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Sunday, December 07, 2014

More Videos Surface Of The Protest At The Salisbury Christmas Parade

Delmar Enjoys Peaceful Christmas Parade





Delegate Elect Carl Anderton was joined by the new Boxing Champion Alex Guerrero as well as Delmar DE. Mayor Houlihan and Council Member Tom "Bunky" Luffman to start the Parade. 

Hundreds of children lined the streets as a multitude of participants walked, rode and drove through the Parade. A very nice time had by all. 

Six Guantanamo Detainees Transfer to Uruguay



Release No: NR-609-14
December 07, 2014

Detainee Transfer Announced
 

The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of Ahmed Adnan Ahjam, Ali Hussain Shaabaan, Omar Mahmoud Faraj, Abdul Bin Mohammed Abis Ourgy, Mohammed Tahanmatan, and Jihad Diyab from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Uruguay.

As directed by the president's Jan. 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of this case. As a result of that review, which examined a number of factors, including security issues, these men were unanimously approved for transfer by the six departments and agencies comprising the task force.

In accordance with statutory requirements, the secretary of defense informed Congress of the United States’ intent to transfer these individuals and of his determination that this transfer meets the statutory standard.

The United States is grateful to the Government of Uruguay for its willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. The United States coordinated with the Government of Uruguay to ensure these transfers took place consistent with appropriate security and humane treatment measures.

Today, 136 detainees remain at Guantanamo Bay.
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Why Co-Sleeping is No-Sleeping

Surprise ending...........

Remembering Pearl Harbor


SFD Calls For Service 12-6-14

  • Saturday December, 6 2014 @ 23:55Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury 
  • Saturday December, 6 2014 @ 23:28 Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: Riverside Dr & Mill St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday December, 6 2014 @ 21:46 Nature: Vehicle FireAddress: 113 Parker Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday December, 6 2014 @ 20:41Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Saturday December, 6 2014 @ 20:17Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury

SPD Press Release 12-7-14 - (Brookridge Drive-Armed Robbery Investigation)

SPD Press Release 12-7-14 - (Red Light District-Armed Robbery)

50 Protesters In Downtown Salisbury

There are some 50 people walking from the Salisbury Police Department to Downtown Salisbury, (80% black, 20% white) with signs that say "Hands Up". 

It was only a matter of time before the LOOK AT ME's of Salisbury weighed in on the Ferguson shooting/incident. 

By the way people, they proved that the "Hands Up" was a load of crap. 

UMES BLACKOUT (Updated to include video)


Umes Naacp 
1 College Backbone Rd, Princess Anne, Maryland 21853

We are all filled with frustration,disbelief, and anger over this decision that the officer who shot and KILLED an UNARMED BLACK MAN with his hands in the air remain free! We will not allow this to be another Sanford, Florida. We will not allow the justice system to let us down once more. Take action today, for Michael, and for all of our sons. Join the NAACP on Tuesday 12-2-14 @7pm in the SSC Courtyard "Wear black"

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NAACP CONDEMNS GRAND JURY DECISION

Salisbury, Maryland… The Eastern Shore Coalition of Branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (ESNAACP) announced today that they are joining with clergy and other civil rights organizations across the nation in condemning the decision by a New York Grand Jury not to indict police officers in the death of Eric Gardener, who died while being arrested for selling loose cigarettes.

This is the second time within weeks that a Grand Jury has refused to indict police officers in the death of an African American.

Recently, a Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year old teenager. His death has prompted demonstrations around the nation and the world.

We strongly condemn the decision of the Grand Jury in its decision not to indict police officers who were captured on videotape choking Eric Gardner, who kept screaming, “I can’t breathe”, said Mary Ashanti, President of Wicomico County Branch of the
NAACP.

She further stated, “this decision only serves to further erode the confidence of the community in its criminal justice system. It is our fervent hope that local law officials here in Wicomico County will join President Obama in his efforts to restore trust in minority
communities throughout America.”

“The NAACP, which is the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States has sought to improve relations with the Wicomico County law-enforcement agencies in light of local and national concerns regarding police conduct.

“The NAACP does not believe that all police officers are bad, however, we believe that unless the good police officers restore trust and confidence in law-enforcement, we will see an erosion of goodwill. This is something that no one wants to see happen”, said Mrs. Ashanti.

