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  • Man, 20, sentenced to 15 years for arson amid Baltimore rioting

    06/28/2016 5:19:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/24/2016 | Jessica Anderson
    A 20-year-old man who was seen in widely circulated photos squirting lighter fluid on a pile of propane cylinders during the rioting in Baltimore in April 2015 was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison. Donta Betts of Baltimore pleaded guilty in March to making a destructive device near the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues on April 27, 2015. He also pleaded guilty to shooting a woman in the leg over a $20 drug deal on July 2, 2015, federal prosecutors said in court Friday. "Donta Betts engaged in arson, looting, assault and other mayhem during the Baltimore riots,"...
  • Former D.C. Congressman Fauntroy arrested, jailed on return to U.S. from Dubai

    06/28/2016 2:43:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    Former D.C. Congressman Walter Fauntroy, 83, is back in the U.S. after several years absence and, according to his attorney, he is in jail in Loudoun County, Va. Attorney Johnny Barnes said Fauntroy was arrested at Dulles Airport in Loudoun County Monday morning on his return from Dubai on an "unexpected" warrant from Prince George's County, Md. It involved Fauntroy's failure to appear in a court case in 2011 on allegations of fraud involving a 2009 Obama inauguration party that never took place.
  • Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Arson, Looting During Riots

    06/27/2016 10:10:51 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 6/27/16 | Rick Ritter
    After last year’s unrest in Baltimore, federal prosecutors vowed to bring rioters to justice. On Friday, they made good on their promise, sending one man to prison for 15 years. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Donta Betts was one of the key players in the Freddie Gray riots, looting, starting fires and even attacking police Squirting lighter fluid on a pile of propane cylinders, the infamous photo of Betts from the Freddie Gray riots went viral. He will now spend 15 years behind bars. “Donta Betts was a menace to society here in Baltimore. The scope of the criminal activity he was...
  • Police detective says misleading narrative presented to grand jury in Freddie Gray case

    06/26/2016 6:50:18 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    Detective Dawnyell Taylor said in a daily log of case notes on the investigation that a prosecutor handed her a four-page, typed narrative at the courthouse just before she appeared before the grand jury. "As I read over the narrative it had several things that I found to be inconsistent with our investigation," Taylor wrote, adding: "I thought the statements in the narrative were misquoted."
  • Marilyn Mosby may have an ethical obligation to abandon the rest of the Freddie Gray trials

    06/25/2016 9:42:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    hotair.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    With the complete acquittal of Caesar Goodson this week, the argument being made by Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has essentially imploded. Goodson was allegedly the “most culpable” in the death of Freddie Gray and the one officer involved in the incident who might have been convicted on any sort of charges. There are still four more trials slated to take place, however, all of which would grind more salt into the wounds between City Hall and the police force. Should they even continue? Legal experts are weighing in on the subject and there’s a fair case to to be...
  • 'This Is Not My Party': George Will Goes from GOP to Unaffiliated

    06/24/2016 6:50:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 199 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/24/2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Conservative columnist George Will told PJM he has officially left the Republican Party and urged conservatives not to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even if it leads to a Democratic victory in the 2016 presidential election. Will, who writes for the Washington Post, acknowledged it is a “little too late” for the Republican Party to find a replacement for Trump but had a message for Republican voters. “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said during an interview after his speech at a Federalist Society luncheon. Will said he changed...
  • Marilyn Mosby Embarrassed Again

    06/23/2016 4:24:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Marilyn Mosby is 0-for-3. A third Baltimore cop was found not guilty of murder in the Freddie Gray case. This was officer Caesar Goodson, who Mosby told us was the most likely to be convicted. She's being humiliated here and is being shown to be an incompetent, unqualified prosecutor. BREAK TRANSCRIPT Yeah, I know. The Freddie Gray van driver: Not guilty. Three not guilties, all decisions from a judge. The prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, humiliated and embarrassed at Baltimore city hall. What a joke it was from the beginning. Remember all the great things that were ahead for...
  • Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Officer Cleared of All Charges

