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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Top Posts Today 1-14-15


New Treatment Is Lung Disease 'Game-Changer

More than 3 million Americans suffer from advanced emphysema, the nation’s third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.

Until recently there was little doctors could do to help them other than perform major surgery to remove the diseased portion of their lungs or give them a full-blown lung transplant.

Now there is new hope. It’s a tiny metal device known as the Lung Volume Reduction Coil (LVRC).

“We think this is going to be a game-changer for patients with advanced emphysema,” says Charlie Strange, M.D., pulmonologist at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

When LVRCs are implanted in patients’ lungs, they compress diseased tissue and allow healthy tissue to function more efficiently.

Because the coils reduce lung volume by up to 30 percent, restore the lungs’ natural elasticity, and open up the small airways, they counteract emphysema’s hallmark symptom: shortness of breath.

BREAKING NEWS: High Speed Pursuit In Salisbury

Police were just involved in a High Speed pursuit. After the pursuit the suspect bailed from the car but the police now have him in custody.  

SFD was dispatched to the 300 block of Buena Vista Ave because the victim was sprayed with pepper spray. 

They are now reporting the victim has been tasered. 


Maryland State Police Press Release
(PIKESVILLE, MD) – Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus L. Brown announced late today he will resign his position to pursue other opportunities. 

In a letter to Maryland State Police troopers and civilian employees, Colonel Brown said he is leaving with a ‘heavy heart,’ effective January 19, 2015. He thanked Maryland State Police employees for their outstanding service to the citizens of the state. “I am in awe of the successes you have achieved,” Colonel Brown said. “Nothing has been more impressive than the work you have done with our local and federal partners to make all Maryland communities safer. Over the past four years, you have helped reduce violent and property crime to historic lows. Homicides across the state are lower than they have been in three decades. More lives were saved on our highways during the period than ever before. If making communities safer and saving lives is our ultimate goal, which it is, your success is unprecedented.” 

Colonel Brown also thanked sworn and civilian employees for working together to accomplish significant changes that have made the Maryland State Police more effective. While Superintendent, the State Police obtained new pistols for troopers, obtained a funding plan to replace the patrol vehicle fleet, transitioned to a new fleet of helicopters, implemented new radio and computer-aided dispatch/records management systems, and deployed the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort, or SPIDRE Team, a full-time unit of drunk driving enforcement troopers. 

Changes were also made within the organization. The Special Operations Bureau was created and the Criminal Investigation Bureau was reorganized to prioritize the State Police mission of focusing on cross border and inter-jurisdictional crime. The Maryland State Police also pursued and achieved national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The Maryland State Police is now the only state police agency in the nation to hold the prestigious Tri-Arc Award, presented to police agencies achieving accreditation in law enforcement, public safety communication, and public safety training. 

Colonel Brown prioritized community service and outreach for the Maryland State Police. Two years ago, he established the Superintendent’s Council of Advisors on Diversity and Inclusion, which includes representatives from the ACLU, the NAACP, the Maryland General Assembly, and local business and community leaders. This committee examines the Maryland State Police regarding unbiased policing, minority recruitment, and other related issues. Recommendations are provided regarding how the Maryland State Police can improve in these areas and promote positive relations with the communities that troopers serve. Colonel Brown established a partnership program with the State Police and the Maryland Food Bank. He also encouraged the formation of Law Enforcement Explorers posts to increase youth involvement with State Police. 

“I am very proud to have led a force of dedicated troopers and civilian employees who commit themselves each day to doing all they can to fight crime, reduce traffic crashes, and protect our citizens,” Colonel Brown said. The 19th Maryland State Police Superintendent, Colonel Brown has served since being appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley on August 1, 2011.

America’s Provocateurs Are at the Mercy of the Barbarians

The most likely targets of Islamist wrath are in the cities with the most restrictive gun laws.

To the foreign or uninitiated visitor, it must appear somewhat peculiar that the most prominent, recognizable, and provocative public figures in all of these United States spend the majority of their time in cities that are indifferent toward their security. Taken together, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles host almost all of the more controversial media personalities in America; and, taken together, these cities have some of the worst self-defense laws in the country. Had Charlie Hebdo been an American publication, it would most likely have been located in Brooklyn or in Silver Lake or in Columbia Heights — positioned, in other words, in precisely the sort of place in which attacks on its employees would have been most likely to succeed. This, as the French might say, is “absurde.”

The team that took out a good portion of Hebdo’s staff was alarmingly well-trained, and, if the videos that we have seen are any indication, was determined to the point of psychosis. Indeed, so thoroughly prepared and so ruthlessly efficient were the assailants that they managed without a great deal of effort to overcome even an elite security guard who had been sent to protect the paper by the Ministry of the Interior. Certainly, things might have been different if the events had unfolded in heavily armed states such as Oklahoma or Texas — or, for that matter, if someone in an adjacent office had been possessed of a rifle of his own. But this is by no means guaranteed. Could an average group of dispersed concealed carriers have taken on a couple of guys with automatic weapons and rocket launchers? Maybe. Maybe not. Every situation is different.


What Harrisburg, Pa. Patriot-News readers say about Perdue: By Ray Wallace

     Eliminate the state grants and tax breaks to Perdue and all other major corporations. They use the roads and bridges. They consume government services. They should pay their taxes just like their employees do.

     If you've ever seen how Perdue raises chickens and the DRUGS they use to fatten up the birds before slaughtering them, you could understand why Perdue has no concern for human life either.

     Its all about the money. Their chicken is not only loaded with drugs and hormones, but are packaged with enough SALT to turn you into a pillar of salt. Yuck.

     I stopped buying their garbage food years ago.