The Eastern Shore NAACP Branches joined by The WATCHMEN with One Voice Ministerial Alliance, will hold a press conference and vigil to inspire hope and peace throughout Wicomico County, the Eastern Shore and the nation. The WATCHMEN with One Voice Ministerial Alliance is chaired by Reverend Dr. Lewis N. Watson, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Salisbury, Maryland

County Executive Culver Speaks Out On West Salisbury Elementary School "A"

Dear Editor:

After the discussion that took place during the public comment portion of the County Council meeting on December 2nd regarding the removal of the West Salisbury Elementary School (WSE) project from the Bond Issue, I feel it is important to correct misinformation that was brought forward.

The impression has been given, and is passionately believed by some, that the County Government has deferred action on the replacement or upgrade of WSE for many years. Having served on the County Council for the past four years, I was troubled by that assertion since I did not recall any such deferral on the part of the County Executive or the County Council. Nonetheless, having heard testimony from the public and members of the Board of Education (BOE) that this had gone on “for years”, I immediately
researched Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) requests from the BOE regarding West Salisbury Elementary School for the past six years.

What I learned about WSE when reviewing the Board of Education’s top 20 priority lists is as follows: 


2009 WSE not included
2010 WSE not included
2011 WSE not included
2012 WSE #12 priority - $95,000 for feasibility study
2013 WSE not included
2014 WSE #2 priority - $200,000 for initial architecture and engineering
2015 WSE #8 priority - $24,000 for HVAC study
2016 WSE #2 priority - $6.5M total replacement — first phase of a total $41.9 million project

Interestingly, while the County funded the Board’s $24,000 request in FY2015, the State of Maryland reiected the Board of Education’s request for their associated share. I then also reviewed the November 18, 2014 letter from Dr. David R. Lever, Executive Director of Maryland Public School Construction Program, wherein the State indicated that they were not prepared to propose funding the WSE request, citing outstanding issues and questions that needed to be resolved.

That history coupled with my discussion with Governor-Elect Hogan regarding the availability of State funding going forward, caused me to come to the conclusion that a fiscally responsible course of action was to pause on committing funding until such times as further facts and developments unfold.

It is important for the public to understand that the CIP is a critically important multi-year planning document. The County Executive and the County Council in their deliberations regarding appropriation of limited funding to cover many needs across the county rely upon departments to have a very clear and consistent forward planning vision. It is difficult for me to understand why a school that had not been considered a significant priority until 2014 has reached a point two years later, where renovations and improvements cannot be considered, and a complete tear down and replacement is deemed necessary.

I believe that much of the testimony heard at the County Council meeting on December 2nd misled the public regarding the County Government’s actions and deflected any responsibility for the deteriorating condition of the school, which now may necessitate a complete school replacement, from the BOE.

The administration of the Board of Education as well as appointed members of the Board, both past and present, have had 50 years to monitor WSE and provide needed maintenance and upgrades. At a
minimum, the taxpayers have a right to expect that their tax dollars are spent on proper maintenance of our schools. The BOE will argue that there isn’t enough money to go around. To their point, when it comes to spending, it is all about priorities. So it begs the question, why has it taken almost 50 years for the BOE to address the needs of WSE in a significant way?

I understand and appreciate the outrage of the WSE supporters. As I stated at the Council Meeting, I visited the school just days before being sworn in to office. Please don’t mistake a postponement of
funding as a lack of concern or understanding. I reiterate my promise to have a skilled team evaluate the current condition of WSE and to chart an appropriate course of action.

Thank you for your time and attention,

Bob Culver
Wicomico County Executive


Originally published at 2:59 PM

GO HERE to see the official release.

Wicomico PIO Position ELIMINATED

That's right Ladies & Gentlemen, Tamara Lee Brooks no longer works for Wicomico County. Her position was abolished last night around 7:00 PM. 

Local EMS/Firefighter Crosses The Line Again!

Yesterday, a neighbor on Phillips Ave quietly passed away in his home. We are all deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and this neighborhood will not be the same without him.

What is most troubling is that one of our taxpayer-paid emergency workers, took it upon himself to photograph the interior of this troubled mans home and supplied it to WMDT. We do not understand what the purpose of this action was, but find it to be a horribly disgusting action. And this person should be fired.

With much grace, reporter David Caldwell, saw past the sensationalism, and produced a story touching on a much loved neighbor, his struggles with alcohol and hoarding.

To the EMS worker, who took it upon himself to breach a dead mans privacy with the purpose of humiliating him - I hope you lose your job and live in the shame you tried to bestow upon another. You are ignorant and narrow minded.

