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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Kirk Cameron rallies to get religious film unblocked by YouTube and Facebook

 Kirk Cameron, former star of "Growing Pains" and devout Christian, now knows what it feels like to be persecuted. Cameron claims Facebook and Youtube had censored the trailer for his new movie, "Unstoppable," but his social media campaign eventually paid off.

Cameron took to his Facebook page on Thursday, writing that both Facebook and Youtube flagged the trailer as "abusive, unsafe and spammy" (Facebook) and "spam, scam and deceptive" (YouTube). He couldn't upload the trailer to Youtube nor post links to its official website on his Facebook page.

Cameron was baffled by Facebook's decision, writing: "This is my most personal film about faith, hope, and love, and about why God allows bad things to happen to good people. What is 'abusive' or 'unsafe' about that?!"


McCain Joins Obama In Calling For Review Of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

A top Republican joined President Barack Obama's call to review so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws in the aftermath of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting of black teen Trayvon Martin.

Sen. John McCain, Ariz., a prominent Republican who's been known to break ranks with fellow members of the GOP at times, urged state legislatures to review Stand Your Ground laws in the wake of the Zimmerman trial, which became a national flashpoint for race relations in America.

"I can also see that Stand Your Ground laws may be something that needs to be reviewed by the Florida legislature or any other legislature that has passed such legislation," McCain said on CNN. 


Md. Woman Charged With Leaving Dog Inside Car

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) -- A Harford County woman has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities say she left her dog in an overheated car while she went shopping.

The sheriff's office says Daphne Luckhardt was arrested after deputies were called Friday afternoon to the parking lot of the Kohl's department store in Forest Hill.

Luckhardt is accused of leaving an Australian cattle/Beagle mix dog in a car while she went shopping. The windows were slightly open.


Md. School Board Reviews Graduation Speaker Rules

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland school board says it's reconsidering a policy on high school graduation speakers after one school's valedictorian didn't get an opportunity to speak.

Washington County's policy specifies that the valedictorian and salutatorian get first cracks at delivering graduation speeches.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports ( ) that the policy is being reviewed after the valedictorian at Washington County Technical High School was bypassed as a speaker during that school's audition process.



When the Rev. Al Sharpton and Trayvon Martin’s mother arrived at the Harlem rally for Martin today, they were accompanied by Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera, according to National Review Online.

NRO adds that Rivera had “no cameraman and seemed to be observing the proceedings as a guest.”

Some protesters apparently spot Rivera and began to complain and shout, “Get Fox out!” and “What are you doing here?”


Ethanol Industry Has EPA As Ally In Battle Against Big Oil

Drama is high these days for ethanol makers, whose fate is on the line in Washington - fitting for an industry dependent on government.

The oil industry has launched an assault on the ethanol mandate that drives demand for the plant-based fuel. The Senate recently confirmed an industry friend to head the Environmental Protection Agency. And the EPA is finalizing a controversial rule to allow higher blends of ethanol in gasoline.

Ethanol is a fuel made from fermenting and distilling plant matter - mostly corn in the U.S. From the industry's earliest days, government has subsidized the fuel. The most important benefit for the industry today is the Renewable Fuel Standard.


Question Of The Day 7-14-13

Are you satisfied with the verdict on the Zimmerman trial?

Salisbury Firefighters Flaming

The Salisbury Fire Department can be seen right now at the all you can eat Flaming Grill next to Sam's Club. Yes, they are once again using a Fire Truck. 

Eagle Scout, Gavin Stephens, Arrested In Worcester County On 7 Charges

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Trial Date:08/21/2013Trial Time:01:00 PMRoom:01

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Eagle Scout, Gavin Stephens, who built the playground at Westside Little League Park? He was arrested for the armed robbery in Fruitland in mid May along with his brother and a couple more. I checked the Worcester County file on this young man and he has seven recent charges against him for what looks like hit and runs. Above is an example of one of those charges.

Just What Did Happen Last Friday Between Mayor Jim Ireton And Lore' Chambers

Sources say it was not a pleasant sight, once again. Mayor Ireton has a record of being verbally abusive towards WOMEN. I had reported long ago about how I personally came across his former secretary crying in the hallway after Jim tore her up and down verbally.