    06/23/2016 1:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | June 23, 2016 | Chris Gordon
    The Baltimore police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray has been cleared on all counts, marking the second acquittal of an officer charged in connection with Gray's death. A third officer's trial ended in a hung jury. Police van driver Officer Caesar Goodson, 46, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office after Gray's death. He elected to be tried by a judge rather than by a jury. Judge Barry Williams found him not guilty on all seven charges Thursday. In the opinion he read, Williams said the prosecution failed...
  • Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges

    06/23/2016 9:29:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges ^ | June 23, 2016 | JESS BIDGOOD and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    BALTIMORE — The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury was acquitted on Thursday of second-degree murder and six lesser charges, leaving prosecutors still without a conviction after three high-profile trials in a case that has shaken this city. In his ruling, Judge Barry G. Williams rejected the prosecution’s claim that the officer, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., had given Mr. Gray a “rough ride” in the van, intentionally putting him at risk for an injury by taking a wide turn while Mr. Gray was not secured with a seatbelt. “The court...
  • Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Officer Not Guilty of Murder

    06/23/2016 7:54:02 AM PDT · by Enchante · 53 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | June 23, 2016 | Staff
    The Baltimore police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty of second-degree murder Thursday, WBAL reports. Officer Caesar Goodson was also charged with manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office after Gray's death.
  • Freddie Gray Van Driver Found Not Guilty of Murder

    06/23/2016 7:54:46 AM PDT · by LoneStarGI · 83 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | June 23, 2016 10:39 AM
    Office Caesar Goodson, who was driving the police van inside which Freddie Gray incurred his fatal neck injury, has been found not guilty of second-degree “depraved heart” murder Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Goodson, 46, has also been found not guilty on charges of manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.
  • State: Baltimore officer caused black man's broken neck

    06/20/2016 9:42:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 12:28 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Prosecutors tried one last time on Monday to persuade a Baltimore judge to convict the driver of a police wagon in which 25-year-old black arrestee Freddie Gray’s neck was broken on the way to a police station. Both sides delivered closing arguments after more than five days of testimony in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson on charges including second-degree murder and manslaughter. Other officers left Gray in handcuffs and leg shackles inside the paddy wagon, leaving him unable to protect himself from being slammed into the van’s metal walls during the ride. Prosecutors say Goodson “breached his duty” when...
  • Ravens Coach John Harbaugh Goes Trump With Call for U.S./Mexico Border Wall

    08/17/2015 9:55:59 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 17, 2015 - 12:26 pm | david francis
    Football coaches face a tough choice anytime they’re asked to play politics: Do so, and they risk alienating their fan base for a reason other than play calling or defensive schemes. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh took the plunge Saturday, when he agreed with Donald Trump’s idea to build a border fence to keep out illegal immigrants coming from Mexico. At an otherwise boring press conference Saturday afternoon, Harbaugh, who’s won a Super Bowl and is no stranger to dealing with media, was asked a question about officiating during the ongoing NFL preseason. Somehow, his answer drifted into politics, with...
  • Why are Baltimore's violent repeat offenders getting away with murder?

    06/11/2016 7:43:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 77 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | JUNE 10, 2016
    The sharp spike in homicides and shootings in Baltimore City since the unrest sparked by Freddie Gray's death in police custody last year has left police and prosecutors scrambling to contain the violence. Many of the people involved in such crimes are well known to police, who are frustrated by their inability to bring them to justice or secure convictions carrying lengthy prison terms. Why is it so hard for the authorities to get such people off the streets — and keep them off?
  • Surprise revelation threatens to derail latest Freddie Gray trial

    06/11/2016 1:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 11, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s been a bit of a bombshell dropped in the trial of Ceasar Goodson, the police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained his eventually fatal injuries. We previously discussed the decision by Goodson’s team to opt for a bench trial and allow Judge Barrie Williams to decide his fate rather than facing a jury, along with how that might impact his fate. Now, the early signs are that it might have been a wise choice. Williams is reported to have appeared “visibly angry” on the second day of the trial when it was revealed that prosecutors...
  • Baltimore judge scolds prosecutors for withholding evidence in trial of officer in Freddie Gray case

