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Monday, May 11, 2015

Woman gets life sentence in granddaughter's running death

GADSDEN, Ala. - An Alabama woman convicted of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for lying about candy was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Joyce Hardin Garrard held hands with her defense lawyer as Etowah County Circuit Judge Billy Ogletree handed down the sentence. She told Ogletree that if she could change anything, it would be to have her granddaughter alive today.

A jury convicted Garrard of capital murder in March and recommended a sentence of life in prison. The judge could have given her the death penalty. Etowah County District Attorney Jimmie Harp told the judge Monday that prosecutors were satisfied with the jury's recommendation.

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Subway restaurant worker fired after praising deaths of Mississippi officers

A Mississippi Subway restaurant worker has been fired by the company after going on Facebook to praise the deaths of two officers who were shot and killed during a traffic stop Saturday night.

"Two police officers shot tonight in Hattiesburg. GOT EM," read a post by Sierra McCurdy, accompanied with a photo of her smiling in a Subway employee uniform and icons depicting handguns and laughter.

Another post said “Police take away innocent people lives everyday now & get away w/ it , f---- them . . . (no mercy),” according to the New York Daily News.

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MULTIPLE FATALITIES FEARED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH IN WORCESTER CO.


Maryland State Police Press Release
05/11/2015

MULTIPLE FATALITIES FEARED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH IN WORCESTER CO.

(GIRDLETREE MD) -- Maryland State Police investigators and fire department personnel are on the scene of a single vehicle crash with what are believed to be multiple fatalities in southern Worcester County.

Shortly before 9:00 p.m today, troopers at the Berlin Barrack were dispatched to a reported crash on Rt. 12, south of Onley Rd. Troopers and fire/EMS personnel responded and found a single vehicle had left the roadway and struck a tree before catching fire. No one in the vehicle survived.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team has responded to conduct the investigation. State Highway Administration personnel have responded to set up a detour around the area. The roadway is expected to be closed indefinitely while evidence is collected and the on-scene investigation is conducted.

Additional details are not available at this time. The investigation will continue through the night. A more detailed news release will be issued tomorrow morning, when identities of the victims are known and families have been notified.

Traffic Alert: Route 12 In Girdletree

Traffic Alert. Route 12 in Girdletree is closed in both directions due to a serious motor vehicle accident. Maryland State Police and deputies are on scene. The roadway is expected to remain closed for several hours. Also north bound traffic on Route 113 between Route 12 and Public Landing is closed due to a fuel spill from a previous motor vehicle accident. State Highway officials are on scene. No ETA given when either roadway will be reopened.

736 Years Behind Bars For Man Who Shot A Barrage Of AK-47 Bullets At Cops After They Shot His Dogs

When police officers were called to a Colorado home on July 4, 2012 to investigate reports of a suspicious person in the bushes, it turned into a huge shoot-out when the resident opened fire on the officers with an AK-47. Fortunately for the officers, the suspect was a really, really bad shot.

Lonnie James Pebley, 43, opened fire on 27 Castle Rock police officers and Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies from his home in Castle Rock during one of biggest shootouts in county history.

He fired more than 70 times but did not hit any of the officers.

Neighbor Marvin Shipley saw the shootout.

He said: ‘My wife heard someone say, “Don’t shoot the dogs.”

‘I think they shot the dogs and it really picked up at that point.

‘Pretty soon we had bullets whizzing over the roof of the house and it went on for quite a while.

‘There must have been 50 to 60 gunshots.’

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Boston University condemns prof's racist tweets after Terrier alums bark

Boston University had a weekend change of heart about a new professor's angry tweets about white people, after FoxNews.com and others reported on the racially-charged comments -- and Terrier alumni threatened to stop writing checks.

Saida Grundy, an incoming assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at the school, tweeted in recent weeks that "white masculinity is THE problem for america’s (sic) colleges," white men are a "problem population,” and that she tries to avoid shopping at white-owned businesses. On Friday, her new employer's spokesman, Colin Riley, told FoxNews.com that the tweets came from Grundy's personal Twitter account and that she was "exercising her right to free speech and we respect her right to do so.”

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MSP Press Release Motor Vehicle Collision (Berlin Barrack)

Are Things Getting Back to ‘Normal’ in Baltimore?

Enjoy it while you can, Baltimore. The riots haven’t ended, they’ve merely been postponed.

We are told that things are getting back to normal in Baltimore. This is not an unmixed blessing.

Yes, the rioters have put down their bricks, their Molotov cocktails, and all their many other implements of destruction (at least for the time being), and when one compares the present state of the city to the chaos seen last week, one can say things have improved. But after the great collective sigh of relief goes out, Baltimoreans must now reckon with the meaning of the word “normal” as it applies to their city. Indeed, what is normal in Baltimore would be cause for great alarm in almost any other city you could name.

According to Marketwatch.com, Baltimore comes in at seventh place on its list of the most dangerous cities in America, with a violent crime rate of 1,401 per 100,000 residents (figures are from 2013). And given the spectacle we’ve just witnessed in Baltimore, and the vulgar circus we’re likely to see as the six police officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray are prosecuted, and the near certainty that none of these officers will ever be convicted of anything, and the equally likely reaction that will follow the collapse of the prosecution’s case, do you suppose the Charm City will move to a higher or lower position on that list the next time it’s published?

