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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Commit Murder in Aid of Racketeering


A Columbia, Maryland, man pleaded guilty today to his participation in a racketeering enterprise known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, including his participation in an attempted murder.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein of the District of Maryland, Special Agent in Charge Andre R. Watson of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Chief James Tom Kemp of the Greenbelt Police Department; Chief Hank Stawinski of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks.

Celvin Eulice Ramos-Meija, aka Cadejo, 21, Ramos-Mejia pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte in the District of Maryland to conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering and attempted murder in aid of racketeering. Ramos-Mejia had been detained on related Maryland state charges since June 2016. Sentencing is set for June 22, 2017.

A Viewer Writes: Salisbury Parking Police

Was sitting in market streets parking lot and saw something odd. Apparently it takes two people to give out tickets. One guy would drive the car, park, let the lady out who would write tickets, then get back in and drive to the next spot. Couldn't this job be done by one person?

What's Happening? 3-29-17

Tell us what is going on in the area.  The good, the bad and the ugly

Tired Of Promises, A Struggling Small Town Wants Problems Solved

There's a lot of talk about reviving small towns — especially in the rural Midwest, which Donald Trump carried easily. But many such towns, like Cairo, Ill., would see steep cuts in aid if the president's budget gains traction.

At the very southernmost tip of Illinois, the pancake flat cornfields give way to the rolling, forested hills of the Delta.

Here, at the windy confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, it feels more southern than Midwest when you arrive at the old river port and factory town of Cairo, once made famous in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

But Twain might not recognize Cairo today.

"People come through Cairo and say 'wow,' " says Phillip Matthews, a pastor and community activist.

In the past three decades, his hometown lost half its population. Alexander County is not only the poorest county in Illinois; it's also one of the fastest depopulating counties in the United States.

In Cairo, weeds creep up through the cracks in the old brick streets. Whole city blocks are condemned.

"I've watched for 40 years this city decline," Matthews says, on a recent tour.

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Congressman Harris Applauds Attorney General’s Move to Enforce Federal Immigration Law in Sanctuary Cities

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) issued the following statement in support of Attorney General Sessions’ announcement that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will now require compliance with federal immigration law as a condition for receiving DOJ grants:

“I fully support the Attorney General’s position to deny future and claw-back current law enforcement funding from jurisdictions in the United States that fail to comply with federal immigration law. Unfortunately for Maryland, that means many jurisdictions will lose funding, including Baltimore County. The county stands to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in law enforcement grants from the Department of Justice as a result of its sanctuary policy, which places its residents at risk.”

U.S. Breweries Top 5,300 As Craft Beer Makers Ride Double-Digit Gains

The number of American breweries topped 5,000 for the first time last year, with craft beer makers accounting for 5,234 of 5,301 U.S. breweries, according to new figures from the Brewers Association.

Just five years ago, there were only around 2,000 U.S. craft brewers, which the Brewers Association defines as small or independent beer makers. Last year alone, more than 800 opened for business.

Compared to those increases, changes in the overall American beer market were less dramatic, the industry group says. While craft brewers managed to capture $23.5 billion of the money spent on beer last year — a 10 percent gain over 2015 — their volume share remained essentially flat, at 12.3 percent of the amount of beer sold in the U.S.

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Governor Larry Hogan Condemns Bill Trapping Kids in Failing Schools

Legislation Jeopardizes $250 Million Per Year in Federal Funding, Weakens Accountability Standards, and Protects Failing Schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD -
Governor Larry Hogan today reaffirmed his commitment to veto legislation, misleadingly dubbed the “Protect Our Schools Act,” passed by the Maryland General Assembly that would weaken accountability standards used to determine school performance, prevent the state from intervening in failing schools for years, and severely limit the state's options for fixing failing schools.

The legislation – according to the legislature’s own fiscal analysts – jeopardizes $248.6 million each year in federal Title 1 funding if the low accountability standards mandated in the bill put Maryland out of compliance with federal standards. Baltimore City schools stand to lose $51 million per year in Title 1 funding, at a time when the legislature and city leadership are requesting additional state funding for schools.