Dems Were Asked to Support the Deportation of Illegal Immigrants Convicted of Violence and Sexual Abuse. Here’s How They Voted.

Dozens of House Democrats on Wednesday voted against a legislative proposal aimed at ensuring that illegal immigrants convicted of domestic violence, sexual abuse or child abuse are a priority for deportation.

The vote suggests that immigration-related issues trump other traditional Democratic priorities, such as efforts to protect people from sex or violence-related crimes, especially against women.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) proposed the language as an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill. He argued it was needed because Obama’s executive action on immigration created different priorities for deportation that need to be adjusted.

For example, illegal immigrants suspected of terrorism or espionage or other felonies are top priorities for deportation. But illegal immigrants who are convicted of three or more misdemeanors, or one “significant” misdemeanor such as sexual abuse or domestic violence, are on a second tier priority for deportation.


Health and Human Services officials ‘too fat’ to fly coach

WASHINGTON — They’re living off the fat of the land.

Officials of the federal Department of Health and Human Services — the agency that’s supposed to be fighting obesity — got to fly first class at taxpayers’ expense by claiming they were too overweight to be crammed into coach.

HHS officials took 7,000 first-and business-class flights between 2009 and 2013, according to figures first reported by the Washington Examiner.

In 5,100 cases, they got medical exemptions — including obesity, back injuries, or circulation issues — for the premium seats.

“If someone is obese and too large for a seat, the doctor can put in a request,” HHS spokeswoman Kristin Gillham told The Post, adding that an agency travel official must approve each request.


Heroin deaths on the rise in Maryland

WASHINGTON — Two top prosecutors are speaking out in hopes of curbing the alarming rise of heroin deaths in Maryland.

“We’ve seen a doubling of heroin deaths just in three years,” says Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for Maryland.

While the state’s murder rate has fallen to record lows, Rosenstein says, deaths from heroin are at record highs.

“We had 10 people, on average, die of heroin doses every week in Maryland last year,” Rosenstein says.


Ala. middle school tells kids to throw cans at shooters

This school encourages food fights.

An Alabama middle school asked students to bring canned goods to school so they can throw them at potential gunman.

W.F. Burns Middle School in Valley, Ala., said the tactic is part of the ALICE method, which stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate, and teaches students what to do during a shooting.

Principal Priscella Holley sent a note home to parents Friday asking them to send their students back to class with an eight-ounce can of beans, corn, soup or any other food.


Gold Alert Issued for Missing Felton Man

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier
P.O. Box 430  |  Dover, DE 19903  |  Cell: 302.535.3706  |
Gold Alert Issued for Missing Felton Man
Felton-The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Cesar S. Pilapil who was last seen at his residence located in 1000 block of Andrews Lake Road, Felton around 4:00 p.m. yesterday, Tuesday January 13, 2015.
Cesar is an Asian-Pacific male, 66 years of age, 5’03” tall, 130 lbs., grey hair and brown eyes.  He may be operating a dark white 2006 GMC Canyon with Delaware vanity registration PILAPIL.  (Photo attached)
Troopers have been unable to make contact with Pilapil to check on his welfare.  Attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for his safety and welfare.
If anyone has any information in reference to his whereabouts, they are asked to contact Troop 3 at 302-697-4454 or by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at  Anonymous tips may be sent by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
Released: 011415 1825

Local Food Bank Gets A Big Boost

HALETHORPE, Md. (WJZ)–The Maryland Food Bank helps put millions of meals on the tables of the needy.

As Mike Schuh reports, today they got a big boost from a house hold name.

A food bank has to have food, and a lot of it. It comes in by the truck load, all of it donated.

“That they’re helping provide will help us put meals on the table of millions of families across the state.”

Today, Smithfield Foods sent a semi with 15 tons of pork inside.



In the area of Records Street in Salisbury. Unsure at this time if anyone was injured.

#1 Male wearing a black hoodie. Early 20s, tall and skinny. Fled on foot in unknown direction. 

Police are setting up a perimeter and locking down the scene.

Police are saying at this time no one was struck.

Ray Kelly calls for an apology from de Blasio

Former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly declared thatMayor Bill de Blasio should “apologize” for creating a tense environment between New York’s Finest and those in charge at City Hall.

Kelly appeared on Fox’s “Good Day New York,” where he called for the mea culpa for comments and policies by de Blasio that have disgusted cops.

“I think the mayor has to give something. He has to, you know, sort of make amends,” Kelly said.

“I think an apology is appropriate or perhaps a third party gets involved here too to bring them together.”

Kelly stressed the importance of the two sides coming together as the city faces immense challenges after theterror attack on a Paris newspaper last week.

“Hopefully, they continue to communicate, because we have to get beyond this,” Kelly said.


JUST IN: Ohio man arrested for plot to attack U.S. Capitol

U.S. officials have arrested an Ohio man in connection with a plan to attack the Capitol building in Washington, D.C, CBS News confirms.

Christopher Lee Cornell -- also known as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah -- was arrested by the FBI for the attempted killing of a U.S. government officer and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of attempted crime of violence.

The apparently ISIS-inspired plot, which included guns and bombs, was stopped very early in its formation. In the wake of the terror attack against a satirical newspaper in Paris, the U.S. has reaffirmed its commitment to preventing individuals from being radicalized by extremist groups like ISIS.


And WBOC Wonders Why Cable And Satellite Companies Keep Dumping Them

I found this Breaking News weather report on WBOC's site this morning........

I clicked the "more" link and this is what I got.

Weather report from JANUARY 6th! The maps are the same in both pictures.........wonder when they will change this "Breaking News"  

And then in another article TODAY they said...

