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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Trump Stands Up for Religious Freedom

Yesterday, President Trump became the first American President to convene a meeting at the United Nations on religious freedom, as he kicked off the U.N. General Assembly’s annual session with a “Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom,” writes Kelsey Zorzi, President of the U.N.’s NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, in The Wall Street Journal.
“Flanked by Secretary-General António Guterres and Vice President Mike Pence, the president declared: ‘No right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous, flourishing society than religious freedom, yet it is rare around the world. As we speak, many people of faith are being jailed, murdered, often at the hands of their own government.’”
Calling this issue an “urgent moral duty,” the President “announced that the U.S. is committing $25 million to religious-freedom efforts and launching a coalition of businesses for religious freedom.”
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“President Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a defense agreement Monday that will shift U.S. soldiers into Poland at the Eastern European nation’s expense,” Tom Howell Jr. reports in The Washington Times. “They’re going to be building us facilities that I’m sure will be very beautiful,” the President said in a bilateral meeting at the U.N. General Assembly. “During a White House visit in June, Mr. Duda said Poland agreed to house about 1,000 U.S. soldiers on its soil. Mr. Trump also said the U.S. is making Poland eligible for the visa-waiver program to ease travel between the countries.”
“Fueled by lax laws, promises of sanctuary, and a growing threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border, the illegal immigrant population in the United States has surged nearly 2 million to 14.3 million, according to a new calculation from a key immigration policy group,” Paul Bedard writes in the Washington Examiner. “Citing several reasons for the growth over the past two years, the Federation for American Immigration Reform said the total could jump to 21 million in just six years without reforms to stop illegal immigration and improve legal entry.”
In The Washington Times, Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James writes that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) sets us on a course for freer trade with Canada and Mexico, thereby advancing our Nation’s economic growth. “The United States should be doing all it can to maintain a strong economy while protecting Americans’ wallets and jobs.” James explains that trade issues “aren’t just the concern of policy wonks — they’re critical to the American way of life.”

Florida woman bites 600-pound camel's testicles after it sat on her

GROSSE TETE, Louisiana - A Florida woman found herself in a lumpy situation: underneath a 600-pound camel.

How did this happen? Well, it all started with a visit to a Louisiana truck stop.

Casper the camel was inside his enclosure at the Tiger truck stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana when Gloria Lancaster, 68, and Edmond Lancaster, 73, from Milton, Florida, stopped in, according to The Associated Press.

Truck stop manager, Pamela Bossier, said the couple was chasing their dog, who is deaf, and tossing treats his way when one of those treats went through the enclosure, CNN reported.

That’s when things got weird(er).

Casper got spooked, went toward the couple and sat on the woman.


Our future belongs to patriots, not to globalists

President Donald J. Trump gave a major address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York today, charting a prosperous future for countries the world over—one built on the empowerment of citizens and respect for national sovereignty.

 President Trump: “If you want freedom, take pride in your country.”

“The future does not belong to globalists—the future belongs to patriots. The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors, and honor the differences that make each country special and unique,” the President said.

America today is a prime example of the success that can be had when a country starts focusing on the good of its own people. Before President Trump took office, many leaders around the world, including our own, spent the bulk of their time and energy catering to the opinions of fellow global elites. Lost in the shuffle of this popularity contest were the interests of the working class that built this country. Jobs were outsourced, and a shrinking handful of insiders became wealthier at the expense of everyone else.

“Globalism exerted a religious pull over past leaders, causing them to ignore their own national interests,” President Trump said.

It’s a different story now, as America has witnessed an economic revival centered around pro-growth, pro-worker policies such as historic tax cuts, deregulation, and trade reform. President Trump reminded world leaders today that the results of this agenda are paying off for those previously left behind. “Wages are rising. Incomes are soaring. And 2.5 million Americans have been lifted out of poverty in less than 3 years,” he said. 

Throughout today’s speech, he made the case for applying similar approaches to the most pressing issues of our time. All of these ideas have one important thing in common: They put the interests of American people first. 

  • Fighting unfair trade: Old trade deals that outsourced our jobs are being thrown out, replaced by fair ones—such as the NAFTA-revamping USMCA—that give our workers a level playing field.  
  • Protecting individual freedoms: America is leading the way in promoting liberty as a human rights issue throughout the world, including championing the economic role of women in our societies.
  • Shutting down dangerous open-border advocates: Unprecedented action is being taken to stop illegal immigration and put an end to human smuggling once and for all. 
  • Holding Iran accountable: President Trump called on fellow world leaders to join America in standing up to Iran, the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism.
  • Promoting a free Western Hemisphere: America stands with the people of Venezuela, and the events taking place there should remind everyone that socialism ultimately leads to poverty and authoritarianism. 

