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Thursday, July 07, 2016

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Five panels to grill FBI on Clinton

Furious congressional Republicans are launching a multipronged attack against the FBI and Hillary Clinton.

A total of five congressional committees will either hold hearings with high-profile law enforcement officials over the next week or have already begun inquiries to the FBI about its investigation of the former secretary of State.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called for Clinton to be barred from the intelligence briefings typically given to presidential nominees and said that State Department officials should be subjected to administrative penalties for support of the former secretary’s use of a private email server.

Senate GOP leaders, meanwhile, are pushing for the FBI to release the transcript of its 3.5-hour interview with Clinton over the July Fourth weekend.


Left-wing German Politician Who Was Raped By Migrants LIED To Police About Attackers' Nationality

Did not want to encourage racism

A young left-wing German politician has admitted she lied to police about the racial background of three men who raped her in case it triggered reprisals against refugees in her country.

Selin Gören, the national spokeswoman of the left-wing youth movement Solid, was attacked by three men in January in the city of Mannheim where she works as a refugee activist.

The 24-year-old was ambushed late at night in a playground where she said she was forced to perform a sex act on her attackers.

After the assault she went straight to the police – but she did not tell them the ethnic make-up of the men, that they were speaking Arabic or Farsi.

Selin, aware of the backlash that migrants suffered after the events in Cologne on New Year’s Eve – when hundreds of women were sexually assaulted and robbed by marauding gangs of immigrant youths – instead said she was robbed and said her attackers spoke German.

Now she has told Germany’s Spiegel magazine why she lied. After her initial interview at the end of January she returned to the police 12 hours later to tell them the real story.

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JULY 7, 2016 10:31PM EST

NEW  YORK: Multiple arrests have been made at the BLM protest in Times Square. No definitive number on arrests at this time.

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Roger Ailes hits back on Gretchen Carlson sex-harassment suit

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is making it clear he has no intention of avoiding the controversy created by the sexual harassment lawsuit filed Wednesday by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson.

In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, Ailes responded: “Gretchen Carlson’s allegations are false. This is a retaliatory suit for the network’s decision not to renew her contract, which was due to the fact that her disappointingly low ratings were dragging down the afternoon lineup. When Fox News did not commence any negotiations to renew her contract, Ms. Carlson became aware that her career with the network was likely over and conveniently began to pursue a lawsuit. Ironically, Fox News provided her with more on-air opportunities over her 11 year tenure than any other employer in the industry, for which she thanked me in her recent book. This defamatory lawsuit is not only offensive, it is wholly without merit and will be defended vigorously.”

WND reported Fox News star Gretchen Carlson, 50, filed a sexual-harassment suit against her now-former boss, saying in the same court filing her former morning co-host Steve Doocy was guilty of the same. 


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JUST IN: State Department Resumes Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails

The State Department announced Thursday it has reopened its internal review of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was Secretary of State.

The move comes a day after Attorney General Loretta Lynch agreed with the recommendation by the FBI and career prosecutors that no criminal charges should be filed in relation to the incident.

In April, the State Department halted its review of potential mishandling of classified materials to allow the FBI to complete its probe that began in March.


Nancy Pelosi blows off traffic laws — to shop at shoe store!

U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is above the law, as St. Helena, California residents learned last month.

Local Paul Smith wrote in to the St. Helena Star in June to describe Pelosi’s recent shoe shopping excursion at a fancy boutique, prompting a response from police chief Bill Imboden about the former House Speaker’s special status.

“Last Saturday afternoon (June 4) I’m standing on the west side of Main Street directly across from the Hunt Avenue intersection chatting with friends. Of course, traffic was heavy in both directions,” Smith wrote.

“A large perfectly polished and gleaming black SUV is attempting a left turn from Hunt onto southbound Main (not easy). Suddenly blue/red lights are flashing from the windshield area of the SUV (like you would see in an official fire/police vehicle),” he continued. “I said to my friends, I’ve never seen that before on a ‘regular’ vehicle and I’d think that’s illegal and dangerous. They agreed.”

That’s when the large black SUV jolted across two lanes of traffic, lights flashing, to park in front of a fire hydrant at the high end shoe boutique Footcandy.

“A St. Helena police car happens to be going northbound and pulls into the center lane and the officer starts shaking his arm and hollering at the driver of the SUV. While this goes on a man exits the SUV assisting a woman from the vehicle. She dashes off to Footcandy while he waits by the SUV in the red zone,” Smith explained.

The police officer then drove off without confronting the driver, he wrote.



Coming November 2016........


"Folks, Put The Pieces Together" - Judge Jeanine Rages Over Comey/Clinton Debacle

Never one to mince words, Judge Jeanine Pirro goes on an epic rant regarding the FBI's decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton.

