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Sunday, September 20, 2015

3 people injured, 1 suspect in custody after Alabama church shooting, officials say

A suspect has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting an infant, a woman and a pastor inside a church in East Selma, Alabama, an Alabama prosecutor says.


Salisbury City Council Agenda & Packet For September 21, 2015

County Executive Announces To Council His Plan To Bring On Attorney Paul Wilber As Acting County Attorney

Today, during an open work session of the Wicomico County Council a 3 year analysis of the actual legal expenses by vendors paid through the finance office of Wicomico County was presented by County Executive Bob Culver. The actual cost of legal expenses for the county are the numbers below presented today with documentation for such.
2013 $429,176.74

2014 $484,699.99
2015 $601,834.00

The increased cost in the 3 year analysis was $172,657.26 or a 40% increase. Executive Culver believes that contracting out the law work rather than continuing the Law Department in house can achieve a sizable savings.

Several months ago, an advertisement was placed by Wicomico County seeking a county attorney. After reviewing the applications and quotes and considering the savings, today Executive Culver presented his plan to the council and announced Paul Wilber as Acting County Attorney.

Mr. Wilber, a native of Wicomico County, has tremendous experience having practiced law for 40 years in Salisbury with the same firm, Webb, Burnett, Cornbrooks, Wilber, Vorhis, Douse, & Mason LLP. He has years of concentration with government law including serving as the attorney for Pittsville 1983-present, Sharptown 1989-present, Salisbury 1998-2011, Princess Anne 2011-2015 and outside counsel for Secretary and Pocomoke City along with Somerset County. It is great for Wicomico County to welcome someone with these years of government practice.

WBOE Holding Closed Door Meetings On Redistricting Pittsville & Willards Students

It has come to my attention that the Wicomico board of education has been having closed door meetings again on redistricting. They will be leaving Delmar alone this time. They will be forcing all Pittsville / Willards students to WiHi that way those parents can't say don't split our kids up. This is Dr. Fredrickson's parting gift to us and we get no say whatsoever. Please get this word out before he sticks it to us once again.

County Councilman Marc Kilmer Completely Out Of Line On Social Media

Councilman Marc Kilmer made the above comment recently and in my opinion he is completely out of line. 

Now I like Marc but when you are an elected official you are, (and should be) held to a higher standard. 

Nevertheless, I'd like to hear your opinion on this matter. 

This photo may make a lot of people uncomfortable or even piss a few people off

I'm sure this photo makes a lot of people uncomfortable it may even piss a few people off but the main reason I took it...
Posted by Eva Holland on Thursday, September 10, 2015

Good Question



Members of the #FYF911 or #FukYoFlag and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to “turn the tide” and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America.

One of the F***YoFlag organizers is called “Sunshine.” She has a radio blog show hosted from Texas called, “Sunshine’s F***ing Opinion Radio Show.”

A snapshot of her #FYF911 @LOLatWhiteFear Twitter page at 9:53 p.m. shows that she was urging supporters to “Call now!! #fyf911 tonight we continue to dismantle the illustion of white…”


Obama invites suspended Muslim teen to the White House

A Texas teenager who was suspended from school for bringing a homemade clock to class received a 21st century invitation from President Obama on Wednesday to visit the White House.

Instead of making a traditional phone call, Obama took to his personal Twitter account to invite Ahmed Mohamed, 14, of Irving, Texas, to show off the device at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

“Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great,” the president tweeted.

Obama’s invitation placed him in the middle of a story that captured national attention and sparked a conversation about racial and ethnic profiling.

Mohamed, who is Muslim, was arrested by Irving police on Monday and suspended from MacArthur High School after teachers mistook his clock for a bomb.


Do You See This In OC, Berlin Or Other Surrounding Towns?

In the middle of the intersection of Route 50 and Tilghman Rd. It was your election to lose. 

A Viewer Writes: Shopping Carts In Salisbury

JOE - Something I see often in our Presidents Neighborhood area are store shopping carts, I am sure their purchase is not cheap. People it seems around here think that they are in the stores for their taking, to take items to their homes and just dump them all over. I have known neighbors around here in the past that have done this their is currently a Dollar Store one at the corner of Washington & Jackson that has been there for 2 days incase the store is interested. Is there something that can be done about the returning of these, either by the stores when notified, and perhaps when the police see them being used have a fine for those thieves, it could generate $ for the police dept and remove one more blight item one at a time.