“Members of the legislature just voted to trap thousands of our kids in failing schools and jeopardize over a billion dollars in education funding over the next five years – all to protect the teachers unions and preserve the unacceptable status quo. It’s an utter disgrace and one of the most irresponsible moves our legislature has ever made,” said Governor Hogan. “Just one day after we worked with the legislature to provide over $23 million in funding to Baltimore City schools, their own legislators just voted to potentially cost them $51 million this year alone and $250 million over five years – how can they justify that to their constituents?

Hogan optimistic legislation to boost manufacturing tax credits will pass

A bill aimed at expanding Maryland's manufacturing industry using accelerated depreciation and tax incentives has made its way through the Senate.

SB 317, or the More Jobs for Marylanders Act of 2017, passed with amendments on March 23, and only Sen. Roger Manno opposed the bill. The legislation is now pending a vote in the House of Representatives expected to take place this week, and a cross filed bill, HB 394, has yet to be voted on.

Gov. Larry Hogan publicly expressed his hope that the House will pass HB 394 without any amendments Tuesday morning at the headquarters of Marlin Steel Wire Products LLC, a Baltimore manufacturer. He believes the amendments made by the Senate weaken the legislation. One of the changes would no longer allow 10 years of tax breaks to new manufacturing companies that relocate to Maryland.

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AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Maryland

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Maryland! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in May!

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

Also, please note that Mike and Frank only pick private collections so NO stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.

Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:

americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST.

Welcome To The US Auto Market (aka The 'Trade-In Treadmill')

Most of you reading this are probably aware the U.S. auto market is a train wreck waiting to happen, but a recent report by Moody’s really puts the industry’s insane lending practices into perspective.

Reuters reports:

As U.S. auto sales have peaked, competition to finance car loans is set to intensify and drive increased credit risk for auto lenders, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report released on Monday.

“The combination of plateauing auto sales, growing negative equity from consumers and lenders’ willingness to offer flexible loan terms is a significant credit risk for lenders,” Jason Grohotolski, a senior credit officer at Moody’s and one of the report’s authors, told Reuters.

Motor vehicle sales have boomed in the years since the Great Recession. U.S. sales of new cars and trucks hit a record annual high of 17.55 million units in 2016.

Industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive on Friday reiterated their forecast for a 0.2 percent increase in sales in 2017 to 17.6 million vehicles.

But Moody’s says it expects U.S. new vehicle sales to decline slightly to 17.4 million units in 2017.

In the first nine months of 2016, around 32 percent of U.S. vehicle trade-ins carried outstanding loans larger than the worth of the cars, a record high, according to the specialized auto website Edmunds, as cited by Moody’s.

Wow.

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WCSO Press Releases - Mar. 29, 2017


Incident: Wanted Subject
Date of Incident: 22 March 2017
Location: 100 block of Winterborn Lane, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Daniel N. Elliott II, 31, Princess Anne, MD
Narrative: On 22 March 2017 at 8:52 PM a deputy conducted a traffic stop and located a wanted subject, Daniel Elliott, operating the vehicle. Elliott was wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant that was issued after he violated the terms of his probation in a theft case.
Elliott was also discovered to be operating his vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.
Elliott was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Elliott on bond in the Detention Center pending a District Court bond review.
Charges: Driving While Suspended and Violation of Probation


Incident: Wanted Subject
Date of Incident: 24 March 2017
Location: 500 block of Collins Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Taniera S. Wingate, 24, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 24 March 2017 at 11:05 AM, a deputy arrested Taniera Wingate on a District Court Bench Warrant after locating her at a residence in the 500 block of Collins Street. The bench warrant was issued back in January after Wingate violated the terms of the conditions placed on her by the judge upon her pre-trial release from the Detention Center.
The deputy transported Wingate to the Detention Center where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Wingate in the Detention Center on bond in the Detention Center pending a District Court Bond Review.
Charges: Violation of Pre-Trial Conditions 