Granted, Baltimore is unlikely to dislodge perennial list-leader Detroit (2,072 violent crimes per 100,000 residents) from the top spot, but it’s within easy reach of Little Rock (1,407) and Cleveland (1,478). And this year Baltimore might even surpass fourth-place St. Louis (1,594). According to a database maintained by the Baltimore Sun, there have been 81 homicides this year as of May 7. There were 211 in all of 2014, so it would appear the bodies have been dropping this year at a pace just slightly ahead of last year’s. Expect that pace to accelerate.

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Princess Anne Police Department Press Release 5-11-15 (Operation "Hang Up")

On April 30, 2015, the Princess Anne Police Department initiated operation “Hang Up”, a distracted driving enforcement initiative. This was in conjunction with NHTSA’s Distracted Driving Prevention Campaign for the month of April .

Along with the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack “X”; and with the support and funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office, this operation netted 21 Cell Phone violations and 3 miscellaneous violations in a 4 hour period. A total of 49 total violations were observed during this time frame. During this initiative officers were able to promote highway safety, as well as change behavior patterns through awareness and issuance of citations. It is through this initiative as well as similar initiatives that this agency continues the mission of the Maryland Highway Safety Office to work towards zero deaths on Maryland Highways.

BREAKING NEWS: NFL suspends Tom Brady without pay for first four games of season

The National Football League announced Monday that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 season over ‘deflategate.’

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Jockey Club: Unrest Won't Impact Preakness

The recent unrest in Baltimore will not impact the Preakness festivities set for next weekend, with the race taking place Saturday.

That's according to the president of the Maryland Jockey Club, Sal Sinatra.

He told Maryland's News This Week that security is always tight for the Preakness, with Baltimore City Police working with the National guard and private security.

Sinatra says the threat of any unrest has greatly subsided.

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Blame Obama and Sharpton for War against Cops: 2 COPS KILLED IN MISSISSIPPI SUSPECTS ARRESTED

Make no mistake I blame these men and the media for fostering an anti-Cop climatein this country. A false narrative has been purposely put in place that Cops killing Africans Americans with impunity. Many in the Black community believe this lie when the truth is Blacks are killing each other and the media doesn’t highlight it nationally.

AP reports two Mississippi police officers were shot to death during an evening traffic stop turned violent, a state law enforcement spokesman said Sunday. Three suspects were in custody, including two who are charged with capital murder.

The deaths of the officers – the first to hit Hattiesburg in three decades – were felt far and wide in this small southern Mississippi city. Gov. Phil Bryant released a statement saying he was “mourning” the loss of the officer

“This should remind us to thank all law enforcement for their unwavering service to protect and serve. May God keep them all in the hollow of his hand,” Bryant said.

Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, said Marvin Banks, 29, and Joanie Calloway, 22, were each charged with two counts of capital murder. Banks was also charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and with grand theft for fleeing in the police cruiser after the shooting, Strain said.

“He absconded with a Hattiesburg police cruiser. He didn’t get very far, three or four blocks and then he ditched that vehicle,” Strain said.

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Maker of M&Ms says too much sugar is a bad thing

NEW YORK — One of the biggest candy companies in the world wants you to lay off the sugar.

Mars, which makes M&Ms, Snickers and Twix, said Friday that it supports government recommendations to limit sugar intake and label sweets with the amount of added sugar they contain.

The move is a significant departure for a company that sells chocolate and confectionery treats. But it comes as more processed food companies have been eliminating artificial ingredients and moving toward transparency in labeling.

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Counting Poor Students Is Getting Harder

Researchers, grant-makers and policymakers have long relied on enrollment numbers for the federally subsidized Free and Reduced-Price Lunch program. They use those numbers as a handy proxy for measuring how many students are struggling economically. The paperwork that families submit to show their income becomes the basis of billions in federal funds.

To be eligible for these programs, a family must earn no more than 85 percent above the poverty line. Just over half of public school students fit that description.

At least, that's today's figure. As Jill Barshay reports for the Hechinger Report, things are about to get more vague.

That's because of a new federal program called "community eligibility." Under that provision, a school or even an entire district can provide free lunch to all its students, as long as at least 40 percent of them qualify for a means-tested program.

That means a school could, in theory, go from 40 percent to 100 percent "free lunch" overnight.

There are solid reasons behind this initiative. If everyone partakes, it removes the stigma of free lunch. Immigrant families with issues documenting their income can still take advantage of the program.

But the potential issue is that school districts will handle their reporting differently, leaving the nation without a single, reliable measure of student poverty. About 13 percent of schoolchildren are currently receiving free lunches under the new community eligibility program, but we don't know how many of them are actually facing economic hardship.

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Governor Hogan’s Request For Physical Disaster Declaration Approved By U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA Low-Interest Loans Available To Qualifying Businesses And Residents Affected By Violence In Baltimore City

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved his request for a physical disaster declaration for the City of Baltimore due to civil unrest in late April and early May. This declaration will allow affected businesses, homeowners, and renters to apply for low-interest loans to repair damages that occurred due to this violence.

“Many businesses, homeowners, and residents were tragically affected by the violence and destruction that occurred in Baltimore City last week,” said Governor Hogan. “The loans offered by the SBA are an important tool for helping businesses rebuild and return to being a vital part of Baltimore’s community and economy.”

State officials from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) joined Baltimore City and SBA staff last week to assess damages in order to apply for this program.

“This approval will allow recovery efforts that have been underway for more than a week to continue,” said Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford. “I encourage all affected business owners to determine if they qualify for these loans.”

“I want to thank Governor Hogan and the SBA for quickly authorizing the disaster loan program as the state continues to support Baltimore City with various programs to help residents recover and heal," said MEMA Executive Director Clay Stamp.

