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Sunday, August 31, 2014

5 Injured In Ocean Pines Boat Explosion

OCEAN PINES, Md. (WUSA9) -- Five people have been hospitalized after a boat explosion that happened at Ocean Pines Sunday afternoon.

Authorities said the explosion involving a 24-foot vessel happened around 2 p.m. as the boat was pulling away from the dock.


Local News

At approximately 2:00 AM this morning Berlin Fire/EMS were dispatched to the area of Libertytown Road for a reported motorcycle accident where they struck a large dog in the roadway. Upon arrival two subjects were lying in the roadway ejected from the motorcycle. Both patients were stabilized and transported to PRMC with non life threatening injuries.

Ocean Pines Fire/EMS are on the scene near the north gate, Boatswain Court. There is a boat on fire with multiple burn victims. MSP Trooper 4 has been requested.

BREAKING NEWS: Islamist group reportedly has 'secured' US Embassy in Libya

Islamist militia group says it has 'secured' a US Embassy compound in Libya's capital, the Associated Press reports.

SFD Calls For Service 8-30-14

  • Saturday August, 30 2014 @ 22:42Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 30 2014 @ 21:26Nature: Appliance FireAddress: 802 East Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday August, 30 2014 @ 20:57Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 30 2014 @ 19:42Nature: Smoke InvestigationAddress: 1305 S Division St
  • Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday August, 30 2014 @ 19:35Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury

Bob Culver: A Total Class Act

Ladies & Gentlemen, Mr. Bob Culver has just informed me that out of respect for the Harris Family and the Funeral this weekend of Andy's Wife Cookie he has chosen to cancel his Fundraiser tomorrow.

While this was Mr. Culver's largest fundraising event, I tip my hat to this man for doing the right thing. Stay tuned Ladies & Gentlemen because I'm confident Bob will reschedule it for another time in the very near future. 

"In Two Years, Fifteen (15) EMT/FF Will Be eligible To Retire" "No Strings Attached"

These quotes were a RESPONSE to impress upon the Council the FD would have no problem keeping these 12 Firefighters on without it costing the City Taxpayers, (no strings attached) any additional funds. 

You see Folks, when the TRUTH comes out, (and ONLY SBYNews delivers such) the Firefighters come back attacking my Wife and Family. 

There it is, firmly DOCUMENTED once again. 

If You're A Parent Of A Student At Beaver Run, YOU SHOULD KNOW!!!

Yesterday there was NO WATER PRESSURE at Beaver Run Elementary so NO ONE can use the bathroom.

TODAY, they have LOW WATER PRESSURE and they are bringing in portable potties and telling Teachers to limit Anyone's use of bathroom facilities. 

If you'll recall, last year they had major issues with the quality of water, (or the lack thereof) and they provided bottled water instead so no one would drink from a fountain.

TODAY the water is "blood orange" and not drinkable. 

Last year they also had serious MOLD issues because they refused to constantly run the A/C units during the summer. Many have said the school was built on similar soil they are currently working with on the new Bennett School in which you are just asking for mold issues.

Nevertheless, PARENTS should be aware of the CONDITIONS in this school and demand it be shut down until they get it up to speed and HEALTHY.

Moment of silence at 10:00am on August 25th, Monday,in memory of Michael Brown

Micheal Brown, the unarmed 18 year old African American young man whose life was cut short on August 9, 2014 at the hands of a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

Michael Brown's funeral will be held on Monday, August 25th at 10:00 AM Central Daylight time.

The Maryland State Conference of NAACP, its 24 branches, Youth and College Division and supporting organizations ask all NAACP members, family, friends and the general community in Maryland to stop wherever they are and join the NAACP at 10:00 AM in a moment of silence.

Mary Ashanti
Wicomico County NAACP

Salisbury City Council Picks Jack Heath

Jack Heath was chosen as the replacement for former Council Member Terry Cohen's seat. 

On another City note, Mayor Jim Ireton is NOT going to support a plan to move forward to spend City funding/money on the 12 Firefighters at this time. 

The positions were NOT guaranteed and or permanent and the Mayor has made a solid and firm decision on this matter. 