It turns out Jim treated Lore' no differently. What we've been told was that Lore' has been on Family Medical Leave lately. She came in on Friday to go to Human Resources to drop off her resume for John Pick's job. She stopped in upstairs to say hello and that's when things went bad.

Once Jim Ireton learned Lore' had put in her resume for the job, Ireton immediately ordered Lore' to go back downstairs and take back her resume. Lore' refused to do so and Ireton started screaming and yelling at her. 

Because Lore' refused to take back her resume, Ireton told her to go and clean out her desk, she had been terminated/fired. 

Ladies & Gentlemen, I am NOT trying to make this Post about me. I simply want to say this. I tried. I worked very hard for a year to get out there and express to as many of you as I could that Salisbury could no longer afford this kind of leadership. I actually moved from my home and relocated to Salisbury for more than a year to HELP you out of a bad situation. 

Mind you, the election results are highly questionable. ALL news outlets were doing exit poll results and each one of them were stating all day long that I was up 2 to 1 over Ireton. Funny how just weeks before the election Ireton would commit what 99% of you would believe to be political suicide. He stated he wanted to sell off all the parking lots Downtown. He said he wanted to give away the EDU's from Linens of the Week to build subsidized housing units, 500 of them. He then announced a $19,000,000.00 annual Rain Tax. He then announced his lockout ordinance to shut down any business or residence that had 2 complaints in a 2 year period. He then announced he was openly gay in the Daily Times.

It was almost as if Ireton WANTED you to NOT vote for him. This is why the Republican Party wanted to challenge the election results. Funny, no matter who you talk to, I have YET to meet a single person who said they voted for Jim Ireton. Now mind you, life is VERY GOOD in Delmar. I have no regrets, none whatsoever. There are a select few who like to try to give me a hard time and even call me a loser. I'm no loser. When your local media takes the time to call me and say NO ONE at their location believes Jim Ireton won that election, (they did exit polls all day) that's saying a lot. 

I said this several weeks ago. While there are many of us who like Tom Stevenson, what Jim Ireton did to Lore' Chambers, (IMHO) was a slap in the face. When John Pick chose to take another job, Lore' should have filled his position immediately, that's a no brainer. I feel Jim Ireton has PURPOSELY put the taxpayers in a very bad position opening an immediate lawsuit just on that move alone, let alone his most recent move firing her . Lore' has a clear opportunity to challenge the City/Mayor and Jim Ireton should be removed from Office and I'm not kidding. 

You have a school teacher running a multi million dollar business. Think about this for a minute. We ALL know Jim throws hissy fits on a regular basis. Just imagine ALL of the other instances that you DON'T know about. Mojo's, Council Work Sessions, abusive e-mail messages. Jim Ireton is completely out of control. 

In closing let me say this. I started Salisbury News because of all the corruption I saw going on and the local media not covering it. Agree with me or not, I provide a service that makes you THINK. So do me a favor and THINK for just a minute. What would have happened if Joe Albero had been elected. Would there be investigations towards old deals in the City too many people couldn't afford to be exposed????? And just how far would some of these people go to make sure I wasn't elected. Trust me, I knew this going in. I felt the pulse of the community when I went door to door. I never once had a door slammed in my face. I saw the reception of the majority of voters with thumbs up at the polls. Finally, your local media knows for a fact that the election results are questionable. Don't YOU think it would make for an interesting interview to ask me personally how I felt about the final numbers after some time has passed. Salisbury is a very dangerous place to live Ladies & Gentlemen. I wish you and Lore', (and many more like her) a lot of luck.

Today's Survey Question 7-16-13

Do you believe President Obama is adding more racial tension in America by challenging the the George Zimmerman outcome?


We understand why Lore Chambers would file a grievance procedure after being fired in public by Ireton – after all, the City’s employee handbook says that it must be “for cause.” But that probably is not worth the effort, because under the “Disciplinary Grievance Procedure” Ireton gets to make the ultimate decision. Can you say “conflict of interest”? And it’s even worse.