    06/09/2016 11:27:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2016 | Ryan M. McDermott
    BALTIMORE | The judge who will decide the fate of a police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray on Thursday blasted city prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence that could exculpate the officer. On the opening day of the trial for Officer Caesar Goodson, Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams said that prosecutors violated Maryland court rules when they failed to turn over to the defense a discussion with Donta Allen, the second man placed inside the transport van after Gray was injured. “I’m saying you don’t understand what exculpatory means. I’m telling you that this [evidence] needs...
  • Baltimore Cops To Sue Marilyn Mosby For ‘Malicious Prosecution’

    06/08/2016 9:48:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/8/2016 | Casey Harper
    Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby will face a slew of new counts, including malicious prosecution and false arrest in a lawsuit brought by two Baltimore cops, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter, two officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, filed suit May 2 against Mosby and Maj. Sam Cogen of the Baltimore Sheriff’s office for defamation and invasion of privacy. The suit alleges Mosby and Cogen knew the charges were trumped up, but filed them anyway to quell the riots that had ravaged the city.Michael Glass, the lawyer for the officers...
  • Another Baltimore officer accused in Freddie Gray case sues Marilyn Mosby

    06/07/2016 1:43:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    Lt. Brian Rice, one of six Baltimore officers charged in the Gray case, filed his lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Maryland on May 2, the same day two of the other officers — Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter — filed a joint defamation lawsuit against Mosby in state Circuit Court. Documents in Rice's case were first unsealed on Monday.
  • Army logistics commander is crowned Miss USA! Miss D.C. whose father, mother and sister have also se

    06/05/2016 9:22:42 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 June 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com
    This year's newly crowned Miss USA has both beauty and brains in spades - and has also served her country. Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber will go on to compete in the Miss Universe contest as the winner of Sunday's 2016 Miss USA competition held at the T-Mobile Arena off the Las Vegas Strip. Barber, who works as an IT analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington D.C. as well as a Logistics Commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit at Fort Meade, Maryland, broke down in tears as she won. The 26-year-old, whose mother, father, brother...
  • Maryland Abortionist Involved in Patient Death Caught Operating an Illegal Surgical Abortion...

    06/05/2016 10:57:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | June 3, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Maryland Abortionist Involved in Patient Death Caught Operating an Illegal Surgical Abortion Facility Annapolis, MD — Operation Rescue has uncovered another surgical abortion facility in Maryland currently operating illegitimately without a required facility license. This is the third unlicensed abortion facility uncovered by Operation Rescue in that state this year. This discovery comes just weeks after the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene chose to ignore evidence submitted by Operation Rescue that Harold O. Alexander continues to unlawfully conduct late-term surgical abortions without a surgical abortion facility license at Integrated Ob/Gyn of Forestville, Maryland. This week, a...
  • Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Visits Cuba for Advice on "Economic Development"

    06/04/2016 6:59:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Remember how after Baltimore was half destroyed by rioters last summer Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s made headlines by claiming she gave Baltimore rioters "Space to Destroy?" She tried to walk back the unfortunate statement—but it only half-worked. In any case, as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, last week she was in (totally destroyed by Communism) Cuba leading a mayoral delegation which also includes Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans (among the murder capitols of the U.S.) "These meetings and visits will provide U.S. mayors and Cuban officials the opportunity to share best practices for providing city services in...
  • Rep. Cummings Apologizes After Daughter Used Congressional License Plates As Lyft Driver

    06/02/2016 5:26:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Like many recent college grads, Rep. Elijah Cummings' (D-MD) daughter Adia sought to earn some extra cash by driving for Lyft, a ridesharing service. Unlike most recent college grads, Adia was driving a car with congressional license plates--which is against the rules. After someone posted a picture of the car on Popville, Cummings apologized for his daughter's use of the plates. He then said that he would swap out the plate and that the car was not his official vehicle.Per the House of Representative rules, the plates are "only for the use of the Member and spouse, as well as...
  • Coast Guard to investigate after schoolchildren rescued from boat that sank in Chesapeake Bay

