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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

UPDATE: Missing Teen In Delaware

Everyone in and around Delaware, please be on the look out for this 16 year old boy. This is Jacob Annand, he has been missing since yesterday afternoon. This is my best friend's child, Kristina Shamblin and Shannon Shamblin. If you see or hear from him, please get ahold of them. 302-343-9111.

Everyone please share, lets saturate Delaware with his picture!


UPDATE: 
Help Find Jacob Annand

HE'S HOME!!!

THANK YOU to everyone who has responded in one way or another. You are all amazing!

But, please keep in your prayers all the families that don't get speedy or positive resolutions. Our hearts are with them

Upcoming Hurricane season and MEDIA AVAILABILITY

DESPITE PREDICTIONS OF QUIET 2014 HURRICANE SEASON, MARYLAND RESIDENTS URGED TO MAKE PREPARATIONS

“It just takes one,” says MEMA Director Ken Mallette

REISTERSTOWN, MD –
Although several weather prediction centers are calling for a relatively quiet hurricane season this year, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to prepare now. The 2014 season begins June 1.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service have declared May 25-31 as National Hurricane Preparedness Week, a time for all residents of hurricane-prone states to prepare for the upcoming season. This is the time to learn about hurricane watches and warnings, develop a family disaster plan and supply kit and consider purchasing flood insurance if you are in a vulnerable area.

“While the National Weather Service and others are predicting relatively few Atlantic Hurricanes this year, it just takes one to affect Maryland,” said Ken Mallette, Executive Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. “Even if it is a relatively quiet season, one storm hitting the mid-Atlantic can disrupt the lives of thousands of Marylanders, as we saw when Hurricane Sandy struck in 2012.”

In Maryland, hurricanes can bring heavy winds, coastal storm surge, tidal flooding and inland flooding and can spawn tornadoes. They also can be responsible for widespread power outages; in 2003, Hurricane Isabel knocked out power to approximately 1.3 million electric customers around the state. Recovery for the hardest hot communities can take years.

While hurricanes are not the most common disasters to affect Maryland, the same preparedness steps residents take for hurricanes will be helpful in the wake of severe thunderstorms, flooding, tornadoes, winter storms, power outages and other events more common in this region. Residents should consider a battery-operated or crank radio to follow local news broadcasts in a power outage or a NOAA Weather Radio that will alert listeners to severe weather warnings in their area.

Two Medical Examiner's Office Employers Indicted In Drug Scandal

The Attorney General's Office has indicted two employees of the Medical Examiner's Office in connection with a drug scandal that has impacted hundreds of court cases across the state.

James Woodson, 38, of Wilmington and Farnam Daneshgar, 54, of Wilmington were arrested May 28 by Delaware State Police, said Jason Miller, spokesman for the Attorney General's Office.

In April, Woodson was suspended with pay from his $42,000 position with the office. Miller said Woodson was a death investigator with the office who also had served as a courier for the Controlled Substances Laboratory within the Medical Examiner's Office. The lab has been closed since February, when the investigation was announced.

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A Goat Ends His Hunger Strike After Reuniting with His Donkey Best Friend

Smyrna Woman Charged with Murder After Shooting Her Husband at Their Home

Smyrna, DE – Detectives with the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit have arrested a Smyrna woman and charged her with murder after she shot and killed her husband.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:06 a.m. Wednesday May 28th after a 9-1-1 call was placed from a residence located in the unit block of Sugar Maple Lane in the Willowwood Development. The initial phone call was an immediate disconnect from the caller and a dispatcher from the Kent County Emergency Operations Center re-connected making contact with Amanda G. King, 57 of Smyrna who stated she had shot her husband. Troopers and officers from Smyrna PD and Clayton PD responded to the residence where they immediately took Amanda King into custody without incident. Detectives were able to recover a Glock .45 caliber semi-auto handgun located in the kitchen of the house.

Her husband, James E. King, 68, was located just inside the residence near a staircase with a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. He was transported to Kent General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy was conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who ruled the cause and manner of death to be homicide by a single gunshot.

Amanda King (No Photo Available) was transported to Troop 3 where she was arrested for Murder 1st and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. She was later transported to Kent General Hospital for unrelated health issues and turned over to Delaware Department of Corrections to be held without bail.

A motive in this case has not been established and the investigation is on-going.

Child Calls 911 For Math Homework

Ephrata Police Chief Tosses Seim out for Addressing the Law

Lost Dog 5-28-14: UPDATE

This morning at about 7:15am our 4 year old dog (a white cocker spaniel with brown dots) went missing from our yard. I say missing because both our dogs were in our fenced in backyard when they were let out at 6:45am. My husband went to the backyard to let them in and the older dog, who is blind, was sitting in our front yard and the little one was nowhere to be found. Both gates were closed with no way for them to escape. We believe someone let them out of the gate and took the little one. (I'm hoping that is not the case and somehow they just managed to sneak out). Her name is Dottie and she's very sweet. Our daughter is devastated and our older dog doesn't know what to do because Dottie acted as her seeing eye dog guiding her around our backyard.

If you see her please contact 443-235-2931. We are so worried about her!

Google's New Car: No Driver, And No Steering Wheel

Google has revealed a prototype of its latest driverless car -- and this one doesn't even have a steering wheel.

The car will only have a stop and go button. No steering wheel. No pedals.

Unlike Google's previous self-driving vehicles, which have been based on conventional cars adapted to navigate around without a driver, this model has been designed from scratch.

"They won't have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal... because they don't need them," Google said in a statement.

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Gary Johnson blasts Forest Service review of Taos Ski Valley crackdown

SANTA FE – Former Gov. Gary Johnson says he’s “still mad as hell” upon reading an internal review of a crackdown conducted back in February by armed officers of the U.S. Forest Service at the Taos Ski Valley.

“Nothing has been resolved by this,” said Johnson, an avid skier and harsh critic of the operation that featured four Forest Service agents in bullet-proof vests and a drug-sniffing dog.

“The upshot from this review is, (the Forest Service) is going to do this again. And if these things are going happen again, somebody’s going to get hurt. It’s either going to be the person they confront or vice-versa … I really thought they were going to come up with a policy change,” Johnson said in a telephone interview.

The review found the operation was justified, although the agency promises to coordinate with the ski resort and local police “in the future to more effectively and efficiently work through employee and public concerns.”

In addition, a Forest Service supervisor will have to OK future “saturation patrols.”