Incident: Wanted Subject
Date of Incident: 24 March 2017
Location: 7000 block of Gumboro Road, Millsboro DE
Suspect: Justin David Niblett, 26, Millsboro, DE
Narrative: On 24 March 2017 at 7:00 PM, a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Justin Niblett and uncovered a District Court Bench Warrant for Niblett’s arrest. The warrant was issued after Niblett failed to appear for a felony theft case back in July 2014.
Niblett was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, Niblett was detained on a bond of $5,000.00 in the Detention Center.
Charges: Failure to Appear 


Incident: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Date of Incident: 24 March 2017
Location: U.S. 13 Bypass at St. Luke’s Road, Fruitland, MD
Suspect: Timothy B. Dyche, 50, Dagsboro, DE
Narrative: On 24 March 2017 at 9:54 PM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Timothy Dyche after Dyche approached a deputy on the U.S. 13 Bypass from behind at a high rate of speed. The deputy was able to clock Dyche on radar at a speed of 89 mph in a 65 mph zone on radar after Dyche passed the deputy who was in a marked vehicle.
Upon making contact with Dyche, the deputy detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage along with other physical indicators that suggested Dyche was under the influence of alcohol. The deputy placed Dyche under arrest for DUI at the conclusion of roadside field sobriety testing.
During subsequent processing at the Sheriff’s Office Dyche submitted to a breath test with a result of .12.
Dyche was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner Dyche was released on unsecured bond the following morning.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol


Incident: “Most Wanted” Arrest
Date of Incident: 27 March 2017
Location: Wicomico County, MD
Suspect: Norval William Lecates Jr., 61, Delmar, MD
Narrative: On 27 March 2017 at 6:20 PM, one of Wicomico County’s “Most Wanted” was arrested in Salisbury.
Norval Lecates Jr. was being sought on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant that was issued in a theft case after Lecates failed to appear for trial back in November 2016. Lecates was profiled on local media outlets as one of Wicomico County’s “Most Wanted” after he was not able to be located. Crime Solvers received several tips on his whereabouts in the Delmar area but he still could not be located. Following a tip that came in Monday evening that provided a very specific current location for Lecates in Salisbury he was apprehended.
Lecates was transported to the Detention Center where he was detained without bond pending an initial appearance in front of a Circuit Court Judge.  SBYNEWS
Charges: Failure to Appear

Incident: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Date of Incident: 24 March 2017
Location: Zion Road at Salisbury Boulevard, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Deanna Jean Outten, 46, Delmar, MD
Narrative: On 24 March 2017 at 9:47 PM, a deputy responded to a reported collision on Zion Rd at the intersection with Salisbury Boulevard. While en route the deputy was advised that one of the operators involved was possibly intoxicated and had attempted to drive away but had been blocked in by a witness to the collision.
Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the operator who was attempting to leave, Deanna Outten, and found out that she had rear ended another vehicle. The deputy detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Outten and observed that she had trouble standing as she was swaying back and forth while attempting to use her vehicle for support.
The deputy placed Outten under arrest following roadside sobriety testing.
During processing at the Sheriff’s Office, Outten submitted to a breath test with a result of .11.
Outten was released to a family member upon the issuance of citations pending a future court appearance.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

BREAKING: Stunning Update on Huma Abedine and Anthony Weiner

This is just incomprehensible. Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner are reportedly back together and working on their marriage. He burned her at least four times and the last time, he had his baby in bed with him. Sick. And get this… when they disagree, he goes and stays with mommy. Just pathetic. Their breakup was evidently for show because of pressure from Hillary Clinton and company. Why would anyone want to stay married to a perv loser like that? I don’t know who is sicker, him or her.

In 2013, having declared himself a candidate to be mayor of New York, other photos were published of Weiner sexting another woman under the name ‘Carlos Danger.’ Despite the revelation, Weiner did not pull out of the race and eventually finished fifth with just 4.9 percent of the vote. Do you know how humiliating that had to be for Huma? The last one was the worst, he was sending lewd photos to an underage girl. Did you know his parents mortgaged their home to put this dirt bag in rehab after that? What a waste all the way around.

