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Thursday, July 14, 2016

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House lawmakers say agency oversight of firearms is ‘deplorable’

Agencies don’t always know where their firearms are. Federal law enforcement agencies — including components of the Homeland Security Department, the Bureau of Land Management and the Federal Bureau of Prisons — lose a multitude of guns, bullets and other munitions every year due to faulty inventory tracking systems and theft.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is investigating the severity of the problem and whether any progress has been made after the Justice Department Office of the Inspector General exposed these issues in multiple reports dating back to 2003.

“Gentlemen, you’re here because of your systems being deplorable. There’s no other word to describe them,” said Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.).

DoJ IG Michael Horowitz said that after the most recent audit, the Bureau of Prisons has implemented three of the 14 recommendations listed in the report, which is roughly the amount of progress he expected.

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11th Annual Hebron Gun Bash (2016)


11th Annual Hebron Gun Bash (2016)

The Hebron Vol. Fire Dept's Annual Gun Bash will be held on Saturday September 10, 2016 from 11 am - 6 pm at the Hebron Vol. Fire Dept. Prizes are given away every 15 minutes. The cost of a ticket is a $25.00 donation and admits one at the door for food, soda and chances to win ticket prizes. Cash bar and beer available. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. All tickets purchased by August 15th will be eligible to win 3 additional $250 cash prizes. Other chances to win guns, raffles and 50/50's will be available on day of event. Tickets may be purchased at the Hebron Vol. Fire Dept, from any HVFD member or through PayPal by clicking the PayPal button below.

*Only 200 Tickets will be sold through PayPal*

*All prizes on ticket guaranteed to be given away on day of event!!*

*Need not be present to win*

*All gun winners subject to Federal Inst-Check to recieve gun prize. Guns must go in name of ticket holder. All out-of-state winners responsible for transfer of gun prize. Guns not claimed within 30 days of Bash become property of HVFD*



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11th Annual Gun Bash Prizes (2016)

School Financial Aid Worker Admits to Stealing Student Financial Aid Refunds

 
Baltimore, Maryland – Janelle A. Rose, age 21, of Baltimore, and Tuscon, Arizona, pleaded guilty today to unauthorized access to a protected computer in furtherance of fraud arising from a scheme to steal student loan refund payments.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and John L. Phillips, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, U.S. Department of the Treasury - Office of Inspector General.

According to her plea agreement, on June 8, 2015, Rose began work as a student financial services representative at a school in Baltimore that provided postsecondary education. From June 15 to 19, Rose secretly wrote down the names of students, their account passwords and other information in a notepad that she then took back to her home. From June 19 to 23, Rose used the stolen information and her computer to access the electronic accounts of at least 40 students, and alter the student bank account information so that each of the student’s loan refund payments would be made to Rose’s Green Dot Bank account. Refunds to 20 of the students were processed and $73,996 was fraudulently deposited to her Green Dot Bank account.

Wild Card THIS Friday July 15th!

July 15th, 2016 from 5-8pm is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury.  

July 15th, 2016 from 5-8pm is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury.  

This month's theme is Wild Card, where anything goes!  Wild Card means crazy costumes, street performers, magicians, amazing feats and zany fun.  You won't believe your eyes! 
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On North Division Street, the amazing Dano Escapes will perform stunts of escape artistry and intrigue.  Cascading Carlos will be juggling and Ahlee Dee will show off her skills on the indo board, demonstrating her feats and coaching participants! 

Wicomico Recreation, Parks and Tourism will be bringing giant human foosball in promotion of Wicomico Soccer League's summer sign-up ending August 5th.   Grab a bite to eat at Vittles Food Truck, and be sure to to stop by Bookmobile to sign-up for Summer Reading and to watch The Bubble Lady make giant bubbles!
 
On the Plaza, artists, crafters and non-profits will fill the streets.  The main stage will feature live music by The Benchwarmers, the winners of the Salisbury University Battle of the Bands at Headquarters Live this past April. Roving street performers will amaze and mystify the crowds with their special talents.  Plus, be sure to stop in The Art Institute and Gallery opening reception for the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore's 2016 Show & Sale, downstairs in the Gallery Building, where a large variety of pottery by local craftsman will be on display for sale.
On St. Peters Street, Salisbury Jaycees will be pouring local beer and wine selections.  St. Peters Episcopal Church, at the top of the hill, will offer grilled burgers and hot dogs at family friendly prices, plus cool off with frozen treats and cold drinks!

3rd Friday is always a shoppers' paradise, with the downtown shops and boutiques open late with special events and sales!  Be sure to stop by Angello's Unique Gifts brand new location in the newly renovated River View Commons building, previously the Feldman's Building, with The Acorn Market now open next door!  Acorn Market will be celebrating with live music by Nate Clendenen and Angello's Unique Gifts will be doing wine tastings and gift basket giveaways!  Barefoot Baby Boutique is having a huge Christmas in July sale so get your holiday shopping in gear on 3rd Friday! Find festive jammies for your little ones at 50% off, or grab a deal on select wooden toys and specialty gifts as well!