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In Delaware, School Segregation Persisted Until 1967

Separate but equal was a Supreme Court doctrine that held racial segregation was constitutional as long as the facilities provided for blacks and whites were roughly equal. This doctrine was long used to support segregation in public schools and public facilities such as transportation, restaurants, restrooms and water fountains.

In the South, Jim Crow laws ensured that facilities and services for blacks were often clearly inferior.

From the 1920s and for more than four decades after that, Delaware’s public schools operated under the separate but equal doctrine.

Appalled by Delaware’s schools, industrialist and philanthropist Pierre S. du Pont took interest in how Delaware’s coloreds were being educated. Du Pont also questioned the way school taxes were levied.

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Chelation, Vitamins Found to Cut Heart Risk

Newly published research shows that chelation therapy combined with vitamins greatly reduces the risk for heart disease.

Chelation, a once-controversial alternative therapy, is gaining increased acceptance among mainstream doctors.

The new study, led by Gervasio A. Lamas, M.D., at the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, randomly assigned more than 1,700 heart attack survivors to receive 40 rounds of chelation therapy and oral vitamins or drug-free placebo infusions at 134 clinics in the U.S. and Canada over 4 ½ years.

Chelation and high-dose vitamins were found to reduce the risk of future cardiovascular problems by 26 percent, compared to those who received a placebo. In heart attack survivors with diabetes, the benefits of the combo therapy were even greater — a whopping 51 percent — according to the findings, published online in the American Heart Journal.

Humanity Has Outlived Its Usefulness: GAME OVER!

How is that Kool-Aid tasting? Congratulations America, you have twice elected an avowed communist who believes in eugenics and is totally committed to the takedown of this country as well as the destruction of 90% of all living people on the planet. But this is only part of the plan. According to famed astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking, a sinister threat is brewing deep inside the technology laboratories of Silicon Valley. Artificial Intelligence, disguised as helpful digital assistants and self-driving vehicles, is gaining a foothold and it will one day spell the end for mankind. Hawking warns that humanity faces a bleak future as the new robotic technology learns to think for itself and adapt to its environment. Soon, the globalists will have no need for humanity.

A few of us, who are enlightened enough to plan beyond next Friday, are wondering how America could re-elect a hedonistic degenerate such as Obama, or Pelosi, or Reid or 90% of the people we keep sending back to Congress? The plain and simple truth is that we re-elected these degenerates because the people in our nation suffer from abject stupidity. And these “leaders” are even dumber than the people who elected them because they vote for their own demise each and every day (e.g. non-labeling of GMO’s, sanctioning of chemtrails, etc.).

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GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ESTABLISHES COMMISSION ON PRETRIAL REFORM

Commission will issue recommendations to improve Maryland’s criminal pretrial system

ANNAPOLIS, MD --
Building on the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s commitment to protecting the public’s safety, Governor O’Malley issued an executive order creating the Governor’s Commission to Reform Maryland’s Pretrial System (the “Commission”).

“Working with community leaders and the brave men and women of law enforcement, we’ve driven down violent crime to 30-year lows” said Governor O’Malley. “We must build on this important progress by streamlining and modernizing our justice system to better serve and protect Maryland families. The Commission will foster the consensus we need to move comprehensive pretrial reform forward.”

“We remain committed to building a justice system that’s both strong and fair, and that starts with a responsive and effective pretrial system that meets constitutional requirements,” said Lt. Governor Brown. “As we look to the future, the Commission on Pretrial Reform will play a critical role in our efforts to build a long-term, comprehensive plan that addresses this important issue and ensures justice for all Marylanders while keeping our communities safe.”

STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO REPAIR GUARDRAIL ON MD 90 WEST OF OCEAN CITY

Eastbound MD 90 Closes Tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(May 28, 2014) – Beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 29th, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will close the eastbound lane of MD 90 (Ocean City Expressway) between MD 589 (Racetrack Road) and St. Martins Neck Road for guardrail repair. The guardrail replacement will occur immediately west of the bridge between Ocean City and St. Martins Neck. The work will be complete by 3 p.m., weather permitting. Motorists traveling on MD 90 westbound from Ocean City will not be impacted.

Eastbound MD 90 motorists will be directed to MD 589 to eastbound US 50 into Ocean City. The guardrail repair is expected to cost about $5,000.

While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Safer driving. Safer Work Zones. For everyone!

Visitors vandalize 9/11 memorial by including messages to loved ones

Panels of victims' names at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City are being graffitied to include messages from family and friends, according a report by the New York Post.

The etchings, nicknamed 'scratchiti,' have appeared in the panels about 40 times, sources told the paper. One such message was 'Love4Ever.'

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Worcester County Sheriff's Office Press Releas 5-28-14

On May 27, 2014 at approximately 0733 hours, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, responded to Hurricane Rd, Ocean City, Worcester County Maryland, in an attempt to locate Ashley Nicole Lewis, 25, of Berlin, for an outstanding paternity warrant.

Upon arrival, Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputies, made contact with Lewis, who was asleep in the front seat of a van, in front of a residence. Lewis was placed under arrest for the outstanding warrant.

Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputies searched the van after consent was given and located hypodermic syringes, and metal spoons with heroin residue. Lewis was then placed under arrest for 2 counts of possession CDS paraphernalia, 1 count of possession controlled paraphernalia, and 1 count of CDS possession not Marijuana. Lewis was taken before the District Court Commissioner for the drug charges, where she was held in the Worcester County Jail on a $5,000.00 bond, and is awaiting trial.

STERLING RESPONDS TO NBA, JUNE 3 HEARING STILL ON

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling responded to the NBA's attempt to oust him on Tuesday, arguing that there is no basis for stripping him of his team because his racist statements were illegally recorded "during an inflamed lovers' quarrel in which he was clearly distraught."

According to the response, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, Sterling says V. Stiviano recorded him without his knowledge and thus the recording was illegal under California law. He also said he could not have "willfully" damaged the league because he did not know it would be made public.

"A jealous rant to a lover never intended to be published cannot offend the NBA rules," Sterling said in the document, which was first reported by USA Today.

Meanwhile, the attorney for Shelly Sterling confirmed that Donald Sterling has given her written permission to sell the team. According to a person who is in contact with a potential bidder, who spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the process publicly, the Clippers are seeking binding bids before next Tuesday — the day NBA owners are scheduled to meet in New York and vote on whether to strip Sterling of the team.
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Shocking HuffPo on Common Core - it's O's fault!

It's Obama's fault.

