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  • Baltimore teachers threaten to walk out if any of them are armed

    03/15/2018 1:00:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/15/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday we had students walking out of school all over the country to protest gun violence. Now, in Baltimore and some other cities, there may be a different type of walkout. Teachers are objecting to the idea of any of them being trained and armed, so much so that if there are any armed teachers in the school they will walk out as well. (CBS Baltimore)
  • Separate But Equal Elections Adopted by Democrats in Maryland

    03/12/2018 9:01:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    MC GOP ^ | March 11, 2018 | Sharon L. Cohen
    As a female and a Republican – yes, shock and awe, there are women Republicans in Montgomery County – I cannot stop laughing at the recent decision by the Maryland Democrat Party to adopt separate but equal elections for their central committee members. Half of their central committee members must be female and the other half male, but that is not new. What is new is that during this year’s June 26 primary for 17 counties, each voter will HAVE to Vote for one or more MALES on the Male ballot and one or more FEMALES on the Female part...
  • Man who killed Maryland officer was ordered to surrender guns 3 times in 5 years, records show

    02/28/2018 10:05:50 PM PST · by BBell · 15 replies
    Court records say the man who fatally shot a Maryland police officer earlier this week had been court-ordered to surrender his guns at least three times in the last five years. The Washington Post reports three different judges ordered Glenn Tyndell to "immediately surrender all firearms" after they found his wife, ex-wife and child needed protection. Prince George's County Sheriff's Col. Darrin C. Palmer says Tyndell had told deputies he'd turn himself in Tuesday. He didn't show.
  • Florida high school shooting survivors share experiences with students in Maryland

    02/27/2018 7:49:09 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    WJLA ^ | February 26, 2018 | Jay Korff
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (ABC7) — On Monday night, eight survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting walked into Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring for a closed-door meeting with select Montgomery County students who walked out inspired. “I’ve honestly never seen high school students so united before, united for one cause," student Melody Zhang said.
  • Maryland Attorney General: State can't authorize Hyperloop construction with utility permit alone

    02/01/2018 10:38:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 16, 2018 | Colin Campbell
    The Maryland Attorney General’s Office has called into question the state’s authority to grant permission to Tesla founder Elon Musk’s tunneling startup, The Boring Co., to build several miles of tunnels for his high-speed Hyperloop transportation system below the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. The State Highway Administration granted a conditional utility permit on Oct. 16 to allow The Boring Co. to begin building the tunnels, if the company supplies additional information about the project and it meets all necessary requirements. But the Hyperloop system “is not a utility under federal standards or SHA’s federally-approved utility accommodation policies,” Assistant Attorney General David Stamper...
  • Maryland seeks to turn health care mandate into down payment

    01/09/2018 3:55:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2018 5:35 PM EST | Brian Witte
    Maryland lawmakers want to create an individual health care mandate at the state level — in response to Washington gutting it at the federal level — and turn it into a down payment for people to pay for health insurance. Supporters outlined the proposal Tuesday, a day before the Maryland legislative session begins, adding it could also work in other states to help keep insurance premiums from skyrocketing. The Maryland General Assembly is controlled by Democrats. The federal tax overhaul approved last month removed the federal penalty that was charged to people without health insurance. Under Maryland legislation, the state...
  • Congressman Wants Moment of Silence for Every Gun Violence Victim

    01/06/2018 9:22:12 AM PST · by rktman · 67 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/5/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- A Maryland Dem is trying to change House rules so that the chamber observes a moment of silence for every shooting victim in America, not just mass shootings and terror attacks. The House has recently observed moments of silence for victims of the October mass shooting in Las Vegas, the Halloween bike path terror attack in Manhattan, and the November mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Freshman Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) introduced H.R. 666 this week "to observe a 60-second moment of silence in the House for those killed by gun violence in the United...
  • Baltimore Residents Blame Record-High Murder Rate On Lower Police Presence

