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  • Man pleads guilty to setting store on fire during riots [Baltimore]

    05/02/2016 6:30:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2016 7:28 PM EDT
    A man has pleaded guilty to setting a liquor store on fire during riots that rocked Baltimore last year in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death after he was injured in police custody. The U.S. attorney’s office says in a news release that 22-year-old Darius Stewart of Baltimore pleaded guilty Monday to malicious destruction of property by fire in federal court in Baltimore. …
  • 2 front-runners face off in Baltimore mayoral race

    04/22/2016 3:11:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:47 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Just one day ahead of the anniversary of the worst riot Baltimore had seen in more than 40 years, its residents will head to the polls to determine who will lead the city for the next four years. […] Shortly after the April 27, 2015, unrest, Democratic Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake instituted a mandatory 10 p.m. curfew. Four months later, she announced she wouldn’t seek re-election. The open race attracted a flood of hopefuls declaring their candidacy; before the Feb. 3 deadline passed, 13 Democrats jumped into the primary. The two most politically entrenched candidates emerged as front-runners: Sheila Dixon, who...
  • 'Innovation Center' tries to reinvent Medicare

    04/18/2016 8:42:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 4:08 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It’s not because they’re spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to reinvent Medicare to improve it, and maybe save taxpayers money. In a sprawling, nondescript office park near Baltimore, some 360 people at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation are trying to change the health care system, using the government’s premier insurance program as leverage. If they prevail, the U.S. may no longer have the worst of both worlds: unsustainable spending and unenviable results. […] Because the...
  • No change a year after Freddie Gray's death, marchers say

    04/16/2016 7:35:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 16, 2016 7:09 PM EDT
    Dozens of people marched Saturday in Baltimore to mark the anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray. Sharon Black, an organizer with the Peoples Power Assembly, the group that planned the march, said the marchers don’t believe anything has changed for the better in Baltimore since Gray’s death. Black says “deep-seated anger” remains in the community a year later. …
  • (Ma.) Gov. Charlie Baker won’t attend the Republican National Convention

    04/14/2016 7:41:08 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    boston.com ^ | 04/14/2016 | Eric Levenson
    Gov. Charlie Baker won’t be attending the Republican National Convention in Ohio this July, breaking a string of Massachusetts governors with prominent speaking roles at the party’s convention. Baker, who was elected to office and has governed as a moderate Republican, has taken issue with the party’s leading presidential candidates this election cycle. He has criticized Donald Trump’s “reprehensible” comments about Muslims and women and said Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz have not shown an ability to collaborate with others. Other moderate Republicans, including New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, have also said they do...
  • Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time

    04/14/2016 11:57:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    gq.com | April 14, 2016 | JIM NELSON
    Linky only.
  • Sen. Mikulski: Women ‘Pay More For Everything’

    04/11/2016 4:53:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2016 | 2:18 PM EDT | Craig Millward
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says women “pay more for everything.” “For we women, it costs more to be a woman. We pay more for everything,” Mikulski said during a rally for the Paycheck Fairness Act. “We continue to have to fight the battle of more expensive, medical care, child care, even dry cleaning. They charge us more to do our blouses than guy’s shirts. We women are tired of being taken to the cleaners. Pass Paycheck Fairness,” Mikulski said. …
  • Maryland board approves $5.6 billion Purple Line contract (16 miles @ $350M/mile)

    04/06/2016 6:26:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 6, 2016 at 8:05 PM | Katherine Shaver
    A Maryland board approved a $5.6 billion contract Wednesday for a team of companies to build and operate a light-rail Purple Line that state officials say will rejuvenate older communities and transform a 16-mile swath of the Washington suburbs. The 876-page agreement — believed to be the most expensive government contract ever in Maryland — forms one of the largest public-private partnerships on a U.S. transportation project and will result in the first major light-rail line in the nation’s capital in years. […] Compared with Metro trains, Purple Line light-rail trains will be shorter, carry a maximum of 300 passengers...
  • HUD Mandates ‘Affordable Housing’ in Affluent Baltimore Suburbs

