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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Dog Found In Salisbury

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A viewer writes.......City Scoop

I am sending this anonymously because I value my job. I was made aware of something recently through speaking with my colleagues, and there is proof that Chief Duncan and Mayor Day are fudging the crime stat numbers. You can do a little digging if you'd like, but all information they present to the public and the "lowest crime in years" stuff is because they are only reporting the crimes the SPF themselves are responding to. They do not include county sheriff, state police or anything else they themselves don't respond to, even though these crimes are happening inside the city also.

Help Us Find A Home For Luckee!

UPDATE: In case you didn't see our update last night.


I happen to be there when the owner brought him in.  He stated he was moving to an apartment and they wouldn't take a dog as large as his. He had gotten Luckee from the Humane Society 13 years ago. 

Good to see he has passed his behavior trial and his physical, as he'd not had vet care or preventatives for heart worms.


I am a 13 year old, Neutered Male, Labrador Mix.

Luckee is a handsome senior boy who sadly lost his home when his beloved dad fell on tough times. Luckee is an active senior- he would enjoy a few walks each day and he would love to have his very own bed to rest on. Luckee is an admitted cheese-a-holic- you will get a ton of tail wags and happy smiles for a little smackeral of cheese! Do you have room in your heart and home for this senior boy to live out his golden bone years?

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Governor Hogan Declares July 5 a Holiday for State Employees

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the July 4 Independence Day holiday for state employees will be extended to include Friday, July 5, 2019.

Since the July 4 holiday falls on a Thursday this year, the governor is granting state employees an additional day to gather with their families and enjoy the many celebrations taking place throughout the state.

“We have some tremendous family-friendly events taking place all around the state, not only on the Fourth of July, but throughout the entire weekend,” said Governor Hogan. “I hope the long holiday will encourage Marylanders to spend more time together and celebrate our nation’s independence with all we have to offer here in our great state.”

To avoid disrupting class and exam schedules, Maryland state universities will have the option to remain open on July 5 and schedule the additional holiday at a later date.

Protesters approved to fly 'Baby Trump' balloon during Trump's Fourth of July address on National Mall

The National Park Service approved an application from a group of protesters to fly a "Baby Trump" balloon on the National Mall this Fourth of July.

People affiliated with the group Code Pink filed the permit application for July 4 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Their application had asked for access to an "open grassy area nearest to Lincoln Memorial."

NPS Chief Spokesperson Mike Litterst confirmed the application had been approved but said they hadn't given the group a permit yet.

"We are working with the applicants to determine the location and specific conditions under which the demonstration will take place," Litterst said in an email.


Wayfair workers to walk off job over partnership with detention centers

Hundreds of employees of the online home goods company Wayfair will stage a walkout on Wednesday in protest against its involvement in furnishing border camps.

Employees organizing the walkout at the firm’s Boston headquarters say they demanded the company stop its partnership with a government contractor to provide beds for detained immigrants.

“We believe the current actions of the United States and their contractors at the Southern border do not represent an ethical business partnership Wayfair should choose to be a part of,” the letter signed by 547 employees said.


'He lost the election': Jimmy Carter says Trump an illegitimate president

Jimmy Carter said he doesn’t believe President Trump won the 2016 election legitimately.

Speaking at a Carter Center conference on human rights on Friday, the former president said a full investigation into Russian interference “would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016.”

“He lost the election and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf,” Carter said.


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More Wasteful Spending In Baltimore County

Let this sink in.

Every single Democrat on stage thinks American taxpayers should foot the bill for illegal immigrants to have healthcare.

Republican Party of Virginia
All Democrats raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare. What about the citizens of our country? How about taking care of American Citizens first! Game Over Democrats! #LEADRIGHT

A Disaster Waiting to Happen’

A growing number of Democrat 2020 candidates are describing former Vice President Joe Biden as a “disaster waiting to happen” if he is chosen to represent Democrats as the front runner in the 2020 presidential election.

Former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-AK), one of the few 2020 candidates who did not go to the South Carolina Democratic Convention this weekend, did not hold back his criticism of Biden while others attending the convention remained more restrained in their remarks.

Gravel called Biden “unchanging, unapologetic, and unaware,” referencing the former vice president’s recent comments on working with segregationist Democrats in the 1970s.

The former Alaska senator also called the former vice president “a disaster” and voiced his desire for a “serious progressive” to take the White House in 2020.


De Blasio: Yes, Democrats Are For 70 % Tax Rates, Free College, Money Is in the ‘Wrong Hands’

Wednesday on MSNBC’s Democratic Candidates’ Debate, 2020 hopeful Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio said the Democratic Party has to fix income inequality with a “70% tax rate on the wealthy” and free college for young people.

De Blasio said, “We have been addressing income inequality in New York City by raising wages by raising benefits and putting money back in the hands of the people with $15 minimum wage, paid sick days, pre-k for all. Things that are making a difference in people’s lives. What we are hearing in the first round is that battle for the heart and soul of our party. I want to make it clear. This is supposed to be the party of working people. Yes, we are supposed to be for 70% tax rate on the wealthy. Yes, we are supposed for free college, free public college for young people.We are supposed to break up big corporations when they are not serving our democracy.”

