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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 · 58 replies ^ | 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)
  • City with Highest Per Capita Murder Rate Starts Defense Fund for Illegal Aliens

    03/13/2018 10:06:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 13, 2018
    Less than a year after Baltimore prosecutors ordered staff not to charge illegal immigrants with minor, non-violent crimes because it could get the offenders deported, Maryland’s largest city will hire immigration attorneys to help those facing removal. It’s important to note that Baltimore has the nation’s highest per capita homicide rate and has been coined the deadliest big city in the United States by a mainstream newspaper. Nevertheless, a city panel approved spending $200,000 this month to pay for lawyers to represent illegal aliens with deportation orders. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says in a local news report that the goal...
  • 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...
  • RNC Chairwoman: DNC ‘Must Address’ Ellison’s Relationship With Farrakhan

    03/10/2018 8:59:26 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Jack Heretik March 9, 2018 | Jack Heretik
    Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has called on Democratic counterpart Tom Perez to explain Rep. Keith Ellison's (D., Minn.) relationship with noted anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Ellison, the Democratic National Committee's vice chairman, claimed recently he hadn't had contact with Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, since 2006. However, the pair have been together at least three times since 2010. His untrue claims earned a "four Pinocchios" rating from the Washington Post fact checker. Questions over their relationship were reignited following anti-Semitic speech Farrakhan gave in February. The speech also criticized Ellison for having distanced himself from the...
  • Federal Judge Secures Massive DACA Win For Trump… Changes Underway For Illegal Immigrants

    03/06/2018 8:20:24 PM PST · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 6, 2018 | Randy DeSoto
    President Donald Trump lauded a win in a federal court affirming his authority to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program — initiated by former President Barack Obama by executive action in 2012 — allows those who arrived in the United States before they turned 16 the ability to apply for renewable two-year deferments on deportation. “Federal Judge in Maryland has just ruled that ‘President Trump has the right to end DACA,'” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “President Obama had 8 years to fix this problem, and didn’t. I am waiting for the Dems, they are running for the...
  • First LNG Cargo Sets Sail from Maryland’s Cove Point Export Terminal

    03/06/2018 3:01:00 PM PST · by Oatka · 24 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Mar 05, 2018 | gCaptain Staff
    Photo at link (give 'em some hits) The first cargo of liquefied natural gas has set sail from the Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG export terminal in Maryland, where the newly constructed liquefaction facility is undergoing final commissioning. The commissioning cargo of natural gas left the Cove Point facility on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday, March 1, according to Dominion Energy. The cargo was loaded onboard the LNG tanker, Gemmata. Shell NA LNG is providing the natural gas needed for liquefaction during the commissioning process. Once commissioning is complete, the Cover Point terminal will produce LNG for ST Cove Point,...
  • Court Ruling Could Banish Memorial Crosses from Arlington Cemetery

    03/05/2018 10:45:28 PM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Todd ^ | March 4, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    There is a very real possibility that war memorial crosses at Arlington National Cemetery could be in jeopardy, a federal judge warned in a chilling dissent to a court case involving the fate of a 90-year-old monument honoring soldiers in Bladensburg, Maryland. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to revisit an October decision that declared the 90-year-old "Peace Cross" was unconstitutional because it rests on public property. The monument is a memorial to the 49 men from Prince George's County, Maryland who died fighting for liberty in World War I. The memorial, paid for by the...
  • Federal judge dismisses challenge to Trump's move to end DACA

    03/05/2018 9:14:38 PM PST · by wardaddy · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2018 | Manchester
    A federal judge in Maryland on Monday dismissed a challenge to President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). "This Court does not like the outcome of this case, but is constrained by its constitutionally limited role to the result that it has reached," Judge Roger Titus said in his opinion. "Hopefully, the Congress and the President will finally get their job done."
  • Exclusive: I-66 toll construction to take down 2-year old high-tech traffic management system

    03/05/2018 8:24:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 31, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — The two-year-old high-tech system that allows the Interstate 66 “red X” lanes to be opened outside of rush hour will be taken down within the next 12 months, WTOP has learned.The active traffic management system, which includes digital signs over each lane on a stretch of about 12 miles of I-66 just outside the Capital Beltway, cost $39 million. Work began in 2013; the system was first activated in September 2015.Construction on two HOV or toll lanes in each direction between the Beltway and Gainesville is set to ramp up this spring, and that will disrupt the system....
  • I-66 tolls, longer HOV hours not slowing alternative routes, data show

    03/05/2018 6:39:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    WTOP ^ | February 21, 2018 | Max Smith
    FAIRFAX, Va. — Both Interstate 66 tolls for solo drivers and expanded HOV hours have not slowed traffic on most major parallel routes during the morning rush hour, Virginia transportation officials said Tuesday.A new analysis — which found the average daily toll paid in January was $12.37 — also showed that even an increased number of cars on some roads like U.S. Route 50 did not significantly change travel times in January, compared with the same time a year earlier.“What we’re still seeing is the project is working as intended,” said Nick Donohue, Virginia’s deputy transportation secretary.The Virginia Department of...
  • 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.
  • Del. Neil Parrott Seeks 'Castle Doctrine' for Maryland