Judge Pirro says that given all of her experience, the case against Hillary Clinton should have been presented to a grand jury. Not only that, but Pirro cuts right to the point by saying that the entire decision reeks of favoritism.

"You all know I think highly of Jim Comey, I worked with him when I was a DA and he was the United States attorney. Today however, was a very dark day for the Department of Justice, and the FBI and criminal justice at large in this nation. When Jim Comey presented facts that supported the actual indictment of Hillary Clinton and said no reasonable person would prosecute, that case defies logic."

"This is a case, Hillary Clinton, that cries out for presentation to a grand jury. Political appointees including Jim Comey and Loretta Lynch should not be making this decision."

"Now what we have is a country that doesn't believe in the system anymore. This case should have gone to a grand jury. Ordinary Americans should have heard this case. You've got political appointees like Jim Comey, Loretta Lynch, and someone who was beneath Loretta Lynch who is also a political appointee making this decision, reeks of favoritism."


Carroll County wrestler ready to represent country in Olympics

WOODBINE, Md. —The athletes going to this year's Olympic Games are accustomed to winning, but few have done it like Carroll County native Kyle Snyder.

Among his many accolades, Snyder became the youngest American to win a wrestling world title last year when he was 19.

Now 20, Snyder is off to Rio for his Olympics debut.

Snyder's road to the Olympics was paved through his passion for wrestling. The Woodbine native is arguably the greatest wrestler in Maryland history. He was 179-0 while wrestling for Our Lady of Good Counsel in high school.

He was also undefeated in three of the toughest high school wrestling tournaments in the country, winning the Best of the East three times, the Walsh Ironman twice and the Powerade Wrestling Tournament once. Snyder is also a two-time NCAA champion at Ohio State, as he was a part of a team title in 2015 before winning an individual heavyweight crown in 2016.


Peter Schweizer: What’s Missing from the ‘Strange Gaps’ in Hillary’s Email History?

Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer, the author of the bestselling book “Clinton Cash” and narrator of the newdocumentary of the same name, writes in Politico Magazineabout the “strange gaps” in Hillary Clinton’s email history and what could be missing.

The past few weeks have brought a myriad of revelations about the private server Hillary Clinton used while she was secretary of state. First, there was the State Department inspector general’s devastating critique of the former secretary’s email practices. Then came sworn testimony of two key Clinton aides about how the server was set up and how the system worked (or didn’t). Just this weekend, Clinton met with the FBI to discuss her email arrangements. And on Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey announced that the agency would not recommend criminal charges over the handling of these emails, while at the same time offering a brutal assessment of how poorly Team Clinton handled classified information.

But, when it comes to Clinton’s correspondence, the most basic and troubling questions still remain unanswered: Why are there gaps in Clinton’s email history? Did she or her team delete emails that she should have made public?


Archaeology Dig at Furnace Town & Heritage Arts for Kids

 Archaeology Dig at Furnace Town 
Date/Time: 07.10.16 / 2:00 PM

Location: Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum

Description: Come to Furnace Town on July 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm for an archaeology dig.

Cost is $20 per person. Space is limited. Call 410-632-2032 for more information.

Heritage Arts for Kids 
Date/Time: 07.13.16 / 1:00 PM

Location: 208 W Market Street

Come to the Julia A Purnell Museum where kids learn history with a hands - on arts project. No need to register: just drop in between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. The program is free for children but they must be accompanied be a paying adult (Adult admission is $3.00). The series continues each Wednesday in July and August 3 and 10, 2016.

Call 410-632-0515 for more information

Scott Walker Gets on Board the Trump Train

Wisconsin Governor and former Presidential candidate Scott Walker told Wisconsin’s WKOW that a vote for anybody but Trump was essentially a vote for Hillary Clinton. Governor Walker made the remarks to WKOW’s Greg Neumann.

The popular Wisconsin Governor also tweeted his support of presumptive nominee Donald Trump Wednesday while squashing RNC convention revolt fantasies by declaring Donald Trump the inevitable Republican Presidential nominee.

Bill O'Reilly Reveals Unseen Photos Of Young Obama At Islamic Wedding

Back on patrol! 'CHiPS' star Erik Estrada becomes real-life police officer

Erik Estrada doesn't patrol California highways in tight shorts and feathered hair as a police officer on television any more, but that doesn't mean he is no longer a cop.

The actor from "CHiPs" fame was sworn in as a reserve police officer in tiny St. Anthony, Idaho, on July 2, with a focus on protecting children from online predators.

Estrada became a pop culture icon during the "CHiPs" heyday from 1977 to 1983, and now works as a spokesperson for the Safe Surfin' Foundation. The organization looks to educate parents, teachers, clergy, and children about internet safety while working to track down online predators.