Building a better future starts at home. It’s a simple message that President Trump has encouraged his fellow world leaders to embrace from the beginning. If the American blueprint is followed—putting citizens before the ruling class and standing up for democratic sovereignty without hesitation—then real prosperity is never far behind.  

Must watch: President Trump addresses the 74th Session of the U.N. General Assembly

Rudy Giuliani: Joe Biden’s Scandal ‘Will Be A Lot Bigger Than Spiro Agnew’

On Sunday, President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani claimed that there is a lot of information coming down the pipeline on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and that the alleged scandals to which Biden is connected will be a lot bigger than some other infamous political scandals in the United States.

Appearing on Fox News, Giuliani explained to John Roberts the situation involving Biden and Ukraine: "What I'm talking about, this, it's Ukrainian collusion, which was large, significant, and proven with Hillary Clinton, with the Democratic National Committee, a woman named Chalupa, with the ambassador, with an FBI agent who's now been hired by George Soros who was funding a lot of it."

"When Biden got the prosecutor fired, the new prosecutor, who Biden approved – you don't get to approve a prosecutor in a foreign country, unless something fishy is going on," Giuliani continued. "The new prosecutor dropped the case, not just on Biden's kid and the crooked company that Biden's kid work for, Burisma. That was done as a matter of record in October of 2016, after the guy got tanked."


President Trump's 2020 campaign manager responds impeachment inquiry

Maryland SAT Participation Rises to 77% for Class of 2019

Exam Taken By Record Number of Public School Graduates

BALTIMORE (September 24, 2019)– The number of public school graduates across Maryland who participated in the SAT Assessments rose significantly compared to 2018, with more than 3,000 additional students in the class of 2019 taking the exam, according to data released today by the College Board. Seventy-seven percent of the public school class of 2019 were SAT takers, compared to 72 percent of the class of 2018.

Important gains were made in the numbers of black/African American and Hispanic/Latino students who took the assessment, a key indicator for postsecondary education readiness. Additionally, compared to 2018, participation by Hispanic/Latino students was up by nearly 30 percent, while 5.8 percent more black/African American students took the exam.

The composite score for graduating Maryland public school students was 1041 for the class of 2019, dropping from 1066 for the class of 2018. However, a total of 43,587 students took the exam, compared to 40,571 students last year and 36,329 students in 2017.

Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, pointed out that the steady rise in SAT participation indicates that a growing number of Maryland students are planning and preparing for college or the workforce as they complete high school.

Dr. Salmon stated, “As we expand our reach among students throughout every community, it is natural for us to have a slight calibration in scores as these first-time test takers learn and grow. We are proud that more students than ever before are thinking about their future beyond high school, and I am confident that our scores will continue their recent upward trend as this rigorous exam becomes integrated into all schools.”

In terms of scores, Maryland graduates scored above the national total for public school students. The composite score nationally among public school students was 1039, which was below Maryland’s score of 1041. The mean score for the evidence-based reading and writing section for Maryland public school students in the class of 2019 was 526, compared to the national public school mean of 524. The math scores for Maryland public school graduates and national public school SAT takers were the same, with both at 515.

Fitton: Documents Reveal State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump

Judicial Watch has made public 90 pages of heavily redacted U.S. Department of State documents showing Obama State Department officials’ efforts to disseminate classified information to multiple U.S. Senators immediately prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The information, which included raw intelligence, purported to show “malign” Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Among the senators receiving the classified documents were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN).

We obtained the documents through our June 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department after it failed to respond to a February 2018 request seeking records of the Obama State Department’s last-minute efforts to share classified information about Russia election interference issues with Democratic Senator Ben Cardin (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:18-cv-01381)).

A January 13, 2017, email from Hera Abbasi, a former congressional advisor in the State Department’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs, suggests that the intelligence community was providing “raw intel” to Sen. Warner. Such an exchange almost certainly would have been coordinated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI): “Yes, that is correct. Warner/raw intel stuff is going thru IC channels.” (Abbasi previously worked in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and was a 2017 Next Generation National Security Fellow at the liberal Center for a New American Security. Abbasi donated $725 to the Clinton campaign and Act Blue during the 2016 election cycle.)

