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Friday, September 05, 2014

California City Mandates Marijuana Dispensaries Give Away ‘Welfare Weed’

Back in July, the city council of Berkeley, CA floated the idea of mandating that medical marijuana dispensaries should be forced to donate a percentage of their supply to welfare recipients who have qualified to use the drug medicinally.

The ordinance received unanimous approval from city council on its first reading. A representative for Berkeley’s mayor Tom Bates explained to TheBlaze that a second reading of the ordinance was required before the mandate would become law.

The second reading, which recently passed — again unanimously — instructs dispensaries to distribute the equivalent of 2% of their inventory to low-income people who hold medical marijuana cards.


Endangered Dems push Iraq escalation

Members of President Obama’s cabinet and fellow Democrats continue to pressure the president to further escalate his already growing intervention in Iraq. While Obama in Estonia yesterday expressed a desire to reduce ISIS to a “manageable” problem, Vice President Joe Biden had harsher words for the group, saying, “They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reiterated Wednesday the threat from the Islamic State is “something we’ve never seen before.” The cycle has persisted since the White House initiated bombing raids and troop deployments in Iraq: milky language from the White house begets pushback from the Pentagon and hawkish Dems, which in turn begets tougher lines and increased intervention from Obama.

[Who started it? - Remember who started the public split on strategy? Mmhmm.]


Student Tackled By Officers Over Cell Phone Tells Her Side Of The Story

HOUSTON -- The day after HISD police officers wrestled a 10th grade girl to the hallway floor of Sam Houston High School, the girl and her family protested in front of the campus demanding an investigation and an apology.

In cell phone video first aired on KHOU Tuesday night, three HISD police officers surround Ixel Perez, two of them have her pinned to the floor face down. One officer has his knee pressed to the side of her head.


Unions Are Not Capitalism

Labor unions are a dying breed. According to [11] the Pew Research Center, union membership in America “is at its lowest level since the Great Depression.” In 1983, there were approximately 17.7 million union workers. Today, that number stands at 14.5 million, with every estimate showing a continued downward trajectory. Clearly, the Norma Raes of the world are going extinct.

But as Samuel Johnson quipped, one should never dismiss the triumph of hope over experience. In celebration of Labor Day, the leftie rag New Republic recently published an interview with labor strategist Rich Yeselson defending the role of unions in the U.S. As a labor organizer, Yeselson’s bias is on full display. Instead of giving an objective view of stagnating union membership, he obfuscates to boost his own profession.


Justice Dept Decides Guilt By Association Is Awesome, To Probe Ferguson PD

Meanwhile, we’re still waiting for an investigation into the IRS scandal, among others

(Washington Post) Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. this week will launch a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department, according to two federal law enforcement officials.

The investigation, which could be announced as early as Thursday afternoon, will be conducted by the Justice Department’s civil rights division and follow a process similar to that used to investigate complaints of profiling and the use of excessive force in other police departments across the country, the officials said. (snip)

Holder’s decision will represent the Obama administration’s most aggressive step to address the Ferguson shooting, which set off days of often-violent clashes between police and demonstrators in the streets of the St. Louis suburb.

The federal officials said the probe will look not only at Ferguson but also at other police departments in St. Louis County. Some, like Ferguson, are predominantly white departments serving majority-African-American communities, and at least one department invited the Justice Department to look at its practices. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the pending inquiry.


Hackers Break Into

Hackers successfully breached, but no consumer information was taken from the health insurance website that serves more than 5 million Americans, the Obama administration disclosed Thursday.

Instead, the hackers installed malicious software that could have been used to launch an attack on other websites from the federal insurance portal.

Health and Human Services spokesman Aaron Albright said the website component that was breached had been used for testing and did not contain consumer information, such as names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and income details.

The initial intrusion took place July 8, but it was not detected until Monday of last week during a manual scan of system logs. HHS said the component that was breached did not have a firewall, or intrusion detection software, installed on it. Technicians manually scanning logs discovered the breach Aug. 25 and took action.


PROGRAMMING ALERT: Bret Baier hosts ‘13 Hours at Benghazi: The Inside Story’

Watch Bret Baier host ‘13 Hours at Benghazi: The Inside Story,’ at 10 p.m. ET on Fox News Channel.

Obama Signs Agreement With Mexico to Protect Illegal Aliens (Details)

Most criminals who break the law get sent to prison — as long as they’re American, that is. If they’re illegal immigrants from central America, then evidently they get now only tons of free goodies that American taxpayers fund, but a guaranteed job, thanks to a new agreement Obama just signed.

President Obama wants to provide a better strategic position for the Democratic Party in future elections to ensure that Republicans don’t undo all of the “hard work” he’s done since moving into the White House. He plans to accomplish this by expanding the Democratic voter base through granting amnesty to illegals and working to give them free goodies and other benefits to get them hooked on the government dole.