The state-led initiative was chugging right along, moving forward without any interference from the feds, when somehow, they decided to leap in. Or as Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday recently put it, things were fine "until the President and secretary of education took credit for the Common Core." This is part of the current conservative CCSS support narrative (you can find put forth by, among others, the boys over at the Fordham). The story goes something like this:

Once upon a time, some noble governors and dedicated corporate guys got together and created the Common Core, and people pretty much thought it was swell. Then the Obama administration tried to get involved with cheerleading and with Racing to the Top and NCLB waivers. This was a Bad Thing because it woke up the Tea Party folks, who began shrieking about federal over-reach. People who wouldn't have cared one way or another suddenly were against it because Obama was for it and whatever he's doing, it must be evil. If the feds had just stayed home and tended to their knitting, we would not be having all this CCSS fracasization.

Isn't it pretty to think so. Here's why there is no alternate timeline based on those halcyon days before the feds got involved, before CCSS was gone with the DC wind.

There Was Never A "Before the Feds Got Involved."

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Court To Hear Dispute Over State Tax Collection

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a dispute over how a state may tax the income that its residents earn in another state.

In a case that could affect how taxes are collected in every state, the justices will hear an appeal from Maryland officials who want to overturn a lower court ruling that found the state's tax law unconstitutional.

Maryland law allows residents to deduct income taxes paid to other states from their Maryland state tax. But it does not apply that deduction when it comes to a local "piggyback tax" the state collects for counties and some city governments.

Last year, the Maryland Court of Appeals said the tax violates the Constitution's Commerce Clause. The court said the law discourages Maryland residents from earning money outside the state.
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SPD PRESS RELEASE 5-28-14


The Importance of the Second Amendment

For millions of Americans the Second Amendment and its guarantee of the right of the individual to bear arms appears irrelevant and practically anachronistic. It seems a throwback to those earlier days of the Wild West, when many men, far from the law and order provided by the town sheriff and circuit judge, had to protect their families and land from cattle rustlers and outlaw bands. Such people are wrong. 

If in our contemporary world the law fails to do its job of seeing that the guilty pay for their crimes, we take solace in the fantasy of extralegal solutions. We imagine that somewhere there is a Clint Eastwood on a metropolitan police force who uses some "magnum force" to see to it that the perpetrator of a crime doesn't go unpunished. Or we want to think that there is a Charles Bronson occasionally roaming the streets of a large city at night fulfilling the "death wish" of the street criminal whom local law enforcement is not able to punish. 

The crime once having been committed, it is some breakdown in the judicial system that prevents justice from being served. If only the law didn't coddle the criminal or allow his defense attorney to use "loopholes" in the law, no criminal would ever escape his just deserts. 

BREAKING NEWS: IG report finds 'systemic' problems at VA

An interim report released Wednesday by the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General finds the department has 'systemic' problems with clinics lying about patient wait times.

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MARYLAND BRINGS NEW STATEWIDE CAD/RMS/AVL/AFR/MOBILE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO IMPROVE INTEROPERABILITY, DATA SHARING, HOMELAND SECURITY AND OFFICER SAFETY

(EASTON, MD) – Maryland’s goal of providing statewide public safety interoperability, data-sharing, situational awareness, and communication is one step closer to reality as Talbot County becomes the first county to partner with the statewide records management system. The $26.4 million dollar statewide computer-aided dispatch (CAD)/records management system (RMS)/automated vehicle locator (AVL)/automated field reporting (AFR)/Mobile project initiated by Governor Martin O’Malley in 2010 is part of the Administration’s goal of increasing public safety interoperability, especially during times of crisis.

Led by the Maryland State Police (MSP) project team, the CAD/RMS/AVL/AFR/Mobile project includes the Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MDTA), Maryland Transit Administration Police (MTA), and Natural Resources Police (NRP). The project team will complete implementation of CAD/RMS/AVL/AFR to these agencies by June 30, 2014. The Mobile implementation will be completed for all agencies by October 2014. All MSP barracks are live with all systems and are successfully using the system. Additionally, other local police departments have joined at a reduced cost by using the established state contract. The New Carrollton Police Department began using RMS in 2013 and the Taneytown Police Department joined earlier this year.

“Talbot County’s partnership is a great example of the steady progress we have made on building and improving homeland security and emergency preparedness in our State. By setting goals and working to better connect public safety agencies, we’ll better prepare more Marylanders for emergency events,” Governor Martin O’Malley said. “Using the latest technology to obtain and send information quickly and efficiently, our dedicated police officers and public safety officials can do a better job of protecting our citizens. The statewide interoperable communications effort will remain a priority as Maryland continues its leadership role in this important area.”

“While being a prime partner with Maryland government as it transforms the public safety report management process across the state, the use of this new and uniform police reporting technology creates a standardized system and format for the collection, reporting, and assessment of data, as well as the collection of intelligence among all participating agencies that better serves all citizens,” Talbot County Sheriff Dallas Pope said. “Talbot County has already begun to see and experience the merit of this reporting process, assimilating an effective, verified, and complete report management system, providing the cross jurisdictional sharing of police information among public safety officials across our State. At no other point have we had the real time ability to share crime, suspect, drug, gang, or other intelligence information among the public safety network across the state in this manner. This serves to streamline resources and address crime at all levels in every jurisdiction.”

“Maryland’s interoperability team continues to network state, county, and municipal public safety agencies as part of a strategy never before seen in our state,” Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus L. Brown said. “In addition to projects improving public safety radio communications, closed circuit television camera feeds, license plate readers, and an online emergency management mapping application, CAD/RMS/AVL/AFR/Mobile will greatly improve interoperability with agencies during critical situations and will improve police operations on a daily basis. This new system will also increase officer safety, add new investigative tools necessary for the investigations of cross-border crimes, enhance homeland security and provide better crime fighting technology and tools.”

Currently, state and local law enforcement agencies operate on different, mostly antiquated, systems and some even do their work manually. Under these conditions, it is hard to share and communicate data, which is becoming more and more vital to daily public safety services. There is an essential need to use the latest technology to obtain and send information quickly and efficiently so officers can do a better job of protecting the public.

The new computer-aided dispatch system is a great leap forward for managing police and public safety units in the field. CAD operators can quickly validate addresses for accuracy, see the location of their mobile units on a detailed interactive map using AVL technology, determine if hazardous materials are at a specific location, and more. Plus, the data from a call for service automatically moves from CAD to RMS, where officers do their reporting on incidents and arrests.