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Michael Flynn refuses to be 'paraded, harassed or disparaged' by Adam Schiff

The attorney for retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn is refusing to let the former national security adviser testify before Rep. Adam Schiff, saying the California Democrat disregards “ethics in your theatrical demand.”

Attorney Sidney Powell said Monday in a letter that Flynn is invoking his rights under the Fifth Amendment to avoid being “paraded, harassed or disparaged” by Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Mr. Schiff, who took committee control in January, has launched an investigation into nearly every aspect of President Trump’s life.

Mr. Schiff was a big proponent of the Democrat Party-financed dossier sourced to the Kremlin. The dossier’s charges of Trump election conspiracy proved unfounded.

Ms. Powell is mounting a vigorous effort in federal court to dismiss the case against Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents in the Trump White House’s early days. She accuses the Robert Mueller prosecution team of withholding evidence favorable to him.


'Diehard' tanner left with hole in face after skin cancer diagnosis

A self-described “diehard” tanner is speaking out about the dangers of forming such a habit after she was left with a hole in her nose and staples in her face when she developed skin cancer.

Rebekah Rupp, of Oklahoma, said she would visit the tanning booth up to six times a week at the height of her tanning obsession, but in 2018 she noticed a spot on her cheek, according to MDW Features.

The spot on her cheek wasn’t as concerning to her dermatologist as a white spot on her nose, which 41-year-old Rupp hadn’t thought anything of.


PT Cruiser -- the ugliest car ever made -- finds new life at Upstate New York demolition derbies

SANDY CREEK, N.Y. -- The dust cleared and the cheers faded after the second heat of the Oswego County Fair demolition derby, and a battered vehicle revved its engine in celebration.

It was a PT Cruiser, and it had just crushed seven opponents into scrap metal.

The Cruiser — built by Chrysler and often considered one of the ugliest cars ever made — is finding new life, and getting its revenge, at demolition derbies across New York State, according to derby organizers and participants.

The ample rear-end that drew confused looks in the car’s brief heyday makes it ideal for crushing enemies in this new stage of its life, demolition derby enthusiasts say.


Democratic candidates keep finding fresh ways to throw away our money

A trillion dollars here. A trillion dollars there. The Democratic candidates have unveiled yet another unaffordable socialist scheme that would make you pay more in taxes. Bernie Sanders, who wants to transform the United States into a Marxist fantasy, is touting a new “Housing for All” plan that is projected to cost taxpayers $2.5 trillion. “In the richest country in the history of the world, every American must have a safe, decent, accessible, and affordable home as a fundamental right,” the lawmaker said in a statement, adding that voters “need a homes guarantee.”

This utopian vision sounds nice until you realize that there is no such thing as free housing. Taxpayers will be forced to fund this gargantuan program one way or another. Sanders even admits that his new housing plan, which includes nationwide rent control, would also impose a 2 percent “empty home” tax on the property value of vacant residences. But as frightening as this $2.5 trillion housing initiative seems, it is not the only fiscally unreasonable proposal to come from Democrats in recent months. Sanders himself has already announced a $16.3 trillion climate plan that aims to destroy the fossil fuels industry and ban fracking.

Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren have touted similar progressive environmental policies with costs that would range between $3 trillion and $10 trillion. Even the leading “moderate” Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, has proposed a climate plan that would cost at least $1.7 trillion. Of course, there is only one place where the candidates can get this much money to pay for their preposterous policies, and that is the money in your wallet.


*UPDATE Subject Located* Gold Alert Issued for Missing Delmar Teen- Delmar

Delmar- The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for 16-year-old Ti’mya Horsey who was reported missing on September 24, 2019 and last seen on September 23, 2019 in the Delmar area.

Ti’mya is 5’02” tall, 125 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes and has”Mya” tattoo on her right arm. Ti’mya was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Attempts to locate or communicate with Ti’mya have been unsuccessful and there is a true concern for her safety and welfare.