This Is What "American Justice" Has Become

"What difference does it make?"

Md. police post video of officer with bear

WASHINGTON — A black bear spotted in the region has been caught on video, but not everyone is happy about it.

Maryland Natural Resources Police responded to a report of a bear near a picnic pavilion along the Patapsco River in Baltimore County Sunday.

Two officers found the bear and kept an eye on it for a while.

As they did, they shot a short video that was posted to social media.

In the video, you see one officer posing in the foreground as the bear crawls around in the background.


DNC Caught Paying For Leftist Protesters At RNC

Once again Democrats resort to monetary compensation in exchange for disrupting events

Hacker Guccifer has released a 22 page document over the DNC, spending 800,000 to sabotage the RNC.

DNC operatives hope to stage a “Trumpocolypse with shenanigans and tricks… in addition, BLM has planned mass protest, their leader promising to release protestors in mass to sabotage RNC.


Governor Hogan: Conowingo Dam Press Conference - July 7, 2016

Clintons have different rules than the rest of us

The Department of Political Justice

Once again, the rule of law exempts the Clintons

Is it worth impairing the reputation of the FBI and the Department of Justice to save Hillary Clinton from a deserved criminal prosecution by playing word games?

What has become of the rule of law — no one is beneath its protections or above its requirements — when the American public can witness a game of political musical chairs orchestrated by Bill Clinton at an airport in a bizarre ruse to remove the criminal investigation of his wife from those legally responsible for making decisions about it?

How hairsplitting can the FBI be in acknowledging “extreme carelessness” while denying “gross negligence” about the same events, at the same time, and in the same respect?

These are questions that now beg for answers in light of what can only be the politically motivated FBI report delivered earlier this week on the likely criminal behavior of Hillary Clinton.


Maryland Casinos Generate $93.4 Million in Revenue During June

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced June 2016 revenue numbers for the state’s five casinos – Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County. June 2016’s combined statewide revenue totaled $93,365,919, up 2.1% from June 2015.

Casino contributions to the state go to the Maryland Education Trust Fund and also support small-, minority- and women-owned businesses, local impact grants and the state’s horse racing industry.

Hollywood Casino Perryville generated $5,986,996 from both slot machines and table games in June. Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $200.63 for slot machines, $2,147.88 for banking table games and $311.06 for non-banking table games. Hollywood Casino’s June 2016 revenue decreased by $448,949, or 7%, from June 2015. Hollywood Casino Perryville operates 850 slot machines and 22 (12 banking and 10 non-banking) table games.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore generated $24,446,954 from both slot machines and table games in June. Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $204.95 for slot machines, $2,224.01 for banking table games and $897.88 for non-banking table games. Horseshoe Casino’s June 2016 revenue increased by $1,350,238, or 5.9%, from June 2015. Horseshoe Casino Baltimore operates 2,202 slot machines and 178 (153 banking and 25 non-banking) table games.

Maryland Live Casino generated $53,699,355 from both slot machines and table games in June. Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $270.55 for slot machines, $4,338.25 for banking table games and $1,100.01 for non-banking table games. Maryland Live’s June 2016 revenue increased by $773,232, or 1.5%, from June 2015. Maryland Live Casino operates 3,923 slot machines and 206 (154 banking and 52 non-banking) table games.

Casino at Ocean Downs generated $5,068,555 from slot machines in June, and its gross gaming revenue per unit per day was $210.87. Casino at Ocean Downs’ June 2016 revenue decreased by $220,222, or 4.2%, from June 2015. The Casino at Ocean Downs operates 800 slot machines, and does not have table games.


Comey Vindictive' In Prosecuting Stewart, Lets Clinton Slide

FBI Director James Comey declined to recommend criminal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified material Tuesday. But back in 2004, he led what legal observers call a “petty and vindictive” prosecution against interior design icon Martha Stewart for a lesser offense.

Stewart served a five-month prison sentence in 2004 at the Federal Prison Camp in Alderson, West Virginia, also known as “Camp Cupcake,” for lying to federal investigators about possible insider trading. In the years since the case, there is a consensus in the legal community that Comey’s prosecution was overzealous and vindictive.


2 MS-13 suspects on the run after Md. park homicide

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two suspects have been arrested and two additional MS-13 gang members are wanted in connection with the homicide of a man that happened in Malcolm King Park back in June.

Montgomery County police said the homicide of Cristian Antonio Villagran-Morales happened in Malcolm King Park located at 1200 West Side Drive on June 17.

Police arrested two suspects in connection with the case. Juan Gutierrez-Vasquez, 16, of Gaithersburg and Vanesa Alvarado, 19, of Gaithersburg were both charged with first-degree murder.