This is why Obama has signed an agreement to protect illegals workers, giving them more incentive to break the law and enter the country illegally. According to WZ, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Mexico’s government.

The point of the MOU is to “allow Mexican nationals-regardless of immigration status-to ‘exercise their workplace rights.’”


Contract to Improve State Government Energy Efficiency Approved

The Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) today approved a new contract for nine energy service companies (ESCOs) to develop and implement comprehensive energy efficiency and guaranteed savings programs for State government facilities. Energy efficiency projects are implemented by the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) through Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) which are saving the State, on average, $21 million annually, or $310 million over the life of the contracts. The new contract is also available for local governments to utilize.

Since 2007, the Board has approved 21 EPC projects which require no upfront costs, and are paid for over time from utility bill savings. This enables the State to reduce operating costs while also realizing the benefits of more energy efficient infrastructure and equipment.

“With an 11 percent reduction in energy use since 2008, State government is leading by example and helping create a more sustainable energy future for our fellow Marylanders,” said DGS Secretary Alvin C. Collins. “By leveraging energy savings to pay for energy efficient upgrades, we are also saving taxpayer money. The contract is also an important tool for local governments looking for ways to finance energy efficiency improvements.”

Michele Bachmann: The FBI Says Americans Who Fight For Isis Are Allowed To Come Back Into The US

Rep. Micelle Bachman told Glenn Beck that Americans who are in the Middle East fighting with ISIS are still allowed to come back into the United States.

Yeah, you read that right:

“Two from my state were the first Americans who were fighting for ISIS,” she began on The Glenn Beck Program Tuesday. “I had gone earlier this year and asked the FBI, ‘Are there any Minnesotans that are over fighting with ISIS?’ It was classified information at the time, I couldn’t reveal it. Now everyone knows.”

“At that time, these two hadn’t been killed yet,” Bachmann continued. “So what I asked is, ‘OK, once they’re done fighting with ISIS, what’s going to happen if they try to return?’ And they said, ‘Well, they’ll come into the country.’”

“Are you kidding me?” Bachmann remarked. “We are not going to prevent them from coming into the United States?’”

Bachmann said she is introducing legislation “so that anyone with a U.S. passport who’s gone to fight with ISIS or any of these jihadist groups, they are prevented from coming into the United States.”


Why so many Christians won’t back down on gay marriage

A traditional view of marriage is about much more than today's politics. It's deeply woven into the 2,000-year-old ethic at the heart of our faith.

Amajority of Americans already favor same-sex marriage — and most everyone agrees that same-sex marriage will continue to be accepted by an ever-bigger majority.

In many urban and progressive circles, it's beyond impolitic to oppose gay marriage. Indeed, there's a movement underfoot to make opposition to same-sex marriage akin to support for racism. That is to say, anyone who expresses opposition to same-sex marriage would be ostracized, with many progressives hoping to employ a variety of social and governmental means of coercion to force gay-marriage opponents to the margins of society. Whether this movement will succeed or not is an open question. But regardless, it's important to understand that this movement is based on a premise that is based on a misreading of history. And this misreading could drive the movement to ends it wouldn't desire.


Pres. Bush’s Prophetic Iraq Warning, 7/12/07

Eric Holder: A More Dangerous Race-Card Hustler Than Al Sharpton

It’s one thing to watch race hustlers like the Rev. Al Sharpton bellowing, “No justice, no peace.” But when the attorney general of the United States makes false but racially incendiary claims about today’s alleged “pernicious racism,” we are in uncharted territory.

Holder complains about different prison rates, different school expulsion rates and longer prison sentences for black boys and men compared to white boys and men. He equates “equal rights” with “equal results.”

In Ferguson, Missouri, after announcing federal investigation into the cop-shooting death of an unarmed black teen, Holder said: “I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man. I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. … I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.”

The New Jersey Turnpike? The long-believed claim of “racism” on that highway has been investigated — and debunked. Twice.


Governor O’Malley Issues Statement Supporting the Launch of the National Capital Region’s 2024 Olympic Bid

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the launch of efforts to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic games to the National Capital Region:

“I’m excited to join Gov. McAuliffe and Mayor Gray to support the National Capital Region’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Here in Maryland, we’re focused on doing the things that work to create jobs, spur innovation and expand opportunity. As one of the greatest sporting events our world has ever known, the Olympics is one of the best diplomatic tools we have to transcend the walls that divide us and provide a spark of hope for the next generation. Hosting the Olympics will foster a lasting sports, tourism and cultural legacy for our nation while also highlighting Maryland and the Capital Region’s seamless coordination, strength, diversity, and vibrancy on the ultimate global stage.”

A Comment Worthy Of A Post 9-5-14

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Groundbreaking Ceremony For Station 2 In Salisbury...":


Lets not forget the civic center fiasco...

Where ole ricky pooh wanted to build a new civic center instead of fixing and upgrading the old one...