Residents can go to the following two locations to apply for assistance. SBA staff at these centers will help residents apply for low-interest loans to repair damaged homes and businesses:

DISASTER LOAN OUTREACH CENTER CITY OF BALTIMORE-EAST
Southeast Anchor Library
3601 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Opening: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Days and Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Closed: Sundays and Monday, May 25, 2015 (Memorial Day)

DISASTER LOAN OUTREACH CENTER CITY OF BALTIMORE-WEST
Pennsylvania Avenue Branch
1531 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
Opening: Tuesday, May 12, 2015,10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Days and Hours: Monday and Wednesday 12:00 PM  to 8:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed: Sundays and Monday, May 25, 2015 (Memorial Day)

SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets. For more information, please visit www.sba.gov.

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Baltimore riots: Five undeniable truths in America

Since the death of Michael Brown Jr. last year, this country has seen wide spread demonstrations, violence, and social discord unlike anything we have seen since the Vietnam era. What began as a racially framed argument has evolved into much more than something as simple as black and white and unless we explore deeper than the racial element, we will see much worse than what we have witnessed from Ferguson or Baltimore. Throughout all of this, I believe there are five truths that stand out and are just a fraction of what needs to change if we, as a nation, are ever going to mend and move forward.

LOCAL POLITICS MATTER MOST: Most of us know far too much about who is running for president and far too little about those running for city council or the school board. When a local problem rises to a national level like we saw happen in Ferguson and Baltimore, it is the end result of years, perhaps even decades, of local neglect and corruption. Kickbacks, quid pro quo, and political favors are far more likely to go unreported and undetected at the local level by citizens or the media. Simply put, most of us fail to view local politics in the same regard as we do national politics and fail to realize our locally elected leaders have far greater influence on our lives than whoever sits in the Oval Office. It is time the voting public take more interest and demand more information about who their local politicians are and who they are in bed with politically.

If you look at politicians as nothing more than potential cancerous growths, it is better for our long term health to stop them in their formative stages, the local level, than to think they will solve our problems when they have grown into becoming part of a national malignancy. 

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84-Year-Old Refuses a Million Dollars and Forces a Mall to be Built Around Her Home

Seattle, WA – After receiving a million dollar offer on her house in 2006, 84-year-old Edith Macefield, refused because she didn’t want to uproot and relocate. The developers planning to construct a shopping mall in the Ballard neighborhood, were ultimately forced to build around her.

After the news of her resilience to corporate pressure hit the internet, Macefield and her house became a symbol of strength, inspiring the model for the house in the Pixar movie “Up”.

Edith Macefield, sadly passed away in 2008 at 87-years-old, leaving her house to Barry Martin, a construction chief at an adjacent building site. Martin had often helped Edith—who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer—by driving her to appointments and looking after her. Thankful for his kindness, Edith repaid the favor by leaving him her famous home.

Originally. Martin had planned to turn Edith’s home into a memorial, but the plans fell through. He has since sold the house to a real estate coaching firm known as Reach Returns, now known as Cor Company.

Many investors lost their money on the house as restorations came to a halt. Reach Returns collected a lot of money under the premise they would lift the house 30-feet up in the air, but this never happened.

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WCSO Press Release 5-11-15

Incident: Assault

Date of Incident: 8 May 2015

Location: 300 block of Virginia Avenue, Delmar, MD

Suspect: Robert Lee Cornish, 50,Delmar, MD
                                 
Narrative: On 8 May 2015 at 7:30PM a deputy responded to investigate a reported stabbing that occurred in the300 block of Virginia Avenue in Delmar, MD. During the investigation the deputymet with a male victim who was cut across the chest and bleeding. The victimstated that he was approached by a known subject, Robert Lee Cornish, whoappeared to be upset with the victim. According to the victim, Cornish cut himwith a utility knife.

The deputy located Cornish andtook him into custody. Upon arrest, he was transported to the Central BookingUnit where he was processed and taken in front of the District CourtCommissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Cornish inthe Detention Center in lieu of $100,000.00 bond.

Charges: Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and Reckless Endangerment


Incident: Possession of Heroin

Date of Incident: 7 May 2015

Location: Beaglin Park Drive, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Erica Nicole Watson, 30,Salisbury, MD
                                 
Narrative: On 7 May 2015 at11:56 PM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Erica Watson for a registrationviolation. During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy discovered thatWatson not only did not have a driver's license, but that her privilege to drivehad been suspended by the State of Maryland. The deputy placed Watson underarrest and upon a search located what was identified as heroin and a needle inher purse.

The deputy transported Watson tothe Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of theDistrict Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner releasedWatson on Personal Recognizance.

Charges: Possession of CDS, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving While Suspended              
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Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  11 May2015

OCPD Arrest Man after Fleeing from Police

(May 11, 2015) – Ocean City police have arrested a Church Hill man for fleeing from a traffic stop, making several unsafe maneuvers through traffic and colliding with a sedan after traveling through a red traffic light.

On May 9, 2015, at approximately 1:45 p.m. officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a motorcycle traveling southbound on Philadelphia Avenue in the 8th Street area. The driver of the motorcycle, later identified as Kevin R. Joiner, 30, of Church Hill, MD, then fled from police, performing several unsafe lane changes, nearly striking multiple vehicles and making several illegal U-turns and traveling against the flow of traffic on Philadelphia Avenue.

