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Sunday, June 05, 2016

MSP Salisbury Barrack DUI Arrests 5/28/2016 to 6/03/2016:

Corey Lamont Taylor 45yoa Salisbury, MD

Dionte Lamar Kirkland 29yoa Princess Anne, MD

Reston Lee Ayres 56yoa Salisbury, MD

Justin Dean Bowen 32yoa PA

Asha Aigner Handy 20yoa Salisbury, MD

Charles Milton Long 48yoa Salisbury, MD

Jose Luiz Lopez 38yoa Salisbury, MD

Comeiko Andrea Pitts 33yoa Salisbury, MD

Trevor Blaine Pratt 23yoa Westminster, MD

James Ramsey Griens 24yoa Salisbury, MD

Juan Jhouiny Aranda Guevara 32yoa Essex, MD

Tera Rose Hollins 27yoa Salisbury, MD

David Anthony Johnson 51yoa unknown

Salisbury City Council Work Session Agenda & Packet For June 6, 2016

Notice of Closed Session - Monday, June 6, 2016

There's A Free College Education War Between WorWic, County Executive & County Council But What About YOU?

While new County Employees are already receiving lower benefits and there's now rumor benefits may be reduced for retired and possibly current County Employees I have to ask, why on God's Green Earth are we considering taking away from the hard working employees of the County while offering a FREE education for people who never earned YOUR tax dollars?

There's been a lot of talk on this subject. Some news outlets are being soft on this matter and right now is a perfect time to talk about the reality of it.

This is YOUR money. With infrastructure being at an all time disaster, there's not even any more money in the budget to repair ANY of the roads the County inspected last week. 

I can see so many areas of serious concern, yet we're now being subjected to giving away hundreds of thousands of dollars to people who haven't earned a thing and better yet, haven't paid ANY County Taxes. 

Oh, they all want to throw it out there, this will build economic development. Well, what businesses are out there for these people getting a free education to stick around, buy a home and enjoy a decent income? 

While I'd guess there's a sales job for both sides on this matter, the most important part of this lies on YOU the taxpayer. For me, I just can't see spending all of this money without a commitment in return. For example, when you join the Naval Academy, once you've graduated you must serve at least 4 years in the Navy. What are YOU getting in return here in Wicomico County?

I think a lot more thought needs to go into YOUR proposed investment. In the mean time, while the County had a surplus last year, there's no guarantee that will continue, especially after all those losses in recent years. No nest egg, no infrastructure improvements and no guaranteed return on your investment. 

Sorry Bob, WorWic & County Council, we're going to have to agree to disagree on this one. It's putting good money after bad money at this point.

Gorilla killed after 4-year-old falls into zoo enclosure

A holiday weekend outing at Cincinnati's zoo turned doubly tragic Saturday when a 4-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling into a gorilla enclosure - and zoo workers had to kill the rare gorilla to protect the boy.

Cincinnati police and emergency crews responded to a report of a child falling into the exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at about 4 p.m. Saturday. Police confirmed the child was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center near the zoo, and was treated for serious injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.

Cincinnati Zoo President Thane Maynard said the boy crawled through a barrier and fell an estimated 10 to 12 feet into the moat surrounding the habitat. He said the boy was not seriously injured by the fall.


A Viewer Writes: Parking at Walmart

Parked on the sidewalk at Walmart North playing on his cell phone.

Veteran Shows Flag Burning Liberal How Far He'll Go To Defend Our Flag

Memorial Day: More Than Just A Three-Day Weekend

Flag Raising at Iwo Jima February 1945
By Thornton Crowe

A holiday to celebrate our victories and losses but also one to reflect on just what America means to us...
In our times of high political correctness, it is not an outrageous thing to entertain, given Obama's 'almost' apology for Hiroshima speech, will our holidays honoring military become extinct? It is surprising that over the last seven years, this hasn't been entertained or discussed. Given the current president and his strong dislike for the founding values of America, it is quite surprising he hasn't tried to outlaw our cherished holidays like Memorial Day, which honors our soldiers whom have given their lives so we can continue to be a free nation.