2 Maintenance Workers Charged In Baltimore Sex-For-Repairs Scandal

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A sexual extortion scandal rocked Baltimore City public housing, with accusations that workers were forcing tenants to have sex in exchange for repairs.

Now, the City State’s Attorney’s Office has filed charges against two of those workers, WJZ’s Ava-joye Burnett reports. One told our media,The Baltimore Sun, that he was “set up.”

Raw sewage bubbling up through pipes, no heat and even apartments infested with rodents — that’s what women living in Baltimore City public housing say they were forced to live in if they didn’t perform sexual favors for maintenance workers.

The State’s Attorney’s Office announced a slew of charges against two of the workers, including fourth-degree sex offense.


NOI 7/6/16 Wicomico Tractor Newhart Mill Road


Date:  July 6, 2016
Time:  11:43 p.m.
Location / Address:  5641 Newhart Mill Road, Sharptown, Wicomico Co.
Type of Incident:  Fire
Description of Structure / Property:  2004 Ford New Holland Tractor
Owner / Occupants:  Gary Eskridge
Injuries or Deaths:  None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $18,000.00                      Contents: $
Smoke Alarm Status:   n/a
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  n/a
Arrests(s):  None
Primary Responding Fire Department: Sharptown
# of Alarms:   1    # Of Firefighters:  10
Time to Control:  5 minutes
Discovered By:  Owner
Area of Origin:  Engine compartment
Preliminary Cause:  Accidental, electrical short in battery area
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FBI Director Comey Obliterated These Hillary Talking Points

While FBI Director James Comey announced in a surprise press conference on Tuesday that he will recommend that charges not be filed against Hillary Clinton and her aides for mishandling classified information, the Obama appointee torched talking points that the former secretary of state has used in defense of her email practices.
Clinton talking point No. 1: Her emails were not classified

Clinton has in the past said that her emails were not classified when they were sent and received. Her campaign has also questioned the integrity of the Intelligence Community’s inspector general, which assessed last year that some of Clinton’s emails were classified at the “Top Secret” level when they were originated.


Senate Dems block votes on immigration issues, including sanctuary cities

The Republican-controlled Senate failed Wednesday to advance efforts to change federal immigration law -- including one to cut funding to so-called sanctuary cities.

The vote was 53-44, failing to get the minimum 60 votes to begin debate on the issue.

The measure attempted to block congressional funding for sanctuary cities -- municipalities that ban police from cooperating with immigration officials to potentially deport illegal immigrants.

Senate Republicans also failed to get enough votes to advance their proposed Kate’s Law – named after Kate Steinle, who was fatally shot in July 2015, allegedly by an illegal immigrant who had multiple felony convictions and was deported several times prior to the incident.

Democrats strongly opposed the measures.


Man Pleads Guilty To Puncturing Firehose Outside CVS During Unrest

A Baltimore man faces up to five years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to punching holes in a fire hose at the CVS pharmacy burned in 2015's unrest.

Gregory Lee Butler Jr., 22, was photographed and filmed at the scene on April 27 last year as crews were fighting the fire at the pharmacy in the 2500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Butler admitted that he used a knife to twice puncture a hose connected to a hydrant, rendering the hose inoperable and slowing efforts to extinguish the blaze.

Butler was arrested days later.


Former AG Mukasey: Hillary Violated Felony Standard of ‘Gross Negligence’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “On the Record,” former Attorney General Michael Mukasey stated that ” the laws involved don’t require an intention to violate the law.” And there was enough evidence to charge presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton under a standard of “gross negligence” and that people, including Gen. David Petraeus have been prosecuted “for doing far less,” adding, “Anybody who’s been found to do what he says the FBI found that she did would not get a security clearance.”

Mukasey said, “I was particularly distressed to hear that he said there was no intention to violate the law, when the laws involved don’t require an intention to violate the law. One has — the felony statute has a standard of gross negligence. And he said that she showed gross negligence when he said that she was extremely careless in handling information, some of which was at the top most classification. These are emails that the State Department has said will never be disclosed. She was extremely careless in handling those. That’s enough to establish gross negligence. When he said that we’ve never done anything like this in the past, he may have been referring to the FBI, but there are recorded cases of soldiers being prosecuted for doing far less, for mistakenly putting classified documents in somebody’s desk drawer and forgetting about them. That soldier was prosecuted for a felony.”


Democrats vote to defend sanctuary cities, block mandatory jail time for repeat illegals

Senate Democrats launched filibusters Wednesday to protect sanctuary cities and to shield repeat illegal immigrants from a mandatory minimum 5-year prison sentence, calling the bills an attack on immigrants and saying GOP lawmakers were following the lead of Donald Trump.