While traveling southbound, Joiner approached the intersection of Philadelphia Avenue and 2nd Street where the light was red. Joiner continued through the intersection when he nearly struck a family of six legally crossing the roadway, before then striking a small sedan and being ejected from his motorcycle. He then attempted to flee on foot but was quickly detained and placed under arrest by police.

Joiner was charged with multiple traffic violations including driving with a suspended and revoked license. He was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and released after posting $20,000 bond.

MSP DUI Press Release 5-4-15 thru 5-10-15 (Berlin Barrack)

‘THE WIRE’ CREATOR DEMOLISHES BALTIMORE CRIME MYTHS PUSHED BY MARTIN O’MALLEY

Just as Martin O’Malley, Baltimore’s Democrat ex-mayor, prepares to announce a run for the White house, he faces devastating and detailed criticism for his role in creating the mess in Baltimore from a noted expert on the city: David Simon, reporter, author, and creator of the seminal HBO crime dramaThe Wire.

Former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley isn’t a household name, but it appears he’s about to take on Hillary Clinton for the Democrat nomination. The New York Times just announced O’Malley’s hiring of a political director who previously worked with Barack Obama and called O’Malley’s presidential announcement “almost certain.”

O’Malley recently told NBC’s Meet The Press that he “won’t think of announcing” his presidential bid anywhere other than Baltimore.

It’s not a great time to be a former mayor of Baltimore, however. Rioting, looting, and unrest in the city became front page headlines for a week, as the result of tension between Baltimore’s black community and the police.

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Police: Man Entered U-Md. Dorm Room, Touched Woman

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland police say they’ve made an arrest after a woman woke up in her dorm room to an intruder touching her.

Police say 21-year-old Colby Dean of Centreville was arrested on Friday. He faces charges including second-degree assault, burglary and fourth-degree sex offense.

Police say residents of Anne Arundel Hall granted Dean access to the building early Friday morning. Police say he went to the fourth floor and entered three unlocked rooms.

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Governor Larry Hogan To Sign Bills Driving Economic Development And Job Creation

Bills Will Become Law At Next Signing Ceremony

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that he will sign into law 10 bills directly related to encouraging economic development and job growth in the state of Maryland. He will sign the bills into law during the first half of the next bill signing ceremony, to be held tomorrow, May 12, from9 to 10:30 a.m. These bills were previously scheduled to be signed on April 28.

“The primary focus of my administration is to get Maryland open for business once again and create jobs for our citizens,” said Governor Hogan. “The bills we are signing into law tomorrow address ways to improve the state’s business climate and make it easier for the hardworking men and women of our state to thrive and succeed.”

The economic development bills include:

JUST IN: George Zimmerman Involved in Shooting in Florida: Police

LAKE MARY, Fla. —George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident in Lake Mary on Monday afternoon, according to Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell.

The shooting happened on Lake Mary Boulevard, east of Interstate 4.

Initial reports say this could have been a part of a road rage incident.

Officers at the scene said it appeared Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound, Bracknell said.

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ISIS Sets ‘Honey Traps’ to Ensnare and Execute Homosexuals

In its crusade against homosexuals, the Islamic State is now resorting to sting operations, using jihadists posing as gay men to coax out offenders and execute them.

According to reports, a special unit of militia has been formed within ISIS to deal specifically with the eradication of homosexuals from Syria, Iraq and Libya. One method employed is for militiamen of the Caliphate to send anonymous invitations for blind dates for men only; those who respond are summarily executed.

According to dissident groups working in the area, ISIS religious police have also begun pretending to be gay men in order to ferret others out, before arresting and executing them.

The ISIS regime views sodomy as the most deplorable practice, one punishable by death.

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Black Bears Chase Visitors in Yellowstone National Park

A trip to Yellowstone National Park took a terrifying turn for tourists who were chased by a family of black bears.

A black bear and her three cubs surprised the tourists when they appeared on a bridge lined with sightseers earlier this week, sending them running.

In a video released by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, sightseers run as the mother bear, seemingly equally terrified and confused, charges one family as they scramble to get to their car.

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FOUR INJURED IN CRASH INVOLVING STATE TROOPER IN HARFORD CO. YESTERDAY IDENTIFIED


Maryland State Police Press Release
05/11/2015
FOUR INJURED IN CRASH INVOLVING STATE TROOPER IN HARFORD CO. YESTERDAY IDENTIFIED

(RIVERSIDE, MD) -- Four people were injured yesterday afternoon when a Maryland State Police patrol car driven by a trooper responding to an emergency call collided with another vehicle in an intersection in Harford County.

The trooper is identified as Trooper Joshua Kim, 24, assigned to patrol duties at the JFK Highway Barrack. He has been a member of the Maryland State Police for 2.5 years.

The three others involved in the crash are identified as the driver, Jared Richards, 21, of Abingdon, Md., and his two passengers, Sara Walker, 19, of Edgewood, Md., and Joseph D. Parrish, 23, of Aberdeen, Md.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team is conducting the investigation into this crash. The preliminary investigation indicates that shortly after 4:00 p.m. yesterday, Trooper Kim and another trooper were dispatched to a hit and run crash call in the 1200-block of Musket Court. The victim of a hit and run crash on I-95 had followed the suspect vehicle to this address and confronted the driver. An altercation was occurring between the two and troopers were called to respond.

Trooper Kim was authorized by the JFK Highway Barrack duty officer to respond to this call with lights and siren. He was operating a marked State Police patrol car and activated his emergency lights and siren as he headed southbound on Rt. 543. As Trooper Kim proceeded through the intersection at Rt. 543 and Rt. 7, his 2014 Chevrolet Caprice collided with a 2006 Mazda 3, driven by Jared Richards, that was eastbound on Rt. 7.