"Tyshena Williams told her 10-year old daughter, Emonie, did get into a fight on the school bus on Tuesday of last week, but Williams says she was never told about the incident. She told WBOC that she got a call several days after he fight that her daughter was now in the principal's office, and Emonie was being held in the office in handcuffs".

One has to wonder just what Joe Carmean is doing over there. Oh, that's right, the same thing he did before he was fired from the Daily Times. 



- Please be on the lookout for Charles William Haines, 87 year old male that was last seen on Wednesday, 1/14/15 at 9:00 A.M. in Oakland, Garrett County, Maryland. Charles has white hair, blue eyes, and is 6'00" tall, 160 lbs. He should be driving a Maroon 2007 Chrysler Sebring with Maryland tags- 404BCB. He may be in need of medical attention. Contact: Garrett County Sheriff's Office at 301-334-1911 or 911.

Atlantic Broadband Drops WBOC

SALISBURY, Md.- Atlantic Broadband, serving viewers in Talbot, Queen Anne's and Kent counties in Maryland, has dropped WBOC-TV from its channel lineup, saying its customers do not need three CBS affiliates.

“It's obvious they don't care about their customers who live here on Delmarva,” said Craig Jahelka, vice president/general manager of WBOC-TV. “We are the only CBS affiliate providing local news, severe weather and sports coverage, school closings, and local programming. They don't think their customers want local information. In fact, in a letter to James Moran, president of the Queen Anne's County Commissioners, Sam McGill, the vice president/general manager of Atlantic Broadband in Grasonville, twice refers to his as a “Delmar system” instead of a Delmarva system. It just reiterates how little Atlantic Broadband executives know or care about our area.”

Jahelka said the decision was made by Atlantic Broadband's corporate office in Massachusetts, which does not understand the geography of Delmarva nor the needs of our family, friends and neighbors who live here.

“I have tried in earnest to get them to keep WBOC-TV on their cable system, but they don't care about their Delmarva customers who pay a high price for their monthly cable service,” Jahelka said. “And we really want to be there for these viewers, especially at time when severe weather hits the peninsula.”


Huckabee slams Obama for letting daughters listen to Beyoncé

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has accused President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, of double standards in parenting, saying in an interview published Tuesday that the first family shelters its daughters from some things but allows them to listen to the music of Beyoncé.

The sharp rhetoric signals that, should he run for the Republican presidential nomination, Huckabee would make cultural and social issues the cornerstones of his campaign.

While promoting his new book, the former Baptist pastor told People magazine, “I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything — how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school … and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable” in Beyoncé’s lyrics. He also said Beyoncé’s choreography is “best left for the privacy of her bedroom.”

In his book, Huckabee describes the Grammy Award-winning Beyoncé’s lyrics as “obnoxious and toxic mental poison.” He also accuses Beyoncé’s husband, rapper Jay-Z, of “exploiting his wife” like a “pimp.”


Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Child Pornography Arrest

Maryland State Police Press Release
Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Child Pornography Arrest
Members of the Maryland State Police, Computer Crimes Section, and Homeland Security Investigations, Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) arrest Cecil County individual on child pornography related charges.

James John Stanley, 28, of the unit block of Main Street, Rising Sun, Maryland was arrested for distributing child pornography to a social media website. As a result of the investigation a search and seizure warrant was executed at Stanley’s residence by a Maryland State Police Computer Crimes investigator. Stanley identified by investigators as the target of the investigation. As a result of the search warrant, numerous items of digital media to include computers and cellular telephones were seized and turned over to Maryland State Police Digital Forensic Lab for analysis. Stanley was charged with one count of Distribution of Child Pornography, after seeing a District Court Commissioner, Stanley was transported to the Cecil County Detention Center and is being held on $50,000.00 bail. 

The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is comprised of police agencies from around the state. Its primary mission is to protect children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation. The Task Force works cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to provide resources to combat these crimes. Additionally, the Task Force provides community awareness campaigns helping to prevent the spread of these crimes through education.

Taxpayer-subsidized EV sales grow, but that's not expected to continue

U.S. sales of electric vehicles, which are tracked obsessively, brings cause for both celebration and consternation.

Despite the billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies that have backed the production of alternative energy cars, President Obama’s goal of 1 million in electric auto sales by 2015 won’t be met, as Watchdog reported a few weeks ago.

But 2014 did set new marks with more than 100,000 units — both plug-in hybrids and full electrics — delivered. Nissan, beneficiary of a $1.4 billion stimulus loan to modify a Tennessee plant for EV production, saw its Leaf model establish a new high in sales of all-electrics, with 30,200 sold.

The optimism dips in 2015.


Worcester County Sheriff's Office Press Release 1-14-15

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Reggie T. Mason
Worcester County Sheriff’s Office
Press Release
       On January 13, 2015 at approximately 1600 hours, a Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputy responded to Wal-Mart in Berlin, Md. for a reported theft.  Upon arrival the Deputy identified the suspect as 25 year old Ashley Moore of Camden Wyoming, De.  Ms. Moore had allegedly been observed by Wal-Mart associates concealing merchandise in a handbag. Ms. Moore exited the store with the items without paying for them. Ms. Moore was placed under arrest and charged with theft less than $100.00.  Ms. Moore was released pending trial.

Ammunition Manufacturer Just Won a Huge Lawsuit Against the Federal Government

An ammunition manufacturer in Bradenton, Florida, will collect more than $15 million from the U.S. government after a judge ruled the defense department infringed on one of the company’s patents.

Liberty Ammunition first filed suit against the government in 2011 once it discovered the U.S. Army had used at least some of its patented trade secrets to develop lead-free bullets for military rifles. The Florida manufacturer currently has nine patents and has filed for several more,according to the Bradenton Herald.

