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Sunday, June 21, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect arrested in killing of New Orleans police officer

Travis Boys, the suspect wanted in the killing of New Orleans Police Officer Daryle Holloway, was arrested in the 9th Ward Sunday morning.


Troopers Investigating a Serious Crash Involving a Pedestrian in Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island, DE – Troopers are investigating a serious crash involving a young pedestrian that occurred just north of the Delaware-Maryland state line last night.

The incident occurred around 8:55 p.m. Saturday June 20, 2015 as William D. Murphy, 52 of Havre De Grace, Maryland, was operated a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban northbound on Coastal Highway (SR 1) in the right lane approaching the intersection of Lighthouse Road (SR54) with a green light. Zander W. Hartman, 9 of Lehighton, Pennsylvania along with friends and family members were attempting to cross SR1 from the west to the east just north of the traffic light at the intersection of SR54. After successfully crossing both southbound lanes of traffic, the crossing signal changed forcing them to stop in the median near the raised curb. For unknown reasons, Zander Hartman darted out into the right lane of northbound SR1 directly in the path of Suburban where he was struck with the front bumper of the SUV. After the impact, the Suburban immediately pulled to a controlled stop in the bus lane of northbound Coastal Highway.

Zander Hartman was initially flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury and later transported by ambulance to DC Children's Hospital in Washington DC where he remains in critical condition.

William Murphy and his wife (passenger) were uninjured.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Alcohol is not a factor in this case and no charges have been filed. Northbound Coastal Highway at Lighthouse Road was closed for approximately two and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Happy Father's Day

WCSO Press Release 6-18-15 (Juror Intimidation)


Incident: Juror Intimidation

Date of Incident: 16 June 2015

Location: Wicomico County, MD

Suspect: Valerie Rovin, 51, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 18 June 2015 a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office arrested Valerie Rovin following a complaint that she intimidated a member of the Wicomico County jury pool.

On 16 June 2015, the daughter of Valerie Rovin, Lauren Bailey, was found guilty by a jury in the Wicomico County Circuit Court of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Suspended and she was sentenced to a period of incarceration. Valerie Rovin managed to locate the foreman of the jury that convicted her daughter at his place of employment that same evening and confronted him over the verdict. It was alleged that Rovin became verbally abusive towards the jury foreman and made him feel threatened. It was also alleged that Rovin told the jury foreman that people were going to “take care of him” which he believed was tantamount to a death threat.

Due to the actions reportedly undertaken by Rovin, a warrant for her arrest was obtained and upon being taken into custody she was transported to the Central Booking Unit at the Wicomico Detention Center where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner.

Charges: Intimidating a Juror
Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  18 June 2015

BREAKING NEWS: South Carolina church shooting suspect identified

UPDATE: Suspect has been taken into custody in North Carolina.

Suspect being hunted in deadly Charleston church shooting is Dylann Roof, 21, local authorities confirm.


Fine Dining on the taxpayers dime, oops dollars

Arrogance never ends in our local governments. While taxes are being increased in Worcester County and teachers are not getting pay raises local county officials will be sopping up on steak and other top of the line fare at one of the finest restaurants on the shore. 

That's right folks the Tri County Council will entertain elected officials from Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties on June 24th at the Blue Dog Café in Snow Hill Md. This group is funded by the three counties and the state of Md (this means your taxpayers dollars). 

The Tri County Council is known to be willing to spread the wealth around by dining at some of the more upscale dining establishments ie Ruth Cris Steak House among others. Maybe the teachers that are complaining recently should show up and demand a free meal.

You know, "It's For The Children". 

An Update On My Post From Last Week

Last week I wrote an article, A Message I Just Can't Hold Back Any Longer . I have received a tremendous amount of calls and e-mail messages referencing that article and I want to follow up with this new message. 

I had been asked by SU TV in an interview if I was going to be as hard on Republican Elected Officials as I have done in the past with Democratic Elected Officials. I explained to them that we take our endorsements very seriously and IF ANY elected official didn't fulfill their platform, we would absolutely go after them.

That being said, six months have passed since the last election and it is time we start getting answers from each person serving us on a local level, WHERE'S THE JOBS YOU PROMISED? 