    06/03/2016 8:21:51 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/2/16 | Scott Dance & Luke Broadwater
    Coast Guard officials are investigating what caused a boat carrying schoolchildren to sink Wednesday evening after it struck something submerged near a former Navy bombing test site in the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Carhart’s Maryland Late-Term Abortion Business Caught Operating without a Lab Permit

    05/31/2016 2:58:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | May 31, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Germantown, MD – An inspection of Germantown Reproductive Health Services (GRHS) conducted last fall discovered that the late-term abortion facility had been operating without a current medical laboratory permit. Late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, who is under investigation by the House Select Panel on Infant Lives, commits abortions at GRHS in Germantown, Maryland, throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Operation Rescue has obtained a copy of the inspection report dated September 25, 2015, that cites GRHS for failing to maintain a current medical laboratory permit. It allowed its permit to expire in August, 2013. The abortion facility was also cited for...
  • Why was fraud Alex Haley quoted at inauguration? Similarities between famed author, Barack Obama

    02/07/2013 1:13:27 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 41 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 2-7-2013 | Jack Cashill
    At the inauguration just past, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee shoehorned a quote by Alex Haley into his introduction of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. “The late Alex Haley, the author of ‘Roots,’ lived his life by these six words: ‘Find the good and praise it,’” said Alexander. “Today we praise the American tradition of transferring or reaffirming immense power as we inaugurate the president of the United States.” Ads by Google No More 2-Day Workweeks Congress should work 5 days a week, not 2. Agree? Sign the petition. NoLabels.org Join with Billy Graham, Declare: "I still have hope...
  • Annapolis Commemorates arrival of Kunte Kinte, life of Leonard Blackshear

    09/30/2006 4:19:10 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine · 18 replies · 471+ views
    The Capital ^ | September 30, 2006 | Nicole Young
    Kunte Kinte, Alex Haley, and Leonard Blackshear - three lives that have forever changed the face of Annapolis.Last night, more than a hundred people joined the bronze children around the statue of Alex Haley as if they were listening to stories from the book that forever lay open in his lap during the annual commemoration of the arrival of Kunte Kinte in America in 1767.Snip"Would we be here today if Alex Haley and Leonard Blackshear had not decided to explore their rich heritage?" asked Anne Jenkins, a poet and long-time Annapolis resident.Snip"History is a powerful source and a shining light,"...
  • Annapolis Celebrates its "Roots"

    06/13/2002 8:43:51 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine · 9 replies · 60+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2002 | Penny Riordan
    ANNAPOLIS – For Chris Haley, yesterday was the culmination of a storynearly 230 years in the making, as the third and last phase of the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial was dedicated at the foot of the City Dock here. About 150 people sweltered during the dedication ceremony along the concrete wall of the dock, where elected leaders unveiled 10 plaques on pedestals telling the story of the late Alex Haley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Roots,” and his quest to document his family’s history from its African origins to present day. “It is unbelievable that it has grown into an almost national...
  • TV Review: Did We Really Need a Roots Remake? No, but …

    05/30/2016 11:03:36 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 80 replies
    The Root ^ | May 30, 2016 | MARTIN JOHNSON
    I vividly recall the original iteration of the TV miniseries Roots. It was January 1977, and I was 17. Like most young people that age, my life was rapidly growing independent of my parents, who were increasingly consumed by the vagaries of their workplaces. Yet, when the series debuted, it was must-see TV in the Johnson household. We stopped what we were doing and watched it together and enthusiastically each night. We even cheered during the show, notable since we were often too darned middle class to cheer while watching football games on TV. The miniseries cleaned up during awards...
  • Obama’s Fancy New Mansion Is Located 1,000 Feet From The Islamic Center Of Washington DC

    05/26/2016 6:38:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/26/2016 | Eric Owens
    The mammoth, multi-million-dollar mansion where resident Barack Obama and his family will reportedly live after the first family exits the White House is located 1,096 feet from the Islamic Center of Washington — one of the largest mosques in the Western Hemisphere. ... The exterior of the Islamic Center features horseshoe arches, Arabic script and tall, ornate minaret. The building is surrounded by an array of flags representing the countries of the world where Islam is the state-sanctioned religion. ... In addition to the Islamic Center of Washington, the embassy of Oman and the former embassy of Iran are very...
  • Two officers in Freddie Gray case sue state’s attorney for defamation

