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  • Weary of protest, Baltimore activists seek change elsewhere

    07/23/2016 4:12:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 23, 2016 3:35 pm | JULIET LINDERMAN
    In this June 9, 2016 file photo, Arthur B. Johnson Jr., of Baltimore, demonstrates alone outside Baltimore's Courthouse East on the first day of the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore. More than a year after Freddie Gray's death, the same streets that exploded in fury and flame are calm. Despite back-to-back acquittals for officers charged in Gray's death, the physical protest movement that helped topple the careers of both the police commissioner and the mayor has dissipated, leaving activists exploring other...
  • Michelle Malkin to Lead Rally to 'Light the White House Blue' Friday July 22, 7:45 p.m.

    07/22/2016 10:36:35 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    Facebook ^ | Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    "An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans." -Donald Trump just now. Can I get an AMEN? Trump's forceful defense of our men & women in blue tonight at the GOP Convention is one of the top reasons I will unapologetically support him over lawless Hillary in November. How about you? If you are in the D.C. area tomorrow night, please meet me for #bluelightfriday at the White House at sundown! I'll be holding vigil for the fallen with my friend, former NYPD officer John Cardillo, and many other retired/active-duty LEOs and friends/families/supporters of LEOs. We're lighting...
  • Marilyn Mosby: Insanity Defined

    07/20/2016 2:36:18 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2016 | Ron Hosko
    Many believe the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. For them, we might consider including an image with the definition — the image of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Mosby, and her obedient if misguided courtroom prosecutors, are now not just zero for four in their efforts to convict Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. They are zero for 22, since not a single charge faced by the officers as they approached trial has held water.
  • Political Banner Ads Grounded In Ocean City; Owner Says, “It’s Just Not Worth The Aggravation"

    07/20/2016 8:16:22 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 26 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | 20 July 2016 | Shawn Soper
    Ocean City Communications Manager Jessica Waters said on Tuesday the flap caused by the controversial political messages resulted in a quick decision to stop flying them over the crowded mid-July beach. Mayor Rick Meehan said during Monday’s council meeting resort officials had received hundreds of emails about the somewhat controversial ads, which included messages such as “Stop Mad Cow Disease-Defeat Hillary,” and “America First-Build The Wall Now,” Meehan said he reached out to Ocean Aerial Ads and owner-operator Bob Bunting about the controversial ads and the company, which has been flying over the resort skies, for decades, made the decision...
  • Highest-Ranking Officer Charged in Freddie Gray Case ACQUITTED On All Counts

    07/18/2016 9:28:33 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 66 replies
    FOX News ^ | FOX News
    A judge in Baltimore Monday acquitted the highest-ranking officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, marking the fourth trial that prosecutors failed to win. Lt. Brian Rice faced charges of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. He opted for a bench trial by Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. The judge previously dismissed a second-degree assault charge, and prosecutors dropped a second misconduct charge against the 42-year-old officer, who is white. Gray died a week after suffering a spinal injury in a police van last year, touching off protests and rioting. Rice's failure to seatbelt Gray, Williams...
  • Freddie Gray case: Judge acquits Lt. Brian Rice of all charges

    07/18/2016 7:53:08 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 75 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 07/18/2016 | Kevin Rector
    Prosecutors in Baltimore have failed for the fourth time to secure a conviction in the Freddie Gray case, with Circuit Judge Barry Williams acquitting Lt. Brian Rice of all charges related to Gray's arrest and death. Williams cleared Rice, 42, of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in a downtown Baltimore courtroom on Monday morning. The judge had dismissed a second-degree assault charge at the trial's midpoint, and prosecutors dropped a second misconduct charge at the start. Rice selected a bench trial rather than a jury trial, putting his legal fate in Williams' hands. He was was fourth...
  • Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death

    07/18/2016 8:35:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jul 18, 2016 | By David K. Li
    Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death By David K. Li July 18, 2016 | 10:42am Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death A Baltimore judge on Monday cleared the highest-ranking cop tied to Freddie Gray’s death. Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in a bench trial before Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Prosecutors had blamed Rice for Gray’s death because he did not put a seat belt on the prisoner when Gray was loaded into the back of a police van. Gray, 25, died from spinal cord injuries he...
  • Freddie Gray case: Verdict expected for highest ranking officer (Update: Not Guilty)