He added, “This Democratic Party has to be strong and bold and progressive. In New York, we have proven that we can do something very different and put money back in the hands of working people. Every time you talk about investing in people and their communities, you hear folks say there is not enough money. What I say every time, there is plenty of money in this world, there is plenty of money in this country, it’s just in the wrong hands. Democrats have to fix that”


Treasury watchdog to review Harriet Tubman $20 bill delay decision

The U.S. Treasury's watchdog has confirmed it plans to review the decision behind delaying a new $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman.

Treasury's Acting Inspector General Rich Delmar said in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that the office would include Schumer's request for an investigation focusing on the delay into a broader audit that's about to get underway.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a congressional committee last month that a redesign of the $20 featuring Tubman would have to be delayed and the new bills would not be out until 2028.

The redesign featuring the abolitionist leader was initially scheduled by the Obama administration to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote.


Elizabeth Warren Wants Reparations For Same-Sex Couples

Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has added “gay and lesbian couples” to the growing list of groups for whom she would support reparations.

Citing a tax code that was “discriminatory” against non-heterosexual married couples, Warren tweeted Saturday, “It wasn’t until marriage equality became law that gay & lesbian couples could jointly file tax returns—so they paid more in taxes. Our government owes them more than $50M for the years our discriminatory tax code left them out. We must right these wrongs.”

Warren’s Refund Equality Act, introduced June 20, would retroactively apply “married-filing jointly” status — along with refunding the amount overpaid — to same sex couples who were married in states where such unions were recognized prior to the federal government doing so in 2013.


This New York Man Got Arrested After Defending His Own Home

All too often, advocates of strict gun control promise that more complex and convoluted laws will save lives without imposing a serious burden on the right of law-abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional rights.

Their argument simply doesn’t hold up. Their gun control laws fail not only to address how actual criminals get their firearms, but they also impose a real burden on ordinary citizens’ Second Amendment rights. They even risk making felons out of otherwise law-abiding citizens.

If that sounds like an exaggeration, just look to the case of Ronald Stolarczyk of Oneida County, New York. He’s now facing felony charges for lawfully protecting himself against criminals without first getting the county’s permission to possess a handgun in his home—something that would cost him hundreds of dollars and months of paperwork.


Minnesota city council has voted unanimously to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance

Members of the city council for a Minneapolis suburb have voted to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before council meetings, citing an effort to "create a more welcoming environment." CBS Minnesota reports the St. Louis Park city council voted unanimously to make the change that will take effect on July 15.

"In order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community, we are going to forgo saying the Pledge of Allegiance before every meeting," said Council Member Tim Brausen. At the meeting, Brausen said members might recite it in the future if there's an appropriate opportunity, like if Boy Scouts are there.

David Gohman has made his home in St. Louis Park for nearly 30 years. The American flags that adorn his garden aren't just decorations.


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OC Tram accident suit trial dates set

Woman contends she was run over and dragged along Boardwalk after being hit

The Town of Ocean City and a Boardwalk tram driver are headed to court in November in a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges she suffered a traumatic leg injury when a tram struck her in September 2017.

Mona Jones, 64, and her husband Gregory Jones, both of Westminster, are suing for $75,000 plus attorney fees stemming from a tram collision on the Boardwalk near Eighth Street that occurred on Sept. 16, 2017.

The lawsuit claims Jones was struck while dismounting from a bicycle next to a bench, and alleges the 2003 model tram car in question was in disrepair due to rusty mechanisms.

According to the lawsuit, the tram driver who hit Jones was heading south near Eighth Street and was moving back to the center of the Boardwalk after passing another tram.


Christian Charter School Kicked Out of Voucher Program for Biblical Views on Sexuality

Don’t say America wasn’t warned. During the oral arguments for same-sex marriage in 2015, a question came up about the fallout for Christian education.

Asked if religious schools could be punished for holding a natural view of marriage, U.S. Solicitor Donald Verrilli was surprisingly honest. ” … [I]t’s certainly going to be an issue. I don’t deny that, Justice Alito. It is going to be an issue.”

Four years later, that prophecy is coming to pass.

In Maryland, a Christian charter school was told by state officials that it can’t participate in the voucher program anymore because of its biblical beliefs on marriage and sexuality.

The leadership of Bethel Christian Academy was stunned. After all, it relied on that money to serve the school’s 280 low-income kids. For two years, those vouchers were what made their option to public school possible.

Now, intolerant bureaucrats are telling Bethel that not only is it barred from the program, but it has to pay back the $100,000 it received—which, to a small academy like this one, is a financial death sentence.

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ICE Moves To Deport Driver Who Killed 5 Marine Veterans After Government Incompetence Failed To Revoke License

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed an immigration detainer on the Ukranian born driver responsible for killing seven, including five Marine veterans, in New Hampshire during "Bike Week" after his pick-up truck struck a group of motorists last Thursday.

According to Conway Daily Sun, "Zhukovskyy, 23, of West Springfield, Mass., was charged with seven counts of negligent homicide for driving erratically after allegedly crossing the double yellow center line on the rural road and striking a group of motorcyclists, killing seven and injuring three."

