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  • Baltimore Gets Bloodier As Arrests Drop Post-Freddie Gray (38 homicides & the month isn't over yet)

    05/28/2015 9:17:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore’s 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city’s deadliest in 15 years. The most recent killings claimed the lives of Jennifer Jeffrey and her seven-year-old son, Kester Anthony Browne. They were identified by Jeffrey’s sister, Danielle Wilder. Jeffrey and her son were found dead early Thursday, each from gunshot wounds to the head....
  • Video shows Baltimore cops hugged, not cuffed, when booked into jail

    05/28/2015 7:25:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Contrary to standard procedure, when three of six Baltimore city officers were booked into jail on murder charges for the death of Freddie Gray, they were not cuffed — and one of them was greeted with a bear hug.
  • Baltimore Police Union Blames Crime Surge on Officers’ Fear of Arrest Post-Freddie Gray

    05/28/2015 4:46:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/28/15 | Polly Mosendz
    The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police said on Thursday that Baltimore’s recent rise in crime is linked to fear among police officers that they will be arrested for doing their jobs. This fear, the union said, comes as a result of the arrests of six officers for the death of Freddie Gray. Gray was wrongly arrested and died of injuries sustained during his arrest. The State Attorney’s Office filed charges against six officers in Gray’s death.“The criminals are taking advantage of the situation in Baltimore since the unrest. Criminals feel empowered now. There is no respect. Police are under...
  • Watch: Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby Won Her Case on Judge Judy 15 Years Ago

    05/28/2015 3:41:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Root ^ | 5/28 | Yesha Callahan
    Mosby appeared on Judge Judy when she was a college student.Fifteen years before standing in front of reporters announcing the indictment of six Baltimore cops charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was standing in front of Judge Judith Sheindlin. The then-20-year-old college student appeared on Judge Judy after her Tuskegee, Ala., apartment was ransacked by neighbor Ryan Johnson while she was away on summer vacation. Known as Marilyn James back then, the future state’s attorney brought her legal-acumen A-game to the hearing. Not only did James have proof that her neighbor had destroyed...
  • Are Waco's white bikers treated differently than Baltimore's black protestors?

    05/20/2015 8:25:55 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 118 replies
    CS Monitor/AP ^ | 05/20/2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    The firefight in Waco between rival outlaw motorcycle gangs is raising questions about perceptions and portrayals of crime in America. Washington — The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests. The main images of a fatal gun battle between armed bikers and police in Waco, Texas, also showed mass arrests — carried out by nonchalant-looking officers sitting around calm bikers on cell phones. The firefight in Waco is raising questions about perceptions and portrayals of crime in America, considering...
  • SanFran Mayor Considers WiFi Internet a Basic Human Right.

    10/04/2005 8:27:16 AM PDT · by Fun Bob · 55 replies · 1,975+ views
    NJCSD ^ | Tuesday, 04 October 2005 | editor
    SF Mayor Gavin Newsom has declared universal access to wireless Internet to be a "fundamental right of all citizens" and stated that access to the Internet "is a civil rights issue as much as anything else."  This is the same San Francisco government pushing a complete ban of all handguns within city limits.  They are putting it to a referendum and proposition H will be on San Francisco city ballots next month.  If it passes, any possession of a handgun within city limits will be banned.  Everyone but government personnel and security guards will have to surrender their handguns within 90 days. ...
  • Should the Federal Gov't Consider Internet Access a 'Civil Right?'

    08/15/2011 2:37:28 PM PDT · by magellan · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 15, 2011 | Billy Hallowell
    Is access to the Internet a "civil right?" Each individual's answer to this question is generally dependent upon a variety of factors — political affiliation, geographic location, economic status and the like. While one side of the debate claims that high speed broadband access is most certainly a right that everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, should enjoy, others disagree. Really, the entire debate is focused upon the "haves" and "have nots" (i.e. the people fortunate enough to have access at home or in their local communities and those who do not have the ability, for a variety of reasons, to...
  • San Francisco mayor sees wireless service as "basic right" [Internet Communists]

    10/03/2005 9:44:44 PM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 54 replies · 1,113+ views
    cnn ^ | 10-3-05 | cnn
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who became internationally known for his campaign a year ago to legalize gay marriage, on Monday said he considered wireless Internet access a fundamental right of all citizens. Officials said 24 proposals had been turned into the city to deliver wireless Internet services, ranging from Web search company Google Inc., Cingular, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, to Internet service provider EarthLink. Newsom told a news conference that he was bracing for a battle with telephone and cable interests along with state and federal regulators who he said are looking to...
  • The Longest Hatred