You see, one thing I left out of my last post from last week was, why get a college education if there's no full time jobs available? Why spend all that money if the majority of jobs available are part time with no benefits? Will parents get smart and stay ahead of the curve, or will they continue to fall for the BS and financially support these college educations that have no real return on one of the biggest investments each person will make over their entire lifetime. 

Now we can make this a national discussion but quite frankly I'd like it to remain an Eastern Shore discussion and let me tell you why. Like I stated in my last article, we CAN build our way out of this national problem on a local level. We CAN set an example for the rest of America to follow, it truly can be done. However, the majority have to get on board.

I say, enough of these catch phrases these politicians keep using. This time around I want smart enough and experienced enough people running that CAN create good paying jobs. People with enough experience, wisdom and drive to actually make a positive difference. 

Look up San Antonio Texas and see what they've done. Salisbury already has a river running through it, DO SOMETHING WITH IT! 

Look up Great Wolf Lodge in Virginia:
There is NOTHING saying this can't be built in Wicomico County and it can remain open ALL YEAR ROUND! 

Think of the food and lodging this would create. You must make Wicomico County a "DESTINATION LOCATION" and none of what I have been proposing is too far fetched.

What I have been proposing for years will take work, something ALL of your elected officials have NOT delivered. Because they continue to load the state up with so many new laws and legislation there doesn't seem to be enough time for economic development and that needs to come to an immediate end. 

Once you create enough anchor locations you'll start seeing more interest in other businesses wanting to invest in the Shore BUT you have to create a base first. You need to make some incredible deals to get it started. Look at Orlando Florida. It all started with Disney World and now look what's there. There's no need for a Rain Tax! You just have to work hard and be creative enough.

Let's go on a bigger scale for a moment. The TESLA company is well known for their cars but what most do not realize is their advancement in new battery technology. They created a manufacturing facility in the West Coast that manufactures these incredible new batteries that retain/store unbelievable amounts of wind and solar energy. You mark my words Folks, this technology will be the biggest thing we've seen since the massive invention of computers.

They can set a residential home up for around $17,000.00 and completely take you OFF THE GRID during peak hours and save every single home an absolute fortune is electric savings. This has also been developed for commercial use. TESLA wants to open up SEVEN more manufacturing plants across the Unites States that will be hiring tens of thousands of new employees and delivering great paying jobs. 

Now, I have presented this to our local elected officials and have they done anything about it, NO. I asked them weeks ago to get on a plane immediately and ask them what it would take to get them to open a facility here in Wicomico County. Once again, it must be too much work and or our elected officials are simply too GREEN to have enough confidence to handle the job. 

It's time to open your minds. It's time to think BIG. A bar here and a bar there, NOT GOOD ENOUGH! I will be dedicating this week to calling our elected officials to ask them just where Wicomico County is headed and what we can expect over the next 3.5 years. My guess, not very far. Unless you want to account for the new Rain Tax in Salisbury. That's the most economic development Wicomico County has seen in several years and the only jobs it created was, well, none!

Can I get an AMEN?

A Viewer Writes...

Anonymous said...

I saw two black hawk helos in ocean city today. Why are they here?

Publishers Notes: I have been receiving calls all day and even witnessed it myself while driving on Rt. 50. 

One viewer said, "They were flying so low I could tell you the color of their skin". 

Another viewer stated they say two black hawks and Trooper 4. 

Mark this date Ladies & Gentlemen, July 10th. On or about that date, you mark my words, something BIG is going to break in the United States of America. 

Finish This Sentence...

IT MAKES YOU ___________.

Ironic Lawsuit Filed by Former President of Spokane NAACP Emerges — and She’s Been Caught in Major Lie

Rachel Dolezal, who resigned as president of the NAACP’s Spokane, Washington, chapter on Monday, filed a lawsuit against Howard University in 2002 alleging that she was discriminated against because she was white. This week, Dolezal made national headlines when her parents revealed their daughter was actually white and had been misrepresenting herself as black for years.

In the 2002 lawsuit, Dolezal, 37, alleged that her appointment to a teaching assistant position at the historically black university was wrongfully rejected, the Smoking Gun reported. Howard University, she claimed in the lawsuit, was “permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult.”