    02/28/2018 9:20:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Herald Mail Media ^ | Feb 28, 2018 | Tamela Baker
    When should a resident be permitted to use deadly force against an intruder? Whenever an unlawful entry is made, according to legislation proposed by Del. Neil Parrott, R-Washington. Parrott made his case this week in the House Judiciary Committee, telling members that 34 other states already have the "castle doctrine," which permits deadly force. Parrott's bill, he said, allows a person to defend himself against anyone who has made an unlawful entry into a dwelling — and to use any degree of physical force necessary. "Why do we need it? Well, because people need to be able to protect themselves...
  • 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.
  • C.D.C. Employee Is Missing Nearly Two Weeks After Leaving Work Sick

    02/25/2018 6:14:28 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 160 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/25/2018 | Christina Caron
    The authorities in Atlanta announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case of a missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who disappeared about two weeks ago. The employee, Timothy J. Cunningham, 35, was promoted to commander in the United States Public Health Service in July, his family said. According to the police, he was last seen on Feb. 12. “I feel like I’m in a horrible ‘Black Mirror’ episode,” Commander Cunningham’s sister, Tiara Cunningham, said in a phone interview on Saturday. “I’m kind of lost without him, to be quite honest.”...
  • It's not just homicides that have increased in Baltimore — commercial robberies are up 88 percent

    02/24/2018 8:40:32 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Jessica Anderson
    While the three-year spike in violent crime in Baltimore draws most of the attention, business owners across the city have suffered a similar increase in commercial robberies. Such crime has risen 88 percent in the last five years, from 560 commercial robberies in 2013 to more than 1,000 last year. Business owners are also complaining of threats outside their stores: drug dealing, intimidation, stabbings and shootings. They’re fighting back with security measures — guards, surveillance cameras, door buzzer systems — moving out of the city or, in some cases, shutting down altogether. “Our members are very concerned,” said Cailey Locklair...
  • Trump: John Kerry May Be The ‘Worst Negotiator I’ve Ever Seen’

    02/24/2018 6:28:11 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 48 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 02/23/2018 | BENNY JOHNSON
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — During his CPAC speech, Donald Trump took a moment to savage Barack Obama, John Kerry and the Iran nuclear deal as the “worst negotiated” deal in history. “We declined to certify the terrible, one-sided Iran nuclear deal,” Trump said to cheers from the crowd. “That was a horrible deal.” “Whoever heard — you give $150 billion to a nation that has no respect for you whatsoever?” Trump asked. “They are saying death to America while they are signing the agreement.” Trump took direct aim at Kerry, who was secretary of state and helped negotiate the agreement...
  • Abbas: Results of medical checks are 'positive and assuring' [Baltimore]

    02/23/2018 4:29:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 23, 2018 | Adam Rasgon
    Abbas, 82, will be returning to the West Bank on Friday after what officials described as "ordinary" checks in the US city of Baltimore. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said he received “positive and assuring” results for medical examinations he underwent at hospital in the United States The PA president underwent routine medical checks on Thursday at a hospital in Maryland, according to a Palestinian official. “Praise God all of the results are positive and assuring,” Abbas said in an interview with official PA television. The Wafa report did not provide details about which examinations Abbas underwent. Abbas...
  • USA Today names Baltimore 'the nation's most dangerous city' (Liberalism works alert)

    02/20/2018 3:33:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Baltimore Sum ^ | February 20, 2018 | Justin Fenton
    Baltimore’s highest-ever per capita homicide rate in 2017 also made it the deadliest big city in the country, USA Today reported Monday. Though official data from the FBI won’t be available until later in the year, USA Today reviewed the homicide rates in the nation’s 50 largest cities and Baltimore came out on top. The 342 homicides the city experienced in 2017 were a 17 percent increase over the prior year, and translated to a rate of 56 killed per 100,000 people. That easily outpaced New Orleans and Detroit, which both had about 40 killings per 100,000 people, according to...
  • Is It Safe in Baltimore?

    02/18/2018 6:57:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | February 18, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    “Two Baltimore detectives were convicted Monday of robbery and racketeering,” the Washington Post reported, “in a trial that laid bare shocking crimes committed by an elite police unit and surfaced new allegations of widespread corruption in the city’s police department.” Before reaching the guilty verdicts, Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise presented the 12-member jury with “things more horrible in some cases than you ever could have imagined.” Test your own imagination: * Four police officers, already convicted of felonies, testified in amazing detail to routinely violating the rights of citizens in order to steal cash and property worth hundreds of...
  • Cold doesn't freeze out progress on I-81

    02/15/2018 11:00:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | January 17, 2018 | Mike Lewis
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The widening of Interstate 81 from West Virginia into Maryland remains on track to be finished in 2020. "Work is still continuing in the cold," Stephen Bucy said Wednesday. Bucy, an engineer with the Maryland Department of Transportation, reported on the project and other Interstate 81 work Wednesday afternoon during a meeting of the Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization's Interstate Council in Martinsburg. The current I-81 work is widening the highway from two to three lanes in each direction from about U.S. 11 (Exit 23) in West Virginia across the Potomac River to Md. 63/68 (Exit 1)...