    05/28/2015 12:42:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Cliff May
    Robert S. Wistrich, who died suddenly last week, was considered the foremost scholar of anti-Semitism, which he called “the longest hatred,” one that appears to be metastasizing in the current era. Writing about Nazi anti-Semitism ruffles no feathers within academia and other elite circles. Mr. Wistrich, however, had been warning that “anti-Semitism has undergone a process of growing ‘Islamicization,’ linked to the terrorist holy war against Jews and other non-Muslims with its truly lethal consequences.” This “new” anti-Semitism,” he added, targetsIsrael, the only state with a Jewish majority: “the collective Jew.” “New” is a relative term: It was 40 years...
  • MD Sheriff: Police Officers "Fearful" To Their Jobs

    05/28/2015 12:18:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Wicomico County, MD Sheriff Mike Lewis (R) declared that police officers are “fearful” of doing their jobs on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Woman, boy fatally shot in head in southwest Baltimore

    05/28/2015 9:59:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    WBAL-TV Baltimore ^ | May 28, 2015 | by Barry Simms
    BALTIMORE - A woman and a boy were fatally shot Thursday morning in southwest Baltimore. City police said officers were called around 8:19 a.m. to the 100 block of Upmanor Road, where a 31-year-old woman and a young boy believed to be around 8 years old had been shot in the head. Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call police at 410-396-2100.
  • Baltimore Residents Fearful Amid Rash Of Homicides

    05/28/2015 8:35:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    CBS Local ^ | May 28, 2015
    BALTIMORE — Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire. “I’m afraid to go outside,” said Perrine, 47. “It’s so bad, people are afraid to let their kids outside. People wake up with shots through their windows. Police used to sit on every corner, on the top of the block. These days? They’re nowhere.” West Baltimore residents worry they’ve...
  • Baltimore Residents Fearful Amid Rash Of Homicides

    05/28/2015 6:27:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | 5/28/2015 | unknown
    ".....36 people killed in Baltimore so far this month, already the highest homicide count for May since 1999. But while homicides are spiking, arrests have plunged more than 50 percent compared to last year. The drop in arrests followed the death of Freddie Gray from injuries he suffered in police custody. Gray’s death sparked protests against the police and some rioting, and led to the indictment of six officers."
  • Watch Marilyn Mosby’s Long-Forgotten Judge Judy Appearance (Video)

    05/28/2015 6:24:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    TheDC ^ | 5/27/15 | Blake Neff
    A video has recently surfaced of Marilyn Mosby, the district attorney responsible for charging six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, making an appearance on the popular arbitration court series “Judge Judy” more than a decade ago. The video dates back to the early 2000s, in the show’s fifth season, when Mosby was in college and still going by her maiden name, Marilyn James. Mosby was on the program with a rather bizarre case: She was suing business owner Ryan Johnson for damages to the apartment she lived in while at college.
  • Marilyn Mosby Endorsed Tweets Calling Baltimore Cops ‘THUGS’

    05/27/2015 5:15:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 27, 2015 | by Chuck Ross
    Baltimore City state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby has pushed back against claims that she is biased against the six officers charged in the Freddie Gray case, but the 35-year-old rookie prosecutor’s social media activity suggests there is some truth to the accusations. On May 6, Mosby favorited a tweet calling the six charged officers “thugs.” On the same day, Mosby endorsed another controversial tweet, this one with racial overtones. By endorsing a tweet labeling the officers as “thugs,” Mosby undermines a defense she made on behalf of the rioters and looters who descended on Baltimore last month.
  • Gallup Signals the GOP: Abandon the Bitter Clingers in Your Backwards Base

    05/27/2015 1:40:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Gallup poll out. Headline: "Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues." Now, before you go off getting depressed about this, let me tell you what the reason for this is, after we give you the details. "Americans are more likely now than in the early 2000s to find a variety of behaviors morally acceptable, including gay and lesbian relations, having a baby outside of marriage and sex between an unmarried man and woman. Moral acceptability of many of these issues is now at a record-high level." It's a subtle message to the Republican Party, and...
  • Baltimore Residents: We Don’t Think the Police Are Actively Doing Their Jobs

    05/27/2015 2:20:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 26, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Two Baltimore residents stated that they believed the police in the city are not doing their jobs in interviews broadcast on Tuesday’s “The Lead” on CNN. Resident Malacka Reed El said, “I don’t think the police are doing their jobs, but I do not think that it’s all of the police. We do have some police officers that are doing their jobs.”
  • Fourth staffer leaving Rawlings-Blake's criminal justice team