Officers can securely access RMS from any device connected to the Internet to do their reporting much more quickly than current reporting methods. Reports can be completed in the field rather than removing data from mobile laptops and completing reports at the barrack or station. InterAct’s mobile capability, available from mobile data terminals used in vehicles, gives the officer on the street the ability to run inquiries independently, perform self-dispatch, update incident and location information, and communicate with other officers in the field. All data is shared with others on the system, including agencies inside and outside of Maryland.

The statewide interoperable platform will become the foundation for future state-of-the-art additions. With the upcoming interfaces to systems that provide current warrant, offender, and other data, CAD/RMS will become a quantum leap forward in sharing data that enables agencies to work better together and increase officer and public safety.

Feds’ biosurveillance to grab private medical records

'Here we are. HHS is poised to collect data on our doctor visits for research'

Patient confidentiality laws? Not here.

The Department of Health and Human Services just closed a public comment period for a proposal that would give the federal government access to Americans’ private medical records, all in the name of security.

The so-called “biosurveillance” system contained in a draft of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s “National Health Security Strategy” plan is being billed as a simple means of communicating “critical health” issues among medical and government professionals to protect Americans.

Specifically, it calls for the government to do a better job of achieving a “health situational awareness [that] includes biosurveillance and other health and non-health inputs” to include lab tests and diagnostics, a draft of the policy stated.

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Baltimore Landslide To Cost $18.5 Million To Fix

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Department of Transportation estimates it will cost $18.5 million to repair a street collapse.

The landslide followed an April 30 storm that delivered roughly five inches of rain. It swallowed eight cars, trees, a street lamp and a large swath of sidewalk, and buried the railroad tracks below in debris.

The department said Tuesday it has received approval for an $18.5 million allotment from the city's finance department to go toward installing a temporary retaining wall, constructing a permanent wall and engineering costs. The original wall that collapsed was owned by freight company CSX Corp.

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Fruitland Police Department Press Releases 5-28-14

DATE & TIME: Overnight May 27 through May 28 @ 0600 hours

INCIDENT: Thefts from unsecured vehicles

LOCATION: S. Camden Avenue

CASE NO.: 2014-0590

PERSON CHARGED: Charges Pending

DISPOSITION: Under Investigation

SYNOPSIS: On May 28, 2014
the Fruitland Police Department responded to the area of Ridgefield Lane and South Camden Avenue for several reports of vehicles that had been ransacked and items stolen. Officers learned that during the evening of May 27th and the early morning of May 28th several vehicles in that area had been entered by an unknown suspect(s) and some were reported to have had property stolen from them. All of the vehicles had been left unsecured. Many items of value were not taken and it appears that the suspect(s) were primarily looking for small electronics as well as cash and loose change. Anyone that may have observed anything in the Camden Avenue area during that night or that may have any information is urged to call (410) 548-2803. Any available officer will be able to assist with obtaining information. The Fruitland Police would also like to remind citizens to lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of sight to reduce the opportunities for criminals. Please report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood immediately.

DATE & TIME: Wednesday May 28, 2014 @ 0148 hours

INCIDENT: Prohibited Person in Possession of a Regulated Firearm

LOCATION: Rt.13 @ S. Division St.

CASE NO.: 2014-0589

PERSON CHARGED: Jayson M. Herron Beverly, WV.

AGE: 24

CHARGE(s) Possession of Marijuana
Regulated Firearm: Illegal Possession
Firearm Possession W/Felony Conviction
Handgun in Vehicle
Handgun on Person
Knowingly Alter Firearm ID Number (Obliterated Serial#)

DISPOSITION: Released to WCDC

SYNOPSIS: On May 28
at approximately 0148 hours, a Fruitland officer conducted a traffic stop for speeding in the area of S. Fruitland Blvd and S. Division St. Due to the behavior of the vehicle occupants and the officer’s observations, a narcotics detection K-9 was requested from the Wicomico County Sheriffs Office. The K-9 alerted to the presence of the odor of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. A probable cause search revealed a marijuana smoking device and a loaded .40 Caliber Pistol with obliterated serial numbers. Herron is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. Herron was placed under arrest and transported to WCDC.

AP Poll: Only 28% Support Obamacare

Last year, Reps. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) vowed that Obamacare would be so popular with voters that Democrats wouldrun on the president's health care law leading up to the Nov. 4 midterm elections. A new Associated Press poll, however, may give Democrats pause, as just 28% of Americans now support Obamacare.

The AP poll's abysmal Obamacare support findings include all forms of support; just 17% of Americans said they "strongly support" Obamacare and 11% said they "somewhat support" the president's signature legislative achievement.

Opposition to Obamacare totaled 43% with a majority of those (32%) saying they "strongly oppose" the health care law and 11% saying they "somewhat oppose" it. Those listing "neither support or oppose" totaled 28%.

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White Privilege

What would you think if your 8-year-old came home and told you that “white privilege is something that white people have, meaning they have an advantage in a lot of things and they can get a job more easily”? You would have heard that at the recent 15th annual White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, attended by 2,500 public-school teachers, administrators and students from across the nation (http://tinyurl.com/lkoqj9b).

The average parent has no idea of the devious indoctrination going on in classrooms in many public schools. What follows are some of the lessons of the conference.

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Democrat-appointed judges behind ‘gay’-marriage wave

Single-handedly striking down state-approved bans in many cases

(FOX NEWS)
State-approved bans on same-sex marriage have been falling at a rapid clip since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act last year.

The changes — gay couples can now wed in 19 states and the District of Columbia — reflect shifting social and political attitudes toward same-sex marriage. But they also reflect, in several cases, the opinions of Democrat-appointed judges who single-handedly struck down state-approved bans.

In a testament to the influence of judicial appointments, most of the judges responsible for the decisions over the past year were appointed by either President Obama or, two decades ago, Bill Clinton.

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Michael Moore: ‘Disturbed White Males’ Are Most Dangerous People in the Country

Addressing last week’s mass shooting at the University of California’s Santa Barbara Campus, filmmaker Michael Moore asserted that the US is plagued by gun violence because of “a climate of fear and paranoia and weak gun laws that enable disturbed white males to get their hands on deadly weapons.”

On his Facebook page, Moore wrote “with due respect to those who are asking me to comment on last night’s tragic mass shooting at UCSB in Isla Vista, CA – I no longer have anything to say about what is now part of normal American life.”

And then he wrote a lengthy Facebook post on the topic.

“Everything I have to say about this, I said it 12 years ago,” Moore writes. “We are a people easily manipulated by fear which causes us to arm ourselves with a quarter billion guns in our homes that are often easily accessible to young people, burglars, the mentally ill and anyone who momentarily snaps. We are a nation founded in violence, grew our borders through violence, and allow men in power to use violence around the world to further our so-called American (corporate) ‘interests.’ The gun, not the eagle, is our true national symbol.”