Wicomico County Labor Continues Downward Spiral - Marks 19th Consecutive Monthly Decline - Unemployment Spikes Again to 7.70%

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its latest Labor Report Card for the nations Counties and Municipalities.  Once again, Wicomico County continues to experience a decline in its workforce.  In July - Wicomico posted another loss of 563 jobs compared to July of 2013.  The labor force has now shrunk for 19 consecutive months and has declined in 25 of the past 31 months.  This is happening while the population is simultaneously growing in Wicomico County.  This does not bode well for residents as the workforce numbers should be linear in relationship to population growth.  In order for a local economy to sustain itself - it is imperative that adequate job generation is created.  This is not happening in Wicomico County and hasn't been happening for a very long time as almost three years have now elapsed with no gains. 

Folks, we are not making this stuff-up, one can check out the numbers and clearly see that Wicomico needs an 'economic shot of mammoth proportions'.  The economic engine for this County has been off track for a very long time.

Downtown Trolley Comes To Salisbury

The City of Salisbury, Shore Transit, and Salisbury University are proud to announce a new service available to Salisbury University students and the community! Starting its loop in front of the Perdue School of Business, the Downtown Trolley will shuttle passengers from the University to the downtown shops and restaurants. The trolley will run Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am and fare will only be $1 for the evening. This exciting project has been partially funded by a $50,000 grant from the Maryland Transit Administration as part of the effort to link Salisbury University students with the businesses in Downtown Salisbury. “As part of the ongoing renaissance of Downtown Salisbury, we are seeking to deepen the connection between our university students and downtown businesses. With the Downtown Trolley, we are literally bringing this audience to local business owner’s doorsteps” says City Council President, Jake Day.

Please join us at 5:30 pm on August 28th in front of the Perdue School of Business for a ribbon cutting and remarks about the Downtown Trolley. After the ceremony, the Downtown Trolley will make its first loop and City officials will be on board to answer any questions from the public or media. Once we arrive back at Salisbury University, the Downtown Trolley will commence its recurring service loop.

For further information or to see a map of the route, please visit or contact

A Letter To The Editor: Salisbury Trolly

Wondering how many riders the WASTE OF MY TAXPAYER DOLLARS trolley took to the bars and/or none-existent or not open stores last night. Any idea?

Secret Service are searching for car linked to threat against President Obama

The U.S. Secret Service and Connecticut State Police are searching for a car in connection to a possible threat made against President Barack Obama.

Federal and state officials are on the hunt for a silver 2014 Volkswagen Jetta with Connecticut license plates, The Hartford Courant reported.

According to police, the vehicle is believed to be driven by a man who may have threatened the life of the president.


UPDATE: New Photos Have Surfaced: A Letter To The Editor: Local supposed homeless man


This a pic of the homeless man that begs in front of walmart north, getting it in at station 7 luarel His pockets are full of money. He is buying drinks for any lady who will smile at him. He has also ordered food twice. This was before he handed someone his car keys and said dont hit any curbs because he just got new rims!

Today's Survey Question 8-29-14

Do you think it's proper that Beaver Run Elementary remains open when the water quality fails human consumption standards?


The Department of Justice has announced that it is suing the small town of St. Anthony, Minnesota, after a two-year investigation into the town's denial of a permit to create an Islamic cultural center.

The DOJ claims that the north Minneapolis town broke a federal law when it rejected the center in 2012.

"An injustice has been done," U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said on August 27. "I will not stand by while any religious group is subject to unconstitutional treatment that violates federal civil rights laws."


Thank God Its Friday 8-29-14

What will you be doing this weekend?


This morning a white male around 5'8" claiming to be working for Comcast tried entering my home. After calling comcast no technician was scheduled to work in our neighborhood. The Salisbury Police has requested for anyone who experiences this same situation to immediately call the Police!

JUST IN: Joan Rivers Rushed To Hospital, In Critical Condition

Joan Rivers was admitted to Mount Sinai hospital in New York Thursday morning in critical condition, a source close to the situation tells FOX411.

Police would not confirm Rivers' identity but told FOX411: "An 81-year-old female was transported Mount Sinai in critical condition... at 9:39 a.m."

They said she was "unconscious and unresponsive."

The New York Fire Department told FOX411 the person transported was in cardiac arrest.


Black activists explode over ‘racist’ help for Ferguson cop

Notorious Obama aide demanding end to fundraising efforts

A group founded by former Obama aide Van Jones and former activist James Rucker is calling on the Internet fundraising platform to take down its “Support Officer Darren Wilson” page, accusing the company of “profiting from racially motivated donors.”