    05/27/2015 6:18:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Yvonne Wenger and Luke Broadwater
    Shannon Cosgrove, deputy director of the office, will be the fourth member of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's criminal justice team to leave in recent weeks. Three others have left the office as Baltimore endures a rash of homicides and other violence following last month's rioting and unrest. Angela Johnese, director of the criminal justice office, and Heather Brantner, the mayor's Sexual Assault Response Team coordinator, left their city posts Friday. Officials declined to say under what terms they departed. LeVar Michael, who led the city's anti-violence program Operation Ceasefire, left his position voluntarily a few weeks ago.
  • Seriously: White House Suggests More Gun Control In Strict Baltimore After Bloody Memorial Day

    05/27/2015 5:54:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/27/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    When asked about the violence yesterday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest suggested more gun control was one of the solutions. “Obviously there’s some common sense things we could do – certainly passage of some gun safety laws in Congress that could keep guns out of the hands of criminals would be one thing that we could do to try to limit the violence,” Earnest said. There's just a few problems with that suggestion. Maryland already has strict gun control laws. In fact, it was just two short years ago that new gun control measures were passed through despite overwhelming...
  • Clarke On Weekend Violence: "Welcome To President Obama's Police "Transformation"

    05/27/2015 3:29:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared “Welcome to President Obama’s 21st century transformation of the institution of policing, and it’s been a disaster, unnecessary black carnage is what we saw this weekend” in response to the violence in Baltimore and Chicago, the killing of two police officers, and reports of a police slowdown in Baltimore on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Baltimore FOP President: Commissioner Batts apologizes to officers

    05/26/2015 10:30:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News Baltimore ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Christian Schaffer
    BALTIMORE - The president of Baltimore City's police union says Police Commissioner Anthony Batts felt it was necessary to apologize for some of the things that happened, and didn't happen, on the day of the riots one month ago. Batts addressed a crowded meeting of the FOP Lodge #3 membership Tuesday night, but he left without answering any questions from police or the media. FOP President Gene Ryan says he wrote down some of what the commissioner said. “Some of his quotes were 'I let you guys down. I apologize to every man and woman in this room because I...
  • ‘No Proactive Policing Right Now’: Baltimore Cop Says Violence Will Get Worse

    05/26/2015 9:29:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 26, 2015 10:33 pm
    The violence in Baltimore worsened over Memorial Day weekend, with 32 reported shootings and nine fatalities. There have now been 35 murders this month in Baltimore, the highest monthly total since 1999. A current Baltimore police officer who chose to hide his identity reacted on “Hannity” tonight, saying that the surge in violence is a “direct result” from the six officers who were indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray. “After the protests, it seems like the citizens would appreciate a lack of police presence, and that’s exactly what they’re getting,” the officer said. “No proactive...
  • Mayor Responds To Deadliest Month In Baltimore In 16 Years (35 killings so far)

    05/26/2015 7:50:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | May 26, 2015 | Mike Hellgren
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Bloodshed in Baltimore’s streets. The month of May is the deadliest in the city in more than a decade and it’s not over yet. Mike Hellgren has the latest. Shooting after shooting, the crime tape, responding cops, and bullet markers–are all-too-familiar across Baltimore particularly in the Western District. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The number of non-fatal shootings citywide has almost doubled year-to-date. Last weekend was particularly bloody, with 30 people shot–8 of them killed, making this month Baltimore’s deadliest in 16 years. Patricia Jordan lost her only son to street violence. “As a mom, that’s something you carry with you every day,” she...
  • A little good news about Ebola

    05/26/2015 5:49:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    The news from Africa and the Third World is seldom good, and much of the bad news is about disease born of ignorance, superstition and primitive sanitation, news dispatched by a media addicted to tales of unrelieved gloom, certain doom and inevitable disaster. We were all supposed to be dead by now from strange diseases reduced in the public prints to acronyms and bold initials — AIDS, SARS, MERS, swine flu, avian flu and most recently Ebola. These diseases are rightly feared, but in most places they’re diseases only of a tiny part of the population of a country or...
  • Number of arrests in Baltimore plunge as violence rises

    05/26/2015 4:09:11 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 43 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 26, 2015
    The number of arrests made by Baltimore police in May has plummeted as shootings and homicides have dramatically increased. Data from the US city shows that officers are making about 45% fewer arrests than comparable times in previous years. Meanwhile, local media have reported that May has turned out to be the deadliest month in the city since 1999.
  • Bernie Sanders: A 90% tax rate sounds fine to me