Oh also don't you all remember how the whole parcel for the old mall was worth or cost 1 million yet ricky pooh wanted to instead of buying the whole damn thing paid like 250 to 300k per acre for just parking and spend over the total amount for the whole damn property?

you dumb ass people make me sick... Do any of you give a god damn about anything anymore? you people have a mid of a gold fish 3 seconds and wham, I forgot...

its all about money and always has and always will...

When you clowns understand it is to tax us into slavery then you will see the light... then you will see everything from SBY up to the federal govt and why they do what they do...

they spend, spend, tax you and raise the cost of things you need... Vote themselves pay raises and go spending more and taxing more... SOON you will be paying per mile you drive I promise you that... and listen to me when i say, I told you they would tax the rain and guess what, they DID!!!

The sooner you see the end game is slavery, the sooner you can fight it... its amazing how everything comes from you and you pay for it all, yet you are the ones broke being laughed at by the people stealing and spending your money you earned...

But hey like JOE said, you must want all of that because you let it happen... I also, like JOE am glad I live in Delmar and not SBY...

Oh by the way, now you have abusive cops roaming the streets but I guess I was wrong about cops too huh? until I WASN'T...

10 Things No One Ever Told Me About Having a Daughter

Average people have a habit of turning into wild soothsayers when they find out you're expecting. In my case, volumes of prognostications were given about what being a father would be like or how it might feel. Here are some things that no one prepared me for. If you've ever wondered what was happening in the hearts and minds of dads with daughters, consider this list a kind of soul peep show.

1. No one ever told me how soon she might pay attention to boys.
Like many of us, I pretty much bought into the social anthropology that sees boys as the romantic aggressors and girls as, at best, generously tolerant of their pursuits. This all changed one night at the gym, when my daughter Mary Grace tugged at my arm and earnestly pronounced, "Daddy, do you see that boy over there? I like that boy!" As we sipped our smoothies in the gym café, she continually turned around to see where he was and watched him intently. At one point, he even came over to the table. His name was Harrison, and to her credit he was polite, cheerful and well-spoken. He treated her kindly and with great respect. The one drawback to her first crush was that he was a 6'4, 19-year-old with surfer good looks and the physique of a linebacker. He was the café worker. And she was 3. Seriously.


Dozens Of Arrests Made In Fast Food Wage Protests Around Country

As we mentioned earlier this week, supporters of higher wages for fast food workers staged protests in cities all over the country today. According to reports, a number of these demonstrations resulted arrests.

Organizers of today’s strike say that at least nine fast food workers were arrested at the protest in New York City’s Times Square, while 42 people were arrested in Detroit, another 23 in Chicago, 11 in Little Rock and another ten in Las Vegas.

The arrests in NYC appear to have been the result of protestors blocking traffic in front of a McDonald’s in tourist-centric Times Square.

“Just getting by everyday, it costs a lot,” one NYC protestor told NY1. “Rent is really high here. I think the average is about $2,000 rent for a one bedroom. Eight dollars an hour is just not enough to pay that alone.”



MIAMI - Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th district command center in Miami received a call from USNORTHCOM at 11 a.m. reporting that a Socata TBM 700 light business and utility single engine turbo prop aircraft departed Rochester, New York at 8:26 a.m. with three people aboard who are reportedly unresponsive. The plane was scheduled to arrive in Naples, Florida at noon.

A Coast Guard C-130 aircrew launched from Clearwater, Florida enroute to monitor. Two F-15 fighter jets under the direction of NORAD launched to investigate.

The plane is reportedly travelling at about 250 knots.

The Coast Guard continues to monitor the situation in close coordination with USNORTHCOM and the FAA. More information will be made available as it develops.

Breaking News: The unresponsive U.S. plane has crashed in Jamaica, officials say.

A Flood Advisory Has Been Issued For Accomack County Until 4pm

A flood advisory has been issued for Accomack County until 4pm. 1-3" of rain has already fallen in this area. Remember, if you see a flooded road, do not drive through it.

Track the rain here:

Charlotte and Her Rescued Basset Hound Zoe

Zoe is our rescue Basset Hound. She and Charlotte are the best of friends and make me laugh on a daily basis

Missing Teen Taylor Croswell Has Been Found

Taylor Croswell has been found and is currently with the SPD.  Taylor had been missing since yesterday at 4am.


Wicomico County Sheriff's Office


Date of Incident: September 11th through 14th 2014

Location: Winter Place Park and Perdue Stadium

Winter Place Park and Perdue Stadium will host the Annual Delmarva Bike Week® event beginning September 11th through the 14th 2014. The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office will have personnel present during the entire event that will focus on traffic flow and minimizing delays. Motorists are cautioned that there will be a substantial increase in motorcycle traffic surrounding this event and are asked to take care and allow extra time when travelling through this area.