    07/18/2016 6:56:36 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18 | Farida Fawzy
    (CNN)A Baltimore judge is due to issue a verdict Monday morning for Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking police officer charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who suffered a broken neck in a police transport van on April 12, 2015. ####### - Involuntary manslaughter; - Second-degree reckless assault/reckless endangerment, and; - Misconduct in office for failing to secure Gray with a seat belt inside a police vehicle.
  • Head of Cleveland Police Union on Baton Rouge: Obama Has ‘Blood on His Hands’

    07/17/2016 6:20:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 17th, 2016 | Josh Feldman |
    The head of a Cleveland police union reacted to the shooting of multiple officers in Baton Rouge by going off on resident Obama and a media culture that helps boost anti-cop narratives. Detective Steve Loomis ... said that Obama has “validated the false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the media are pressing out there,” and he said the president has “blood on his hands” that he won’t be able to wash off.
  • The Latest: Police: 7-year-old among hostages in restaurant [Baltimore](Update:Perp detained)

    07/17/2016 11:32:47 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 103 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 17, 2016 2:02 pm | AP
    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on a barricade situation in Baltimore (all times local): 2 p.m. Baltimore Police say a 7-year-old is among those being held hostage at a Burger King restaurant. Police spokesman T.J. Smith said in a news conference Sunday that “about four” people are in the restaurant with an armed suspect who fled from police. Smith said the suspect is wanted on a rape charge and led police on a vehicle chase earlier Sunday before crashing into another vehicle and then fleeing by foot into the Burger King in Southwest Baltimore. Smith said the driver of the...
  • The Senate’s final act before recess? More immigration from the Middle East!

    07/15/2016 2:21:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    conservative review ^ | July 14, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    our political class is still violating our sovereignty and security with endless migrants from the Middle East. We have so many emergencies within our national security apparatus and military that can and should be addressed within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), yet the GOP-Senate chose to focus on more immigration as their final act before recess. The Senate passed the Shaheen, D-N.H. (F, 2%) motion to instruct the conference committee negotiating the House-Senate differences in the NDAA to authorize a potentially unlimited amount Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) for Afghanis. Only 12 Republicans opposed the motion, which is non-binding, but...
  • Police-Involved Shooting Reported In West Baltimore

    07/14/2016 7:36:46 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 30 replies
    WJZ Baltimore ^ | July 14 | Staff
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There have been multiple reports of a police-involved shooting in West Baltimore. Rick Ritter ✔ @RickRitterWJZ BREAKING: Multiple reports of officers being shot at in West Baltimore, tons of chatter coming over the scanner @cbsbaltimore 9:38 PM - 14 Jul 2016 588 588 Retweets 115
  • BLM leader lives in home owned by Soros Open Society Institute board member

    07/14/2016 7:34:18 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    DeRay McKesson seems to be the man of the hour in the #BlackLivesMatter movement, having just attended a summit at the White House, from which he Tweeted. But he is also living proof of the Astroturf origins of the movement treated so seriously by President Obama. Ryan Girdusky of The American Mirror: #BlackLivesMatter leader DeRay Mckesson may claim to be leading a grassroots revolution for racial and economic justice, but he has close connections with the privileged and elite. Mckesson lives in a home owned by philanthropists James and Robin Wood in Baltimore, Maryland. It’s the same address he used...
  • SICK. #BlackLivesMatter Youths Assault Random White Kid on Metro Train – Laugh Out Loud (VIDEO)

    07/13/2016 9:56:38 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    This video was uploaded to Twitter by #BlackLivesMatter supporter “DeefrmUpt” on July 11. It quickly became a viral hit on social media.
  • COZY: BLM leader lives in home owned by Soros’ Open Society board member

    07/12/2016 8:33:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    TheAmericanMirror.com ^ | 07/12/16 | Ryan Girdusky
    #BlackLivesMatter leader DeRay Mckesson may claim to be leading a grassroots revolution for racial and economic justice, but he has close connections with the privileged and elite. Mckesson lives in a home owned by philanthropists James and Robin Wood in Baltimore, Maryland. It’s the same address he used when declaring his residency on his campaign committee registration form for his failed mayoral run in the city’s Democratic primary earlier this year. The Woods have owned the home since 1996 and are wealthy donors to the Baltimore chapter of George Soros’ Open Society Institute.
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  • Hillary Clones Being Mass-Produced at UMD