    05/26/2015 1:11:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This week Vermont Senator and self-avowed socialist Bernie Sanders sat down with CNBC’s John Harwood for an interview on the issues facing all the 2016 candidates. Sanders is technically running for President, and is at least keeping up the public appearance of being serious. (He told Harwood, I think we got a shot to win this thing.) With that in mind, I suppose it’s worth taking a moment to examine some of his answers and remind everyone exactly what’s lurking under the covers of the deep left wing of the Democrats. While it may seem like a bit of...
  • Baltimore estimates riot costs at $20 million

    05/26/2015 1:41:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Baltimore Business Journal ^ | May 26, 2015 | by Rick Seltzer
    Baltimore officials are estimating the city's costs from April rioting at $20 million. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration will ask the city's Board of Estimates to approve a $20 million supplement to the city's 2015 budget to pay for overtime, equipment and public works costs run up during the civil unrest that came to a head April 27. The requested riot costs are the first time city officials have offered a public estimate.
  • Baltimore is breaking records… for violent crime

    05/26/2015 10:47:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier today we noted the fact that the city of Cleveland is, at least for now, managing to keep things mostly peaceful in the streets amid tensions between police and the community. That’s a very positive sign, and here’s to hoping they can maintain things on an even keel. But in the meantime, Baltimore has been taking a very different path. Even after the initial wave of riots receded, violence across the district has been on the rise. That trend hit a new high water mark over the holiday weekend leaving a horrific death toll in its wake. Police...
  • Baltimore Bloodshed Continues; 28 Shot, 9 Dead Over Holiday Weekend

    05/26/2015 7:13:07 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | May 25. 2015 | no attribution
    BALTIMORE(WJZ)–It’s the deadliest month Baltimore has seen in more than 15 years. More than two dozen shootings over the holiday weekend alone have city police working around the clock. Now, leaders hope community members come forward to help stop the violence.
  • “Free range” parents in Maryland win appeal with CPS

    05/26/2015 7:37:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 26,2015 | ED MORRISSEY
    This ruling only concerns the first case involving the Meitivs. While they had pursued the appeal on the January ruling, police took their children into custody again last month for walking to the park on their own, holding them for more than five hours. The action raised eyebrows even among those who disapprove of the Meitiv’s parenting style, with many demanding to know how the police and CPS could argue that their actions were less harmful than allowing two children to walk alone to a nearby park. They still have not issued a conclusion on that incident, but it’s practically...
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a ‘Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Florida’s most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clinton’s candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: “Walker would be the first president with a GED.”The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • [Charm City] Deadly month sees 35 killings

    05/26/2015 3:20:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/25/15 | Luke Broadwater
    Hours after Baltimore's mayor huddled with police officials to discuss the recent spike in violence, two more people were killed Monday — making May the city's deadliest month since 1999.The two homicides increased this month's total to 35. There have been 108 homicides across the city this year."It's deplorable," said City Councilman William "Pete" Welch. "The shootings and killings are all over the city. I don't think any part of the city is immune to this. I've never seen anything like it."Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is "disheartened and frustrated by this continuing violence, particularly when you think about the progress that...
  • 8 killed, 19 injured in weekend shootings in Baltimore

    05/25/2015 2:37:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | May 25, 2015 | Saliqa Khan
    BALTIMORE —City police said of 27 people who were shot, at least eight of them were killed in a series of separate shooting in Baltimore since Friday afternoon. In the most recent events, officers were called to the 1600 block of Hazel Street around 10:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of discharging of a firearm. While investigating, police were notified of a walk-in shooting victim to an area hospital. The man at the hospital sustained a gunshot wound to his buttocks. The victim told police he was shot by two masked men. No further details are available. Detectives are investigating...
  • 26 Shootings, 9 Fatal, Over Memorial Day Weekend In Baltimore

    05/25/2015 12:47:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    CBS Local ^ | May 25, 2015
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The violence continues — as the number of shootings continues to grow and two more people killed over Memorial Day weekend in the city. Baltimore police reported eight shootings overnight, two of which were fatal — making the tally for the weekend in Baltimore 26 shootings, 9 fatal. A summary of the overnight shootings police are investigating are below:
  • Police bomb squad blows up pressure cooker from ‘suspicious’ car near Capitol, Memorial Day Concert