The votes came slightly more than a year after the July 1, 2015, slaying of Kate Steinle, whose death at the hands of an illegal immigrant shielded by San Francisco’s sanctuary policy ignited a fierce debate over localities’ laws that limit or ban police from turning immigrants over to federal deportation officers.

Steinle’s death drew attention to victims of illegal immigrant crime — a part of the illegal immigration debate that’s often overlooked.

But Democrats said the GOP’s solutions of stricter penalties on repeat illegal immigrants, and punishing cities and counties for shielding illegal immigrants, were the wrong path.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid complained that jailing illegal immigrants who repeatedly sneak into the U.S. after being deported would end up overcrowding American prisons, and would cost billions of dollars.


Mob of Somalian Refugee Men Terrorize Minnesota Neighborhood

It happened in an upscale Minneapolis neighborhood near Lake Calhoun last week. A mob of about 20 to 30 young Somalian refugee men came parading through the neighborhood about 9:30 Monday morning, making terroristic threats.

The men stopped in front of one woman’s house, and the ugly comments turned to threats. “They were screaming at the house that they were going to kidnap you and they were going to rape you,” one Minneapolis resident told ABC5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. “It was a very traumatizing experience.”

The neighbors told the news media on Thursday that the Somali men have been harassing them throughout the week, but Monday was the most violent and scary.

They reported the men were driving onto the sidewalk and lawns, shooting off bottle rockets and screaming. One resident said, “The entire neighborhood is up in arms.”


Wage Hike Hypocrisy

The activist group leading the charge to enact a $12 minimum wage in Maine pays its workers less than that amount.

The Maine People’s Alliance wants Maine’s minimum wage to increase from $7.50 to $12 an hour, a 60 percent hike. The group posted an advertisement on Craigslist hoping to recruit canvassers and community organizers to “Work toward a fair minimum wage for Maine.” Prospective candidates must be willing to work about 20 hours a week for a starting wage of $429 every two weeks, which works out to about $10 an hour.

“The Phone Canvasser/Organizers are responsible for acting as a communications liaison between MPA and our members, and will engage in grassroots fundraising, member development, and voter education,” the post says.

The group highlights numerous side-benefits of the position in question in the post.


Dem AGs Accused of Flouting Public Records Laws

A conservative legal group is accusing state Democratic officials of conspiring to flout public records laws in order to keep secret details of a campaign to bring racketeering charges against climate policy dissenters.

Democratic attorneys general led by New York’s Eric Schneiderman are seeking to block efforts to obtain documents about their efforts by invoking an overly broad claim to secrecy in ongoing legal proceedings, according to the Energy and Environment (E&E) Legal Institute.

“These activist AGs are trying to write themselves out from freedom of information laws their legislatures have written them into,” E&E senior legal fellow Chris Horner said in a Wednesday statement.

According to Horner, “they are hiding behavior that seems to be precisely the sort of abuse lawmakers sought to expose to sunlight when deciding to cover their states’ chief law enforcement officers under FOIA laws, particularly their use of nearly limitless powers to chill opposition and damage political opponents.”

Schneiderman and his team of state AGs have pursued a legal campaign against oil giant ExxonMobil since last year. They allege that the company misrepresented the dangers of climate change to its investors and the public, and enlisted nonprofit advocacy groups to advance their alleged fraud.


TRUMP 2016

James Comey Once Indicted A Man For A 21-Word Email

In April, 2003, investment banker Frank Quattrone was indicted on charges of obstruction of justice by then-U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York James Comey for one email sent to employees.

Quattrone voiced his discontent with Comey’s recent announcement regarding Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s personal email server. Comey is now the director of the FBI.Quattrone was the subject of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission probe into his dealings at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he allegedly “doled out hot stock offerings” to his friends. Quattrone hosted initial public offerings for companies like Amazon and Cisco in the late 90s, and his activity led to investigation at the height of the tech bubble.

Leading the charge of the investigation was Comey, then-U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Comey charged Quattrone for a one sentence email in which he “advised colleagues in late 2000 to destroy documents while regulators were investigating Wall Street investment banks” for the way they shared their “lucrative initial public offerings.”


The Party Has Just Begun...

County Denies Solar Developer’s Tax Abatement Request

SNOW HILL – County officials voted to deny a request for a tax abatement from a solar company, citing the fact that the project wouldn’t bring many jobs to the area.

The Worcester County Commissioners agreed not to grant the tax abatement request presented by Byron Crawford of Longview Solar. Crawford had been seeking an 80-percent personal property tax abatement from the county.

“As much as I value solar energy, I don’t feel this is the right fit for our county,” Commissioner Chip Bertino said.