Winter Place Park and Perdue Stadium are located just east of Salisbury at the intersection of Ocean Gateway and Hobbs Road.

Any questions can be directed to the Wicomico County Tourism Department at 410-548-4914 in addition to the Sheriff’s Office at 410-548-4891.

Releasing Authority: Captain Babe Wilson, September 5, 2014

Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Coming True

At the root of the chaos in the Middle East and here at home are governments that respect no limits on their exercise of power. Public officials — who are supposed to be our public servants — routinely behave as if they are our masters. They reject the confines of the Constitution, they don’t believe that our rights are inalienable, and they fail to see the dangerous path down which they are leading us.

It is a path to an authoritarian America, predicted by the British writer George Orwell in his dark and terrifying novel “1984,” in which governmental power was fortified by fear at home and war abroad.

President Obama has dispatched 60,000 NSA spies to monitor the cellphone and landline calls, as well as the emails, texts, bank statements and utility bills, of nearly all Americans, in utter disregard for the constitutional standard required for doing so: probable cause of criminal acts by the persons spied upon. Yet his spies somehow missed the Boston marathon bombing, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and theft of Crimea, the downing of the Malaysian civilian airliner and the growth of ISIS in the Middle East.


SFD Calls For Service 9--4-14

  • Thursday September, 4 2014 @ 22:00 Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: 1307 N Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday September, 4 2014 @ 20:26 Nature: Natural CoverAddress: 201 Baptist St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday September, 4 2014 @ 19:55 Nature: Pro Qa FireAddress: 1110 Parsons Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday September, 4 2014 @ 19:06Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday September, 4 2014 @ 19:06Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury

Saudi Arabia Is The Real Terrorist Nation: 22 Beheadings Since August 4th

The so-called war on terror is nearly 13 years old, but which rational human being will be cheering its success? We’ve had crackdowns on civil liberties across the world, tabloid-fanned generalisations about Muslims and, of course, military interventions whose consequences have ranged from the disastrous to the catastrophic. And where have we ended up? Wars that Britons believe have made them less safe; jihadists too extreme even for al-Qaida’s tastes running amok in Iraq and Syria; and nations like Libya succumbing to Islamist militias. There are failures, and then there are calamities.

But as the British government ramps up the terror alert to “severe” and yet more anti-terror legislation is proposed, some reflection after 13 years of disaster is surely needed. One element has been missing, and that is the west’s relationship with Middle Eastern dictatorships that have played a pernicious role in the rise of Islamist fundamentalist terrorism. And no wonder: the west is militarily, economically and diplomatically allied with these often brutal regimes, and our media all too often reflects the foreign policy objectives of our governments.

Take Qatar. There is evidence that, as the US magazine The Atlantic puts it, “Qatar’s military and economic largesse has made its way to Jabhat al-Nusra”, an al-Qaida group operating in Syria. Less than two weeks ago, Germany’s development minister, Gerd Mueller, was slapped down afterpointing the finger at Qatar for funding Islamic State (Isis).


The Democratic Party’s White Voter Problem

Hardly a week goes by without some Democratic Party hack putting finger to iPad and swiping out a screed about the Republican Party’s problem with women or minorities.

This week it was Debbie Wasserman Schultz with “The GOP’s Woman Problem.”

Schultz claims that the Republican Party was “rejected again by a bloc of voters that make up more than half of the electorate.” That claim is as real as Schultz’s hair color. The only bloc that rejected Romney was the same bloc that rejected Hillary; the bloc of minority voters who came out in force for Obama.

And unless Hillary Clinton also had a “woman problem” they didn’t do it over gender.


A funky Friday for Democrats

Here’s a thought experiment: If someone had told you a year ago that the jobs report out today would be miserable, that Americans would be feeling levels of anxiety on national security not seen in years and that the president’s job approval rating would have skidded to 38 percent, how would you have forecast the elections two months away? What if you also knew that Democrats had committed a series of unforced errors, including a senator dropping his candidacy over plagiarism and a star recruit accidentally posting her whole campaign strategy online? What if you also knew that no Republican incumbents had been unseated in primaries? There are plenty of factors to consider, particularly Democratic spending advantages, but today provides a snapshot of a cycle that is tilting out of control for the majority party. Badly. Remember today the next time someone is trying to tell you that the atmosphere this year is anything other than brutal for Democrats.

The emerging conventional wisdom is that voters are “kind of over” ObamaCare and that the midterm elections are about other things. But that’s sort of like saying that people are over fire being hot: It may not be a surprise anymore but it still matters quite a lot, especially when it flares up. Just consider the news that, true to widespread and oft-repeated warnings, hackers breached the site for the program and that the incursion went undetected for six weeks. The problem is that it comes as a surprise to no one since the administration ignored its own security requirements and plowed ahead with the now infamous launch. President Obama’s signature entitlement program has been helped by low expectations following its 2013 crash – ObamaCare: Not Dead Yet! – but every time Americans are reminded about the botched and bungled implementation, it further hardens opposition to the law. What really matters, though, is what’s coming in the two months before the election.


