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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Salisbury City Council Agenda & Packet For August 24 2015

Prayers For Jimmy Hoppa

Jake Day Will Be The Next Mayor Of Salisbury Maryland

Considering no one filed to run against Jake Day, he will instantly be your next Mayor being unopposed. 

We want to congratulate Jake and wish him the very best over the next four years. 

Salisbury is in deep sh!t and here's proof

Can you do this? Just two words!

ACLU files complaint against Pocomoke City for firing black police chief behind closed doors

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint with a Maryland regulatory board this week against Pocomoke City officials, claiming that the Eastern Shore town violated state law when it met secretly to fire the city’s first black police chief.

It was the second time the ACLU has filed a complaint about Pocomoke with the Maryland Open Meetings Compliance Board. Last month, the ACLU alleged that the Pocomoke City Council illegally banned the news media from its July 13 meeting, during which hundreds of people demanded that the popular former police chief be reinstated.

“Between barring media from public meetings and holding secret discussions, Pocomoke City officials have a lot to answer for,” said Deborah Jeon, legal director for the ACLU of Maryland.


Salisbury Cabs Have NO Respect

We found this vehicle tonight in a local parking lot. Nice Parking Job! 

WARNING: Some knew about the red light on cars, but not Dialing 112

An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren's parents have always told her to never pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.

Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called, 112 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren't, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way.

Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.
I never knew about the 112 Cell Phone feature. I tried it on my AT&T phone & it said, "Dialing Emergency Number."
Especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going on to a safe place.

*Speaking to a service representative at Bell Mobility confirmed that 112 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it's your turn to let your friends know about "Dialing, 112"

You may want to send this to every Man, Woman & Youngster you know; it may well save a life.

This applies to ALL 50 states

So Who Do You Consider A Bigger Crook?

Whoa! What Donald Trump Plans for TONIGHT Could Be an HISTORIC Record Breaker!

The media can’t stop talking about the crowds Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is attracting. There are reports that his crowds in California and Portland, Oregon were both larger than 27,000. They breathlessly report on this, while forgetting to mention Sanders is a self-described socialist.

But what Donald Trump and his campaign has planned for TONIGHT in Mobile, Alabama could blow those numbers out of the water. Initially planning for a rally of 2,000 people at a small venue, tickets were grabbed so quickly that major changes had to be made.

Now, the event will be held in the Ladd-Peeles Stadium, a football stadium where the yearly Senior Bowl is played. More than 30,000 people have been confirmed to attend, and the stadium capacity is over 40,000. The free tickets are still being claimed at a fast pace, and show no signs of slowing down!

To put that in perspective, that’s bigger than the largest crowd of President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, when Oprah Winfrey joined him in South Carolina! That means this Trump event will smash through crowd records effortlessly!



POCOMOKE CITY, MD - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland has filed a second complaint in a month against Pocomoke City officials for violations of the Maryland Open Meetings Act (MOMA). The latest complaint concerns unannounced, closed meetings held by Town Officials in late June, during which the decision was made to fire Pocomoke's first African American Police Chief, Kelvin Sewell. The complaint was filed with the Maryland Open Meetings Compliance Board on behalf of Stephen Janis, a reporter for The Real News Network, a Baltimore-based non-profit news organization.

"How can Pocomoke residents not be concerned to learn that Town officials called secret meetings and pressured the Town's only African American elected official to fire the community's well-liked Police Chief? said Deborah Jeon, Legal Director for the ACLU of Maryland. "It violates state law when governments make important decisions behind closed doors without notice or explanation to the public and the press. Between barring media from public meetings and holding secret discussions, Pocomoke officials have a lot to answer for."

As with the ACLU's first complaint, which pertained to the media being barred from a Pocomoke Council meeting on July 13, this complaint again relates to Pocomoke City's controversial firing of Sewell. At the time of the firing, no explanation was given for the town's action, and many in the community - both black and white - were angry and upset. Despite extensive media attention and community demands for information in the weeks following Chief Sewell's firing, Pocomoke officials have remained silent about the process and basis upon which they arrived at their decision to terminate the chief.