    03/26/2016 9:36:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2016 | 7:26 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration has started its push to expand low-income housing into “higher opportunity areas.” The Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced a “landmark” settlement agreement with Baltimore County that will serve as a catalyst to “promote housing mobility” and “address residential segregation.” The goal is to move low- and very-low-income people out of the city and into the suburbs. …
  • Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, a Republican, Says Donald Trump Shouldn’t Be Nominee

    03/25/2016 5:48:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | March 25. 2016 | Jonathan Martin
    Joining the ranks of leading Republicans who will not commit to supporting Donald J. Trump if he becomes the party’s standard-bearer, Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland said Thursday that Mr. Trump should not be the party’s presidential nominee and that he would consider voting for another candidate in November if he is. “I’m not a Trump fan,” Mr. Hogan told The Associated Press in an interview. “I don’t think he should be the nominee. At this point in time, I have no idea who the candidates are going to be or who I’m going to vote for.” Mr. Hogan said...
  • Maryland Senate OKs state song changes, cuts 'Northern scum'

    03/17/2016 2:17:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 17, 2016 5:10 PM EDT | Brian Witte
    Maryland lawmakers took a step Thursday toward scrubbing references to “Northern scum” and other Civil War-era phrases from the official state song. The Maryland Senate voted 37-8 for the changes, while also recognizing “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state’s historic song. Supporters of the measure, which now goes to the House, said it was a compromise that removes offensive language and recognizes history. …
  • 'Healthy Vending Act' Would Set Fines, Rules For Snacks in Md.

    03/13/2016 4:55:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 9, 2016 | 1:52 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    The Maryland state senate begins hearings Wednesday on the “Maryland Healthy Vending Act.” The bill requires 75% of the items in vending machines on property owned or managed by the state to meet healthy standards. […] The legislation not only mandates the carrying of healthy snack choices, but also mandates the stocking of the vending machine in a manner where healthy options are “in a position with the highest selling potential.” …
  • Md. House OKs barring Confederate flag license plate renewal

    02/25/2016 4:09:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2016 2:40 PM EST | Brian Witte
    The Maryland House has passed a measure prohibiting the transfer or renewal of a license plate depicting the Confederate battle flag to another vehicle. [...] Maryland does not now offer plates with the Confederate battle flag. But prior to November, the Motor Vehicle Administration offered a Sons of Confederate Veterans organizational special registration plate that included it. ...
  • Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault

    02/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Daily News ^ | February 6, 2016 | Laura Bult
    FULL TITLE - Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault weapons in rejection of Maryland law A federal court said that assault weapons are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental right" in a decision that could force the Supreme Court to rule on whether the firearms are legal. On Thursday, a three-judge federal panel dealt a blow to anti-gun violence advocates when they rejected portions of a Maryland gun reform law. The legislation was passed following the Sandy Hook massacre which claimed the lives of 20 children and...
  • Obama to meet, hold talks with Muslims in Baltimore

    01/30/2016 11:17:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:25 PM EST
    President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members this coming week in a public show of support. The White House says Obama plans to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday and hold talks with Muslim community members. Obama has been outspoken in pushing back against calls by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and others to block Muslims from entering the U.S. over fears of domestic terrorism linked to extremist groups. ...
  • High School punishes Christian student for refusing to profess faith in Islam [1 John 2]

    01/30/2016 9:53:05 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 1/30/2016 | Shoebat Foundation
    A public high school has been accused of radical Islamic indoctrination by forcing non-Muslim children to profess the Muslim statement of faith (the same statement used to convert people to Islam), ordering them to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam and teaching that the faith of a Muslim is stronger than the average Christian, according to a federal lawsuit just filed. A Maryland high school punished a student for refusing to profess faith in Islam, gave her failing grades for a series of assignments that violated her Christian beliefs then threatened her father with arrest for complaining, a federal lawsuit...
  • At Gun Control Hearing, Sen. Blurts Out, “Let’s not get involved in Constitutional Arguments”

    01/23/2016 5:08:08 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/22/2016 | Tim Brown
    Following the unconstitutional executive orders of Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Soebarkah, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) openly stated that she did not want to get into constitutional arguments regarding the matter. "I look forward to...listening to the attorney general and listening to this wonderful panel that you've invited to participate today," she said. "So let's solve the problem," Mikuski added. "Let's not get involved in constitutional arguments, and let's help our American people be safe and secure in their home, their neighborhood, their school and their house of worship." See the problem? She is switching out liberty for security and...
  • 3 Baltimore police officers suspended after hospital incident