Prisoners of War in Japan, WWII
One thing about Obama's Hiroshima speech that he failed to mention was the horrors Japanese soldiers exacted on American prisoners of war during the Second World War. The inconvenient fact that many of them had contests to see how many POWs they could behead or the starvation in their detainment camps. Yes, he forgot to even mention the biggest reasons for the US official engagement:  Pearl Harbor. It's inconceivable that at any other part of our country's history, our military's commander in chief would forget such facts. Furthermore, it's an insult to every soldier who fought and died for this country so we could continue to live as a free nation.

From a recent riot
Looking at the contrast between young Americans serving in WWII and the ones wearing hats saying, "AMERICA WAS NEVER GREAT," it's a abysmal commentary on just how much American Pride has disintegrated over the last few decades. With our president vilifying our history, it's no wonder Millennials have no respect or appreciation for the price many paid so they could riot in the streets, airing  fictitious grievances, unfettered. They have no clue what it is like to live under oppression or socialism like the people of Argentina and Venezuela or to engage in actual combat in hostile territories as their peers in serving in the armed forces, shield them from such atrocities and horror.

V-J Day, 1945 - NYC Times Square
Beginning in 1860s, many local areas performed rituals and parades, honoring fallen war heroes. As a tradition, they gathered on specific days to celebrate those who gave their lives for our freedom. It wasn't until 1971 when it became a federally recognized national holiday and since, has become more an official beginning of the 'summer' season for many local beach towns; thus, its real meaning becoming clouded or lost altogether.

This weekend, more so than probably any other year before, our military's history and sacrifice should be remembered and honored because without them, we would not be free.

Additionally, in this pivotal election year, it's a time to reflect on a pertinent question regarding our country's tenuous future: Isn't it time we elected people who possess respect for those who have served and protected us rather than damning and apologizing for it?

The choice is yours.

How say you?

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Hurricane Sandy
To my ancestors and all the men and women who fought, served and continue to serve in our armed forces to keep us free, I Thank You for your Service.  

WCSO Press Release 6-2-16

Holland, Anna and Lynch, Holly
Incident: Possession of CDS with the Intent to Distribute
Date of Incident: 1 June 2016
Location: Branch Street at Ocean Gateway, Mardela Springs, MD
Anna Marie Holland, 25, Salisbury, MD
Holly Star Lynch, 38, Snow Hill, MD
Narrative: On 1 June 2016 at 1730hrs, deputies assigned to the Wicomico Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team stopped a vehicle operated by Anna Holland for speeding in Mardela Springs. During the encounter, the deputies suspected that Holland and her passenger Holly Lynch were involved in possible illegal drug activity which resulted in a search of their vehicle. During the search the deputies located what they identified as heroin and crack cocaine. Both were packaged in amounts that was indicative of distribution.
Both Holland and Lynch were transported to the Central Booking Unit where they were processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Holland in the Detention Center in lieu of $75,000.00 bond while Lynch is still awaiting an initial appearance.
Charges: Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute and Possession of Crack Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute

Local Liberal Chuck Cook Attempts To Attack Me On Facebook

Chuck Cook
4 hrs ·

"For some time now, I've felt like Trump had a "local" theme about him, and then it hit me: He's Joe Albero with money."

Let's take a look at my background. Every property/vehicle I own is debt free, (no mortgage). I retired at 40 years old. I am not dependent on the government. 

While I have never claimed to be a billionaire, clearly the "American Dream" has a completely different meaning to Chuck Cook. 

While you meant your statement to be an insult, I am honored to be placed into Donald Trump's league. I guess, (in Chuck's eyes) everyone should be dependent on the government and shame on anyone who works hard, builds a business, pays off all debts and for that deserves to be attacked. 

Route 50 To Get New Traffic Light At Sixty Foot Road

BERLIN — To enhance safety, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will install a new traffic signal at the US 50 and Sixty Foot Road intersection, in eastern Wicomico County, just west of MD 354 (Powellville Road).

In response to requests from the local community, SHA studied the intersection to determine if a signal or other changes would enhance safety. SHA traffic engineers analyzed a variety of factors including sight distance, pedestrian activity, crash history, proximity to schools, daily traffic counts, turning movements, physical geometry of the intersection and seasonal impacts.

SHA engineers determined that a signal, along with turn lanes and additional signs, will improve traffic flow and safety through the intersection. SHA announced the decision at a meeting with local elected officials and citizens at the Pittsville Fire Department last night.


A Viewer Writes: Tall Grass

Business Rt. 13 near Walmart. How high does the grass have to get before it gets cut.