Trooper Kim and Joseph Parrish were flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment. Trooper Kim was released from the hospital at about 9:00 p.m. Parrish continues to undergo treatment. Jared Richards and Sara Walker were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital, where both were treated for injuries.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team investigation is continuing. Charges have not been filed at this time.

Ex-NYC Top Cop Safir: Eric Holder Had 'War on Police'

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder waged a "war on police," former New York City Police Commissioner Howard Safir said Sunday when asked about the federal probe of the Baltimore Police Department.

"He spent more time investigating police departments than he did investigating criminals," Safir told John Catsimatidis, host of "The Cats Roundtable" on AM 970 in New York.

But Safir called Holder's successor Loretta Lynch "fair and honest."

"As long as they’re going into this with the idea of improving policing rather than going after the police, it’s probably OK." he said.

Safir, who was commissioner during Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's administration, said that current Mayor Bill de Blasio's ending of "stop-and-frisk" policing was a mistake that will lead to more crime in the city.

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At least 1 reportedly dead after shooting at Pennsylvania shopping plaza

At least one person reportedly is dead after a shooting at a shopping plaza in Pennsylvania Monday.

The shooting occurred at Minniti Motorsports in Rostraver around 9 a.m., officials told KDKA.

A man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt shot at least one person behind the counter of an auto body shop, WPXI reports.

The person killed was an employee of the store while the owner is also believed to have been hit, according to KDKA.

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Chris Wallace: White House Snubbing Fox News

The Obama White House is snubbing "Fox News Sunday" when offering members of the administration to discuss issues, host Chris Wallace said.

After discussing the homegrown terror threat with Texas Republican Rep. Mike McCaul on Sunday, Wallace noted, "We wanted to ask Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about the terror threat, but while the White House put him on another Sunday show they declined to make him available to Fox viewers."

Johnson did appear Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

"The White House has made a number of other guests available to other networks this year, while excluding us – and you," Wallace said. "We did get to interview Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and DHS Sec. Johnson once this year, but only when they appeared on all five networks," Wallace said.

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Worcester County Tea Party Speaker Series and Meeting

To follow you will find the information for the monthly Speaker Series and General Meeting provided by the Worcester County Tea Party. Please note our new meeting location for 2015 will be the Worcester county Library, Ocean Pines Branch. Please share the information with the Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and Delaware Communities and Groups via your media outlets.

Event: Worcester County Tea Party Speaker Series 2015

Speaker: Maryland State Delegate, Mary Beth Carozza

Topic: 2015 Legislative Session Wrap Up and Preparations for 2016

Date: Thursday May 21, 2015

Time: Meeting begins at 7PM, doors open at 6:30PM

Location: Worcester County Library - Ocean Pines Branch, 11107 Cathell Rd., Ocean Pines, MD 21811

Admission: Free and Open to the Public.

For more information email WCTPPatriots@gmail.com, go to the web site www.worcestercountyteaparty.com,https://www.facebook.com/WorcesterCountyTeaParty or call 443-614-7214

‘Scooby Snax’ Have Police On High Alert

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (WJZ)–It’s an ever changing battle for police and what some think is harmless is nearly killing people.

As Marcus Washington reports, synthetic marijuana has police in Anne Arundel County on alert.

It’s known as synthetic, but these fake drugs –meant to mimic marijuana, are causing major problems.

“They’re catering to children when they’re labeling this, drug essentially, as a Scooby Snack and these are things we’ve tried to educate the public about and we have four people, that two of them are fighting for their live in reference to this,” police said.

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Chief Scott Keller Retiring From Princess Anne Police Department

The Princess Anne Police Department would like to take this opportunity to announce the retirement of Chief Scott...

Posted by Princess Anne Police Department on Monday, May 11, 2015

The Garland Police Ignored Warnings By Anonymous TWO DAYS Before ISIS Struck

Garland, Texas – On the 4th of May, Elton Simpson, aged 30 and Nadir Soofi, aged 34, opened fire on an unarmed security guard outside of a Prophet Muhammad drawing contest.

Word has gotten out that two days before that incident, a woman living outside of the US, who was connected to Anonymous, had sent a message to the official Garland Police Department Twitter account warning of a potential Islamic State attack.

Apparently, the message never raised any red flags… or was forwarded on by police. Was it Incompetence, too much information…? Or did they let it happen?

“That is the first time I’ve heard that,” GPD spokesman Joe Harn said, when informed of the warning, according to The Daily Dot. “We were monitoring things; we had the FBI and ATF, but we didn’t see anything [on Twitter].”

The Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest was, in actuality, a poorly-disguised attempt at provoking a reaction from Muslims… extremist or otherwise. It was a Muhammad drawing contest being held under the auspices of free speech, and would have been considered blasphemous and a direct provocation to Muslims as it is forbidden within Islam to create physical representations of the Prophet. It is widely thought that the January attack on satirical French paper Charlie Hedbo was a direct result of their humorous cartoon depictions of the Prophet; as such, it is surprising that the police department did not take sufficient precautions to protect the unarmed guards, particularly when they were warned of the pending threat.

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Satanists Sue for 'Religious Exemption' to Keep Abortion in Missouri

A branch of the Satanic Temple sued Missouri on Friday seeking a religious exemption to the state's mandatory 72-hour law regarding abortion after a member was denied the procedure at a Planned Parenthood office.