DREAMER IMPREGNATES MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT IN TEXAS

HIDALGO COUNTY, TX (CBS 4 News) – Investigators have arrested a 20-year-old man accused of impregnating a Donna middle school student.

In April, a student at D.M. Sauceda Middle School — a girl younger than 14 years old — told the school nurse about her pregnancy.

“The victim told her that she was pregnant and the father of her baby is her 20-year-old boyfriend, Rodolfo Nava Jr.,” according to the criminal complaint.

During an interview at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County, the girl said her mother knew about the relationship and allowed her to stay at Nava’s home for about a month.

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Clinton Charity Spends Nearly 80 Percent on Administrative Costs

The Canadian affiliate of the Clinton Foundation is spending an astounding 78 percent of the money it raises on administrative costs, according to the Globe and Mail.

The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) spent nearly 8 dollars for every 10 that it raised on salaries, office supplies, expenses, salaries and consulting fees, according to filings with the Canada Revenue Agency. The charity only spent 22 percent on “charitable programs.”

The CGEP was set up by Canadian mining investor Frank Giustra, who is one of the largest contributors to the Clinton Foundation and a frequent traveling partner with Bill Clinton. Most of the funding has come from mining executives and companies. The CGEP was primarily set up so that Canadians contributing to the Clinton Foundation would receive a tax deduction in Canada.

CGEP officials defended the amount of money spent on administrative costs.

“These expenditures—far from being overhead—are critical to the operational success of CGEP’s work, and help maximize the impact of CGEP’s programs; ensure that more people are reached; and that these programs are run in an effective way,” they noted in a statement released to the Global and Mail.

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Aiming For Friday Announcement, Trump Narrows His VP List

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has reached the final phase of his search for a running mate, narrowing his list to three leading contenders and directing his staff to prepare for a Friday announcement.

"It's a little bit like 'The Apprentice,'" former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, one of Trump's finalists, said in a Tuesday interview with Fox News Channel. "You find out sooner or later who the last one standing is."

Along with Gingrich, a boisterous rabble-rouser who has spent decades in Washington, the finalists include Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a steady, staunch conservative who would help to calm nervous Republicans wary of Trump's style, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a one-time rival who has become one of Trump's most trusted advisers.

That's according to a person familiar with Trump's thinking, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the vetting process. Trump said in a Tuesday interview with The Wall Street Journal that Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is also still in the mix.

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Leaked Documents Show How This Country is Enabling Islamic Rapists

The number of sexual assault cases in Germany on New Year’s Eve may be much larger than previously believed, as leaked documents show authorities once again may be covering up what happened.

Germany’s largest newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung released new figures Sunday of the magnitude of the events across Germany. The newspaper claims police estimate 1,200 women were assaulted by as many as 2,000 men across Germany’s major cities.

The number of sexual assault cases in Cologne alone are 642 instead of the around 500 previously reported. An additional 400 cases were reported in Hamburg, which is more than twice the official figure.

The unprecedented events became a massive scandal in the country, in part because authorities tried to protect the foreign perpetrators by not releasing any information.

Source: Daily Caller

Camp workers fired for rescuing bald eagle want new policies

 

WASHINGTON — Two Boy Scout summer camp workers who were fired for rescuing a bald eagle say the camp needs a specific policy for how to deal with injured wildlife.

“I want there to be an actual policy,” said Eliana Bookbinder.

Bookbinder, 20, and her twin brother, Jeremy Bookbinder, of Accokeek, Maryland, were fired after an incident on June 26 at Camp Marriott, on the Goshen Scout Reservation in Goshen, Virginia.

They didn’t think an injured young bald eagle found near the camp would survive the night to be collected by a game warden the next day. They were shocked, they said, when an Eagle Scout supervisor told them to leave the badly injured animal alone.




“I could not, as a Scout and ethical human being, leave this animal out overnight to be eaten by coyotes or skunks or whatever,” Eliana Bookbinder said.

The Boy Scouts of America has a coed program for girls and women 14 to 20 years old.

The Bookbinders have experience handling raptors, they said, from volunteering at the Clearwater Nature Center in Clinton, Maryland, so they captured the bird and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

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Black Activists Declared Solidarity With Dallas Shooting ‘When They Shoot Us We Shoot Back’

While the number of dead and wounded officers continued to climb early Friday morning, one Philadelphia-based black activist group posted a message on Facebook: “The revolution has begun.”

“Folks are gathering here at city hall in solidarity with what’s happening in Dallas demanding that when they shoot us we shoot back #BlackLiberation #BlackGunsMatter,” said the Facebook post from the Philly Coalition for REAL Justice.