Our neighbor, with all his faults, was a kind, gentle and generous soul. He has, without any expectation of reward, helped many of us with his many talents in home repair, auto repair, and lawn mower repair He has kept us all laughing with his wit and humor. This close knit neighborhood will not be the same, and he will be forever missed by the many of us, who were blessed to live in his neighborhood.

Abusing Chickens We Eat

If you buy a Perdue chicken in the grocery store, you might think it had lived a comfortable avian middle-class existence.

“Doing the right thing is things like treating your chickens humanely,” Jim Perdue, the company’s chairman, says in a promotional video. The company’s labels carry a seal of approval from the Department of Agriculture asserting that the bird was “raised cage free,” and sometimes “humanely raised,” although it says it is phasing that one out.

Customers approve. Most of us are meat-eaters who still want animals treated humanely, and one survey found that 85 percent of consumers would prefer to buy chicken with a cage-free “humanely raised” label like Perdue’s.

Enter Craig Watts, 48, a North Carolina farmer who says he raises about 720,000 chickens each year for Perdue. He watched the video of Jim Perdue and had an attack of conscience. “My jaw just dropped,” he said. “It couldn’t get any further from the truth.”

So Watts opened his four chicken barns to show how a Perdue chicken lives. It’s a hellish sight.


Tests For Obama After Complaints Of Sore Throat

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- President Barack Obama had some medical tests Saturday at a military hospital just outside Washington because of a persistent sore throat.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama's physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, suggested that some diagnostic tests be done Saturday afternoon since the president had free time in his schedule. He said Obama has been complaining of a sore throat.

The situation was not urgent, Earnest said, and Obama's motorcade made the half-hour crawl in rainy weather to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington.

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Police Shoot 137 Times Into Car After Chase, Killing Unarmed Couple

From Rodney King to Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell, stories of police over-response continue to fill the news. But the latest shooting, in Cleveland, has many asking if it will ever stop. Mansfield Frazier reports.

The phenomenon is common enough that there’s a name for it: High-Speed Pursuit Syndrome. It’s the “condition” police officers sometimes suffer from during a high-speed chase, when, as an ACLU spokesman once put it, they “get so angry and pumped up, and the adrenaline rush is such that … you see violence visited on suspects at the end of a pursuit.”

Rodney King was a prime example, but it happens all the time, and it rarely makes the national news. Take the Nov. 29 shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams in Cleveland: After leading police on a 25-minute chase through city streets, Russell found himself surrounded in a dead-end in East Cleveland. Police have said that they opened fire when Russell tried to run one of them over. That version may eventually be tested in court, but what is undisputed is that 13 officers unloaded a total of 137 bullets into Russell’s 1979 Chevy Malibu, killing both him and Williams.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Williams’s uncle, Walter Jackson, said that 24 bullets had been removed from her body and the damage to her face and torso was extensive. Williams’s mother, Martha Mae Williams, said, “I’m not going to let them close her casket … They’re going to have to look at what the police did to my child.”

High-speed police pursuits have been under increasing scrutiny in recent years: according to a 2010 FBI report, someone dies every day as a result of a police pursuit, and the majority of those pursuits begin with a stop for a traffic violation. The same report found that innocent bystanders constitute 42 percent of those killed or injured in police pursuits.

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An Interesting Comment Worthy Of A Post

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "50 Protesters In Downtown Salisbury":

First off, I am white. I was raised in an upper middle class, white neighborhood. I have never been arrested, though I did a TON of stuff as a kid that I should have been arrested. As I am sure most everyone here has. Never violent, but certainly illegal.

I won't argue that Michael Brown was behaving as a thug. But he was a kid.

What many of you, who are "people like me" do not understand is that we do not really understand what low income African Americans face with law enforcement and the penal system. Even your hero Rand Paul agrees!

It is easy, and extremely hypocritical, to argue "don't break the law" and you won't have any problems. Because we all, or most, do stupid things in their youth. It is part of growing up.

Take a black kid and a white kid who are both the same age. Pick your crime - minor theft, drug possession, fighting, vandalism, you name it. Let's go with simple possession or small time sales of a controlled substance. Both kids are doing the same thing.

The black kid is more likely to get noticed by police and in a position where they will find the drugs. The black kid, if caught with small possession, is more likely to be arrested vs given a warning. And the black kid will most likely receive a stiffer sentence.

