Tag Archives: Maryland

MARYLAND: Multiple Fatalities In Mass Shooting

CBS Baltimore reports: Multiple police agencies are responding after reports of shots fired in Harford County, Maryland just south of Aberdeen. Multiple people have been shot in the area Spesutia Road and Perryman Road, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, and the situation is still active. Police have confirmed that the shooter has not yet been taken into custody. …

Read More »

MARYLAND: GOP Governor Mulls White House Bid

The Washington Post reports: For the second time this week, Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan held forth about local and national politics during a visit to Democrat-rich Montgomery County, floating the idea of open primaries and contemplating a future in national politics. “You never say never,” Hogan told a gathering of business leaders in Bethesda when asked if he would …

Read More »

Accused Capital Gazette Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

Reuters reports: The man accused of shooting five people to death last month at a newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, entered a plea of not guilty on Monday to all 23 felony charges against him, including five counts of first-degree murder. The plea was entered on behalf of Jarrod Ramos, 38, by his lawyers in a filing with the Anne …

Read More »

Black Christian Group: Don’t Vote For Ben Jealous, He Thinks Men Having “Raw Naked Sex” Can Be A Marriage

This statement is REALLY something: The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is letting all Christians of Maryland know that Ben Jealous does not respect religious liberty and the authority of the Church. We are not speaking politically, we are speaking morally against him. His actions …

Read More »

Trump Rejects Mayor’s Request To Lower White House Flags In Memory Of Victims Of Capital Gazette Shooting

The Capital Gazette reports: President Donald Trump has declined a request from Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley to lower American flags in honor of the fatal shooting of five employees of The Capital newspaper last week. “Obviously, I’m disappointed, you know? … Is there a cutoff for tragedy?” Buckley said Monday afternoon. “This was an attack on the press. It was …

Read More »

Five Murder Charges Filed Against Maryland Shooter

The Associated Press reports: First-degree murder charges were filed Friday against a man with a grudge against Maryland’s capital newspaper after police said he shot his way into the newsroom, killing four journalists and a staffer and wounding two others. Jarrod Warren Ramos was swiftly arrested, interrogated and jailed pending a 10:30 a.m. hearing in Annapolis. A court document classifies …

Read More »

Maryland Mass Shooting Survivor: I Don’t Give A Fuck About Your Prayers If There’s Nothing Else [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Anderson Cooper had two survivors of today’s shooting at Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper on his show Thursday night. Reporter Selene San Felice said she was doing fine —considering she’d just watched someone die. San Felice says she’s still making sense of the tragedy but knows she’ll want to advocate for policy change. “I don’t know what I …

Read More »

Limited Details Emerge On Maryland Mass Shooter

CBS News reports: The suspect accused of killing five people in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper had damaged the tips of his fingers in an apparent attempt to thwart efforts by police to identify him by his fingerprints, a law enforcement officials tells CBS News. Authorities said the suspect is a white male in his 20s who they have …

Read More »

BREAKING: Multiple Deaths In Mass Shooting At Local Maryland Newspaper, Suspect Now In Custody [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Sheriff Ron Bateman confirmed multiple people were killed in a shooting at a Maryland newsroom Thursday afternoon. The shooting occurred shortly before noon PT at the offices of the Capital-Gazette newspaper. A sheriff’s deputy has arrested a suspect near the scene, Bateman said, but the sheriff’s department has not released information on that person or whether there …

Read More »

MARYLAND: Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous Wins Crowded Democratic Gubernatorial Primary [VIDEO]

The Baltimore Sun reports: Former NAACP chief Ben Jealous won Maryland’s Democratic primary for governor Tuesday, promising to deliver a progressive agenda that makes college free, legalizes marijuana and raises the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Bolstered by support in the Baltimore region, spending from outside groups and an aggressive union-backed turnout machine, Jealous emerged from the six-way …

Read More »