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COAST GUARD ASSISTS 4 ON VESSEL NEAR OCEAN CITY, MD


COAST GUARD ASSISTS 4 ON VESSEL NEAR
 OCEAN CITY, MD

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted 4 people on a vessel taking on water Wednesday near Ocean City Inlet.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Ocean City received a report at approximately 11 a.m. of a 25-foot boat taking on water with 4 people aboard.

Station Ocean City launched a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew to respond.

Once on scene, Coast Guard crew members assisted with dewatering efforts and escorted the vessel to West Ocean City Boat Ramp.

No injuries were reported.

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

NGA Compact Reinforces Maryland’s Commitment to Fight Heroin Addiction

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today joined 46 governors in signing the Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction, which was developed by and released today through the National Governors Association (NGA).

“Far too many families and communities have experienced the devastation caused by heroin and opioid abuse,” said Governor Hogan. “Our administration has been a leader in the fight against heroin and opioid abuse, and I am proud to partner with governors across our nation to build upon the progress that Maryland has already made in developing a coordinated, comprehensive approach to this crisis.”

A month after taking office, Governor Hogan established the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force and a separate Inter-Agency Coordinating Council, both of which were created to address Maryland’s growing heroin and opioid crisis. In December 2015, the Heroin and Opioid Task Force issued their final report, which contained 33 recommendations to address heroin and opioid abuse, including expanding access to treatment and boosting overdose prevention efforts. Funding has been included in the last two budgets to address heroin addiction and treatment, as well as additional measures that are part of the administration’s criminal justice reform effort. The governor championed the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, and provided state attorneys with new tools to pursue criminal organizations involved in drug trade.

Bush Operatives Sabotaged Trump Effort Make Release of '28 Pages' Part of GOP Platform

Trump insisted on making declassification of documents on Saudi involvement in 9/11 an official party pledge

Donald Trump insisted that the redacted 28 pages of the 9/11 report which detail Saudi Arabia’s role in attacks be included in the GOP’s official platform, but the proposal was later rejected after pressure from Bush operatives, sources have told Infowars.com.

On Monday, the national security subcommittee of the GOP platform committee approved a plank that calls for the declassification of the 28 pages which read as follows;

Delivering Transparency on Foreign Government Ties to 9/11

As the nation continues to confront terrorism at home and abroad, the American people are being denied access to information that can provide vital insight into the funding of Islamic extremism: 28 classified pages from a 2002 joint congressional intelligence inquiry into the September 11 attacks. A former senator who co-chaired the inquiry says the pages “point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier” of the 9/11 attacks and that, by shielding the kingdom from consequences for its actions, the redaction has encouraged its continued sponsorship of extremism and paved the way for the rise of ISIS.

President Obama twice promised 9/11 family members he would release the pages, which could be invaluable in their pursuit of justice in the courtroom. However, his administration has refused to declassify them, even in the face of bipartisan support for their release that includes former 9/11 Commission members and 73 current representatives and senators. These pages must be released. As Thomas Jefferson said, “An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight.”


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Dam breach on Barren Creek RD This Morning

Obama and the most successful national subversion in world history

America is coming apart – not just the United States, the sovereign nation, but our Constitution, our culture, our traditions, all of what “America” has come to mean.

It is not by accident.

What we are witnessing is the product of eight years of Barack Obama and his divisive rhetoric and destructive policies.

Obama’s “transformation” is a euphemism for the crippling and humbling of a great nation he considers racist, oppressive, venal and dysfunctional.

He warned us.

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” – Barack Obama, October 30, 2008.

But Michelle Obama said it best.

“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” – Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008.

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SPD Press Release - (Armed Robbery Investigation-Shore Stop)


Ocean City, MD Prioritizes Health and Wellness by Joining the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign


OCEAN CITY, MD – : At the end of last month while the Maryland Municipal League conference was being held at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD., the Town of Ocean City was awarded the title of a HEAL City as it joins the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign for the Mid-Atlantic, which champions local government policies that improve access to healthy foods and physical activity in both small and large communities throughout Maryland and Virginia.

Maryland now has the 26th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America. Maryland’s adult obesity rate is 29.6 percent, up from 19.6 percent in 2000 and from 10.8 percent in 1990. The HEAL – healthy eating and active living – Cities & Towns Campaign wants all Marylanders to live high quality, healthy lives, and the current rates of obesity and overweight threaten that goal. Overweight and obesity are among the leading risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. HEAL policies set forth a framework to create a community where all people can make healthy choices to eat nutritious food and be physically active.

“We recognized this as a unique opportunity to incorporate healthy eating and active living policies into our local projects and long-term planning process,” Ocean City Recreation and Parks Director Susan Petito said. “We are excited to become a HEAL Town and maximize free resources that can benefit our citizens and the wellbeing of our entire community.”

Lewes Woman Arrested After Leaving Child in Car

Lewes, DE - Delaware State Police have arrested a 34-year-old Lewes woman after she left her 2-year-old child in a parked car.