Doritos Shows Support For LGBT Teens With Limited-Run Rainbow Tortilla Chips

Some of America’s biggest companies have publicly shown support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. Today, one snack company took its commitment to another level: creating a limited-edition bag of rainbow-colored Doritos.

Frito-Lay, which produces Doritos, said the new ‘Doritos Rainbows’ chips are the company’s way of celebrating and showing support for the LGBT community as part of its partnership with the It Gets Better Project, an organization started to encourage gay and lesbian teenagers who’ve been bullied.

“Time and again, our consumers have shown us, there really is nothing bolder than being true to yourself and living life to the fullest,” Ram Krishnan, chief marketing officer, Frito-Lay, said in a statement. “With Doritos Rainbows chips, we’re bringing an entirely new product experience to our consumers to show our commitment toward equal rights for the LGBT community and celebrate humanity without exception.”


Town Hall Question To Trump: When Can We Get Rid Of Muslims?

Donald Trump received an explosive question from an audience member about Muslims at a town hall Thursday night in Rochester, New Hampshire.

“We have a problem in this country and it’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American–” the man asked Trump.

Trump laughs: “We need this question? This first one?” 


Happy family returns

The happy family arrives back home after a brief $5 million vacation.

Virginia high school students suspended for wearing Confederate flag apparel

More than 20 students were suspended at a Virginia high school on Thursday for wearing clothing emblazoned with the Confederate battle flag, according to school officials, students and parents.

The students, who attend Christiansburg High School in southwestern Virginia, were accused of violating the school’s dress code by wearing clothes with Confederate regalia, according to the Associated Press. The dress code specifically bars students from wearing any clothing that could “reflect adversely on persons due to race” and specifies that “clothing with Confederate flag symbols” falls in that category.

Civil War symbols that relate to the Confederacy have come under renewed scrutiny in recent months after a white man went on a shooting rampage at a historically black Methodist church in Charleston, S.C. in June. Dylan Roof, 21, posed in photographs waving the Confederate flag.


Sprinklers' impact on housing costs

CHESTERTOWN — Sprinklers are generally recognized as an effective way to reduce the danger of house fires. But are they killing the housing market?

At a Kent County Commissioners’ meeting last month, discussion turned to the importance of affordable housing in attracting new business and young families to the county.

Commission President William Pickrum said a key to creating affordable housing would be elimination of the requirement for residential sprinkler systems. He said they can add as much as $40,000 to the cost of a new house.

Commissioner Bill Short said the requirement had radically reduced housing starts in other Eastern Shore jurisdictions.

Both commissioners were echoing a common theme at the Maryland Association of Counties meeting earlier that month. Officials from several counties criticized a requirement of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to install automatic fire sprinklers in new townhouses and one- and two-family dwellings, as provided by the 2015 International Residential Code. The requirement went into effect July 1.


JUST IN: Student in Baltimore school fight video charged with attempted murder

BALTIMORE (WUSA9) -- Baltimore City school officials say a student involved in a fight that left a teen hospitalized was charged with attempted murder.

Video uploaded on social media shows a fight at Frederick Douglass High School between two male students on Wednesday afternoon. One student is seen punching the other student repeatedly in the face in the cafeteria. The student also appears to stomp on the other student's face.

The second student, who is on the ground, is bleeding and then appears to have a seizure.


Editors note: You can view the video by clicking 'More'.  The video is extremely graphic.

Support for Higher Teacher Pay Drops When People Hear What Teachers Earn

(CNSNews) – Americans consistently underestimate how much is spent annually to educate children in the nation’s public schools, including how much teachers are being paid.

But when they are told the actual amount, the percentage of the public that supports increasing teacher salaries drops from about two-thirds (63 percent) to less than half (45 percent), according the ninth annual Education Next poll.

“When the public is informed of teacher salaries, support for increasing salaries declines,” the EdNext poll found. “Support drops even further when the public is reminded that an increase would be funded by tax dollars.”