Tom DeLay: Obama paralyzed by Muslim sympathie

ISIS failure attributed to religious background, ideology, incompetence

President Obama’s left-leaning political ideology combined with sympathies for Islam acquired from being raised by a Muslim stepfather paralyze him as he faces the threat posed by the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told WND in an interview.

“In defending America against radical Islamic terrorism, Barack Obama cannot be trusted,” DeLay said.

“Barack Obama was raised a Muslim, and he claims he is a Christian, and I can’t say for sure whether he’s a Christian or not, but he has shown over the last few years that he has great sympathies with Islam,” DeLay explained.

“You combine that with Obama’s political orientation that is far to the left,” he continued, “and you get a president who hates war, hates the military, and you have a formula for military inaction when it comes to combating radical Islamic terrorists like we are seeing in ISIS.”

DeLay’s indictment of Obama did not end there.


Giant wind farm could deal the Chesapeake Bay a heavy blow

Maryland’s O’Malley ignores environmental and economic costs

A plan to build a Godzilla-class wind-power facility on Maryland’s Eastern Shore overlooking the majestic Chesapeake Bay is encountering fierce turbulence owing to the project’s enormous aesthetic, environmental and economic costs.

The $200-million, 150-megawatt Great Bay Wind Center is the brainchild of Texas-based Pioneer Green Energy, which boasts that the project will provide “clean, renewable energy right here in Maryland.” Initially, 25 wind turbines soaring a breathtaking 599 feet into the air will grace the serene farmland of rural Somerset County, about 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. In a second phase, the developer plans to add another 25 sky-high wind towers.


Cardin, Mikulski Promote Student Loan Refinancing

Maryland's two U.S. Senators visited UMBC and Bowie State University on Thursday to listen to students concerns about the federal student loan program.

Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin also used the forums to promote a bill that would allow students or college graduates who took out loans before 2010 to refinance those loans at an interest rate no higher than 4%.

"You can refinance a boat. You can refinance a home. Why can't you refinance a student loan," Mikulski told WBAL News after the UMBC forum


BREAKING NEWS: Pentagon confirms death of terror leader

The Pentagon confirms that Ahmed Abdi Godane, leader of terror group al-Shabaab, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Somalia earlier this week.



'I think he sells ice cream or something'

Primary school pupil's verdict on President Obama after meeting him and David Cameron as they visited Welsh classroom on their way to Nato summit

Pupils at a Welsh primary school were today left stunned when Barack Obama and David Cameron walked into their classroom.

Mr Obama greeted the smiling youngsters of Mount Pleasant Primary School in Welsh by saying ‘bore da’ - ‘good morning’. He then listened to a welcome message, thanking him for being the first serving US president to visit Wales.

The road along Ruskin Avenue was faced by the sight of scores of police officers and the presidential convoy pulling up at the school gates.

But one pupil, Ben Thornton, said he wasn't sure if the President would return to the country, despite the schoolboy's best efforts to encourage him to.

In a slightly confused tone of voice, he added: 'I think he wants to sell ice cream or something.'


US warns ISIS could get ahold of Syria's chemical weapons

The United States is concerned that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could get a hold of chemical weapons if Syria is hiding any stockpiles, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday.

Samantha Power spoke to reporters after the Security Council received a briefing from Sigrid Kaag, who heads the international effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons.

The joint mission of the United Nations and the Organization for the prohibition of Chemical Weapons will end at the end of the month after destroying nearly all of Syria's declared stockpile. But Kaag said the OPCW is still working with Syria to resolve discrepancies in its declaration, which she said range from outdated records to discrepancies on the volume of materials.

Power said the U.S. is concerned not only that President Bashar Assad's regime still has chemical weapons but that any stockpiles left behind could end up in the hands of the Islamic State group, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq.



On July 30, 2014, Deborah Johnson, age 48, of Lusby, Maryland was convicted of Theft over $500 by a Wicomico County jury. The charges against Deborah Johnson arose out of her involvement as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for Healthy Homes and Economic Development, located at 1501 Edgemore Avenue, in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland, during the period of June 2007 – September 2007. Deborah Johnson, as CEO, misappropriated $75,000 from the organization, with over $10,000 of that $75,000 paid to the Defendant in bonuses.
On August 21, 2014, Deborah Johnson was sentenced in the Wicomico County Circuit Court to 15 years with all but 5 years suspended. The Defendant was placed on 5 years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay $75,000 in restitution.

Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matthew A. Maciarello commended D/Cpl. Horace Chester of the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation for his work in the investigation and prosecution of this case. Mr. Maciarello also thanked the citizens of Wicomico County who sat on the jury and Assistant State’s Attorney, Shauna E. Lee who prosecuted this case.