Troopers were called to the Dollar General located at 1549 Savannah Road, Friday July 8, 2016 around 4:45 p.m. to check the welfare of a small child alone in a parked car. Upon their arrival, two people that called 9-1-1 had already removed the 2-year-old boy from the unlocked car after he was observed belted in his car seat with the windows shut and the engine off. Once removed, EMS arrived and checked the boy for any injuries he was transported to Beebe Healthcare where he was treated for dehydration and released to a family member. The temperature that day reached a high of 94 degrees.

Nicole J. Eames, 34 of Lewes, was located inside the store and it was determined through the investigation that she had been operating her vehicle under the influence of a prescription drug and may have left the young child in the car for more than an hour. She was transported back to Troop 7 where she was charged with Reckless Endangering 1st and Driving Under the Influence of a Drug. She was arraigned at JP2 before being released on a $3,000.00 unsecured bond with a stipulation of no unsupervised contact with her son.

Attorney General Frosh Announces Distribution of Checks to Maryland Consumers Harmed by Computer Chip Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Baltimore, MD - Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced that his Office, together with 32 other state attorneys general, began the distribution of checks ranging in amounts of $25.00 to $200.00 as part of a 2010 $300 million nationwide settlement with seven worldwide manufacturers of Dynamic Random Access Memory computer chips (DRAM). The settlement resolved allegations that the companies devised an elaborate scheme to raise prices on their products. DRAM is a type of computer chip used in all personal computers, servers, workstations and many other electronic devices.

"We usually warn consumers about receiving phony checks, but today, we want consumers to know that these letters are legitimate," said Attorney General Frosh. "For those consumers who submitted claims in 2014, a letter will be mailed with a check as part of the DRAM settlement. The check is real."

The settlement money is restitution for consumers who paid more for computers and other electronic devices because of the price-fixing scheme. Checks were mailed to Maryland residents who submitted claims forms by August 1, 2014. A sample of the letter sent from the Office of Attorney General to consumers can be found here. The amount of each check is based on the number of computers purchased between 1999 and 2002.

The DRAM manufacturers settling include the American companies Micron Technology, Inc. and NEC Electronics America, Inc. as well as foreign companies Infineon Technologies, Hynix Semiconductor, Elpida Memory, Inc., Samsung and Mosel-Vitelic Corp. The States' investigation revealed that from 1998 to 2002 these companies exchanged confidential information and agreed to quote inflated prices on DRAM to their customers, which included computer manufacturers such as Dell, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard. The computer manufacturers unknowingly passed on the inflated prices to consumers.

The settlement and these payments resolve the lawsuit which was first filed by the Attorney General's Office in 2007.

White House Watch: Trump 44%, Clinton 37%

Just days before the Republican National Convention is expected to formally nominate him to run for president, Donald Trump has taken his largest lead yet over Hillary Clinton.

The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly White House Watch survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 44% support to Clinton’s 37%. Thirteen percent (13%) favor some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

This is the third week in a row that Trump has held the lead, although last week he was ahead by a statistically insignificant 42% to 40%. This week’s findings represent Trump’s highest level of support in surveys since last October and show Clinton continuing to lose ground.


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USA TODAY: Lawmakers to grill Loretta Lynch on Bill Clinton meeting, email probe

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers pummeled Attorney General Loretta Lynch with questions Tuesday about the Justice Department's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for sending classified information on a private, unsecured email system, but Lynch repeatedly declined to explain the legal basis for the decision.

GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee suggested Clinton was given preferential treatment, and they highlighted a meeting between Lynch and former president Bill Clinton on June 27, just over a week before Lynch announced there would be no charges in the case.

Lynch testified that it would be “inappropriate” for her to discuss confidential briefings she received on the case and repeatedly reiterated that she took the recommendation not to pursue charges from career investigators and prosecutors. She said FBI Director James Comey — who said Hillary Clinton was “extremely careless” but should not be charged — has already provided more detailed information than is typical for a federal investigation.

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All You Can Eat Fried Chicken & Shrimp Feast Saturday July 16, 2016


The Day I Graduated From The Detroit Police Academy


"This is me at 21 years old. This is the day I graduated from the Detroit police academy at 4:00pm, went home and took a couple hour nap, woke up at 9:30 that night and reported to my first tour of duty at the 12th Precinct for midnight shift. Look at that smile on my face. I couldn't have been more excited, more proud. Armed with my dad's badge that he wore for 25 years on my chest, one of my mom's sergeant stripe patches in my pocket, my lucky $2.00 bill tucked into my bulletproof vest, a gun I was barely old enough to purchase bullets for on my hip and enough naive courage for a small army, I headed out the door...my mom snapped this photo on my way.