Crawford first approached the commissioners in June to ask for a tax break from the county. He said Longview Solar had two facilities planned, one in Berlin on Libertytown Road and another in Snow Hill on Public Landing Road. According to Crawford, the property owners who are willing to lease the company their land will use the proceeds of those leases to supplement their farming incomes.


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This Top Contender Just Dropped Out of the Trump VP Sweepstakes

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, a possible running mate on the GOP ticket, has told presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump he doesn’t want the gig.

In an interview with The Washington Post on Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman acknowledged withdrawing his name from consideration. On Tuesday, Corker campaigned with Trump in North Carolina.

“There are people far more suited for being a candidate for vice president and I think I’m far more suited for other types of things,” Corker told the newspaper.

“It’s a highly political job and that’s not who I am,” Corker added. “We had a very open conversation about that and, actually, we have been very candid about it from the very beginning of our meetings. I left there feeling very good about him as a person but also realized that at age 63, I know the things I’m good at doing and knowing what a candidate for vice president has to do, it’s just not the right thing for me and I don’t think it’s the right thing for them.”

Source: Daily Caller

America Wants To Know...

Mexico's Supreme Court Rejects Legalization of Abortion

The Mexican Supreme Court has rejected the legalization of abortion, according to the Latin American news website and other media outlets.

“The court voted 3-1 against a move to pave the way for on-demand abortion access, rejecting a request to declare unconstitutional two pieces of legislation that effectively outlaw abortion, limiting access to specific circumstances of pregnancy endangering the woman’s life or cases of rape,” the article states.

According to current law, women who have an illegal abortion could be prosecuted.

“Supreme Court Justice Arturo Zaldivar, who championed the initiative, argued that current legislation around reproductive rights represents ‘real discrimination against women's health,’” the article states.

More here

Baltimore saw steep fall in police numbers as murder rate soared

(Reuters) - Already beset by a public outcry over the high-profile death of a black man in police custody and a rising murder rate, Baltimore's police department is facing another headache: it's shrinking fast.

The number of uniformed officers in the mid-Atlantic city fell 6.1 percent last year and has shrunk by even more in the first half of this year, according to police data seen by Reuters and not previously reported.

The fall in 2015 was the biggest decline in police numbers among nine comparably-sized U.S. cities reviewed by Reuters. The police force in Detroit and El Paso shrank by 4.9 percent and 4.3 percent, respectively, while Denver and Las Vegas saw increases of over 5 percent. (Graphic:

The reasons for the fall are unclear, but it comes at a difficult time when the number of murders and other violent crimes have risen sharply in Baltimore and many other U.S. cities.


DNC Readies Warning On "Trumpocalypse"

The Democratic Party’s plan to crash this month’s Republican National Convention is heavy on gimmicks and stunts meant to highlight a possible “Trumpocalypse,” as well as to ridicule the presumptive GOP candidate’s purported spray tan, tiny fingers, and dog whistle proclivities.

The Democratic National Committee’s “Counter Convention Plan Sketch”covers 22 pages and outlines the party’s activities in Cleveland, where the Republican convention begins July 18. Democratic operatives will launch their operation a week earlier, on July 11, to coincide with the opening of the RNC’s summer meeting.

A copy of the plan was obtained by the hacker “Guccifer 2.0,” who breached party servers and made off with DNC financial records, e-mails, research reports, and other documents. In e-mails to TSG, “Guccifer 2.0” has claimed to be a Romanian “hacktivist,” though security researchers who have examined the DNC breach have said that the infiltration appears to be the work of a Russian espionage unit.


White Teacher Gets $45,000 In Reverse Discrimination Suit

A white school teacher in New Jersey has settled a discrimination lawsuit with her public school district employer for $45,000 — and a promotion.

The teacher-plaintiff is Renee Marie Irwin, reports New Jersey radio station WKXW.

The main defendant in the lawsuit is the Pleasantville Board of Education in Pleasantville, a town of 20,755 people just west of Atlantic City.

Irwin, who began her Pleasantville teaching career in 1997, claimed that school district officials passed over her application to become an assistant principal for at least a decade, giving the position to “less qualified African-American teacher(s)” instead.


WCSO Monthly Cime Statistics June 2016

Monthly Calls

Sector 1- Salisbury, Allen, Deer Harbour, Fruitland, Fox Chase

Sector 2- Parsonsburg, Delmar

Sector 3- Delmar, Log Cabin Road, Adkins Road

Sector 4- Nanticoke, Waterview, White Haven, Tyaskin

Sector 5- Booth Street, Reservation

Sector 6- Hebron, Mardela Springs, Sharptown

Sector 7- Pittsville, Willards, Powellville

The Verdict

Edward Snowden Responds To Hillary Clinton No Charges

After the FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that he would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton for using private email servers while she was secretary of state, the 33-year-old whistleblower immediately tweeted this.