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Trump Asks Why Intelligence Committee Isn't Probing The Clintons

Following a day of drama involving the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, who has been under constant onslaught by Democrats ever since his disclosure last week that Trump had indeed been the object of surveillance, and whose Democrat peer at the Intel panel, Adam Schiff, on Monday night called for Nunes to recuse himself, moments ago Trump waded into the news cycle when he asked on Twitter why the House Intelligence Committee is not investigating the Clintons for various ties of their own to Russia. He then slammed the ongoing anti-Russian witch hunt, saying "the Russia story is a hoax."

“Why isn't the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech, money to Bill, the Hillary Russian ‘reset,’ praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax. #MAGA!” Trump wrote in two tweets Monday night.
Why isn't the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech....
...money to Bill, the Hillary Russian "reset," praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax. !

Trump's rhetorical questions come amid a news cycle which as discussed on various occasions today has focused on the Republican chair of the Intel Committee, Nunes, who is under fire for briefing Trump about classified material he reviewed last week without sharing the information with committee Democrats. On Monday it was revealed that Nunes had secretly visited the White House grounds one day before announcing incidental surveillance of President Trump’s transition team. His visit raised questions about whether the White House could have been was the source of the intelligence Nunes reviewed.

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CNN hammers Fox News for covering alleged gang rape of 14-year-old by illegal immigrant

CNN’s Brian Stelter condemned Fox News for covering the alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old Maryland high school student by at least one illegal immigrant.

He said coverage of rape is normally reserved for the local news and suggested Fox News is only covering this one because of the ongoing debate about illegal immigration.

“Rapes and assaults and murders are local news stories on a daily basis,” Mr. Steltersaid Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” “But when do they break through to become national news, and when do they not? This week the health care bill in talks in the House dominated cable news coverage all over the place, but Fox News also focused heavily on another story, and sometimes tying it to the president’s immigration agenda.”

Jose O. Montano, 17, and Henry Sanchez-Milian, 18, are accused of gang raping a 14-year-old classmate at Rockville High School earlier this month.

After the girl rebuffed Mr. Montano’s sexual advances in the hallway, he allegedly forced her into an empty boy’s restroom stall, began undressing her and took turns raping her with Mr. Sanchez-Milian, according to court documents.

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MD Assembly votes to block opening oyster sanctuaries to harvest

Maryland lawmakers voted Tuesday to temporarily block any changes to the state’s oyster sanctuaries, effectively halting a move by the Hogan administration to open some of them to commercial harvest next fall.

By a vote of 32 to 14, the Senate gave final approval to a bill barring adjustments to sanctuary boundaries until the Department of Natural Resources finishes an assessment of the state’s oyster population, expected late next year.

The same measure passed the House two weeks ago, 102-39, so it now goes to Gov. Larry Hogan. Once it reaches his desk, he has six days to sign or veto it, or let it become law without his signature. Though his administration opposed the bill, it received enough votes in each chamber to override his veto.

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Why Uncle Sam wants to know your ‘gender identity’ in the 2020 Census

The Census Bureau said Tuesday it wants to explicitly ask Americans about their sexual orientation and “gender identity” in the 2020 census, marking the first time it would probe for that information.

The bureau made the announcement as part of its proposed topics it submitted to Congress, teasing the issue in a single line inside an appendix.

A spokeswoman said she couldn’t say why the bureau wanted to prod Americans on that question.

It is the only new subject area the census has asked to include, and would join longstanding questions ranging from age, marital status and occupation.

The census currently gives a snapshot of same-sex households, which has been used as an approximation of gay couples.

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Al Sharpton Attacks Ivanka Trump – This Is Despicable

Al Sharpton’s already-damaged reputation is about to take another hit. The activist that nobody wants to hear from is once again sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong, and this time, he’s attacking Ivanka Trump.

Sharpton railed against Ivanka being given a position in her father’s administration, and compared her to Barack Obama’s daughters. “If President Barack Obama had given his daughters or his mother-in-law an office and some access to classified documents and cleared security status, they would have run him and everybody else out (of) the White House,” Sharpton argued. He was referring to Sasha and Malia Obama, and Marian Robinson, mother of Michelle Obama, who lived in the White House with the Obama family.