Under the lawsuit, the group is citing the Federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in the way that Christian businesses and organizations have to avoid providing contraception to their employees, The Daily Beast reports.

The plaintiff is named in the suit as "Mary Doe." She declined to be interviewed by the Daily Beast.

The Satanic Temple filed the action after Doe visited the Planned Parenthood office, handing them a letter stating that the law conflicted with her religious beliefs when she was denied an abortion immediately because of the waiting period, according to the report.

"As an adherent to the principles of the Satanic Temple, my sincerely held religious beliefs are: My body is inviolable and subject to my will alone," the letter says. It ends with, "I respectfully request that you provide me with an abortion today."

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Baltimore Police Radio Dispatch Reveals: Stunning Evidence of Marilyn Mosby’s “Egregious Rush to Judgment” In Her Direct Action Charges…

[Marilyn Mosby’s] case against the two arresting officers rests upon an “illegal” arrest. She says the knife that Freddie Gray was carrying was legal. But the police task force examined it and said the officers were indeed correct, the knife was spring-assisted and therefore prohibited.

It’s Mosby who made the “illegal” arrest, and could be charged under her own theory of “false imprisonment.” And sued to boot, since she forfeited her immunity from civil action by doing the charging herself. (link)

We continue looking through the direct action filing, the probable cause to arrest determination, as outlined in Mosby’s own words – and comparing her words to the factual evidence she is seeking to hide. What we are finding is jaw dropping.

Mosby claimed:

[…] “Despite stopping for the purpose of checking on Mr. Gray’s condition, at no point did [Officer Goodson] seek nor did he render any medical assistance for Mr. Gray.” (link)

This is a lie! An intentional lie we will prove below.

As previously outlined the claim of the knife not being legally justifiable for arrest has nowbeen thoroughly deconstructed. So now we look forward to the claim that the officers attempted to render no appropriate aid to Freddie Gray.

As stunning as the manipulative presentation surrounding the knife was, the claim she made that no medical aid was attempted is brutally flawed, and bordering on criminally liable.

In doing this research we also discover even more evidence of unethical conduct in the relationship between Mosby’s Deputy Attorney, Janice Bledsoe and her domestic partner reporter Jayne Miller of (WBAL-TV).

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Ben Carson on Flat Tax: 'Condescending' to Say Poor Can't Pay Taxes

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his flat tax plan on Sunday, saying it is "condescending" to poor people to say they can't pay taxes.

The 63-year-old Carson himself grew up poor in Detroit before becoming a pioneering pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Carson defended the idea, which he termed a "proportional tax," saying he got the idea from the biblical concept of tithing. People making $10 billion a year pay $1 billion in taxes and those making as little as $100 pay $1.

"That's pretty darn fair if you ask me," Carson said.

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School principal apologizes for singling out, stereotyping black people at graduation

LILBURN, GA (CBS46) -A principal at a school in Stone Mountain has caused an uproar after making controversial statements about black graduates at a ceremony on Friday.

Nancy Gordeuk, the principal and founder of TNT Academy in Stone Mountain, said she accidentally skipped the valedictorian's speech in the program, and she asked the crowd that was leaving early to come back inside of the church where the ceremony was being hosted.

As she was addressing the crowd, she was recorded by a member of the audience saying, "Look at who is leaving, all of the black people."

That caused an uproar inside the hall. The video shows people in the crowd standing up and yelling in response to that remark.

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Police Seize 10 Children from Family Because They Are Off Grid

Off the Grid News reported:

An off-grid homeschool family of 12 in rural Kentucky was raided, the mother arrested, and the 10 children seized simply because the government disagrees with their lifestyle and their educational choices, family members and friends say.

Until Wednesday, Joe and Nicole Naugler lived with their 10 kids in a cabin on 26 acres in Breckinridge County, about an hour southwest of Louisville.

“They are an extremely happy family,” family friend Pace Ellsworth told Off The Grid News.

Acting on an anonymous tip about the family’s off-grid lifestyle, sheriff’s officers entered the property and home Wednesday, and even blocked the access road to the family property, the family says. Joe and eight of the children were away, but Nicole – who is five-months pregnant – was home with the two oldest kids. Sheriff deputies then seemingly allowed Nicole and the two children to drive away but they got only a short distance before deputies pulled them over and took the two children away from the mom, who was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Later, the sheriff ordered Joe to turn over the other children by 10 a.m. or be arrested for felony charges, the family says. He complied.

Deputies also threatened to impound the car, although a friend of the family convinced the deputies to allow Joe to have it back.

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A photographer turned the tables on the woman who stole her identity

The phone rang one late morning in late February 2011, and Jessamyn Lovell's life was changed.

The San Francisco Police Dept.'s financial-crimes unit called to ask if Lovell had given a woman named Erin Coleen Hart permission to use her New Mexico state driver's license. Hart had committed a number of crimes, including petty theft, using Lovell's name and identity.

Lovell, a photographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, felt a dire need to piece together how her and Hart's lives became connected. Over the next three years, she documented Hart's crime scenes, release from prison, and transition back to normalcy.

We've published snippets of the resulting project, "Dear Erin Hart," with the photographer's permission. You can learn more about Lovell's journey by visiting her website and preordering her book, "Dear Erin Hart."

Rubio Outlines a 'Liam Neeson' Foreign Policy

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio summed up his hawkish foreign policy in a speech at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on Saturday with a reference to the 2008 thriller Taken.

