltimore during the early hours of Wednesday morning, days after violence erupted over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va. due to the removal of another Confederate monument there. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered a contingent of local police officers to remove the statues early Wednesday after the City Council voted on Monday for them to be removed, the New York Times reported. By 3:30 a.m., three of the city's four monuments had been removed. They included the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Monument, a double equestrian statue of the Confederate generals...
  • http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/crews-remove-baltimores-confederate-statues-overnight/ar-AAqaPZy

    08/16/2017 7:38:56 AM PDT · by BAW · 15 replies
    MSM ^ | 8-16-2017
    It appears Baltimore's Confederate four monuments are coming down faster than previously thought. Baltimore's mayor and City Council members differed over how to remove the city's four Confederate monuments, but crews were seen early Wednesday removing statues. About a dozen city crews and private contractors were seen in Wyman Park, removing the Lee and Jackson Monument. Crews started getting ready around midnight Tuesday. By 3 a.m., a crane hoisted the monument from its pedestal. By 3:45 a.m., the monument was transferred to a flatbed truck.
  • Baltimore Votes To Rid Itself Of 4 Confederate Statues

    08/16/2017 5:45:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 87 replies
    RT ^ | 08/16/17
    Baltimore City Council has voted to remove four Confederate monuments in the city. The move follows protesters pulling down a Confederate memorial in Durham, North Carolina after a deadly weekend of protests over another statue in Charlottesville, Virginia. The council still has to decide whether to destroy the monuments or move them to a museum because of their historical significance. We still emphatically do not want these to be placed on public display anywhere,” council member Brandon Scott told WMAR. Scott, who introduced the resolution calling for the destruction of the monuments said, “we should melt them down and use...