The Color of Change, founded by Jones and Rucker in 2005 to “strengthen the political voice of Black America,” says on its website that donors to officer Wilson are “celebrating Michael Brown’s death” and that GoFundMe should take down the police officer’s fundraising page and return any profits it has generated.

The fundraising campaign for Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has exploded over the past nine days, raising more than $234,000 in the original GoFundMe page, as first reported Aug. 19 by WND.

Now Wilson’s supporters have started a second page raising more than $176,000 in six days from nearly 4,000 donors, with the goal of reaching $250,000.

“Every donation, kind word and prayer are deeply appreciated,” the supporters write on the GoFundMe page. “This page will replace the previous ‘Support Officer Wilson’ page, so that donations will be tax deductible through ‘Shield of Hope,’ a certified charity, and the official non-profit organization accepting donations for Officer Wilson at this time.”


Does Salisbury City Councilwoman Laura Mitchell Plan On Double Dipping?

Did you know that there's nothing in the City or County Council that says you can't serve on BOTH the City and County Council at the same time?

Well, I've looked at both Charters and there is NO language that says someone can't. 

Not that I think she'll win. In fact, once we publish what we have I'm absolutely confident that even the Liberals won't vote for her. 

Police: Man Found Passed Out With Woman's Underwear In Lap

A Georgetown man faces charges after police say they found him passed out on a woman's bed with several pairs of her underwear in his lap.

A woman returned home at 5:41 p.m. Aug. 26 to her apartment in the 100 block of North Race Street and found Miguel Mercado, 33, of Georgetown passed out in her bed, said Lt. Lawrence Grose of the Georgetown Police Department.

Grose said Mercado had several pairs of the woman's underwear bunched up in his lap, his zipper was down and he was exposed.


UPDATE: Self Defense Alleged In OC’s Weekend Fatality; State’s Increased Bail Request Denied

SNOW HILL — Less than 24 hours after the arrest of two local men for their alleged role in the death of a Pennsylvania man found unconscious in a downtown hotel parking lot early Sunday morning, one of the suspects had his bond set at $400,000 during a hearing on Wednesday afternoon, and the groundwork for a self-defense approach has already been laid out.

Around 3 a.m. on Sunday, Ocean City police officers responded to the parking lot of a hotel on 2nd Street to assist Ocean City EMS with an assault that had already occurred. Upon arrival, OCPD officers found the victim, later identified as Justin D. Cancelliere, 37, of North Whitehall, Pa., unconscious and unresponsive. First responders from the OCPD and the Ocean City Fire Department initiated emergency lifesaving procedures on the victim and transported him to AGH where he was later pronounced deceased. An autopsy was performed on Monday, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore has ruled the nature of Cancelliere’s injuries as head and neck trauma and the cause of death a homicide.

After an investigation, OCPD detectives determined the assault occurred during an altercation in the area of Talbot Street and Baltimore Ave. The two suspects, identified as Caleb Edwin-Earl Ochse, 27, of Ocean City, and Christopher Blake Kendall, 22, of Ocean City, had entered the Fat Daddy’s restaurant around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday and ordered food.


Before You Get Screwed This Weekend...

While the Gordy Tiger Marts gouge their customers this holiday weekend, other gas stations are following by raising their prices this weekend.

Currently most stations are charging $3.38 a gallon but RIGHT NOW you can get gas at Sam's Club for $3.27 a gallon.

Don't waste any time filling up because once they catch on they just might up their prices as well. 

Oprah Winfrey 'hires $15K water tankers to hose the garden of her 40-acre estate' amid rising California drought restrictions

In an effort to reduce her bills from the Montecito Water District - which have increasingly surged over the last three years as a record drought continues to cripple California - Oprah Winfrey has reportedly been sending a fleet of water tankers to her 40-acre Santa Barbara property to maintain her gardens.

The well-to-do residents of Montecito - the wealthiest suburb in Santa Barbara county - were warned in November that, without a 30 percent reduction in water at each home, the town would effectively run dry.

But rather than let their manicured grounds desiccate, locals like Winfrey have found other ways to keep the grass green.