The next 17 years would bring plenty of shed blood, black eyes, torn ligaments, stab wounds, stitches, funerals, a head injury, permanent and irreparable nerve damage, 5 ruptured discs, some charming PTSD and depression issues and a whole lot of heartache. They brought missed Christmases with my family, my absence from friends' birthday get-togethers, pricey concert tickets that were forfeited at the last minute because of a late call and many sleepless nights.

I've laid in wet grass on the freeway for three hours watching a team of burglars and orchestrating their apprehension, I've dodged gunfire while running down a dark alley in the middle of the night chasing a shooting suspect, I've argued with women who were too scared to leave their abusive husbands until they realized they had to or they would end up dead. I've peeled a dead, burned baby from the front of my uniform shirt, I've felt the pride of putting handcuffs on a serial rapist and I've cried on the chest of and kissed the cheek of my dead friend, coworker and academy classmate even though it was covered in his own dried blood and didn't even look like him from all the bullet holes. I know what a bullet sounds like when it's whizzing past your ear, a few inches away, I know what the sound of a Mother's shrilling scream is like when she finds out her son has been killed in the middle of the street and I know what it's like to have to tell a wife and mother of 3 that her husband was killed in a car accident while on his way home from work.

Curing Our Coast: Demand Grows For Overdose Life Saving Remedy

(Editor’s Note: The following represents the latest installment in an ongoing series diving into the issues associated with drug addiction across the lower shore.)

BERLIN — An officer with the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team walks swiftly up to Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Nate Passwaters driver’s side window at the Maryland State Police Barracks in Berlin to give an update on a heroin overdose call he had just returned from in northern Worcester County.

“He lived,” said the officer. “His buddy gave him Narcan, so by the time we got there he was awake, but he refused treatment and they flushed all the stuff.”

Passwaters shakes his head in a way that almost simultaneously expresses relief and frustration. He later admits that he gets news like this almost daily.

“He’s probably going to use again tonight, but at least he’s not dead today,” he said.

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Bikers For Trump To Patrol Cleveland During RNC Convention

A large group of patriotic motorcycle enthusiasts will be among the visitors to Cleveland Ohio next week for the Republican National Committee meeting that will nominate business mogul Donald Trump to be the Republican nominee for President of the United States.

Bikers for Trump aren’t going to Cleveland looking to cause trouble but will be on hand to counter thousands of professional leftwing agitators planning to disrupt the Republican nominating convention.

“We will be there to make sure that the delegates are allowed to exercise their right to peacefully assemble,” Bikers for Trump organizer Chris Cox told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. “We’ve seen how these paid agitators have thrown eggs and gotten violent at other Trump events around the country and we’re not going to put up with it.”

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Artist's Impression Of Hillary's Inauguration


Mom of 5yr old rape victim: 'We're being treated as criminals'

More than a month after her 5-year-old daughter was allegedly raped by a child refugee from Iraq, Laney Shelly of Twin Falls, Idaho, says her little girl is still traumatized by the incident while local authorities have denied her access to basic documents such as the 911 transcripts, police and medical reports.

The Twin Falls mother also stands by initial reports, denied by police, that it took officers more than two hours to arrive on the scene after they were called to the Fawnbrook Apartments on June 2.

Meanwhile the family of one of the alleged perpetrators, a 7-year-old Iraqi refugee, continues to live next door to his victim despite having been served with an eviction notice.

Two older boys, both refugees from Sudan ages 10 and 14, were also charged in the incident. Their family left the complex immediately after being served with an eviction notice.
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Nigel will speak @ RNC convention


West Ocean City Hotel Boom Continues With Planned Hampton Inn & Suites On Tap

SNOW HILL – An 81-room hotel is expected to replace the well-known West Ocean City building that formerly housed the Wheels of Yesterday museum.

The county’s technical review committee took a look this week at initial plans for a Hampton Inn & Suites set to be built where the Wheels of Yesterday museum currently sits. The museum, once filled with antique automobiles, has been closed since 2012 and the circa 1955 building is set to be demolished in the near future. Ocean II Group LLC is listed as the property’s owner.

“There’s nothing major in the comments that would preclude you from moving forward,” zoning administrator Jennifer Keener told representatives of the project Wednesday.

Keener, other county employees and a representative from Maryland’s State Highway Administration (SHA) met with architect Steve Engel of Vista Design to discuss plans for the new hotel. Keener reminded Engel the hotel would need to have access to neighboring properties and told him that the developer should make contact with the county’s emergency services department to make sure construction wouldn’t interfere with radio service.

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NYTimes.com: Donald Trump Is Right About Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg needs to drop the political punditry and the name-calling.

Three times in the past week, Justice Ginsburg has publicly discussed her view of the presidential race, in the sharpest terms. In an interview with The Times published Sunday, Justice Ginsburg said, “I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” joking that if her husband were alive, he might have said, “It’s time for us to move to New Zealand.”

Earlier, in an interview with The Associated Press that appeared on Friday, when asked to consider a Trump victory, Justice Ginsburg replied, “I don’t want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs.”