Trump Calls O'Malley A 'Disgusting Little Weak, Pathetic Baby'

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley apologized “like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby” for his remark that “all lives matter,” Donald Trump said in an excerpt of a new interview aired Friday on Fox News.

In an interview with Jeanine Pirro for her program “Justice” set to air Saturday night, Trump said that the former Maryland governor did not need to say he was sorry.

“And then he apologized like a little baby, like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby. And that’s the problem with our country,” Trump said, according to a clip aired on “Fox and Friends.”

O’Malley, in fact was “politically incorrect” with his apology, Trump remarked.

“How can you apologize when you say black lives matter — which is true — white lives matter, which is true — all lives [matter] — which is true. And then they get angry because you said white and all…we don’t want you to mention that. What’s he need to apologize for?” Trump asked.

O’Malley’s apology came last month after he responded to protesters shouting “black lives matter” during his speech at Netroots Nation by saying that, “Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter.” Critics on the left said the remarks showed a lack of understanding of what the Black Lives Matter movement is all about.


JUST IN: Former Ravens cheerleader sentenced to weekends in jail for rape

GEORGETOWN, Del. — A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck will spend 48 weekends in jail for the rape of a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Bethany Beach, Delaware.

Shattuck, 48, who received a suspended 15-year prison sentence, received two years of probation Friday morning.

She will spend every other weekend in a probation center and will have to register as a sex offender in Delaware, The Baltimore Sun reports. She will be on the sex offender registry for 25 years.

Shattuck entered the plea on charges of fourth-degree rape just days before her scheduled trial on two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact and three counts of providing alcohol to minors. Other charges were dropped as part of the deal.

She collapsed to her knees after she was sentenced Friday morning and wept as she apologized, The Associated Press reports.


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Sheriff's investigators to recommend manslaughter charge for Caitlyn Jenner

Sheriff's investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for a fatal car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says investigators found the reality star was driving "unsafe for the prevailing road conditions" when Jenner's SUV rear-ended a Lexus, pushing it into oncoming traffic.

The Lexus driver, 69-year-old Kim Howe, was killed when her car was struck head-on by a Hummer.


Viewer Witnessed This Artist Drawing On Salisbury's Downtown Electrical Box

Mosby, Davis Announce Attempted First Degree Murder Charges Against Officer

For the second time since taking office in January, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has brought charges against a member of the Baltimore City Police Department.

Mosby was joined by Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis at a news conference to announce the charges.

Mosby filed attempted first degree and attempted second degree murder charges against Officer Wesley Cagle for shooting and critically wounding a burglary suspect on December 28.

The incident took place in the 3000 block East Monument Street, when Cagle and three other officers responded to a burglary inside a grocery store.

Mosby said the suspect, 46-year-old Michael Johansen, emerged from the building "holding something shiny" and was shot by two other officers.

Mosby says that shooting was justified.


CANCELLED: Civil War Heritage Day At Poplar Hill Mansion. Did Mayor Ireton Cancel It Over The Confederate Flag?

Hi Joe,

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our Civil War Day and I am hoping that you can put a notice in your news paper that it was canceled for this year. I am so upset that people may come and be disappointed. Thank you, Aleta

Aleta Davis, Chair
Friends of Poplar Hill Mansion

Do Americans really agree with Trump on illegals?

WASHINGTON – Who is in the mainstream on immigration: Donald Trump or the political elite of the Democratic and Republican Parties?

The polling evidence indicates it's Trump.

After the leading Republican presidential contender released his detailed immigration plan on Sunday, the establishment response was typified in a Washington Post editorial on Monday with a headline that screamed: "Donald Trump’s immigration plan would wreak havoc on U.S. society."

Trump's plan essentially calls for securing the border, enforcing existing immigration laws and protecting American jobs.

The Post claimed "the large majority of Americans don’t agree" with Trump, and he is popular with merely "the most conservative slice of the Republican primary electorate."