Too many people throw around stats that show African Americans commit more crimes. What they don't realize or mention is that African Americans are more likely to get arrested, so a white guy who gets let go or gets a better deal doesn't fall into the stat. Who knows the reality.

I am in so way speaking poorly about our local cops. I have a number of friends on the force and all are upstanding people.

These protests area about the larger issues. It is because of experience that people don't take the grand jury, with all of its abnormalities, at face value. The Brown case may be the catalyst but that's not what it is all about. And now here we have the NY one with no indictment. Let's see what happens in Cleveland.

Everyone should support free speech protests, and the like so long as it is done peacefully. That is America! If law enforcement in MO hadn't been so pathetic, the rioting could have been avoided. Somehow NYC didn't burn last night...

So feel free to live in your nice Caucasian ignorance and convince yourselves that your animosity is devoid of racism. Let's see how that helps to bring together our fractured society.

Press Conference tonight at Sojourner-Douglass College,408 Coles Circle,Salisbury

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Event: Prayer Vigil for Hope and Peace

Event Date: Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:00pm. Sojourner-Douglass College

Place: 408 Coles Circle, Salisbury, Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Mary Ashanti, President, Wicomico County NAACP Branch

Phone: 410-543-4187

E-mail: wcnaacpbranch7028@gmail.com

MARYLAND STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES

RESOLUTION SEEKING AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION BY THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OF THE FATAL SHOOTING OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE IN WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND

WHEREAS, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has long sought the end of any acts of police brutality;

WHEREAS, NAACP and its branches across the country have continually protested against police misconduct and use of excessive force by law enforcement officers;

WHEREAS, on or about March 18, 2014 an African American male was fatally shot by two Maryland State Troopers at their barracks in Wicomico County, Maryland;

WHEREAS, the Maryland State Troopers have only been subjected to an internal investigation of the fatal shooting of Winfield Fisher, III;

WHEREAS, the Wicomico County NAACP seeks an external and comprehensive investigation of this fatal shooting and the circumstances causing this death;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches in support of the Wicomico county NAACP hereby requests an external investigation to the fatal shooting in Wicomico County. That copies of this Resolution be directed to the US Department of Justice, US Senators Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin forthwith.

Adopted this 25th day of 2014 at its 74th Annual conference.

GERALD G. Stansbury

Gerald G. Stansbury
President

Mark Wahlberg asks to be pardoned for attack outside liquor store that left man blind

Because he was 16 at the time and is now 'a better person'

Mark Wahlberg is seeking a pardon from the state of Massachusetts for a vicious racially-charged attack he committed as a teenager that left a man blind in one eye.

Court documents reveal just how horrifying the 1988 attack was - including startling racial slurs he shouted at the victim and others - but the actor insists he is now 'a better person and citizen'.

Wahlberg, who served 45 days in jail after the assault, says his record continues to impact him and could prevent businesses, such as restaurants, that work with him from getting licenses.

He insists he has come a long way since April 1988, when he attacked Thanh Lam with a five-foot stick while yelling slurs at him in order to steal the two cases of beer he was carrying.

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County Executive Culver Speaks Out On West Salisbury Elementary School

An Interesting Comment Worthy Of A Post

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Ireton Shoving Firefighters Down City Council Memb...":

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I have to say that I'm utterly floored at the press release regarding the Mayor's budget amendment. Will I concede to say I have been left with egg on my face because of my post in regards to having lost faith in our local government to do what is right for the safety of the citizens of Salisbury, no I will not. Because not for one minute do I believe the Mayor had a change of heart. I feel his change of position came from the proverbial arm bar that some key people placed upon him with FACTUAL data to prove our importance. I can't thank our administration, the guys from the 4246, and all others who played a part in fighting for us until the bitter end. It was your dedication and refusal to accept the situation that finally made the council see what needed to be done. And collectively you all made the Mayor make some kind of move to reinstate our positions and extend our ability to serve and protect. With ten of us left these four new positions leave me with a 40% chance of nabbing a spot. Whether I make the cut or not I wanted to thank all of those who busted their butts to get us to this point, and increasing my odds of returning to the best job, correction career, I've ever had.
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David Bowling - Can I concede and say it??!??

Daniel Hill - You absolutely can big guy. But I wont. Had the mayor and the council just woke up and made the change I would of cracked an egg on my face to show it. But I don't feel the egg should be there because it was because of those on this side that refused to accept it that any change happened. They were the ones who fougt to be heard, and today their hard work can be celebrated with a small victory. I still have little faith in the Mayor in regards to committing himself to public safety, a lot more faith in the council, and I cant possibly have anymore faith in the SFD as an organization.

