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  • Larry Hogan: The chance of Trump losing a general election in 2020 is 'pretty good'

    02/19/2019 11:31:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 19, 2019 | Naomi Lim
    Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan predicted Tuesday President Trump may struggle to win re-election in 2020. "The issue I'm concerned about is he has a very low re-elect number, I think in the 30s, high 30s, low 40s. So the chance of him losing a general election are pretty goodRepublican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan predicted Tuesday President Trump may struggle to win re-election in 2020.
  • Man dies after running from flaming portable toilet in M&T Bank Stadium parking lot, police say

    02/20/2019 10:04:26 AM PST · by Gamecock · 52 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/18/2019
    A man died after being engulfed in flames and running from a portable toilet that was also on fire in the parking lot of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday afternoon. Police said on Monday that the incident did not appear to be criminal in nature. A fire department spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment Monday. The man was seen, running and on fire, by a security guard for M&T Bank Stadium around 3 p.m., according to Blair Skinner, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore Fire Department, said Sunday. By the time medics arrived, the man was...
  • Baltimore’s So Segregated, Even Strava Shows It. These Runners Want to Change That

    02/20/2019 7:15:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 19, 2019 | Robbe Reddinger
    It’s a warm summer evening and Devan Clapp is standing outside his two-story brick row house in northeast Baltimore’s Ramblewood neighborhood. The streets are quiet, with postage-stamp lawns; a transition area between the city and the suburbs of Baltimore County just a couple miles north. This neighborhood, like every other Baltimore neighborhood Clapp’s family has lived in the last hundred years, was predominantly white, before it wasn’t. He talks of how, in the 1980s, the skin color of his mother and father, godmother and brother, drove their white neighbors up and over to the “more-welcoming” side of the county line....
  • 'Plainpotatoess' responds after being charged with 21 counts stemming from viral videos

    02/09/2019 6:33:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 02/08/2019 | Lillian Reed
    … charged with more than 20 counts of harassment and trespassing stemming from incidents that allegedly occurred while he was filming videos to post on social media, according to police and city officials. “I remember growing up watching prank videos, and the funniest ones were the ones where people get all bent out of shape,” Carter said. “I said, ‘What if there’s content of people getting bent out of shape and getting upset?’ That was my goal — just to get reactions out of people.” After learning of the charges this week, Carter said, he grappled to process the fallout...
  • 'I want him dead': Suspect shot man at Baltimore hospital after 'intimate relationship'

    02/06/2019 6:36:08 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 34 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/5/19 | Kevin Rector, Meredith Cohn and Lillian Reed
    Full Title: 'I want him dead': Suspect shot man at Baltimore hospital after 'intimate relationship' ended, police say 26-year-old Baltimore man arrested in Monday’s shooting of a University of Maryland School of Medicine employee outside a hospital ambulance bay had been in a relationship with the victim and quickly confessed to the shooting after he was arrested fleeing the scene, according to Baltimore Police.
  • Radical Feminists Join Conservatives to Fight Trans Cult

    Julia Beck was booted from the Baltimore LGBTQ Commission because she referred to a male rapist as male even though he says he’s female. They placed this male rapist in a woman’s prison where he proceeded to rape more women. Beck is both a lesbian and a self-confessed “radical feminist” who told her story on an amazing panel at the Heritage Foundation this week: Beck was accused of “violence” for referring to the male rapist as a male. The effort to vote Beck off the LGBTQ Commission was led by the Commission chairman, a man who says he’s a woman...
  • Johns Hopkins Pushes for Armed Police on Campus

    02/01/2019 7:09:49 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 1, 2019 | Scott Calvert
    BALTIMORE—Johns Hopkins University is seeking state approval to create an armed police force, something that many urban universities have but that has sparked a clash over relations between police and minority communities. The private university has proposed building a force of about 100 armed officers over three to five years to patrol on and around its three city campuses as violent crime has been on the rise. The new department’s off-campus jurisdiction would be set by an agreement with city police. ... The proposal has received pushback from some area residents, lawmakers and students, who are concerned about potential racial...
  • Lesbian Activist Faces Leftist Fury After 'Misgendering' a Male Rapist