An inside look at the numbers tells another story.

Worcester Schools’ Digital Conversion Efforts Continue; All Freshmen To Receive Laptops Next Month

BERLIN – The dates for the county’s ninth-graders to get their new laptops are officially set.

With deployment dates identified as Sept. 2 at Stephen Decatur High School, Sept. 3 at Snow Hill High School and Sept. 10 at Pocomoke High School, the school system is just weeks away from launching the digital conversion that will provide every ninth-grader with a laptop they will keep with them all through high school.

As laptops are being unpacked and labeled, teachers are busy preparing for the change. Stephen Decatur High School teacher Brian Phillips is sharing ideas on how teachers can make the most of the new devices with a series of workshops.

“Everybody is trying to play a hand in supporting the movement,” he said.


Salisbury Police Department Seeks Public Input on Proposed Curfew Ordinance

The Salisbury Police Department will conduct several community forums to seek public input on the proposed curfew ordinance. The meetings will be held at the following times and places:

TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 19th, 6 p.m. at the St. Francis de Sales Parish Center

Thursday, August 20th, 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s AME Zion Church, 410 Delaware Ave.

Wednesday, August 26th, 6 p.m. at the Chipman Cultural Center, Broad St.

More meetings are anticipated to be announced at a later time. For more information, contact Christine Chestnutt at 410 548-3165.

Regal movie theaters begin bag-search policy

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — The next time you plan to see the newest blockbuster on the big screen, you might want to leave a little early. If the movie theater is owned by Regal Entertainment Group, you’ll probably be subject to a bag check.

“All they did was open and look. They didn’t actually go through it,” said movie-goer Jay Weinisch. He and his wife Dawn first noticed the new policy earlier this month.

“Two weeks ago we were here. I was surprised, but, it was perfectly fine with me.” said Dawn Weinisch outside the Regal Columbus Stadium 12 at Town Center in Virginia Beach. “I thought they were looking for the water bottle and they were going to take it away!”


School Sends Girl Home Because of “Revealing” Outfit… Do You See the Problem?

After a Kentucky schoolgirl was sent home for wearing an allegedly “inappropriate” outfit, she posted a picture of the outfit to Reddit and discovered that the vast majority of sane Americans saw nothing wrong with it whatsoever.

According to the Woodford County High School girl, her principal told her that she had to cover up her collarbone because it was distracting to male students.


Subway's Jared Fogle is reportedly planning to plead guilty to child pornography charges

Jared Fogle is planning to plead guilty to child pornography charges, FOX59 reports.

Sources told FOX59 that Fogle will accept a plea deal.

The US Attorney's office is planning to hold a press conference to discuss the deal on Wednesday, according to the report.

The report comes after the FBI raided Fogle's Zionsville, Indiana home last month.

Fogle's attorney, Ron Elberger, has not responded to a request for comment on this story.

The FBI declined to comment on the alleged charges.



Md. Gov. Larry Hogan: 95 percent of cancer is gone after chemotherapy

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday that 95 percent of his cancer is gone, according to a medical scan taken after his second round of chemotherapy.

“I aced my test,” said Hogan, sporting a bald head and a wide grin. “Ninety-five percent is gone, disappeared, dead. I still have some remnants of the tumors, but it’s dead.”

Hogan said the progress that he has made over the last two months since doctors discovered 60 tumors the size of oranges, apples and golfballs throughout his body, including on his neck, chest abdomen and groin has surprised his team of doctors.


Obama appoints first transgender White House staff member

(CNN)President Barack Obama has appointed the first openly transgender White House staff member, according to an announcement Tuesday.

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a former policy adviser at the National Center for Transgender Equality, will serve as an outreach and recruitment director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

Community leaders and advocates lauded the administration's decision and called Freedman-Gurspan a role model, praising her work to empower members of the LGBT community.