Anyone with information regarding Ti’mya’s whereabouts is asked to contact Troop 5 at 302-337-8253 or by calling 911. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

The Odor Of Desperation: Jim Kunstler Exposes The 3-Way Ruse Of Ukraine-Gate

The swamp abides. The latest news media dumpster fire over President Trump’s phone conversation with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is a three-way ruse.
Ruse 1: deflect attention from the main issue, which is Joe Biden’s trolling for payoffs on his missions to foreign lands as vice-president, first Ukraine, where son Hunter was gifted a board of director’s chair and $50K-a-month salary with Ukrainian gas company Burisma, and then a $1.5 billion “private equity investment” to Hunter Biden’s wealth management fund from the state-owned Bank of China.

Ruse 2: to deflect attention from the damage soon to be inflicted on the Deep State by the forthcoming DOJ Inspector General’s report on FISA court abuses.

Ruse 3. To set in motion yet another obstruction of justice trap for Mr. Trump on the basis of false charges.
This comes at the instigation of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who was formerly senior legal counsel to John Carlin head of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice, deeply implicated in the FISA court matters of 2016 under investigation by federal prosecutor John Durham. Mr. Atkinson cited a complaint by an unnamed whistleblower who claims to have heard from a source that the President offered a quid pro quo to Ukrainian President Zelensky for reopening the Burisma case. The “whistleblower” may be Mr. Atkinson himself.


At Least 25 Shot, 5 Fatally, in Democrat-Controlled Chicago

At least 25 people were shot, five fatally, over the weekend in Democrat-controlled Chicago.

Before Sunday was over, NBC Chicago reported that 25 people had already been shot, three of them fatally.

They reported the first non-fatal shooting of the weekend occurred just after 2 p.m. Friday “in the 2400 block of West 73rd Street.” A suspect walked up to a 29-year-old man and opened fire, striking him in the ankle.

Others were shot while sitting in cars, standing in alleys, or simply walking on sidewalks.


Harris Announces Anti-Crime Grant to Salisbury

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of a $24,347 federal grant to the City of Salisbury. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice and the funds will be dispersed through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.

The JAG program allows local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on local needs. According to the Department of Justice, these grant funds can be used for “state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following program areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs” and “8) mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs.”

Rep. Andy Harris made the following statement:

“As a member of the Committee on Appropriations, I applaud the award of this grant to the City of Salisbury. I support our local law enforcement and understand that the safety and security of our families and local communities is a top priority.”

State of Maryland Provides Security Grant Funding to Non-Profits

Over $1 Million In Non-Profit Security Grant Funds Awarded To Improve
Security, Resilience
Reisterstown, Md. (September 24, 2019) – The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced today that it will award $1,751,726 in federal Non-Profit Security Grants (NPSG) to local not-for-profit organizations throughout Maryland. These grants, which originate from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA), fund ‘specific statutory eligible costs to include target hardening and other security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack.’

“We are very pleased that, in conjunction with these Maryland agencies, we have been awarded funds which will have a profound impact on improving the security of the State,” said Russell Strickland, MEMA’s Executive Director.

The NSGP are pivotal in the implementation of the National Preparedness System (NPS) as they support the development and sustainment of ‘Core Capabilities’. In order to execute each of the five mission areas outlined in the National Preparedness Goal, establishing and sustaining these Core Capabilities are essential. “The Non Profit Security Grants will make a difference in these organizations’ physical protection,” continued Strickland. “What this program does is that it aligns broader State and local preparedness efforts with the prevention and protection activities of nonprofit organizations which are at an elevated risk of a terrorist attack.”

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Texas hotel employee, 21, pulls incredibly long solo shift amid Imelda flooding: 'He is our hero'

A young hospitality worker in Texas is earning praise for running an entire hotel by himself after severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Imelda left guests stranded inside the building.

Satchel Smith, a 21-year-old student at Lamar University, arrived for work at the Homewood Suites in Beaumont at 3 p.m. on Sept. 18, but rising floodwaters soon buried the access road – as well as a section of the I-10 – leaving Smith’s co-workers with no way to get to work.

Smith, however, proved to be prepared to step up to the challenge, and proceeded to make the hotel’s stranded guests comfortable in any way he could.


'Mr Mayor': Michael Cohen treated like 'celebrity' in prison

President Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen is said to be thriving behind bars.

“People wish Michael Cohen is getting beaten up every day in prison — but he’s literally the mayor of the prison. He’s doing great: The other inmates call him ‘Mr Mayor,’” his attorney David Schwartz told the New York Post. “He’s a celebrity in the jail. Everybody is coming up and shaking his hand. He’s enjoying hanging out with the other inmates,” he said.