Under that procedure, which is specified in part 0908 of the employee handbook, a terminated employee’s appeal is heard by a 3-member “Board,” whose chairperson is “a department head selected by the City administrator” – in this instance the very person currently serving by Ireton’s choice in the position that Ms. Chamber wants, Tom Stevenson. Ms. Chambers gets to appoint a member, who must be another department head (i.e., beholden to Ireton). The third member is a City employee appointed by the chairperson selected by Mr. Stevenson.

That “Board” hears the case and makes a recommendation to Ireton, whose decision “shall be final.” There is no alternative method if the employee has been terminated by Ireton (mayor), not that it matters one wit in this instance.

This is an absolutely absurd appeals process. Many cities have truly independent boards for this purpose, but Salisbury still has the Barrie Tilghman era kangaroo court. Ms. Chambers would be wise to lawyer-up ASAP and rely on the federal civil rights legislation.

Tractor-Trailer Accident Sends Car Over Bay Bridge

SANDY POINT, Md. —A collision between a tractor-trailer and a vehicle Friday night sent the car over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and into the water.

It happened around 8:24 p.m. on the eastbound span about 200 yards from the toll plaza.

"A three-car collision occurred on the eastbound Bay Bridge. It involved a tractor-trailer and two passenger vehicles. At this point, our understanding is the tractor-trailer struck one of the two vehicles causing it to strike the Jersey wall and it subsequently rolled over the wall into the shallow waters of the bay," Maryland Transportation Authority Police 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green told 11 News.

The car fell about 40 feet into the water with one person inside.

President Makes Surprise, Personal Remarks on Trayvon Case and Racism in America

President Obama made a surprise stop at today's press briefing to address the Trayvon Martin case. The president didn't field any questions in his appearance, but said he wanted to further discuss the context behind his comments made directly following the shooting death of the 17-year-old Florida boy by George Zimmerman.

After the February 2012 shooting, Obama spoke out about the tragedy, saying that Trayvon could have been 'his son.' Today, he added on to that statement, saying, "When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is that Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."

"When you think about why, in the African American community at least, there's a lot of pain around what happened, you need to understand that they're looking at it through a lens and a [...] history that doesn't go away," he said.

Amazing: 14 year old girl set to graduate College with a 3.9 GPA

Yes, you’ve read the title correctly. A 14 year old girl is graduating from COLLEGE. Young Thessalonika Arzu-Embry, who lives on the Great Lakes Naval Base, will be graduating from Chicago State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Thessalonika actually started college at the age of 11 at the College of Lake County. She will end next month with the degree from Chicago State. With all of the talk about kids in Chicago not being prepared to succeed, this young lady is showing that there is a great deal of brilliance right in the heart of the south side of the city.

Thessalonika doesn’t attend regular high school like every other freshman her age. She actually wakes up early with her mother, Wonder Embry, and makes the commute from home at the Great Lakes Naval Station near North Chicago to Chicago State on the South Side of the city. On the way to school, Thessalonika and her mother study theory and talk about homework assignments.

Thessalonika dedicates all of her hard work to her mother, who keeps her motivated.


When Will Salisbury Taxpayers Finally Stand Their Ground And Say Enough Is Enough

Next Monday night the Mayor and Council will meet to discuss what Salisbury News had predicted years ago, more funding from the taxpayers to build the Animal Services Building at the Salisbury Zoo. 

I stated that I felt Ron Alessi and the Zoo Commission were lying to the public about the costs and they were doing so just to jump start the project. I went on to say they'd come back at a later point and ask for more money, that's how Liberals work the system.

Today I am again letting you know you have been scammed again. 

Who in their right mind would spend millions of dollars on such improvements when the Salisbury Zoo can't even cover their own overhead. They have THREE non profit organizations raising money for the Zoo and NONE of those funds come back to the general fund account for the City, relieving the taxpayers. 

