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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Prayers - Ideas And Traditions For Your Family

Here are some ideas and traditions you can start with your family as part of your Thanksgiving Day prayers, to celebrate the real meaning of the holiday.

One of the most meaningful Thanksgiving traditions is the Thanksgiving dinner prayer, where we gather around the table and say thanks before everyone eats the meal.

This can be a very special time for your family, that you and your children can look forward to and remember for the rest of your lives.

Here are some ideas for a special Thanksgiving prayer, to make sure it is meaningful.


Redbox Raising DVD Rental Price by 25%

Redbox is raising its DVD rental price by 25%, in a move that could improve the company’s stagnant bottom line and help the Outerwall Inc. unit invest in new technology.

At the same time, Redbox OUTR, +9.38% is launching a recommendation engine similar to the one that has contributed to the success of competitor Netflix Inc.NFLX, -1.04% by steering customers to movies and TV shows they are likely to enjoy.

“Creating a business plan that allows us to make these investments in the future is important,” said Redbox President Mark Horak, who said the company also is investing in mobile technology and the more efficient stocking of its kiosks, which are located in grocery stores and other businesses.


Obama on Ferguson: America's Racist, Give Me More Power

On Monday night, after the media’s attempted racial assassination of Officer Darren Wilson shipwrecked on the rocky shoals of the criminal justice system, President Obama took to the podium to try to salvage their narrative of American racism. The media spent months portraying 18-year-old black man Michael Brown as a “gentle giant” victimized by cruel white racist Wilson, and by extension, charging America’s law enforcement establishment with the ultimate sin. Unwilling to let that narrative die, President Obama stepped forward – and in doing so, fueled the flames for future racial conflagrations.

Obama, of course, invested long ago in the notion that every incident involving a black victim and a white (or white Hispanic) shooter symbolizes America’s greater racial ills. There is no individual justice; there is only social justice. Darren Wilson and Michael Brown were not individuals; they were merely stand-ins for racial conflict. That’s why President Obama said that Trayvon Martin was like his fictional son; it’s why he told the United Nations that the situation in Ferguson demonstrated America’s failures. Every story fits into a narrative for President Obama.

Sadly for President Obama, the grand jury looked at the evidence – something Obama and his allies have never bothered to do – and decided that Obama would have to find a different symbol of racial injustice. But that didn’t faze Obama a bit. Striding to the podium, speaking off-teleprompter – which is when Obama truly says what he thinks, in all of its incoherent but radical glory – Obama explained that Wilson wasn’t reallyinnocent, that America could never be absolved of its past racial sins, and that the only solution was for him to be given more power.



A Fulton County, Georgia, jury has awarded $6 million to a mother whose 14-year-old son was accidentally shot and killed when the boy's sister dropped a pistol on the dining room table.

The pistol belonged to the mother, Linda Bullard, who had purchased it from Shurlington Jewelry and Pawn 14 years ago.

The $6 million judgement is against the pawn store's owner, Ronald Richardson.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Richardson was "a family friend" whom Bullard trusted "to steer her in the right direction" when she purchased her first gun for home defense. He sold her a Bryco/Jennings that he had "in bulk" and could sell cheaply.


FCC Expects To Be Sued Over Net Neutrality No Matter What It Does

In 2010, the FCC enacted net neutrality rules aimed to prevent Internet service providers from blocking, slowing down, or speeding up access to websites based on how much they pay — and the agency was sued by Verizon for overstepping its authority. Now that the FCC is reconsidering those rules to either make them weaker or possibly reclassify ISPs so that the agency can enforce neutrality. But no matter how it moves forward, the agency expects to be sued.

“Let’s make sure that we understand what is going on here,” said FCC Chair Tom Wheeler on Friday[via DSL Reports]. “The big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out.”

Several large ISPs, led by Verizon, have already stated they will file lawsuits if the FCC attempts to reclassify broadband, which is currently designated as a lightly regulated information service, as telecommunications infrastructure.

“Any time the commission has been moved to do something” about neutrality, said Wheeler, “one of the big dogs have gone to sue, so I guess we should be informed by history.”


Sadie Robertson Brings Tears to Willie’s Eyes and Performs Something So Memorable Even the ‘DWTS’ Judges Are in Awe

Sadie Robertson — who brought tears to her father Willie Robertson’s eyes following her “Duck Dynasty”-themed performance Monday night — has made it all the way to the “Dancing With the Stars” finale, where she holds a chance of winning the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.

Twenty-five of Robertson’s family members joined in studio to watch her perform two separate dances: a re-do of the duck-themed samba that she delivered earlier in the season and a Super Mario Brothers-inspired freestyle, according to the Times-Picayune.

Robertson and partner Mark Ballas once again performed in character, with Ballas sporting a long beard, all while stars from “Duck Dynasty” sat on the stage and watched.


Kohler Releases An Odor-Eating Toilet Seat To Make Going Number Two More Pleasant

Going to the bathroom is a natural part of life, but for some reason human waste has been in the news a little too much in the last week. First we learned that a company in England was is using human feces to power a bus, and now Kohler has released an odor-eating toilet seat aimed at ridding restrooms across the country of the smell produced when we go number two.

The Associated Press reports that the latest invention in toilet seats – the Purefresh – aims to eliminate the odors left behind in the bathroom to make the experience, you know, more pleasant. And maybe make cohabitation easier for everyone.

The seat, which went on sale earlier this month, contains a fan hidden in a battery-operated seat that sucks in air and pushes it through an odor-eating carbon filter and an optional scent pack.

Officials with Kohler tell the AP that the toilet works to attack smells “where the action is.”

To do so, the seat turns on automatically when a user sits down. The fan then emits a light hum as it filters odors.



UMES Boulevard Drivers and Pedestrians Should Remain Alert for Directional Signs

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is placing a new permanent roundabout traffic pattern into operation on Monday, December 1, at 6 a.m. at the roundabout under construction at the intersection of MD 822 (UMES Boulevard) and MD 675 (Somerset Avenue), in Princess Anne, Somerset County.