Should a terrorist's family collect insurance money after he killed 14 people in the San Bernardino attack?

The federal government is suing to stop the family of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook from collecting more than $250,000 in life insurance payments from his death.

In a complaint seeking the seizure of the money Tuesday, the government alleges that the proceeds from Farook’s two policies are derived from a terrorist act.

“Terrorists must not be permitted to provide for their designated beneficiaries through their crimes,” said U.S. Atty. Eileen Decker in a statement. “My office intends to explore every legal option available to us to ensure these funds are made available to the victims of this horrific crime. We will continue to use every tool available to seek justice on behalf of the victims of the San Bernardino terrorist attacks.”


A Letter To The Editor: At risk 14 y.o. Girl

My name is Robert Bacon and I have assumed temporary guardianship of a 14 year old girl who has not attended school in Wicomico county for almost a year and a half. She was living with her mother along with 4 other adults in a motel room and all the adults seem to have substance abuse problems. I live with her aunt who received her call for help. The child has told me she reached her breaking point when she gave up the bed provided by her mother to the only working adult in the room and was sleeping on the floor to allow this person a bed to sleep in. She said she was woke up around 3 am when someone spilled a full beer on her head and soaked her and her pillow. She said she was crying when she had to shower the alcohol off of her. Her aunt (my girlfriend) and I have taken her into our home and are providing a safe place for her to prosper. Her mother has granted us temporary guardianship and we have been trying to get her back to school. She does not wish to go back to school claiming some violence and harassment issues against her in the Wicomico County school she was attending. Her aunt and I are doing everything we can to get this child the education she needs.We have enroll her in home schooling .The child's father will be getting out of Wicomico County detention center for actions with his own substance abuse problems She is tired of his actions as well. He has been in jail a lot of times times and he has many pages on Maryland case search. The child`s comment on his release is "great, another homecoming, one more person to tell me what to do." I am so proud of this girl and her willingness to do right even under these conditions. She is trying above and beyond what I ever expected. The tough guy I sometimes feel I am has cried many times over this. As a recovering alcoholic myself, I have empathy for this child. I am upset over the fact that Wicomico County schools has allowed this child to be out of school for so long. Her aunt contacted the school and was told the child needed counseling but offered no assistance in the matter. It seems the Board has turned a blind eye to the situations of violence and harassment in the district, refusing to correct the problems and not offering help needed to children that have been affected by it. I am seeking help and advice in this matter and am sending this to many people.

Quantico Creek Road

After some consideration, Roads have decided to close Quantico Creek Road today and tomorrow for a period of the day.... This will allow us to hopefully get this project, for the most part, finished by the weekend. Because of the width of the road, flagging operations will not only be less safe, but will not allow for continuous work. We will be closing it between 9:00 am and open it back up by 3:00 pm. This will allow school buses and work commute to get through unaffected. Again, thank you for your tolerance of this situation.

Ocean City Voted Second Best Boardwalk in the U.S.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Boardwalk are as follows:
  1. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, Calif.
  2. Ocean City Boardwalk - Ocean City, Md.
  3. Carolina Beach Boardwalk - Carolina Beach, N.C.
  4. Wildwoods Boardwalk - Wildwoods, N.J.
  5. Virginia Beach Boardwalk - Virginia Beach, Va.
  6. Jenkinson's Boardwalk - Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.
  7. Hampton Beach Boardwalk - Hampton Beach, N.H.
  8. Old Orchard Beach Pier - Orchard Beach, Maine
  9. Seaside Heights Boardwalk - Seaside Heights, N.J.
  10. Atlantic City Beach and Boardwalk - Atlanic City
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts James Lilliefors (America’s Boardwalks) and Anna Hider (Roadtrippers) were chosen based on their knowledge of great American boardwalks.

Other nominees included Coney Island Boardwalk, Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, Kemah Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, Navy Pier, Newport Beach Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Congratulations to all our winners!


Blind Man Sues McDonald's for Refusing Him Drive-Thru Service

McDonald's has until mid-June to respond to a federal lawsuit accusing it of discrimination for refusing to serve blind customers who walk up during late-night hours when only the drive-thru window is open.

The plaintiff, Scott Magee of Metairie, Louisiana, said in court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago that he was laughed at and turned away from the drive-thru window at a McDonald's in the New Orleans suburb late at night last August. It wasn't the first time that had happened, Magee alleged.

