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  • Why is the Bladensburg Peace Cross case important? The New York Times spells it out

    11/02/2017 12:04:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Get Religion ^ | 11/2/17 | Julia Duin
    When I lived in Maryland and commuted a few miles to my Washington Times job, I often drove by a huge World War I memorial known as the “Peace Cross.” Every so often I thought: I wonder if someone is going to file a lawsuit against the monument, claiming to be offended by it.It’s true that the Supreme Court has said there’s no legal basis in removing a monument simply because one person is offended by it – but these are strange times. Look at what the new iconoclasm is doing to some Civil War monuments and could do to...
  • Court chaos at hearing for Md. man accused in ‘nightmare’ killing of 3 girls

    08/21/2017 2:01:15 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | August 21, 2017 11:31 am | William Vitka | @vitkaWTOP
    A brawl nearly broke out at a bond hearing Monday between family members of a Maryland man accused of killing 3 young girls. (WTOP/John Domen) WASHINGTON — A bond hearing for a 25-year-old Maryland man accused in the “nightmare” slaying of his 6-year-old sister and two young cousins erupted into a near-brawl Monday between divided family members. Antonio Williams, of Clinton, is charged with first-degree murder in the girls’ stabbing deaths. Monday’s hearing in Prince George’s County was meant to determine his bail, if any — but that didn’t happen. Williams could be heard from outside the courtroom shouting for...
  • Md. man sentenced to 4 years after fatal shooting of firefighter, wounding another

    04/15/2017 10:04:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    fox 5 ^ | APR 14 2017 | Paul Wagner
    A Temple Hills man who shot two Prince George's County firefighters when they entered his home last year has been sentenced to four years in prison. Darrell Lumpkin apologized in court Friday telling the judge he was very sorry. He claimed he was having a diabetic episode and thought someone was breaking into his home when he opened fire.
  • 'Wolf-Like' Dog Captured by Maryland Police

    02/25/2017 2:02:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    Animal control officers in Maryland tracked down and captured a loose dog many residents believed to be a wolf. Prince George's County police shared photos which concerned several citizens due to its large size and wolf-like appearance. Police managed to track down and capture the animal at about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and confirmed that it was a large dog. "It seems to be a mixed malamute/husky-type dog," Prince George's animal management Chief Rodney Taylor told WUSA. "He's definitely a dog." The dog was found without any kind of identification such as a chip or a collar and will be...
  • Suspect in custody in shootings at mall, grocery store, high school

    05/06/2016 1:17:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2016 | Lynh Bui, Arelis R. Hernández and Peter Hermann
    Police in Montgomery County arrested a man Friday afternoon who is a suspect in the fatal shootings of a man at a mall in Bethesda and a woman at a grocery store in Aspen Hill, and is believed to have killed his estranged wife outside a Prince George’s County school on Thursday. The arrest of Eulalio Tordil, 62, a federal police officer, ended a manhunt that began Thursday and forced authorities to put Montgomery County schools, government buildings and retail establishments on lockdown. Three other people were wounded in the attacks. Police said Tordil was arrested after a brief pursuit...
  • Three People Shot at Westfield Montgomery Mall, One Dead in Second Shooting in Aspen Hill

    05/06/2016 10:29:19 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 62 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | 5/6/16 | Andrew Metcalf
    Police asking for help in search for man connected to Prince George's high school shooting Thursday; MCPS schools locked down............. UPDATE - 1:15 p.m. - Three people were shot at Westfield Montgomery Mall Friday morning and police are searching for the suspect involved. County schools and recreation centers have been locked down. A woman who was shot in a second shooting in Aspen Hill after the mall incident has died.
  • Obama Next Week Will Open The Largest American Mosque In The World Built (tr)