The AZA is forcing the City to spend millions of dollars for something the Salisbury Zoo absolutely 100% DOES NOT NEED. Trust me when I tell you, the Salisbury Zoo is way to small of a Zoo to need such a building and before you forget, the taxpayers already gave $300,000.00 to rebuild and update the current Animal Services building just to satisfy the AZA. The Zoo doesn't bring in enough exotic animals to warrant such a facility and considering my Wife ran that portion of the Zoo for 18 years, I/We know what we're talking about. 

Now Alessi and Company want to come back to the Mayor and Council and say, hey, sorry about that chief but we screwed up and the new building is going to cost us another $500,000.00, above and beyond the OTHER $500,000.00 you already gave us, (on top of the $300,000.00 worth of improvements on the old bldg) my bad.

Americans are suffering financially. The Eastern Shore is suffering. Salisbury, well, the Mayor has to GIVE everything away just to get someone, anyone, interested in doing business with the City. Do you really think in this economy we should be bonding out another half a million dollars simply because the Zoo can't raise the funds from the people they're calling, so screw the local taxpayers on TOP of what your already providing to keep their doors open. 

Your leadership is out of control. Lease the Zoo back to the Zoo Commission for $1.00 a year and let them live or die on their own and STOP taking more money from the taxpayers. Remember Salisbury Taxpayers, letting this go through is just ANOTHER reason Ireton will raise taxes AGAIN next year. Someone, (YOU) has to pay for it. 

Delmarva, You Gotta Love It

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Nice clothes line.

How Many People Think This Is A Joke?

Have you actually watched this segment on WBOC? I love how they go back to old "Survey Questions" from Salisbury News and create an actual SHOW about them. Nevertheless, we'd love to know your thoughts on this show if you've seen it.


In the wake of the Zimmerman not-guilty verdict, the media's outright lies, race-baiting, misinformation,shrillness, downplaying of events inconvenient to their narrative, and hysterical and dangerous stoking of racial animus have been in fifth-gear 24/7 for going on five days now. And they are just getting started. NBC's Al Sharpton is currently arranging for 100 weekend protests in 100 cities.

Cutting through the muck to the truth is therefore New Media's job; and here are ten things the media are either ignoring or downplaying in their partisan effort to turn a loss into a win…

1. There is Zero Evidence Race was Involved In the Shooting 

Early last year, as the tragic and fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin was just starting to bubble up, the media falsely described George Zimmerman as "white." The name Zimmerman apparently fooled the media into believing they had a white versus black narrative on their hands. Once they learned Zimmerman was Hispanic, rather than change course, in order to cover up their mistake, the media put the pedal to the metal in pushing a racial angle.

This crusade, however, is anti-science. A thorough federal investigation into Zimmerman found absolutely no evidence that there was any racism in his past or in his motivations the night of the shooting.

During the trial, the prosecution did not accuse Zimmerman of having any kind of racial motive.

The one juror who has spoken out said the jury saw no evidence of a racial motivation.

The media's racial narrative is based on nothing more than partisan lies, speculation, innuendo, and a cynical alchemy conjured from nothing to enflame division and hate.

Moreover, it is reasonable to assume the media have been swarming Zimmerman's life looking for anything that might point to racism. But as of yet there have been no media reports (that weren't later debunked and retracted) reporting Zimmerman has been found to be a closet racist.

On the contrary…


Delegate Seeking to Make History In Bid For Governor

Montgomery County Delegate Heather Mizeur is making good on her promise, and is kicking off a campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Mizeur issued a statement Tuesday night saying she will kick off her campaign on Wednesday.

Her campaign stops include an appearance at the Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield, which is an annual event that draws many Maryland politicians and candidates.

Mizeur is seeking to become the first woman governor in state history, and the first openly gay governor in the nation.

Unions Frantically Searching For A Way Out Of Obamacare

As we inch closer to the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), union leaders around the country are frantically looking for a way to avoid having to comply with the massive new law.

Teamsters chief James Hoffa, UFCW chief Joseph Hansen, and UNITE-HERE chief Donald Taylor last week penned a letterto Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Democratic Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) begging Congress to change the law before it shatters “not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”


Al Sharpton Finds New Love In A Decades-Younger Westchester Stylist

Al Sharpton has a new, decades-younger, attractive main squeeze.