For more information or for an interview please call the Office of the State’s Attorney at (410) 548-4880 or go to

Army’s eyes in the sky built to spot people from 5 kilometers away

Military surveillance aircraft slated to be set aloft over suburban Baltimorethis year were originally designed to carry video cameras capable of distinguishing between humans and wheeled vehicles from a distance of at least five kilometers, according to documents the Army has newly released to a privacy group.

But the documents, dated from 2009, contain such heavy redactions that it is unclear how precise the resolution was supposed to be for the video systems on the blimp-like aircraft, nor is it clear how often video capabilities have been deployed on them in other locations. The Army's North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), which will oversee the surveillance system's three-year exercise in Maryland, said Thursday that it will not carry any video cameras during that time.


Ah, Pax Americana


Quick … we’ve got to “do something.” The United States of America – which has bankrupted its current and future generations by (among other things) intervening in conflicts around the globe – is once again seeing the sad result of its meddling.

And no … we’re not talking about Iraq this time.


US Economy Adds 142,000 Jobs in August, Widely Missing Views

US economy adds 142,000 jobs in August, the smallest increase since December, missing Wall Street estimates for an increase of 225,000.


Tonight At The Brew

Salisbury Still Weighing Sports Complex Expansion

SALISBURY — A planned expansion of the Henry S. Parker Sports Complex is still under consideration by the Salisbury City Council with the condition that efforts be made to preserve local hiking and biking trails and to facilitate new trails on nearby city property.

Adding more playing fields to the Parker complex could lead to its development as a major sports and tournament destination, according to Wicomico County officials. The complex is already a popular spot for the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Fast Pitch Softball World Series in the summer months and other events and the goal is to keep adding baseball, soccer and lacrosse fields to attract more tournaments.

However, clearing out the space for new fields would mean encroaching on a long-standing network of existing trails, something which hikers and mountain bikers balked at. Several members of the bike community were in attendance during Tuesday’s council work session and they were eager to see some protection of trails.


Wanted Subject

Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore
WANTED SUBJECT - David Curts Andrews, 51, of Salisbury, MD. Wanted on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued after he violated his probation in a Possession of Child Pornography case. Call 410-548-1776 to anonymously report his location - a tip that leads to an arrest will be eligible for a cash reward!

WCSO Press Releases September 5, 2014

Incident: Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute

Date of Incident: 3 September 2014

Location: Connelly Mill Road, Delmar, MD

Suspect: Keith Kenroy Davis, 29, Seaford, DE
Narrative: On 3 September 2014 at 6:30 PM a deputy initiated a traffic stop for a vehicle operated by Keith Davis of Seaford for a registration violation. Prior to pulling over, the deputy observed the driver discard a plastic baggie out the window. The deputy was able to recover the baggie that Davis discarded and observed that it held what was recognized as cocaine. The amount of cocaine seized was indicative of intent to distribute.

The deputy transported Davis to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance the Commissioner detained Davis without bond.

Charges: Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute


Incident: Most Wanted Arrest

Date of Incident: 3 September 2014

Location: 500 block of Pinehurst Avenue, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Unique S. Coles, 25, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 3 September 2014 at 9:38 AM the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that a wanted subject, Unique Coles, was observed at a school in Salisbury. Coles had been recently featured on WMDT 47’s Fugitive Friday segment. Coles was being sought on a District Court Bench Warrant that was issued after she failed to appear for a violation of probation hearing in a theft case.

The deputy arrested Coles and transported her to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance,the Commissioner detained Coles in the Detention Center in lieu of $20,000.00 bond.

Charges: Failure to Appear


Incident: Warrant Arrest

Date of Incident: 3 September 2014

Location: Somerset County, MD

Suspect: Alvin Ray Powell, 64, Snow Hill, MD
Narrative: On 3 September 2014 information was received that a wanted fugitive, Alvin Ray Powell was at a location in Somerset County.Powell was wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant that was issued back on 2 June 2014 after Powell failed to appear for a DUI case. Powell was arrested back on 11 March 2014 and charged with DUI Per Se after arriving at the Victim Impact Panel sponsored by MADD. Based on the information received Powell was taken into custody on the warrant.

Upon arrest, the deputy served a second District Court Bench Warrant that was issued after Powell failed to appear for a Violation of Probation hearing in an Assault 2nd Degree case.

Following an initial appearance, the District Court Commissioner released Powell on Personal Recognizance on both warrants.

Charges: Failure to Appear

Incident: Possession of Heroin

Date of Incident: 3 September 2014

Location: Northwood Drive, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Scott Edward Weaver, 21,Delmar, MD
Narrative: On 3 September 2014 at 1515 hrs, a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Scott Weaver on Northwood Drive. Upon making contact with Weaver, the deputy observed in plain view what was recognized as a syringe containing what would be identified as heroin.