    05/25/2016 7:41:26 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    MSM News ^ | 25 May 2016 | Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector
    Two officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are suing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for defamation and invasion of privacy. Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter, who are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 25-year-old’s death last April, filed the lawsuit against Mosby, Baltimore sheriff’s office Maj. Sam Cogen and the state of Maryland on May 2, according to Baltimore Circuit Court records made public Wednesday. The officers claim that Mosby and Cogen knew the statement of charges filed against the officers and other statements made by Mosby at a May 1, 2015, news conference announcing...
  • FBI: Illegal Alien Gang Members Murdered Victims 30 Minutes From U.S. Immigration Headquarters ( Md)

    05/24/2016 7:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/24/2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Just beyond the shadows of the White House and U.S. Capitol, three illegal alien members of the notorious Salvadorian street gang MS-13 were convicted last Friday of a slew of violent crimes including openly shooting one guy and viciously stabbing and hacking up another, as well as engaging in racketeering, weapons crimes, and other various no good, very bad things. Jorge Enrique Moreno-Aguilar (aka Flaco and Castigato), Juan Alberto Ortiz-Orellana (aka Chele and Furia) and Minor Perez-Chach (aka Minor Chach-Perez, Little Bad and Bryant Sacarias), all from Maryland, were convicted last week in the U.S. District Court in Maryland. From...
  • Ferguson activist accused of prostituting a 17-year-old girl

    05/24/2016 8:07:40 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 13 replies
    Washington Pest ^ | 5/24/16 | Peter Holley
    A well-known activist who played a significant role assisting Black Lives Matter activists and other demonstrators in Ferguson and Baltimore was arrested last month in Prince George’s County and charged with prostitution and human trafficking. Police accuse Charles Wade — founder of Operation Help or Hush — of using online ads to organize meetings between a 17-year-old girl and Johns who paid her for sex, according to court documents. Wade was arrested, the documents state, on suspicion of setting up a meeting April 25 at a Howard Johnson Inn in College Park, where the teenager agreed to have sex with...
  • Prominent Black Lives Matter Activist Arrested for Pimping 17-Year-Old Girl

    05/19/2016 9:45:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Root ^ | May 19 2016 | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
    Ferguson, Mo., activist Charles Wade, who co-founded Operation Help or Hush, was arrested and charged with seven counts, including felonies for human trafficking, after an undercover cop responded to a Backpage.com ad for sex.Ferguson, Mo., activist Charles Wade, who has been a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement and is credited with co-founding the nonprofit Operation Help or Hush, was arrested in April and charged with human trafficking and prostitution. According to the Daily Caller, Wade was arrested after an undercover officer answered a Backpage.com ad listing for a 23-year-old prostitute. When the officer arrived at the Howard...
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested On Charges Of Child Trafficking

    05/19/2016 8:21:41 PM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | May 119, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Charles Wade was arrested in April on prostitution and child trafficking charges. On April 25, he really got himself in a fix. He was arrested and charged with human trafficking and several prostitution-related charges. The police report notes, that as part of the charges, he is accused of allegedly pimping out a 17 year old girl in Prince George’s County, Maryland. So far, the Mainstream Media has been reluctant to share Mr. Wade’s current legal troubles. The Obama White House has no comment as well. Read more at http://dcwhispers.com/black-lives-matter-leader-arrested-charges-human-trafficking/#KRqBJWXVUZ8eSGVD.99
  • Black Lives Matter Activist Accused of Trafficking 17-Year-Old Girl