    07/12/2016 7:17:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 9, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    She’s now a pro-abortion feminist who panders to the LGBTQ community. But there was a time when Hillary Clinton was a "Goldwater Girl," named for 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, and conservative in her political outlook. All of that changed when she went to college and attended Wellesley and Yale. Today, Hillary-type women are the norm, not the exception. You can see this for yourself in the videos or pictures of young women screaming for their "rights" to abort the unborn. Some women even say they’re proud of their own abortions. Colleges and universities are mostly to blame for...
  • Gunman fires during vigil for slain Baltimore man; 5 shot

    07/11/2016 8:19:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 11, 201 | KASEY JONES
    Police say five people attending a candlelight vigil in for a man killed in west Baltimore were shot when a gunman opened fire on the crowd.
  • Five wounded after gunman opens fire at vigil for Baltimore shooting victim

    07/11/2016 9:00:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Christopher Brennan
    Five people were shot at a candle-lit vigil for a Baltimore shooting victim, according to police. Up to 30 vigil-goers were gathered for Jermaine Scofield, 24, who was shot dead early Sunday in Charm City, when the gunfire erupted. Baltimore Police said that four women and a man were wounded, though none had life-threatening injuries. A gunman approached on foot and opened fire, according to police.
  • DeRay Mckesson arrested during Baton Rouge protest

    07/11/2016 2:34:27 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 10, 2016 | Kevin Rector
    DeRay Mckesson, the prominent civil rights activist who last month was named interim chief human capital officer for Baltimore's public school system after an unsuccessful mayoral bid, was among more than 100 people arrested in Baton Rouge amid nationwide protests against police killings late Saturday and early Sunday. In a widely-circulated image of his arrest, the Baltimore native is seen on one knee, staring directly ahead of him wearing a T-shirt reading "#StayWoke" — a Twitter hashtag used to urge awareness of the political, social and cultural realities facing minority communities in America. Mckesson turned 31 on Saturday; he was...
  • How many must die on I-81? An open letter to government leaders

    07/10/2016 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | July 6, 2016 | Andy Bruns
    Dear Gov. Hogan, Rep. Delaney, Rep. Shuster … somebody: I'm Andy Bruns, and I run The Herald-Mail. I need to tell you something disturbing about myself. At least 10 times a week, I put a bullet in the revolver, spin the cylinder, put the gun to my head and pull the trigger. One of these days, the gun will go off. My friends and family will be devastated, and my children will be fatherless. No, I’m not suicidal. I, along with thousands of others in the region, simply commute to work on Interstate 81. The gun is only a metaphor,...
  • Officials Nab Virginia Man For Attempting To Aid ISIS Attacks In DC

    07/08/2016 8:00:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 07/08/2016 | Steve Birr
    Haris Qamar, 25, from Burke in Fairfax County Virginia, operated roughly 60 radical Twitter accounts expressing pro-ISIS sentiment and actively traversed the city, taking pictures of targets in the District for an ISIS propaganda video. ... Qamar told the CW on numerous occasions that he supported the barbaric violence ISIS perpetrates, describing his approval of the, “bodies, blood and beheadings.” “Qamar allegedly said, ‘bye bye DC, stupid ass kufar, kill’em all,'” . ... “Qamar tweeted his prayer that Allah ‘give strength to the mujahideen to slaughter every single US military officer,
  • U.S. Capitol on lockdown after report of woman entering with gun (Update: All Clear)

    07/08/2016 6:20:20 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/8/16 9:17 AM | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    The U.S. Capitol was locked down Friday morning after reports that a woman entered one of the House office buildings with a gun. Police sent a message to those on the Capitol campus that the U.S. Capitol Building and Capitol Visitor Center are on "LOCKDOWN until further notice due to police activity. Update to follow." House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., declared the House in recess and canceled a 9:15 vote.
  • Baltimore saw steep fall in police numbers as murder rate soared

    07/08/2016 2:00:05 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/7/2016
    Already beset by a public outcry over the high-profile death of a black man in police custody and a rising murder rate, Baltimore's police department is facing another headache: it's shrinking fast. The number of uniformed officers in the mid-Atlantic city fell 6.1 percent last year and has shrunk by even more in the first half of this year, according to police data seen by Reuters and not previously reported. The fall in 2015 was the biggest decline in police numbers among nine comparably-sized U.S. cities reviewed by Reuters. The police force in Detroit and El Paso shrank by 4.9...
  • Baltimore saw steep fall in police numbers as murder rate soared