The poll was conducted in May and June by Professors Paul Peterson and Martin West of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

“People estimate that their local school districts spent $6,307 per child when we know from U.S. Department of Education statistics that it’s actually twice that” – or an average of $12,440 per child, Peterson told CNSNews.

More here

Facebook photo shared by Chesapeake official sparks controversy

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – The chairwoman of the Chesapeake school board is defending a Facebook picture she shared a month ago. Some in the Muslim community call it racist.

The post by School Board Chair Christie New Craig shows a skull with knives and a cartoon woman stating “Muslims hate pork, beer, dogs, bikinis, Jesus, and freedom of speech. My question is, what the hell do they come to America for?!”

“I merely shared it. I did not make a comment, and I’m just shocked with everything going on in our country – police officers are losing their lives, people are homeless and people don’t have jobs – that a political cartoon would cause this much stir,” Craig said.

Although she didn’t make herself available for an on camera interview, Craig did agree to a phone interview with 10 On Your Side’s Brandi Cummings Wednesday.


A Viewer Writes: Crime Is Down?

Crime is Down in Salisbury. Just ask Mayor Liarton and Mayor "Free Ride," I mean Mayor Elect Jake Day. This is the second time in a week and the third time in less than 6 months this house was burglarized that we know of. What a record to be proud of for these 2 elected officials. It's your election to lose.


Charged Under Federal Law that Prohibits Participation in Violent Civil Disturbance,
Ordinary Citizens Concerned About Their Neighborhood Helped to Catch Him

Baltimore, Maryland –Raymon Carter, age 24, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to the federal crime of rioting on April 27, 2015, including the arson of the CVS Pharmacy located at 2509 Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police Department; and Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci.

The Debate.......

What are your thoughts/opinions on the second debate?  Did you change your mind on any candidate?  Who won who lost.....

Never Forget

Breaking News: Baltimore police officer's body found in Inner Harbor

BALTIMORE —A Baltimore police officer's body was found floating in the Inner Harbor, police said.

Officers were called to the area of the 500 block of Harborview Drive on Tuesday on a report of a well-being check.

Police found a man face down in the water in between a boat and the dock. The person was pronounced dead at the scene. He has since been identified as a 34-year-old Officer Prashat Davis, an active member of the Baltimore Police Department. He was a seven-year veteran of the organization and was assigned to the Northern District.


Ben Carson wins MDGOP Presidential Straw Poll

Annapolis, MD – Today, the Maryland Republican Party announces its results from its month long MDGOP Presidential Straw Poll and we would like to congratulate Maryland’s own, Ben Carson on winning the Straw Poll. The Poll was conducted over the last month and surveyed nearly a thousand Maryland citizens through direct mail, social media and at the Maryland State Fair.


Ben Carson – 296 (31.8%)

Donald Trump – 241 (25.9%)

Marco Rubio – 65 (6.9%)

Ted Cruz – 64 (6.8%)

Jeb Bush – 55 (5.9%)

Scott Walker – 44 (4.7%)

Carly Fiorina – 43 (4.6%)

John Kasich – 37 (3.9%)

Rand Paul – 31 (3.3%)

Chris Christie – 26 (2.7%)

Rick Santorum – 9 (Less than 1%)

Mike Huckabee – 8 (Less than 1%)

Rick Perry – 5 (Less than 1%)

Bobby Jindal – 3 (Less than 1%)

Lyndsay Graham – 3 (Less than 1%)

George Pataki – 2 (Less than 1%)

Jim Gilmore – 0

Total – 930 

Man Held For Weeks In Wicomico Solitary Confinement Sues

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A blind man who was held for about 6 weeks in solitary confinement at the Wicomico County Detention Center has sued the county corrections department.

The Daily Record reports Abdul Malik Muhammad filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Thursday. The lawsuit says Muhammad was placed in solitary confinement because he is blind and was denied a job and access to the jail’s law library because of his disability.

Muhammad was arrested for allegedly stealing from a supermarket and booked into the detention center in September 2012.


Can today's problems be because we stopped this?

Martin O'Malley Renews His Calls for Tighter Federal Gun Laws

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley called for universal background checks on gun purchases and a national age requirement for handgun possession as part of a gun control proposal announced on Monday afternoon.