Temporary lane markings, symbols and directional signs will assists drivers as they drive through the roundabout.  Construction of the UMES Boulevard roundabout will continue through the winter and be completed in spring 2015. After the new traffic pattern is put into place, SHA will install concrete splinter islands at all four entrances which will force drivers to slow down s and guide them through the new traffic pattern.  Crews will also construct curb and gutter, concrete entrances and a sidewalk immediately adjacent to the roadways served by the new roundabout.

What’s The Cost Of Illegal Alien “Amnesty”?

How about $40 billion a year?

(Daily Caller) President Barack Obama’s amnesty for four million illegal immigrants will cost Americans about $2 trillion, or roughly $40 billion a year for the next five decades.

The cost of Obama’s generosity is equivalent to 30 cents extra for every gallon of gas bought by Americans.

Or a $10 monthly fee added to every cellphone.

Or a $22,000 tax on every American graduate’s four-year college degree.

The $2 trillion cost is driven by the federal government’s support for all poor people, says Robert Rector, a budget analyst at the Heritage Foundation. Rector explained that, on average, the illegal immigrants benefiting from the amnesty have a 10th grade education.

That low education ensures they can’t earn enough money, or pay enough taxes, to pay for the many benefits they’ll get if they progress from temporary residents to legal residents and then to citizens, Rector said.

No matter what Obama says, illegals who are part of Obama’s non-amnesty amnesty will end up with all sorts of government benefits. Democrats and the deferred action recipients will push and agitate for more services provided at government expense (followed by a push for the right to vote).


Forget about the Black Friday Crowds; Give the Gift of Gill (Vince Gill That Is) to Your Loved Ones this Holiday Season

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Looking for a special stocking stuffer for your loved one this year? Beginning Black Friday, November 28, tickets will be on sale for Vince Gill and Beatlemania Again, both of which will headline the entertainment at Springfest 2015.
Gill, one of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter-century, hasGill-Slingere5lgbecome the measure of excellence in country music. His vocal performances are spellbinding with hits like “When I Call Your Name,” which was his breakthrough song, winning him the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year award.  Since then, he has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history.
The Academy of Country Music has handed Gill 8 awards, including their prestigious “The Home Depot Humanitarian Award” and the “Career Achievement Award.” Since 1990, Gill has received 20 GRAMMY Awards and has sold more than 26 million albums.  Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  He is a member of the four-time Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers; Rounder Records released the band’s first studio album on September 11, 2012.  Tickets for Gill, who will be performing on Friday, May 8, 2015, are $30 to $60.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Thug Approaches Cop From Behind With a Pipe… But He Gets a Big Surprise

Surprise, surprise, surprise! A bad guy thinks he is getting the drop on a deputy just doing his job and his faithful companion introduces his teeth to said criminal. Hope the dog had his shots – for the dog’s sake. Whether this is simply a training video or the real deal, it shows just how invaluable K9 cops can be to saving officers’ lives. Nice teeth.


Current Non-Public Second-Graders Must Register by Dec. 1 to Take InView Assessment

Second-grade students not currently enrolled in Wicomico County Public Schools whose parents/guardians would like them to be considered for the Magnet Program and the Thinking and Doing (TAD) Program for the 2015-2016 school year must register by Dec. 1 for the student to participate in the Dec. 10-11 InView, an assessment of cognitive abilities that includes verbal reasoning, sequences, analogies, and quantitative reasoning.

The assessment results will help the school system determine each second-grade student’s appropriate academic placement within the school system, including a student’s potential placement in the Magnet Program for the upcoming school year as they matriculate into third

grade. The Magnet Program is an accelerated learning program for students in grades 3 through 5. The results will also be used to determine students’ eligibility for the Thinking and Doing (TAD) gifted and talented program.


Official: Obama Ordered National Guard Stand-Down During Ferguson Riots

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder makes stunning claim

National Guard and police failed to protect businesses targeted by rioters during last night’s chaos, leading to charges that the Obama administration issued a stand down order.

Earlier this morning, Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder made the stunning claim, telling Fox News, “Is the reason that the National Guard was not in there because the Obama Administration and the Holder Justice Department leaned on you to keep them out? I cannot imagine any other reason why the governor who mobilized the National Guard would not have them in there to stop this.”

His comments followed Ferguson Mayor James Knowles’ complaint that his request for National Guard assistance was repeatedly ignored by Democrat Governor Jay Nixon last night.


VIDEO of Obama Pushing Trayvon “Hoodie” Narrative While Discussing Racial Tensions in Ferguson is Disgusting!


Missouri Lt. Gov. Criticizes Absence Of National Guard: ‘Where Were They Last Night?’

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder questioned why the National Guard did not intervene Monday night to subdue the rioters and looters following the announcement that officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the death of Michael Brown.

Last week, Dem. Gov. Jay Nixon activated the National Guard in preparation for the grand jury announcement, but did not end up utilizing them last night, when cars were smashed and destroyed and nearby businesses were looted and burned down.

“The vast majority of Missourians are asking this morning … where were they last night?” Kinder, a Republican, asked Tuesday morning on “Happening Now.” “The law-abiding citizens and business owners and taxpayers of Ferguson, the St. Louis region have a right to ask this governor to answer some questions.”


Why Cosby spells the end of the pop culture role model

Stars are not role models.

If you didn’t know that before this week, the news that Bill Cosby is an alleged serial rapist should finally put to rest the notion that we can expect celebrities to be good influences on our children. If you can’t even depend on “America’s dad,” then there’s no public figure you can trust.

That doesn’t mean you and your kids can’t watch “The Cosby Show” in reruns. TV Land may have cancelled them, but don’t feel guilty about ordering them on Amazon. With all of the bad reality TV and unfunny, inappropriate comedies on primetime television these days, “Cosby” stands out as one of the best, most wholesome bits of pop culture left. I, for one, will be happy to let my kids watch the Huxtables till they are ready for college.