Many McDonald's restaurants nationwide continue service through their drive-thru windows late at night after the main restaurant entrance has closed

But the company's policy is not to serve pedestrians at the drive-thru, and blind customers can't drive, so they're effectively barred from patronizing the world's largest fast food chain by revenue, according to the suit, which seeks class-action status for all blind Americans who may have had difficulty ordering at McDonald's.


Report: Husband Arrested in Fatal Beating of Man Who Tried to Rape His Wife

The enraged husband who beat a man to death with a tire iron for trying to rape his wife inside their Bronx apartment has been arrested and charged with manslaughter, police said.

“He threatened my wife,” explained Mamadou Diallo, as he was led out of the 42nd Precinct in handcuffs on Tuesday.

“He threatened my wife,” he said again, stone-faced.

The 61-year-old native of Guinea has been charged with manslaughter after coming to the rescue of his wife, Nenegale Diallo, at around 9:30 p.m. Monday after the terrified woman called him to tell him she had just broken free from an intruder who attacked her inside their Claremont Village home on Washington Avenue near East 168th Street.


Ocean City Police Investigating Homicide That Occurred at 136th Street

OCEAN CITY, MD – (June 1, 2016): Ocean City Police are continuing to investigate an assault that occurred earlier this week which has now been classified a homicide. On May 29, 2016, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Ocean City Police and EMS responded to the area of 136th Street & Coastal Highway in reference to an assault. Ocean City EMS transported the victim, Ryan M. Shupert, 31, of Lutherville Timonium, MD, to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with life-threatening injuries. Shupert succumbed to his injuries and passed away yesterday, May 31. Shupert’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland who has ruled the death a homicide.

Detectives with the Ocean City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Major Crimes believe that the victim and two friends were involved in a verbal argument with four male suspects on a municipal bus before the physical altercation at 136thStreet and Coastal Highway. Detectives are currently looking for four suspects and asking anyone with information to come forward. Each of the four suspects are believed to be from the Baltimore, MD area.

Suspect 1: A white male with a darker complexion in his 20’s. He is approximately 6’ to 6’1” weighing approximately 200 pounds with dark, curly hair parted to the side and gel in his hair. He was wearing glasses before the altercation occurred and a red shirt.

Suspect 2: A white male with a lighter complexion in his 20’s. He has short reddish brown hair with extensive tattoos on both his arms and neck. He was wearing a white t-shirt at the time of the incident.

Suspects 3 & 4: White males in their 20’s.

“We are confident that someone has valuable information about this incident and knows the suspects that were involved,” commented Chief Ross Buzzuro. “We urge anyone that may have information to contact us, particularly those that may have been on a municipal bus between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. in the areas of 70th to 130th Streets on Sunday, May 29.”

Detectives are actively reviewing surveillance video, witness statements and forensic evidence and each lead is being investigated extensively. Citizens that believe they may have information are urged to contact 410-723-6602 or visit to submit a tip. Citizens may remain anonymous.