    03/26/2016 1:21:38 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 55 replies
    Shoebat ^ | Mar 25, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    America’s largest mosque complex, officially known as Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center, was built with Turkish funding under the supervision of the Turkish religious foundation (Diyanet). The $100 million mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland, will soon be open for Muslim worshipers in the Washington, DC area
  • Prince George’s officer likely killed by friendly fire during chaotic gunbattle

    03/14/2016 6:35:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/14/2016 | Lynh Bui, Peter Hermann, Justin Jouvenal
    <p>Two of the brothers held in connection with the fatal shooting of a Prince George’s County officer on Sunday filmed the attack on a police station using their cell phones, according to three law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation.</p>
  • Hogan says no to Red Line, yes to Purple

    06/25/2015 4:03:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 25, 2015 | Michael Dresser
    Dashing Baltimore's hopes for an east-west light rail line, Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will not build the $2.9 billion Red Line. "The current proposal makes no sense whatsoever," the governor told a State House news conference. But Hogan, making his first appearance since announcing Monday he has cancer, gave mass transit advocates a limited victory by giving the green light to construction of a slimmed-down version of the Purple Line light rail project in the Washington suburbs. During his campaign last year, Hogan had said the state could not afford either project. After he took office, however,...
  • [MD] Hogan Says State Will Move Forward with the Purple Line

    06/25/2015 3:11:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | 6/25/15 | Andrew Metcalf
    Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday the state will move forward with the Purple Line. The Republican governor made his decision after months of speculation about whether he’ll kill the $2.45 billion light-rail project. Hogan said the state will fund the project with $168 million, “a fraction” of the cost of what could have been up to a $700 million state investment. The governor said he will ask Montgomery County and Prince George's County to increase the size of their investments. “The Purple Line is a long-term investment and will be an important economic driver for Maryland,” Hogan said. “It will...
  • NAACP Leader Slams Obama’s Executive Amnesty: ‘Our Kids Have Dreams Too’ [VIDEO]

    03/10/2015 5:11:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 9, 2015 | Alex Griswold, media reporter
    A local NAACP president spoke out against how illegal immigrants are using up public resources that would have otherwise gone to people of color in the country legally on "The Laura Ingraham Show" on Monday. Bob Ross, president of the Maryland Prince George’s County NAACP, was on the show to discuss his efforts to lobby against Prince George County’s efforts to create two high schools specifically for recent immigrants and dedicated to teaching students English. The local NAACP chapter is vocally against the proposal, with Ross calling it ”separate but equal.” (RELATED: NAACP Battles Latino Group Over Special Schools For...
  • Dump Truck [driver, not truck] Intentionally Hits 2 Pr. George’s County Cruisers

    01/08/2015 8:05:34 AM PST · by grundle · 13 replies
    CBS News Washington D.C. ^ | Janaury 7, 2015
    GLENARDEN, Md. (WNEW/AP) — A dump truck rammed into two Prince George’s County cruisers in Glenarden Wednesday, and police believe it was intentional. Police say the dump truck hit the two cruisers in the Woodmore Town Center parking lot near Route 202 and I-95. Preliminarily, police believe the dump truck intentionally hit the cruisers and the driver is in custody. No officers were in the cruisers at the time of the crash, and there are no reported injuries. Police say the driver likely faces first-degree assault and related charges.
  • Vanity: CPAC pumping money into Prince George's Co., Maryland...

    03/09/2014 11:58:44 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 42 replies
    SELF | SELF
    Personal Observation: For the second consecutive year, CPAC has held its annual conference at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, about 5-7 miles away from the U.S. Capitol. Oxon Hill is in Prince George's County, Maryland -- which is heavily Democrat and majority black in residents. CPAC attendees, legislators, staff, radio & TV personalities & their staff have been at National Harbor spending their money there for the past few days at restaurants, bars, pharmacies, gift shops, etc. Is the mainstream media going to report on how "mean, racist, bigot & homophobe Republicans and conservatives" are spending money in...
  • Mailman, 26, shot dead while making his rounds(Prince George's County, Maryland)