The civil rights activist and MSNBC star, 58, is dating 35-year-old Aisha McShaw, a Westchester “personal stylist” who has been seen on Sharpton’s arm at several recent black-tie affairs, including the White House Correspondents Dinner in April and President Obama’s holiday party in December.


Marine Has No Regrets About Urinating On Taliban

Sgt. Joseph Chamblin says he was just doing his job in Afghanistan: 'Do you want the Marine Corps to be a group of Boy Scout pretty boys or do you want guys that will go out and kill the people trying to take advantage of your country and kill Americans?'

One of the four U.S. Marines brazenly filmed urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters says he has no regrets and would do it again.

"These were the same guys that were killing our family, killing our brothers," Sgt. Joseph Chamblin spoke for the first time about the 2011 incident shot in Afghanistan to WSOC-TV.

"We're human," he continued. "Who wouldn't [want to get revenge] if you lost your brother or mother? Wouldn't you want revenge?"

Chamblin, a scout-sniper and infantry unit leader was court-martialed. He pleaded guilty to the offense in December and was demoted.

"Do I regret doing it? Hell no," the 35-year-old Leatherneck said from his Richlands, N.C., home.


Wicomico County Was Warned

It's been a while since we published any information referencing the Bennett Middle School project but we do have an incredible update for you.

Over the past three weeks construction crews have been on site but haven't been able to get much done. The reason, well, they've been pumping water off the site for a good two weeks now.

If there's one thing you should be proud of with your County Council representatives its the fact that some of them are Farmers. So what, right? Well, Farmers know everything there is to know about soil. Some County Council Members flat out said that the County shouldn't even purchase the land they ultimately bought in the end anyway. Why, because the soil RETAINS water.

Councilman Bob Culver stated he wanted to see floating footers on the project to assure the structure would be sound, it was agreed upon and passed. What you may not know is that the County, (in order to save millions) decided they were NOT going to use floating footers on this $70,000,000.00 project. 

The mere fact that they are pumping water off the site and cannot pour concrete shows this could very well be a devastating decision by the County. 

I want to say, I am not criticizing anyone here. I am simply informing the public that some of your County representatives tried their best to make sure this project was done properly. I want it on the record that there is currently a water retention issue and SHOULD something happen down the road and someone were to Google it, at least SOME ONE tried to inform you BEFORE they started pouring concrete. 

Sarasota Police chief lights candle for Trayvon Martin

SARASOTA - Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino lit a candle in memory of Trayvon Martin and other victims of gun violence.
She stood Thursday morning near a bust of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the northern Sarasota park bearing his name, surrounded by artificial flowers on loan from a local funeral home.

DiPino appealed for peaceful protests, should George Zimmerman — the man accused of murdering Travyvon Martin — be acquitted by the jury in Sanford that soon will deliberate his fate.

"The reason we're here — I felt it important to reach out to the community for help," DiPino said. "I am asking for the help of all citizens of Sarasota to prepare a peaceful response to the verdict."



On Monday afternoon, the US Department of Justice appealed to civil rights groups and the general public across the country for “tips” on George Zimmerman in their pursuit of potential federal civil rights charges against the just-acquitted defendant in the Trayvon Martin killing. The DOJ actually went so far as to set up an e-mail address to allow such tips: The email address is slated to go operational by the end of the week.

Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law told the Orlando Sentinel that the DOJ had held a Monday conference call “calling on us to actively refer anyone who had any information” that would help build a case against Zimmerman. "They said they would very aggressively investigate this case,” Arnwine stated.

According to Arnwine, the call began at 3:30 p.m. with Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States DOJ, and representatives of the FBI on the line. Several prosecutors joined the call, too. 


Wonder Won't Sing In Fla. After Zimmerman Verdict

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stevie Wonder says he won't perform in Florida and other states with a "stand your ground" law.

In a video posted on YouTube, the 63-year-old singer said at a concert in Quebec City, Canada, on Sunday "that until the 'stand your ground' law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again."

Wonder added: "Wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world."

The "stand your ground" law allows people to use deadly force if they believe their life is in danger.