During a roundtable discussion in New York City, O'Malley called gun violence in this country an "epidemic" and a "sickness."

"What we need in order to save lives is not words, but actions," O'Malley said at the Boys & Girls Harbor Inc. in the East Harlem neighborhood.


Los Angeles unveils puny BMW electric police car

LOS ANGELES -- The sight of a puny, electric-powered BMW police car with flashing red lights isn't exactly going to instill fear in the hearts of this city's criminals.

But on Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department showed off the newest member of its fleet, a black-and-white BMW i3, a diminutive electric car meant for tooling around downtowns, not necessarily for a televised high-speed freeway chase.

BMW is loaning the not-so-intimidating police cruiser to the force for a year as part of Mayor Eric Garcetti's desire to get more electric or plug-in cars into the city's fleet.

"Today, we take another step toward becoming the most sustainable city in America," said Garcetti in prepared remarks. "This year, Los Angeles will become home to the largest city-owned fleet of pure battery electric vehicles anywhere in the country, and we will save taxpayer dollars along the way."



Lawyers for Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis have filed a petition with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop a district judge’s demand that she and her office issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Her legal team with the non-profit Liberty Counsel also will file a lawsuit against Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, accusing him of failing to accommodate her Christian faith.

Liberty Counsel said Monday the appeals court has ordered an expedited process for at least one part of Davis’ case with District Judge David Bunning. He was the judge who ordered Davis to resume issuing marriage licenses and sent her to jail for refusing to comply. Later, Bunning expanded his order to cover any same-sex couple seeking a marriage license.

Pastor Accused Of Attempting To Incite Riot Shares His Side Of The Story

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore pastor accused of attempting to incite a riot spoke out Monday with his attorney at his side. They’re accusing police of arresting the pastor simply to stop protests and keep him silent. WJZ was first to break the story.

Derek Valcourt has more on the arrest and the fallout.

West and his attorney say he was arrested on bogus, trumped up charges. That’s not how police see it.

Police say the video speaks for itself. Taken by police helicopter, they claim it shows Reverend Westley West stopping traffic in the middle of Pratt Street and slamming his megaphone into the hood of a red pickup truck during Freddie Gray protests at a court hearing on September 2.


CNN Poll: Nearly 1 in 3 Americans Believe Obama Is a Muslim

According to a new CNN poll, almost one third of Americans now believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim.

The poll found 39% of respondents thought Obama Protestant/Christian 39%, 29% thought him a Muslim, 11% believed him to be non-religious, 4% thought him a Catholic, 2% thought him a Mormon, 1% thought him Jewish, 1% believed him something else, and 14% had no opinion.

College graduates appeared to be the group most inclined to believe Obama’s protestations that he is a Christian; 63% took Obama at his word. Only 28% of those without a college degree believed Obama to be telling the truth about his faith. Predictably, 61% of Democrats believed Obama, compared to 32% of independents and a paltry 28% of Republicans.


Obama Orders US to Take 'at Least 10,000' Syrian Refugees

President Barack Obama has ordered his team to admit at least 10,000 Syrian refugees next year, the White House said Thursday, amid criticism that the United States has not done enough.

Spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama had asked staff to "scale up" the number of refugee admissions from around 1,500 in this fiscal year, to 10,000 in the next, beginning October 1.

"He has informed his team that he would like them to... accept at least 10,000 refugees in the next fiscal year," said Earnest.


Rehoboth Beach man declares war on sidewalk cyclists

Wayne Hodge says it's a fight for survival on the sidewalks of Rehoboth Beach.

He's declared war on bicyclists who choose to ride on sidewalks, especially in the area around the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal bridge. He's mad as hell and not taking it anymore.

In an Aug. 21 letter to the Cape Gazette, Hodge warns cyclists: “Let this be a warning to all bike riders on the sidewalk, I will no longer jump out of your way. From now on, you either get off your bike and walk it on the sidewalk and across the bridge, or you hit me. And if it comes to the point you are going to hit me, be forewarned I will knock you into traffic before I allow you to injure me or my dog.”

Since he wrote the letter, he's already had several confrontations with cyclists who were forced to stop because he would not jump out of their way. “I engage in a conversation telling them what they are doing wrong and usually end up getting cursed,” he said.