Liberty Ammunition is known for selling ammunition to the U.S. military, foreign military allies and U.S. law enforcement agencies. It also markets personal defense and hunting rounds through a number of distributors and dealers.


Chicago-area police officer who shot, killed 95-year-old man with bean-bag gun to stand trial

MARKHAM, Ill. – A Cook County judge will decide if a suburban Chicago police officer is guilty of reckless conduct in the fatal shooting of a 95-year-old World War II veteran with a bean-bag gun in 2013.

The trial of Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor is scheduled to start Tuesday in Markham before Judge Luciano Panici.

Prosecutors contend the 43-year-old Taylor acted recklessly when he shot John Wrana in the stomach after Wrana confronted officers with a knife and a cane at the assisted living facility where he lived. Officials of the Forest Park police department have said the officers at the scene had no choice but to act as they did.

Wrana's family has filed a lawsuit against Taylor and other officers involved and the village of Park Forest.


Session To Be Dominated By Budget Debate

The 90-day session of the Maryland General Assembly starts at noon today.

It is the 435th session of the Maryland General Assembly.

In the House of Delegates, 58 of the 141 delegates will be newly elected.

Republicans gained seven seats in last year's election, increasing the number of Republicans in the House to 50, with 91 Democrats.

In the Senate, 10 of the 47 senators are newly elected.

Republicans gained two seats, increasing the number of Republicans in the Senate to 14, with 33 Democrats.

Today, is largely a ceremonial day.


Bill Clinton pictured with social fixer at Chelsea's wedding

This is the society fixer alleged to have helped find underage girls for pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein - helping Bill Clinton celebrate his daughter's marriage.

Ghislaine Maxwell was photographed at the former First Daughter's glittering July 2010 wedding to Marc Mezvinsky - despite Epstein having been convicted of soliciting underage girls.

Clinton had cut ties to Epstein after his arrest over allegations of sex with girls as young as 14.

But this photograph shows that he maintained close ties to Maxwell, who is accused in court papers of procuring underage girls for Epstein, her former boyfriend, as she smiles as President Clinton walks a beaming Chelsea down the aisle.


NRP Charges Two Crisfield Watermen with Oyster Sanctuary Violations

Two Crisfield watermen were charged Monday by the Maryland Natural Resources Police with illegally harvesting oysters from protected waters.

Using the Maritime Law Enforcement Information Network system of cameras and radar, two officers monitored Paul Franklin Tyler III, 29, and Jeffrey Alan Cuff Jr., 31, at 10 a.m. as they dredged for wild oysters in the buffer zone surrounding the Somerset Oyster Sanctuary near Tangier Sound.

Once Tyler, the vessel operator, saw the NRP officers, he quickly left the sanctuary buffer with the dredge still in the water. The officers stopped the vessel and saw 14 bushels of oysters on board.

The officers checked all four corner buoys marking the sanctuary boundaries to ensure that they were on station as defined in state regulation. The 14 bushels of oysters were returned to the waters of the state.

The two watermen are scheduled to appear in Somerset District Court on March 10. If found guilty, Tyler and Cuff each could be fined as much as $3,000 and have their tidal fish licenses suspended for six months up to a year.

Congressman Harris Votes to Block the President’s Executive Action on Immigration

-House Passes the Department of 
Homeland Security 
Appropriations Act-

Today, Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) supported H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which will improve border security, provide for stricter oversight and increase transparency within the DHS. It will also address and defund President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which effectively granted amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

“The President’s unilateral actions on immigration have completely undermined our legal immigration system in the United States. While I agree that our immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed, granting blanket amnesty will only encourage those outside the U.S. to come here illegally,” said Dr. Harris. “The bill we passed today will fund important functions of the Department of Homeland Security, like enhanced border security and anti-terrorist measures, while putting the interests of those who are entering this country through the legal immigration system ahead of those who are here illegally.”

The bill increases funding to the Department of Homeland Security to bolster border security, anti-terrorist efforts, and immigration and customs enforcement. It also requires that DHS submit comprehensive spending plans to Congress, which to increase oversight and transparency of how taxpayer dollars are being spent.

“I agree that immigration is an important issue that we need to address, but the President’s plan of granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants is not the answer,”added Dr. Harris.
The legislation passed the House 236 to 191.

Pelosi’s Pick For Intelligence Committee Has Received Thousands From Islamic Groups, Once Touted Madrassas

The lawmaker House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi plans to name to a House intelligence committee received political contributions from Islamist groups named as unindicted co-conspirators of terrorist organizations and once gave a speech in which he said that the U.S. education system should be based on the Koran.

Pelosi will name Democratic Indiana U.S. Rep. André Carson to the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, it was reported Tuesday.

Carson will be the first Muslim to hold that position. He is one of two Muslims currently in Congress.

Carson has raised eyebrows with some of his past political and religious remarks, and he’s received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign money from groups implicated in terrorism investigations.

In a May 26, 2012 speech at the 37th Annual Islamic Circle of North America-Muslim American Society Convention in Hartford, Conn., Carson spoke about how Islamic teachings would improve the U.S. education system.


Rest In Peace Common Sense

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Video: Watch How These Marines React To Bush Vs Obama – It Speaks Volumes

Children Raised in Gay Marriages Speak Out

When leftist ideologues attempt to socially reengineer the concept of family by blasphemously demanding that we regard perverted sexual liaisons as the equivalent of holy matrimony, they know perfectly well that this will entail submersing innocent children in the homosexual lifestyle. Let’s hear what the children have to say about the choices pointy-headed liberal chin-pullers have inflicted on them:

[A]dult children of gay parents — acting as a “quartet of truth” — have submitted briefs to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opposing same-sex marriages, with several saying that growing up under the rainbow was neither normal nor pleasant. …

Dawn Stefanowicz said her gay father was so preoccupied with sex that when she was in high school and brought home a male classmate, both her father and his lover propositioned him for sex.

