Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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'I'm Not Playing This Game': Fed-Up Cop Smashes Car Window During Traffic Stop

(Content Warning: Language)

A video of a Vancouver police sergeant, who smashed a motorist’s window, has raised questions about the rights drivers have when they are pulled over by police. The testy exchange caught on video shows the unidentified driver opening his window just a crack and infuriating the police officer by not stepping out of the vehicle when he was told to do so. Instead, the driver repeatedly asked the police officer for an explanation for why he was pulled over. “Hit the brakes, you moron,” the police officer says. “Sir, why have you pulled me over?” the unidentified driver replies. The police officer says in the video that he can smell marijuana and warns the driver he will smash the window if he does not comply. “I’m gonna break the window now in two seconds,” the officer says, right before breaking the window. The mystery motorist, who calls himself Bodhi Sattva on YouTube, posted that he was physically assaulted and traumatized by the arrest and was found not to be impaired. He did not respond to CBC’s request for comment. According to the Vancouver police, the incident — which happened in November — resulted in the driver being charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession for the purposes of trafficking and obstructing a police officer.

What do you think? Did the officer have reasonable cause for his actions? Could he have handled it better?

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Atlanta teen who received controversial heart transplant dies in chase with police

In 2013, then-15-year-old Anthony Stokes was dying and desperately needed a heart transplant that he couldn’t get because, according to doctors, he had “a history of noncompliance.”

Stokes’s family suspected that his low grades and a history of trouble with the law gave doctors reason to believe that he would not be willing to take his medicine or show up at subsequent doctor’s visits. The Georgia teen’s story story sparked outrage, and the hospital quickly reversed its decision, giving him priority on the transplant list.

But two years later, after he received a transplant, Stokes’s “second chance” has come to an abrupt end.

Tuesday afternoon, Stokes died after a vehicle he was driving jumped a curb, hit a pedestrian and collided with a pole in a car chase with police, according to WSBTV.

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Soldiers make deathly ill boy’s dream come true — by making him one of their own

A little 8-year-old boy battling a rare disorder had but one dream in his young life — to become a member of the military.

That dream became a reality on Friday for Rowan Windham, when he was made an honorary member of the Texas National Guard during a special enlistment ceremony, KHOU reported.

Rowan has spent about a third of his life in hospitals, undergoing 71 operations and dozens of blood transfusions in his fight against Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, which affects his pancreas, gastro-intestinal tract, immune system, blood and bone marrow.

Shwachman Diamond Syndrome does respond to aggressive treatment, but mortalities have been reported according to MyBreathingJourney.com. Even if it is cured, a feature of the disease may last a lifetime.

Despite all that he’s gone through, he always kept his dream alive. The surprise ceremony at Camp Mabry in Austin was enthusiastically attended by hundreds of national guardsmen and women — Rowan’s new comrades-in-arms.

“We’re going to invite him to be an honorary soldier and have over 21,000 airmen and soldiers in his family now,” Brig. Gen. Sean Ryan told the station while displaying a huge grin.

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Mother accused of leaving daughter in dumpster worked at day care

The mother accused of leaving her 7-year-old daughter in a dumpster worked with young children every day until her arrest.

The suspect, Alicia Carroll, was a teacher at Small Miracles Academy.

Surveillance video from Saturday night showed Carroll and her daughter at King Spa in Northwest Dallas.

The business said Carroll left without paying for services.
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New Daily Show host Trevor Noah accused of anti-Semitism in tweets

Twitter users are accusing Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart's successor, of antisemitism for comments made about Jews in tweets dating back to 2009.

The South African comedian, who is little-known in the United States, rocketed to national fame on Monday after he was named the new host of The Daily Show.

But the excitement and curiosity was tinged by a slew of people calling on the 31-year-old - who is a quarter Jewish - to apologize for 'offensive' comments.

In May last year, Noah, a contributor to The Daily Show, tweeted: 'Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel.'

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A Comment Worthy Of A Post 4-1-15

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post " Exclusive Shocking Information About Your Wicomico...":

the food service manager that was escorted off of wcboe property is being reinstated to her old position. does this show a cover-up or what. guess too much flak was generated by this blog. thx joe for publishing these comments it woke some county residents up.

Delmarva Power Reminds Customers to Call Before Digging

Facebook illegally tracks all visitors to its site, says new report

Facebook is 'illegally' tracking people’s internet searches across the web, even if they do not have an account with the social network.

The technology company is using so-called internet ‘cookies’ – little pieces of tracking data - to collect information about people’s activity online, each time they visit a website which features a Facebook button.

Academics in Belgium claim that Mark Zuckerberg's social network is breaching EU privacy laws by placing the tracking cookies on computers without the user's consent to log their browsing data.

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Comptroller Franchot Urges Taxpayers to File Electronically as April 15th Deadline Approaches

Free Assistance Available at 12 Branch Offices 
Throughout the State

Annapolis, Md. – With the tax-filing deadline just over two weeks away, Comptroller Peter Franchot today urged taxpayers who have yet to submit a return to considering using the agency’s free online tax filing system, iFile or another electronic method.

“Electronic filing is the safest, easiest and fastest way to prepare and file a tax return,” Comptroller Franchot said. “Best of all, if you choose direct deposit, you’ll get your refund in only a few days.”

Comptroller Franchot reminds taxpayers to use all available preparation and filing resources at the agency’s website www.marylandtaxes.com or receive in-person assistance from staff in Annapolis and 12 local branch offices to meet the April 15th deadline.

Feds won't pursue contempt charges against Lerner for not testifying before House

The Justice Department has declined to pursue contempt of Congress charges against Lois Lerner for refusing to testify about her role at the IRS in the targeting of conservative groups.

Posted by Fox News on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Obama returns Kenya homeland for first time since becoming president

President Barack Obama will make his first trip as president to Kenya, the country of his father's birth.

The White House says Obama will visit Kenya in July for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which brings together business leaders, international organizations and governments.

Obama has visited Kenya three times in the past, including once as a U.S. senator, but never as president.

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COAST GUARD RESCUES 2 OFF CHINCOTEAGUE, VA



PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two men Tuesday from the distressed sailboat Irene, approximately 90 miles east of Chincoteague.

Rescued were Joerg Fleimming, 51 and Stefan Heising, 56, both German nationals.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, received an alert at approximately 4 p.m. Monday via fax from Maritime Rescue Coordination Center Bremen, Germany stating that the Irene was in need of assistance.

Delegate Chris Adams to reduce the 30 mile pharmacy rule

Gulfstream plea preacher Creflo Dollar faced jail over secrecy

When mega church leader Creflo Dollar wanted a new private jet he asked his parishioners to open their hearts and wallets and help foot the $65m bill.

But when it comes to his own finances, the Rev Creflo is considerably less open.

Documents obtained by Daily Mail Online show that the pastor and televangelist was threatened with prison for failing to hand over documents that would reveal the source of his income.

He was held in contempt of court - carrying the possibility of prison - during a messy divorce between boxer Evander Holyfield and his second wife.

The preacher refused to cooperate in the civil case.

A judge even wrote a personal letter to Creflo pleading with him as a 'man of God' to comply with the law.

But Creflo refused - and used every legal maneuver to get out of revealing anything to do with his finances by appealing to the Georgia Supreme Court.

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Gov. Larry Hogan Makes Important Announcement

Driver killed at NSA identified as transgender who had lengthy criminal record

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP/WJLA) - The driver killed in a violent confrontation at the National Security Agency's main gate identified as transgender and was a sex worker in Baltimore, according to a friend.

Meanwhile, court documents show that Ricky Shawatza Hall also had a criminal history of theft and assault.

Hall, 27, was killed Monday when NSA police opened fire on a stolen car that then crashed into a police vehicle. A passenger was wounded, as was an officer.

Kayla Brooks, who works at a transgender outreach program in Baltimore, said Hall went by the name Mya, and that she last saw her on Sunday. Brooks says Hall "seemed high and was looking for a date" while walking up and down a Baltimore strip knows as a hots-pot for sex work.

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BREAKING NEWS: NJ Sen. Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

NJ Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges for allegedly using his office to help a party donor, The Associated Press reports.

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Anglo-Saxon Eye Remedy Kills Deadly Superbug

A 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon remedy for eye infections has been found to be effective against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, researchers from the University of Nottingham said on Monday. The scientists recreated a 9th Century remedy to treat styes.

The age-old remedy called for "cropleek and garlic, of both equal quantities, pound them well together … take wine and bullocks gall, mix with the leek … let it stand nine days in the brass vessel," according to the New Scientist.

Some of the ingredients, such as copper from the brass vessel, have antimicrobial properties, but the scientists were not sure if the recipe would be effective against infection. They tested it on tissue samples from mice infected with the MRSA superbug, an antibiotic-resistant strain of Staph, which the U.S. National Institute of Health says has “evolved from a controllable nuisance into a serious public health concern.”

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Mind-blowing History Lookalikes

You'll be astonished to see the resemblance between these famous people and their history doppelgangers. Some of these you might have seen before, others you haven't.

1. RUFUS SEWELL & STONEWALL JACKSON

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National Park Week 2015 Encourages Everyone To Find Your Park

BERLIN, MD – Assateague Island National Seashore joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched yesterday by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.

Find Your Park invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place -- it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide.


Williams: Self-Enforcing Discrimination

Black politicians, civil rights organizations and others who say they are concerned with the welfare of poor black people often support harmful measures. One of the most effective tools for disadvantaged people is to be able to charge a lower price for what they sell and pay a higher price for what they buy. Let's look at this principle first using a couple of nonracial examples.

How does chuck steak compete with a more preferred cut such as filet mignon? Everyone knows the answer. It sells for a lower price, say $7 a pound compared to filet mignon's $20. Suppose one wanted to rig the market against chuck steak. He need only lobby the legislature to set a minimum price for steak, say $15 a pound.

Many customers would voluntarily discriminate against chuck steak in favor of the more preferred filet mignon. The reason is simple. Before the law, it cost 13 additional dollars per pound to discriminate in favor of filet mignon. With a minimum steak price of $15 a pound, it only costs five additional dollars to do so.

A fundamental law of economics posits that the lower the cost to do something the more people will do of it. That applies to doing anything, including discrimination.

What about the opposite of setting not minimum prices but maximum prices like a price ceiling? Again, let's begin by using a nonracial example.

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Soros-Owned Restaurant Sued for Wage Violations

A Syracuse, N.Y., restaurant owned by the liberal billionaire George Soros doesn’t pay its tipped employees fair wages, some of those employees alleged in a lawsuit filed this week.

Those employees signed on to a class suit lodged this week against the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant chain, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported on Monday.

The suit claims Dinosaur failed to properly use the “tipped credit” provision in federal law, which requires employers to make up the difference between tips and pay to meet minimum wage standard. It also says Dinosaur required tipped employees to spend more than 20 percent of their work day doing “side work,” which includes setting up dining areas, for which they do not get tipped. The suit says workers should be paid minimum wage for that work.
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Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann


Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk MannThis 1912 photo shows pound fishermen on the beach in Ocean City. The horse helped...
Posted by The Dispatch on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Chuck Schumer, Set to Lead Senate Dems, Courts Party's Left

As he prepares for the likelihood of succeeding Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, New York Sen. Charles Schumer is working to prove his liberal credentials in an attempt to appeal to the left of the party.

According to The Hill, Schumer has taken up a number of new positions in the last week, endorsing the expansion of Social Security and criticizing the 12-nation trade deal being negotiated by the Obama administration.

"I think it's notable how he's changed his tune in the last week," Neil Sroka, communications director for Democracy for America, a liberal advocacy group, told The Hill. "It clearly shows he's listening to the things that the progressive base is concerned about and perhaps changing his views on them as a result."

"It remains to be seen if he ends up being the leader of the Senate how responsive he'll be to the desires of the progressive base," he added.

Schumer has been criticized for his relationship with Wall Street in the past, and for his moderate views on taxes and foreign policy, for example.

Schumer appears almost certain to take the reins after Reid endorsed him and House Minority Whip Dick Durbin also threw his weight behind him.

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A Look At The History Of 'Religious Freedom' Laws

WASHINGTON – The 1993 federal law protecting religious freedom, to which Gov. Mike Pence has pointed as the model for the state's controversial new law, grew out of two Native Americans' use of peyote in a religious ceremony.

The law sparked state versions after the Supreme Court said in 1997 that the federal statute couldn't apply to state and local governments.

But the Supreme Court expanded the application of the law at the federal level last year by ruling that its protections apply to closely held corporations that did not want to include contraceptive coverage in their health insurance plans.

Pence cited the court's decision in the Hobby Lobby craft store chain's dispute over contraception as an example of why Indiana needs its own law.

Here's how we got to that point:

Indiana Law A 2016 Litmus Test

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended a religious freedom law that has become a flashpoint in the culture wars. But Pence said he and lawmakers “were working through the day and into the night” on a potential clarification of the law’s intent.

Pence said that the changes would come “in the days ahead” and promised: “We’ll fix this, and move forward.” The move to clarify the law comes as Indiana business leaders crank up the pressure on conservatives to ensure there could be no legalized discrimination based on sexual preferences.

[Pence made the case for the law in a widely circulated WSJ op-ed.]

While Pence sorts out his own potential presidential ambitions and what this eruption means for his future, the GOP presidential field is going through its first litmus test of the cycle. And on the key question of religious liberty, which is a huge concern for the GOP base,

here’s what they had to say:

John Lennon's Ex-Wife, Cynthia Lennon, Dead at 75

Sad news: Cynthia Lennon, the late John Lennon's wife from 1962-1968, has died at age 75 from cancer. According to a rep, her sole child with the former Beatle -- Julian Lennon -- was with her at the time of her death.

Here's the statement:

"Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain following a short but brave battle with cancer. Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. The family are thankful for your prayers. Please respect their privacy at this difficult time."

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BREAKING NEWS : Arkansas governor sends controversial religious freedom law back to legislature for changes

Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson urges state lawmakers to make changes in a controversial religious freedom bill -- similar to one enacted in Indiana -- in the face of criticism that it could allow businesses and others to discriminate based on sexual orientation.

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Clinton Also Used IPad for Email

Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

The State Department released a total of four emails between Clinton and her top advisers as part of a Freedom of Information Act request filed in 2013 by the AP, which sought Clinton's correspondence with senior advisers over a four-year period relating to drone strikes overseas and U.S. surveillance programs.

While limited, the emails offer one of the first looks into Clinton's correspondence while secretary of state. The messages came from and were sent to her private email address, hosted on a server at her property in Chappaqua, New York, as opposed to a government-run email account.

They show that Clinton, on at least one occasion, accidentally mingled personal and work matters. In reply to a message sent in September 2011 by adviser Huma Abedin to Clinton's personal email account, which contained an AP story about a drone strike in Pakistan, Clinton mistakenly replied with questions that appear to be about decorations.

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April Happenings: Spring Has Officially Sprung On Delmarva With Fantastic Events And Festivals

Well hello there spring, it sure is nice to see you again!! It’s safe to say we are all ecstatic to see April, springtime, and warm weather making their magnificent debut here on the Eastern Shore. This winter was a rough one on Delmarva and while we have enjoyed the winter events, we are 100 percent ready for all that spring has to offer…particularly all the outdoor events and festivals! The month kicks off with Easter events and finishes strong with some of our favorite events of the year…Boardwalkin’ for Pets, St. Michaels WineFest, and Pork in the Park, to name a few. Take a look at a few of our favorite April happenings:
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Unified Sunni Coalition Confronts Iran

Turkey’s Erdogan: ‘Iran is trying to dominate the region’

JERUSALEM —
Iran, whose pursuit in recent years of imperial ambitions in the Middle East has seemed inexorable, found itself over the weekend confronting a hostile coalition of nine Sunni states ranging from Morocco to Turkey, with nuclear-armed Pakistan a possible add-on.

The bombing in Yemen of Iranian-linked Houthi rebels that began last Thursday by the Saudi-led coalition marked the unexpected emergence of a unified Sunni front to counter the threat of regional dominance by Shiite Iran. Egypt, one of the central members of the coalition, has already dispatched naval forces to the waters off Yemen to prevent Houthi militants, acting on behalf of Iran, from threatening shipping to and from the Suez Canal.

The new Sunni militancy follows the accession two months ago of King Salman in Saudi Arabia. His son, Mohammad bin Salman, whom he appointed as defense minister, has taken the leading role in organizing the coalition and planning the strikes against the Houthis, assisted by U.S. intelligence.

Pakistan was named as a member of the coalition by Saudi officials. However, a spokesman for the Pakistani government subsequently said it had not yet made up its mind whether to join. Turkey, which like Pakistan is a Sunni Muslim state but non-Arab, took a clear stand alongside the Arab Sunnis. “Iran is trying to dominate the region,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey told a press conference. “This is intolerable and Iran has to see this.”

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Obama, Democrats Abandon Immigration Activists

The heady sense of victory immigrant rights activists had last year after President Obama announced his deportation amnesty has faded in recent weeks as the advocates sense they’ve lost ground among the very Democratic leaders they were counting on to deliver at the national and state levels.

The latest blow came over the weekend in New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo has scrapped plans for a state-level Dream Act granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants as part of the budget — spawning a hunger strike from young illegal immigrants who expected him to come through.

Nationally, meanwhile, Mr. Obama is taking fire after his immigration service earlier this month deported a Mennonite pastor with American citizen children who had been living without authorization for years, but who came to agents’ attention because of a drunken driving conviction from the 1990s.

Activists said that deportation broke the rules Mr. Obama himself laid out in November, when he said he wanted to kick out “felons, not families.”

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Israel Shows Off Latest Sub

Armed with ballistic missiles, ship is deterrent against Iran

JERUSALEM —
With a possible agreement on Iran’s nuclear program approaching, the Israeli navy today hosted military reporters on a tour of its latest submarine, part of an underwater fleet reportedly armed with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles that will serve as Israel’s major deterrent against a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic.

The submarine, the INS Tanin (in English, “Crocodile”) is one of five acquired from Germany in the past two decades.

According to foreign reports, cruise missiles aboard the vessels have a range of close to 1,000 miles and can carry nuclear warheads. Capable of extended stays at sea, one or more of submarines would likely always be within range of Iran.

Although Israel is reported to have some 80 nuclear weapons, these are seen only as “doomsday” options.

Meir Dagan, a former Mossad chief who opposed a preemptive Israeli air strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, has said that such an attack should be carried out “only when the sword is at the throat.” Although the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon has raised fears in Israel, many find comfort in the second-strike capability provided by the submarines that, they believe, make it unlikely that Iran would attack Israel with nuclear weapons.

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Thai man jailed for 25 years over royal insult posts on Facebook

(Reuters) - A Thai military court on Tuesday jailed a man for 25 years for posting pictures on his Facebook page deemed insulting to Thailand's monarchy, in one of the toughest such sentences in recent years.

Thailand's lese-majeste law is the world's harshest and makes it a crime to defame, insult or threaten the king, queen or heir to the throne or regent.

Since taking power in a May coup, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a staunch royalist, has repeatedly vowed to vigorously pursue royal insult cases and try those perceived to be anti-monarchists.

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TROOPERS TO INCREASE ENFORCEMENT DURING DISTRACTED DRIVING MONTH

Maryland State Police Press Release

(PIKESVILLE, MD) – Read a good book, newspaper article, or sent a funny text lately? Great, but just be sure not to do that while driving. Joining police departments across the country, Maryland state troopers are increasing enforcement initiatives focused on distracted driving this month in an effort to remind drivers to focus on driving and traffic safety whenever they are behind the wheel.

Beginning today, troopers will conduct additional patrols with the goal of identifying drivers who are involved in activities that are prohibited by law, or significantly divert their attention from safe driving. These include, but are not limited to, texting, handheld cell phone use, grooming, reading, watching a video, using a navigation system, or even adjusting a radio or other entertainment device. Commanders at each of the 22 barracks of the Maryland State Police have been directed to conduct special distracted driving enforcement operations during April.

Texting is still what experts call the ‘most alarming distraction’ because it involves ‘visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver’ (www.distraction.gov). It has been estimated that a person texting takes his or her eyes off the road for an average of five seconds when texting. This is like covering the length of a football field while driving blindfolded, if you are driving at 55 mph.

Drivers are often unaware that diverting attention from the road can unconsciously lead to unsafe driving behavior, such as failure to drive in a single lane, following too close, or failing to reduce speed to avoid a traffic crash. Drivers should eliminate any activity while driving that diverts their eyes from the road ahead, their hands from the steering wheel, or their thoughts from being aware of the traffic conditions ahead and around them.

The Maryland Highway Safety Office determined more than 31,100 people are injured each year in crashes in our state because of distracted driving. Maryland law, also known as Jake’s Law, states a driver causing serious injury or death while talking on a handheld cellphone or texting may receive up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. These are primary offenses and police officers can stop drivers when those activities are observed, regardless of the presence of other violations.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined drivers under age 20 are in the age group with the largest proportion of drivers who are distracted. NHTSA also reports drivers in their 20s comprise 27 percent of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes nationwide.

The increased enforcement is part of an effort promoted across the country by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and locally, by the Maryland Highway Safety Office. Funding for Maryland State Police distracted driving patrols is being provided by the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

Happening Now!

*** Happening Now *** DNR and Coast Guard attempting to rescue a Moose from the Bay. The Moose is believed to have escaped from a wildlife rescue on the eastern shore. Photo credit: Jennifer H.

Posted by All Annapolis on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Annual Auto Event Moves To October Weekend; H2Oi Promoter Issues Warning To Troublemakers

OCEAN CITY – The annual Audi/VW event will come to the Ocean City area in early October this year, appealing to the Town of Ocean City’s request to separate the occasion from the resort’s famous Sunfest. However, the announcement of the event’s official date change came with a stern message.

Over the weekend, H2O International (H2Oi) announced via social media it will be taking place the weekend of Oct. 3-4.

According to H2Oi organizer Jay Shoup, the event will annually take place the weekend following Ocean City’s own annual event, Sunfest, which will take place Sept. 24-27, 2015. H2Oi will also come the weekend prior to the annual Ocean City-sanctioned event, Endless Summer Cruisin’, which will occur Oct. 7-11, 2015.

H2Oi took place September 27-28 last year. That was the weekend after Sunfest last year. The event is a two-day VW/Audi rally that is held at Fort Whaley outside of Ocean City where, according to Shoup, on average 800 to 1,000 cars register to be shown. However, the unsanctioned event with Ocean City draws thousands of spectators to the resort where cars and spectators gather in commercial parking lots and along Coastal Highway.

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WCSO Press Releases April 1, 2015

Incident: Theft of Motor Vehicle

Date of Incident: 27 March 2015

Location: 5000 block of Forest Grove Road, Parsonsburg, MD

Suspect: Devin Tahvon Lake, 24, Hurlock,MD
                                 
Narrative: On 27 March 2015 a deputy began an investigation into the theft of a motor vehicle from a residence in Parsonsburg. During the investigation, the victim identified a possible suspect who might have taken the vehicle without permission while the victim was taking a nap. The deputy went to a location in Pittsville frequented by the suspect and found the suspect with the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the suspect, identified as Devin Lake, had the car keys in his pocket.

The deputy placed Lake under arrest for stealing the vehicle and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the District Court Commissioner released Lake on Personal Recognizance.

Charges: Motor Vehicle Theft



Incident: DUI

Date of Incident: 29 March 2015

Location: Salisbury Blvd. at Northwood Dr., Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Milan Giovanna Palmiro, 26,Laurel, DE
                                 
Narrative: On 29 March 2015 at 2:15AM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Milan Palmiro for driving a vehicle with an expired temporary registration plate. Upon making contact with Palmiro,the deputy detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from within Palmiro’s vehicle. The deputy observed other physical indicators that indicated that she was under the influence of alcohol. The deputy administered sobriety testing which Palmiro performed extremely poorly, after which the deputy placed Palmiro under arrest for DUI.

During processing at the Sheriff’s Office, Palmiro became belligerent and uncooperative with the deputy. While in the holding cell, Palmiro was observe dripping up toilet paper, spitting on the glass window of the cell door and attempting to flood the cell by filling the toilet up with toilet paper. These acts prompted the deputy to charged Palmiro with Malicious Destruction of Property.

Palmiro refused to submit to a breath test upon request.

Palmiro was transported to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Palmiro on Personal Recognizance.

Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Malicious Destruction of Property



Incident: Fugitive from Delaware

Date of Incident: 28 March 2015

Location: 8000 block of Hurley’s Neck Road, Mardela Springs, MD

Suspect: Joshua Timothy Ardes, 24, Mardela Springs, MD
                                 
Narrative: On 28 March 2015 at 11:30 AM a deputy responded to a residence in the 8000 block of Hurley’s Neck Road and located Timothy Ardes who was a wanted fugitive from the State of Delaware. Authorities in that State wanted Ardes on a warrant that charged him with Violation of Probation in a Possession of CDS with the Intent to Distribute case.

The deputy arrested Ardes and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner where he was charged as a fugitive from the State of Delaware. Ardes was detained with bond pending extradition back to Delaware.

Charges: Fugitive from Delaware
                
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Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  1 April 2015

Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Religious Liberty Bill Despite Firestorm

Amid intense criticism of Indiana’s religious liberties law, which has prompted lawmakers in that state to vow to fix the legislation, another state charged ahead with a similar measure. Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday passed their own religious freedom bill, putting the state on the verge of formally adopting a law that could lead to another firestorm.

On Tuesday afternoon, after some debate in the state House of Representatives, lawmakers signed off on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law now heads to the desk of Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), who has said he intends to sign it into law.

“This legislation doesn’t allow anybody to discriminate against anybody, not here,” State Rep. Bob Ballinger, a Republican who sponsored the bill, said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “The bill does just the opposite. It focuses on the civil rights of people believing what they want to believe, and not letting the government interfere with that.”

THE BIGGEST THREAT TO AMERICAN LIBERTY

“Overgrown military establishments, which under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty."

George Washington pointed out, “Overgrown military establishments, which under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to Republican Liberty.”

Wise words by the father of our country, but ones, unfortunately, rejected by modern-day Americans, who love and idolize the enormously overgrown military establishment that now characterizes our federal governmental system.

Eastern Europeans are getting a gander at America’s overgrown military establishment. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that a huge contingent of US military forces is winding its way through Eastern Europe as some sort of good-will tour and also to serve as a message to Russia that the United States is ready to go to war to protect Eastern Europe from Russia’s aggressive designs.

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Jesus Died in a Police State

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.”―Lenny Bruce

If you buy into the version of Christianity Lite peddled by evangelical leaders such as Franklin Graham, who recently advised Americans to do as the Bible says and “submit to your leaders and those in authority,” then staying alive in the American police state depends largely on your ability to comply, submit, obey orders, respect authority and generally do whatever a cop tells you to do.

If, however, you’re one of those who prefers to model yourself after Jesus Christ himself—a radical nonconformist who challenged authority at every turn—rather than subscribe to the watered-down, corporatized, simplified, gentrified, sissified vision of a meek creature holding a lamb that most modern churches peddle, then you will understand better than most how relevant Jesus’ life and death are to those attempting to navigate the American police state.

Indeed, it is fitting, at a time when the nation is grappling with moral questions about how best to execute death row prisoners (by electric chair, lethal injection or shooting squad), whether police should be held responsible for shooting unarmed citizens (who posed no threat and complied with every order), and to what extent we allow the government to dictate, monitor and control every aspect of our lives(using Stingray devices, license plate readers, and all manner of surveillance technology), that we remember that Jesus Christ—the religious figure worshipped by Christians for his death on the cross and subsequent resurrection—died at the hands of a police state.

Those living through this present age of militarized police, SWAT team raids, police shootings of unarmed citizens, roadside strip searches, and invasive surveillance might feel as if these events are unprecedented. Yet while we in the United States may be experiencing a steady slide into a police state, we are neither the first nor the last nation to do so.

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1. Spray nozzle or taped faucets- this one's kind of sentimental for me... THIS is the VERY PRANK that fueled my fire and love for this holiday! The first April we were married, my husband took a rubber band and wound it tightly around the kitchen sink's spray nozzle and left it aimed at where my face would be. When I turned on the water, it DRENCHED me! Haha! Of course he knew that meant war!!! Twelve years later, we're still going strong!


2. Fingernail polish spill- take a piece of wax paper and a bottle of fingernail polish that you don't mind ruining. Spill out contents onto paper, let dry, peel paper off, and leave on victim's clothing or an important document. You may want to do this one a week in advance. It takes quite a while for the polish to dry. I'd recommend using quick-dry nail polish and a hairdryer. If your "spill" doesn't peel off the wax paper very well, just cut around it as close to the edges as possible.

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Just Who's Opposed to Indiana's Law?

Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act stirred plenty of opposition, including from many corporations doing business in the Hoosier State – Cummins, Apple and the NCAA to name a few.

But National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke wonders how this is possible, writing, “We were told at the time of Hobby Lobby that companies can’t have consciences. We were told that they can’t have feelings. We were told that they can’t corporately opine on moral or legal questions as might an individual, and in consequence they can’t be worthy of praise or admonition.

What, one wonders, has changed?

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Texas mother arrested for leaving daughter in dumpster overnight

(Reuters) - A Texas mother was arrested for leaving her 7-year-old daughter in a dumpster overnight after saying that she drank vodka but remembered little else about the evening, police said on Monday.

Alicia Carroll, 28, was charged with abandoning and endangering a child. The girl said her mother told her to get into the trash container after the two left a spa because police were chasing them, according to the arrest warrant.

A lawyer for Carroll was not immediately available for comment. She is in Dallas County jail on a $25,000 bond, records showed. Carroll told police she drank vodka in the parking lot and remembered little of the evening. The next morning she called 911 to report that a person with whom she had entrusted her daughter was refusing to return her.

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3 Ways the Left WIll Target Christians After Same-Sex Marriage

Gay activists and their leftist allies told us decades ago that same-sex marriage wasn’t on the agenda. All homosexuals wanted was the benefits of marriage, but not the title. That, of course, was a lie.

Next, gay activists and their leftist allies told us that same-sex marriage would not threaten anyone; it was simply a matter of equal rights. “How will it affect anyone else if two men choose to get married?” they said. That, of course, was a lie. The same-sex marriage agenda includes with it the desire to force individual religious Americans to accept same-sex marriage. Hence the current attempt to leverage same-sex marriage into legislation forcing religious business owners to participate in activities, like same-sex weddings, that they consider sinful.

So, what’s next on the agenda?

Here are a few predictions:

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Largest US employer proposes new retirement plans

It's not easy recruiting 18- and 19-year-olds to serve in the military, what with the low pay, the obvious risks and the frequent relocation.

The military's retirement plan hasn't made things easier. Service members with 20 years under their belts are eligible for relatively generous pensions, but if they leave before then, they are out of luck. (There is a thrift savings plan, but it is voluntary and contributions are not matched.)

According to a January report by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, which recommended changes to military retirement plans and more, under current rules, "83 percent of all enlisted personnel and 51 percent of officers receive no retirement savings for their service."

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Senate panel approves charter school measure

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —A Maryland Senate panel on Tuesday approved a heavily reworked version of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's proposal to ease restrictions on the state's charter-schools law.

The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee voted 10-1 for the measure, sending it to the full Senate for consideration this week. Committee members said the bill was the product of considerable compromise after long discussions.

"Nobody's going to be completely happy," said Sen. Joan Conway, a Baltimore Democrat who chairs the committee. "I haven't been happy since the day I saw this bill."

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Glow-in-the-Dark Tampons Track Sewage Leaks in Rivers

Tampons have been hailed by scientists as an effective way to identify pollution in rivers.

A new study led by David Lerner, a professor of environmental engineering at the University of Sheffield, helped identify specific households where pipes are misdirecting sewage into rivers rather than treatment plants.

During the study, the tampons were suspended on rods above 16 different surface water outlets which ran into rivers and streams. Afterwards they were dipped in diluted detergent for five seconds, where nine of them showed up optical brighteners (chemical compounds) under ultraviolet light, indicating the presence of water pollution.

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DR. BEN CARSON: ‘ABSOLUTELY VITAL’ AMERICANS STAND UP FOR INDIANA’S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LAW

Dr. Ben Carson, a likely 2016 presidential contender, tells Breitbart News that it is “absolutely vital” Americans stand up for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s new religious freedom law.

Speaking about the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act—which has drawn fire from the left—Carson said the First Amendment is one of the basic pillars and a founding principle of the nation.

“It is absolutely vital that we do all we can to allow Americans to practice their religious ways, while simultaneously ensuring that no one’s beliefs infringe upon those of others. We should also serve as champions of freedom of religion throughout the world,” Carson tells Breitbart News.

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MORE TRANSGENDER SHOWS COMING TO TV

With transgender programming becoming the new normal of TV entertainment, two additional shows have been announced to assist in highlighting the lives of the transgender community.

With the success of Netflix’s Orange is the new Black, and Amazon’s Golden Globe Award-winning series Transparent, a number of transgender-themed programs and characters have been introduced in recent months.

On April 11, Discovery Life network will join the craze when it launches its first original series. Titled New Girls on the Block, the reality show will feature six transgender women in varying stages of transition living in Kansas City, Mo, per Entertainment Weekly.

Additionally, this summer, ABC Family will debut Becoming Us, which is reported to be a real-life version of Amazon’s Transparent. EW reports the unscripted show will focus on a 17-year-old Chicago teen named Ben Lehwald, whose dad, Charlie, undergoes sexual-reassignment surgery to become a woman named Carly.

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O’Malley Made a Mess of Maryland

He’ll do the same to the country if he makes it to the White House. 

Taxpayers abandoned his state in droves during his tenure as governor, but that’s not dampening the presidential aspirations of Martin O’Malley. In 2014, his final year in office as governor, Maryland had the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Now he wants to ride this embarrassing record to the White House. 

At the Brookings Institution in March, O’Malley test-drove some campaign rhetoric: “Behind all of our data, there are people, living their lives, shouldering their struggles. They deserve a government that works.”

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The Latest Bombshell from Mrs. Clinton’s Lawyer

Did the former secretary of state delete pertinent e-mails while subject to congressional investigation? Hillary Clinton’s lawyers confirmed what many have suspected since her remarks at a U.N. press conference earlier this month: She has wiped her server clean of any e-mails that she didn’t turn over to the State Department. In so doing, Mrs. Clinton has given her critics more reason to suspect that she is up to no good and yet further reason that Mrs. Clinton should keep those lawyers on speed dial.

In the ongoing saga of Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private server at her Chappaqua, N.Y., home, the latest bomb was thrown by her lawyer, David Kendall (of Bill Clinton impeachment fame). Late last week, Mr. Kendall wrote a lengthy letter to the Benghazi Select Committee to respond to Chairman Trey Gowdy’s demand that she turn over her server for inspection and analysis by a “neutral detached and independent third-party.” Mr. Kendall flatly refused the demand, suggesting that the committee lacked the authority to request it. But for good measure, Kendall explained that review of the server would be fruitless. After her personal lawyers reviewed the e-mails to determine which records Mrs. Clinton should return to the State Department, she “chose not to keep her non-record personal e-mails and asked that her account (which was no longer in active use) be set to retain only the most recent 60 days of e-mail.”

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Ukip candidate replaced after he called for Obama to be KIDNAPPED

A Ukip parliamentary candidate has been replaced after he called for Barack Obama to be kidnapped.

Jeremy Zeid, who was standing in Hendon, said the President should be treated in the same way as a Nazi war criminal after the U.S. declassified documents about Israel’s nuclear capability.

He wrote on Facebook: ‘Once Obama is out of office, the Israelis should move to extradite the b*****d or “do an Eichmann” on him, and lock him up for leaking state secrets. After all what's sauce for the Pollard goose is sauce for the Obama gander, don't you think?’

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Georgetown Man

Georgetown - The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Jordan S. Powell of Georgetown who was last heard from around 11:30 p.m. yesterday, Tuesday March 31, 2015.

Powell is a black male, 21 years of age, 6'01” tall, 225 lbs., black hair and brown eyes. (Photo attached)

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Powell 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 7 at 302-644-5020 or by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com. Anonymous tips may be sent by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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Power Outage In Downtown Salisbury

PWR OUTAGE: downtown area. Utility pole fire along RT13. Approx 300 people affected. Delmarva Pwr on scene. SPD Units patrolling area

Posted by Salisbury Police Department on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Homeless Tier III Sex Offender Notification

Jerrett T. Benefield, 33 of Georgetown, DE
6'01" tall, 180 lbs.
Black male, black hair, brown eyes

Georgetown, DE – Jerrett T. Benefield is not wanted. This is a homeless sex offender public notification. Benefield is a High Risk Tier III sex offender who has registered as homeless in Georgetown, DE. If you have information that he is occupying a residence please contact 302-672-5306. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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Government Agents Steal $1 Million

Two former federal agents stand accused of stealing $1 million in digital currency during the course of an investigation. Carl Force was a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. He was arrested in Baltimore and was in custody as of yesterday. Former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges is free on bail in San Francisco. 

Prosecutors said the pair used their computer skills to steal bitcoins from the operator of an online drug bazaar. They say the pair appears to have been working independently of one another. Force and Bridges are accused of wire fraud, money laundering and theft of government property. The operator of the web site, known as Silk Road, was eventually convicted.

Government Smartphones

Pentagon employees are trying out smartphones known for being spy-resistant. NextGov reports the firm Silent Circle created the Android-based phones. Users log onto the same phone under multiple personas with separate security restrictions. So a user could browse Facebook and family photos under one persona, and classified work emails on another. But it's all on the same device. A former Navy SEAL founded Silent Circle. It's now based in Switzerland. The Defense Department, not Silent Circle, configures mobile email so that it goes through military servers.

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GOOD MORNING, WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , a Christian nation, land of the free and home of the brave.
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