It Wasn't Just 'Skittles' Trayvon Was Carrying

Twitter was in meltdown when the verdict came Saturday night in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial. Facebookers like this one were among many writing their fair share of posts on the trial and its outcome.

One online site in particular captured considerable attention – well over 100,000 visits a day and a public post-trial thank-you from Robert Zimmerman, father of the younger Zimmerman: “I have thanked Mark Omara and Don West. Now I would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to you, our friends at CTH.”

The Conservative Treehouse (aka “CTH” and “The Last Refuge”) earned Zimmerman’s grateful acknowledgement because of its extraordinary investigative work undertaken throughout the saga, particularly in obtaining through Freedom of Information Act and publishing public records that revealed the corruption and racism connected to the charges and the trial itself, naming who was involved regardless of how high up the political food chain it went, in what the investigative bloggers called “The Zimmerman Railroading.”

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OC Man Arrested For Illegally Selling Assault Rife In Salisbury

Maryland State Police say troopers have arrested a man in connection with illegally selling an assault rifle in Salisbury.

According to authorities, 45-year-old David L. Catrino, of Ocean City, was charged on an arrest warrant with unlawful sale/transfer of a regulated firearm and four counts of assault weapons violations.

Catrino was arrested at his job by officials from the Maryland State Police and Gang Enforcement Unit.

Editors Note:
SBYNews did an interview with David Catrino in 2010 when he was running for Worcester County Sheriff. See that interview HERE

Federal Judge Upholds MD Pit Bull Law

Animal advocates hoping to overturn Maryland's controversial "pit bull" law have hit a setback -- A federal judge has ruled that it can stand.

The law stems from a Court of Appeals ruling that found that if a pit bull bites you, you can sue the owner -- and his or her landlord -- and you're very likely to win even if the pit bull hasn't bitten anyone before.

That has led many landlords to not allow tenants to own pit bulls.

Last year the operators of the Armistead Gardens Apartments began eviction proceedings against a long-time tenant who owns a pit bull.



Amid the contentious analysis of the George Zimmerman verdict, which some are saying is indicative of lingering racism in the United States justice system, some are pointing to a similar case in the same state where matters ended quite differently.

Marissa Alexander had never been arrested before she fired a bullet at a wall in 2010 when she felt her estranged husband was threatening her. She had already filed a restraining order against him.

Nobody was hurt, but in May a northeast Florida judge was bound by state law to sentence her to 20 years in prison.


AG Calls Martin Killing An 'Unnecessary Shooting'

Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday the killing of Trayvon Martin was a "tragic, unnecessary shooting" and that the 17-year-old's death provides an opportunity for the nation to speak honestly about complicated and emotionally charged issues.

In his first comments since the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Martin case, the attorney general said that Martin's parents have suffered a pain that no parent should have to endure. He said the nation must not forgo an opportunity toward better understanding of one another.

On Sunday, the Justice Department said it is reviewing evidence in the case to determine whether criminal civil rights charges are warranted.


Al Sharpton Reacts To Zimmerman Verdict

Saturday, July 13, 2013 (New York, NY) “The acquittal of George Zimmerman is a slap in the face to the American people but it is only the first round in the pursuit of justice. We intend to ask the Department of Justice to move forward as they did in the Rodney King case and we will closely monitor the civil case against Mr. Zimmerman. I will convene an emergency call with preachers tonight to discuss next steps and I intend to head to Florida in the next few days.”

Reverend Al Sharpton commented on MSNBC:
I think that this is an atrocity. I think that it is probably one of the worst situations that I have seen. What this jury has done is establish a precedent that when you are young and fit a certain profile, you can be committing no crime, just bringing some Skittles and ice tea home to your brother and be killed and someone can claim self-defense, having been exposed with all kinds of lies, uh, all kinds of inconsistencies.

We had to march to even get a trial and even at trial, when he’s exposed over and over again as a liar, he is acquitted. This is a sad day in the country. I think that we clearly must move on to the next step in terms of the federal government and in terms of the civil courts. Clearly we want people to be very disciplined and strategic, but this a slap in the face to those that believe in justice in this country.