    07/07/2016 2:04:50 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 7, 2016 | Scott Malone
    Already beset by a public outcry over the high-profile death of a black man in police custody and a rising murder rate, Baltimore's police department is facing another headache: it's shrinking fast. The number of uniformed officers in the mid-Atlantic city fell 6.1 percent last year and has shrunk by even more in the first half of this year, according to police data seen by Reuters and not previously reported. The fall in 2015 was the biggest decline in police numbers among nine comparably-sized U.S. cities reviewed by Reuters. The police force in Detroit and El Paso shrank by 4.9...
  • After millions spent on improvements, White Marsh business owners say flooding has worsened

    07/06/2016 9:10:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 28, 2016 | Pamela Wood
    Business owners in White Marsh are suing Baltimore County and the state over highway improvements and environmental projects that they say have caused chronic flooding on their properties. The Maryland Transportation Authority spent $1.08 billion widening Interstate 95, adding express toll lanes and reconfiguring exit ramps between Interstate 895 and White Marsh Boulevard. Baltimore County has spent $15.5 million on White Marsh Run over the past two years. The work was intended to improve the flow of highway traffic through the area and reduce runoff into local waterways. County officials say the stream restoration was designed so that it could...
  • No federal funding for two Baltimore transportation projects

    07/06/2016 8:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 6, 2016 | Michael Dresser and Colin Campbell
    Baltimore came up empty-handed Wednesday when the federal government turned down Maryland's request for $231 million to fund two large transportation projects. The state had been seeking $76.1 million in federal assistance for an Interstate 95 interchange project to spur redevelopment at the 160-acre Port Covington site in South Baltimore where Sagamore Development wants to build a mixed-use project with a new Under Armour corporate campus, housing, retail and more. The state also came up short on its bid for $155 million to help alleviate the freight rail bottleneck caused by the obsolete design of the Howard Street Tunnel, which...
  • Adnan Syed, of ‘Serial’ Podcast, Gets a Retrial in Murder Case

    06/30/2016 2:18:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 30, 2016 | JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH and LIAM STACK
    A judge in Maryland has granted a retrial to Adnan Syed, whose conviction for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend was the subject of the first season of the hit podcast “Serial,” Mr. Syed’s lawyer announced Thursday. C. Justin Brown, Mr. Syed’s lawyer, tweeted the news Thursday afternoon and confirmed by phone that the motion for a new trial was granted by Judge Martin Welch. The decision to grant Mr. Syed, 35, a retrial is a major victory for an inmate who has long maintained his innocence and has exhausted all other avenues of appeal. He was convicted of the...
  • Maryland Attorney General Frosh Using Subpoenas to try to Silence Political Debate

    06/30/2016 12:51:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    MCGOP ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently joined 16 other state Attorneys General to launch, in their own words, “an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the ‘high-funded and morally vacant forces’ that have stymied attempts to combat global warming—starting with holding ExxonMobil and other industry giants accountable for fraud and suppression of key climate science.” In explaining his support of “AGs United for Clean Power,” Frosh said: “There is no doubt that climate change is an existential threat to our society and to our entire planet….I am deeply troubled that oil companies have contributed to the problem by intentionally...
  • Anti-Cop Race Activist DeRay McKesson Lands Job With Baltimore Schools Making $165,000 a Year

    06/30/2016 7:32:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Now Deray will work for the Baltimore School system. The Baltimore Sun reported: Civil rights activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson will return to his old stamping grounds at city school headquarters to lead the district’s office of human capital. Mckesson was named interim chief human capital officer on Tuesday by incoming schools CEO Sonja Santelises. It was the second and most high-profile cabinet appointment made by the new chief, who begins her tenure Friday. Santelises said Mckesson, who spent about two and a half years overseeing key reforms as a strategist and special assistant in the human...
  • Active Shooter at Andrews Air Force Base, DC

    06/30/2016 6:39:31 AM PDT · by Don Hernando de Las Casas · 80 replies
    News Channe 4, Washington, DC
    Not many details yet, active shooter at Andrews.
  • Activist law professor calls for Mosby disbarment over prosecution in Freddie Gray case

    06/29/2016 1:46:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6-29-16 | Kevin Rector
    An activist law professor with a penchant for weighing in on high-profile legal cases has called for Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to be disbarred over her prosecution of six city police officers in the Freddie Gray case. John F. Banzhaf III, a public interest law professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, said he intended to mail a full complaint against Mosby to the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission on Wednesday. In the written complaint, obtained by The Baltimore Sun, Banzhaf calls Mosby a "runaway prosecutor" who has violated ethics rules governing the conduct of attorneys in...
  • Mayors meeting in Indy express concern over the Brexit vote (including Stephanie Rawlings-Blake)