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OCPD Taking ‘Proactive’ Stance With College Weekend Event

OCEAN CITY — Resort officials are preparing for an unsanctioned event in early June that caused a ruckus in Virginia Beach last year.

In April 2013, an unsanctioned College Beach Weekend event in Virginia Beach resulted in crowds estimated at 40,000 to 50,000 college-age individuals invading the town’s oceanfront area. According to reports, the big crowds roamed the streets, disrupted traffic and businesses, and generally scared local residents and other visitors. Perhaps more importantly, the event included several significant crimes including three shootings, multiple stabbings and other serious crimes all in the span of about four hours.

The event was promoted extensively in social network media outlets and on college campus websites and blogs. An informal poll of the participants revealed most were from Virginia and Maryland schools, although many reportedly came from as far away as California. The same event returned to Virginia Beach last month with a decidedly different outcome. Virginia Beach Police and city officials were prepared and expanded their police presence and braced for the crowd’s arrival.

Perhaps more importantly, Virginia Beach officials attempted to embrace the influx of visitors rather than take a combative stance and urged local businesses to stay open and welcome the influx of offseason business rather than shutting their doors. The results were a much calmer event with few incidents.

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Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death By Family for Not Marrying Her Cousin

Police said 25-year-old Farzana Iqbal was stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. (DAWN)

A Pakistani woman was stoned to death outside a court in Lahore after she married the man she loved and not her cousin.
Reuters reported:

A 25-year-old woman was stoned to death by her family outside one of Pakistan’s top courts on Tuesday in a so-called “honor” killing for marrying the man she loved, police said.

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This Map Shows The Largest Employer In Every State

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What Racist Comments Are Getting A Black Professor Sued By Her White Students?

Despite what liberals think, racism is a two way street. One does not have to be white to be racist, and a professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College has proven that. Professor Shannon Gibney teaches English, but she often uses her position of being in front of students as a platform to preach about what she deems to be racism, mostly ‘white privilege.’ She’s been reprimanded for doing so in the past, though the college never suspended her, and this time, her actions have spurned a lawsuit, by two white students, against the college.

Recently, during a lecture that obviously had little to do with literature, Gibney went on another diatribe about how whites are racist. Having had enough, a couple of her students called her out on it. In her response, she allegedly said, “We are not talking about all white people, or you white people in general. We are talking about whiteness as a system of oppression.”

The students first went to the dean to file a complaint, and he sent a reprimand to the racist professor, stating, “Shannon, I find it troubling that the manner in which you lead a discussion on the very important topic of structural racism alienated two students who may have been most in need of learning about the subject… Your actions in targeting select students based on their race and gender caused them embarrassment and created a hostile learning environment.”

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Troopers Are Investigating a Pair of Burglaries in the Dewey Beach Area

Dewey Beach, DE – Troopers are investigating a pair of similar burglaries that occurred in the early morning hours Tuesday within a three block radius.

The first incident was reported around 4:08 a.m. Tuesday May 27th in the 200 block of Swedes Street after the 21 year old female victim was awakened to the sound of an intruder. The suspect, who was described as a white male, standing approximately 6’00” tall, with short hair, was in the victim’s bedroom and fled upon being detected with the victim’s purse and cell phone.

While troopers were investigating the first complaint, another call was received by Sussex County Emergency Operations Center (9-1-1) at approximately 4:57 a.m. advising someone was in their residence located in the 21000 block of Elizabeth Avenue. It was determined through this investigation that a similar description of a white male had entered the house and was observed in the 40 year old male victim’s bedroom where he and his wife were sleeping. The wife woke to the sounds of the intruder who then alerted her husband and gave chase to the suspect who fled out of the residence and jumped a neighbor’s fence, continuing southbound toward Dewey Beach. In this case, the suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the male victim’s wallet and the female’s purse.

If anyone has any information in reference to these incidents, they are asked to contact Det. D. Cathell at 302-856-5850 ext. 214 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet atwww.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

HUNDREDS FELT TROOPERS ENFORCEMENT HEAT


(PIKESVILLE, MD) – This past Memorial Day Weekend, the Maryland State Police turned up the heat on traffic enforcement with hundreds stopped for a variety of violations.

During the Memorial Day weekend over 11,000 vehicles were stopped by troopers. Preliminary statistics indicate approximately 8,628 traffic citations were issued along with approximately 5,421 warnings. An additional 107 motorists were found to be operating a motor vehicle while impaired. Another 87 were arrested for drug offenses and 111 were arrested for various other criminal violations.

Troopers conducted traffic enforcement initiatives such as, Operations Millipede and Showboat, throughout Maryland during the unofficial start of the summer travel season. During this Memorial Day weekend, each state police installation turned up the heat on Maryland roads. Additional initiatives will continue during the upcoming months focusing on impaired or distracted drivers, speeding and aggressive motorists, as well as those electing not to properly use safety restraints.

The Maryland State Police encourage all motorists to be considerate and patient while traveling. Remove as many distractions while driving and never get behind the wheel if you have been drinking. If you are impaired, call a friend or family member, use public transportation or stay where you are. If you see a driver you think is impaired or driving a vehicle in an unsafe manner, keep your distance and dial 9-1-1.

These efforts are to reduce the number of aggressive driving motor vehicle crashes in which speed, alcohol and any other aggressive driving violations are contributing factors. The Maryland State Police will continue to support the Maryland Highway Safety Office’s ‘Move Toward Zero Deaths’ campaign.