Filed in Washington, D.C.’s Superior Court, the lawsuit formally alleged “discrimination based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender.” The discrimination was “motivated by a discriminatory purpose to favor African-American students,” the suit added.


Police Respond to Report of Fight at Public Pool — Now Officers Are Accused of Racial Targeting, Excessive Force

A fight reportedly broke out at the Fairfield Aquatic Center last week after staff told Krystal Dixon, 33, that her children would have to leave because they weren’t wearing proper swim attire. Signs reportedly posted at the pool state swimmers must have appropriate swimwear.

Police said Dixon “aggressively confronted pool staff” and a physical confrontation ensued. When a park ranger with the city was apparently unable to break up the fight, the official called police.

When officers arrived on scene, Dixon allegedly shoved an officer and was still refusing to leave, so she was arrested. Police said the mother also told a juvenile to “get a Taser from her purse” during the confrontation.


Mayor Rawlings-Blake To Make History This Weekend

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will make history in San Francisco this weekend.

Baltimore's mayor will be sworn in as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Rawlings-Blake will become the first African-American woman to hold the influential leadership position, and the first Baltimorean. She was elected second vice president of the organization in 2013, putting her in a line of succession to become president.


Michael Moore Demands Removal Of Confederate Flag, Wants Massacre Labelled ‘Terrorism’

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore called on someone, anyone in South Carolina to go to the state capital “2 tear that flag down now.” “That flag” is the Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of the state capital at a memorial to Confederate soldiers.


South Carolina law forbids removal of Confederate flag from capitol—and it's padlocked in place

One of the most appalling sights since Dylann Roof's massacre of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, is visible just over a hundred miles away: the Confederate flag, flying on the grounds of the state capitol in Columbia. Why is this revanchist, revisionist symbol of racial extermination still aloft?

Because South Carolina law explicitly requires it. A 2000 bill called the "South Carolina Heritage Act," which moved the flag from the capitol dome to a special "Confederate Soldiers' Monument" nearby, is vexillologically exacting in the utmost. It specifies the flag's shape (square), size (52 inches a side), and even its appearance, down to the finest detail ("The stars are five-pointed, inscribed in a circle six inches in diameter and are uniform in size").

It also says that the flag "shall not be removed, changed, or renamed without the enactment of a joint resolution by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the General Assembly approving same." And to make absolutely certain the flag won't go anywhere, the law even calls for "appropriate decorative iron fences" to be erected around it, to keep it "secure."


Militant Atheists Blast Sheriff For Preaching At Church in Uniform

Church sermons delivered by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd in uniform has drawn a complaint from a group advocating religious freedom.

On Monday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the sheriff, stating that preaching in uniform is a violation of the First Amendment. The complaint was prompted by a Judd’s April 19 sermon at Lakeland’s First Baptist Church at the Mall.

The sheriff’s reply: He’ll be speaking at another church this Sunday.

“I found it humorous and entertaining,” Judd told The Tampa Tribune on Wednesday. “They obviously mis-characterized the sermon I preached. I was shocked. It is most bizarre.”

The foundation said that by appearing in uniform Judd gives the impression the county endorses Christianity and “sends a message of exclusion” to non-Christians.

“You cannot preach in church as Sheriff Judd, you must do so as Mr. Judd, private citizen,” the foundation told the sheriff.

The Sheriff plans to keep preaching in churches despite the complaint.


[ Fox News interview video here ]

The FEMA Camp Round Up Of the Homeless Has Begun!

It begins with the homeless. Then another group, then another… Until, well just remember Germany. It isn’t pretty!

According to MSN , the Columbia City Council unanimously approved the plan, creating special police patrols that would enforce “quality of life” laws involving loitering, public urination and other crimes not necessarily restricted to the homeless population.

Those officers would then offer the homeless a choice:

Go to jail for their homelessness or be shuffled to a 240-bed, 24-hour shelter on the outskirts of town, which they wouldn’t be allowed to easily leave.According to the Activist Post , the Columbia South Carolina plan is already complete with an urgent Emergency Homeless Response report. And that report includes information about hauling the homeless away in transport vans to an already stationed shelter with workers, phone number for townspeople to report “the person in need,” an officer stationed to control foot traffic, public feeding moved there, more foot patrol officers for the city to keep out the homeless – oh, and the homeless can’t walk off the premises!