    12/03/2013 5:59:22 PM PST · by Route797 · 40 replies
    Daily Mail from AP ^ | 11-24-2013 | Daily Mail Reporter and Associated Press
    A postal worker has been shot and killed while delivering mail in Prince George's County, Maryland, on Saturday evening. Police have identified the victim as 26-year-old Tyson Jerome Barnette of Upper Marlboro. Authorities are still trying to identify suspects and a motive in the case. Officers were called to Reed Street in Cheverly-Landover just after 7.20pm on Saturday and found Barnette suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • The Road Less Traveled

    10/01/2013 1:48:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Bethesday Magazine ^ | September 2013 | Eugene L. Meyer
    Driven on the Intercounty Connector lately? No? You’re not alone. Many haven’t. The 18.8-mile highway—the first stretch of which opened two and a half years ago after great hype and amid great controversy—is the road less traveled. Traffic counts are well below early projections, and revenue from tolls—needed to pay off the bonds that were sold to build the road—is far less than originally anticipated. The initial estimated cost of $1 billion has ballooned to $2.4 billion—or as much as $4 billion if you include interest payments. Consequently, all tolls on Maryland highways, bridges and tunnels have been raised in...
  • P.G. key in votes on Maryland ballot questions

    11/06/2012 4:19:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2012 | David Hill
    Prince George’s County voters could tip the balance in Maryland’s two most closely contested ballot initiatives on Election Day. Polls have shown that Maryland voters are closely divided on referendums to expand gambling and legalize same-sex marriage, and Prince George’s residents have been courted heavily in both campaigns. The county’s voters have unofficial veto power over part of the gambling initiative that would allow a Prince George’s casino, and its abundance of religious, socially conservative black Democrats are widely seen as a pivotal demographic in the marriage battle. “This is a really important election for us,” said Pat Myers, an...
  • In Prince George’s, cameras to monitor speed cameras. Really.

    09/13/2012 2:43:56 PM PDT · by Woodsman27 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Michael S. Rosenwald
    "WTOP’S Ari Ashe is reporting that Prince George’s County is mounting cameras to monitor its traffic cameras. This comes following a half dozen incidents of vandalism and general meanness toward the cameras in the county." "A camera was actually shot with a gun. Another was set on fire. Those attacks mark a step up in looniness from a man who allegedly fired glass marbles at a Howard County traffic camera earlier this summer."
  • Girl’s violent death stuns P.G. neighbors

    08/24/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2012 | Andrea Noble
    A 17-year-old Prince George’s County honor student who aspired to attend Harvard University was killed in her bedroom after a gunman burst into her house, police said Thursday — a crime considered unthinkable to residents who remembered the girl for her ambition and intellect. The shooting occurred at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday inside a split-level home on a quiet street of single-family houses in the Kettering neighborhood. Detectives are investigating a report that the gunman came through the front door, made his way into the house in the 100 block of Chartsey Street and shot Amber Deanna Stanley. Other family...
  • Maryland gambling expansion passes General Assembly

    08/17/2012 7:47:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — The General Assembly passed legislation Tuesday night to expand gambling in the state, setting up a November referendum that will determine the proposal’s ultimate fate. After six hours of passionate debate, the House voted 71-58 in favor of the bill, which would allow table games at the state’s slots casinos and at a sixth gambling facility to be built in Prince George’s County if voted into law. The Senate approved the House amendments to the bill shortly after midnight, finalizing the legislation and wrapping up a four-day special session. Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, is expected to sign...
  • Md. Senate approves gambling, pit bull bills

    08/12/2012 8:44:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — The Senate voted Friday to approve a gambling expansion bill, sending the legislation to the House where floor debate is expected to begin Monday. The Senate voted 28-14 in favor of the bill, which would legalize table games at the state’s slots casinos and allow a new casino to be built in Prince George’s County, pending approval in a November referendum.