Further search of the vehicle revealed more heroin related paraphernalia.

The deputy placed Weaver under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Weaver on $25,000.00 unsecured bond.

Charges: Possession of Heroin

Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  5 September 2014

Pennsylvania wind turbine topples over

NextEra Energy Resources wind turbine came crashing down Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, 2014, on a plot of land in Springfield Township, Pa. The wind turbine is part of the Mill Run Wind Farm in Springfield Township. Photo by Evan R. Sanders, Daily Courier.


The Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloaded approximately 2,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $93 million Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida.

The offload is a result of two successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean since August 23.

While on routine patrol, the crew of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine patrol aircraft spotted a go-fast vessel with suspicious packages aboard north of the Gulf of Uraba on Aug. 23. Deployed armed helicopter crews from the Coast Guard Cutter Bear and Coast Guard Cutter Legare were launched and located the suspected smuggling vessel. During the pursuit, the helicopter crewmembers witnessed the suspected smugglers jettison several packages into the water. A smallboat crew from the cutter Bear arrived on scene with the now stopped go-fast vessel and conducted a boarding. Four suspected smugglers were taken into custody, and 32 bales of contraband, which later tested positive for cocaine, were retrieved from the water. The Bear crewmembers destroyed the go-fast vessel as a hazard to navigation.


Must-See Police State Video: “You Are At My Door With Guns And I Fear For My Life… I Have Committed No Crime”

The following video footage, captured by Avel Amarel and uploaded to Youtube, shows how easy it is to stop police state tactics dead in their tracks.

When two police officers show up at the door claiming to be looking for a wanted fugitive, Avarel begins recording.

What you’ll see is nothing short of shocking, as police attempt to first enter his home without a warrant, and then attempt to turn him into a criminal for refusing to submit to their demands.

Keep in mind that entire conversation takes place on Avarel’s doorstep, with him standing inside of his home as police continue to push their way forward making unlawful demands.

But instead of intimidating him into submission, they get a lesson in the U.S. Constitution and the letter of the law.

Texas Border County Teaches Residents Proper Firearm Use Due to Home Invasions

EDINBURG, Texas – Authorities in this Texas border county continue a tradition of empowering homeowners and ranchers so they can protect themselves and their property from criminals.

The staccato sound of gunfire could be heard from a distance as close to two dozen persons fired multiple shots at their targets while several Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies watched carefully correcting their technique and ensuring that the safety protocol was followed.

The shooters were part of a class that has been held regularly for several years where residents learn the laws regarding self- defense, receive some tactical training and learn how to be a responsible gun owner as well as to be aware of their surroundings.

“This is class developed to help our residents that own a weapon or thinking about purchasing a weapon,” said Sheriff’s spokesman JP Rodriguez. “It teaches them the fundamentals of use of force, Texas law and familiarization with firearms.”


A Comment Worthy Of A Post 9-5-14

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "More Video Footage With SPD & SU Students":

Joe, I'm the guy you recently criticized for having harsh words about kops, and the spelling of the word cops.

Now, you did support my 1st amendment right, as I do you. This is not intended to be a bad comment to you in any way. I think we can still respect each other even if we occasionally disagree.

It seems to me, recently in fact, that you yourself have gotten on board with my criticising of kops as well. It is news and you publish news, but your comments seem similar to mine, to me anyway, even though yours might be less 'harsh'.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this comment, but actions like these 'cops' have been displaying is a nationwide problem and now it seems to have come out in the open in little ole Salisbury.

Some people think cops can do no wrong, and these people have had little to none interaction with them personally.

These same people think others are 'bashing' cops when in fact they are stating truths, known to people who have had interactions with them. And no, you don't have to get arrested or be a criminal to have bad interactions with police.

The internet, and court records, are full of stories about bad cops and their illegal, immoral and unnecessary actions.

Some get caught some don't. Some get punished, some don't. Mostly don't.

Now to be fair, there ARE some fine officers out there, and the few who have tried to take a stand against the bad ones have been punished themselves for doing so. Even putting their lives on the line for speaking out, from their FELLOW OFFICERS.

None of what I speak is any secret and can be found quite easily by an internet search or case history search.

Even if we don't agree, I salute you for having the backbone for publishing it.

I think it is fair to say that in the 9, 10, 11 years or whatever the amount of time you have been doing this, YOU ARE DELMARVA'S NEWS LEADER.

This has gotten longer than I intended, but I hope you get my meaning of it.

In closing let me say good job and Godspeed.


Media Mum? DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Implies GOP Gov. Scott Walker Beats Women

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz ramped up “War on Women” rhetoric to an accusatory new level. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the Florida congresswoman said the Governor of Wisconsin is a domestic abuser: "Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is reality."

Wasserman Schultz added: "What Republican tea party extremists like Scott Walker are doing is they are grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back. It is not going to happen on our watch." The Democratic candidate for governor there, Mary Burke, was backtracking:

Stephanie Wilson, Burke's press secretary, suggested in a statement that Wasserman Schultz's comments went too far.