Obama Proclamation: June LGBT Pride Month

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Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union.  This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching for a brighter tomorrow, has never been easy or smooth.  The fight for dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is reflected in the tireless dedication of advocates and allies who strive to forge a more inclusive society.  They have spurred sweeping progress by changing hearts and minds and by demanding equal treatment -- under our laws, from our courts, and in our politics.  This month, we recognize all they have done to bring us to this point, and we recommit to bending the arc of our Nation toward justice.
Last year's landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality in all 50 States was a historic victory for LGBT Americans, ensuring dignity for same-sex couples and greater equality across State lines.  For every partnership that was not previously recognized under the law and for every American who was denied their basic civil rights, this monumental ruling instilled newfound hope, affirming the belief that we are all more free when we are treated as equals.
LGBT individuals deserve to know their country stands beside them.  That is why my Administration is striving to better understand the needs of LGBT adults and to provide affordable, welcoming, and supportive housing to aging LGBT Americans.  It is also why we oppose subjecting minors to the harmful practice of conversion therapy, and why we are continuing to promote equality and foster safe and supportive learning environments for all students.  We remain committed to addressing health disparities in the LGBT community -- gay and bisexual men and transgender women of color are at a particularly high risk for HIV, and we have worked to strengthen our National HIV/AIDS Strategy to reduce new infections, increase access to care, and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV.
Despite the extraordinary progress of the past few years, LGBT Americans still face discrimination simply for being who they are.  I signed an Executive Order in 2014 that prohibits discrimination against Federal employees and contractors on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  I urge the Congress to enact legislation that builds upon the progress we have made, because no one should live in fear of losing their job simply because of who they are or who they love.  And our commitment to combatting discrimination against the LGBT community does not stop at our borders:  Advancing the fair treatment of all people has long been a cornerstone of American diplomacy, and we have made defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT individuals a priority in our engagement across the globe.  In line with America's commitment to the notion that all people should be treated fairly and with respect, champions of this cause at home and abroad are upholding the simple truth that LGBT rights are human rights.
There remains much work to do to extend the promise of our country to every American, but because of the acts of courage of the millions who came out and spoke out to demand justice and of those who quietly toiled and pushed for progress, our Nation has made great strides in recognizing what these brave individuals long knew to be true in their hearts -- that love is love and that no person should be judged by anything but the content of their character.  During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, as Americans wave their flags of pride high and march boldly forward in parades and demonstrations, let us celebrate how far we have come and reaffirm our steadfast belief in the equal dignity of all Americans.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2016 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.  I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

Mexican Anti Trump Protester Wants Her Land Back From The White Man

Black Outrage Over Gorilla Shot To Protect ‘White Privilege’. Just One Problem…

Do you feel strongly about Harambe, the hapless gorilla executed by Cincinnati zoo to protect the life of the four-year old child Isaiah whose stupid, irresponsible parents allowed him to crawl into the gorilla’s pen?

Well I do too. Especially when you realise – at least by some accounts – that the gorilla was actually trying to protect the child not kill it.

But I don’t think in the outrage stakes any of us can quite compete with the angry black people in social media forums who have been blaming the incident on entrenched white privilege.


Memorial Day Morons: Americans Clueless About Holiday and Reason For It

Caroline County Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

Mervyn Jay Downes III
A Caroline County man has been arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated animal cruelty in connection with the mutilation and death of two goats and the maiming of a third at a state park, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported.

Mervyn Jay Downes III, 21, of Ridgely, turned himself in late Friday night after officers searched his home and found evidence linking him to the two crimes earlier this spring. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Caroline District Court on July 5.

On April 8, officers were called to the Adkins Arboretum in Tuckahoe State Park after two goats were found dead, their throats slit. On May 2, officers returned to the arboretum after another goat had been attacked, but survived the stabbing. Evidence collected at the scene eventually led investigators to Downes, who lives on a road abutting the park.

In addition to the animal cruelty charges, Downes also was charged with three counts of malicious destruction of property, two counts of destroying an animal in a state park, two counts of having a weapon in a state park, two counts each of trespassing and being in a state park after hours. Officers also seized several weapons from his home.

Downes was charged last December with multiple counts of illegal deer hunting and pleaded guilty in Queen Anne’s District Court to one charge. He was given probation before judgment and fined $1,500, all of it suspended. He is on probation until Sept. 3.

The maximum sentence for aggravated cruelty to animals is three years in prison and a fine of $5,000.

Arrest made after 160 Memorial Day crosses were damaged at a Kentucky park

HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) -An arrest has been made after 160 Memorial Day crosses were damaged early Saturday in Henderson.

Police say a car driven by 27-year-old Anthony Burrus, of Henderson, drove through the display of crosses in Central Park around 6 a.m.

Officers say Burris denied causing the damage, but said he was driving a 1979 Ford Thunderbird on Saturday morning. He told officers he left the car at McDonald's on South Green Street because it stopped running.


Rep. Cuellar Wants to Change the Law Giving Cuban Border-Crossers 'Pure Amnesty'

( - It's time to change the Cuban Adjustment Act, which gives automatic amnesty -- and taxpayer assistance -- to the tens of thousands of Cubans who are making their way to U.S. soil, says Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas).

"I think the taxpayers need to know we're spending almost $2.5 billion dollars a year on this blanket amnesty that we're giving to the Cubans," Cuellar told CSPAN on Thursday.

Under the longstanding Cuban Adjustment Act, Cubans who make it to "dry land" are put on a fast-track to permanent legal status and eventually, citizenship. They are automatically eligible for a host of welfare benefits.