It’s not because I don’t believe Bill Cosby is guilty of multiple felonies. The evidence on that front looks pretty damning. It’s just that Hollywood and professional sports are filled with jerks, narcissists and criminals. Maybe among celebrities the proportion of rapists and child abusers is the same as in the rest of the population. But it certainly seems a lot higher. We must separate what happens on the field or in fiction from real life, otherwise we’d need to boycott popular entertainment all together.



On November 24 the FBI released stats showing the number of officers killed in the line of duty during 2013 decreased by approximately 40 percent at a time when private gun sales were breaking records.

According to the FBI, 26 officers were "feloniously killed" with firearms in 2013. This figure is down from the 44 "feloniously killed" with firearms in 2012, and far below the 63 officers killed with firearms in 2011.

The number of officers "feloniously killed" with firearms has fallen as the number of annual private gun sales has risen.


*Update** Names of Operator and Passenger in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Released

Selbyville, DE - The Delaware State Police have identified the driver and passenger of Tuesday mornings fatal motor vehicle crash which occurred on Cypress Road as Daniel A. Vargas, 30 of Salisbury, MD and his passenger, Enrique Castillo-Muniz, 25 also of Salisbury, MD.  Castillo-Muniz is still listed in serious condition at Christiana Care.
This crash remains under investigation.

**Original Release**

Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty

Expanding amnesty to undocumented immigrants without creating new jobs is a recipe for keeping new Americans poor and dependent on social services.

With his questionably Constitutional move to protect America’s vast undocumented population, President Obama has provided at least five million immigrants, and likely many more, with new hope for the future. But at the same time, his economic policies, and those of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, may guarantee that many of these newly legalized Americans will face huge obstacles trying to move up in a society creating too few opportunities already for its own citizens, much less millions of the largely ill-educated and unskilled newcomers.

Democratic Party operatives, and their media allies, no doubt see in the legalization move a step not only to address legitimate human needs, but their own political future. With the bulk of the country’s white population migrating rapidly to the GOP, arguably the best insurance for the Democrats is to accelerate the racial polarization of the electorate. It might be good politics but we need to ask: what is the fate awaiting these new, and prospective, Americans?

In previous waves of immigration, particularly during the early 20th Century, there were clear benefits for both newcomers and the economy. A nation rapidly industrializing needed labor, including the relatively unskilled, and, with the help of the New Deal and the growth of unions, many of these newcomers (including my own maternal grandparents) achieved a standard of living, which, if hardly affluent, was at least comfortable and moderately secure.


Bad Accident On Line Road And Gumboro Road

There is a bad accident at the intersection of Line Road and Gumboro Road involving a tractor trailer and at least 2 vehicles.  Fire units were advised some of the vehicles were on fire and there is a possibility of victims trapped in them.  Gumboro Fire Department has confirmed there is one priority 1 patient and one priority 4 patient.

Governor-elect Hogan Introduces 20 New Members Of His Transition Team.

This afternoon in Annapolis, Governor-elect Hogan was proud to introduce 20 new members of his transition team. These new members all have impressive and diverse backgrounds and will make a wonderful addition to our effort. 

They include: the Personnel Review Team, Katja Bullock, Andrea Fulton, and Diane Baker; the Regulatory Review Team, Jim Soltesz, Ed Dunn, Abba Poliakoff; and the Transition Advisory Board: Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey, Former Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan, Former US Congresswoman Helen Bentley, Former Delegate Joe Bartenfelder, Harford County Executive David Craig, Delegate Kelly Schulz, Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, Senator Steve Hershey, Senator Chris Shank, Director of PR for the MD State Police Doug Deleaver, President of the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, Juliette Bell, Luis Borunda, and Jimmy Rhee.

Ferguson in Flames

Grand jurors in Ferguson, Mo., refused to indict local police officer Darren Wilson yesterday, heroically resisting pressure from President Obama on down to lynch an innocent police officer who fought off a violent attacker.

The decision is infuriating left-wingers across America because it rebuts the underlying assumption they embrace which is that white police racism caused the death of Michael Brown, a young black thug who tried to seize Wilson’s gun in an attempt to do the officer harm.

As fresh rioting was already underway in the St. Louis area, the decision also angered President Obama who could barely contain his hostility in a disgraceful, unprecedented television appearance following the release of the announcement about the non-indictments. Obama urged activists to refrain from using violence. The president himself bears direct responsibility for fomenting the combustible situation, however.

The county’s elected prosecuting attorney, Robert McCulloch, calmly explained the process in detail last night that the grand jury employed in choosing not to return indictments in five potential charges from first-degree murder to lesser offenses.

McCulloch is a white Democrat who has come under heavy fire from race-baiting members of his own political party. His partisans hate him because he does not share their antipathy for police officers, and presumably, because he is the wrong color. McCulloch easily secured the Democratic nomination for his office in a primary election four days before Brown was killed. In that contest, he handily beat former state public defender Leslie T. Broadnax, a black woman, by a margin of 71.4 percent to 28.6 percent.

McCulloch said many witnesses gave testimony that was not believable. Witnesses fabricated events, admitted they were in error, clung to discredited factual accounts, or gave evidence inconsistent with the physical evidence.

McCulloch said grand jurors were “the only people who heard every witness … and every piece of evidence.”

“These grand jurors poured their hearts and soul into this process,” he said. The grand jury consisted of nine whites and three blacks and was meeting every week since Aug. 20 to hear evidence in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. The panel convened for 70 hours and heard from 60 witnesses.

Perhaps in a conciliatory gesture to those who wanted Wilson strung up, McCulloch referred to the death of Brown and the events surrounding it as tragic. Obama too used the word tragic.

But that is the wrong word.