"That's not the type of language that Mary Burke would use, or has used, to point out the clear differences in this contest," Wilson said.


Salisbury Cuts Five Downtown Parking Meters

SALISBURY — Salisbury’s downtown will be losing five parking meters in front of 309 East Main Street to accommodate the State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) re-location to that property.

The City Council’s discussion on the prosecution office’s parking also involved taking a look at nearby Lot 10 and the city could consider reducing the price to park in the often underutilized lot sometime in the future.

Now that the State’s Attorney’s Office has completed the move to 309 East Main Street, officials asked the city to remove the five parking meters that front the building. There seemed to be some confusion as to why the request to cut street parking was made among the City Council.


Common Core Teacher Takes Nearly a Minute to Solve 9+6=15

Holder Expands Ferguson Witch-Hunt

Despite the continuing absence of any evidence whatsoever that race was a factor in the police shooting of Michael Brown, the Department of Justice will be conducting a race-baiting witch-hunt aimed at the entire police force in Ferguson, Mo., Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday.

The new investigation is nothing more than a taxpayer-funded Democratic Party voter registration drive disguised as a civil rights investigation. Such hoaxes are the stock in trade of the radical community organizers who run the Obama White House. Statistics, by the way, suggest Ferguson is far from the hotbed of crime the media hasportrayed it as. Ferguson reportedly has an average level of crime.


Revealed: Where 37,000 illegal immigrant children have been released to 'guardians' across America

And where the feds are hiding tens of thousands more

The federal government has sent more than 37,000 illegal immigrant children to adults in every part of the U.S. who claimed to be their guardians during the first seven months of 2014, data from the Department of Health and Human Services show.

But tens of thousands more are languishing in 116 shelters operated with taxpayer dollars in at least 16 states.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says more than 66,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended after crossing the border illegally between October 1, 2013 and the end of this August – an 88 per cent increase over the last fiscal year with one month left to go.


Judge sets next hearing for illegal immigrant minors for FOUR years from now

Immigration dockets are so backlogged, a Virginia judge is setting court dates for illegal children for four years from now.

CNS News reports that Arlington, Virginia, Judge John M. Bryant told at least three minors appearing before his court on Tuesday morning that their next hearing would be June 11, 2018.

'Are you available that day?' Bryant reportedly asked one of the immigrant's lawyers as a joke.


Perdue Says Its Hatching Chicks Are Off Antibiotics

Perdue Farms says it has ditched the common practice of injecting antibiotics into eggs that are just about to hatch. And public health advocates are cheering. They've been campaigning against the widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture, arguing that it's adding to the plague of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

This particular use of antibiotics is ubiquitous but little-known. It happens at hatcheries, which lie at the heart of large-scale chicken production.

Hatcheries don't get a lot of attention. From the outside, Perdue's hatchery in Salisbury, Md., is just a simple, one-story cinder block building. What goes on inside, though, is amazing.

More than 1 million eggs arrive here every week from breeding farms a few hours away in West Virginia. Unlike the eggs you buy in the store, these eggs are fertilized; there are embryos inside.


The Whys Behind the Ukraine Crisis

A senior US diplomat told me recently that if Russia were to occupy all of Ukraine and even neighboring Belarus that there would be zero impact on US national interests. The diplomat wasn’t advocating that, of course, but was noting the curious reality that Official Washington’s current war hysteria over Ukraine doesn’t connect to genuine security concerns.

So why has so much of the Washington Establishment – from prominent government officials to all the major media pundits – devoted so much time this past year to pounding their chests over the need to confront Russia regarding Ukraine? Who is benefiting from this eminently avoidable – yet extremely dangerous – crisis? What’s driving the madness?

Of course, Washington’s conventional wisdom is that America only wants “democracy” for the people of Ukraine and that Russian President Vladimir Putin provoked this confrontation as part of an imperialist design to reclaim Russian territory lost during the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. But that “group think” doesn’t withstand examination. [See’s “Who’s Telling the Big Lie on Ukraine?”]


Thank God Its Friday 9-5-14

What will you be doing this weekend?

Quote Of The Day

"By the time I got to Ferguson, all the good stuff was gone..."

Eric Holder

Shirt worn by Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden dead to be displayed at 9/11 museum

The shirt worn by the Navy SEAL soldier who shot dead Osama bin Laden will be put on public display this Sunday at New York City's 9/11 Memorial Museum in time for the 13th anniversary.

It was secured by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and will be become the latest exhibit at the $700 million museum dedicated to the memory of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives that day.

While the identity of the man who put three bullets into Osama bin Laden inside his secret Pakistan hideaway on May 2, 2011 has not been revealed, the simple brown shirt will be the most overt relic of the terror masterminds death at the memorial.