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  • FBI: Baltimore homicide rate topped US big cities in 2017

    09/25/2018 9:54:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | September 25, 2018 | by AP
    FBI crime statistics place Baltimore's homicide rate above that of any other U.S. city with a population over 500,000. Citing crime data released Monday, The Baltimore Sun reports that the 342 homicides in the city last year yielded a homicide rate of 56 per 100,000 people. Among big U.S. cities, Baltimore was followed by Detroit, which recorded a homicide rate of 40 per 100,000 people; Memphis, Tennessee, with a rate of 28 per 100,000 and Chicago, with a rate of 24 per 100,000. But some smaller cities reported a higher homicide rates. St. Louis has a population of slightly over...
  • Baltimore police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in shootout

    09/24/2018 3:44:02 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 24, 2018 | AP
    BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s interim police chief says an officer has been shot and wounded and a suspect fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire.
  • Accused Jacksonville gunman once hospitalized for mental illness, records show

    08/28/2018 10:30:23 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    wptv.com ^ | 8/27/18 | MICHAEL BIESECKER and DAVID McFADDEN/AP
    BALTIMORE (AP) — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press. Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore say that as an adolescent he was twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities and was prescribed antipsychotic and antidepressant medications. The records show Katz's parents disagreed on how to care for their troubled son, with his father claiming his estranged wife was exaggerating symptoms of mental illness as part of their long and...
  • Pro-gamer, 24, who shot dead two and injured 11 after LOSING: Florida tournament killer [Tr]

    08/26/2018 7:43:29 PM PDT · by familyop · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2018 | EMILY CRANE and KEITH GRIFFITH
    On Sunday night, FBI and ATF agents raided a home in the upscale Federal Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore. It is believed to be the home of Katz's parents, where the shooter himself also lived...As a child, Katz had 'significant health problems', according to court records in his parents' divorce. At the time of the 2014 court filing, the shooter's father worked for NASA, and his mother worked for the US Food and Drug Administration.
  • Jacksonville Landing shooter David Katz described as gamer angry after losing in tournament

    08/26/2018 5:42:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/26/18 | Nicole Darrah, Samuel Chamberlain
    The gunman who opened fire during a Madden 19 NFL tournament at a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday afternoon, killing two people before turning the gun on himself, has been described by witnesses and people who knew him as a gamer who erupted in anger after losing the event. David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, was believed to have fired shots during the event at the Chicago Pizza restaurant and bar in The Jacksonville Landing, Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference. Williams did not speak about a possible motive.
  • Democrat Ben Jealous' Twitter account 'liked' anti-police tweet mocking #BlueLivesMatter

    08/25/2018 10:42:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 23, 2018 | Doug Donovan
    he campaign of Ben Jealous removed a “like” this week by its Twitter account of a six-month-old tweet that characterized corrupt police officers in vulgar terms and mocked #BlueLivesMatter. A spokesman for the Democratic candidate for Maryland governor said the “like” by @BenJealous was an “accident” by a staffer and that the former president of the NAACP “disavowed” it. “This tweet was not liked by Ben and certainly doesn’t reflect his views on law enforcement,” Jealous campaign spokesman Kevin Harris said. “As Ben has said on several occasions, he values and respects law enforcement, including the several members of his...
  • AP Report Claims Ben Carson Has 'Fallen from Grace' in Baltimore

    08/21/2018 10:46:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson used to be a rockstar in Baltimore. But, after running as a Republican in the 2016 presidential election and accepting a post in the Trump administration, he has sullied his good name forever, according to a new report from the Associated Press. Carson grew up in poverty, but he didn't let it define or hamper his dreams. He worked hard to eventually become the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. In 1987, he gained fame after performing an historic 22-hour surgery to separate conjoined twins. It's all in his autobiography, Gifted Hands....
  • ATF study reveals where criminals in Baltimore are getting their guns

    08/20/2018 11:11:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 8/20/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Thousands of guns recovered in Maryland last year traced back to 49 states, but the largest portion of firearms was bought locally… ATF agents were able to determine where nearly 5,900 of the firearms were sold, according to a new analysis by the ATF, which publishes the findings of its gun traces each year. Some 47 percent were bought in Maryland, the ATF found. Virginia ranked second and supplied about 15 percent of the guns. Pennsylvania came third with nearly 7 percent. Some firearms were bought as far away as Texas (101 guns) and California (46 guns).
  • Baltimore police officer resigns after being filmed beating man – video (41 sec)

    08/14/2018 7:37:39 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 21 replies
    Guardian ^ | 8/13/18
    A police officer in Baltimore has quit after footage surfaced of him repeatedly hitting a man. A second officer has been placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of an investigation. The man who was repeatedly struck by the officer was taken to hospital for treatment. He was not charged with any crime.
  • Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments

    08/09/2018 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white culture stands atop a massive stone pillar. The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, apctivists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians. Should the city take...
  • IS IT TIME FOR MARTIAL LAW IN DEMOCRAT-RUN CITIES? (May 2018)

    08/06/2018 9:19:29 AM PDT · by bitt · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 5/17/2018 | Rich Logis
    Is it time for martial law in Democrat-run cities? Here’s a sampling of some recent headlines: The Chicago Tribune, May 7: “Chicago sees its most violent week of the year: 9 killed, 76 wounded”; The Baltimore Sun, May 7: “Double shooting of teens is first in series of shootings from Saturday evening through Sunday in Baltimore”; ABC, New Orleans, May 7: “NOPD investigating multiple shootings over the weekend in New Orleans.” Equally alarming as the carnage is how desensitized we’ve become to normalized violence in these culturally rich and historically significant American cities. Just how deadly and dangerous is the...
  • Ray Lewis claims crime dropped in Baltimore after he joined Ravens