Ugly Christmas Tree Will Be Replaced In Pennsylvania Town

The people of Reading, Pa., didn't have the same compassion that Charlie Brown had.

A 50-foot spruce tree — called "nasty," "pathetic" and "ugly" — will be replaced with a prettier pine.

As the AP reports, the tree was put up by the city in a public space and the complaints started immediately. The tree was missing tons of branches and it had unseemly shape.


Eastern Shore Man Killed In Home Invasion

FEDERALSBURG, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland man has been killed in a home invasion that happened while his wife and children were just steps away.

Maryland State Police said Tuesday that 23-year-old Travon Farrow was shot to death by two masked men after he answered a knock at his front door in Federalsburg on the Eastern Shore around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Police say the men demanded Farrow give them everything he had before shooting him in the chest area and fleeing.


State Police Investigate a Single Vehicle Fatal Crash West of Selbyville

Selbyville, DE – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a single vehicle crash that killed one person and seriously injured another.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:00 a.m. Tuesday November 25, 2014 as 30 year old male from Salisbury, MD was operating a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder eastbound on Cypress Road (SR54) approximately two miles west of Cliff Road. The Nissan was traveling at an apparent high rate of speed when it approached a sharp curve to the right and began rotating in a clockwise direction. The Pathfinder then exited the south side of the roadway and began to overturn on the driver's side before colliding with a tree on the south shoulder of the roadway. The SUV came to stop in the upright position with very heavy passenger compartment intrusion, entrapping the male operator.

The 30 year old driver, who was properly restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 25 year old male passenger from Salisbury, MD was also properly restrained and was transported by State Police Aviation (Troop 2) to Christiana Medical Center where he is admitted in serious condition.

Cypress Road (SR54) between Cliff Road and Daisey Road was closed for approximately three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared. Speed and wet roads may have been contributing factors in this crash.

The names of the operator and passenger are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


Think about this: 
1. Cows 
2. The Constitution 
3. The Ten Commandments 
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.
They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq ....why don't we just give them ours?
It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore. 

The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this -- you cannot post:
'Thou Shalt Not Steal'
'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery,' and
'Thou Shall Not Lie'
in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.

Looting for Justice: Same Old Story

Looters in Ferguson, Missouri defied President Obama and the parents of Michael Brown. The President and the parents had called for peaceful protests. This appeal to non-violence did not work.

In the summer of 1965, I lived in Southern California. The region saw the images from the KTLA TV traffic helicopter, day after day, night after night, of the arson and the looting. This was new to us. How could looting of businesses owned by residents do the cause of justice any good? It couldn’t. These were looters and arsonists, not justice-seekers.

The video of the looting of a Ferguson liquor store is typical. The owner had been victimized by Brown, who stole cigarillos. This was caught on an in-store camera. Now more thieves came out in force. Twice victimized, what was he to do?

If the owner had stood in front of his store with a shotgun, and had shot a few looters, he might have been prosecuted by the grand jury that did not vote to send the policeman to trial.

How do property owners deal with mob violence? If defenders face prosecution for defending their property, and the police and national guard fire tear gas canisters and rubber bullets, which do not slow down the looters, then both personal safety and private property are left without meaningful support.


SFD Calls For Service 11-24-14

  • Monday November, 24 2014 @ 21:30 Nature: Automatic AlarmAddress: 1001 Camden Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday November, 24 2014 @ 21:16Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Monday November, 24 2014 @ 20:03 Nature: Automatic AlarmAddress: 707 College Ln Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday November, 24 2014 @ 19:48Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Monday November, 24 2014 @ 18:28Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury

WCSO Press Releases - Nov 25, 2014

Incident: Violation of Probation Warrant

Date of Incident: 21 Nov 2014

Location: 2500 block of N. Zion Road, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Bernard Milton Kellam, 54, Salisbury, MD

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Narrative: On 21 Nov 2014 at 4:42 PM, a deputy arrested Bernard Kellam on an outstanding Circuit Court Bench Warrant that was issued after Kellam violated the terms of his probation following a conviction of Assault 2nd degree.

Upon arrest, Kellam was detained in the Detention Center on bond pending an initial appearance in front of a Circuit Court Judge.

Charges: Violation of Probation


Incident: Violation of Probation

Date of Incident: 21 Nov 2014

Location: Wicomico County, MD

Suspect: Ramier Laquan Bender, 22, Salisbury, MD

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Narrative: On 21 Nov 2014 at 4:55 PM a deputy arrested Ramier Bender on an outstanding District Court Warrant issued following Bender’s violation of probation after a conviction of motor vehicle theft.

Bender was detained on a bond of $10,000.00 in the Detention Center.

Charges: Violation of Probation


Incident: Failure to Appear

Date of Incident: 21 Nov 2014

Location: N. Salisbury Blvd. at E. Church St. Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Sung Tae Kim, 47, Ellicott City, MD

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Narrative: On 21 Nov 2014 at 11:15 PM a deputy arrested Sung Tae Kim for an outstanding District Court Bench Warrant on a traffic stop on N. Salisbury Blvd. in the area of E. Church Street in Salisbury. The warrant was issued after Kim failed to appear in the District Court for a Driving Without a License case.

Kim was released by the District Court Commissioner on unsecured bond.

Charges: Failure to Appear


Incident: Failure to Appear

Date of Incident: 21 Nov 2014

Location: S. Salisbury Ave. at Monticello Ave., Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Ronald Edward Bell, 46, Riverdale, MD

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Narrative: On 21 Nov 2014 at 11:48 PM a deputy arrested Ronald Bell on a traffic stop on an outstanding District Court Bench Warrant that was issued after Bell failed to appear for a Driving Suspended case.

Bell was released on Personal Recognizance by the District Court Commissioner.