B.N. Klein said her mother and lesbian partner disdained heterosexual families completely, and she didn’t have a clue about the daily interactions of a husband and wife until she went into foster care.

Robert Oscar Lopez said his two lesbian mothers were conscientious about his upbringing, but he became so emotionally confused that he turned to gay prostitution as a teen and gay and bisexual relationships as an adult.


Thief Thinks Robbing an Elderly Woman Will Be Easy. When a Navy Vet Shows Up, the Getaway is Another Story

Heroes don’t stop being heroes when they take their uniforms off, which is why we see service members doing heroic things so often. Case in point: Navy veteran Kendrick Taylor, who intervened when he saw a thug trying to steal from an elderly woman.

Navy Veteran Kendrick Taylor, tells Orlando News 13 that his core Navy values resonated loudly when he saw an elderly woman being attacked by a young man in a grocery store parking lot.

… He knew he couldn’t stand idly by and watch this 76-year-old woman get her purse violently snatched after being shoved to the ground.

“What if that was my grandmother?”

Not taking into consideration any potential danger, Taylor ran straight for the culprit, tackled him- hard – and waited for police to arrive.


WATCH: These Ten Terrifying Seconds of Police Body Camera Video Might Just Change Your Position on the Debate

For many people, the debate about supposed police brutality can be solved by mandating officers to wear body cameras. But the fact is, it isn’t just about police brutality — one terrifying video shows that these cameras benefit officers, too.


Virginia lawmaker wins election amid sex scandal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state lawmaker who resigned his seat following a sex scandal involving a teenage employee won it back during a special election Tuesday.

Apparently plenty of voters in Joseph D. Morrissey’s Richmond-area House of Delegates conviction were OK with his conviction in the scandal involving his 17-year-old secretary, whose nude photo was found on his cellphone and allegedly shared with a friend. Morrissey has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, saying his phone was hacked. The young woman, who denies they had sex, is now pregnant.

In unofficial returns, Morrissey defeated Democrat Kevin J. Sullivan and Republican Matt D. Walton by a comfortable margin. Morrissey won 42 percent of the vote, compared to 33 percent for Sullivan and 24 percent for Walton.

Morrissey’s victory was not unprecedented: Through four previous elections, most voters overlooked or even embraced the lawmaker’s flamboyant history of fistfights, contempt-of-court citations and disbarment. The 57-year-old bachelor, who fathered three children out of wedlock with three different women, repeatedly won at least 70 percent of the vote as a Democrat.


New Evidence Suggests NAACP Bombing That the FBI Said Could Be “Domestic Terrorism” May Not Have Even Happened

It seems like there are more evidence of hate crime hoaxes in the United States than actual hate crimes. The media, along with the FBI, are feverishly investigating a supposed bombing of NAACP offices in Colorado — except new evidence shows that the bombing may never have happened to begin with.

The New York Times reported on Thursday what was said to have happened in the article “Scorch Marks and Questions Linger After N.A.A.C.P. Bombing in Colorado”:

A shadow of char is the only remnant of an improvised bomb that exploded Tuesday outside the local offices of theN.A.A.C.P. here at the feet of the snow-covered Rocky Mountains, jolting the volunteers more accustomed to running membership drives and planning prayer breakfasts.

On Thursday, F.B.I. investigators continued trying to unravel the identity and motivation of whoever had set off the makeshift bomb Tuesday morning, a crime that authorities are investigating as a possible bias attack or case of domestic terrorism. The N.A.A.C.P.’s all-volunteer staff here decided to reopen the office, still baffled by an assault that they said seemed to come out of nowhere.

… Although there are exceedingly rare acts of such “anti-minority, right-wing” domestic terrorism, it is unclear that this is the case here.

As can be verified with a cursory check of Google Earth [available at time of publication] using the NAACP’s address “603 South El Paso Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903,” a photo of the building is produced from last September:


Crazed mom attacks her son with knives after discovering he ate the leftover pork chops

Another candidate for ‘bad mother of the year.’ Gee, what a role model. 15 year-old boys get hungry… deal with it. And yep, they lie. Especially when they have a boozing, abusive mother to contend with. Because he ate three pork chops you meant for dinner, that was justification for throwing butcher knives at his face and hitting his thumb which had to be stitched up. Adding to your motherly ways, you then decide to blame the kid when an officer interrogates you on the incident… saying that he pushed you down. Way more likely, you fell down from being drunk. When the officer tells you that is no excuse, you concede. This just goes to show that some people should never have children in the first place.

From Rare:

DAYTON, Ohio — A 57-year-old Ohio woman is jailed for allegedly attacking her teenage son with a knife.

Officers were called just before 3 p.m. Saturday to Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, where a 15-year-old stabbing victim said his mother attacked him during an argument over food.

The teen’s aunt told police her sister became angry because the night before she made pork cops. After dinner, four were packaged for later meals. However, when she got up Saturday, three were gone and her son lied about eating them. She then began to throw knives at the boy, according to a Dayton police report.

The teen said his mother had been drinking, and that he tried to run because “I had knives coming at my face.” He said a foot-long kitchen knife hit him on his thumb, cutting it open. The teen called his aunt to take him to the hospital, where his cut required stitches, the report stated.


Free Community College isn't Free, Its a Bad Idea

President Obama seems bent on creating new problems for our country and economy under the guise of trying to solve a related problem. The latest installment is his proposal to give a two-year "Free Community College" education to any student with a "C" average or above, subsidized 75 percent by the federal government (i.e. taxpayers) and 25 percent by state governments (i.e. taxpayers).