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WCSO Most Wanted 5-28-14


Cossandra Cole aka Moore
• Black Female, 5’05” 180 lbs
• DOB 11/24/1971 42 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Cole’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Cole is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in November 2012 for a Violation of Probation hearing on the charge of Assault 1st
• The preset bond is $1500 cash


Kristopher Michael Tindall
• White Male, 5’09” 150 lbs
• DOB 01/13/1978 34 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Tindall’s last known address was Felton DE
• Tindall also uses the name Christopher James Jonson and has multiple tattoos on both arms and legs
• Tindall is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Child Support Body Attachment issued in April 2011 as Unable to locate
• The preset bond is $20,000 cash

Braheem Lamar Kelly
• Black Male, 5’10” 220 lbs
• DOB 03/05/1981 33 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Kelly’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Kelly is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in May 2010 for a Violation of Probation Hearing on the charge of CDS Manufacture Distribute Narcotics
• There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court
• Kelly has a history of being a DRUG USER SELLER


Larry Gene Hurley Jr.
• White Male, 5’04” 170 lbs
• DOB 01/29/1963 51 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Hurley’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Hurley also uses the name Buddy
• Hurley is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Child Support Body Attachment issued in April 2011 as Unable to locate
• The preset bond is $12,000 cash 


Raymond Edward Hines Jr.
• Black Male 5’07” 160 lbs
• DOB 08/31/1978 35 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Hines’ last known address was Salisbury MD
• Hines is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a District Court Bench Warrant issued in March 2011 for Violation of Probation on the charge of CDS Possess Marijuana and DWI
• The preset bond is $25,000
• Hines may be ARMED, may RESIST ARREST, and has history of DRUG ABUSE


Allen Larry Alexander
• Black Male 6’03” 200 lbs
• DOB 06/12/1969 44 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Alexander’s last known addresses were Washington DC, Falls Church VA or Onley MD
• Alexander is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Child Support Warrant issued in October 2013 for Failure to Appear for a Contempt Hearing
• The preset bond is $17,000 cash 



Eric Steven Wilson 2nd
• White Male, 6’00” 230 lbs
• DOB 01/31/1979 35 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Wilson’s last known addresses were Roanoke VA or Denton MD
• Wilson is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a District Court Arrest Warrant issued in September 2013 for Violation of a Protective Order, Harassment, Electronic Mail Harassment and Telephone Misuse
• The state will extradite him from DE and VA


Erica Latasha Mann
Black Female, 5’06” 160 lbs
DOB 02/14/1981 33 years of age
Black hair, Brown eyes
Mann’s last known address was Salisbury MD
Mann is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on an Indictment issued in January 2010 on the charge CDS Possess with Intent Distribute Narcotics, CDS possess Not Marijuana, and Conspiracy
The preset bond is $75,000.00
Mann has a history of being a DRUG USER SELLER 



Kenya Elizabeth Keene
• Black Female, 5’06” 178 lbs
• DOB 03/09/1979 35 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Keene’s last known address was Salisbury MD but she may have left the state
• Keene is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a District Court Arrest Warrant issued in September 2013 for Theft under $1000 and Theft under $100
• The state will extradite her from states surrounding MD


James Alfred Hill
• White Male 6’00” 215 lbs
• DOB 06/02/1980 33 years of age
• Brown hair, Blue eyes
• Hill’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Hill is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Arrest Warrants issued after he Absconded from Treatment in May 2014 on the charge of Burglary 2nd
• And on a Circuit Court Bench warrant issued in May 2014 for Violation of Probation on the charge of Robbery
• There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court
• Hill may be ARMED, may RESIST ARREST and has history of DRUG ABUSE
• The state will extradite him from DE and VA 



Darrell Edward Harris
• Black Male, 6’02” 240 lbs
• DOB 08/08/1982 31 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Harris’ last known address was Laurel DE
• Harris is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a District Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to appear in February 2014 on the charges of Assault 2nd, Reckless Endanger, and MDOP
• The preset bond is $5000
• Harris should be APPROACHED WITH CAUTION
• The state will extradite him from DE and VA


Michelle Denise Natzke aka Province
  • White Female, 5’02” 120 lbs
  • DOB 10/03/1968 44 years of age
  • Brown hair, Blue eyes
  • Natzke’s last known address was Baltimore MD
  • Natzke is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a Child Support Body Attachment issued in October 2010
  • The preset bond is $10,000 cash
  • Natzke has a history ofDRUG ABUSE 

William James Mitchell Jr.
  • White Male, 5’08” 180 lbs
  • DOB 11/06/1966 46 years of age
  • Brown hair, Blue eyes
  • Mitchell’s last known address was Salisbury MD
  • Mitchell is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a Child Support Body Attachment issued for Failure to Appear in November 2012
  • The preset bond is $40,000 cash

Samuel Jesus Gomez-Torres
• Hispanic Male, 5’09” 136 lbs
• DOB 11/19/1987 26 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Gomez’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Gomez is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued in August 2012 for Violation of Probation on the charge of Assault 2nd
• There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court


Jazmine Adrianne Cuadrado
• Hispanic Female, 5’02” 118 lbs
• DOB 06/17/1984 29 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Cuadrado’s last known address was Hebron MD
• Cuadrado is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a District Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in January 2011 on the charge of Assault 2nd
• The preset bond is $5000

Delmar Police Department

Incident: Burglary
Date: 05-26-2014
Location: 6 S Maryland Ave Delmar, Wicomico County, Maryland

Suspect: Bradley King 19 Y.O.A. Parsonsburg, MD, Megan White 20 Y.O.A. Salisbury, MD, & a Juvenile Delmar, MD

On May 26, 2014, Officers of the Delmar Police Department were dispatched to a burglary call in Delmar, Delaware. A call placed to 911 advised two males were carrying shotguns down the street. A Delmar officer met with the 911 caller, and with his description, the officer was able to determine who a possible suspect was. Officers responded to the suspect’s residence and subsequently searched the residence. Officers located numerous items of stolen property linked to six separate burglary investigations including those in Delmar and the surrounding jurisdictions of Delaware State Police and the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation is on going.

Charges:

Theft more than a $1,000 less than $10,000 (2) counts (Maryland)

Theft less than a $1,000 (Maryland)

SFD Calls For Service 5-27-14

  • Tuesday May, 27 2014 @ 19:03Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Tuesday May, 27 2014 @ 18:31Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: 336 Lake St
  • Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Tuesday May, 27 2014 @ 17:59Nature: Animal BiteAddress: 5130 Citation Dr
  • Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Tuesday May, 27 2014 @ 17:44Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Tuesday May, 27 2014 @ 17:08Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Tuesday May, 27 2014 @ 16:35Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Tuesday May, 27 2014 @ 16:25Nature: Natural CoverAddress: 2702 N Salisbury Blvd
  • Salisbury, MD 21801

Live Irish "pub" Sessions at The Irish Penny Pub & Grill 4/8/14

Where does everyone hangout on a Tuesday evening? That's right......The Irish Penny Pub & Grill for Trad Music "PUB SESSION" Night. It starts at 7pm...and one of the marvelous aspects of a Pub Session, is that its an unamplified gathering of musicians that sit around a pub table, (just like they do in Ireland) like it was your own living room. great conversation. awesome food and delicious drinks. Come by to watch the show or bring your own instrument and join in on the fun.