    01/31/2019 6:20:51 PM PST · by simpson96 · 59 replies ^ | 1/30/2019 | Ferlon Webster Jr.
    The LGBT community can't even escape the fury that comes with the incorrect use of gender pronouns. Julia Beck, a lesbian activist and former member of the LGBTQ Commission for the mayor of Baltimore, got in a “little trouble” after she called a male rapist “he” when "he" actually considered himself a transgendered woman. During a conservative discussion panel at the Heritage Foundation on Monday, Beck told the story she described as “unbelievable and absurd as it is common place.” “I got kicked off of the Baltimore mayor’s LGBTQ Commission as the only lesbian, simply for stating biological facts,” she...
  • Baltimore prosecutor files petition to erase pot convictions [Mosby]

    01/31/2019 3:16:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 31, 2019 | David McFadden
    Baltimore’s top prosecutor has filed a rarely used legal petition intended to vacate 3,778 convictions for possession of marijuana, arguing an extraordinary legal strategy is necessary to “right an extraordinary wrong.” In a highly unusual “Maryland v. Maryland” filing in state court, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby used a petition called “writ of error coram nobis” that allows a court to reopen cases when substantial error is found that wasn’t apparent in initial judgments. The petition, if granted, could wipe out thousands of pot possession convictions. Mosby’s arguments are based on what she paints as an opportunity to achieve retroactive justice...
  • The Cops Were the Aggressors in This Week's Deadly Houston Drug Raid

    01/31/2019 8:38:46 AM PST · by slumber1 · 229 replies
    Reason ^ | 1-29-19 | Jacob Sullum
    On Monday evening in Houston, a dozen armed men broke into the home of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, a middle-aged couple who had lived in the house at 7815 Harding Street for at least two decades. The first man through the door, who was armed with a shotgun, used it to kill one of the couple's dogs. Tuttle responded to the home invasion by grabbing a revolver and shooting the man with the shotgun, who collapsed on a sofa in the living room. As Nicholas tried to disarm the intruder, his accomplices shot her. Tuttle returned fire, and by...
  • Flashback 1953: Nancy Pelosi's Brother Charged With Lying During Rape Trial

    01/27/2019 3:43:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Newsalert ^ | 10/13/17
    Baltimore,Dec.11(UP)- A Baltimore city grand jury recommended today that Franklin D. Roosevelt D'Alesandro, son of Baltimore's Mayor, be prosecuted for lying during his recent rape trial. The grand jury also recommended that an indictment be drawn against James Pollack, long-time Democratic political leader, for trying to obstruct justice during the trial in which the youth won acquittal. The grand jury made its recommendations in which presentments, which in this state precede the issuance of indictments. D'Alesandro, 20-year-old son of Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, was charged, with more than a dozen other youths, of moral charges in two girls, ages 11 and...
  • Unsolved Shootings are Rising

    01/25/2019 1:04:16 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Marginal Revolution ^ | January 25, 2019 | Alex Tabarrok
    In 2015, I documented that crime in Baltimore was rising rapidly as police resources became stretched as they dealt with riots and anger following the death of Freddie Gray. I warned that the city could tip into a permanently higher crime rate. It’s now become clear that is exactly what happened as an investigative report by The Trace reveals: "Instead of getting backup, detectives were pulled from their cases, sometimes for days at a time, to help quell the violence. By 2016, homicide investigators cumulatively spent 10,000 hours working riot duty and patrol rather than tracking down murderers… In the...
  • Baltimore City School Board votes unanimously to prevent police officers from carrying guns

    01/23/2019 9:46:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 30 replies ^ | January 23, 2019
    The Baltimore City school board voted unanimously to oppose a measure that would have allowed school police officers to carry weapons during the day. The school board’s vote effectively kills HB31, which would have overturned a previous prohibition on school police officers carrying guns in schools. Del. Cheryl D. Glenn, a Democrat who sponsored the bill, said she would be withdrawing the proposed legislation from the General Assembly. “I can’t move a bill that doesn’t have the support of the school board and the mayor,” she said. “The votes wouldn’t be there.” The 10-0 opposition vote took place at a...
  • Baltimore mayor, county executives call for end to government shutdown