Ladies & Gentlemen,

Salisbury News provides an incredible service by delivering news and information we feel interests the majority. However, when it comes to comments, you need to look deep within yourself and realize the task it takes to moderate each and every one of those comments.

To those of you sending in extremely racist comments in the hopes we'll publish them, STOP IT. 

There's so much talk about racism, black against white and so forth, how much better do YOU look here on the Eastern Shore when you attempt to think your cool, tougher or more redneck than the rest of the Country? Do you really want us ALL to have that reputation, similar to when former Governor Donald Schaefer made his remark about the Eastern Shore no one ever seems to forget. Yes, it's that lasting.

Show some respect and dignity. While we want you to be able to express your opinion, there's a fine line here in which we are going to monitor more closely and simply reject ANY comment we feel crosses the line. Learn to agree to disagree on BOTH sides. However, we are NOT your platform to prove just how ignorant you can be. 

Obama Issues Pro-Trayvon Martin Statement

After waiting some 17 hours since the jury issued its verdict, President Obama issued a written statement Sunday afternoon saying “a jury has spoken” but suggesting justice has not been done.

As anger seethes among those who reject the jury’s unanimous verdict that George Zimmerman did not murder Trayvon Martin or commit manslaughter, the president only indirectly called for protestors to refrain from violence.
And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son.


Justice Department To Review George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin Case

The Justice Department says it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case.

The department opened an investigation into Martin's death last year but stepped aside to allow the state prosecution to proceed.

In a statement Sunday, the Justice Department said the criminal section of the civil rights division, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office for the Middle District of Florida are continuing to evaluate the evidence generated during the federal probe, in addition to the evidence and testimony from the state trial.


President Obama Issues Statement on Zimmerman Ruling

The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we're doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we're doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that's a job for all of us. That's the way to honor Trayvon Martin.


Warning: Some strong language ahead.

Here’s a prediction from New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz:


NAACP President: Zimmerman Verdict "Miscarriage Of Justice"

The president of the Baltimore City Chapter of the NAACP is calling Saturday night's acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, "an incredible miscarriage of justice."

Tessa Hill-Aston released a statement minutes after the verdict was read.

"I am terribly saddened by this travesty and am afraid for the lives of black boys and black men everywhere. Tonight George Zimmerman will go home to his family and friends but there will be no comfort for Trayvon’s parents because their son will never be able to come home," Hill-Aston said.

"The jury has allowed a murderer to go free and has sent a message about the value they place on the life of black children. This a moment for us to calmly reflect on what we have witnessed but that reflection can only last for a moment because we must continue to work diligently to rid our world of the hatred, the racism and the sickening profiling that led to the death of Trayvon Martin.”


Asiana To Proceed With TV Station Suit, But NTSB Is Off The Hook

Asiana Airlines says it will proceed with its planned lawsuit against an Oakland, California, television station, but it's not going to pursue legal action against the National Transportation Safety Board.

Over the weekend, the Korean airline had said it would sue both entities after an intern at the NTSB mistakenly confirmed "inaccurate and offensive" names as those of the pilots of Flight 214, which crash-landed nine days ago at San Francisco International Airport.

The bogus names that phonetically spelled out phrases such as "Something Wrong" and "We Too Low" were read during KTVU's noon broadcast Friday. The airline called the report "demeaning" and said it was "reviewing possible legal action."


Zimmerman: Guilty Of Not Being Black

‘We are outraged and heartbroken over today’s verdict,” NAACP president Benjamin Jealous said in a statement moments after a jury of six women found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

That’s what it has come to for the NAACP. The Zimmerman case wasn’t about due process. It wasn’t about Trayvon Martin’s family having their day in court. The NAACP didn’t care about the trial, it wanted a conviction — and the law be damned. The facts be damned. Justice be damned.

And the NAACP isn’t finished with George Zimmerman. It now wants to deny him one of the most fundamental civil rights we as Americans possess — the right not to be tried a second time for the same crime. “We will pursue civil-rights charges with the Department of Justice,” Jealous added in the post-verdict statement.