Topless Feminist Protesters Dragged Off Stage, Beaten At Muslim Event

At a Muslim conference in Pontoise, France, two feminist activists stormed the stage with messages in French reading “No one makes me submit” written across their exposed bodies.

The women, as yet unidentified, are suspected of being associated with the group “Femen,” a left-wing feminist group in Europe know for using nudity in their protests. Both had “Femen” written on their backs.


September 19th is "Thank A Police Officer Day"

We want to show our support and appreciation for law enforcement officers everywhere! This is a nationwide event encouraging you acknowledge them, tell us where you are from and share your favorite LEO or department with us.

September 19th is "Thank A Police Officer Day" and we want them to know WE CARE. Here in our local Delmarva area we are working on cards and other surprises :) What will you be doing ? Here are some ideas ~

• tell a LEO they are appreciated!
• go blue with a ribbon of support in your front yard
• write cards with messages of support
• share your favorite local department here
• buy a coffee or a meal for an officer
• have your kids write a letter saying thank you
• host a card-making event with friends or coworkers
• deliver a tray of goodies from a local bakery
• give a shout-out of appreciation on the radio

Note: it is probably best to call ahead to any locations you will be visiting on either Friday 9/18 or the morning of Saturday 9/19. Not all departments have regular staffed offices.

Some agencies have advised that they are leery of eating homemade gifts for safety reasons so prepackaged foods or items from restaurants and bakeries is likely the best option.

This began in our local area, thus the wording "Delmarva Supports Law Enforcement"....and then it grew from there. We encourage EVERYONE in all locations to participate in this effort to thank those who serve.

A Viewer Writes: Home invasions over the weekend

fyi, there was a third armed robbery in cedar crossing last night. 2 black males with a handgun per SU bulletin. thats 3 in a week on the same street.

BREAKING NEWS: Gunman who murdered Kentucky state trooper killed by police

Kentucky police confirm to that the gunman wanted for the murder Sunday night of a Kentucky state trooper was shot and killed this morning after he refused to drop his weapon and surrender to police. Watch press conference on investigation LIVE on Fox News and


Davis: City Will Eventually Put Riots "In Rear View Mirror"

Baltimore's Interim Police Commissioner says at some point the city has to get the riots of late April and early May, "in their rear view mirror, and move forward."

Kevin Davis called into the Jimmy Mathis Show Sunday on WBAL.

Davis said that he remains committed to restoring the publics trust in the police department and supporting his officers, who face greater scrutiny in the wake of the April death of Freddie Gray.

Davis says his priority is "leading the rank and file of this agency, and letting them be the police officers the city needs them to be."


Race For Mayor About To Get More Crowded; Pastor May Enter Race

The race for mayor of Baltimore could be getting more crowded, now that incumbent Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has announced plans not to run for re-election.

WBAL NewsRadio 1090 has learned that Pastor Jamal Bryant, pastor of the Empowerment Temple of Baltimore, is due to hold a news conference Monday morning at the Freddie Gray Empowerment Center.

The news conference is being held that Bryant is going to run for mayor, or another office next year.

Bryant was highly visible during the April riots, and his congregation led an effort to build a community center in West Baltimore named after Gray.

In late May, Bryant led a protest that shut down exit ramps on I-395, and I-95 into the city, to protest plans by the state to build a new juvenile detention facility.


With Very Little Time Left, Ireton Drives Out Yet Another Woman In His Office

Administrative Office Associate
City of Salisbury - Mayor's Office Salisbury, MD 8/19/2015

Job Description

Administrative Office Associate

City of Salisbury
Mayor’s Office

Salary: $28,009 – $30,318 Full Range of Benefits 35 hours per week

Assist with general office duties supporting staff of the Mayor’s Office.
Maintain and track detailed department /program information for ongoing projects.
Process all purchase orders and track budget expenditures for department.
Process bi-weekly departmental payroll.
Perform duties as receptionist, answer phones and public inquiries and respond to any citizen complaints and concerns.
Open, sort and distribute department correspondence.
Takes notes and prepares minutes as necessary.
Prepares reports for distribution as requested.