Charges: Failure to Appear


Incident: Assault

Date of Incident: 22 Nov 2014

Location: 8000 block of Doris Street, Delmar, MD

Suspect: Michael Edward Ellingsen, 25, Delmar, MD

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Narrative: On 22 Nov 2014 at 1:14 AM a deputy responded to a residence in the 8000 block of Doris Street for a reported assault in progress. Upon arrival, the deputy met with a female victim who stated she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Michael Ellingsen. According to the victim, Ellingsen punched her in the face several times before pushing her to the ground where he began to choke her. The victim stated that at one point she lost consciousness while being choked.

According to the victim, at one point Ellingsen brandished a knife while threatening to kill her.

During the investigation, the deputy observed signs of injury that corroborated her account. The deputy placed Ellingsen under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Ellingsen without bond.

Charges: Assault 1st Degree
                Assault 2nd Degree
                Reckless Endangerment
                Deadly Weapon


Incident: Fugitive Apprehension

Date of Incident: 22 Nov 2014

Location: 30000 block of Johnson Road, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Randy Lee Griffith, 44, Salisbury, MD

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Narrative: On 22 Nov 2014 at 11:00 AM deputies responded to a residence in the 30000 block of Johnson Road following a tip that a wanted fugitive, Randy Lee Griffith was inside the residence. Deputies had made previous attempts to locate Griffith and had been told that whenever a law enforcement officer arrived at the house, Griffith would run out the back door and head towards the woods. This time when Griffith ran out the back door as expected, a Wicomico Sheriff K9 team was waiting in the woods on the path he was expected to take and Griffith was taken into custody.

Griffith was transported to the Detention Center where he was detained without bond on four separate Circuit Court Bench Warrants. All four were issued after he failed to appear for sentencing in three theft cases and one resisting arrest case.

Charges: Failure to Appear for Sentencing


Incident: Robbery Arrest

Date of Incident: 22 Nov 2014

Location: 700 block of East Road, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Male Juvenile, 14, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 22 Nov 2014 at 3:18 PM, a deputy responded to the 700 block of East Road for the reported strong armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver. Upon arrival, the deputy learned that the delivery was made to what was later found to be a rogue address and that upon arrival the driver was attacked and his pizza delivery bag forcibly taken from his vehicle. During the investigation the deputy identified ta 14 year old suspect using the number that came up in the caller ID of the food establishment. A 14 year old juvenile was identified as the culpable individual in this case

Upon arrest the 14 year old juvenile was detained by Juvenile Authorities in the Lower Shore Children’s Center.


Incident: Warrant Arrest

Date of Incident: 23 Nov 2014

Location: 100 block of Downing Street, Hebron, MD

Suspect: Dawn Denise Whittington, 49, Hebron, MD

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Narrative: On 23 Nov 2014 at 1:10 PM a deputy responded to a residence in the 100 block of Downing Street in Hebron to locate a wanted subject, Dawn Whittington that reportedly resided there. Upon arrival, the deputy observed through a window that after he knocked on the door, the target of the warrant, Dawn Whittington, hid in a closet with the assistance of a juvenile female that would be identified as her daughter. The deputy was then greeted by the daughter who stated she wasn’t sure if her mother was home. Based on what had been observed, the deputy entered to residence and located Whittington hiding in the closet as observed at which point she was taken into custody.

The warrant was issued after Whittington violated the terms of her pre-trial release following her arrest for CDS Possession. Upon arrest Whittington was detained by the District Court Commissioner in the Detention Center in lieu of $25,000.00 bond.

Charges: Violation of Pre-trial Release Conditions
Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  25 Nov 2014

What Not To Study To Avoid A Lifetime Of Debt Slavery

As recently reported by the Project On Student Debt, 7 in 10 seniors who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2013 had student loans, with an average debt load of $28,400 per borrower. This represents a two percent increase from the average debt of 2012 public and nonprofit graduates. It is also a new record high.

Those curious about the geographic breakdown of the student debt burden by state, can do so at the following interactive map:


A Bus Isn't The Only Thing That Can Be Powered By Poop

What can you do with human waste? Besides flushing it?

That's a question that came to mind when we read about the United Kingdom's first-ever "Bio-bus." It's a tour bus that runs between the cities of Bristol and Bath. The tank is filled with biomethane gas generated from food waste and human excrement.

And it turns out that the bus isn't the only example of poo power.

In Kenya, for example, the 3.1 million residents of Nairobi generate almost 4 million tons of fecal matter a year, says Ani Vallabhaneni, co-founder of Sanergy. The Nairobi-based nonprofit has grabbed multiple global development awards for manufacturing low-cost toilets and also for devising a way to turn waste into a thriving business in the city's slums.

That's right — Sanergy made poop a profitable commodity by treating it and turning it into fertilizer, then selling it to farmers throughout East Africa. The profits go back to the workers they employ.

The lack of sanitation in Kenya causes health problems, and that ends up costing the government money, says Vallabhaneni. "But if we can convert this cost and this environmental liability into something that can actually generate revenue or offset other problems, then that's a win-win."

Here are a few examples of how poo — and pee as well — have been turned to power.


Emails show Obama administration targeted reporter over her coverage of 'Operation Fast and Furious' scandal

The Department of Justice's top communications official plotted to squash a reporter who aggressively covered the agency's ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun scandal in 2011, previously secret emails show.

The emails, between the DOJ's then-communications chief Tracy Schmaler and White House press flack Eric Schultz, are a rare look inside the Obama administration's press control machine.

They were released Thursday while the nation was preoccupied with President Barack Obama's immigration policy announcement, as the result of a long-languishing Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit filed by the center-right watchdog group Judicial Watch.

In one message, Schmaler told Schultz that CBS journalist Sharyl Attkisson needed to be reined in, writing that she was 'calling Sharryl's [sic] editor and reaching out to Scheiffer. She's out of control.'


Ferguson Protests Grow Larger: 'We Don't Give a F--- about Your Laws'

New Landing Procedures At BWI

The FAA has upgraded the approach system at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Planes landing there can now use what the FAA calls Optimized Profile Descents. 