Lisa Newnam - Shaw Fingers crossed!!!!

Joyce Powell - Hope everything works out for you!!

Anthony Tagliaferro - I've seen a lot of shit on your face but eggs never been one of them.

Chuck Foskey - I sure hope they hire you full time.

David Bowling - Best red head furman ever!

James Lloyd Jester - Jimmer deserves a TON of thanks for this as well

Daniel Hill - Absolutely Capt!!! He's definitely on that list. I just didn't tag individuals because a lot of this is my opinion and I didn't want anyone who's not on my friends list to see the post and assume this represents the consensus of the department.

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These Lying Cops Show Exactly Why So Many People are Losing Trust in “Law” Enforcement

Ex-S.C. police chief charged with 2011 murder of unarmed man

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — A former small-town police chief was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting death of an unarmed black man nearly four years ago.

Richard Combs worked in Eutawville — population 300 and one-third black — when Bernard Bailey came to Town Hall to argue about his daughter's broken-taillight ticket in May 2011. Combs tried to arrest Bailey on an obstruction of justice charge, prosecutors said. Bailey marched back outside to his truck, and Combs tried to get inside. The two briefly fought, and then the police chief shot Bailey, 54, twice in the chest in his pickup.

Combs said at an earlier hearing that he was tangled in Bailey's steering wheel as he tried to shut off the ignition and feared for his life if Bailey drove away.

But prosecutors said Combs was the aggressor, following Bailey as he tried to get away.

A grand jury in Orangeburg County indicted Combs on Wednesday, the same day a New York grand jury refused to indict a white officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man. And it was been more than a week since a grand jury similarly refused to indict a white officer in the death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Mr. President...


A Letter To The Editor: Is CNN Trying To Incite A Riot In New York?

Joe, 

I was watching CNN around 4:30 today and CNN kept saying over and over again "WE HOPE THE PROTESTERS DONT GO TO THE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING TONIGHT IN NYC". 

To me CNN is INCITING A RIOT, and some producers need to be FIRED.

Can You Identify This Robbery Suspect?



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Larry Hogan Vows To Kill The Phosphorus Regulations In Speech At Wor-Wic College

Speaking at the swearing in ceremony for Bob Culver as Wicomico County Executive on December 2, Maryland’s governor-elect, Larry Hogan, stated that he would actively promote the Eastern Shore's economy and protect its farmers from O'Malley's 11th hour effort to impose the notorious "phosphorus regulations." He said that he would make sure they are canned.

Messrs. Hogan and Culver have much in common – both personally and politically. Each is a small businessman, not a career politician like their respective predecessor-in-office, and became involved in government because of the need to change the modus operandi of the Democrat Party. And each upset the predecessor in one case and a very close copy thereof in the other. It appears that the governor to be and new county exec really like and respect one another, and there is no doubt that they share the goals of smaller and more efficient government.

This year's general election resulted in the best possible outcome for Wicomico County and the State of Maryland. But problems remain – Maryland's General Assembly is still dominated by Democrats who on the whole probably are even more liberal now, and the Wicomico County Council still has two RINO's who supported Rick Pollitt.

Cop cleared in Eric Garner chokehold death

A Staten Island grand jury cleared an NYPD cop Wednesday in the chokehold death of Eric Garner during his caught-on-video arrest for peddling loose cigarettes, The Post has learned. The panel voted a “no-bill” and dismissed all potential charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo, sources said.

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Ireton Shoving Firefighters Down City Council Members Throats For No Good Reason

Mayor to forward budget amendment to increase Fire Department staffing levels;

Says remaining SAFER grant officers hired part-time.


Mayor James Ireton, Jr., will forward, tomorrow, December 3rd , 2014, a budget amendment to the Salisbury City Council to fund four (4) additional full-time Firefighter/EMT positions at a cost of $160,610.

Two of the new positions will staff Engine 16 at SFD Headquarters, one will staff Truck 1 at Station 1, and one will staff Truck 2 at Station 2.

“Presently the Salisbury Fire Department is fully staffed on each fire truck at 5 firefighters on board. This budget amendment for 4 firefighters is dedicated to keeping 4 firefighters on each fire apparatus when sickness or vacation time has them understaffed,” said Mayor Ireton.