    01/15/2016 7:26:41 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 3 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 15 Jan 2016 | WBAL
    <p>BALTIMORE --Two Baltimore police officers were indicted Wednesday and a third officer received a criminal summons stemming from an assault reported a year ago, city police said Thursday.</p> <p>City police said the assault was reported to have taken place at Sinai Hospital on Jan. 14, 2015, involving three police officers and a juvenile.</p>
  • LGBT group protests firing of gay music minister at Germantown church

    01/10/2016 11:46:38 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 35 replies
    WTOP Washington ^ | 1/10/16 | Kathy Stewart
    GERMANTOWN, Md. — On Sunday, a group representing LGBT Catholics protested the firing of a music minister at Mother Seton Catholic Church in Germantown. They claim the dismissal was discriminatory because he is gay and married to a man. As the morning mass proceeded inside the church, a handful of protesters were outside in a show of support for Jeffery Higgins, a cantor who worked at the parish. A cantor leads public worship within a liturgy through music. Higgins says he was terminated on Nov. 8, 2015 for a simple reason: “Because I’m gay and married to my husband, Robert...
  • Unions: Mikulski Sold Out American Workers

    01/07/2016 5:46:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | January 7, 2016 | Bill McMorris
    Some of the largest and most influential trade unions in the country are calling out Democrats for boosting guest worker programs and open borders policies. North America's Building Trades Unions--an umbrella organization representing three million workers and 15 major unions, including the Laborers and Teamsters--sent outgoing Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.) a letter Thursday accusing her of selling out workers by importing foreigners to work for "Close to Slavery" wages. Mikulski pushed for increasing the number of temporary H2B visas that allow companies to bring guest workers to the United States to fill seasonal jobs. "We wanted to express to...
  • Public College (University of Maryland) Insists Illegals Be Referred To As 'Citizens'

    12/12/2015 9:42:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2015 | Blake Neff
    The University of Maryland is sponsoring a poster campaign encouraging students to refer to illegal immigrants as "undocumented citizens." The inaccurate term, first noted by Campus Reform, is promoted by the school's "Inclusive Language Campaign," which is throwing up posters around campus to encourage the use of friendlier language.
  • Officer's mistrial in Gray's death a letdown for both sides

    12/17/2015 12:05:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 17, 2015 1:46 PM EST | Juliet Linderman
    Instead of a dramatic conclusion to the first of six trials of police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the mistrial left Baltimore in suspense and confusion, with no immediate understanding of what happens next. The city had braced for a possible repeat of the protests, destruction and dismay that engulfed the city in April after Gray's neck was broken in the back of a police van. But several small marches ended peacefully overnight as the community tried to process the news. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams acknowledged the hung jury Wednesday after the panel deadlocked over whether Officer...
  • Baltimore records 300th homicide of the year

    11/14/2015 6:50:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2015 7:48 PM EST
    Baltimore has recorded its 300th homicide of the year. [...] The 300th victim was a 27-year-old man who was stabbed multiple times Saturday and later died. It's the first time since 1999 that the city has recorded 300 homicides. In 2014, the city saw 211 killings for the year. Baltimore crossed the 200 death mark in August. ...
  • Activists occupy Baltimore City Hall; oppose commissioner

    10/14/2015 9:12:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2015 11:59 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Activists opposed to the permanent appointment of Baltimore’s interim police commissioner occupied City Hall on Wednesday night and told police they wouldn't leave until the commissioner and mayor agreed to a list of their demands, including changes to police tactics and significant investment in education and social services.Members of the Baltimore Uprising coalition, which includes both high school and community activists, had begun shouting from the upper gallery of a conference room as a city council subcommittee prepared to vote for Kevin Davis as permanent commissioner. The full council will vote on the appointment Monday. …
  • Martin O'Malley: Gun Control Is Part Of Restoring The American Dream