The descents use satellite navigation, rather than ground radar. The move means all three Washington, D.C. area airports have the new system. By landing in a smooth arc instead of a stair-step fashion, planes will land faster and use less fuel. 

The FAA estimates airlines will use 2.5 million fewer gallons of fuel over the D.C. area than before the systems were installed. With a busy travel week ahead, the Defense Department opened unused military airspace to the FAA starting Wednesday and running through Sunday.

Obama says executive order on immigration legally justified by Congress' inaction

President Obama on Sunday said Congress’ failure to approve immigration legislation served as legal justification for his executive order legalizing 4.1 million undocumented immigrants.

Indeed, Obama suggested during an interview with ABC News’ “This Week” that his action would have been on shakier legal ground had Congress actually passed comprehensive immigration reform. Obama made his claim when asked to explain how his executive order compared to previous presidents, who acted only after the enactment of a law approved by Congress, and to fulfill the intent of the legislative branch.

“I’m not sure that argues in favor,” Obama said. “If Congress acted specifically and left something out and then a president goes in right afterwards and does more than Congress agreed to, it’s actually not different. It’s similar.”

Obama sidestepped when pressed by “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos to explain why he moved forward with executive action he had previously claimed was beyond his constitutional authority. The president also dismissed the notion that future presidents could use Obama’s precedent to take expansive executive action on immigration to give Americans a pass on paying their taxes without approval from Congress.


Milwaukee Police Chief Goes Off

Here’s Milwaukee, Wisconsin police chief Edward Flynn going off on critics of his department in the wake of a controversial police shooting.

Flynn’s comments – directed at what one of our readers referred to as “the black underclass subculture” – have gone viral due to their impassioned bluntness.

The drama started last month when Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney (who is white) shot and killed 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton (who is black). Flynn canned Manney in the wake of the shooting (taking heat from the local union in the process), but that wasn’t enough to satisfy protesters – many of whom showed up at a subsequent public meeting to give him fresh hell.

During that meeting, Flynn was widely rebuked by protesters for checking his cell phone – which was perceived by them as a sign of disrespect for the victim (and the black community in general).

Flynn, as seen in the video clip below, was having none of it … especially given the reason he was checking his cell phone.

“I was on my phone, yes. That is true,” he said in the clip. “I was following developments about a 5-year-old girl sitting on her dad’s lap who just got shot in the head by a drive-by shooting. If some of the people gave a good goddamn about the victimization of people in this community by crime, I’d take some of their invective more seriously.”


Loch Ness Wind Farm Will Be an Environmental Disaster, Say Conservationists

A giant 67 turbine wind farm planned for the mountains overlooking Loch Ness will be an environmental disaster thanks to the sheer quantity of stone which will need to be quarried to construct it, according to the John Muir Trust. In addition, the Trust has warned that the turbines spell ecological disaster for the wet blanket peat-land which covers the area and acts as a huge carbon sink, the Sunday Times has reported.

Around one million people visit the picturesque Loch Ness, nestled in the highlands of Scotland each year, bringing about £25 million in revenue with them. Most are on the lookout for the infamous monster, but if Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) get their way the tourists will have something else to look at: the Stronelairg wind farm – 67 turbines, each 443ft high, peppered across the Monadhlaith mountains overlooking the Loch.

According to SSE, the wind farm has the potential to generate enough power for 114,000 homes and bring £30million worth of benefits to the region. But conservation charity The John Muir Trust, named after the Scots-born founder of the modern conservation movement, has raised objections based on the environmental impact of the planned wind farm.

“Our objection to this development is not just to visual impact on the landscape of 67 giant turbines — it is about the ecological destruction of a massive area of upland,” said Stuart Brooks, chief executive of the JMT.




The Salvation Army has reached out to Salisbury News asking if our viewers would be interested in helping support their Bell Ringing Campaign again this year.

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Ferguson Mayor Asked for National Guard - Was Ignored

O'Malley, Murder Victims' Daughter Speak About Death Penalty

A Western Maryland woman whose parents were killed by a man on death row said she urged Gov. Martin O'Malley in a phone conversation Monday afternoon not to commute the man's sentence.

The conversation came days after The Baltimore Sun reported that O'Malley had reached out to two relatives of people killed by men on death row — moves that fueled speculation that, with two months left in office, the governor may be poised to take action on the death penalty cases.

Mary Francis Moore, 71, whose father and his wife were killed in 1995 by Heath William Burch, said O'Malley did not say what his plans were. They discussed what might happen to Burch in light of another inmate's appeal. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has joined the appeal, arguing Maryland no longer has the authority to execute anyone.


Mayhem In Ferguson After Grand Jury Announcement

FERGUSON, Mo. — Incredibly intense violence bubbled up on Monday night in Ferguson, Mo. after St. Louis County prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch announced that white police officer Darren Wilson will face no criminal charges for shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Despite having about three full months of relative peace in Ferguson to plan for the possibility of violent demonstrations, police had completely lost control of Ferguson about 90 minutes after the grand jury announcement.

By 10:30 p.m., the strip of W. Ferguson Avenue from Chambers Road to Woodstock Avenue that had been the epicenter of the Aug. 9 protests had become a crazy, no-go zone for any peaceful protesters and — it certainly seemed — for police.

Police armed with rifles had set up a checkpoint at the south end of the anarchy-like conditions on W. Florissant. About two dozen police cars sat a few blocks north of the checkpoint in the small parking lot of Pawn Center.

For several blocks north beyond the pawn shop, though, there appeared to be no police presence whatsoever.


Most Businesses Destroyed in Ferguson Minority Owned

KMOV-TV reports that the majority of stores that were damaged or completely destroyed during Monday night's violent riots in Ferguson were minority owned. Fire Departments around the St. Louis County Area put out 25 structural fires caused by vandals and looters following the announcement from the grand jury that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the death of Mike Brown.