If they want to leave, they must get permission, set up an appointment and be shuttled by a transport van. A patrolman will guard the road leading in to make sure homeless don’t wander off downtown.


There’s Just ONE Comment on Dylann Roof’s Facebook Photo, and It’ll Make You Cry

The FBI recently confirmed the identity of the Charleston church shooter as Dylann Roof, and not long after, photos from his Facebook page started getting around.

In the photo, Roof is sporting a jacket with racist flags on it, leading many to believe he may have been a white supremacist.

Well, if you look at the photo on his account, you’ll see there’s only one comment, and when you read what it says, you’ll tear up immediately.


County Maintains Water-Based Festival Not Permitted, But Organizer Still Planning Event

BERLIN – County officials say the Boaters Aid Music Festival planned for Fourth of July weekend will not be taking place following the organizer’s failure to receive approval from Worcester County.

Although organizer Allen Barzak received a permit from Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for the three-day festival planned for the Isle of Wight Bay, he did not get the needed permits from Worcester County.

“These are not just bureaucratic regulations,” said Bob Mitchell, the county’s head of environmental programs. “These are rules designed to protect the public.”

Ed Tudor, director of development review and permitting for Worcester County, said Barzak would have needed a zoning permit as well as approval from the Worcester County Health Department.

“He does not have any local approvals,” Tudor said.


Treasury says woman will be picked for $10 bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexander Hamilton, who has been featured on the $10 bill since 1929, is making way for a woman.

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is to officially announce Thursday that a redesign of the $10 will feature the first woman on the nation’s paper money in more than a century. The plan is to decide which woman sometime this summer.

The bill will have new security features to make it harder to counterfeit and will be unveiled in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The date it will be put into circulation will be announced later.


Baltimore mayor: Officers better earn their paycheck

BALTIMORE —Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday put city police officers on notice.

The mayor said she's made her expectations clear to the police union, adding the commissioner is prepared to take action if officers purposely fail to serve and protect.

Rawlings-Blake drew a line in the sand regarding police and their oath to serve and protect the public.

"As long as they plan to cash their paycheck, our expectation, my expectation is that they work," Rawlings-Blake said.


Nine killed in shooting at South Carolina church, gunman still at large

DEVELOPING: Multiple people were shot, some fatally Wednesday at a historic black church in the heart of South Carolina's second-largest city and police said the gunman was still at large.

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley told the Post and Courier newspaper that there were fatalities in the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church downtown.

"We’re still gathering information so it’s not the time yet for details," Riley told the paper. "I will say that this is an unspeakable and heartbreaking tragedy in this most historic church, an evil and hateful person took the lives of citizens who had come to worship and pray together."


Race Faker Dolezal Fired From University, She Even Lied About Being a ‘Professor’

It has now been revealed that the mentally ill Rachel Dolezal lied about something else on top of the dozen other things she lied about. You’ll recall that she’s been called a “professor” at Eastern Washington State university. Well, now the university admits that she was never a professor and that she has been fired from her job as instructor.

Dolezal has been going around calling herself a “professor” for sometime. Here is a snippet of what her bio looked like on the university website…

But as of this weekend, that bio no longer appears on the university’s site.

Despite the fact that her online bio hosted by the university called her a “quarterly professor,” it turns out the school never authorized her to call herself that because in fact she is just an “adjunct instructor” who was hired from quarter to quarter.

In essence she is just an assistant, not a full or even a partial professor. Breitbart has the story:


City Tells Veteran He Will be Arrested if He Continues to Use Solar Power and Collect Rainwater

The city of Huntsville, AL has told a couple who are living completely off their land that if they continue, they will be arrested for trespassing on their own land. You read that right, trespassing on their own land.

Military veteran Tyler Truitt, along with his girlfriend, has setup his home on two acres inside the Huntsville city limit. He uses a solar system to supply the property with power and collects rain water.

However, Huntsville is telling him that if he doesn’t get hooked up to city water and power, he could be arrested. According to local media coverage:

“They came and they condemned our house and told us if we stayed here we’d be arrested for trespassing on our own property, and the reason why is, they said, it was unsafe living conditions because we don’t have city utilities hooked up,” Truitt explained.