    09/15/2015 3:10:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 15, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On September 14, Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley indicated that gun control is part of his plan for restoring the “American dream.” O’Malley pledged that his gun control policies are designed to “[cut] all deaths from gun violence in half—homicides, suicides, and accidents—within 10 years.”
  • [MD] Boy faces assault charges for kiss made on a dare at Md. middle school

    09/11/2015 7:26:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    WJLA ^ | 9/11/15
    Baltimore County Police and Baltimore County school officials responded to a report of assault involving two eighth-grade students at Pikesville Middle School on Wednesday. School officials took a report regarding a 13-year-old boy who kissed a 14-year-old girl during school hours. The unwanted kiss was allegedly the result of a dare made by students. Police confirm that the boy is now facing a second-degree assault charge as a juvenile. No one was injured during the incident, police say, and disciplinary actions related to suspension or expulsion will be handled by the school system.
  • City says it has reached $6.4M wrongful death settlement with family of Freddie Gray

    09/08/2015 8:23:34 AM PDT · by dware · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.08.2015 | AP via Fox News
    BALTIMORE – The city of Baltimore says it has reached a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray. Gray died in April after he suffered a critical spine injury while he was in police custody. Six Baltimore police officers face criminal charges stemming from Gray's death. Gray, who was black, was critically injured April 12 in the back of a prisoner transport van after he was arrested.
  • Harley dealership announces support for Nation of Islam event; this immediately happens

    09/05/2015 5:46:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 105 replies
    AllenWest.com ^ | 09/05/2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    Recently, a Harley Davidson dealership in the Washington DC area announced it was sponsoring a Nation of Islam rally led by Louis Farrakhan on October 10th called “Justice Or Else.” The dealership’s website said it was promoting its location as a rallying point for black bikers attending the rally. Not surprisingly, that didn’t sit to well with other members of the biking community who don’t subscribe to the Nation of Islam’s message.The dealership, located in Fort Washington, MD is owned by Joyce and Thomas Moorehead who also own a BMW/MINI dealership in Sterling, MD. Thomas Moorehead is the Chairman...
  • Md. Man Charged After Tweeting ‘Kill All the White People’

    09/03/2015 5:06:03 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 59 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | September 3, 2015
    LA PLATA, Md. — Police in La Plata say a 20-year-old man has been charged after he tweeted about killing “all the white people” in the town. Charles Hollins was charged on Wednesday with making a threat of mass violence. He’s being held on $250,000 bond. Online court records do not list an attorney for him. According to police, the tweet read, “TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA.” Police say it was posted on Wednesday afternoon. The account that posted the message appears to have been deleted. Hollins, who is black, was...
  • 11 TV Hill: Mosby reflects on first year in office [VIDEO]

    08/30/2015 12:00:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    WBALTV.com ^ | 08/30/2015 | Marilyn Mosby
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  • Baltimore surpasses New York City in homicides for the year

    08/20/2015 3:53:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2015 6:04 PM EDT
    Baltimore has had more killings than New York City this year, and its homicide rate per 100,000 people is greater than New York’s and Chicago’s. Baltimore has had 212 killings this year. New York has had 208, despite a vast population disparity. New York has 8.2 million residents, while Baltimore has 622,000. …
  • Obama: Task force will improve policing with 'communities of color' [Nationalize the Police]

    08/15/2015 11:18:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/15 | Barbara Boland
    President Obama discussed initiatives he's put in place to change the tense dynamic between "many communities of color" and the police on the one year anniversary of teenager Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo. "I convened a task force on community policing to find commonsense steps that can help us drive down crime and build up trust and cooperation between communities and police, who put their lives on the line every single day to help keep us safe. And I've met personally with rank and file officers to hear their ideas," said Obama in his weekly address. Obama said that...
  • There's a new university law school course named after Freddie Gray — here's the class description

    08/12/2015 7:57:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/12/2015 | Peter Jacobs
    The University of Maryland law school will offer a course this upcoming semester on the arrest and resulting death of Freddie Gray, a black Baltimore resident whose death led to protests and unrest across the city. Forty UMD students are enrolled in the course — called "Freddie Gray's Baltimore: Past, Present, and Moving Forward" — which will run for eight classes and be taught by law professors, as well as city officials. The law school announced the course Tuesday, and it already appears to have filled up. Gray's death and the following unrest in Baltimore, the course's description states, "have...
  • Bombshell dropped in Freddie Gray investigation: Deceased had a history of faking injuries