A sequel to the book LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination by Phillip F. Nelson was published by Skyhorse Publishing on November 18, 2014. LBJ: From Mastermind to The Colossus validates and vindicates with new evidence many of the assertions made in the first book. And it will reveal even more of Lyndon Johnson’s treasonous acts as President.

The new book begins where the original book left off. It continues the previous themes and stories begun in the earlier book and reviews how he created a false image of himself as a great leader. Backtracking briefly to events that preceded JFK’s assassination, the first chapter reviews in depth the newly released documents from the files of Texas Ranger Clint Peoples which prove that Johnson was closely involved with Billie Sol Estes, and had made millions from the Estes frauds against taxpayers.

These papers show the linkages to the worst sorts of criminal behavior, up to and including multiple murders to keep everyone else’s lips sealed who were connected to the massive frauds against the government. This is the very point that all the other famed biographers of Lyndon Johnson systematically ignore, despite the fact that the crimes were widely reported in contemporaneous news articles in practically every newspaper and news magazine, as well as radio and television news broadcasts throughout the nation, the news reports were ubiquitous throughout the country in 1962-63.

Practically everyone who paid any attention at all to news coverage during that period knew the name Billie Sol Estes, and later Bobby Baker, and how they were inexorably linked to Lyndon B. Johnson, the vice president. But not the readers of Johnson’s biographies; they are not told anything about Estes and told only the most benign details of Baker. And there is nothing in them about the “real Lone Ranger”, Clint Peoples, who investigated Lyndon Johnson’s crimes for thirty-three years before convincing a Texas grand jury that LBJ had been behind a number of murders; unfortunately, it was too late to find justice for Johnson, since he had died eleven years earlier.


10 Of The Most Disturbing Pictures And Videos From The Ferguson Rioting Last Night

* Some idiot doing a “Looting selfie,” courtesy of Twitchy.

GO HERE to view.

Officials Investigate Patient Death At Baltimore’s VA Hospital

Officials are investigating the death of a patient at Baltimore VA Medical Center.

The hospital confirms that a patient died in their care Saturday morning at 7:05 a.m.

According to a hospital spokeswoman, the veteran was exhibiting suspicious behavior and became agitated when he was approached by hospital security.


Oath Keepers Open Letter to the People of Ferguson, Missouri


People of Ferguson, whatever the Grand Jury’s decision, you have an absolute, God given, and constitutionally protected right to protest and speak your mind. The First Amendment prohibits government at every level from “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

And under our Constitution, the police have no right, no authority, and no power to violate those rights, and neither does Governor Nixon, or anyone else in government. During the earlier protests in August, we saw egregious violations of the rights of peaceful protesters and media in Ferguson, including the irresponsible, indiscriminate use of tear gas and rubber bullets, as well as police pointing assault rifles and sniper rifles at people who posed no apparent, immediate threat to anyone – people who were simply standing in the street, voicing their opinions. We also saw the imposition of an absurd curfew, and routine harassment of people merely standing on sidewalks.

Because of these blatant abuses, our Missouri Chapter of Oath Keepers sent an Open Letter of Warning to Governor Nixon, warning him that he and the police under his leadership were using unconstitutional, rights-violating tactics that were also, perversely, ineffective at stopping the few actual looters, shooters, or rock and Molotov cocktail throwers. We told the Governor:

Such over-the-top threatening displays, with rifles pointed-in indiscriminately at protesters and residents, only anger and frighten the people and reinforce the perception that it is “the police vs. the people” rather than the police vs. a small number of criminals, while risking the lives of the very people our police are supposed to be serving.

And much like over-the top and indiscriminate threat displays and use of force in Iraq lost the hearts and minds of the locals, so too does it lose the battle for hearts and minds here at home – assisting in the agendas of those who wish to divide us along racial lines and create an “us vs. them” mentality among both the people and the police.

Likewise for the imposition of curfews, which violate the right of the people to peaceably assemble, while also failing to stop the looters and shooters who ignore such decrees. The First Amendment prohibits “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” period. It doesn’t add on - unless a politician declares a state of emergency and imposes a curfew. Nor does it say - unless other people are looting and being violent, in which case all of you lose your right to peaceably assemble. Curfews punish the peaceable majority for the actions of a violent few, and again, alienate the community and send the message that the police see them all as the enemy and seek to trample on the rights of all of them.



The Benghazi Cover-Up Continues

A diplomatic mission was slapped down in the middle of a city controlled by terrorists. The diplomatic mission was left mostly undefended, despite multiple requests by everyone in Libya right up to the deceased ambassador, except by a militia gang linked to Al Qaeda which wasn’t getting paid.

At a time when the State Departmentwas spending fortunes on bad art, on Kindles at the bargain price of $6,000 a reader, not to mention renovating the mansion residence of a political donor/ambassador in Europe who would be the subject of yet another cover-up after being accused of pedophilia (but not before causing a public scandal by blaming anti-Semitism on the Jews) there was no money for securing a diplomatic mission that was so far behind enemy lines it might as well have been in the middle of Iran.


Saudi Restaurants Putting Up “Women Not Allowed” Signs

Mohammed was the original feminist. He was just like Bill Cosby except he didn’t bother with the pills. And today’s Muslim countries continue to carry on his horrible terribly legacy. And no place carries it on quite like Saudi Arabia. (via Religion of Peace)

As “Women are not allowed” signs have been spotted in front of some restaurants in the kingdom, people took to the social networks to express their displeasure or their satisfaction with the merit and implication of the unusual situation.

Saudis in posts on social networks welcomed the move, explaining that the presence of women in restaurants “caused several social issues.”

“The best thing is to keep women away from restaurants unless they have a male custodian. That way the restaurant is not shut down because of the misbehaviour of an adolescent or mentally unstable woman,” he said, local news site Al Marsad reported on Sunday.