Schwartz said Cohen, 53, has a job fixing fire hydrants at the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, located about 70 miles outside of New York City. The prison’s satellite camp, where Cohen is incarcerated, has about 120 inmates who live in dormitories with personal cubicles that have a bed, nightstand, and desk.


How the Government Made You Fat

Average member of Gen Z already owes $14,000 in personal debt

Young Americans stressed about their financial health might take solace in one thing: They’re not alone.

According to new data released by Northwestern Mutual, a significant percentage of millennials and younger Americans are carrying large amounts of personal debt — and feel guilty about it. Millennials on average carry $27,800 in personal debt, most of it from credit cards, and members of Generation Z average about $14,000.

The high debt averages paint a troubling portrait of Americans carrying large amounts of debt at a young age — saddling young Americans with financial uncertainty unlike that of their parents and grandparents.

“There are lots of people who exit school, and before they start their first job, have debt,” Chantel Bonneau, a wealth management advisor, told Buzzfeed News. “That is a different situation from 30 years ago.”


Franklin Graham Tells Trump Haters to ‘Give It a Rest’

Those whose goal in life is to overthrow the Trump presidency should really “give it a rest” and let him get on with his job, says celebrated Christian pastor Franklin Graham.

“I wish President Trump’s enemies would give it a rest,” said Rev. Graham in a tweet Monday in reaction to new accusations from an alleged “whistleblower.”

“For 2 years all the American people heard was collusion. Not true,” Graham said. “Then accusations seemed to come out of the woodwork by various women. Then all we heard was impeachment. Now it’s a whistleblower claim.”

The relentless attacks on the president should really give way to allowing the democratic process to follow its course, said the prominent evangelist and pastor.


SolarCity Panels Spontaneously Ignite On Colorado Residential Rooftop

We've already documented how Walmart is suing Tesla for solar panels that allegedly caught fire on the roofs of not one, not two - but seven different Walmart stores. We also documented how Amazon followed suit with complaints about its solar panels spontaneously igniting. In early September, we posted a podcast with a solar panel expert who explained exactly how SolarCity's panels work and what he believes is making them defective.

And last month we noted several homeowners who reported horror stories about their residential solar panels catching fire.

Now, it looks as though another example of a residential solar panel horror story has surfaced. A woman in Louisville, Colorado is warning people about Solar City panels after hers caught fire on her roof while she wasn't home, according to Fox 31 Denver.

The homeowner, Briana Greer, was out of town in August when the fire started on her rooftop solar panels. Neighbors had to help put the fire out, but not before it damaged three solar panels and her roof, pictured above. She had been leasing the panels from SolarCity for about two years. 


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Carpet-Bagger Mitt Romney Attacks Trump for His July Call to Ukrainian Leader – Even After the Media Hit Piece Falls Apart

Nasty Mitt Romney continues to take his lead from the lying mainstream media.

The liberal media this week attacked President Trump in screaming headlines for a conversation he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The media claimed Trump pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate the Biden Crime family.


Trump on Cuomo fight: Giuliani 'took Fredo to the cleaners'

President Trump weighed in on a recent interview between Rudy Giuliani and CNN host Chris Cuomo, saying his personal attorney destroyed the network host in the interview.

"I watched Rudy take apart Fredo," Trump said Monday. "Rudy Giuliani took Fredo to the cleaners."

Trump, 73, was referring to an interview last week in which Giuliani and Cuomo shouted at each other on CNN for 30 minutes while trading insults.

Giuliani, 75, called CNN a "horror" and Cuomo a "sellout," while the Cuomo accused Guiliani of destroying his credibility.


Overdue Tax Bill For Ocasio-Cortez’s Failed Business Remains Unpaid

A tax warrant against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s failed business venture remains open over six months after her office said the unpaid state taxes would be promptly paid back.

The state of New York issued a tax warrant in July 2017 against Brook Avenue Press, a Bronx-based children’s books publisher Ocasio-Cortez founded in 2012, for $1,618.36 in unpaid corporate taxes.

New York issues tax warrants against businesses if they “fail to timely resolve” their tax debt and don’t respond to notices of their debt, according to the New York Department of Taxation and Finance.


Trump Will Become First U.S. President to Deliver Religious Freedom Speech at the United Nations

On Monday morning, Donald Trump will become the first sitting United States President to give a speech at the United Nations General Assembly solely focused on religious liberty.