    08/06/2018 5:24:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Sporting News ^ | August 4, 2018 | Gabe Fernandez
    This wasn't the first time Lewis had claimed a correlation between crime with football. In 2011, when NFL owners locked out the players, he told ESPN he believed crime would increase if the lockout lasted into the regular season. "Do this research if we don’t have a season — watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up if you take away our game,” Lewis said.
  • Rev. Jamal Bryant calls Trump meeting with inner-city pastors 'a stain on the body of Christ'

    08/03/2018 11:09:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 3, 2018 | Lauren Lumpkin
    Baltimore Rev. Jamal Bryant had strong words for the influential inner-city pastors who met with President Donald Trump on Thursday for a meeting about prison reform, job growth and other issues affecting inner cities. “This is a stain on the body of Christ. This is a stain on our community,” the pastor said in a 25-minute Periscope video Thursday night. “I need to know how all of ya’ll were smiling at that table while the whole world frowns at what this represents and what it looks like. The blood is dripping off your hands.” The pastors have been heavily criticized...
  • Teachers and Coaches Should Quit NEA in Wake of Kaepernick Award

    07/22/2018 12:24:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2018 | Carl Horowitz
    The National Education Association thinks Colin Kaepernick is an ideal role model. Many members, however, may take their loyalty elsewhere. And frankly, they should. On July 1, the NEA honored Kaepernick, along with several other persons and organizations, with a “Human and Civil Rights” award in recognition of the former pro-football star’s campaign “to fight racial oppression through education and social justice activism.” The born-again political revolutionary, who these last couple years has been peddling the idea that police are conducting a nationwide pogrom against innocent blacks, accepted the honor with predictable melodrama. “To me, this is bigger than football...
  • Baltimore mayor sues over climate change after de Blasio's case gets thrown out

    07/21/2018 10:26:57 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/20/2018 | John Siciliano
    As one climate lawsuit gets thrown out of court in New York, another one takes its place in Baltimore. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced the lawsuit Friday in joining about a dozen other cities and states in suing fossil fuel firms for their role in causing global warming.
  • Baltimore police have 'stopped noticing crime' after Freddie Gray riots

    07/14/2018 11:37:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/14/2018 | Rick Moran
    A remarkable article in USA Today confirms what common sense and intelligent observation have told us for years.  Immediately following the Baltimore race riots that ensued after Freddie Gray was found dead in the back of a police van, Baltimore cops began to "stop noticing crime."  They still responded swiftly to calls for help.  But the police force turned a blind eye to crimes being committed right in front of them. The analysis by USA Today examined millions of Baltimore police records and determined that shocking rise in crime occurred that was directly related to a fall in "on view" reports of crime...
  • Two Maryland hospitals evacuated after a tube of tuberculosis was opened in a hallway

    07/06/2018 12:08:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 6, 2018 | Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter
    Baltimore firefighters have evacuated two medical research buildings due to possible tuberculosis contamination. A Johns Hopkins Medicine spokeswoman says the fire department is investigating 'the possible release of a small amount of tuberculosis' in an internal bridge between two cancer research buildings. Officials did not say how it might have been released.
  • 2 Dogs Killed, 1 Woman Injured In Baltimore Dog Attack

    06/23/2018 5:18:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    WJZ ^ | 6/22/18 | 2 Dogs Killed, 1 Woman Injured In Baltimore Dog Attack
    Terry Cornish’s two Yorkshire terriers Chase and Charlie were popular in northeast Baltimore because of their daily walks. But on Thursday, the routine took a fatal turn. Cornish said two pitbull type dogs attacked them on Elmora Avenue. “One big pitbull just jumped on me and I just felt him dangling on me and I was just screaming,” Cornish said. Animal control told WJZ that the three dogs were with their owner but two got lose and attacked. One witness said before Thursday, he’d never seen that type of aggression from the dogs. “She ran in the house and then...
  • Cherry Hill gang member known as 'Butt Juice' is convicted (Baltimore)

    06/21/2018 12:59:12 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 50 replies
    Fox Baltimore ^ | 06/19/2018 | by Bryna Zumer|
    A 25-year-old Baltimore man who goes by the name of "Butt Juice" was convicted Tuesday of conspiracy to take part in racketeering as part of his gang activities in the Cherry Hill area. Lamont Jones, a.ka. "Butt Juice," faces a maximum sentence of life in prison; his sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 5, according to a news release Tuesday. Jones is a member of the Up Da Hill (UDG) gang and was also convicted of conspiracy to distribute drugs and having drugs with intent to distribute, according to the news release.
  • The Ghost Of Freddie Gray Haunts Baltimore’s Elections

    06/18/2018 10:39:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    The race to elect new state’s attorneys in Maryland is heating up, including the reelection bid of Baltimore’s now famous (infamous?) Marilyn Mosby. If you’re familiar with that name it’s probably because she was the one in charge during the Freddie Gray riots and the subsequent failed attempts to prosecute six Baltimore police officers over their actions during Gray’s arrest and death. So you probably wouldn’t be surprised to find that the campaign literature making the rounds this month includes pictures of Mosby making her famous announcement and reminders of those ill-considered trials. But there’s a catch. Freddie Gray...