Tankers carrying 5,000 gallons of water have been seen arriving at the gates of the former TV titan's $87 million palace, neighbors have told Politico.


BREAKING NEWS: OC Council Votes 4-3 To Restrict Smoking On Beach, Boardwalk

The Dispatch

BREAKING NEWS: OC Council Votes 4-3 To Restrict Smoking On Beach, Boardwalk
After a presentation this afternoon at City Hall, the Ocean City Council voted 4-3 to move to ordinance form smoking regulations for the beach and Boardwalk. The plan would be to create designated smoking areas year-round starting May 1, 2015. Council members Brent Ashley, Mary Knight and Margaret Pillas voted to oppose, while Doug Cymek, Dennis Dare, Lloyd Martin and Joe Mitrecic were in favor. Ashley, Knight and Pillas were opposed because they wanted to ban smoking altogether on the Boardwalk. The public will have the opportunity to address this during the requisite two readings of the ordinance in the near future. Full story coming tomorrow.

Wicomico County NAACP Branch: Police with military weapons

Mary Ashanti

Wicomico County NAACP
P.O. Box 1047
Salisbury, MD 21802

Chuck Hagel: Suspend the Weapons Transfer Program that is Militarizing Police

Michael McPhearson
Saint Louis, Missouri

Sign Michael's petition

Our police officers are not our military. Yet military weapons meant for battlefields like the ones I served on as an Army Officer in the Gulf War are being transferred to local police departments around the country. Put simply, these weapons are not intended for local policing and often result in escalating - not solving - situations. 

We’re seeing this right now in Ferguson, Missouri.

Many of the weapons being sent to small police departments are coming directly from the Pentagon through the 1033 Weapons Transfer Program. Since its creation, at least $4 billion worth of equipment has been distributed to local police departments through this program.

Thankfully, the Senate Armed Services Committee is reviewing the Weapons Transfer Program to evaluate how these weapons are being used. However, there’s no reason to continue sending weapons through the program while it's under review. So I’m calling on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to temporarily suspend the 1033 Weapons Transfer Program - something he has the power to do. 

When local police departments have access to armored personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles, M-4 rifles, assault rifles, rubber bullets and pepper spray rounds - we’re clearly seeing the militarization of local law enforcement. But police officers are not at war with American citizens - they are here to serve and protect us. But it only makes sense that if we arm them like soldiers going into battle, they will act like soldiers.

As a veteran and executive director of Veterans For Peace, I don't want to see our police militarized here at home. And I know many other troops and veterans agree. 

The program has been suspended before in 2012, when some states actually lost track of military equipment. You read that correctly, these battlefield weapons have actually gone missing before. Yet the program was quietly restarted in 2013. It’s clearly time for a moratorium on the 1033 program while it is under review.

Congressional Black Caucus Members Push Police Czar Idea

Rep. Elijah Cummings, along with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, urging the administration to pursue changes to local law enforcement structure to “prevent more Fergusons,” including a federal czar to oversee local law enforcement.

“The administration must quickly establish a national commission to review existing police policies and practices,” the letter reads. “And identify the best policies and practices that can prevent more Fergusons and vastly improve policing in communities across the nation.”

In addition to the commission, the letter calls for the appointment of a federal czar within the Justice Department to monitor and oversee local police departments that receive federal funding.


$55,000.00 Towards Lions Club Goes To Generator

Lions Club, Fall Out Shelter? Well, that's how Norm Conway and Jim Mathias were able to get them the $55,000.00.

Mind you, just around the corner is an almost brand new Elementary School that could easily be used for a shelter, yet in typical liberal form this guy will screw the taxpayer and use YOUR money to buy votes. 

Over the next few months I'll be delivering a TON of information you the voters had NO idea Conway and Mathias have been blowing YOUR money and sending it to other Counties. Oh, you'll be absolutely shocked. 

Family Thinks Otterbein Assault May Have Been Hate Crime

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police confirm the suspect arrested for a violent attack Thursday night on a young man in the Otterbein neighborhood near Federal Hill is now a suspect in a similar attack just one night earlier in the same area.

Derek Valcourt talked to the father of the latest victim and has more on the attacks.

Three attacks in less than a week in Federal Hill. We have a first look at the injuries from the most recent attack—and why the victim’s family thinks this might have been a hate crime.

