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  • Md. city lowers voting age for its elections to 16

    05/14/2013 11:35:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2013 9:40 PM EDT
    A small Maryland city just outside the Washington, D.C., city limits has voted to lower the voting age for city elections to 16. … The council also voted to allow convicted felons who have served their time to vote. …
  • Dramatic Footage: Capital One Bank Robbed, Hostage Escapes, Robbery Suspect Shot (Takoma Park, MD)

    01/28/2011 7:30:50 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 31 replies
    MYFOXDC ^ | 28 JAN 11 | MyFoxDC
    Alleged Bank Robber Takes Hostage - Shot By Police After Slipping And Falling On Ice Updated: Friday, 28 Jan 2011, 10:18 AM EST Published : Friday, 28 Jan 2011, 9:53 AM EST by MYFOXDC TAKOMA PARK, Md. - Dramatic video shows an alleged bank robber being taken down by police after slipping and falling on ice. WARNING – GRAPHIC VIDEO The incident happened at the Capital One Bank in Takoma Park, Md. around 9:00 a.m. on Friday. Police had the bank surrounded when the alleged robber came out of the front door with what looked like a gun to the...
  • Spying on pacifists, environmentalists and nuns

    12/07/2008 5:03:29 PM PST · by BGHater · 17 replies · 1,120+ views
    LA Times ^ | 07 Dec 2008 | Bob Drogin
    An undercover Maryland State Police trooper infiltrated nonviolent groups and labeled dozens of people as terrorists. Reporting from Takoma Park, Md. -- To friends in the protest movement, Lucy was an eager 20-something who attended their events and sent encouraging e-mails to support their causes. Only one thing seemed strange. "At one demonstration, I remember her showing up with a laptop computer and typing away," said Mike Stark, who helped lead the anti-death-penalty march in Baltimore that day. "We all thought that was odd." Not really. The woman was an undercover Maryland State Police trooper who between 2005 and 2007...
  • U.S. citizens wrongly identified as terrorists

    12/07/2008 8:58:26 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 894+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | December 07, 2008 | Bob Drogin
    TAKOMA PARK, Md. - To friends in the protest movement, Lucy was an eager 20-something who attended their events and sent encouraging e-mails to support their causes. Only one thing seemed strange. "At one demonstration, I remember her showing up with a laptop computer and typing away," said Mike Stark, who helped lead the anti-death penalty march in Baltimore that day. "We all thought that was odd." Not really. The woman was an undercover Maryland State Police trooper who between 2005 and 2007 infiltrated more than two dozen rallies and meetings of nonviolent groups. Maryland officials now concede that, based...
  • Day labor battle brewing: Minutemen, Casa of Maryland set stage for showdown in Takoma Park

    02/24/2006 12:23:08 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 79 replies · 1,620+ views ^ | February 22, 2006 | Sean Sands
    An organization trying to stop illegal immigration started work in the downcounty last week, photographing contractors who pick up day laborers in Wheaton and making plans to expand to Silver Spring and Takoma Park. And while Stephen Schreiman, president of the Maryland chapter of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, said his group would work covertly for the time being, Casa of Maryland, a workers’ rights group that runs day laborer centers in Silver Spring, Wheaton and Takoma Park, said it would take the opposite approach...... ‘‘We are going to target them in a specific way,” said Executive Director Gustavo Torres....
  • Metro Closes Green Line Stations After Hazmat Situation[DC Area]

    07/29/2007 10:52:16 AM PDT · by BGHater · 35 replies · 2,794+ views
    WJLA ^ | 29 July 2007 | WJLA
    Prince George's and Montgomery County are investigating a possible chemical exposer and a strange substance at several above ground Green line Metro stations, Sunday afternoon. Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato says the Greenbelt and Takoma Park stations on the green line are closed while authorities investigate an early report of a man seen spraying some sort of chemical. Asato says the Greenbelt station had as many as 20 dead birds outside, and the others had one to three each. The first report came from Naylor Road just after noon Sunday.The Anacostia Stations, College Park, and Branch Avenue stations have also been...
  • Takoma Park police: Sanctuary policy risky