This is analogous to his approach to "solving" our healthcare issues. Instead of addressing rapidly rising costs, he has focused on increasing access which drives up costs. And this approach, once again, is insane.

No Such Thing as Free

"Free Community College" is just as "free" as everything else that is deemed "free" — it isn't. Someone has to pay for the costs of the program and those paying for it will be the taxpayers. That means that both the people who opt for free community college will pay for it — as well taxpayers at large — at inflated prices down the road. The federal government has already created a debt load that saddles future generations with more debt than the country's GDP. This type of "free" will cost dearly later.

More government-sponsored "free" college will inflate the cost, but not the value, of a community college education. It's basic supply and demand. If you put more demand into a fixed supply of colleges, costs will increase. And removing the ability for the people paying for the education system to vote with their dollars, so that they do not send money to providers where the value isn't worth it, serves only the purpose of driving up costs with no obligation on the providers of education.

We've already seen this within the post-secondary education system. There are free funds to students in the form of Pell Grants and student loan availability abounds, regardless of whether the investment makes sense and can be paid back. That easy money increased demand in the relatively fixed college supply system and has led college costs to skyrocket far beyond almost anything else in the economy. When the economy was struggling, college costs were still going up. And in community colleges over the past few years, by many accounts, costs have increased at more than double the inflation rate.


Congress is Getting Richer

The typical American family is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession, but Congress is getting wealthier every year.

The median net worth of lawmakers was just over $1 million in 2013, or 18 times the wealth of the typical American household, according to new research released Monday by the Center for Responsive Politics.

And while Americans' median wealth is down 43% since 2007, Congress members' net worth has jumped 28%.

(Some of the lawmakers in Congress change from year to year. The center bases its calculations on the financial disclosure forms of members in office on Jan. 12 each year.)


BREAKING NEWS: House votes to undo Obama immigration actions

In a 237-190 vote, the House has voted to overturn President Obama's executive actions on immigration that extended protections to millions of people in the US illegally.

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Idaho prosecutor: Arrest warrant for 9-year-old a mistake

An Idaho prosecutor has apologized for arresting a nine-year-old boy who allegedly stole a pack of chewing gum from a local grocery store.

The unidentified boy from Post Falls was detained last Tuesday at a youth detention center on petty theft charges before being released Friday after a court hearing.

On Monday Barry McHugh, prosecuting attorney in Kootenai County, admitted his office made a 'mistake' and they should have followed a different course of action given the suspect's age.


Ohio bartender threatened to kill Boehner, authorities say

A former Ohio country club bartender -- who told authorities that he was Jesus Christ -- threatened to murder House Speaker John Boehner last fall because he believed the Ohio congressman was responsible for Ebola, according to records made available Tuesday.

A grand jury indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Ohio on Jan. 7 identified the accused man as Michael R. Hoyt, a resident of Cincinnati.

A separate criminal complaint said Hoyt was fired last fall from his job at a country club in West Chester, Ohio, where he served drinks to Boehner, who is a member.


Oh, Public Input Is Important Alright

Good evening. This is Ron Willey, president of the Wicomico County Board of Education. Public input is critically important as the Board begins to develop a proposed budget to fund Wicomico County Public Schools next year. Please share your ideas and insights for funding public education in Wicomico County. I urge you to speak out on education funding at the Board’s public budget hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 15th in the Board of Education auditorium at 101 Long Avenue in Salisbury. You are also welcome to give input by emailing or leaving a voicemail message at 410-677-5251. Thank you for helping us build the best possible budget to serve our students.

Howard Dean: Don't Call Paris Shooters 'Muslim Terrorists'

The Poorest County in Each State

31. Somerset County, Maryland

County median household income, 2009-2013: $38,447 
State median household income, 2009-2013: $73,538
Poverty rate, 2009-2013: 23.4%
Unemployment, 2013: 9.9%

During the five years through 2013, Maryland households had a median annual income of $73,538, the highest of any state. While wealthy states tend to have wealthier localities across the board, Somserset County, the poorest in Maryland was still relatively poor. A typical household earned less than $38,500 between 2009 and 2013, more than $35,000 less than the comparable state figure. Poor educational attainment among county residents may be partially the reason for the low incomes — 14.2% of area adults had at least a bachelor’s degree during the five years through 2013, less than half the comparable national rate of 28.8%.

Cops Face Murder Charges After Video Captures Shooting of Homeless Man

Two Albuquerque, New Mexico, police officers are facing murder charges for the shooting death of a homeless man last year.

William La Jeunesse reported on "Happening Now" that this police shooting differs from other controversial cases - like Ferguson, Missouri - because it was captured from start to finish on an officer's helmet camera.

The prosecutor is also not using a secret grand jury.

James Boyd, 38, a mentally ill homeless man, was camping illegally in the hills above Albuquerque when he was confronted by police.


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Gallup: Record Percentage of Americans Identify as Independents

A record percentage of Americans (42%) identified as political independents in 2013, according to Gallup.

The percentage is “the highest Gallup has measured since it began conducting interviews by telephone 25 years ago,” and it has “come more at the expense of the Republican Party than the Democratic Party” as more conservatives in recent years have viewed the GOP as being hardly different from establishment Democrats.

Gallup notes that “Republican identification fell to 25%,” which is the lowest in that time span. Many independents are “leaners,” though–16% of independents sided with Democrats and another 16% leaned Republican. Democrats, taking leaners into account, had a six-point party identification advantage over Republicans.

Though “Republican identification peaked at 34% in 2004, the year George W. Bush won a second term in office,” it “has fallen nine percentage points, with most of that decline coming during Bush’s troubled second term” when Bush supported comprehensive amnesty legislation and the Wall Street bailouts that set up the groundwork for what would be the Tea Party movement.