"President Donald J. Trump will host and provide keynote remarks at the Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom event on Monday, September 23, 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters," White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham released in a statement. "The President is working to broaden international support for ongoing efforts to protect religious freedom in the wake of increasing persecution of people on the basis of their beliefs and a growing number of attacks on and destruction of houses of worship by state and non-state actors. The President will call on the international community to take concrete steps to prevent attacks against people on the basis of their religion or beliefs and to ensure the sanctity of houses of worship and all public spaces for all faiths."

Vice President Mike Pence and a number of evangelical leaders will attend.


Police: Towson University resident student charged in alleged rape of another student

TOWSON, Md. —Baltimore County police said they have charged a 20-year-old male Towson University resident student in connection with the alleged rape of another student.

According to officials, Onyekackukwu Chukwuebuk Igwilo, 20, is charged with first-degree rape, attempted first-degree rape, false imprisonment and first- and second-degree assault.

Officials said the victim was assaulted around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Towson Way. The victim told police she had gone to her friend’s apartment to watch a movie. Igwilo was also there, officials said.

The group was watching the movie in Igwilo's bedroom when he touched her and climbed on top of her, the victim said. Officials said the victim said, "No," but Igwilo put his hands on her throat. When she told him again to stop, Igwilo raped her and would not let her leave, officials said.


SCOTUS Decision in D.C. Sniper’s Appeal Could Undo Years of Criminal Justice Progress

This fall, the Supreme Court will have the chance to speak up on an important criminal justice issue as it decides an appeal in the infamous “D.C. Sniper” case. The case is a chance for an increasingly conservative SCOTUS to decide whether it will continue or curtail the recent trend of ramping up leniency in criminal cases involving juvenile offenders.

The Court will be considering an appeal by Lee Boyd Malvo, the then-17-year-old sniper who went on a violent rampage with 41- year-old John Allen Muhammad in 2002, killing 17 people and injuring 10 others. During the weeks when Malvo and Muhammad were at large, the case erupted into public hysteria and media frenzy.

Muhammad was executed in 2009 for his crimes; Malvo was sentenced to six consecutive life sentences without parole in Maryland and four more in Virginia. He now appeals those sentences on the grounds that the law has changed – and that life-without-parole sentences may not have been constitutional for a juvenile offender.

In the years following Malvo’s sentencing, the Supreme Court made some important rulings affecting juveniles convicted of homicide. In 2012, SCOTUS ruled in Miller v. Alabama that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for people under 18 was a violation of the Eighth Amendment. Children, the Court found, are constitutionally different from adults for sentencing purposes. Four years later, SCOTUS ruled in Montgomery v. Louisiana, that the Miller rule applies retroactively.


D.C. Mom: Climate Activist ‘Twerking on the Front of My F*cking Car’ Made Kids Late for School

A mother expressed irritation with the climate change activists who blocked traffic and twerked in front of her car in Washington, DC, Monday morning, adding that their actions made her children late for school.

Climate activists gathered in the nation’s capital as part of the “Shut Down D.C.” protest, which aimed to “block key infrastructure to stop business-as-usual, bringing the whole city to a gridlocked standstill.”

Videos show activists dancing, chanting, throwing confetti to Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” and twerking in the streets in front of vehicles:

One of the individuals, a mother trying to get to work and drop her kids off to school, stuck in protester-caused traffic, expressed frustration.


Florida-based Coast Guard crew finds submarine carrying $165 million worth of cocaine

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —A Florida-based United States Coast Guard crew busted a submarine that was carrying about 12,000 pounds of cocaine, officials said.

The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew intercepted the sub while on routine patrol in the eastern Pacific after it was initially spotted from the air.

Coast Guard crews boarded the sub when it was in international waters and said they found 12,000 pounds of cocaine that is worth more than $165 million. Four suspected drug smugglers were apprehended, officials said.

About 1,100 pounds of the cocaine were offloaded, but due to safety concerns the remainder was not.


Kemba Smith Pradia, pardoned by Clinton, is appointed to Virginia Parole Board

Kemba Smith Pradia, a Richmond native who served more than six years of a 24½-year federal prison sentence before she was pardoned by President Bill Clinton, was appointed to the Virginia Parole Board on Friday.