It will take plastic surgery to properly fix the injury suffered by the 25-year-old victim, who asked not to be identified by name. It happened Thursday night when three African-American teenagers attacked him, throwing a rock at his face as he walked down Montgomery Street after leaving his lifeguard job at the nearby Otterbein Swim Club. Police say one of the suspects, 19-year-old Sidney Joyner, tried to stab him with a pocket knife; the victim dodged the blade.


Will there be a boycott?

Burger King faces backlash as it confirms plans to move HQ to Canada with purchase of coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons

Burger King has agreed to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons to create the world's third-largest quick service restaurant group, with sales of about $23billion.

The corporate headquarters of the new company will be in Canada, which may also help Burger King lower its taxes.

Such tax inversions have been criticized by President Barack Obama and Congress because they mean a loss of tax revenue for the U.S. government.


12 People Applied To Fill Empty Council Position

Here is the list of the 12 people that have applied to fill the vacant position on the Salisbury City Council.
  • Muir Boda
  • Don Cathcart
  • Sarah Halcott
  • Therese Hamilton
  • Millicent Handy
  • Jack Heath
  • Don Hughes
  • Kevin Lindsay
  • K. Nathan Long
  • Seth Mitchell
  • Chad Pavlekovich
  • Tom Welsh

Ferguson Protestors Say If Looted Stores Don’t Return, “It’s Gonna Be Hell to Pay.”

More White House Officials At Michael Brown’s Funeral Than Thatcher’s

The White House sent three officials to attend Monday's funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis -- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral last year.

The administration's handling of the Brown funeral already has started to raise comparisons between the two.

For Monday's funeral, the White House sent two officials with the White House Office of Public Engagement as well as Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force.


Ferguson Officer Wilson Has Received More Online Donations Than Brown's Family

Online donations to the Ferguson police officer responsible for shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Michael Brown have surpassed the amount of donations to Brown's family.

Supporters of Darren Wilson, the police officer, have raised about $350,000 on two GoFundMe crowdfunding campaigns for Wilson and his family. The first of those campaigns, launched on Monday, raised $234,910 before ending. A second crowdfunding campaign has so far raised more than $129,000 with three days to go.

In comparison, a crowdfunding campaign on the same site for Brown's family raised just over $220,000 at the time of this writing.


Bacon Advertisement Removed After Muslim Resident Offended

WINOOSKI, Vt. — A pretty clever sign on a lamp post at the bottom of the Winooski Circle displayed the words “Yield for Sneakers Bacon” until Friday morning, when the bistro owners took it down.

It was placed there as part of “Operation Bloom.” The city program launched the initiative to keep its flower beds beautiful. If businesses contribute to the gardening, they can post an advertisement at the location, but the word “bacon” on the Sneakers Bistro sign started a diversity discussion on the Winooski Front Porch Forum.

It started with a post claiming the sign was insensitive to those who don’t eat pork. She said as a Muslim she is personally offended by the sign which encourages the consumption of bacon.

Hey NAACP, Looks Like We'll Need A Whole Hour Of Silence Tomorrow.

42 Shootings in Chicago Since Friday; 6 Dead Include Toddler, 2 Teens

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At least 42 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday afternoon, and the six who died include a three-year-old child and two teenage boys, one of them 14 and the other 16, WBBM-TV reported on Monday.

The CBS station reported that the three-year-old was accidentally shot by his father; the two teenagers were shot in separate incidents by other young men, and at least one of those attacks may have been gang-related; and three adults died in shootings at different locations by assailants who fled.

"Additionally, two males were fatally shot by Chicago Police during separate incidents Sunday night," WBBM reported.



BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard responded to a 40-foot boat taking on water Sunday with five people aboard in Wicomico River near Taylor’s Island.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from the boat's operator at approximately 5:20 p.m., stating the boat was taking on water.
Sector Baltimore issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II (RB-S) crew from Station Saint Inigoes.
A good Samaritan arrived on scene and took three people aboard, while the two remaining boaters stayed aboard to dewater the boat.
The RB-S crew dewatered the boat and escorted the boaters to White Point Marina in Kinsale, Virginia.
Saving Lives and Guarding the Coast Since 1790. 
The United States Coast Guard -- Proud History. Powerful Future.