    08/08/2015 5:36:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    America Thinker ^ | 08/08/2015 | Rick Moran
    Defense attorneys for the six police officers accused of killing Freddie Gray in Baltimore earlier this summer have filed a motion claiming that prosecutors tried to steer the investigation away from Gray's history of faking injuries while in law enforcement settings in order to collect settlements. From Baltimore Sun: The defense attorneys said in a court motion Thursday that Assistant State's Attorney Janice Bledsoe told police investigators working the case in its early stages not to "do the defense attorneys' jobs for them" by pursuing information they had about such schemes and evidence that Gray "intentionally injured himself at the...
  • City at War: Federal agents to embed with Baltimore homicide cops to quell unprecedented violence

    08/04/2015 12:23:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/04/2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Ten federal agents will join the Baltimore police homicide unit, commanders announced Sunday, after the city followed its deadliest month in decades with a night in which 10 people were shot — seven of them in one incident. Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the addition of the special agents 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." "That's a bit unusual because local police departments — and Baltimore is no different — historically send detectives...
  • Maryland man charged with death of boy beaten over cake

    07/23/2015 3:45:58 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 27 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 24, 2015 | Reuters
    A Maryland man has been charged with handcuffing and fatally beating his girlfriend's 9-year-old son over a missing piece of birthday cake, according to court records. The suspect, Robert Wilson, 30, of Hagerstown, was charged with second-degree murder by a Washington County grand jury on Wednesday. Prosecutors allege that Wilson handcuffed and beat Jack Garcia on June 30 when he took a piece of birthday cake without permission at the home in Hagerstown, about 50 miles northwest of Washington. Jack died on July 5 at a Washington hospital. Jack's mother, Oriana Garcia, 26, and his uncle, Jacob Barajas, 23, had...
  • 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.
  • BAD BLOOD: Marilyn Mosby’s Mom Resigned Boston Police Force After Failing Drug Test

    07/13/2015 9:16:30 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Chuck Ross
    The mother of Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby faced numerous disciplinary actions during her 20-year career as a Boston police officer, though the public wouldn’t know it based on the Freddie Gray case prosecutor’s public statements touting her family’s strong policing history. The 35-year-old Mosby has used her family’s police ties to rebut critics who say she rushed to judgement and overcharged the six cops involved in Gray’s April 12 arrest. The 25-year-old Gray died a week later, touching off rioting in Baltimore and nationwide protests. “Law enforcement is pretty much instilled within my being,” Mosby told MSNBC’s Chris...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Baltimore Mayor Fires Police Commissioner

    07/08/2015 1:17:36 PM PDT · by LukeL · 98 replies
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  • Thousands Of Marylanders Could Soon Lose Medicaid

    06/27/2015 8:55:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | June 27, 2015 11:32 PM | Tracy Leong
    Thousands of people across Maryland could lose their Medicaid if they don’t act soon. The deadline to re-enroll is around the corner. […] “I beg you because your life and health may very well depend on it,” said Congressman Elijah Cummings. An urge for Marylanders to be proactive about their Medicaid coverage. By the end of June, more than 13,000 people need to re-enroll—and another 13,000 by the end of July. “Everyone who is enrolled in Medicaid in the old insurance system needs to re-enroll in Maryland Health Connection,” said Lena Hershkovitz. Throughout the year, that’s a total of 300,000...
  • Gov. allots funding for local road improvement

    06/25/2015 7:53:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    TheBayNet.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Governor Larry Hogan
    ANNAPOLIS, MD – Following through on his campaign pledge to provide funding for highways and state-owned local roads, Governor Larry Hogan today announced $1.97 billion for highways and bridges from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore. The priority projects, which will get underway by 2018, include $1.35 billion in new projects going to construction and $625 million in preserved projects. The $1.35 billion in new projects includes $845 million for major projects and $500 million to fix bridges and improve roads. “Today, I’m delivering on my promise to provide nearly $2 billion in funding to our highways and bridges across...
  • Report: Autopsy finds ‘high-energy injury’ in Gray’s death (Baltimore)