    07/26/2007 12:10:20 PM PDT · by JZelle · 6 replies · 407+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-26-07 | Natasha Altamirano
    Takoma Park police have asked for more authority when dealing with illegal aliens convicted of certain crimes, despite the city recently reaffirming a long-standing policy of noncooperation with federal immigration officials. Police Chief Ronald A. Ricucci said he made the request in part because the federal National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database shows an increasing number of immigration-related warrants. "I have a responsibility to protect our community and our officers," he said. "I'd hate to have somebody in our custody who is a danger to our community, and we have an opportunity to get them off the street. You'd hate...
  • TAKOMA PARK - City Council Strongly Backs Bid to Impeach Bush, Cheney (Barf)

    07/24/2007 4:45:31 PM PDT · by nvcdl · 20 replies · 680+ views
    The Washhington Post ^ | July 24, 2007 | Dan Morse
    "Over the years, Takoma Park has declared itself a nuclear-free zone, established an immigrant sanctuary law and written a 5,000-word manual for its trash and award-winning recycling programs. Last night, its City Council voted to call for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney...."
  • Accused Iraqi Agent: I've Done Nothing Wrong

    03/18/2004 12:02:54 AM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 26 replies · 480+ views
    Fox News on-line ^ | Wednesday, March 17, 2004 | AP
    <p>TAKOMA PARK, Md. — A woman accused of acting as a paid Iraqi intelligence agent said Wednesday she is misunderstood and was only trying to help prevent a war in Iraq (search).</p> <p>Susan Lindauer (search) told The Associated Press she was being punished because she got involved in U.S. foreign policy. She said her intent was to persuade Iraq to allow weapons inspections before the war and to get it to cooperate with the war on terror.</p>
  • Susan Lindauer's Mission to Baghdad ["spy" story -- long, strange]

    08/29/2004 12:38:16 PM PDT · by 68skylark · 16 replies · 2,596+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | August 29, 2004 | DAVID SAMUELS
    In the morning of March 11, 2004, Susan Lindauer woke to find five F.B.I. agents at her front door. After reading her her rights, the agents took Lindauer from her home in Takoma Park, Md., to the F.B.I. field office in Baltimore, where she was charged with having acted as an unregistered agent of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government and otherwise having elevated the interests of a foreign country above her allegiance to the United States. ''The only visible sign of stress is that I'm chain-smoking,'' she said when I met with her recently. Forty-one and free on bail, she wore...
  • Maryland Town Sets Own Rules (Generates anti-U.S. spies)

    03/18/2004 9:18:40 PM PST · by formercalifornian · 3 replies · 264+ views
    Fox News ^ | Fri. March 19, 2004
    <p>TAKOMA PARK, Md. — On the northeast border of the District of Columbia lies a little town that time forgot, except for when it finds itself in the headlines for a brand of activism reminiscent of the 1970s.</p> <p>Takoma Park (search) is an eclectic community of 17,000 that is known to long-time residents as the "People's Republic of Takoma Park."</p>
  • The Face of Treason

    03/15/2004 1:42:06 AM PST · by bogdanPolska12 · 14 replies · 1,072+ views
    THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS A BIG PROBLEM named Susan Lindauer, but you would never know this from the reporting by America’s dominant Left-leaning news media. Last Thursday Ms. Lindauer, 41, was arrested in her suburban Washington, D.C. home and charged with “prohibited financial transactions” from, acting as “an unregistered agent of,” and “conspiring” to act as a spy, both before and after the incursion a year ago, for Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS). Known in Arabic as the Mukhabbarat, the IIS has reportedly been involved in terrorist operations, intimidating and killing Iraqi defectors and dissidents, and according to Anwar...
  • Susan Lindauer's Wacky Hometown