Israeli Company 'Reinvents the Wheel'

Another Bogus Hit From A License Plate Reader Results In Another Citizen Surrounded By Cops With Guns Out

from the verification-to-be-performed-at-gunpoint dept

We recently covered a story about a lawyer who found himself approached by cops with guns drawn after an automatic license plate reader misread a single character on his plate as he drove by. The police did make an attempt to verify the plate but were stymied by heavy traffic. Unfortunately, it appears they decided to force the issue rather than let a potential car thief escape across the state line.

As I pointed out then, the increasing reliance on ALPRs, combined with the one-billion-plus records already in storage and the millions being collected every day, means the number of errors will only increase as time goes on -- even as the technology continues to improve. This person was lucky to escape with nothing more than an elevated heart rate. Others won't be so lucky... like Denise Green of San Francisco.

Green's civil rights lawsuit has just been reinstated by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which overturned an earlier decision that granted summary judgment in favor of the San Francisco Police Department. The lower court found that the officers had made a "good faith, reasonable mistake" when they performed a felony stop of Green, which included being ordered out of her vehicle and onto the ground at gunpoint and held in cuffs for nearly 20 minutes while officers verified the plates and filled out paperwork.

The Appeals Court disagreed with this finding and the opinion details what the SFPD is supposedto do with ALPR "hits" and compares this to what was actually happened.

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BREAKING NEWS: Maya Angelou dead at 86

Maya Angelou, renowned author, poet and civil rights activist, was found dead in her Winston-Salem, N.C., home Wednesday morning.

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Marine, 24, who lost an eye and part of his jaw when he jumped on a grenade to shield his comrade will receive the Medal of Honor

A Marine who lost most of his jaw and an eye after fearlessly shielding a comrade from a grenade blast in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor next month.

Retired Corporal William 'Kyle' Carpenter, 24, will receive the nation's top military award at a White House ceremony on June 19, becoming the eighth living recipient for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.

President Obama will present the medal to Carpenter, who is from Flowood, Mississippi.

He was just 21 when he intentionally threw his body over a grenade to save his friend, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio, while they stood guard on a rooftop in the Helmand province in November 2010.

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Lost dog found on Bi State Blvd in Delmar MD. UPDATE



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443-493-1139

I.R.S. Bars Employers From Dumping Workers Into Health Exchanges

WASHINGTON — Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange with a tax-free contribution of cash to help pay premiums, but the Obama administration has squelched the idea in a new ruling. Such arrangements do not satisfy the health care law, the administration said, and employers may be subject to a tax penalty of $100 a day — or $36,500 a year — for each employee who goes into the individual marketplace.

The ruling this month, by the Internal Revenue Service, blocks any wholesale move by employers to dump employees into the exchanges.

Under a central provision of the health care law, larger employers are required to offer health coverage to full-time workers, or else the employers may be subject to penalties.

Many employers — some that now offer coverage and some that do not — had concluded that it would be cheaper to provide each employee with a lump sum of money to buy insurance on an exchange, instead of providing coverage directly.

But the Obama administration raised objections, contained in an authoritativequestion-and-answer document released by the Internal Revenue Service, in consultation with other agencies.

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Md. Candidates Release Fundraising Reports

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland candidates running for governor released their latest campaign fundraising reports on Tuesday.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who received a boost from an appearance by former President Bill Clinton at a fundraiser in Potomac earlier this month, has about $4.2 million cash on hand. Brown and his running mate Ken Ulman report raising more than $11 million during the 2014 election cycle. Del. Heather Mizeur, who also is running in the Democratic primary, is using public campaign financing. Her campaign reported having about $1 million with qualified matching money from the state.

Attorney General Doug Gansler reported having $3.1 million in cash on hand.

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Christian cop loses appeal – must attend mosque

Event included discussion of Islamic beliefs, Muhammad, Mecca, prayer, Quran

DENVER –
A panel of federal judges in Denver, in an opinion written by Judge Harris Hartz, found that it is perfectly appropriate for a police chief to order subordinates to attend an Islamic mosque where Muslims “discussed Islamic beliefs, Muhammad, Mecca, and why and how Muslims pray” in addition to encouraging officers “to buy” Islamic books and pamphlets that were for sale.

The ruling came on Thursday from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case brought by Capt. Paul Fields, who had been ordered by Tulsa police officials to either go to a special event at the local mosque himself, or order others to do that.

Fields refused based on religious freedom objections and was punished for that.

The judges on the 10th Circuit panel said that was perfectly appropriate.

“This ruling is troubling on so many levels,” said Robert Muise, of the American Freedom Law Center, which has pursued the case since it developed several years ago.

“We have argued throughout this case that Capt. Fields was summarily punished for simply raising and asserting a religious objection to the order mandating attendance at the Islamic event, and that such discriminatory treatment violates the First and 14th Amendments,” he said. “Yet, inexplicably, the 10th Circuit refused to address this main issue on appeal, claiming that it was not raised below.

“The court is wrong, and we intend to seek full court review of this patently erroneous decision,” he said.

The case was brought by the AFLC on behalf of Fields against Tulsa, Police Chief Chuck Jordan and Deputy Chief Daryl Webster.

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Citizen Journalist Visited by Joint Terrorism Task Force for Filming Police Building

SWAT team ambushes innnocent man as he works on tractor in his driveway

"I was minding my own business, you know, and they came in for the kill."

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA —
A man says that while he was working on his tractor in his driveway, a van pulled up and a dozen men with rifles piled out and assaulted him. As they bashed his head in, breaking bones in his face, he believed they were there to kill him. It was later determined that police had attacked a completely innocent man due to a false police report, drawing questions about why police acted so brutally against a man who did not resist and made no threats.

The violence befell upon John Hytrek one day in August 2012 while he was working on a tractor at his shop. Without warning, Mr. Hytrek heard a van screeching up to his shop. When he looked up, roughly 12 men were sprinting towards him with their rifles drawn.

“They ran for me with machine guns,” recalled Mr. Hytrek to KMTV. “And I looked at them, and I’m like, what!?”

Hytrek was completely blindsided and had no idea what was going on. The trespassers tackled him to the ground, driving his face into a piece of steel equipment. Hytrek then says he was struck in the head multiple times.

“Five times,” said Hytrek to the local news station. “I think it was boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.” He demonstrated the blows coming from multiple directions.

He was struck so hard that assailants actually shattered the lenses in his glasses.

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VA Nickel and Dimed Vets to Death While Running a Surplus for 5 Years

The only parts of the government that refuse to spend money are the ones that deal with things that Obama Inc. doesn’t like.