Troopers Arrest Man for Sexual Solicitation

Pike Creek - Delaware State Police have arrested a 34 year old man after he solicited a 16 year old teen in an incident that occurred in Pike Creek early yesterday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, as Brian R. Budd, 34, of Wilmington, contacted a 16 year old Wilmington male via text and advised him that he wanted to introduce him to a 20 year old female. The male victim, who is an acquaintance of Budd’s, agreed to the meeting and responded to the rear of the Shops of Limestone Hills, Wilmington. It was at this point that Brian Budd appeared from a wood line. When the victim asked Brian Budd where the female was that he was supposed to meet, Budd discreetly sent a text to the victim’s phone pretending to be the female. The text requested that the victim allow Budd to perform a sexual act on him. The victim then contacted 9-1-1.

Brian Budd was taken into custody at the scene and transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with Sexual Solicitation of a Child under 18 to Engage in a Prohibited Sexual Act. He was arraigned at JP Court 2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution for lack of $50,000.00 cash bond.

Due to the sensitive nature of this incident and to protect the identity of the victim, specific details will not be released.

If any individual feels that they have been a victim of similar incidents involving Brian Budd, they are asked to contact Detective Nicholas J. Terranova at 302-365-8436. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Obama's Third Term?

Barack Obama took Hillary Clinton on a ride aboard Air Force One Tuesday, traveling to a campaign event in North Carolina. Clinton’s campaign promises to reimburse taxpayers for its portion of the $220,000 per hour operating expense, but the picture of Hillary disembarking the presidential airplane is worth the price. The trip occurred just hours after FBI Director James Comey gave every reason to indict Clinton before declining to do so. But the campaign jaunt was scheduled at least by early last week. What else happened early last week? Bill Clinton’s “chance” meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch — which might tell you all you need to know.

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Jared Kushner: The Donald Trump I Know

My father-in-law is not an anti-Semite.

It’s that simple, really. Donald Trump is not anti-Semitic and he’s not a racist. Despite the best efforts of his political opponents and a large swath of the media to hold Donald Trump accountable for the utterances of even the most fringe of his supporters—a standard to which no other candidate is ever held—the worst that his detractors can fairly say about him is that he has been careless in retweeting imagery that can be interpreted as offensive.

I read the Dana Schwartz piece that appeared on As always, there are thoughtful points but journalists, even those who work for me at the Observer, are not always right. While I respect her opinion, I want to show another side to explain why I disagree.

In my opinion, accusations like “racist” and “anti-Semite” are being thrown around with a carelessness that risks rendering these words meaningless.

If even the slightest infraction against what the speech police have deemed correct speech is instantly shouted down with taunts of “racist” then what is left to condemn the actual racists? What do we call the people who won’t hire minorities or beat others up for their religion?

This is not idle philosophy to me. I am the grandson of Holocaust survivors. On December 7, 1941—Pearl Harbor Day—the Nazis surrounded the ghetto of Novogroduk, and sorted the residents into two lines: those selected to die were put on the right; those who would live were put on the left. My grandmother’s sister, Esther, raced into a building to hide.

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[Donald Trump is the father of Ivanka Trump, who is married to Observer publisher Jared Kushner. --Editor]

Maryland Provides Funding for Life-Saving Body Armor

15 Agencies Receive $49,000 in State Funding

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that local law enforcement agencies representing every region of Maryland will be receiving state funding to purchase body armor.

“Our brave men and women in uniform go to work every single day facing unknown and often deadly challenges,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Making sure they have the resources needed to get the job done and then get home safely to their families each night is the least we can do for those who do so much for all of us.”

“Illegal firearms are a significant threat to police officers,” said Glenn Fueston, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention. “In the past three decades here in the United States, protective body armor has saved the lives of more than 3,000 police officers. Body armor is critical safety equipment for our law enforcement and corrections officers.”

Funding for the purchase of new or replacement body armor became available on July 1, 2016. Each year, the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention awards body armor grants to different law enforcement agencies. Funding is given to agencies that did not receive a grant the year before. This year, the following jurisdictions will be funded.

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Trump: ‘Guilty as Hell’ Hillary ‘Will Pay for Her Sins on Nov. 8’

Donald J. Trump, the presumptive 2016 GOP presidential nominee, told Breitbart News exclusively on Wednesday that his Democratic counterpart presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton is “guilty as hell” over the email scandal. And Trump says the voters will ensure that Clinton “will pay for her sins” by rejecting her at the ballot box.