The 1 Vaccine You Need

Despots throughout history have recognized the importance of subjecting the youth to heavy doses of propaganda in order to facilitate their rule by manufacturing their support—adoration, even. Government education, even in the “land of the free,” accomplishes the same objective, inculcating its students with a pro-state perspective.

Sadly, most people in the liberty movement aren’t fighting this battle for the hearts and mind of the youth. Even worse, many don’t realize that a battle is underway at all. If we’re interested in liberty in the long term, it’s important that our educational efforts encompass not just adults, but their children as well.

As the father of two young children, I began looking a couple years ago for material that would help my children better understand the concepts I hold dear: individual liberty, non-aggression, free markets, property rights, etc. The results were shocking—because there were hardly any.

Sure, there were books about the U.S. Constitution or American history, but these were geared for older children, and they didn’t discuss the fundamental principles I wanted to expose my children to. So a friend and I set out to fill this profound void in the market by creating theTuttle Twins series of books to do exactly that.


DA Plans to File Murder Charges against APD Cops Who Killed Homeless Man, but There's a Twist

In March 2014, two Albuquerque police officers shot James Boyd, a homeless man, in the Sandia Foothills.

Boyd, who was 36 and had schizophrenia, had been camping in a restricted area of open space at Albuquerque’s eastern edge. An area resident called police to report Boyd’s presence there.

That call resulted in a three-hour standoff, at the end of which Boyd surrendered.

But surrendering wasn’t good enough for Dominique Perez of the APD SWAT team and former detective Keith Sandy (who retired in December – with full benefits):

One officer’s helmet-mounted camera captured the final moments of the encounter, when Boyd appeared to be complying with commands to leave the area. As he bent down to gather his belongings, an officer threw a flash-bang grenade at his feet. Another officer sicced a police dog on Boyd, who pulled the knives out of his pockets again. As he was turning away from the officers, two of them fired three rounds apiece from assault-style rifles, striking Boyd in the back. (source)

Boyd died at the hospital.


UK’s Cameron calls Fox pundit a ‘complete idiot’

It’s not every day that a foreign leader feels the need to publicly criticize an American pundit, but under the circumstances, British Prime Minister David Cameron was on firm ground yesterday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron had harsh words for the Fox News guest who on Sunday said the British city of Birmingham was “totally Muslim.”

During an interview on Monday with ITV News, Cameron called Fox News “terrorism expert” Steven Emerson a “complete idiot” over the comments.

Specifically, the British prime minister said, “When I heard this, frankly, I choked on my porridge and I thought it must be April Fool’s Day,” adding, “[T]his guy is clearly a complete idiot.”

In a separate interview, Gisela Stuart, who represents Birmingham in the House of Commons, added, “I checked whether this was some kind of early April Fool spoof, and then I thought he was talking about Birmingham, Alabama. But then I realized he was just utterly and completely wrong.”

To appreciate why British officials were so irritated, it’s important to understand just how far Fox News’ Steven Emerson went during his on-air interview with anchor Jeanine Pirro. Emerson, presented as an “expert” on counter-terrorism, told a national television audience that the population of Birmingham, England, is now “totally Muslim,” and has become a city where “non-Muslims just simply don’t go.”

He added, “[P]arts of London, there are actually Muslim religious police that actually beat and actually wound seriously anyone who doesn’t dress according to religious Muslim attire.”

One Cheer for Gen. Petraeus

The Obama administration is still deciding whether to bring felony charges against former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, according to Attorney General Eric Holder. As a senior DOJ official in the Clinton administration, Holder arranged apresidential pardon for fugitive tax cheat Marc Rich. As attorney general, he ignored the unconscionable use of the IRS against conservative-leaning organizations seeking tax-exempt status.

This is a political prosecution. Petraeus’ supposed crime, leaking classified information to a girlfriend, is the sort of victimless infraction that never has been brought to the point of criminal prosecution at any time in the past. Petraeus’ offense, rather, is political: He is credited with the 2006-2007 surge that in Republican mythology won the Iraq War before President Obama snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. One risks being run out of the Republican Party on a rail for questioning this mythology, but someone has to say that the emperor has no clothes.

Petraeus improved the optics of the Iraq mess at the end of the second Bush administration, to be sure, but he also helped set in motion the catastrophe that has now engulfed the Levant.

The story already has been told in depth by Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Daniel Bolger, whose memoir Why We Lost appeared last year. I reviewed it in Asia Times Online after observing that not one of the mainstream media reviews mentioned the most important assertions in Gen. Bolger’s excellent book: First, that American success in imposing majority rule on Iraq in 2006 set in motion the Sunni insurgency, and second, that America’s sponsorship of the Sunnis in 2007-2008 (the “Sunni Awakening” built with American funds as part of the “surge”) made the insurgency intractable.

Below is an extract from my Nov. 21, 2014 review:


Catch and Release 2.0 — Leaks Highlight Teardown of Immigration Enforcement

Leaked internal training documents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reveal Border Patrol agents are now receiving guidelines instructing them that the vast majority of illegal immigrants in the U.S. are off limits to federal agents and are substantially immune to detention and deportation. A trusted federal agent in the CBP provided exclusive copies of the documents to Breitbart Texas and also agreed to an interview on the condition of anonymity.

According to the source, these training documents were required training for U.S. Border Patrol agents and each agent was required to sign their name to confirm receiving the training.

The documents outline three categories that illegal immigrants are now grouped into: Priority one, two, and three. Priority one includes aliens who “pose a threat to national security, border security, or public safety.” Priority two includes aliens who are “misdemeanants and new immigration violators.” Priority three includes all other illegal aliens and describes them as “other immigration violators.”



Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) have ‘strolled’ again, but despite a week of Islamist terror in France and the fire-bombing of a German news paper which printed Mohammed cartoons, the German establishment has continued to condemn the movement.

The group has continued its apparently unstoppable growth, leaping from 20,000 last week to 25,000 on the streets of Dresden yesterday, with 30,000 strolling nationwide. The group, which is dedicated to non-violent resistance in the style of the East German protesters who opposed the former hard-line communist regime with weekly ‘strolls’ in the 1980s, this week called upon its supporters to not bring placards depicting Mohammed cartoons.

Some German politicians accused PEGIDA of taking advantage of the tense situation after the France shootings, but the group insisted the attacks proved the point they had been making all along. PEGIDA said: “The Islamists, which PEGIDA has been warning about for 12 weeks, showed France that they are not capable of democracy but rather look to violence and death as an answer”.


Jump in Crashes After Camera Removal

What Happened?

The Houston Police recently reported a drastic increase in both traffic collisions and crashes at intersections where red-light safety cameras had been removed. The recent report adds to a long list of statistics indicating intersections become more hazardous when red-light safety cameras are taken away.

The Numbers

According to the Houston Police Department data, fatal traffic collisions increased 30 percent at 51 dangerous intersections where red-light safety cameras once stood, and total traffic crashes jumped 117 percent. The police data revealed:
Total traffic collisions when red-light safety cameras were in use was 4,147 between 2006-2010
Total traffic collisions more than doubled to 8,984 from 2010-2014 after cameras were removed
Fatal traffic crashes increased from 10 to 13 in 2010 when the traffic cameras were eliminated
Major crashes jumped nearly 85 percent from 1,391 to 2,568 during the same time period

But Houston is not the only city reporting more incidents once safety cameras were removed from dangerous intersections. According to the Texas Transportation Institute, total intersection crashes increased 64 percent in 2010 in Garland, Texas, and red-light running crashes were three times more frequent after red-light cameras were removed. In addition:
Virginia Beach, Virginia, reported an 11.3 percent increase in red-light running events one month after red-light cameras were taken down
Kansas City, Missouri, experienced a 33 percent jump in red-light running incidents between December 2012 to December 2013 with no cameras in operation
Pima County, Arizona, reported a 1,000 percent increase in the number of drivers speeding more than 11mph over the posted speed limit when the safety camera program ended in 2013

Not only did the cameras encourage safer driving habits, but the Houston Police Department reported the technology generated an estimated $10 million annually in revenue.


Wicomico County Convenience Centers Closed Today

Wicomico County Solid Waste has announced all Convenience Centers located throughout the County are closed today due to inclement weather.

Governor O’Malley Issues Executive Order to Drive a Zero Waste Future for Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Building on Maryland’s plan to nearly eliminate the disposal of waste in the State to help build an environmentally sustainable future, Governor Martin O’Malley today issued an Executive Order affirming statewide waste reduction goals, directing State government to increase recycling, composting, and waste diversion and limiting new or expanded municipal and land clearing debris landfills to help drive innovation and achieve those goals.

“While we know that climate change is real, and Maryland is vulnerable, we also know that we can take steps to ensure the sustainability of our Maryland communities and our environment,” said Governor O’Malley. “Today’s action is the right thing to do for our environment – and it creates opportunities for the jobs and business activity that we need to ensure the environmental and financial health of our communities. By limiting sources of waste, and by recycling, reusing, and composting the remaining waste, we are creating a more sustainable world for our children and their children.”

The Executive Order, effective immediately, states:

John Boehner's country club bartender 'plotted to poison him'

A former bartender at an Ohio country club patronized by House Speaker John Boehner has been charged with threatening to murder the 12-term congressman by poisoning his wine.

According to federal prosecutors, the failed assassination plot was hatched by 44-year-old Michael Hoyt last fall after he was fired from the Wetherington Country Club.

Investigators say Hoyt, known at the country club as ‘Bartender Mike,’ blamed Congressman Boehner for his termination in mid-October.


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Maryland Court To Consider Lawsuit Cap

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WJZ)–The outcome of a case under consideration by Maryland’s highest court could have a major impact on all lawsuits brought against local governments, especially lawsuits brought by families of those wrongly killed by police.

Derek Valcourt has the details.

When Manuel de Jesus Espina was shot and killed by a Prince George’s County Police CPL Steven Jackson in 2008, the officer was never criminally charged.

Instead, a civil jury found he acted with malice and awarded the victim’s family $11.5 million.

But thanks to a 27-year-old Maryland Law, Prince George’s County will only have to pay her $400,000 for his death.


JUST IN: 'Harmful' Leak Forces Evacuation of U.S. Section of Space Station

The crew of the International Space Station were forced to evacuate the U.S. section Wednesday after a leak of "harmful substances," Russia's space agency said.

All crew were safe and had moved to the Russian side of the facility, the Russian Federal Space Agency said on its website. The U.S. section of the I.S.S. had been sealed off, it said.

"The safety of the team was preserved thanks to swift actions of the cosmonauts and astronauts themselves and the team on the ground in Moscow and Houston," said the chief of Russian mission control Maksim Matyushin.


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Charlie Hebdo Special Edition Featuring Muhammad Cover Goes on Sale

PARIS — Thousands of Parisians lined up at dawn on Wednesday to secure their copy of the defiant special edition of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo featuring a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on its cover.

One newsstand limited customers to two copies each, while others sold out within minutes of opening.

Working out of borrowed offices, surviving staff published an unprecedented print run of 3 million copies — more than 50 times the usual circulation — in several languages, including English. It appeared one week to the day after the assault on an editorial meeting by two masked gunmen that killed 12 people, including chief editor Charb and other cartoonists.