    03/12/2004 8:05:20 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 20 replies · 150+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/12/04 | Limbacher
    We knew that Takoma Park, Md., home of Saddam spy suspect and self-described "anti-war activist" Susan Lindauer, must be quite a place when wire services yesterday said it had "liberal views," something the media establishment normally won't admit. Then the Democrats' favorite house organ, the New York Times, today called the suburb a "left-leaning enclave," again a surprise from a publication that considers the left to be the mainstream status quo from which any deviation is usually branded "right wing." Wes Vernon, one of NewsMax's Washington correspondents, lives just a few miles from Takoma Park and gave us the scoop:...
  • Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie deposition

    03/11/2004 10:22:16 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 606+ views ^ | Friday, March 12, 2004 | By Sherrie Gossett
    Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie depositionFormer Democrat congressional aide was at center of CIA controversy Posted: March 12, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Sherrie Gossett© 2004 Former journalist and congressional press secretary Susan Lindauer, who was arrested yesterday on charges she acted as an Iraqi spy before and after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, came to the forefront of politics in 1994 over a controversial meeting she had with an alleged CIA operative based in Syria. That meeting resulted in her giving a deposition in the Lockerbie bombing trial that suggested Libya was innocent of the bombing. The 1994 deposition received...
  • An Antiwar Activist Known for Being Committed Yet Erratic (Traitor/'Rat Susan Lindauer)

    03/11/2004 8:30:06 PM PST · by Stultis · 32 replies · 822+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12 March 2004 | JAMES DAO
    An Antiwar Activist Known for Being Committed Yet ErraticBy JAMES DAO Published: March 12, 2004 TAKOMA PARK, Md., March 11 — Susan P. Lindauer wore her liberal politics on her sleeve, as well as on her aging Mazda, where bumper stickers proclaimed her unabashed opposition to the Iraq conflict. "Peace in Iraq through change at home," one said. "War is not the answer," another said. To her neighbors — who described her as gentle if somewhat lonely — Ms. Lindauer was typical of this left-leaning enclave on the northern doorstep of Washington, a place fondly known by its residents as...
  • Lindauer Links- the Enemy Within--

    03/11/2004 4:43:49 PM PST · by backhoe · 33 replies · 781+ views
    various FR links | 03-11-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy Accused spy for Iraq worked for California congresswoman (Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose)Sac Bee ^ | 3/11/04 | AP- Washington Lockerbie Trial Document: Susan Lindauer Susan Lindauer Revolving Doors Saddam Spy Suspect Lindauer: 'I'm an Anti-war Activist'NewsMax ^ | 3/11/04 | Limbacher American charged in Iraqi conspiracy [Andy Card's distant cousin]CNN ^ | March 11, 2004 How Susan Lindauer Was Caught NRO ^ | 11 March 2004 | Byron York"discussed the need for plans and foreign resources to support [resistance] groups operating within Iraq." Lindauer is a former journalist for U.S. News...

    03/11/2004 4:44:13 PM PST · by 11th Earl of Mar · 101 replies · 1,226+ views
    AP ^ | 3/11/04
    Today: March 11, 2004 at 16:15:43 PST Accused Spy Is Cousin of Bush Staffer By MATTHEW DALYASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - The woman charged with working for the Iraqi spy agency is a distant cousin of President Bush's chief of staff, Andrew Card, and has held a variety of jobs in journalism and on Capitol Hill. Susan Lindauer, 41, worked in the press offices of four Democratic members of Congress. She also worked for Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Fox News. Her father, John Lindauer, was the Republican nominee for governor in Alaska in...
  • American Charged With Spying (For IRAQ) - Update: Former Mosely Braun,Lofren, DeFazio, and Wyden Aid

    03/11/2004 7:44:41 AM PST · by SierraWasp · 751 replies · 4,555+ views
    NEW YORK -- An American citizen was arrested Thursday on charges she acted as an Iraqi spy, prosecutors said. Susan Lindauer, 41, was arrested in her hometown of Takoma Park, Md., and was to appear in court later in the day in Baltimore, authorities in New York said.