The fact that Ivanka will not be receiving a salary made no difference to Sharpton.

“Giving a office on the West Wing of Ivanka Trump, somebody explain to me how you can give security clearance, access to classified material, and a office to somebody that don’t have a title or job?” Sharpton said. “They say now she ain’t got no title. She ain’t got no role. We ain’t payin’ her no money. But she can see everything classified.”

Sharpton is far from the only critic of Trump’s decision to give Ivanka an office in the West Wing with access to classified information. Social media lit up with complaints after the news broke.

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White House slams ‘entirely false’ report it tried block Yates from testifying on Russia

The White House Tuesday denounced as “entirely false” a news report that the Trump administration tried to prevent former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying to the House Intelligence Committee about Russia.

In a statement, the White House said it “has taken no action to prevent Sally Yates from testifying and the Department of Justice specifically told her that it would not stop her and to suggest otherwise is completely irresponsible.”

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said an article on the matter in The Washington Post “is entirely false.”

Mr. Spicer said the White House counsel’s office was given a deadline of March 27 to respond with any objections toMs. Yates testifying, and didn’t respond.

“We encouraged them to go ahead. That’s the story,” he said.

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State Rep DuBois has a message for those who don't support her tipping off drug dealers about ICE raids

This story is blowing up.  Every media outlet is covering it.  If you missed it this morning, State Rep Michelle DuBois (D-Brockton) started a social media firestorm when she tipped off illegals that ICE was in Brockton and about to raid.

More on the story here:

But when a constituent posted her displeasure, she got a giant middle finger for a reply.


Real classy huh?  To...be...continued...

BREAKING NEWS: Shots fired after driver tries to run down Capitol police

A police car-chase has ended with the suspect driving into Capitol Police cruisers and other vehicles near Capitol Hill, in the latest security scare in the nation's capital.

The suspect is now in custody.

The incident began at about 9:30 a.m. when police began chasing a vehicle near the Library of Congress and ended about a half-mile away when the vehicle was stopped by a road barricade and police fired shots.
The suspect hit police cruisers and civilian vehicles before being trapped and apprehended, Fox News is told.

It remains unclear why police started following the car.

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Rockville High School student says she was beaten by another student inside school

ROCKVILLE, Md. - The family of a Rockville High School senior student said their daughter was attacked and beaten at the school earlier this month. The incident happened just nine days before an alleged rape was reported by a 14-year-old girl by two classmates – a case that has gained attention locally and nationally.

Now, the family of the senior student is questioning Montgomery County Public Schools and Rockville High School's commitment to student safety.

The brutal beating, which was captured on cell phone video by other students, has left the 17-year-old girl unable to return to school because of the severity of her physical and emotional injuries.

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Britain officially triggers Brexit

Britain has officially begun the process of leaving the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday as she hailed the juncture as a “historic moment.”

May’s remarks came after European Council President Donald Tusk received the hand-delivered letter from the British ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow, which triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, formally starting the Brexit process.

“The Article 50 process is now under way and in accordance with the wishes of the British people, the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union,” May told lawmakers in the House of Commons.

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Week Eleven: Gaining Ground

Gaining Ground for Wicomico

Week eleven of the Legislative Session began with Chamber Crossover Date on Monday where we spent all day voting on bills in House Chamber so that they could move over and be introduced in the Senate.

Our Wicomico County Delegation bill, regarding Sunday hunting, passed in the House this week and will be heard in the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee on April 4. We are hopeful that the Senate will also pass it and we’re working hard to see that it does.

We met with the Director of Maryland Environmental Service, Roy McGrath to discuss a possible apprenticeship program for the State. Roy was one of the Governor’s former Deputy Chiefs of Staff and it was great to see him receive this appointment so that our office can continue working with him in his new role.