    06/29/2016 9:51:19 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    WISH TV ^ | 6/24/2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Brexit vote is a concern to the mayors from around the country who are meeting in Indianapolis this weekend. More than 200 mayors are in town for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. They are here to discuss a number of issues of mutual concern. Leaders said the conference will focus on infrastructure spending and federal government support for law enforcement, among other things.Conference president Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that the Brexit vote could have a big effect on cities.“I think it sends up a lot of red flags to our country and countries around...
  • Bet on the Baltimore Police Show Trials Continuing

    06/28/2016 7:17:43 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    The acquittal of Baltimore City police officer Caesar Goodson in the Freddie Gray case has led to a flurry of speculation as to whether state's attorney Marilyn Mosby will continue the prosecutions of Goodson's fellow officers, having so far lost two of three (with hung jury in the other). The speculation is misplaced. These trials are political, not legal in nature. Were Mosby a competent and ethical prosecutor, she would have never brought the cases. If she drops charges against the remaining officers she will be ruined politically, and she is not about to let ethical or legal scruples guide...
  • 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, 20, sentenced to 15 years for arson amid Baltimore rioting

    06/28/2016 5:19:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 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,"...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore led nation last year in homicide increase

    06/26/2016 1:53:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jessica Anderson
    Baltimore had the highest increase in homicides in the nation last year, a criminologist commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice reported, with more than twice as many extra killings as the three cities that tied for second. The city suffered 127 more homicides in 2015 than in the previous year, Richard Rosenfeld wrote in "Documenting and Explaining the 2015 Homicide Rise: Research Directions," released this month by the Justice Department. Chicago, Houston and Milwaukee came in second with 61 more killings. Cleveland and Washington had 57 more.
  • 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."
  • '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.
  • Judge questions Freddie Gray 'rough ride' theory; Query a concern for prosecutors of Baltimore...

    06/21/2016 10:59:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ryan M. McDermott
    BALTIMORE — A Baltimore judge on Monday questioned prosecutors’ theory that a police officer charged with murder in the death of Freddie Gray intentionally gave him a “rough ride” in a police van that caused the 25-year-old black man’s mortal injuries more than a year ago. Prosecutors had used the phrase “rough ride” in their opening arguments of Officer Caesar Goodson’s trial earlier this month, but Deputy State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe did not utter the term during closing arguments Monday. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams grilled Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow to clarify how he thought Officer Goodson had...
  • Baltimore Bouncing Back: Business On the Rise After Unrest

    06/20/2016 8:01:32 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    WJZ ^ | June 20, 2016 | Amy Yensi
    It’s a sign better days are ahead for riot-torn businesses in Baltimore. It been more than a year since the unrest that left some local businessin the red and some shutting their doors for good. But leaders in Charm City say business is on the rise. “We’re seeing new businesses open up every month. They’re doing well, they’re happy,” said Laurie Schwartz, with Waterfront Partnership. At the new cafe-record store, “Baby’s On”, co-owner Shirlé Koslowski has no hesitation about opening shop despite the unrest. “I think people are resilient in the city and I think they constantly will bounce back,”...
  • 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...
  • Hacker Docs Show DNC Allied With Hillary Clinton Against Bernie Sanders

    06/18/2016 6:51:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2016 | Dustin stockton
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign was undermined by supposedly neutral party officials, according to a document snatched from Democratic National Committee by the hacker who calls himself “Guccifer 2.0.” The document shows that Clinton and the DNC have been working in together against Sanders from at least the spring of 2015. The document, dated May 26, 2015, shows that the DNC had already chosen Clinton as the party’s expected nominee and was going to work with reporters from mainstream outlets to downplay Clinton’s negatives and to highlight her positives throughout the course of the primary. The document was created...
  • College Students Meet The Donald

    06/14/2016 11:28:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 10, 2016 | Amanda Florian
    WASHINGTON--College students were among the crowd of over 1,000 attendees at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, D.C., an event that was sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump headlined the event, which prompted many supporters to sport their red "Make America Great Again" hats, as well as their Trump-themed graphic T-shirts. "I'm going to do everything in my power to see he's elected," Matthew Morris Jr. says. The engineering student from The University of Maryland says he supports Trump even though he "gets some dirty looks" on campus. Brian Mulligan, who also studies...