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  • WATCH: Massive explosion levels homes in Baltimore

    08/10/2020 11:09:49 AM PDT · by cdnerds · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/10/2020 | Washington Post
    A massive explosion in Baltimore leveling homes.
  • Major explosion in Baltimore reportedly destroyed multiple houses

    08/10/2020 8:44:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    FNC ^ | 10/8/20
    First responders on scene. Just happened.
  • Major explosion in Baltimore, adults and children trapped, reports say

    08/10/2020 7:58:51 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2020 | James Rogers, Robert Gearty | Fox News
    Fox Baltimore reports that medical units have been called to the scene and Baltimore County firefighters have been called to help. “Several houses exploded. At least 5 people trapped, some children.
  • Montgomery County doubles down on directive to close private schools, defying Hogan’s order

    08/05/2020 8:54:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2020 | By Rebecca Tan, Laura Vozzella and Fenit Nirappil
    Montgomery County’s top health official issued an order late Wednesday directing private schools to suspend in-person teaching until Oct. 1, a directive that officials say bypasses Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s request that private schools have sole authority over when and how to reopen. The order from county health officer Travis Gayles cites specific sections of state code that he said empower local health officers to take actions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The move comes after Gayles last week ordered private schools in the county to begin classes online in the fall, a decision that sparked backlash from...
  • Trump’s lies are hurting the country. Just look at the Coronavirus numbers and the economy

    08/03/2020 9:52:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/03/2020 | By LEONARD PITTS JR.
    Nobody likes me.” — Donald Trump “Truth or Consequences” is the name of a town in New Mexico, and of a game show from the 1940s. But it’s also one of the primal laws of existence. Where an important truth is denied, consequences follow. So none of us can be surprised at the state of the union after seven months of President Donald Trump’s lies, alibis and magical thinking in the face of one of the worst public health crises in history. More than 150,000 of us are dead, the U.S. economy just endured its worst quarter on record and...
  • Pregnant woman dies, baby in critical condition after shooting into Columbia home, Howard County police say (Md.)

    08/02/2020 9:04:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 2, 2020 | WILBORN P. NOBLES III
    A pregnant woman shot Friday night inside a home in Columbia has died, according to Howard County Police. Her baby was delivered but is in critical condition. County police reported Saturday morning that officers responded to the 6600 block of Dovecote Drive for a report of several shots fired about 11 p.m. Friday. The police said multiple bullets were fired into the residence from the outside, and one of the rounds struck Rabiah Ahmad, who was 30.
  • Former Baltimore Delegate Cheryl Glenn Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Soliciting And Accepting Bribes in Exchange for Official Actions Taken on Legislation Related to Medical Marijuana, Opioid Therapy Clinics, and Liquor Licenses

    07/30/2020 10:15:52 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 29, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Maryland
    Solicited and Accepted More Than $33,000 in Bribes in Less Than a Year Baltimore Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake today sentenced former Maryland State Delegate Cheryl Diane Glenn, age 68, of Baltimore, Maryland, to two years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for federal honest services wire fraud and bribery.  Judge Blake also ordered Glenn to forfeit and to pay restitution in the amount of $18,750 each.  The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the...
  • Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan may vote for Biden

    07/28/2020 11:07:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | July 27, 2020 03:25 PM | David M. Drucker, Senior Political Correspondent |
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is leaving open the possibility of crossing party lines this November to vote for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden over President Trump. "Like everybody else, I get to go into the voting booth and pull the lever for the person that I think is going to do the best job. And we’re going to figure that out in the next 100 days," the Republican chief executive said Monday in an interview with conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt. "I’m going to try to make that decision like everybody else in America."
  • Ex MLB'er goes off on MLB

    MLB is giving players the option of wearing BLM patches on their jerseys? Knock yourselves out as I won't be watching....ever again
  • ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ Mural Painted On Charles Street In North Baltimore

    07/22/2020 2:41:31 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 21 replies
    CBS 13 Baltimore ^ | July 22, 2020 | WJZ
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A group of several dozen people painted a “Black Trans Lives Matter” mural on Charles Street in north Baltimore, the latest mural created on a city street in recent weeks. Work was underway Friday on the mural, which stretches across the 2100 and 2200 blocks of Charles Street. Police and city vehicles blocked traffic in the area while the group worked.
  • Trump suggests he'll send federal agents to other major US cities following a 'fantastic job' in Portland

    07/21/2020 2:39:55 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 33 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | 21 July 2020 | JOHN HALTIWANGER, BUSINESS INSIDER
    President Donald Trump on Monday said he's considering sending federal law enforcement to other major cities to counter unrest after controversially deploying federal agents to respond to demonstrations against racism and police brutality in Portland, Oregon. "In Portland they've done a fantastic job," Trump said of the federal agents sent to the Oregon city. Trump described the protesters as anarchists who "hate" the U.S. and signaling he might send federal troops to cities like Chicago, New York, Detroit, Baltimore, and Oakland... The federal officers sent to Portland are with the U.S. Marshals Service and an elite U.S. Customs and Border...
  • Jennifer C. Boone Named Special Agent in Charge of the Baltimore Field Office (swamp promotion)

    07/19/2020 12:06:58 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 22 replies
    FBI ^ | 14 July 2020 | Press Release
    Director Christopher Wray has named Jennifer C. Boone as the special agent in charge of the Baltimore Field Office. Most recently, Ms. Boone served as a special agent in charge at the Los Angeles Field Office. Ms. Boone started her career as an FBI special agent in 1997, and was assigned to the Los Angeles Field Office, where she worked multiple investigative programs. She was later transferred to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where she served in both the Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence divisions. For a time, she was detailed to the U.S. Senate. In 2009, she was promoted to a...
  • American Crime and the Baltimore Model. Cities across the country are in danger of making the same mistakes.