“On our strategy on global jihadists and terrorists, I refer them to the movie Taken. Have you seen the movie Taken? Liam Neeson. He had a line, and this is what our strategy should be: 'We will look for you, we will find you, and we will kill you,'” the Florida senator said to thunderous applause in Greenville, S.C.

The line—referring to Neeson's character, a CIA operative threatening a human trafficker who had kidnapped his daughter—earned the top-tier candidate thunderous applause.

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The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what you need to know for Monday.

1. The eurozone's finance ministers will meet in Brussels today to continue talks to unlock bailout cash for Greece, one day before the country must pay a €750 million (£544 million; $840 million) debt bill to the International Monetary Fund.

2. A powerful typhoon that hit the Philippines this weekend killed two people.

3. An exit poll in the first round of Poland's presidential election suggests nationalist opposition candidate Andrzej Duda will face President Bronislaw Komorowski in a runoff on May 24.

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Records: Thousands Too Injured To Enter Baltimore Jail

BALTIMORE (AP) — Newly released records show that thousands of people have been brought to the Baltimore city jail in recent years with injuries too severe for them to be admitted.

WJZ media partner The Baltimore Sun obtained records showing that correctional officers at the jail refused to admit nearly 2,600 detainees who were in police custody between June 2012 and April 2015.

Baltimore police are under scrutiny for their treatment of detainees following the death of Freddie Gray last month. Six officers have been charged in Gray’s death, which sparked riots and widespread protests. The Justice Department is conducting a civil-rights investigation of Baltimore police.

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16 TV shows that have just been canceled

It's that time of year when the broadcast networks are bringing down the ax on several of their series.

In order to make room for new series and prepare for May's presentation to advertisers, executives have been crunching the ratings numbers, checking their pilot inventory, and making both easy and difficult decisions on which shows have to go.

"Revenge" had the dubious honor of becoming the first casualty of the season when ABC officially announced its farewell after the current season, the show's fourth.

That would be followed by other tough (though expected) goodbyes to Fox's "The Mindy Project" and The CW's "Hart of Dixie."

*Updated as networks announce decisions
Here's the shows that got the ax from ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW »

Satanists Sue for 'Religious Exemption' to Keep Abortion in Missouri

A branch of the Satanic Temple sued Missouri on Friday seeking a religious exemption to the state's mandatory 72-hour law regarding abortion after a member was denied the procedure at a Planned Parenthood office.

Under the lawsuit, the group is citing the Federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in the way that Christian businesses and organizations have to avoid providing contraception to their employees, The Daily Beast reports.

The plaintiff is named in the suit as "Mary Doe." She declined to be interviewed by the Daily Beast.

The Satanic Temple filed the action after Doe visited the Planned Parenthood office, handing them a letter stating that the law conflicted with her religious beliefs when she was denied an abortion immediately because of the waiting period, according to the report.

"As an adherent to the principles of the Satanic Temple, my sincerely held religious beliefs are: My body is inviolable and subject to my will alone," the letter says. It ends with, "I respectfully request that you provide me with an abortion today."

The 72-hour waiting period, required in Missouri and three other states, requires women to consider their decision for that time period after requesting an abortion. Oklahoma increased its law from 24 to 72 hours on Thursday, the Daily Beast reports.

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HERSH: The White House is lying about the killing of Osama bin Laden

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has a startling new article claiming the White House fed the public lie after lie about how the US killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011.

The article in the London Review of Books purports to be an "alternative history of the war on terror," and it relies largely on a single unnamed source to question President Barack Obama's narrative about the death of the man behind the 9/11 attacks.

That narrative from the president claimed bin Laden was killed in a firefight with US forces and that Pakistani officials weren't told about the raid in advance.

While Obama touted bin Laden's killing in a Pakistani compound as an "all-American affair" as Hersh puts it, US officials got assistance from upper-level Pakistani officials, according to Hersh. Moreover, he writes, bin Laden wasn't "hiding" in Pakistan when Navy Seals found him as the US government claimed.

Rather, Hersh alleges, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was holding bin Laden as a prisoner. A former senior Pakistani intelligence officer tipped the US off about bin Laden's whereabouts in exchange for $25 million, Hersh writes in his article, which has attracted wide attention in just a few hours.

Hersh says his main source inside the US is an unnamed senior intelligence official with knowledge about the raid that killed bin Laden. Hersh also says he got corroborating information from two longtime consultants to Special Operations Command in the US and that he spoke to sources "inside Pakistan."

Here are the main takeaways:

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University System of Maryland approves tuition hikes

ADELPHI, Md. —The University System of Maryland Board of Regents approved on Wednesday an increase in tuition rates and student fees for the next academic year.
 

According to the university system, the tuition rates reflect a 5 percent increase for undergraduate in-state tuition.

At the University of Maryland-College Park, the increase amounts to $388 for the full academic year, for which tuition will be $8,152.

The following is a list of undergraduate in-state tuition increases by school:

Bowie State University: increases by $248 to $5,217
Coppin State University: increases by $205 to $4,294
Frostburg State University: increases by $298 to $6,214
Salisbury University: increases by $320 to $6,712
Towson University: increases by $306 to $6,430
University of Baltimore: increases by $308 to $6,480
University of Maryland-Eastern Shore: increases by $238 to $5,005

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National Safe Boating Week Kicks off May 16th in West Ocean City Maryland

Ocean City MD - On May 16th from 9:00-1100 AM members of the United States Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Maryland Natural Resources Police will kick off National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) at the West Ocean City Boat Ramp at the foot of the commercial channel. Mayor Richard Meehan will present a Proclamation that states:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard W. Meehan, Mayor of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, do hereby support the goals of the North American Safe Boating Campaign and proclaim May 16 – 22, 2015 as NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK in Ocean City and the start of the year-round effort to promote safe boating. I urge all those who boat to take boating safety courses, get a free vessel safety check, always wear a life jacket and practice safe boating habits.