“It’s a totally rigged system,” Trump said when asked to react to the news that FBI director James Comey announced that the bureau would not be recommending charges against Clinton on Tuesday. “She was guilty as hell. She’s guilty as can be. You look at what went on and it’s just point after point after point where she’s guilty, including the missing 30,000 emails. 30,000 emails were wiped clean! The server, there’s so many other aspects on which she’s guilty—and there’s so many other people who were guilty for far less. This is a tremendous miscarriage of justice.”


Rawlings-Blake offers support to Baton Rouge mayor

BALTIMORE —The mayor of Baltimore offered help Wednesday to the mayor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a police officer fatally shot a man

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake faced protests and unrest a year ago in the wake of the police in-custody death of Freddie Gray. Rawlings-Blake knows the challenge of dealing with the backlash of a controversial death at the hands of police.

Her handling of the demonstrations and unrest in Baltimore last April made her the target of intense criticism, and might have cost her her political career.

A mayoral spokesman said Rawlings-Blake offered support to Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden: "Mayor Rawlings-Blake reached out to Mayor Holden in Baton Rouge this morning to offer her support and to tell him that she is thinking of his city during this very difficult time. She has a strong history of being supportive of other mayors during difficult situations during her tenure as mayor and as the leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, most recently standing with mayors across the country as they supported Mayor Buddy Dyer in Orlando following the massacre at Pulse nightclub."


Rudy Giuliani Reveals Why Hillary Clinton Still Might Face Criminal Charges

“If Trump should win ..."

On Tuesday morning, FBI Director James Comey reported the findings of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified emails on her personal email servers. While Comey called Clinton’s decision to maintain private email servers and to send and receive some 110 emails containing classified information “extremely careless,” he ultimately decided not to recommend to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that criminal charges be filed against the Democratic presidential candidate.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a former prosecutor himself, told Fox News he is “so disappointed” in Comey’s decision. “She violated 18 USC section 793,” Giuliani concluded.

Giuliani, however, said the case is still not closed. “Now the interesting thing is the statute of limitations will not have run out on this,” the former New York mayor noted.


Here We Go... Again!

By Thornton Crowe

Well, it seems Hillary Clinton is now working diligently to romance Bernie's kids with promises of sugar plums fairies and free tuition dancing in their heads. Even with Sanders falling back, the meme is still ringing like a loud bell! And millennials may or may not fall for it.

Are you going to be seduced by the fancy new prizes and tons of freebies? Let's just go on a little walk of reality. I know, those momentary fleeting seconds of reality are always "Debbie Downers" but seriously, the promise of Nirvana is usually a bait and switch that are simply illegal in the really real world but in political circles, the ruse is perfectly acceptable. Is she sincere? Given our recent revelations regarding her credibility, I would be highly suspicious, if not, downright cynical!

Old adage: It's never, ever truly free...

Free college is never free and someone always pay. I recall when France raised their taxation on their 'rich' the wealthy simply moved out of the country. Will they do the same here? We don't know...

As for Clinton's promises to her new victims, her history call it all hogwash! When has Clinton ever kept her promises and where are all these 'achievements' I keep hearing about but never see any proof or specifics? Her latest advert on the boob tube toots her child insurance plans from her tenure as First Lady. Where are these plans and, if they do exist, why did we need Obamacare for all if she already did this initiative successfully?

Wait, was this the same scandal from the Nineties where there was a huge misstep by her committee that ended in disaster? How Democrats can re-frame things is just stunning to witness. However, she's convinced millennials and their parents are too stupid to realize the big ruse.

Is she laughing at us? 

Sure, why not. We've proven to her, some will still vote for her regardless of the lies, scandals, mishandling and nonsense! She has every reason to laugh. We deserve it.

All promises and no action is just the abbreviate slogan Donald  Trump states, but it's not a pithy saying. There's real meat behind it. People can't even answer Sean Hannity's Friday Jeopardy when he asks his left-leaning talking head guests to name even one of her accomplishments. Why do they labor for an answer? Because there are no answers.

Yet, the Left loves more than honey to tell us that Clinton will be pitching for the team. I call fowl! She's never pitched for anything but self-enrichment for eons, why change her horse now?

So before you start applying to Harvard or Stanford, looking for Uncle Sam to pay your big bill, know this: most, if not all the Clintons' campaign bravado has all come to nothing. They don't have any intention (pesky word) of every following through with any of her big campaign talk. In fact, sadly, if you look at her record as a politician verses Trump's record as just a mere commoner, he's done more for his communities than Clinton.

When the media has had their rare moments of honesty, they have relayed Trump's good deeds to many in this country, but the non-existent deeds of Clinton have now become almost urban legend.

If you don't believe me, I encourage you to go see for yourself... Clinton's got a big mouth but her history ain't so hot! If I were a betting person, I'd say she'll be laughing at the millennials all the way to voting day without ever letting them know she a big scam! 

How say you?