Obama Has Created A Scenario For The Destruction Of The United States

So now even our Secretary of Defense is warning American citizens that The Islamic State is coming for them and is preparing to attack the United States in a major way. He tells the American people to Be Ready.

Excuse me, but I thought the number one responsibility of the President of the United States was to protect the American public and, as Commander in Chief, defeat our enemies. That is what the Constitution calls for; but that is not the agenda of this president, our Dear Leader. Rather, President Obama has created a scenario for the destruction of the United States.


Salisbury News Delivers Investigative Reporting On HOW YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE SPENT: Part 20

As of this posting, Wicomico County has yet to post any financial information since May 2014. So much for transparency. 

Wicomico County Board of Education -- in this posting, we will report on only one vendor, "My Turn To Cook" These expenditures were made in a two year period. Remember while reading this, when asking for budget increases, the taxpayers are told..... "it's all for the kids." 

9/8/11 $ 320.00 
8/17/11 144.00 - oops, school's out! 
10/20/11 130.00 
9/21/11 240.00 
8/2/11 200.00 - school's out 
6/15/11 240.00 
8/11/12 200.00 - school's out 
7/9/12 209.00 - school's out 
6/6/12 270.00 
8/28/11 100.00 
8/17/11 144.00 - school's out 
8/17/11 56.00 
9/811 144.00 
8/11/12 800.00 
8/11/12 800.00 -- no mistake - this is twice today 
7/17/12 160.00 
7/9/12 1,440.00 
5/17/11 168.00 
8/18/12 440.00 
8/17/11 400.00 
7/9/12 1,440.00  
7/24/11 136.00 
6/12/11 180.00 
6/3/11 180.00 
4/14/11 360.00 
4/14/11 200.00 - no mistake - two charges for this date 
8/20/12 225.00 
10/18/12 800.00 
5/4/11 360.00 

Theses are the charges that were done in a two year audit period. 

Pay attention to the dates for these charges & ask yourself, who was eating on the taxpayers dime? We do know that "My Turn to Cook" is a Laurel, DE company. 

Do they have some connection to someone at the BOE? Inquiring minds want to know!

A Comment Worthy Of A Post 8-25-14

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Attn: Sheriff Mike Lewis & The Local Main Stream M...":

Anonymous August 19, 2014 at 1:04 PM - “At least Sheriff Lewis is a strict constitutionalist in public.”
That statement is pure crap. Sheriff Lewis and several of his deputies violated my First and Forth Amendment rights.

Below is only a portion of the complaint I filed with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s office (yeah right, do they even care, probably threw it in the trash).

Wicomico County Sheriff Deputy Corporal Howard Hatton Phillips proceeded to asked me to provide him with my identification. I informed the Corporal Howard Phillips that I had no identification with me; my wife informed the Corporal Howard Phillips that I had left my wallet home and didn’t have any ID on me. Corporal Howard Phillips repeatedly demanded (in a very terse manner) for me to show him my ID. I repeated that I didn’t have any ID with me. Then Corporal Howard Phillips asked “what is your name?” I informed Corporal Howard Phillips that I did not believe I need to tell him my name.

I then asked Corporal Howard Phillips if he could get any of his superiors to respond to the scene. Corporal Howard Phillips ignored my request.

Corporal Howard Phillips then ordered me to tell him my name or I would be arrested. He did not tell me that I am required to provide my name by law prior to being arrested. Corporal Howard Phillips handcuffed me saying “I am arresting you”. I asked “what are you arresting me for”? Officer Phillips did not tell me why I was arrested or what the charges are against me.

After being handcuffed, Wicomico County Sheriff Deputies began searching through my all of my pockets of the clothes I was wearing without informing that they were going to do so. I had just been placed into handcuffs as the Wicomico County Sheriff Deputies began reaching into my pockets, I asked / said “don’t you need a search warrant”. When being searched there were at least 5 or 6 Wicomico County Sheriff Deputies completely surrounding me and Officer Phillips was shouting at me.

The actions of the Wicomico County Sheriff Deputies were NOT one of merely “patting me down” for checking if I might have any weapons. I believe the Wicomico County Sheriff Deputies were looking for identification. The actions of the Wicomico County Sheriff Deputies was searching, pulling everything out of my pockets and even placing contents of my pockets back into my pockets.