    07/18/2020 5:39:30 AM PDT · by karpov · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 17, 2020 | Bret Stephens
    In 2014, there were 211 homicides in the city of Baltimore. The following year, there were 342, an astonishing increase of 62 percent. The murder rate has barely budged since. What happened? On April 12, 2015, Freddie Gray sustained a fatal injury in the back of a police van. Peaceful protests and then violence ensued. A demoralized, under-resourced and sometimes corrupt police force stopped doing its job properly. Nearly 30,000 residents have since fled the city, whose population is now the lowest it’s been in a century. The story of Baltimore’s unraveling was best told by the journalist Alec MacGillis...
  • Beyond defunding the police: Democratic leaders condone crime

    07/15/2020 11:20:40 AM PDT · by little jeremiah · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 15, 2020 | Anna Giaritelli
    Democrats are moving a step beyond national debate over defunding the police, questioning whether crime is a bad thing at all. During the past month, three leading Democrats have all issued statements blessing criminal acts. As some Seattle residents illegally seized several city blocks in June and christened the area the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, the Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan did not initially intervene. Instead, Durkan said CHAZ was “patriotic” and that it could turn into “a summer of love.” “Burning, rioting, and looting are criminal acts and should never be justified or excused,” said Heritage Foundation President Kay James....
  • Pelosi Shrugs Off Mob Destruction in Baltimore: ‘People Will Do What They Do’

    07/09/2020 10:17:20 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 53 replies
    freebeacon ^ | JULY 9, 2020 | Josh Christenson
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Thursday expressed indifference about mobs tearing down statues of historical figures across the country. "People will do what they do," Pelosi said when asked about Baltimore's statue of Christopher Columbus being destroyed by a mob. "I don't even have my grandmother's earrings." She added that heroic figures such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln would "want us to be talking about the future." Baltimore police did nothing to stop vandals from dragging the statue down from its perch in Little Italy and throwing it piecemeal into the harbor on...
  • Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy brought down, tossed into Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    07/05/2020 7:08:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 94 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/4/2020 | Colin Campbell and Emily Opilo
    A crowd of shouting protesters yanked down the Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy, dragged it to the edge of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and rolled it with a splash into the water as fireworks went off around the city on the night of the Fourth of July. Dedicated in 1984, the statue is the latest monument in the U.S. to fall this year during the national reckoning over racism and police violence that also has toppled statues of Confederate figures and enslavers around the country.....
  • Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore, thrown into harbor

    07/04/2020 7:31:36 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 121 replies
    WBAL ^ | July 4, 2020 | Tre Ward
    Protesters tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it the Inner Harbor Saturday in Baltimore. A witness said a group pulled the statue down during protests and pulled it into the harbor.
  • Archdiocese hires outspoken pro-LGBT BLM advisor on racism

    07/03/2020 1:20:49 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Doug Mainwaring
    An archbishop has hired a “diversity and inclusion” consultant who is unabashedly pro-LGBT; supports the Marxist, pro-abortion, anti-family Black Lives Matter movement; and sees Republicans as evil to help him “grapple with racial tension” in a city that has long been plagued with racial unrest and violence. Baltimore archbishop William E. Lori announced in a June 5 letter that he has hired Howard Ross, founder and president of the Udarta consulting firm in Washington, D.C., to help him “implement the recommendations outlined in his second pastoral reflection on racism, ‘The Journey to Racial Justice: Repentance, Healing and Action.’” According to...
  • A 65-year-old man was fatally stabbed and 3 teens were shot overnight in separate incidents, Baltimore police say

    06/28/2020 10:43:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 6/28/2020 | Nick DiMarco
    Baltimore Police Sunday morning reported four separate incidents from overnight including the killing of a 65-year-old man and three shootings that left two teenage boys and an 18-year-old woman injured. The 65-year-old man was found suffering from stab wounds in the 300 block of West Saratoga Street around 1:21 a.m. before he was transported to Shock Trauma where he later died, police said. Police did not name the victim Sunday morning. Authorities said he was attacked by two men, but did not provide a thorough description of the suspects.
  • Baltimore State’s Attorney dismisses 600 criminal cases, tries to vacate 5,000

    06/27/2020 5:55:31 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    independentsentinel ^ | June 27, 2020 | M. Dowling
    Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby dismissed almost 600 criminal cases for what she determined are minor offenses. In other words, minor crimes are allowed in crime-ridden Baltimore. The minor crimes include, among others, drug possession, paraphernalia possession, prostitution (allows for trafficking), trespassing, minor traffic offenses, open container, rogues and vagabond, and urinating/defecating in public. Isn’t that lovely? She boasted that she already filed to vacate almost 5,000 Circuit Court and District Court marijuana convictions. But Circuit Court Judge W. Michel Pierson and District Court Judge Kathleen Sweeney completely shot down Mosby’s request to erase those convictions on April 26, The...