    05/19/2016 2:23:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    jezebel.com ^ | 5/18/2016 | Anna Merlan
    A prominent Black Lives matter activist in St. Louis was arrested in April and faces charges of human trafficking and prostitution against a 17-year-old girl. The activist, Charles Wade, said in a statement that he was helping the girl, who he believed to be 20, obtain temporary housing. Wade runs Operation Help or Hush, a charity that says it provides housing, food assistance and other forms of direct aid to both activists and local residents in general. Conservative news site The Daily Caller appears to have been the first to run a story about his arrest, but copies of the...
  • The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie-Show trial against officer ends in acquittal

    05/24/2016 5:16:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 24, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie Show trial against officer ends in acquittal. May 24, 2016 Matthew Vadum    A white Baltimore police officer accused of wrongdoing in the highly politicized death of black career criminal Freddie Gray last year that sparked days of rioting has been completely exonerated by the courts. No matter what Baltimore's corrupt Democrat-controlled political machine tries, it can't manage to convict anyone in the unusual April 19, 2015 death of Gray, a 25-year-old man with a long arrest record. Gray passed away a week after his arrest after apparently suffering ultimately fatal injuries during...
  • Maryland high court issues opinion in Gray case

    05/20/2016 7:49:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 10:45 AM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Maryland’s highest court has released an opinion explaining its recent decision to force an officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray to testify against his colleagues. The Maryland Court of Appeals issued its opinion Friday. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbara writes that compelling Officer William Porter to testify while he awaits retrial is not a violation of his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself. …
  • Judge in Freddie Gray-Officer Trial Grills Prosecutors

    05/19/2016 12:24:33 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    nbcwashington ^ | Juliet Linderman
    <p>A judge aggressively questioned prosecutors Thursday about why they charged an officer with assault in the arrest of Freddie Gray, and asked whether every officer who makes an arrest without probable cause should be charged with a crime.</p> <p>Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams grilled prosecutors during their closing arguments in the bench trial of Officer Edward Nero, who was one of three officers who chased Gray when he ran after making eye contact with an officer. Once Gray was in custody, officers found a knife on him, but the judge previously ruled that the knife's legality wouldn't be part of the trial.</p>
  • The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob LIE

    05/24/2016 3:33:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 24,2016 | Mathew Vadum
    A white Baltimore police officer accused of wrongdoing in the highly politicized death of black career criminal Freddie Gray last year that sparked days of rioting has been completely exonerated by the courts.
  • Travesty in Baltimore, Next Chapter: Officer Acquitted in Second Freddie Gray Trial

    05/23/2016 6:18:27 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    nationalreview ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The officer should not have been charged in the first place. The second officer to be tried in the Baltimore prosecutions arising out of Freddie Gray’s death in April 2015 has been acquitted in a bench trial. The case against the officer, Edward Nero, was among the most inane brought by the incompetent, race-baiting prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby. As we’ve previously recounted, Gray died after suffering a severe spinal injury while in custody in a police van. Back in December, the first officer to be tried, William G. Porter, got a mistrial after a hung jury and is to be retried...
  • What Really Went Down in Baltimore (Long article)

    05/23/2016 2:08:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Baltimore. Freddie Gray. Arresting officer Edward Nero found not guilty on all charges. Not guilty on every single charge. He rejected a jury trial and chose a bench trial. For those of you in Rio Linda, that means he let the judge decide. It was a wise, wise move. He obviously figured he couldn't get a fair and impartial jury in Baltimore, given the racial component here. Now, this case... Let's go back and listen to Marilyn Mosby. She's the state attorney here, and this is the day -- it's May 1st of 2015, a little over...
  • Officer Edward Nero acquitted in Freddie Gray case

    05/23/2016 10:50:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’ve been expecting this news for a while and now it’s official. The bench trial for Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero – he of the Freddie Gray case – has come to a close and Nero was found not guilty on all charges. NBC News has the breaking story with ongoing updates One of the six officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty on all counts in Baltimore on Monday.Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams cleared Officer Edward Nero of charges of assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.Nero, 30, was one of two...
  • Baltimore Police Officer Found Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Death