Got Any Old Bay?

Mosby Wants To Bar Defense From Sharing Evidence

On the heels of a denial for a broad gag order in the case, Baltimore's top prosecutor on Monday asked a judge instead to bar attorneys representing the six police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death from sharing evidence before their trial.

State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's filed a protective-order motion asking for all discovery materials in the case to be deemed confidential. Just over a week ago, a judge refused to grant Mosby's request for a complete gag order.

Gray's death from injuries suffered in police custody prompted protests that at times gave way to violence and looting. The officers face charges ranging from second-degree assault to depraved-heart murder.


BREAKING NEWS: Real estate mogul Donald Trump jumps into 2016 presidential race

Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump announces his candidacy for the 2016 Republican nomination for president.

Ocean City vacationers concerned, cautious after N.C. shark attacks

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJLA) - A pair of shark attacks on young swimmers on a North Carolina beach has vacationers in our area keeping an eye on the surf.

In Ocean City, Md. there has never been a recorded shark attack on a human but beachgoers are talking about the possibility. Gina Hudec of Pittsburgh said, “we have to remember we’re in their home that’s their home out there in the ocean. My kids are out there so that’s kind of scary when they go out far.”

Vacationer Nancy Rankin said she’s not worried, “I’ve never seen a shark here although I hear there have been sightings. Dolphins, yeah I see them.”


Salisbury Downtown Bar Echelon Loses Liquor License "Indefinitely"

Truth Be Told

NAACP Chapter President That Lied About Being Black Marched In Baltimore, Met With Marilyn Mosby

The head of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she is white but has portrayed herself as black.

Rachel Dolezal would not answer questions about her background in an interview with The Spokesman-Review newspaper.

"That question is not as easy as it seems," she said Thursday. "There's a lot of complexities ... and I don't know that everyone would understand that."


Too far? Or good mom?

This is A Bad Storm!

There have been several accidents tonight due to this storm.  Accidents have been reported in Hebron, Mardela Springs, and Fruitland.  

Wicomico Sheriff's office is reporting that there is flooding on Route 13 in the Fruitland and Eden Area.  Other local streets are also flooded at this time. Please be careful if you have to be out in this.

Salibury Fire Departments is en route to rescue someone trapped in their vehicle due to 2 feet of water in the area of North Salisbury Blvd and Olive StreetThey are now saying there are several vehicles stranded.

There is also flooding in Salisbury on Route 50 between Baptist Street and Ward Street.  

Salisbury Police Department

 Due to the heavy rain numerous streets in the city are flooded. Please stay off the roads if possible

1 dead, 9 injured during shooting at Detroit block party

One person has died and nine other injured when someone opened fire at a neighborhood block party in Detroit Saturday night.

Asst. Police Chief Steve Dolunt said a 20-year-old man was killed. He hasn’t been identified.

Another man was critically injured and eight others, five men and three women, were listed as seriously injured. The victims ranged in age from 21 to 46, Dolunt said.


7 People — Including An Infant — Shot In West Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authorities say seven people were shot Saturday night in West Philadelphia.

This happened just before 10 p.m. on the 4100 block of Ogden Street in the Mantua section of the city.

Police say an 18-month-old baby, an 11-year-old, a 13-year-old and four others were shot during a block party.

The infant was shot in the neck and is in stable condition, according to police.


Why Is Charleston Shooter Called Mentally Deranged, Rather Than Thug Or Terrorist?

It’s an interesting question, as discussed in the USA Today

One hundred and forty characters isn’t nearly enough to unravel the politics of mass violence, to expound on America’s history of institutionalized racism, or to dissect the inconsistencies perceived in the way we talk about both.

But it’s more than enough to make us pause. It’s more than enough for a collective vent. And after Dylann Roof, who is white, allegedly opened fire Wednesday in a South Carolina church and killed nine black people, Twitter users exploded over what they saw as disparities in attitude and language the news media use to categorize violence.

The thesis of many was clear: White privilege persists, even in the coverage of heinous crimes. Users lamented that when a suspect is black, they’re often labeled a “thug” or a “gangster.” When they’re Muslim, they’re stamped a “terrorist.” When they’re white. they’re afforded the far more benign pathology of “troubled” or “mentally ill.”