“It has been articulated that the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) requires 4 firefighters per apparatus at a fire station. We have accomplished that during lean times by placing an Assistant Chief on the team during a fire emergency. This amendment will allow the Assistant/Deputy Chief to coordinate on-scene fire rescue and containment".

“The budget amendment is for $160,610 which pays these officers through the end of FY2015. The Chief of the Fire Department will then be tasked with including them in his FY2016 budget that he presents to me.”

Additionally the Mayor can report that he has signed employee action forms hiring 10 of the 11 remaining SAFER grant officers to part-time employment status in the City of Salisbury.

Publishers Notes: Here's what you DON'T know and Ireton is HIDING. 

You know those 12 Firefighters that were hired under that grant, did you know ALL of them filled EMPTY slots, (or should I say full-time positions) a long time ago. Did you also know that the NEW Firefighters they are belly aching about are a NEW ROUND of very recently hired Firefighters that had NOTHING to do with the original 12 Firefighters hired under that grant! 

So Hoppes and Ireton absolutely knew that NONE of these NEW Firefighters would even be considered as full time or even part time employees, yet they have not let the public know this information.

Here's ANOTHER fact. Did you know that the Fire Department generally RETURNS around $250,000.00 EVERY SINGLE YEAR??? That's a FACT Ladies & Gentlemen. If the SFD deserves a pat on the back it is based on the fact that they are the most fiscally responsible department in the entire City and they constantly return $250,000.00 every year. 

OK, so now that you now know this FACT, WHY is Ireton shoving this new expense down the Taxpayer AND Council's throats! All Ireton and Hoppes need to do is NOT return that $250,000.00 this year back into the general fund and use it to pay for these new Firefighters. 

It's all about the DRAMA! It's ALL about screwing the taxpayers out of another $200,000.00 and raising taxes. Ireton wants to make it look, (on the books) as if there's a problem, there is not. The PROOF is in the fact that the taxpayers are not aware that the SFD returns $250,000.00 each and every year. None of this ever had to happen. Ireton's flip flopping just to make a scene is childish and irresponsible. 

Mayor Jim Ireton is nothing but a Drama Queen. There is NO NEED for a budget amendment.

A Viewer Asks: Are You Comfortable With A Sex Offender That Works For UMES?

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BREAKING NEWS: YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS TONIGHT'S COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING

Ladies & Gentlemen, not only will you see the new Councty Council sworn in tonight but I can assure you that there will be information brought forth this evening that will rock the County's world. 

Either go to the meeting or turn on PAC 14 this evening and watch the fireworks go off. The meeting starts at 6 PM. 

Bob Culver Is Your New Wicomico County Executive




It was a standing room only crowd earlier today for the swearing in of the new Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver. 

It certainly was the "Who's Who" of the Eastern Shore but what an honor it was to welcome Governor Elect Larry Hogan, who delivered an incredible speech full of hope and enthusiasm for the Eastern Shore. 

Former County Executive Rick Pollitt did not attend, nor did Mayor Jim Ireton. Nevertheless, both Bob and Mr. Hogan thanked Mr. Pollitt for his service and dedication.

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A Letter To The Editor: Mikulski should resign

My wife and I have always been hard working people paying our own way. My wife has had her job with a small but successful family owned Maryland business for over 30 years and now that company can no longer offer a healthcare package. We have always voted for and supported Ms. Mikulski but now believe her resignation is called for. By endorsing and voting for the Healthcare reform act that the president mislead the American people about Ms. Mikulski was either a part of this deception or did not bother to learn enough about the legislation to vote responsibly for the needs of her constituents. I respectfully request Ms. Mikulski resign upon the swearing in of Governor Hogan, as I do not want Martin O'Malley to appoint himself to the Senate as he is known for misleading and acting against his constituent's best interests.

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Salisbury, MD

Farrakhan: ‘We’ll Tear This G**damn Country Up!’

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan went on a fiery tirade about Ferguson on Saturday — threatening that if the demands of protesters aren’t met, “we’ll tear this goddamn country apart!”

Farrakhan stated in his speech — given at Morgan State University, a black college located in Baltimore, Md. — that violence was justified in response to the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson and peaceful protests are only in the interest of “white folks.”

“We going to die anyway. Let’s die for something,” the radical figure told the crowd to roaring applause.