    05/23/2016 8:42:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mariam Khan
    A judge found Baltimore police officer Edward Nero not guilty today on all four charges for his role in the events leading up to the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Nero, 30, had been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office, all stemming from his actions during the initial stop and arrest of Gray, who suffered a catastrophic spinal injury while in police custody. Gray died one week later on April 19, 2015, and his death sparked days of violent protests in Baltimore.
  • Freddie Gray Arresting Officer Edward Nero Found Not Guilty On All Charges

    05/23/2016 8:07:04 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 75 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 05/23/2016 | News wire
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Freddie Gray arresting officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty on all counts by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Nero faced charges of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office. Nero waived his right to a trial by jury. His bench trial began May 12 and final arguments were heard Thursday. Gray, a 25-year-old black man from the Sandtown area of Baltimore, died on April 19, 2015 of a spinal cord injury he sustained while in police custody. His death set off more than a week of protests followed by...
  • Freddie Gray case--Officer Nero found not guilty of all charges

    05/23/2016 8:03:53 AM PDT · by TheConservator · 27 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/23/2016 | Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector
    Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty of all charges by a judge Monday morning for his role in the arrest of Freddie Gray. Nero, 30, had been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office, all related to his role in Gray's initial...
  • Freddie Gray case: Officer Nero found not guilty of all charges

    05/23/2016 8:02:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 101 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector
    Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty of all charges by a judge Monday morning for his role in the arrest of Freddie Gray. Nero, 30, had been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office, all related to his role in Gray's initial detention and arrest on April 12, 2015.
  • Diocese of Maryland takes up reparations

    05/20/2016 6:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Episcopal News Service ^ | May 17, 2016 | M. Dion Thompson
    Young protesters from the Baltimore uprising share their experience and hope to the Diocese of Maryland convention. Delegates began the work of what reparations for the sin of racism and slavery to determine what that might look like. At its recent convention, the Diocese of Maryland took the first of what could be many small steps to engage the issue of reparations and set aside money to help heal the centuries-old wounds of slavery. Though the resolution that anchored the conversation, known as “Reparations Investment,” was referred to Diocesan Council for further review, its appearance marked a beginning for the...
  • Maryland: 83 Percent of Obamacare Enrollments Are Medicaid

    05/17/2016 2:54:46 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard By Jeryl Bier 10:49 AM, May 16, 2016 ^ | The Weekly Standard By Jeryl Bier 10:49 AM, May 16, 2016 | The Weekly Standard By Jeryl Bier 10:49 AM, May 16, 2016
    The Maryland Health Connection is the state's Obamacare Marketplace. Monday, an agency press release noted that Maryland "has cut by 40 percent the number of Marylanders who were eligible for private insurance coverage when the state marketplace began three years ago." However, the breakdown of that statistic reveals that only 165,000 out of more than one million sign-ups are non-Medicaid enrollments. When the exchange opened three years ago, an estimated 405,000 people were eligible for private coverage. Three years later, that number has fallen to 240,000. But the press release notes that including Medicaid over one million have been enrolled...
  • Nothing Changed Yesterday—And Trump Is Still Not on the Path to Nomination

    04/21/2016 8:20:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 124 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/20/2016 | Jeremy Carl
    Before we begin debunking, let’s start with the obvious: It was undoubtedly a good night for Trump and unsurprisingly so, as NR’s Henry Olsen predicted on election eve. Trump looks to have taken 90 delegates and 60 percent of the vote, somewhat better than projections, although most election-eve forecasts had him taking at least 85 or so of New York’s 95 delegates (Olsen had him pegged for 87). But despite his victory, Trump got only a very modest bump from New York last night. And despite the breathless TV and print commentary from our New York–centered media, he still faces...
  • Queering the University of Maryland

    05/16/2016 7:59:44 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 33 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 14, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    But the state-funded University of Maryland had described its "Queer Beyond Repair" symposium as laying the groundwork for a total and complete revolution, away from "imperial rule and anti-blackness" to exploring "the psychic and material structures of liberal politics itself." It goes on: "This queerness insists on forms of reinvention, if not defiance, in excess of the states of decay we have inherited or the symptoms of disrepair we have learned to uncover. It asks us to be estranged from the present as is, even as we acknowledge the limit conditions set by our fear of or incuriosity about what...