On Monday Justice Ginsburg doubled down, calling Mr. Trump “a faker,” who “has no consistency about him.” In that interview, with CNN, she added: “He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego.”

Mr. Trump responded on Tuesday. “I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly,” he told The Times. “I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.”

There is no legal requirement that Supreme Court justices refrain from commenting on a presidential campaign. But Justice Ginsburg’s comments show why their tradition has been to keep silent.

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Agencies Across the State Receive Grants to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence


Funds Will Help Law Enforcement Units Move Quickly to Protect Vulnerable Residents

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced Maryland will provide $189,533 in state funding to help protect victims of domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Unit Program allows local sheriffs and police departments to create specialized units to serve ex parte and protective orders, and to update and maintain state and federal domestic violence databases.

Ex parte orders are temporary protective orders, which can be put in place without requiring the presence of the respondent in court. The grant funds announced today are designed to reduce the time between the issuance of an ex parte or protective order and its entry into Maryland and national data systems.

“As governor, the safety and security of Marylanders is my top priority,” said Governor Hogan. “Protective orders are vitally important for victims of domestic violence. Serving these orders quickly and then immediately placing that information in our state and federal database are important steps in our goal to protect innocent victims of domestic violence.”

“Narrowing the amount of time it takes to serve a protective order and then enter it into a database can be essential to the safety of a victim of domestic violence,” said Glenn Fueston, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention. “These documents order a suspected abuser to stay away from the victim, or face legal consequences. A law enforcement officer can access the databases through their cruiser’s laptop or at their office and immediately know whether a person has been ordered to stay away from a victim.”


Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party’ Premiers

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of eager fans and conservative celebrities packed the premiere of Dinesh D’Souza’s latest film, Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood Monday night.

Before the screening, D’Souza explained that his latest film is tonally different than his previous documentaries, 2016: Obama’s America and America: Imagine the World Without Her, adding that if he had to pick a genre for Hillary’s America, it would be horror.

The 55-year-old filmmaker said that if every American could see this film, it would be “impossible for Hillary Clinton to get elected.”

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Is Crooked Hillary About to Get Run Over by the Trump Train?

Last week, FBI Director James Comey's admission that Hillary Clinton was "extremely careless" with sensitive intelligence information and that he was choosing to recommend she not be prosecuted was greeted as a victory for the Clinton campaign. But it might have been the beginning of the end. As Mediaite reports, the latest Quinnipiac polls are out, and they show a massive swing for New York billionaire Donald Trump. Via Mediaite:
New polling data released this morning from Quinnipiac University paints a bleak picture for the Democratic nominee in key swing states when compared to her GOP counterpart, Donald Trump. The states — Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania — are expected to play major roles in the November general election, and as always could tip the balance of the electoral college one way or another.

Here is a look at some of the numbers of Quinnipiac’s newest findings:

OVERALL
FLORIDA: Clinton 39%, Trump 42%
OHIO: Clinton 41%, Trump 41%
PENNSYLVANIA: Clinton 41%, Trump 43%

Clinton enjoyed an 8 point lead in the state of Florida only a month ago, but now trails Trump in overall support there. 
Hillary's biggest failure? Her inability to convince voters she's trustworthy. Shocking right?
On the question on who is more honest and trustworthy, Trump is dominating with double-digit leads in all three states:

HONEST & TRUSTWORTHY
FLORIDA: Trump 50%, Clinton 37%
OHIO: Trump 47%, Clinton 37%
PENNSYLVANIA: Trump 49%, Clinton 34%
It appears that Comey's decision not to prosecute Hillary has been a boon for Trump, who has argued throughout this election that the game is rigged in favor of the politicians and special interests and against ordinary Americans. If Trump can keep hammering that message home, he may soon find himself ahead in the polls. 
Source: AAN

Dem Super PAC Spends Nothing on Candidates

Website endorsements are only sign of PAC's support for Democratic candidates

A Democratic super PAC founded by a former U.S. senator has pulled in millions of dollars in recent years but has not made any contributions to Democratic candidates or committees since 2008, a review of campaign finance records shows.

Instead, 21st Century Democrats Super PAC has poured millions into fundraising firms and salaries. The Super PAC also pays rent to a firm whose owner pleaded guilty to his involvement in the racketeering scheme run by recently convicted Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.).

21st Century Democrats, which was created in 1988 by former Sen. Tom Harkin, commentator Jim Hightower, and former Rep. Lane Evans (D., Ill.), has a stated mission of “training progressives and building a network of populist Democrats who stand up for America’s working families. The super PAC pledges to “support progressive Democratic leaders who will shape the direction of the Democratic Party and enact public policy that transforms this country to a just, fair and equal society for all.”

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Man who caught 625 undersized crabs cited on violations / Hunter arrested on 125 wildlife violations


A Virginia man has been charged with six counts of violating Maryland’s fishing regulations after he was caught with 625 undersized crabs as part of his harvest.