The accident occurred on June 21, but Zhukovskyy never should have been behind the wheel in the first place. His illustrious history with the law includes a drunk driving charge in 2013, a drug charge in 2017, another narcotics arrest in 2019, another drunk driving arrest in May of 2019, and a recent accident on June 3, 2019, which resulted in his truck being overturned on a Texas highway.


Photo Of Drowned Father And Daughter Sparks New Calls To Deal With Immigration Crisis

(NEW YORK) -- It's a single, haunting photograph that tells a horrible story, and almost 2,000 miles away, and may have a critical impact on the deadlocked immigration debate in Washington.

The father is seen lying face down in Rio Grande river near Brownsville, Texas -- his 23-month old daughter's arm around his neck -- both dead after authorities said they drowned on Monday trying to cross from Mexico into the U.S.

Click here to see the photo (Warning: Graphic content)

Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramirez had reportedly ferried his daughter, Valeria, to the U.S. side of the river first before returning for her mother, Tania Vanessa Avalos. But Valeria apparently jumped in after him, and when he tried to rescue her, both were swept away by the current.


Pete Buttigieg reflects on his military service in defense of national anthem protests

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Thursday defended athletes who choose to kneel during the national anthem, saying that he served in the military to defend their right to do just that.

"I felt that I was watching Americans exercise a right that I had put my life on the line to defend," the South Bend, Indiana, mayor said during a live interview with The Washington Post when asked about athletes who kneel to protest police brutality and the mass incarceration of African Americans.

"The point of defending free speech is not that you expect to be perfectly aligned with every speech that is protected," he added, saying that this dynamic is a "huge part of what makes America, America."

South Dakota Parade Float Causes Controversy

The celebration of Highmore's 50th annual Settler's Day was a success.

"It's just a wonderful time to get together and come back home," said Vikki Day, the Mayor of Highmore.

But one parade float did get people talking.

"I had to think about it with the mask of Obama, coming out as racist," said Jeff Damer, the creator of the controversial float.

The float portrays former President Barack Obama in a cage with Hillary Clinton, while current President Donald Trump stands on the outside.

"I just wanted to put it out there, it was just my view that I feel that they should be charged, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton," said Damer.


Atheists Protest Pastor's Christian-Themed Graduation Speech

Wisconsin Pastor Alvin Dupree has encountered controversy after the Christian minister referenced his faith in a speech to graduates of Appleton North High School.

Dupree, who was elected to the Appleton school board in 2017, gave an address at the school's class of 2019 commencement ceremony this month.

"For me, my source of strength is my faith and my relationship with Jesus Christ," Dupree said, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent. "It sounds like I got some believers in this room, if you're here, you believe in that, go ahead and clap your hands."

He later added, "Never succumb to the pressure of being politically correct," and ended his speech by modifying the language supplied by the school.

"Now, it was typed out to say 'Best wishes,'" he said. "But I'm changing their script to what I would say: 'God bless.'"

The Freedom From Religion Foundation told Fox 11 News that it received numerous complaints from students and parents about the speech.


House panel votes to subpoena Kellyanne Conway

A House panel voted to subpoena President Trump’s top aide, Kellyanne Conway, after she refused to testify before the panel about alleged violations of the Hatch Act.

The Democratic-led House Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved the subpoena after a contentious hearing over whether Conway broke the law when she talked politics during media appearances.

“The American people demand that our public officials follow the law and be held accountable for their actions,” Oversight panel Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said. “Through this resolution, the committee demands answers and requires Ms. Conway to provide those answers under oath.”


Beto O'Rourke proposes 'war tax' on non-military households

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has unveiled a proposal for a progressive new "war tax" on non-military American households, as part of a broader plan aimed at providing better support for veterans.

What are the details?

The O'Rourke campaign unveiled the former Texas congressman's four-pronged plan on Monday, wherein he calls for the establishment of a new Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each war the U.S. fights. Each trust fund would be accompanied by a "war tax" that would be "levied on households without current members of the Armed Forces or veterans of the Armed Forces."

The announcement reads, "This modest tax would be implemented on a progressive basis, with taxpayers who make over $200,000 per year (adjusted gross income) paying $1,000 in a new tax for each war." Politico reported that the war taxes would start at "$25 for taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes below $30,000."

Reuters noted that O'Rourke "did not specify what types of war, or the scale and origins of the wars, on which the tax would be levied."


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Sanders to propose eliminating all $1.6T of student debt in US: report

Bernie Sanders, the 2020 hopeful, is set to announce on Monday a policy proposal that would eliminate all $1.6 trillion of American student debt, according to a report.

The Democratic presidential candidate’s new proposal calls for the federal government to wipe clean the student debt held by 45 million Americans, including all private and graduate school debt, The Washington Post reported. The proposal package also includes making public universities, community colleges and trade schools tuition-free.

Sanders reportedly plans to pay for the lofty proposal with a tax on Wall Street, which his campaign says will generate more than $2 trillion over 10 years. The tax would focus on financial transactions, the report said, such as a 0.5 percent tax on stock transactions and a 0.1 percent tax on bonds.