Chelsea Manning “Safe” After Apparent Suicide Threat

The New York Daily News reports: Chelsea Manning alarmed her friends Sunday night with a pair of since-deleted tweets in which she contemplated suicide. The U.S. Senate candidate — a former soldier and whistleblower — who is hoping to unseat a Maryland Democrat shared a jarring photo of what appeared to be her poised to jump from the ledge of …

Read More »

GOP Maryland Gov Signs Ex-Gay Torture Ban Into Law

The Associated Press reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a bill to prohibit health professionals from practicing “gay conversion therapy” on minors, as a growing number of states and municipalities are banning the practice. The Republican governor signed the bill Tuesday. Maryland is the 12th state to enact legislation against the practice of trying to alter a person’s sexual …

Read More »

MARYLAND: Kevin Kamenetz, Leading Dem Candidate For Governor, Dies Of Heart Attack At Age 60 [VIDEO]

The Baltimore Sun reports: Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a Democratic candidate for governor and a fixture in state and local politics for nearly a quarter-century — died Thursday morning of a heart attack, officials said. Baltimore County police issued a statement saying that Kamenetz, 60, had been transported by ambulance early this morning to University of Maryland St. …

Read More »

MARYLAND: GOP Gov Settles Lawsuit With ACLU, Must Stop Deleting/Blocking His Critics On Social Media

Ars Technica reports: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan allegedly had a habit of blocking Facebook users and deleting comments when people criticized him, but a lawsuit has forced him to adopt a more open social media policy. Four Maryland residents sued the Republican governor in a US District Court in August 2017, with help from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) …

Read More »

Maryland Becomes 12th State To Enact Automatic Voter Registration, NRA Wails About “Enrolled Illegals” Voting

Mother Jones reports: Maryland became the 12th state to enact automatic voter registration on Thursday after Republican Gov. Larry Hogan declined to veto a bill that had passed the Democratic-controlled legislature. Maryland has half a million unregistered voters, according to a 2017 report by the department of legislative services. Maryland’s adoption of automatic registration comes as lawmakers in blue and …

Read More »

Maryland House Bans Ex-Gay Torture After Bisexual Rep Reveals Her State Senator Father Asked Her To Try It

Maryland’s Capital Gazette reports: Del. Meagan Simonaire said in a dramatic speech Wednesday she would vote for a ban on conversion therapy for homosexuality and revealed that her father — state Sen. Bryan Simonaire — asked her to try the discredited treatment after she revealed she was bisexual. The Republican from Pasadena, who is not seeking re-election after one term, …

Read More »

SUMMONS ISSUED: Attorneys General For Washington DC And Maryland Sue Trump Over Emoluments Clause

Washington DC’s NPR affiliate reports: A lawsuit filed by D.C. and Maryland against President Trump over his alleged business conflicts has been expanded to include Trump in his personal capacity as a businessman, which means that a summons has been sent to perhaps the most famous address in Washington: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The attorneys general for both argue in a …

Read More »

Maryland School: 3 Critically Injured Including Shooter

NBC News reports: A student pulled a gun out and shot two other students at a high school in southeast Maryland Tuesday morning before the shooter was wounded, the St. Mary’s County sheriff said. The gunman entered Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland, at the beginning of the school day and shot a female student in a hallway, …

Read More »

BREAKING: Shooting At Maryland High School

The Washington Post reports: Authorities in St. Mary’s County, Md., said they are investigating a shooting at a high school but had few details on any injuries or the status of the person who fired shots. Cpl. Julie Yingling, a spokeswoman for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, said at 8:15 a.m. that officials “have a shooting at Great Mills …

Read More »

Chelsea Manning Issues First Senate Ad [VIDEO]

Salon reports: Chelsea Manning, a transgender woman and whistleblower convicted of leaking thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks, has released the first campaign advertisement for her bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Maryland. The ad opens with visuals of recent violent protests, clashes with police and the rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Manning narrated, “We live in …

Read More »