Daniel Mercado Mariano Jr., 40, of Tangier, was offloading his catch in Crisfield, Md. on July 5 when officers on patrol arrived to measure. All six bushels contained undersized crabs, which were seized and returned to Maryland state waters.

This is not Mariano’s first offense in Maryland. In 2012, he was found guilty in Somerset County District Court of possessing unmeasured oysters and was ordered to pay $550 in fines and court costs. He is scheduled to appear in the same court on Aug. 9.

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An Anne Arundel County man has been charged with 125 counts of wildlife violations following a year-long investigation into his hunting activities.


Richard Norman Warren, 64, of Glen Burnie, was arrested Friday on a criminal warrant issued by an Anne Arundel County District Court Commissioner.

City rips secret planting of Syrian ‘refugees’

Groping at public pool brings issue to fore in Massachusetts

The secrecy of the federal refugee-resettlement program has once again been highlighted by a local official who has seen the dark side of the program play out in living color.

In Lowell, Massachusetts, a 13-year-old girl was twice groped at a public pool last week by a 22-year-old man freshly imported into the community from Syria as a “refugee.”

The city manager of Lowell told his local newspaper Tuesday that he was not even notified by the U.S. State Department or its resettlement contractor that Syrians were being delivered to his community.

Emad Hasso, 22, of Syria pleaded not guilty Friday to inappropriately touching the girl at the state-run Raymond Lord Memorial Pool in Lowell, according to the Lowell Sun.

This marks the second high-profile sexual assault on an American girl in the past month by a refugee. On June 2, a 5-year-old girl in Twin Falls, Idaho, was reportedly raped by an Iraqi refugee boy while an older refugee from Sudan filmed and coached him during the assault.

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New Black Panther Party says to carry arms in Cleveland if legal

The New Black Panther Party, a "black power" movement, will carry firearms for self-defense during rallies in Cleveland ahead of next week's Republican convention, if allowed under Ohio law, the group's chairman said.

The plan by the group this weekend comes as police in Cleveland brace for an influx of groups that plan demonstrations before and during the presidential nominating convention.

During the attack last week in Dallas that killed five police officers, law enforcement officials said demonstrators carrying rifles led them to initially believe they were under attack by multiple shooters.

Several other groups, including some supporters of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, have said they will carry weapons in Cleveland.

"If it is an open state to carry, we will exercise our second amendment rights because there are other groups threatening to be there that are threatening to do harm to us," Hashim Nzinga, chairman of the New Black Panther Party, told Reuters in a telephone interview.

"If that state allows us to bear arms, the Panthers and the others who can legally bear arms will bear arms."

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Black NRA Member Drops a Bomb on the PC Media

Donald Trump responds to Ruth Bader Ginsburg criticism: 'Her mind is shot — resign!'

Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter early Wednesday morning at Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg over her recent criticisms of him.

"Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot - resign!" Trump wrote.

In a relatively unusual move that's garnered criticism from both the left and the right, Ginsburg has emerged in the past week as a fierce critic of the real-estate mogul.

"He is a faker," she told CNN earlier this month. "He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego."

In an interview with The New York Times on Friday, Ginsburg joked that if her husband was still alive, they would contemplate moving to New Zealand if Trump is elected.

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FBI Boss Comey Connected to Clinton Foundation

House Republicans call for a special prosecutor

On Monday, they sent a letter demanding to know why he didn’t recommend federal charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of private email servers. Clinton “clearly placed our nation’s secrets in peril,” the letter states. “No one is above the law, and the American people deserve a more robust explanation for your decision to not recommend criminal charges.”

The letter sent by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, and committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, also mentions emails deleted by Clinton and forensically recovered by the FBI. They want to know if the emails had anything to do with the Clinton Foundation.

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Berlin To Apply For Grant That Could Be Used To Buy Property For Potential Train Station

BERLIN – Town officials agreed this week to pursue a grant to buy land to serve as a platform for the excursion train envisioned for Worcester County.

On Monday, the town council gave Economic Development Director Ivy Wells permission to submit an application for a $130,000 Community Legacy grant. If received, the grant through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development would be used to buy property on West Street that could be used as a train platform.

“If we do need it, it’d be advisable for us to own it forthright,” Wells said.

Officials in Worcester County have been working on bringing an excursion train to the area since early last year. They’d like to see a train that would run between Berlin and Snow Hill on the existing Maryland Delaware Railroad Company track.

Though Berlin Falls Park has been suggested as an ideal site for a train depot, Wells said this week that the empty two-acre lot at the intersection of Washington and West streets would also be suitable. Though there’s no for sale sign on the property, Wells said it was on the market.