Another blogger, Talal, said that the restaurant managers were right to protect themselves from possible social issues.

“My brother has a restaurant and he says that even though there is a section for families, there are often instances of embarrassment. Several women would come in and would speak loudly without any respect for public behaviour. He says that it is difficult for him to get them to lower their voices,” he said.


Hospice owner faces prison for Medicare fraud

An Oklahoma hospice provider lied about the amount of services it had provided and made patients appear sicker than they actually were as part of a scheme to defraud Medicare for three years.

Prairie View Hospice in Oklahoma City hid the true conditions of its patients in an attempt to “pass” a Medicare audit and siphon more money from the federal program, the Justice Department said.

The hospice company forged Medicare claims that showed its nurses had visited their terminally ill patients when, in fact, they had not.

To continue receiving Medicare reimbursements for hospice services, Prairie View faked notes from nurses that exaggerated the illnesses of their patients, according to the Justice Department.

Paula Kluding, Prairie View’s owner, also submitted falsified patient files to a Medicare subcontractor tasked with auditing the company.

Prairie View overbilled Medicare through the scheme from July 2010 to July 2013, the Justice Department said.


Report: Immigration Amnesty Will Cost American Taxpayers $2 TRILLION

The president's immigration amnesty will cost $2 trillion - about $40 billion a year - over the next 50 years, the Heritage Foundation projects.

The total equates to a $22,000 tax on every American who has a four-year college degree, 30 cents extra for every gallon of gas, or $10 a month tacked onto every cell phone bill.

More from The Daily Caller:
The $2 trillion cost is driven by the federal government’s support for all poor people, says Robert Rector, a budget analyst at the Heritage Foundation. Rector explained that, on average, the illegal immigrants benefiting from the amnesty have a 10th grade education.

That low education ensures they can’t earn enough money, or pay enough taxes, to pay for the many benefits they’ll get if they progress from temporary residents to legal residents and then to citizens, Rector said.

Flood of illegal immigrants to pour into NYC schools

New York has sent a warning to its schools: Expect more illegal immigrants.

The city Department of Education has told principals it plans this year to enroll 2,350 migrant children from Central America who crossed into the United States unaccompanied — with many more to come.

“It is expected that children will continue to arrive in large numbers in the coming years,” says a DOE memo to principals obtained by The Post.

The notice comes as the city rolls out a $50 million red carpet for 1,662 minors who crossed the border this summer to escape ­violence and gangs in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

In the “surge,” 5,000 of the 63,000 migrant kids caught trying to cross US borders — or who turned themselves in for refuge — have been released to relatives or other “sponsors” in New York state. Most live with other illegal immigrants.


Obama Flips Blacks on Backs

How does the first black president reward blacks for voting for their hero?

With an executive order: “Go to the back of the employment line. Get behind illegal immigrants, including carriers of tuberculosis and criminals at large. Blessed are the politically useful and illegal immigrants are more useful than African Americans.”

Blacks voted for Obama in record numbers: 91% in 2008 and 87% in 2012. It was historic. Yet, last week via unconstitutional executive order, the president announced an immigration “reform” plan that will disproportionately hurt African Americans.

Trayvon Martin could have been “my son,” Obama sighed in 2012 when his re-election was at stake. Obama used Martin’s tragic death to tell blacks that they could not trust white people. They could only trust him.

In 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014 Obama fanned racial tensions in order to win the black vote. Instead of using his biracial heritage to foster harmony, he told Republicans they “can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”


Federal watchdogs uncover thousands of lost Lerner emails, decoding to take weeks

As many as 30,000 lost emails from Lois Lerner -- the ex-IRS official at the center of the agency's targeting scandal -- have been recovered by federal investigators.

The IRS has already turned over thousands of Lerner emails to congressional investigators but has said the remainder are gone forever because Lerner’s hard-drive crashed in 2011. And in June, agency Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress that back-up tapes containing the missing emails have been destroyed.

“The IRS has continually dragged its feet, changed its story, and been less than forthcoming with information related to its egregious violation of Americans’ First Amendment rights,” said Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has spearheaded congressional probes on the issue.

“These e-mails are long overdue, and underscore again why we need a special prosecutor to conduct an unhindered investigation. Hopefully these e-mails will help us get to the truth,” he continued.


Giuliani: 93 Percent of Blacks Are Killed by Blacks

Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani says that the media focusing on the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury should spend more attention on why white police officers are in black neighborhoods to start with.

"I find it very disappointing that you're not discussing the fact that 93 percent of blacks in America are killed by other blacks," Giuliani said Sunday on "Meet the Press."

The case of white police officers killing blacks are the exception rather that the rule, he said.

"We are talking about the significant exception," Giuliani said.


Ferguson Verdict Explodes Media's Lying Racial Narrative

On Monday night, the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri freed Officer Darren Wilson from the possibility of indictment over his shooting of 18-year-old black man Michael Brown. The prosecutor before the grand jury, Robert McCulloch, explained why the indictment had been rejected: the evidence, both physical and eyewitness, supported Wilson’s case that he had acted in self-defense.

McCulloch added pointed criticism of the media that drove the case in the first place, ripping the “insatiable appetite” of social media and “non-stop rumors” driven by it. The initial accounts pushed by social media, McCulloch said, were “filled with speculation and little, if any, solid or accurate evidence.” But he saved his harshest criticism for the media machine itself: “The most significant challenge encountered in this investigation has been the 24-hour news cycle and its insatiable appetite for something, for anything, to talk about, followed closely behind with the non-stop rumors on social media.” McCulloch finished by stating that evidence mattered, and that no one’s life should be decided based on “public outcry or for political expediency.”

The lecture was well-deserved.


Store Robbed by Brown Looted on National TV

Ferguson Market and Liquor, the store that Michael Brown robbed before he was killed by Officer Darren Wilson was looted during the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision to not indict Wilson as CNN’s cameras rolled on Monday.


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