    05/24/2015 10:23:51 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 54 replies
    ABC 7 News, The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 | By Jay Korff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested. Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider told The Associated Press by email that officers on patrol spotted the parked, unoccupied vehicle Sunday on a street on the National Mall west of the Capitol and an odor of gasoline was also detected. She says a bomb squad "disrupted the items of concern in the vehicle including the pressure cooker," producing a loud bang about 7:45 p.m....
  • Det. Frank Serpico to Det. Joe Crystal: Nothing Has Changed in Police Work

    05/24/2015 11:43:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Baltimore Post Examiner ^ | May 19, 2015 | By Doug Poppa
    Eric Garner did not try to grab an officer’s weapon, nor did he assault any police officer. Walter Scott was running away from and not towards a police officer, with no weapons in his hands. He was not a threat to anyone. Freddie Gray did not try to grab an officer’s weapon, nor did he assault any police officer. Yet all three of these men died at the hands of the police. I say that Freddie Gray died at the hands of the police because he was in their custody. The police had a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure...
  • Police: Pressure Cooker From Suspicious DC Vehicle Destroyed

    05/24/2015 8:50:54 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 14 replies
    AP / ABC News ^ | May 24 | Staph
    A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested.
  • Baltimore's 'Peaceful Protestors' Destroyed This Disabled Little Boy's Everything

    05/24/2015 10:04:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    chicksontheright.com ^ | may 23, 2015 | red dawn
    Although the chaos in Baltimore has seemingly come to an end, the damage is done. Buildings are in shambles, and owners have to rebuild their businesses with nothing left of their livelihood except some garbage and burnt pieces of plastic. There are so many heartbreaking stories of individuals affected by the riots, but this one takes the cake. This mom is trying to figure out what steps to take after the “peaceful protestors” destroyed her severely disabled son’s medical equipment, leaving him with nothing. According to the Washington Post, Laporsha Lawson grabbed her disabled son Khai’Lee Sampson and fled to...
  • Can Hillary Clinton Reverse the Six-Year Decline in Democratic Turnout?

    05/22/2015 4:50:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 by running as a different kind of Democrat from previous nominees. Hillary Clinton, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post reports, is hoping to win the presidency in 2016 by running as the same kind of Democrat as the current incumbent. There's a certain logic in that. President Obama did win twice, while the five pre-Clinton Democratic nominees lost five of the six previous elections. But maybe it's too logical. There's also magic to presidential elections, something no arithmetic formula can capture. It's not clear that a 69-year-old Hillary Clinton in 2016 can inspire...
  • DC authorities: Ex-con had help in slaying of rich family

    05/22/2015 2:17:10 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 22, 2015 | JESSICA GRESKO
    Authorities in the nation's capital say more than one person is responsible for the slayings of four people inside a Washington mansion last week. A fugitive task force arrested Daron Dylon Wint Thursday night, and took five people who were with him into custody. Wint is the only person currently charged with the murder of Savvas Savopoulos; his wife Amy; their 10-year-old son, Philip; and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa. But a court document suggests investigators aren't done making arrests. It says "the crimes described in this affidavit required the presence and assistance of more than one person."
  • Health Insurers Seek Hefty Rate Boosts

    05/22/2015 7:58:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 21, 2015 | Louise Radnofsky
    Proposals set the stage for debate over federal health law’s impact. Major insurers in some states are proposing hefty rate boosts for plans sold under the federal health law, setting the stage for an intense debate this summer over the law’s impact. In New Mexico, market leader Health Care Service Corp. is asking for an average jump of 51.6% in premiums for 2016. The biggest insurer in Tennessee, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, has requested an average 36.3% increase. In Maryland, market leader CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield wants to raise rates 30.4% across its products. Moda Health, the largest insurer on the...
  • Baltimore Rioters Burn Down House & Medical Equipment of Severely Disabled Child

    05/21/2015 8:17:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 21, 2014. | Trey Sanchez
    Apparently only SOME black lives matter Khai'Lee Sampson is a 7-year-old child that suffers from severe cerebral palsy caused by an asthma attack when he was 18 months old that left him without oxygen for 45 minutes. A few weeks ago, his house was burned down during the Baltimore riots, destroying all of his medical equipment that keeps him alive. “They took everything from my child,” the boy's mother, Laporsha Lawson, told The Washington Post. The Post listed the equipment: The wheelchair customized for Khai’Lee’s small body, the back brace that helps him sit upright, the machine that pumps oxygen...
  • D.C. murder suspect Daron Wint threatened own family, documents show