Like taking care of wounded veterans. The VA managed to blow $500 millionon office furniture while denying life-saving tests.

Dr. Richard Krugman, former associate chief of staff at the Veterans Affairs health care system based in Harlingen, Texas, said his boss implemented a policy in 2010 that colonoscopies would only be approved if the patient tested positive in three successive screenings for bloody stools.

“That was done because of dollars and cents. For the VA, they have to be bleeding out of their rectum before they would authorize a colonoscopy. That was the standard of care,” he said.

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O'Malley Creates Panel On Pretrial Reform

As Maryland faces a court-ordered deadline to begin providing defendants in criminal cases with a lawyer at every bail hearing, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday ordered that a panel study pretrial reform.

The Governor's Commission to Reform Maryland's Pretrial System will look at best practices from around the country and assess the use of a risk-assessment system to help determine who should be detained and who should be released before trial. Lawmakers failed to agree on a solution to address the court ruling in the last legislative session.

"The commission will foster the consensus we need to move comprehensive pretrial reform forward," O'Malley said in a statement announcing the new panel. His order directs the panel to identify ways to reduce detainment times and develop and issue legislative recommendations.

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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star: ‘They Railed Against Me For Giving Them The Truth About Their Sins’

West Monroe, La. (CBS HOUSTON) – Phil Robertson, star of the popular “Duck Dynasty” television show, defended his controversial comments on homosexuality, giving a church sermon in which he ridiculed media coverage and others “blurring” the lines between “sinners” and homosexuals.

In a video of an Easter Sunday sermon at Whites Ferry Road Church in his hometown of West Monroe, La., that has gone viral, the “Duck Dynasty” star – who was suspended for making similar comments in a GQ interview last year – told the congregation that he refuses to back down on his beliefs.

Robertson called the media outrage absurd over his GQ interview comparing homosexuality to bestiality and various other “sinners.”

“They were mad at me,’ he tells the congregation. “You say, ‘Why’d they get mad at you?’ Cause instead of acknowledging their sin, like you had better do, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins. Don’t deceive yourselves.”

Robertson’s volume increased as he paraphrased the Corinthians verse of Biblical “sinners.”

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Lost Cat 5-28-14

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MAY 31, 2014 IS WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY

(Salisbury, MD) - World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31 and is meant to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe. The day is further intended to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to 6.0 million deaths worldwide annually. The member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. “The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protecting present and future generations not only from the devastating health consequences due to tobacco, but also from the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke,” says Dr. James Cockey, Physician Deputy Health Officer for Wicomico County.

Are you or someone you know ready to quit smoking for good? Do you live or work in Wicomico County? TheWicomico County Health Department has smoking cessation classes every Thursday at noon at the Wicomico Co. Health Department located at 108 E. Main Street in Salisbury. This program offers free education and support for groups as well as individual counseling. Participants are also eligible for FREE quit smoking medications which include nicotine replacement patches, nicotine lozenges, and Chantix. Anyone interested in the program should call (410) 219-7482 for more information or to sign up.

Yard Sale/Antique Sale Vendors Wanted


27 Huge Red Flags For The U.S. Economy

If you believe that the U.S. economy is heading in the right direction, you really need to read this article. As we look toward the second half of 2014, there are economic red flags all over the place. Industrial production is down. Home sales are way down. Retail stores are closing at the fastest pace since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. U.S. household debt is up substantially, and in 20 percent of all U.S. families everyone is unemployed. In so many ways, what we are witnessing right now is so similar to what we experienced during the build up to the last great financial crisis. We are making so many of the very same mistakes that we made the last time, and yet our "leaders" seem completely oblivious to what is happening. But the warning signs are very clear. All you have to do is open your eyes and look at them. The following are 27 huge red flags for the U.S. economy...

#1 Despite endless assurances from the Obama administration that we are in an "economic recovery", the number one concern for U.S. voters is "Unemployment/Jobs" according to a recent Gallup survey.

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Wicomico Recreation Announces Summer Bus Trip Schedule

Salisbury, Md. – Take a trip with Wicomico Recreation this summer! Registration is now open for the following bus trips.

Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Sunday, June 15
Includes transportation, tour of Winterthur, tram ride through gardens, Downton Abbey Exhibit, taxes & gratuities.
$98.50 per person (Includes Afternoon Tea)
$62.50 per person (No Tea)

Waterman for a Day
Saturday, June 21 OR Wednesday, July 30
Includes transportation, crabbing on the Wicomico River, lunch (hard crabs, fried chicken, clam strips, hush puppies and corn on the cob), taxes & gratuities.
$110.50 per person

The Lion King at the Kennedy Center
Wednesday, July 2
Includes transportation, show ticket, dinner at Annie's Steakhouse, taxes & gratuities.
$187 per person

Sip, Savor and Sunset on the Wicomico River
Friday, July 11 OR Saturday, August 2Includes transportation, dinner, guided cruise on the Wicomico River, taxes & gratuities.
$73.95 per person

Always... Patsy Kline, The Musical
Wednesday, August 6
Includes transportation, lunch buffet, show ticket, taxes & gratuities.
$93 per person

Registration is available online at www.WicomicoRecandParks.org or at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office (500 Glen Ave., Salisbury; M-F, 9am-6pm). Questions? Contact Karen McInturff at 410-548-4900 x108 orkmcinturff@wicomicocounty.org.

Ron Johnson Goes Off On Dem: 'God Help You For Implying I'm A Racist'

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is upset with his colleague's suggestion that Republicans have obstructed President Barack Obama throughout his administration because of his race.

“It’s an American characteristic that you don’t do anything which displeases the voters, because you always have to get reelected here,” Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) said during a Senate Finance Committee hearing earlier this month. “I understand part of it. It has to do with -- for some, it’s just we don’t want anything good to happen under this president, because he’s the wrong color."

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14 Habits Of Exceptionally Likable People

Personal branding through social media may help you build your professional network, but there will never be a replacement for a charismatic personality.

Napoleon Hill, author of "Think and Grow Rich" — one of the top-selling books of all time — wrote about the habits of the most likable people in his essay "Develop A Pleasing Personality," published in the forthcoming collection "The Science of Success."

He introduced his steps to having a "million-dollar personality" by explaining it was steel magnate Charles M. Schwab's charming demeanor that in the late 19th century elevated him from day laborer to an executive with a $75,000 salary and a frequent million-dollar bonus (astronomical numbers for the time).

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The Great Pretender