    01/23/2019 1:09:18 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    County executives from across the region joined Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Wednesday in Annapolis to call for an end to the federal government shutdown, saying they’re having to address services lost as a result of the month-long stalemate in Washington. In a news conference inside the state Senate building, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman joined executives from Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties in a bipartisan call for an end to the shutdown. They focused on tens of thousands of residents affected as well as the impact at military bases such as Fort George G. Meade and the Aberdeen Proving...
  • [snip] Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories

    12/07/2018 5:48:24 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    daily mail ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | ANNIE PALMER
    Full Title: Could Elon Musk save the jobs of GM workers? Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories Elon Musk is eyeing General Motors' once-occupied plants. The billionaire tech mogul said it's 'possible that [Tesla] would be open' to taking over automakers' old plants, such as the five factories closed by GM last month. The comments came during Musk's wide-ranging interview with CBS' '60 Minutes.' GM CEO Mary Barra announced in November that the car manufacturer would close five factories in North America and lay off some 14,700 workers as a result. Musk indicated that...
  • Inexpensive Good Guns to Replace guns Turned in at Baltimore “buyback” for $200

    01/07/2019 1:37:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 17 December 2018, the City of Baltimore held a gun “buyback”. The term “buyback” is an Orwellian propaganda term. You cannot “buyback” something you never owned in the first place. It should be called a gun turn-in.  On 17 December, over 500 guns were turned into the police for destruction. One of them, a small 9 mm semi-auto pistol was turned in by Darlene, as interviewed by the local Fox affiliate, Fox45.From A woman by the name of Darlene told a local Fox affiliate that she turned in her 9 mm on Monday in order to “upgrade...
  • Firing of Several Black Coaches Puts N.F.L. Hiring Under Scrutiny (NYT alert)

    12/31/2018 8:55:08 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 124 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 31, 2018 | Bill Pennington and Ken Belson
    ... Four black coaches were fired Sunday or Monday, including the Jets’ Todd Bowles, who was let go shortly after his team’s final loss Sunday. The Jets had a 14-34 record in the last three seasons under Bowles. Marvin Lewis, who had been at the helm of the Cincinnati Bengals since 2003, was fired Monday. Though he had resurrected the moribund Bengals and took them to the playoffs multiple times, he never won a playoff game and this season was Cincinnati’s third consecutive one with a losing record. Also fired Monday was Denver Broncos Coach Vance Joseph, who had presided...
  • “Successful” Baltimore Gun Buyback Secret: Offer more than Market Value

    12/26/2018 10:08:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The city of Baltimore spent a reported $250,000 dollars to purchase over 500 unwanted guns in a “buyback” program. “Buyback” is an Orwellian propaganda term. You cannot buy back things you never owned in the first place. The Baltimore program was “successful” in that it collected over 500 firearms to be destroyed. It “worked” for two basic reasons.First, it offered more money than most of the guns were worth on the open market. Second, the state of Maryland has made it difficult to buy and sell guns legally and privately. There was little competition for the few guns brought in...
  • Now this for violence-weary Baltimore: Cars set ablaze in Mt. Vernon

    12/24/2018 2:26:28 PM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    Baltimore Brew ^ | 12-24-18 | FERN SHEN
    arly morning explosions rocked Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood today as multiple cars were set on fire in the area of Charles and Eager streets. “We believe this was a random act of violence,” interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said, speaking to reporters at Baltimore Police headquarters. Tuggle said seven cars were set on fire and that the flames spread to two vehicles. Across Baltimore, news of the explosions were one more grim reminder of another violent week in which the city officially passed the 300 homicide benchmark for the fourth year in a row.
  • Baltimore Woman Says She'll Use Gun Buyback Cash to Pay for an Even Bigger Gun

    12/19/2018 12:35:40 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    Reason ^ | December 19, 2018 | Zuri Davis
    Over 500 guns were surrendered to Baltimore police within the first hour and a half of a citywide gun buyback program this week. Participants received anywhere from $25 to $500 for their unwanted firearms. Mayor Catherine Pugh and Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle announced a gun buyback program—the first in six years—last week. Pugh said that the program was intended to "get the guns off of our streets." The program reportedly cost the city $250,000, but there is little evidence that buyback programs are effective in reducing violence, or even in reducing the number of firearms in circulation—as one woman...