    01/01/2018 8:33:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 94 replies
    npr.org ^ | December 31, 2017 | Lauren Frayer
    For the third year in a row, Baltimore, Md., has had more than 300 murders, reaching a new record of murders per number of residents in 2017. Some residents attribute the high murder rate to relaxed police patrols in the city following high-profile cases of police brutality. Officers have backed off in neighborhoods, like the one where Freddie Gray was arrested.
  • Purple Line worker held at gunpoint inside MS-13 'destroyer house'

    12/30/2017 12:58:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    FOX 45 News ^ | December 26, 2017 | Kevin Lewis/ABC7
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (ABC7) — MS-13 members held a Purple Line construction worker at gunpoint inside of a seemingly vacant building slated for demolition, police say. The two-story single-family house, which has since been torn down, was located at 807 University Boulevard East in Silver Spring - roughly a quarter-mile south of Piney Branch Road. The Maryland Transit Authority purchased the property to make way for the 16-mile light rail system that will link downtown Bethesda with the New Carrollton Metro station. According to Montgomery County Police, the Purple Line employee entered the abandoned structure around 8 a.m. on Tuesday,...
  • Peacemaker works to stop bloodshed in Baltimore

    12/30/2017 8:37:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2017 4:57 PM EST | David McFadden
    In an alley where a teenager became one of Baltimore’s latest bodies to fall, Erricka Bridgeford whispered prayers and directed smoke from burning sage in a gathering intended to transform spots where people are slain into a kind of sacred ground. The spiritually minded activist began to cry, letting her tears fall on asphalt where the 17-year-old boy she didn’t know was fatally shot the night before. She called out “You matter! You matter!” in a raw voice that came from somewhere deep inside her 5-foot-2 (155-centimeter) frame. Over the past year, the African-American woman from West Baltimore has become...
  • As Baltimore murders soar, mayor talks tough on crime

    12/06/2017 5:10:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2017 6:45 PM EST | David McFadden
    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday that recent crime figures are “trending in the right direction,” hopeful of achieving a turnaround in a city where the number of homicides this year is nearing the all-time high set in 2015. The city of roughly 620,000 people has recorded more than 320 killings so far this year, nearing the record 344 slayings in all of 2015. In comparison, New York City, a city of some 8.5 million, is projected to have fewer than 300 homicides this year. At her weekly press briefing, Pugh said a new city initiative is chipping away at...
  • Special education teacher arrested for selling heroin at Maryland school, officials say

    11/18/2017 10:20:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2017
    A Maryland special education teacher was arrested Tuesday, accused of dealing drugs at the same high school where she worked for 17 years. Monica Snee, 51, faces multiple heroin-related charges, including possession and distribution on school property, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office. While officials believe she used the Parkside High School grounds to sell drugs, Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said there isn’t evidence she dealt to students or teachers. During a press conference Wednesday, Lewis called Snee’s alleged crimes “the worst act of betrayal.” Lewis said deputies found 173 capsules of heroin, 340 oxycodone pills, several suboxone...
  • Baltimore Mayor Pugh says crime 'out of control,' orders agencies to meet with police every morning

    11/11/2017 10:43:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 9, 2017 | Luke Broadwater and Kevin Rector
    Calling violence in Baltimore "out of control," Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered 30 agency heads to meet every morning at police headquarters, and to make crime reduction the top mission not only of police, but also of health workers, housing officials and public works crews. The mayor ordered the directors of more than half of the city’s 55 departments to report to meetings daily at 8 a.m., when they will plan with Police Commissioner Kevin Davis where weeds should be cut, lead paint covered and drug houses boarded up and job applications can be handed out, among other tasks. [Snip] "Violence...
  • Baltimore's mayor wants civilians on police trial boards