The Wicomico County Sheriff Deputies began making arrangements for my transport to the sheriff’s office. With their hands on me, we walked over to a parking lot where they pointed to a police car and told me that is the vehicle they were going to be using.

They opened the rear passenger side rear door and began placing me in a position to be seated on the back seat. I said “hold on, wait a second” (because I have a prior and permanent injury to my right knee and wanted to be careful with getting into the car) and one of the Wicomico County Sheriff Deputies began yelling “I told you to get into the car, or I will TASER you.” I said “what? You’re going to taser me”? As I began to sit down, I said “hold on, wait a second, there is something in my back pocket.” The same Wicomico County Sheriff Deputy again yelled “I told you to get into the car, or I will TASER you.” One of the Wicomico County Sheriff Deputies reached in my back pocket and removed its contents. I then sat down onto the back seat of the police car.

Salisbury News Salutes Sheriff Mike Lewis For His Views On the Second Amendment

The fight over gun control is just beginning in this country. Those of us who respect the Constitution will continue to embrace the right to bear arms, while the liberals will continue to try to take them away from us. This fight has been raging for decades, but we will not surrender.

Attacks on the God-given right to bear arms are coming from all directions. Senate Democrats have already introduced a gun confiscation bill. The United Nations wants to enforce a universal gun control treaty on us. But the American people will not let that happen. Both law enforcement and citizen gun-rights groups are fighting this tooth and nail. Here’s how:

A popular sheriff has called for regular Americans to fight crime by carrying their legal weapons. Pro-gun groups continue to win support in states across the country, achieving victories against gun control at the state, local, and federal levels. We will continue to hold close our arms and fight for the constitutionally granted freedoms that we still have.


Ferguson in D.C.: Protesters fill District's streets

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of protesters gathered in the streets between Mount Vernon Square and Chinatown Saturday to demand justice for an unarmed teen killed by police in Missouri.

Several groups organized the rally and march to demand the arrest of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer accused of shooting and killing Michael Brown.


No Joke: Florida City Makes It Illegal to Wear Your Pants Too Low

Do we really need to make this illegal?

A city in Florida passed an ordinance “prohibiting pants more than two inches below the waistline,” according to Fox News’ Orlando affiliate. Those who keep their pants slung a little too low face a “penalty of up to a $500 fine or up to 60 days in jail.”

“We are tired of seeing young men of all descriptions, white, blue, green, black and orange walking around with their pants down and their underwear showing,” said Ocala, Fla., City Council member Mary Rich.


Singer Chris Brown 'shot at' and hip hop boss Suge Knight hit twice

Singer Chris Brown 'shot at' and hip hop boss Suge Knight hit twice as violence erupts at glamorous pre-party in Los Angeles for tonight's Video Music Awards

Music producer Suge Knight has been injured during a shooting at a glamourous awards show party in a Los Angeles nightclub hosted by singer Chris Brown, it has been reported.

Witnesses said 25-year-old singer, who is still on parole following his recent release from jail, had been the target of shots fired at the 1OAK club in West Hollywood, where he was hosting a pre-party for tonight's Video Music Awards.

Brown was thought to be unhurt, but three other victims - among them Death Row Records founder Marion 'Suge' Knight, 49, were reportedly taken to the city's Cedars Sinai hospital.


Build Better Teachers

The most important factor in a student’s success is the quality of the teacher.

For the past half-century, and particularly since the 1983 “Nation at Risk” report, Americans have been heaving great sacks of money at schools. Federal spending alone has tripled since the 1970s. The New York Times calculates that the federal government now spends $107.6 billion on education yearly, which is layered over an estimated $524.7 billion spent by states and localities. (Source: National Center for Education Statistics.)

Reformers have urged — depending upon
 where they stand ideologically — smaller class sizes, more accountability, merit pay for teachers, and educational choice. Each year seems to bring a new fad: child-centered learning; new math; cooperative learning; and so forth. The No Child Left Behind reform focused on testing. There have been proposals to repeal teacher tenure and to provide every child with a laptop. And always there are fights over curriculum — the Common Core being the controversy du jour.

But perhaps the most promising thinking about education arises from the discovery of economist Erik Hanushek that the most important factor in student performance is the quality of the teacher. Not class size. Not spending per pupil. Not even curriculum.