    06/23/2015 6:59:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2015 8:30 PM EDT
    A medical examiner found Freddie Gray suffered a “high-energy injury,” most likely caused when the Baltimore police van he was riding in braked sharply, according to an autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The report says Gray’s death could not be ruled an accident and is instead a homicide because officers didn’t follow safety procedures “through acts of omission.” […] A spokesman for the Maryland medical examiner and for the prosecutor’s office declined Tuesday to release the report, but State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby condemned the leak in a statement. “I want to make it very clear that the state’s...
  • Maryland governor announces 'aggressive' cancer

    06/22/2015 2:16:02 PM PDT · by iowamark · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 22, 2015 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday he has advanced cancer and is starting aggressive chemotherapy. The 59-year-old governor, who took office in January, said that while the disease is in a "very advanced" stage, he has a "very strong chance of success" of survival and even "beating" it. He intends to continue serving as governor while undergoing treatment. "It's a tough time to go through and I'm going to miss a few meetings, but I'll have full capacity to make decisions," Hogan said. "I'll still be working most of the time." Hogan said he has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma...
  • Baltimore tourism industry tries to put riots in rear view mirror (Good luck with that!)

    06/14/2015 1:15:21 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 67 replies
    In the wake of months of unrest and a record month of murders, Baltimore may be a tough sell to potential vacationers as a destination for care-free summer fun. That won't stop hotels, restaurants, attractions and city officials in Charm City, who insist they are up for the challenge. For Baltimore's economy, the stakes are high. About 80,000 local jobs are dependent on the tourism industry, and close to 24 million tourists visited the city and spent $5.15 billion in 2013, a 2.2 percent increase in visitor spending over the year before.
  • [Rand] Paul talks about race in Baltimore

    06/12/2015 10:10:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Bowling Green Daily News ^ | June 12, 2015 | Katie Brandenburg
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, addressed race and the criminal justice system during a stop this week in Baltimore. He spoke at a Maryland Republican fundraiser in Baltimore about racial disparities in law enforcement practices. Paul drew criticism last month in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, who died after being injured while in police custody, and the riots that followed in Baltimore. At the time, Paul did a controversial interview with radio host Laura Ingraham during which he said some factors that influenced the violence were “the breakdown of the family structure, the lack of fathers, the...
  • Balti-Murder: 16 Year-Old Black Girl Raped, Strangled, Set on Fire by Black Gang Members

    06/12/2015 4:52:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    It was just a few weeks ago when Black gangs were being praised by clergy and authorities in Baltimore for doing a better job than police of keeping the peace in the wake of the Freddie Gray riots. Since then the murder rate has skyrocketed as criminals have free rein in Baltimore as police, in response to being demonized by elected officials and the community, have held back from aggressively enforcing the law. Last Sunday morning, two reputed members of the Black gang the Bloods horrifically raped and murdered a sixteen year-old Black girl in the basement of her...
  • Baltimore’s “Space to Destroy” Mayor Working w/Terror Linked Islamic Group

    06/07/2015 2:35:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 5, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you want to create “Space to Destroy”, why not go all the way? Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlins-Blake is all about creating “Space to Destroy” for misguided youth. But most of Baltimore still hasn’t been destroyed. It’s time to bring in the talented folks who destroyed Syria to get the job done. Ann at the invaluable Refugee Resettlement Watch blog has the story. Islamic Relief USA is helping immigrants and refugees to find promising opportunities as instruments of economic and community growth in Baltimore. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlins-Blake recognized the successes of this program at a local film screening this...
  • Boys -- ages 8 and 10 -- shot in East Baltimore (Plus two men, four shootings in total)

    06/07/2015 2:07:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 7, 2015 | Sean Welsh
    Two men and two young boys were shot overnight in Baltimore, the city's police said early Sunday morning.. Two boys, ages 8 and 10, were outside at 10:41 p.m. in the 1600 block of Cliftview Ave. in the Darley Park neighborhood when at least one unknown suspect began shooting. The boys were shot in the back and the suspect ran, police said. Both victims were transported to area hospitals and are expected to survive, police said. Anyone with information may contact Eastern District detectives at 410-396-2433. Police responded to an area hospital at 12:43 a.m., where a 28-year-old man had...