We had the opportunity to participate in “Foster Youth in Annapolis Shadow Day”. This allowed our office the pleasure of welcoming our new friend, Allayah, from Parkside High School. She tagged along with us and saw how things operate in the office and in the Environment and Transportation Committee.
We attended the Board of Public Works meeting on Wednesday where we discussed the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex in Salisbury, the John A. Luetkemeyer, Sr. and Thomas F. Mullen, Jr. Legacy Center at the Ward Museum of Wildlife Art, and the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The Governor released his supplemental budget on Friday which includes the funding for our stadium’s upgrades and we are hopeful that the funding will remain intact through the legislative process. I posted video from the hearing on my Facebook page and encourage you to watch.
On Friday students from North Salisbury Elementary visited the State House. It was a great visit that coincided with our celebration of Maryland Day. I joined Governor Hogan, Senate President Miller, and Speaker Busch in welcoming people to the lobby area before a press conference celebrating Maryland Day and the unveiling of portraits of the Lords Baltimore.
These portraits are on loan from the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore and are hanging in the State House. We have a wonderful State House that is steeped in not just Maryland history, but also American history. I invite everyone to visit.
Our 2017 Scholarship Application is now available! If you live in District 38B and are interested in applying, please send an email to Carl.Anderton@house.state.md.us. Applicants must have plans to attend college in Maryland.
As always, if you would like to contact us with an idea, issue, or concern,
please either call: 410-841-3431 or email carl.anderton@house.state.md.us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

THE TIME IS NOW: Maryland General Assembly Must Act on More Jobs For Marylanders Act of 2017

Important Legislation Ensures A Continued Strong, Thriving Workforce, Without Leaving Any Jurisdiction Behind

“We still have Marylanders who are struggling in parts of our state like Baltimore City, Western Maryland, and the Lower Eastern Shore, where, unfortunately, unemployment is still higher than it is in the rest of the state. Which is why we must come together to enact the Maryland Jobs Initiative, an innovative, bipartisan proposal, which will provide incentives for the creation of thousands of jobs in the places that need them the most.” - Governor Larry Hogan, February 2, 2017

More Jobs For Marylanders Act Of 2017

Governor Hogan’s More Jobs For Marylanders Act Of 2017 Will Provide Increased Employment Opportunities To Areas Of The State That Need It Most. “Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled a package of proposals Thursday afternoon to boost manufacturing jobs and expand workforce training programs. Hogan said his proposals will help increase opportunities for workers as well as employers, especially in high-unemployment areas such as Baltimore, where he made the announcement. ‘Even though Maryland has been experiencing tremendous job growth and business growth and economic progress, not all Marylanders and not every jurisdiction in the state is seeing the same level of economic improvement and success,’ Hogan said during an announcement at the POWER House Community Center in the Perkins Homes public housing community in East Baltimore.” (Pamela Wood, “Hogan Announces Plan For Manufacturing Incentives, Job Training,” The Baltimore Sun, 1/5/17)

The More Jobs For Marylanders Act Of 2017 Will Help Bring Jobs To Areas Of Higher Unemployment In Maryland
Allegany County Unemployment Rate: 7.1% (“Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) - Workforce Information & Performance,” Maryland Department Of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Accessed: 3/28/17)
Baltimore City Unemployment Rate: 6.6% (“Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) - Workforce Information & Performance,” Maryland Department Of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Accessed: 3/28/17)
Dorchester County Unemployment Rate: 6.8% (“Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) - Workforce Information & Performance,” Maryland Department Of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Accessed: 3/28/17)
Garrett County: 7.0% (“Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) - Workforce Information & Performance,”Maryland Department Of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Accessed: 3/28/17)
Somerset County Unemployment Rate: 8.8% (“Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) - Workforce Information & Performance,” Maryland Department Of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Accessed: 3/28/17)
Wicomico County Unemployment Rate: 7.3% (“Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) - Workforce Information & Performance,” Maryland Department Of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Accessed: 3/28/17)

The Time Is Now For Legislators To Act On The More Jobs For Marylanders Act Of 2017

The More Jobs For Marylanders Act Of 2017 Has Been Moved Out Of The Senate Budget And Taxation Committee, With Amendments; The House Ways And Means Committee Has Not Taken Action On This Important, Bipartisan Legislation.(“Senate Bill 317,” Maryland General Assembly, 3/24/17; “House Bill 394,” Maryland General Assembly, 2/7/17)

White Self-Hatred Safe Space at Loyola University Chicago

How much would it cost to check into a state hospital for 4 years? Probably less than tuition at Loyola University Chicago. Otherwise, you might not know the difference:

Students who “self identify as White” at Loyola University Chicago can apply to join a safe space to learn about white privilege, institutional racism, and internalized racism.