AA Degree in Office Technology/Administration preferred with at least one year experience in a fast paced office or equivalent training, education and experience.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with proven advanced Excel experience or similar accounting software skills.
Candidate must be highly organized and be able to prioritize and multitask with attention to detail.

Closing Date: Friday, August 28, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Job Requirements

APPLY: Submit City Application, cover letter, and a detailed resume to:
City of Salisbury HR Dept
125 N. Division St.
Salisbury, MD 21803

Fax: 410-548-3748

Web site:

Save Naylor Mill Forest

There is a vote that will be held SOON on transferring land ownership from the city to the county, to turn an old forest which sits over our towns water supply, in to ball fields. There is a chance that enough people express concerns city council members will reevaluate their current decisions. Joan Maloof explains," The “paleochannel” noted in headlines is an underground aquifer that provides most of the water to the city of Salisbury. Our homes, our hospital, our university and our businesses all depend on this precious resource. Today that aquifer is in good condition, with almost no contamination — but there is no guarantee it will stay that way. The soil above the aquifer is very porous, and what we do to the land will eventually filter down to the water. Even though clearing the forest and putting in a ball field meets all legal requirements, that does not mean it is the right thing to do. There are many other cleared areas nearby that can be used for fields. Do not remove one of our last remaining ancient native forests. Remember, (council members) you are representing ALL citizens in this decision."



Baltimore has just rewarded the family of  Fredie Gray 6.4 million dollars for raising a scumbag son. Gray had a criminal record, on drug charges and minor crimes. Gray had been involved in 20 criminal court cases, five of which were still active at the time of his death, and was due in court on a possession charge on April 24. In February 2009, he was sentenced to four years in prison for two counts of drug possession with intent to deliver and was paroled in 2011. In 2012, he was arrested for violating parole but was not sent back to prison. In 2013, he returned to jail for a month before being released again.

Gray had a lengthy arrest record with convictions dating back until at least 2007, according to the Maryland Department of Justice. Not all of the arrests led to convictions, in many of the cases he pleaded guilty to one charge while the others were dropped. Details of when he spent time in prison are not immediately available. His arrest record includes at least 18 arrests….his 2015 record is especially telling of what a great individual he was.
  • March 20, 2015: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
  • March 13, 2015: Malicious destruction of property, second-degree assault
  • January 20, 2015: Fourth-degree burglary, trespassing
  • January 14, 2015: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute
  • December 31, 2014: Possession of narcotics with intent to distribute
  • December 14, 2014: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance
  • August 31, 2014: Illegal gambling, trespassing
  • January 25, 2014: Possession of marijuana
  • September 28, 2013: Distribution of narcotics, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance, second-degree assault, second-degree escape
  • April 13, 2012: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance, violation of probation
  • July 16, 2008: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute
  • March 28, 2008: Unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance
  • March 14, 2008: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to manufacture and distribute
  • February 11, 2008: Unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance
  • August 29, 2007: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, violation of probation
  • August 28, 2007: Possession of marijuana
  • August 23, 2007: False statement to a peace officer, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance
  • July 16, 2007: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance (2 counts)

Should He?

Grab your tin foil hats.... Truth in facts!

NYPD Union Prez Patrick Lynch: Only Police Are Qualified To Judge The Actions Of Police

Citizens increasingly removed from decision making

As you’ve probably already heard, last week former tennis star James Blake was blitzed by an NYPD plain clothes officer in front of his hotel, tackled to the ground, and left cuffed there bruised and cut.

The officer in question thought he was brutalizing someone who had committed credit card fraud. In itself, this would be quite a problem, as credit card fraud isn’t the kind of crime that typically results in an NYPD beatdown. Except that James Blake is black. He’s also, as it turns out, not even the suspect this officer was supposed to be looking for. He just happened to fit the description. The NYPD has since apologized to him, an apology that one would hope was met with narrowed eyes and a defiant chin.

But you’ll never guess who isn’t apologizing. Actually, you probably will, because it’s NYPD Patrolemen’s Benevolent (hah!) Association President Patrick Lynch, who penned a letter to the media covering the story. Let’s just see how much we can get through this before we stop pretending like we’re dealing with a sane person, shall we?