    11/08/2017 6:31:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 8, 2017 5:53 PM EST | Brian Witte
    Baltimore’s mayor said Wednesday she will renew a push to add two civilians to police trial boards after a board of three officers ruled that a police van driver violated no policies when a black man was fatally injured inside his van. The death of Freddie Gray in 2015 a week after he was injured during a police van ride sparked riots and reform efforts in the state capital, but police union opposition has kept civilians off such panels in Baltimore, even as civilians join police in handling complaints in other cities. ”I do think it’s fair to have citizens...
  • Halloween horror as woman..the FOURTH time gang have targeted upscale Baltimore [tr]

    11/05/2017 6:52:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2017 | Keith Griffith
    A woman has been savagely assaulted by teenagers wielding bats and wooden planks, amid a rash of similar attacks in Baltimore on Halloween night. Baltimore officials say there were at least four similar attacks in the city's upscale Federal Hill neighborhood on Tuesday night, involving a group of around a dozen young males and females. Cops have not released any description of the suspects, except to say that some appeared as young as 13.  'I feel lucky to be alive. It could have been a lot worse,' the female victim who was beaten and robbed told WMTW.
  • McCain Blasts US in Speech to Naval Academy, “No More America First”

    11/03/2017 11:41:30 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 130 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | Cillian Zeal
    Arizona Sen. John McCain took another swipe at Trump administration policy in a speech to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he slammed both isolationism and nationalism, ideas he said are ascendant within the President Trump’s White House. In the speech to the midshipmen in Annapolis, Maryland, on Monday, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman ripped into the Trump administration’s policies, although — taking a Voldemort-like approach that’s become habitual among anti-Trump conservatives — he never mentioned the president’s name. McCain contrasted the “hopeful atmosphere of 1991” after the fall of the Soviet Union with “the current circumstances of our world,”...
  • Officer: Freddie Gray didn't appear to need medical care

    10/31/2017 8:56:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2017 6:58 PM EDT | Brian Witte
    A Baltimore police officer involved in arresting a black man who later suffered a fatal injury during a police van ride testified at the driver’s disciplinary hearing Tuesday that the man did not show any signs he needed medical care when he was first put into the van. Officer Edward Nero testified at the hearing for Officer Caesar Goodson, the van driver who could be fired for violating department policies in the case. “He was not showing any signs of a medical emergency,” Nero, a certified emergency medical technician, said of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died about a week after...
  • Appeals court finds Bladensburg cross violates Constitution [Maryland]

    10/18/2017 6:59:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2017 10:34 AM EDT
    A federal appeals court has found that a 40-foot-tall cross on a Maryland state highway median just outside Washington violates the U.S. Constitution. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Richmond ruled Wednesday that the 92-year-old monument known as the Bladensburg cross amounts to government sponsorship of a particular religion. […] The American Humanist Association said it endorses Christianity while ignoring non-Christian veterans. …
  • A $9 Billion Highway That Promises to Pay for Itself

    10/10/2017 5:17:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Citylab ^ | September 26, 2017 | Andrew Zaleski
    Last Thursday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan unveiled a $9 billion project to widen three of the state’s most heavily trafficked highways: I-270, I-495—also known as the Capital Beltway—and MD-295, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. What the governor’s office dubbed the Traffic Relief Plan involves constructing two express toll lanes each way—or four total toll lanes—to all three highways. Widening the Capital Beltway and the section of I-270 connecting the growing commuter-city of Frederick to Washington, D.C., would cost an estimated $7.6 billion, which the state expects to be financed via public-private partnerships: Private companies would build and maintain the new toll lanes,...
  • Ravens Take A Knee, Get Booed, Then Stand For National Anthem

    10/01/2017 7:19:44 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 57 replies
    latimes.com ^ | OCT. 1, 2017
    The Ravens faced a bit more scrutiny for their national anthem protest on Sunday in Baltimore. Last week, some Ravens took a knee and locked arms with while the anthem was played in London before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Today, the team decided to go the Dallas Cowboys route a la "Monday Night Football." The team came out before the anthem and took a knee to a chorus of boos from fans at M&T Bank Stadium. Then the team stood for the playing of the "Star Spangled Banner."