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WCSO Press Release 7-14-16 (Motor Vehicle Collision

Incident: Motor Vehicle Collision

Date of Incident: 13 July 2016

Location: Pemberton Drive, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 13 July 2016, at approximately 8:13 am, deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Pemberton Drive and Royal Mile Boulevard for a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck. During the investigation it was determined that Lewis Culbertson, 69 of Tyaskin, and his 14 year old grand-daughter were riding on a 2015 Suzuki Boulevard motorcycle traveling east on Pemberton Drive. As they approached the intersection of Royal Mile Blvd. a pickup being driven by William Mengason, 45 of Salisbury, turned into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle collided with the pickup causing it to go down under the truck and pinning Culbertson under the motorcycle.

Although both Culbertson and his grand-daughter were wearing helmets, they both suffered significant injuries and they were both air-lifted from the Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Culbertson was flown to Christiana Medical Center, where he is listed in stable, but critical condition, and his grand-daughter was flown to Nemours A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, were she is listed in stable condition.

The WCSO, Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation into this incident and at this time no charges have been filed. Pemberton Drive was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was investigated.

Will Hillary Ditch Black Lives Matter?

After the massacre of five Dallas cops, during a protest of police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota,President Obama said, “America is not as divided as some have suggested.”

Former D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsey, an African-American, says we are “sitting on a powder keg.”

Put me down as agreeing with the president. For when a real powder keg blew in the ’60s, I was there. And this is not it.

In 1965, the Watts area of Los Angeles exploded in the worst racial violence since the New York draft riot of 1863 when Lincoln had to send in veterans of Gettysburg. After six days of looting, shooting and arson in LA, there were 34 dead, 1,000 injured, 4,000 arrested.

In 1967, Newark, New Jersey, and Detroit exploded, bringing out not only the Guard but the 82nd Airborne. After Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, a hundred American cities burst into flame.

Troops defended the White House. Marines mounted machine guns on the Capitol steps. Thousands of soldiers patrolled the city. The 7th and 14th street corridors of my hometown, D.C., were gutted and would not be rebuilt for years. That was a powder keg — that went off.

But only crazed cop-haters applaud that Dallas atrocity by the delusional anti-white racist Micah X. Johnson. As for the shootings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, almost all agree they must be investigated, and justice done.

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Wicomico County to Open Cooling Center

July 14, 2016 (Salisbury, MD) A cooling center will be opened at the Wicomico County Civic Center on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Wicomico County Civic Center is located at 500 Glen Avenue Salisbury, MD 21804. No pets are permitted. Residents will need to bring their own food, beverages and medications. Anyone needing transportation to the Civic Center should call Shore Transit at: 443-260-2300 (select "Dispatch" option).

MAC Inc., Senior Center will also be open until 5 p.m. as a cooling center option for seniors only. MAC is located at 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, MD 21804.

For additional information about cooling centers in Wicomico County, call 211 or visit www.wicomicohealth.org.

For more information on heat and summer safety, visit the Wicomico County Health Department website at www.wicomicohealth.org and follow @WicomicoHealth on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

Court hearing on Capitol lockdown disrupted; ABC7 crew hassled during live report

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — In a court hearing Wednesday for the suspects in the Tuesday shooting incident that caused a lockdown of the U.S. Capitol, some people disrupted the courtroom and minutes later interrupted a live television report by ABC7/NewsChannel 8's Sam Ford.

Ford was reporting on the disruption in the courtroom after the judge ruled that the suspects would be held. Some of the people who were called out by the judge later walked behind Ford as he was reporting and came back to interrupt his broadcast, one pushing the camera.

Ford continued his live report as he readjusted the camera.

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New Black Panthers Announce Their Plan… Get Ready for Martial Law

If you thought the violence that has ripped through America in the past week is horrific, the New Black Panthers would like you to know that it’s just the beginning.

Via Conservative Tribune

In an interview with “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” this weekend, Babu Omowale, who claims to be the “defense minister” of the New Black Panthers, said his group is attempting to form “our own government in a nation within a nation.”

According to Breitbart, the five states that would make up this “nation within a nation” would Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

Asked what his end game was, Omowale responded, “The end game is land ownership. The end game is our own government in a nation within a nation.

“OK. So we claim the states of Louisiana, we claim the states of Mississippi, we claim the states of South Carolina, we claim the states of Alabama, and we claim the states of Georgia,” Omowale said.

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Activist And City Schools Exec. DeRay McKesson Meets With President

WASHINGTON (WJZ) — A local activist and top executive in Baltimore City’s public schools, DeRay McKesson was among those who met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday to discuss community policing and criminal justice.

McKesson was arrested Saturday in Baton Rouge. He was one of hundreds protesting after police shot and killed Alton Sterling.


At the White House Wednesday, President Obama expressed both hope for progress and warnings about how difficult it will be.

“Not only are there very real problems but there are still deep divisions about how to solve these problems,” the president said. “There is no doubt that police departments still feel embattled and unjustly accused. And there is no doubt that minority communities, communities of color, still feel like it just takes too long to do what’s right.”

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