    05/21/2015 4:45:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Thursday, May 21, 2015 | By Andrea Noble
    The father of Daron Wint, the man suspected of killing a Northwest D.C. couple, their young son, and their housekeeper, had been so frightened by threats his son made to shoot his own family that he sought a protective order barring the man from contacting them for a year. Maryland court records show that over the last decade Mr. Wint has been the subject of numerous peace and protective orders. One taken out by his own father in 2005 describes how the then 21-year-old Mr. Wint stood outside of his father’s Lanham home and threatened to shoot his father and...
  • Slavery is Over: Hired Ferguson Protesters Demand Pay

    05/21/2015 3:43:14 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 31 replies
    WND ^ | May 19, 2015 | WND
    “Black Lives Matter” protesters who were apparently hired to cause a ruckus in Ferguson, Missouri, are angry because, they say, they haven’t been paid for their hard work. So they’ve launched a #CutTheCheck hashtag on Twitter and held a sit-in at the offices of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, or MORE – the successor group to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, in Missouri.
  • Police Connect Man From Md. To D.C. Mansion Murders Through DNA On Pizza

    05/21/2015 4:06:20 PM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mike Hellgren
    Major new developments in the brutal murders of a Washington, D.C. businessman, his wife, ten-year-old son and a housekeeper inside their home. Right now, an intense manhunt is underway in Brooklyn, New York for Daron Wint–the man wanted in connection with the crimes.
  • Baltimore's mayor: Spike in crime 'disheartening'

    05/21/2015 2:40:07 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 86 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 21, 2015 | no attribution
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the city's recent spike in violence “disheartening” Thursday as police work to address a dramatic increase in homicides and nonfatal shootings. “It’s extremely frustrating,” the mayor told reporters at a news conference. “It is disheartening, but I am still resolved to continue to reduce violent crime in our city.”
  • DC Police Chief: Quadruple Murder Suspect Believed To Be In Brooklyn

    05/21/2015 11:19:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | May 21, 2015 1:55 PM | Staff
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – It is believed the man wanted for the murder of a Washington, D.C. family and their housekeeper is in Brooklyn, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Thursday. Metropolitan Police in Washington issued an arrest warrant for Daron Dylon Wint on first-degree murder charges in connection with the May 13 quadruple murder and arson case. “We have information that we believe Mr. Wint is currently in the Brooklyn, New York-area,” Lanier said. “We continue to seek the public’s assistance in locating Wint,” Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said. “If you see something, we’re begging of you, to...
  • Freddie Gray Case: Prosecutor Doubles Down On Wrong Law

    05/21/2015 8:31:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5-21-2015 | Andrew Branca
    (Doesn’t understand difference between a “stop” and an “arrest”.)This past Monday the office of Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby filed a motion in opposition to an earlier defense motion (oofah, lawyers) requesting that charges against six Baltimore police officers be dismissed, or alternatively, that Mosby recuse herself from the case.We covered the defense motion for dismissal/recusal in detail in a previous post, here: Freddie Gray Case: Detailed Analysis of Motion to Recuse Prosecutor.Mosby’s motion in opposition (embedded at the bottom of this post) is remarkable for a number of reasons, most substantially for it’s epic levels of projection.In the motion’s second...
  • Suspect in 4 D.C. killings identified after DNA is found on pizza sent to burned home

    05/21/2015 7:25:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 20 at 11:45 PM | By Peter Hermann, Keith L. Alexander and Clarence Williams
    D.C. police said late Wednesday that they have identified a suspect in the killings of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, young son and housekeeper, who authorities believe were held captive in the family’s Northwest Washington home. Police said they had obtained a warrant for the arrest of Daron Dylon Wint, who they said is 34 and is from Maryland. They said they do not know his whereabouts. The stunning break in the case came after police matched Wint to DNA found on the crust of a Domino’s pizza that had been ordered to the house the night of May 13, as...
  • Video spotlights Freddie Gray at Baker and Mount streets

    05/20/2015 2:41:10 PM PDT · by onyx · 5 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | MAY 20, 2015, 3:51 PM | Catherine Rentz
    ON the morning of April 12, Michelle Gross woke up to screaming. Gross, known as "mom," in West Baltimore's Gilmore Homes area, left her home to find Freddie Gray — someone she called "son" — being dragged into a police van. As police drove away with Gray, she gave her phone to a neighbor who wanted to call 911 and report the incident. But soon, Gross and the neighbor were headed to the corner of Mount and Baker streets, where the van had stopped. There, the neighbor shot cell phone video that provides a close look at Gray and...