The safe space is entitled Ramblers Analyzing Whiteness.

Members of the group, who are chosen through an application process, participate in six two-hour sessions on safe spaces, white privilege, cycles of oppression, and bystander intervention.

Don’t worry, persons of color aren’t excluded. You don’t have to be white; you just have to “self-identify” as white. Michael Jackson would have qualified. Not Rachel Dolezal though.

A major objective is to instill a sense of guilt in white people over their “privilege,” no matter how disadvantaged they may actually be outside the realm of moonbat ideology. An enthusiastic testimonial:

“‘I struggled too; I’m not privileged’. that’s [sic] what I always thought, but that’s not what White Privilege means,” student Angee Serwin recalled. “Simply because I am White, I already carry a privilege that I didn’t even try for.”

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Women’s March Convicted TERRORIST Leader Just Got A FAT Dose Of AMERICAN JUSTICE!

I haven’t laughed this hard in quite some time.

The woman who lead “A Day Without A Woman” has decided that she’d rather be deported than face jail time for her criminal activities.

Love it!

From Young Conservatives:

Talk about failure of vetting…

How do you let a famously convicted terrorist, Rasmea Odeh, who killed people, into this country?

From The Blaze, via the New York Post:

Odeh, a Palestinian, was convicted in Israel in 1970 for her part in two terrorist bombings, one of which killed two students while they were shopping for groceries. She spent 10 years in prison for her crimes.

She then managed to become a US citizen in 2004 by lying about her past (great detective work, INS: Next time, use Google) but was subsequently convicted, in 2014, of immigration fraud for the falsehoods. However, she won the right to a new trial (set for this spring) by claiming she had been suffering from PTSD at the time she lied on her application.

PTSD? Really?

Yes, killing people tends to be traumatic. Please consider her pain.

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JUST IN: Liberals Are Going NUTS Over Trump’s New Executive Order

Donald Trump has been slowly chipping away at Barack Obama’s legacy. His administration has gotten tough on illegal immigration, attempted to get rid of Obamacare, and now, is tackling another of Obama’s pet issues: climate change. He just issued a new executive order that will really make Obama and his liberals furious.

The new order will force a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal plants. The new regulation has been the subject of multiple legal challenges from both Republicans and oil, coal, and gas companies. Trump has been a frequent critic of not only the regulation, but of the Obama administration’s attacks on the coal industry.

Obama’s attack on power plants has been on hold since a federal appeals court agreed to hear a challenge from coal-friendly states and over 100 companies, who all call it unconstitutional. They also claim it will kill jobs and drive up electricity costs. The Obama administration, meanwhile, claimed it would spawn new jobs, in clean energy fields. Currently coal jobs account for less than 70,000 jobs, while clean energy accounts for over 650,000 jobs.

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Rockville rape suspect’s lawyer: Messages point to consensual encounter


WASHINGTON — The lawyer for one of the defendants in the reported rape of a 14-year-old Rockville high school student says there are text messages indicating the sexual encounter was consensual and that charges in the case should be dropped.

Andrew Jezic, the attorney representing 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian, has previously said what happened in the boy’s bathroom at Rockville High School March 16th was consensual.

Now, he says, texts and photos sent from the girl to the second defendant, 17-year-old Jose Montano, will show that all three teenagers were willing participants.

“It’s very clear that there were explicit text messages sent between the young lady and the 17-year-old defendant the night before, planning this type of encounter in the school the very morning that this happened,” he said.

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