He even said the parents of teenagers should teach their kids how to throw Molotov cocktails. “Teach your baby how to throw the bottle if they can. Fight,” the minister advised, and then imitated throwing the explosive device.

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Bob Culver's Official Swearing In Ceremony


Mayor Says SAFER Grant Firefighters, Lack of Fire Service

"Agreement Must be Linked"

Mayor James Ireton Jr., today, linked the loss of the Salisbury SAFER Grant firefighters to the ongoing debate about the long-expired Fire Service Agreement between Wicomico County and the City of Salisbury. As of Friday, November 28, 2014, the SAFER officers’ (12) grant expired. This grant was never meant to hire firefighters for permanent position status.

The Salisbury City Council met this afternoon to discuss the SAFER Grant officers. It is Mayor Ireton’s hope that the Council considers the underlying cause of why more fire service personal aren’t hired: the lack of a Fire Service Agreement with Wicomico County. The Salisbury Fire Department currently services 56.58% of Wicomico County which is outside City limits by responding to 63% of all fire calls, and 67% of all EMS calls which originate in the County. This service amounts to $2.2 million in cost. That money is not paid back to the city.

The City will extend a request that Wicomico County address this financial disparity on Friday, January 2, 2015, the first working day of the New Year. Below is a list of what Mayor Ireton believes benefits city taxpayers.

• A new Fire Service Agreement that pays Salisbury to the full extent of what service is provided to Wicomico County residents.

• No movement of funds from other city departments to pay for extending the SAFER Grant officers.

• No use of surplus funds to pay to extend the SAFER Grant. Taxpayers have already paid for a service for the county which is not being paid back. Asking them to pay again is hitting taxpayers unfairly – TWICE.
“Last week we activated 2 frozen positions in our fire service, we have hired to permanent status 11 SAFER Grant officers, and we extended the life of the grant for 6 weeks to keep our grant officers longer. We are applying for the SAFER grant again in the hopes of being granted an award in 2015. The fair and equitable response to extending SAFER Grant officers into permanent status is for our fire leadership, including myself, the Salisbury City Council, our 3 volunteer fire companies, our local IAFF union, and the public to call on Wicomico County leaders to fix this tax burden inequity in 2015,” said Mayor Ireton.

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A Viewer Writes: Salisbury's Ferguson Protest

I'm glad the gang of protesters met the Chief of Police in Salisbury, because that's truly what they are, a gang! This picture was uploaded to Facebook by one of the protesters. 

Look at the "protesters" on the left. They're both throwing up gang signs with the hands and wearing bandanna's to cover their faces. 

If SPD has any sense at all, they'll start watching those in this photograph.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama asked Congress on Monday for $263 million for the federal response to the civil rights upheaval in Ferguson, Missouri, and is setting up a task force to study how to improve modern-day policing.

The funds would pay for body cameras for police officers to use and expand training for law enforcement in an attempt to build trust in communities such as Ferguson, where a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the August shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, the White House said.

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey and Laurie Robinson, a George Mason University professor who is a former assistant attorney general, will lead the task force on 21st century policing, officials said.

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Brown's parents have pushed the cameras as one solution to the distrust between police and criminal suspects following physical encounters. The White House said in August that it agreed with the idea in principle.

'We support the use of cameras and video technology by law enforcement officers, and the Department of Justice continues to research best practices for implementation,' the administration wrote in response to a public petition that attracted more than 154,000 supporters on the White House website.

The new initiative will provide 50 per cent of the funding for cameras, but will not pay for them entirely, at a cost of $75 million.

It will also provide new training resources and funds to study how to reform police practices.

It's unclear why Officer Darren Wilson didn't wear a camera during his fateful encounter with Brown. Members of the Ferguson Police Department were photographed wearing body cameras later that month during an August 30 rally.

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Scientists Just Found The Oldest Engraving In Human History

This handout picture released by the journal Nature on December 3, 2014 shows the fossil Pseudodon shell with the engraving made by Homo erectus from Trinil, Indonesia

Paris (AFP) - Anthropologists on Wednesday said they had found the earliest engraving in human history on a fossilised mollusc shell some 500,000 years old, unearthed in colonial-era Indonesia.

The zigzag scratching, together with evidence that these shells were used as a tool, should prompt a rethink about the mysterious early human called Homo erectus, they said.

The discovery comes through new scrutiny of 166 freshwater mussel shells found at Trinil, on the banks of the Bengawan Solo river in East Java, where one of the most sensational finds in fossil-hunting was made.

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