Prior to the appointment, Pradia was the state advocacy campaigns director with the ACLU of Virginia. Pradia, the author of “Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story,” has been a national advocate for sentencing reform and a consultant on the criminal justice system for over 20 years.

According to Gov. Ralph Northam’s office, Pradia has worked with officials at the White House, the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and members of Congress, and has led training for federal and state probation organizations across the country.


Judicial Watch: McCabe Memo Details How Rosenstein Proposed Wearing a Wire into Oval Office

Judicial Watch has announced that it obtained a two-page memo, dated May 16, 2017, by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe detailing how then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed wearing a wire into the Oval Office “to collect additional evidence on the president’s true intentions.” McCabe writes that Rosenstein said he thought it was possible because “he was not searched when he entered the White House.”

The Justice Department turned over the document last Friday at 5:27 pm in a Judicial Watch February, 2019 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit.

The memo, which is redacted in key sections, purports to serve as a “contemporaneous recollection” of a meeting that day (“12:30 pm on 5/16/2017”) in Rosenstein’s office. McCabe writes he began the meeting by telling Rosenstein that he “approved the opening of an investigation of President Donald Trump … to investigate allegations of possible collusion between the president and the Russian Government, possible obstruction of justice related to the firing of FBI Director James Comey, and possible conspiracy to obstruct justice.” In justifying his investigation, McCabe refers to the memos Comey secretly wrote on meetings he had with President Trump and an NBC interview with Lester Holt. McCabe writes he “informed DAG [Rosenstein] that as a result of his role in the matter, I thought he would be a witness to the case.”

Rosenstein responded by recounting his discussion with President Trump, then-Attorney General Sessions and then-White House Counsel Don McGahn about Comey’s imminent firing and that President Trump wanted him to write a “memo explaining the reason” for Comey’s firing.

McCabe writes:

"As our conversation continued the DAG proposed that he could potentially wear a recording device into the Oval Office to collect additional evidence on the President’s true intentions. He said he thought this might be possible because he was not searched when he entered the White House. I told him that I would discuss the opportunity with my investigative team and get back to him.

"We discussed the issue of appointing a Special Counsel to oversee the FBI’s Russia investigation. The DAG said he has two candidates ready, one of whom could start immediately."

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WCSO Press Releases - Sept. 24, 2019

Incident: Possession of Crack Cocaine
Date of Incident: 20 September 2019
Location: Rt. 50 at Powhattan Blvd., Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Scott H. Willoughby, 50, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 20 September 2019 at 1:07 PM, a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Scott Willoughby after observing that Willoughby’s vehicle displayed a piece of cardboard with numbers on it representing a Delaware Temporary registration plate. During the encounter the deputy obtained consent to search the vehicle and located what was identified as crack cocaine.
The deputy placed Willoughby under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Willoughby on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Possession of Crack Cocaine

Incident: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Date of Incident: 20 September 2019
Location: Salisbury Airport
Suspect: Anthony M. Sabato, 53, Millsboro, DE
Narrative: On 20 September 2019 at 4:30 PM, a deputy approached an individual later identified as Anthony Sabato, who was in a vehicle parked in the lot at the Salisbury Airport. Upon approach to Sabato, the deputy observed that the engine of Sabato’s vehicle was on and Sabato was sitting behind the wheel with his seat belt on, but Sabato was slumped over in his seat.
The deputy managed to rouse Sabato and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Sabato and observed that Sabato was unsteady and had trouble maintaining his balance. Sabato stated that he had planned to catch a flight at the airport. When asked if he would consent to sobriety testing, Sabato told the deputy there was no need for that and that he would consent to a breath test. The result of the breath test would show a blood alcohol level of .22.
The deputy also discovered that Sabato’s privilege to drive had been revoked by the State of Delaware due to a previous DUI.
Sabato was released pending a future court date. Sabato was unable to make his flight.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se and Driving While Revoked

Congresswoman mocked for saying AR-15s are 'as heavy as' 10 moving boxes and fire .50 caliber bullets

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee incorrectly claimed that AR-15 rifles fire .50 caliber ammunition and that the weapons are “as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving.”

The Texas Democrat, who is pushing for further gun control policies, made the statement to reporters, claiming that she has held an AR-15 but wished she had not.

"It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving,” Jackson Lee, 69, said. “And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.”