"President Obama has long said he wants his administration to look like the American people. I have understood this to include transgender Americans," NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling said. "That the first transgender appointee is a transgender woman of color is itself significant. And that the first White House transgender appointee is of a friend is inspiring to me and to countless others who have been touched by Raffi's advocacy."


Ireton Enjoys A Big Crowd

Real men have stepped up to the plate at the last minute to run against Jim Ireton, the former Mayor of Salisbury. 

In recent moments another gentleman named Roger Mazzullo has filed to run as well in District 4. 

Rosie O'Donnell asks for public's help finding daughter Chelsea

CNN)Rosie O'Donnell issued a plea for help Tuesday in finding her daughter Chelsea O'Donnell, who ran away from home and was last seen by her family on August 11, a family spokeswoman said.

The 17-year-old left home with her 6-month-old therapy dog, a black terrier named Bear, O'Donnell said in a statement on her website Tuesday. She had stopped taking medication for an undisclosed mental illness and "is in need of medical attention," the statement said.

"Chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness," family spokeswoman Cindi Berger said. "It has been a difficult road for Chelsea and her family, and they just want her back safe."


Baltimore to buy trash cans for all households for rat control

All households in Baltimore will be given a huge, durable trash can on wheels under a $10 million plan Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Monday to better control the city's rat population and help prevent sanitation worker injuries.

The city expects to deliver the trash cans — which will be emblazoned with the city seal — by early next year. The 64-gallon receptacles will come with two wheels, a tight-fitting lid and a tracking device.

Rawlings-Blake said she wants to build on the success of a pilot program launched a year ago that provided more than 9,000 trash cans to residents in Belair-Edison and the Mondawmin area. Calls for rat extermination dropped by nearly 75 percent, she said. And she said fewer workers were injured lifting trash cans, though she did not provide figures.


Noise on a ridiculous level

Hey Joe, This is Parsons Landscaping out here for the second night in a row. Last night it was midnight and they were doing this same exact thing. I went and spoke to the guys running the equipment. They told me that Gillis Gilkerson would not allow them to come in during the day to do this work, that it HAD to be at night. Now I ask ya.....does Gillis REALLY have the community in mind when he does this kind of sh!t? 9 months of hell directly from Gillis and Terra Firma. I wonder how much anyone else would like this 20' from their bedroom while the kids are in bed???

Need We Say More?


Rosie O’Donnell says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is waging a bitter war on women, and to fight back, she would like to wipe menstrual blood all over the faces of her enemies.

According to Entertainment Tonight, O’Donnell called in to SiriusXM radio’s Just Jennythis week to defend Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who had a very public feud with Trump following the August 6 debate, and free-bleeding jogger Kiran Gandhi, who ran the London Marathon in April while on her period with no tampon.

The ladies on the show, including host Jenny Hutt, took issue with Gandhi’s public display of free bleeding, but not Rosie, who speculated the act was done as a protest of Donald Trump’s allegedly misogynistic ways.

“Why do you think she did that? …When Fox anchors are being accused of being hormonal and ashamed because they have their period,” said Rosie, seemingly unaware Gandhi’s run took place nearly four months prior to the debate.

She added: “Then that woman does that. Why do you think she [Gandhi] does that stuff? You don’t think she did that to say, F— you a–hole?!”


Wicomico County Fair Draws Over 2,000 Visitors On Opening Day Alone

The SBYNews Drone flew over the County Fair and captured these images on Saturday. 

Last year the Fair brought in a total of 600 visitors, this year was a whole different story. 

Participants and County Officials couldn't be happier and truly appreciate everyone who took the time out to attend. 

Local Free Newspapers Frustrating Residents of Wicomico County

To get this S&$7 STOPPED. Tomorrow will be the fourth straight week with a request to NOT throw it in my yard, on the street, at the house that hasn't been lived in for over a year (second picture), in the driveway, and clogging the city drains, wet and nasty. Was told it is not to be delivered to those who subscribe. Apparently didn't tell that to the delivery person. One would think that if past weeks are still there, maybe it is a waste of their money to throw another. Save your money and make one less. I don't want it!