National Safe Boating Week serves as a reminder to the recreation boating community to always boat responsibly and always wear your life jacket.
Also in attendance will be Maryland Delegate Mary Beth Carozzo, Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias, Worcester County Commissioner Chip Bertino and a representative from US Congressman Andy Harris’ office. The dignitaries will arrive from Coast Guard Station Ocean City to the West Ocean City Boat Ramp aboard a 47’ Motor Life Boat (MLB). The 47’ MLB is one the primary Search and Rescue (SAR) vessels stationed in Ocean City. After the brief comments by the dignitaries, the 47’ MLB will be available for public tours.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will also be performing free courtesy Vessel Safety Inspections and providing safe boating tips at the ramp every Saturday and Sunday morning throughout the recreational boating season.


The theme of this year NSBW is “Take the Pledge”
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Make this summer safe.

I pledge to boat safely each and every time I go out on the water, keeping myself, my family, my friends and fellow boaters from harm's way. I will always boat responsibly by:

· Wearing my life jacket and ensuring that everyone on board wears their life jacket when in a small boat or when operating in rough water or threatening weather conditions

· As designated driver I will remaining sober and alert remembering that the use of alcohol contributes to accidents on the water

· Staying in control of my craft and respecting the rights and safety of others enjoying the waterways

· Knowing and obeying navigation rules, operating at a safe speed and maintaining a proper lookout

· And I will heed the USCG motto to be “Semper Paratus” – ‘always prepared’
Ocean City MD- Member of the United States Coasted Guard return with a disabled 24-foot pleasure boat that was stranded 50 miles of the coast of Ocean City MD. The Coast Guard received a radio message from the disabled boat and thru the Rescue 21 radio system we able to establish a Line of Position (LOP) to help them locate and return the vessel safely to port. (USCG AUX photo by Jerry G Wilkins)

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all it’s service missions. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. For more information, please visit www.cgaux.org

Baltimore

Let's see   if  I have this  correct; 


Baltimore 
Population is 68 % black  
police department is 68 % black  
fire department is 58% black;  
school district is 86% black  
school teachers are 72% black;  
city council is 90% black;  
Mayor is a black;  
chief of police is black;  
54% of population is on welfare;  

and they believe the whites are  
the reason they are living in poverty
 
.....and they all vote for Democrats!

Sea Gulls Down Mustangs in NCAA Second Round

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The No. 8 Salisbury men's lacrosse team faced a three-hour delay to the start of its NCAA Division III tournament second-round contest against No. 7 Stevenson after being stuck in traffic on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, but the Sea Gulls came off the bus ready to play and took a 12-4 victory at Mustang Stadium on Saturday night to advance to the NCAA quarterfinal round.

"This was a big win, an impressive effort by our boys tonight," Head Coach Jim Berkman said. "I thought that we played really composed tonight and did a great job of attacking them in the right places and taking advantage of what their defense gave us tonight."

The Sea Gulls struck first in the contest, as junior James Burton ran from left to right near the middle of the box, cut back to the left, and planted a shot into the top-left corner of the goal for a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game.

Stevenson's Tony Rossi knotted the score one minute later, but Salisbury would close the half on a five-goal run.

With 9:36 left in the first quarter, the Sea Gulls found a transition opportunity, as junior Preston Dabbs ran up the right sideline and passed up to senior Sean Fitzgerald into the offensive box. Fitzgerald then found sophomore Carson Kalama for a one-on-one score on the crease with the Mustang goalkeeper.

Junior Thomas Cirillo then found the cage two-straight times in man-up situations to build a three-goal cushion at 4-1. At the 4:13 mark, Fitzgerald found Cirillo near the middle of the box for a 10-yard shot, before sophomore Nathan Blondino dished to Cirillo for a rip from the left wing just 72 seconds later.

MSP Motor Vehicle Collision-Impaired Driver 5-11-15 (Berlin Barrack)

Newsweek & Time Magazine: Bad news for investors in fossil fuels: By Ray Wallace

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The world's third largest bank by assets, HSBC Holdings plc:

     “has warned investors of the growing risk of their fossil fuel assets becoming useless, in a private report seen by Newsweek.

     In the report, titled 'Stranded assets: what next?', analysts warn of the growing likelihood that fossil fuel companies may become "economically non-viable," as people move away from carbon energy and fossil fuels are left in the ground....

     "The speed of the collapse in energy prices over the past three quarters has taken the fossil fuel industry by surprise, in our view," reads the report. "As rigs are dismantled ... and operating assets quickly become unprofitable, stranding risks have become much more urgent for investors to address, including shorter term investors."

     -- From “HSBC Warns Clients of Fossil Fuel Investment Risks,” by Luke Hurst, at this April 21, 2015 Newsweek site:
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     The growing publicity and success from the environmental movement’s ability to secure divestment commitments from universities, banks, pension funds, churches, and other wealth funds are starting to be perceived as a threat by the fossil fuel industry....

     Oil companies ignore the divestment campaign – and other threats to their business models – at their own peril.

     -- From “HSBC Advises Clients Against Fossil Fuel Investment,” by Nick Cunningham, at this April 29, 2015 Time Magazine site: