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  • Kelly File: Video of Donta Allen Interview

    06/29/2015 6:06:43 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 10 replies
    Fox News/Kelly File Live Broadcast | 6/29/2015 | Watching the Kelly File
    Watching the Kelly File right now where she is breaking some news, discussing the Freddy Gray case. You all may remember the news article about Donta Allen stating that he heard Freddy Gray "trying to hurt himself" inside the van. These claims he later denied to the media, claiming he never even spoke to an investigator. Well, according to Kelly, in a massive evidence dump today, not only did Donta Allen say what the original news article claimed, but the interview is on video. On that video he says "he was trying to hurt himself." Kelly is saying there's no...
  • Evidence in Freddie Gray case is vast and varied

    06/29/2015 3:20:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Ian Duncan
    Prosecutors turned over vast trove of evidence to lawyers representing six police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, court documents show — including some 8,000 pages of the officers' emails, CCTV videos and statements by more than a dozen civilians. The officers' attorneys will now have the job of wading through the evidence — which prosecutors estimated amounts to 52 gigabytes of digitial files — searching for details that could help clear their clients or damning information to be blunted.
  • Baltimore prosecutors release witness list in Gray case

    06/29/2015 2:37:42 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6-29-15 | Donna Owens
    Baltimore prosecutors have listed more than 30 potential witnesses, including an expert on forensic pathology and a DNA expert, in the trial of police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray in April. The list also includes police officers, detectives, firearms examiners and civilians, according to the filing in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The filing was among thousands of pages of print and electronic documents submitted by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby late on Friday, the deadline for prosecutors to share evidence with defense lawyers. The documents were made available on Monday. Six police officers have been charged in the...
  • Baltimore Is Hosting America's Largest Police Expo This Week (shortened)

    06/29/2015 10:24:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Eric Markowitz
    BALTIMORE, Md. -- If you've ever wondered where police get their military-style tanks or grenade launchers -- or even those fancy new hi-tech body cameras -- there's a good chance your local sheriff was pitched by a company here at the annual National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) conference, the country's largest trade show for cops, which kicked off Sunday evening in Baltimore, Maryland. Conference attendees include sheriffs and their staff, as well as jail adminstrators, members of the FBI, U.S. Marshals office, the DEA, police chiefs and U.S border control and customs agents.
  • SCOTUS ruling on same sex marriage mandates nationwide concealed carry reciprocity

    06/28/2015 11:10:19 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 15 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 6-26-15 | Bob Owens
    If you’re following any of the various media outlets this morning, you’re probably aware that the U.S. Supreme Court has just extended gay marriage to all 50 states. The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide, in a historic decision that invalidates gay marriage bans in more than a dozen states. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage. The outcome is...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore police open probe into new shooting of unarmed black man [who was a violent scumbag]

    06/27/2015 7:30:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | June 27, 2015 | John Clarke
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police have opened an investigation into the killing of an unarmed black man by law enforcement officers outside Baltimore, authorities said on Saturday, two months after the city was rocked by protests over the death of another African-American who was taken into custody. The latest incident unfolded in the Baltimore suburb of Owing Mills, where three officers fired at least 19 rounds and killed Spencer Lee McCain, 41, during a domestic disturbance on Thursday. The Baltimore County police's homicide unit is investigating, police said in a statement Saturday. A woman and two children were also in the...
  • State wants 2 trials for officers charged in Gray case

    06/26/2015 11:21:07 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Juliet Linderman
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby wants a judge to order a separate trial for two of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. In a motion filed Friday, Mosby asked a judge to allow two officers, William Porter and Lt. Brian Rice, to be tried separately from the four others. Porter and Rice are each charged with reckless endangerment, misconduct in office, second-degree assault and manslaughter, which is a felony. Mosby's motion does not explain her strategy for trying Porter and Rice separately from the others. Sgt. Alicia White faces the same charges as...
  • MLK’s Niece Pens Devastating Open Letter To Baltimore Mayor

    06/25/2015 6:02:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4/30/15 | B. Christopher Agee
    In response to widespread rioting and violence that brought the city to a standstill in recent days, activist Alveda King took Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to task for seemingly endorsing the mob’s destructive behavior. “Your invitation to ‘give space for those who want to destroy’ is unbelievable,” King wrote. “This interpretation of rights to free speech is dangerous Ma’am.”
  • Watch Out: Bill O’Reilly Has Declared War

    06/25/2015 6:46:37 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/25 | Ken Tucker
    “You want a war? You got a war!” said O’Reilly, his earthy baritone raising in volume like that of a great opera singer. What would this war be about, you ask? O’Reilly’s lead-off segment, his patented “Talking Points Memo,” was titled “Demonizing America As A Racist Nation.” In it, he said he believes some on the “far left”—O’Reilly never says “left”; it’s always the “far left,” as opposed to regular guest Bernard Goldberg, who calls liberals “the hard left”—are promoting the idea that “white Americans are actively trying to keep black Americans down.” In the wake of recent events such...
  • Freddy Gray Autopsy Report Deals Blow to Murder Charges(so let's talk about removing flags instead)

    06/25/2015 6:09:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    nat review ^ | 6/24/15 | a mccarthy
    Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has withheld the autopsy report on Freddie Gray from defense counsel and the public for nearly two months. It is the report on which she relied to file murder and other charges against six police officers, even though the investigation into Mr. Gray’s death was not close to being complete. Now, just two days before Friday’s court deadline for the state to disclose the report to the defense, it has been leaked to the Baltimore Sun. The Sun’s story makes it easier to understand why Ms. Mosby wanted the autopsy kept under wraps. It raises additional...
  • Law Professor: Freddie Gray Autopsy Is ‘Very, Very Helpful To The Defense’

    06/24/2015 1:29:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 24, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    The autopsy conducted on Freddie Gray helps the case of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the 25-year-old’s death, a law professor tells The Daily Caller. John Banzhaf, a law professor at George Washington University, also says that the autopsy, a review of which was published Tuesday by The Baltimore Sun, indicates that Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby “downplayed” the medical examiner’s findings when she publicly announced charges against the officers on May 1. “I think this autopsy report is very, very helpful to the defense in many ways,” Banzhaf told The Daily Caller in a phone interview....
  • Meet Marilyn Mosby: The Baltimore Prosecutor in the Eye of the Storm

    06/23/2015 7:59:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Vogue ^ | The July 2015 Issue | Heidi Mitchell, photographed by Annie Leibovitz
    When Baltimore’s young prosecutor Marilyn Mosby filed charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, she leaped onto the national stage—as heroine and lightning rod.It was 21 minutes that would change her life and send ripples of both outrage and relief across the country. On the first day of May, as a battalion of lawyers stood on the steps of Baltimore’s War Memorial, state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby stepped up to the podium and did what no lead prosecutor in America had done in many turbulent months: bring swift and severe charges against police officers in the death...
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has ‘very advanced and very aggressive’ cancer

    06/23/2015 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/15 | Dan Calabrese
    But doctors give him a good chance of beating it Very shocking news out of Annapolis yesterday, as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan - who was just elected this past November - announced that he has a “very advanced and very aggressive” form of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. But the good news, which should serve as the basis of hopeful and confident prayers on the part of many, is that Hogan’s doctors actually give him a good chance of beating it. Below is a seven-minute clip from yesterday’s press conference in which Hogan himself made the announcement. Hogan is 59, and he’s going...
  • Batts: More Baltimore cops likely to be arrested, forced out as result of reforms

    06/22/2015 6:35:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    PoliceOne ^ | June 22, 2015 | Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun
    More Baltimore police officers likely face arrest as the result of reforms in a scandal-ridden department that requires "wholesale change," Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wrote in a wide-ranging opinion piece published in The Baltimore Sun. "Our reform efforts will very likely see more police officers arrested," Batts wrote. "We will have more officers who are forced out because their outdated, outmoded views of policing do not match the standards the community expects and demands." The piece was published Friday on The Sun's website and appears in Sunday's print editions. Batts, appointed commissioner nearly three years ago, said he inherited a...
  • (Baltimore mayor) Rawlings-Blake to head U.S. Conference of Mayors

    06/22/2015 1:45:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 18, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is in San Francisco this weekend to be sworn in as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors — a position she says she'll use to advocate for fixes to Baltimore's entrenched problems. "The systemic issues we have in cities ... are problems we cannot solve alone," she said in an interview. "I intend to use my role as president to advocate for those very specific needs, whether it's food access, education, poverty or neighborhood investment." Rawlings-Blake will become the first African-American woman to hold the influential leadership position, and the first Baltimorean.
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces cancer diagnosis

    06/22/2015 1:08:31 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | Mon June 22, 2015 | Tom LoBianco
    Gov Hogan has cancer may step down.
  • Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake named President of US Conference of Mayors

    06/22/2015 7:59:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 22, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The US Conference of Mayors kicked off their 83rd annual meeting this weekend and as part of the proceedings they named their new president for the coming year. The lucky winner was Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. No, seriously. I’m not kidding. ... As noted in the local Baltimore coverage, there were some observers who were immediately skeptical regarding this selection. Given all of the recent… activity in Charm City, isn’t she a bit busy? There’s a big trial coming up involving some of her police officers, her State’s Attorney is taking on water like a submarine with a screen door...
  • ESPN Radio Host: "It is White Peoples Responsibility to Fix Racism"

    06/22/2015 9:56:19 AM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/22/15 | Aurelius
    ESPN radio host and TV commentator Bomani Jones wrote in a series of emotional messages on Twitter yesterday that "it is white people's responsibility to fix racism" and that white people need to think about their "complicity in the racism of America." In the tweets, which were first reported by the Social Memo, Jones called out "white supremacy" and "privilege," while also saying that liberals and conservatives are part of that structure, if they're white. Over the course of a few hours, Jones went from analyzing racism in the United States to telling white people that they need to analyze...
  • 'White racism,' NRA are to blame for lax gun rules, Martin O'Malley says

    06/21/2015 8:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 21, 2015 | Cathleen Decker
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley suggested Sunday that Congress had fallen under the sway of "white racism" and the political force of the National Rifle Assn. in refusing to respond with new laws to a cascade of shooting incidents in recent years.. Speaking before the nation’s mayors, gathered in San Francisco, O’Malley pointed to gun restrictions passed when he was governor of Maryland to ban assault weapons, enforce background checks and tighten permitting procedures -- efforts that have been blocked at the national level by Republicans, and some Democrats, in Congress. "One of the sad triumphs of white racism is...
  • The Left Is Eating Itself

    06/21/2015 9:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In the hot days of summer, the progressive revolution that took over cities and even the national government is frenziedly devouring itself. The media is pounding away at Hillary Clinton, not because it cares about her foundation’s dirty deals or the contents of her email server, but because it doesn’t trust her ideological commitment. If the media were sure of that, both stories would have been treated like Benghazi; mocked, ridiculed, falsely fact checked and then buried in a haunted Indian graveyard under the New York Times building at midnight. Instead the media pined for Elizabeth Warren. When the Native...
  • Scoop: 25 questions the Koch brothers want every 2016 candidate to answer

    06/18/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, wants a lot more hard information from the crowded field of presidential contenders before deciding what to do with its considerable resources. The group is pressing every 2016 candidate to detail on the record their plans for economic growth, deficit reduction, entitlement reform, criminal justice and even foreign policy. The tax-exempt entity, a key node in a constellation of conservative entities that aims to spend $889 million before the next White House election, distributed a detailed survey Thursday to...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Why is Obama giving up on gun laws?

    06/21/2015 7:04:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 june 2015 | Clarence Page
    Witnesses say the white gunman who killed nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., was quite vocal about his motives: He wanted to kill black people. Sylvia Johnson, whose cousin the Rev. Clementa Pinckney was one of three ministers killed in the church, said a survivor of the horror told her the shooter muttered, "I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go." In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary Facebook photos and other evidence suggest...
  • Are Baltimore Police Engaged in a Low-Profile Work Slowdown to Protest Oversight?

    06/20/2015 8:06:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    AllGov ^ | June 20, 2015 | Steve Straehley
    Freddie Gray died in the custody of Baltimore police in April. Six officers have been charged in the death, which is said to have occurred due to spinal injuries he suffered while being thrown about the back of a police van during a rough ride to the station. But now Baltimore police are playing the victim card. They’ve engaged in a work slowdown that has resulted in a 43% decline in arrests citywide from April to May, and as high as 90% in some neighborhoods, according to Doug Donovan and Colin Campbell of The Baltimore Sun. Some say it’s because...
  • FEMA Denies Baltimore Request For Disaster Aid To Cover Riot Expenses

    06/19/2015 10:12:12 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 06-19-2015 | Sundance
    Well, well, well – what do you know, FEMA gets it right. The taxpayers are spared from having to bail out Baltimore’s inept leadership. Almost immediately: “the wheels on the bus go whaa – whaa – whaa”… Up next: “FEMA is racist”.
  • Woman Calls for Race War at Scene of Church Shooting

    06/19/2015 1:54:41 PM PDT · by tschatski · 198 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 6-19-15 | Lee Stranahan
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina — During an interview Breitbart News conducted with people gathered outside the Mother Emmanuel American Methodist Church in Charleston, where Wednesday’s deadly shooting left nine black churchgoers dead, a woman called for a “race war” and discussed black anger.
  • Hillary says she'd vote against 'Fast Track' without guarantee on worker aid

    06/19/2015 4:03:04 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 19, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    Hillary Clinton said she would vote against the "Fast Track" trade bill passed by the House on Thursday if she were still in the Senate, unless she was "absolutely confident" trade adjustment assistance would be provided. Clinton's comment that she would not approve "Fast Track," which is a tool for negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, came during an interview with Jon Ralston on Thursday night, following her appearance at the NALEO conference in Las Vegas, Nev. "At this point, probably not because it's a process vote and I don't want to say it's the same as TPP," Clinton...
  • Prosecutors say attempts to remove Mosby from Freddie Gray case 'distort facts'

    06/19/2015 3:09:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 19, 2015 | Kevin Rector
    Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby's office has fired back at a defense argument that she should be removed from prosecuting six city police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray because of conflicts of interest, saying in a strongly-worded rebuttal the officers and their attorneys are distorting facts in the hope that "vitriol will trump logic.". The officers' attorneys have argued for weeks that Mosby and her office should be recused from the high-profile case because of conflicts of interest — including that Mosby could become a "central witness" in the case because her office communicated with...
  • A National Tragedy and a Partisan Response

    06/19/2015 3:03:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 19,2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why do black lives only seem to matter when white people take them? Why does the president of the United States think it’s proper to take a horrible racial tragedy in Charleston South Carolina as an excuse to bash America as the violence capital of the “advanced” world, and a prop for Democrats’ lust for gun control legislation in a state that already has it? Last year 82 people were shot over the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago. 16 of them died. The victims and the shooters were black.
  • How the liberal media sabotages #BlackLivesMatter in times of trouble

    06/19/2015 12:16:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I realize we’ve been hitting the South Carolina shooting and the disgusting, racist criminal who allegedly perpetrated the murders rather often since yesterday morning. Unfortunately, nothing as serious and tragic as this can unfold in America today without immediately becoming mired in multiple levels of political muck, generally before the first facts are even verified. In this case, the process continued well into the evening and will surely roll forward in the weeks to come. One aspect of the church shooting, however, seemed to offer at least a slim ray of hope in an otherwise dismal day. A consortium of...
  • While the corrupt media focuses on 9 shot in South Carolina, 11 were shot 3 dead

    06/18/2015 10:43:56 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 23 replies
    While the corrupt media focuses on 9 shot in South Carolina, 11 were shot 3 dead in Baltimore, Chicago and Philadelphia Guess who was doing the shooting?
  • Rand Paul to GOP: It's Time to Move Beyond the Second Amendment

    06/18/2015 7:11:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 18, 2015 | Emma Roller
    The senator from Kentucky continues to takes the road less traveled through the GOP primaries.Sen. Rand Paul took a risk Thursday. Speaking to an audience of religious conservatives in the wake of a racially charged shooting in South Carolina, Paul delicately suggested that Republicans might want to start focusing on other parts of the Bill of Rights than the Second Amendment. "Everybody is for the Second Amendment. All 55 candidates running for president are for the Second Amendment—on our side," Paul told the crowd. "But the thing is that a lot of young people, that might not be their primary...
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo Barberá
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis — now freely available online as an Editors’ Choice article —...
  • Baltimore light rail project gets new impetus after Freddie Gray death, riots

    06/17/2015 9:28:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | June 17, 2015 | Ian Simpson
    BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Maryland officials are eyeing a $2.9 billion light rail project long in the works for Baltimore as a way of combating the crushing poverty that fueled rioting in the city after the police-custody death of Freddie Gray. Backers say the proposed Red Line light rail project could speed city residents to jobs and help end the isolation of poor neighborhoods, some of which still bear the scars of race riots in the 1960s...
  • War Of Words Between Baltimore Mayor, City Police Union

    06/17/2015 6:33:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | June 16, 2015 | Christie Ileto
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A war of words plays out between Baltimore’s mayor and the union that represents city police. The union wants to know–did Stephanie Rawlings-Blake order police to stand down during violent riots that injured more than 100 officers. Christie Ileto with the tense exchange. Keeping the peace in Baltimore has been a struggle since April 27–both on the streets and now among city leaders–where a very public dispute is brewing between police brass, the union and the mayor. No one was prepared when tensions boiling exploded at Mondawmin Mall before sweeping the city. “They should have had all...
  • A tense week in the US ‘capital of police brutality’: Anger simmers in Baltimore

    06/16/2015 2:32:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Al Jazeera America's Fault Lines Program ^ | June 15, 2015 | Paul Abowd and Nikhil Swaminathan
    Our team arrived the day after Freddie Gray’s funeral—after watching Baltimore on fire the night before. High school kids had clashed with police, and a CVS at the corner of Pennsylvania and North Avenues was looted and burned—an image that would quickly be seared into the national consciousness. By the time we got to that intersection the next day, people were cleaning up the CVS. The mood was one of healing. People were playing music, dancing in the streets, and trying to get back on their feet and grapple with what had happened the night before—and to process an anger...
  • CBC criticizes Baltimore on water shut offs [Congressional Black Caucus]

    06/15/2015 11:41:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Baltimore Sun's Maryland Politics Blog ^ | June 15, 2015 | John Fritze
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus criticized Baltimore's efforts to disconnect water service for unpaid bills in a letter Monday that was focused primarily on utility privatization in Nigeria.. City officials announced in March they were sending shut-off notices to about 25,000 customers who owed a collective $40 million in overdue bills. The move prompted some activists to call for a moratorium on shut-offs in the city...
  • POLICE: ICE CREAM TRUCK DRIVER SHOT IN MARYLAND AS CHILDREN WATCHED

    06/15/2015 3:57:48 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 46 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | 06/14/2015 | staff
    Police say an ice cream truck driver in Maryland was gunned down as he was selling treats to children and a suspect has been arrested. Frederick police say 22-year-old Brandon Brown was fatally shot Saturday afternoon at Lucas Village, a subsidized housing complex. Lt. Clark Pennington, a police spokesman, says Brown drove into the community playing music to announce his arrival. He says children were lined up to buy ice cream when Brown stepped out of the truck and was approached by a man who shot him in the chest. Brown died at the scene.
  • Greenfield: The Democrats Have the Worst Presidential Candidates in America

    06/15/2015 8:29:55 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, June 14, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, June 14, 2015 The Democrats Have the Worst Presidential Candidates in America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog 15 And it’s true that the Republican Party is burdened with a surplus of overqualified candidates with name recognition; successful governors, smart young senators and even a celebrated surgeon and CEO. Meanwhile the Democratic Party’s “inevitable” candidate is inevitably generating financial scandals faster than her husband generated his inevitable sex scandals. Competing against her is Senator Bernie Sanders who is currently discussing 90 percent tax rates and why he believes women want to be raped. His winning campaign...
  • 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.
  • CNN anchor mocks 'pitiful' Hillary campaign watch party (Photos:Reuters,Baltimore Sun, Buzzfeed)

    The headline pretty much says it all.Only six people turned out for the relaunch the Royal Pantsuit's campaign speech in Iowa. One of them was a paid staff member. Average age was about 80. "Looking kind of pitiful. Meanwhile, Bernie the Marxist is trolling for votes in Iowa at the same time and pulling in crowds numbering in the hundreds. No word on the whereabouts of the other serious Democratic contender.
  • African-American Pro-Life Leaders Say Black Lives Matter, So They’re Protesting Abortion

    06/13/2015 9:43:53 PM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 10, 2015 | Christina Marie Bennett
    ‘Bloody Sunday’ is a moment forever etched in the history of the civil rights movement in America. What should have been a peaceful march for the rights of blacks to vote without hindrance became a gruesome scene of police brutality on display. Edmund Pettus Bridge - Selma Alabama State police force marchers to turn around at a March 1965 civil rights protest (Photo: Wikimedia) The images of police battering protestors on Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama gave the world a picture of the high price people would pay for human rights. With the widespread popularity of the Oscar-winning film...
  • Arrests in Baltimore plummet, and residents are fearful

    06/14/2015 5:25:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 13, 2015 | Doug Donovan and Colin Campbell
    Baltimore police arrested fewer people in May than in any month for at least three years, despite a surge in homicides and shootings across the city — triggering safety concerns among residents.. Several neighborhoods saw declines of more than 90 percent from April to May, while arrests in the West Baltimore area where Freddie Gray was arrested dropped by more than half during the same period, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis of police data. Citywide, arrests declined 43 percent from April to May. "I've noticed fewer police," said Steve Dixon, program director for the Penn North Recovery Center in...
  • Hillary takes the reins of Democratic Party after Obama defeat

    06/13/2015 11:42:23 AM PDT · by upchuck · 20 replies
    washington examiner ^ | June 13, 2015 | W. James Antle III
    Hillary Clinton's Saturday campaign reboot isn't just her first public rally. Coming a day after President Obama suffered an embarrassing legislative defeat, it is a changing of the guard for the Democratic Party. Make no mistake: while House Republicans also voted overwhelmingly against the president on a key trade bill Friday, it was his fellow Democrats who handed him the most stinging rebuke. Just 40 Democrats out of 188 voted with Obama. Nearly 80 percent of House Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, went against him. A mere two of the 10 Democrats representing Obama's home state of Illinois in...
  • A Notorious Gun-Grabber May Be Waiting in the Wings as Hillary’s Campaign Implodes

    06/13/2015 9:29:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/12/2015 | Debra Heine
    So who’s waiting in the wings with a humongous bankroll and a proven history of enforcing the type of big-government policies the Democrat faithful love? Click to the next page to find out. …when that time finally comes, and the inevitable euthanasia of Hillary Clinton’s political ambitions finally materializes, it won’t be Sanders who benefits. Nor will the other Lilliputian Democrat hopefuls, like Jim Webb, Lincoln Chaffee or Martin O’Malley. It’s going to be Mike Bloomberg.
  • With Hillary as front-runner, Mike needs to step in [What planet is this guy living on?]

    06/13/2015 3:13:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Times Ledger ^ | June 13, 2015 | Tom Allon, president of City & State NY, 2013 Republican and Liberal Party-backed mayoral candidate
    I’m a Democrat and I am very concerned about the upcoming presidential election. Our country’s ability to tackle all kinds of inequality—racial, gender, economic and the list goes on—largely hinges on the outcome of the 2016 election, and on whether or not Democrats prevail. I want to make clear that I don’t think all Republicans are completely misguided, just many of them, such as union-bashing Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and polarizing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and thuggish New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Moderates like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio—although too far to the right on many issues for me—at...
  • Fake White NAACP Leader Posed w/Fake Baltimore Prosecutor Mosby

    06/12/2015 7:18:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 12, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    (PHTO MONTAGE AT LINK) Spokane NAACP ‎@SpokaneNAACP Spokane NAACP President Dolezal meeting up with Marilyn Mosby, who will be attending the #NAACP2015AnnualConvention 1:55 PM - 22 May 2015 Things were going better for Rachel Dolezal, the white NAACP leader who was pretending to be black while apparently faking hate crimes against herself, and Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore State’s Attorney who attended to make her career by wrongly indicting six police officers of different races in the death of drug dealer Freddie Gray. Dolezal was outed as a fraud by her parents. She claimed that lying about being black was fine...
  • [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...
  • Local DJ attacked in possible gay bashing

    06/12/2015 9:52:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Baltimore City Paper's The News Hole ^ | June 12, 2015 | J.M. Giordano
    Steven Lemmerman, who DJs under the name DJ Lemz, and his partner Stuart Parlier were walking home from a drag show at Baltimore Soundstage last night when they were attacked at the corner of Charles and Fayette streets. "We were having a little fun walking back from the show," Lemmerman said in a phone interview this morning. "I was strutting and dancing in the crosswalk when this guy gunned his engine and tried to hit me. I tapped his hood with my palm and he rushed out of the car and went after Stuart first, which means to me that...