A Comment Worthy Of A Post 9-24-19

Anonymous said...
Joe here is a new story you should post. This 22 year police veteran was fired after he was set up by a criminal thug couple he had arrested several times. After I read the story it turns out that the thug couple took the opportunity to tour his home that was for sale and look for anything to get him fired for and they took a picture of a historic KKK application the guy bought and framed and also complained of him having 'confederate flags' in his house. The thug couple posted this on FB and the department did an investigation and fired the officer because the 'black community lost trust in the officer' according to some social justice warriors like we have here in Salisbury, Jamal Gould, James Yamakawa, Michele Gregory, Jared Schablein and Jake Burdett as well as others. This is exactly what Jake Burdett was trying to do when he got arrested for spying on Congressman Harris in his office. These Progressive/Socialists have an agenda and they want to cause harm to white Republicans and white police officers. This police officer broke no law and lost his job as a decorated police officer because he was a history buff.

If you read the part about the real estate agents interview it is painfully obvious this officer was set up.

Complainant For Fired-Cop's Vintage KKK Application Had Previously Assaulted Him

Here is the FB page post from the racist criminal thug that got the officer fired.

32 arrested in DC climate change demonstrations

WASHINGTON - Police say 32 activists have been arrested amidst the climate change protests dotting the District on Monday morning.

They say the activists who were arrested were at a New York Avenue demonstration.

The protests created traffic havoc throughout the morning as the activists shut down access to a number of areas, including Dupont Circle.

D.C. police are on the scene at Dupont Circle, and in other locations - that area has since been re-opened.


Entire Bike PIA (Part 1)

Hi All,

Below is the entire Bike PIA for everyone's review. Form your own opinion, and let us hear what you think.

Wayne King


Mr. King,
In response to your request for Costs of building/creating bike lanes citywide. This should include ALL aspects of the creation of theses lanes; such as widening lanes, boardwalk lanes, the bike/walking bridge across route 13 (this is where the bill boards used to be), paint, labor, anterior construction needed, etc... I want all these to be broken down line by line. I would also like the money set aside for future construction/consideration of bike lanes (I was at the last council meeting and the council approved ANOTHER 3.3 million dollars to fund the bike lanes). I would like to know how much grant money (and where it came from) they used and the amount of city taxes was used to create these bike lanes. I would also want to know all contractors that have been used for this construction that received more than $3000 in pay for their services and all companies that were used to procure needed construction materials over $1000. I want this all line by line - year by year in spreadsheet form with totals. 2016-2019 (and future bid winners and for what amounts of money they are set to receive),   please see the following information and attached documents.  Answers will be provided in the order with which the questions occur in your request:
1.     Costs of building/creating bike lanes citywide. This should include ALL aspects of the creation of theses lanes; such as widening lanes, boardwalk lanes, the bike/walking bridge across route 13 (this is where the bill boards used to be), paint, labor, anterior construction needed, etc... I want all these to be broken down line by line
Please see the attached Excel spreadsheets. Also, please note that the highlighted project above is a Maryland State Highway Administration project, so you will need to reach out that agency for details.
2.      I would also like the money set aside for future construction/consideration of bike lanes (I was at the last council meeting and the council approved ANOTHER 3.3 million dollars to fund the bike lanes).

There are no bids currently open for bicycle related infrastructure, but there is $300,000 allotted for bike infrastructure work in the FY2020 budget.  The 3 million dollar figure is an estimate for all of the work outlined in Ordinance 2547 (attached), as established in the City’s Capital Improvement Plan, which is a planning document and does not reflect the actual costs of the projects, as they have not been bid yet.  You can find the budget online here:  You can find the CIP online here:  Salisbury’s Bicycle Network Plan can be found here:
3.     I would like to know how much grant money (and where it came from) they used
Please see the attached Excel spreadsheets. Projects 29024, 29025, 29029 and 29033 are grant funded, while 48046 is City funded.  Additionally, the resolutions which you’ll find attached contain the details of the grants.  You can find the list of City resolutions here:

4.     …and the amount of city taxes was used to create these bike lanes
This figure would be total of the City funded projects.
5.    I would also want to know all contractors that have been used for this construction that received more than $3000 in pay for their services and all companies that were used to procure needed construction materials over $1000
The attached Excel spreadsheets contain the names of any and all contractors who worked on these projects.
6.     future bid winners and for what amounts of money they are set to receive
There are no bids at the moment for bike infrastructure work.  When projects do go to bid, you may access that information through the City’s Procurement portal: 
Christopher M. Demone