Inside the Bridgegate plot: Lies, vengeance and an epic traffic jam
May02

Inside the Bridgegate plot: Lies, vengeance and an epic traffic jam

The plot, federal prosecutors said, took shape a month in advance. There would be no warning, no response to calls seeking explanation or help. “Radio silence,” they called it. Mark Sokolich was going to pay. And if thousands of people suffered along with him, so be it. If an ambulance ran late to an emergency...

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Baltimore: What Could Have Been
May02

Baltimore: What Could Have Been

At one time this morning there were more than 60 stories about Freddie Gray’s death and the aftermath listed at memeorandum.com. We have all seen the video of Gray’s arrest and the loading of this young man into a police van. We have all seen both the riots and the peaceful demonstrations in Baltimore following the news of Gray’s death. And we have all heard and read the “statement of probable cause” issued by Maryland State Attorney...

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Freddie Gray prosecutor comes from family steeped in policing
May02

Freddie Gray prosecutor comes from family steeped in policing

Freddie Gray prosecutor comes from family steeped in policing BALTIMORE — Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who on Friday announced charges in the prosecution of the Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, comes from a family steeped in law enforcement — a connection she pointedly mentioned in her news conference. But the 35-year-old prosecutor also pledged during her 2014 campaign...

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The 6 Officers Charged In Freddie Gray’s Death
May02

The 6 Officers Charged In Freddie Gray’s Death

The 6 Officers Charged In Freddie Gray’s Death The Baltimore Police Department released the mugshots of the six city police officers charged in connection with the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, several reports indicated Friday night. Just in: Mug shots of officers charged in #FreddieGray’s death pic.twitter.com/a8quCP8qgD — Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) May 1, 2015 Four of the officers, Ceasar Goodson, William Porter,...

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Cartoon: The Avengers
May02

Cartoon: The Avengers

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Baltimore ‘thugs’ or frustrated youth? Debate rages over a word
May01

Baltimore ‘thugs’ or frustrated youth? Debate rages over a word

Baltimore ‘thugs’ or frustrated youth? Debate rages over a word WASHINGTON — As Baltimore simmers, prominent public figures, from President Barack Obama to Donald Trump, have been roundly criticized this week for describing the rioters as “thugs.” It’s a word that’s taken an exotic odyssey, with roots during the time of the British raj, to film noir to a racial epithet. It’s a word that...

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Cartoon: Batman and Spiderman
Apr30

Cartoon: Batman and Spiderman

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Report: American Psychological Association Secretly Conspired With Bush Torture Regime
Apr30

Report: American Psychological Association Secretly Conspired With Bush Torture Regime

There has been ample evidence for years that the Bush administration sought the cover of health-care professionals to justify its use of Nazi-like torture techniques, but a new report that the American Psychological Association secretly collaborated with the administration still shocks. Indeed, the report by a group of so-called dissident health-care professionals, as well as human rights activists, is sodden with unstated comparisons...

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Obama calls Baltimore rioters thugs, says entire country has work to do
Apr29

Obama calls Baltimore rioters thugs, says entire country has work to do

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called on the nation Tuesday to engage in “soul searching” following riots in Baltimore sparked by what he said was the latest troubling encounter between police and African-American men. Obama decried as “criminals and thugs” those who looted stores and torched vehicles in the city after the funeral service for...

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Cartoon: Police
Apr28

Cartoon: Police

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Baltimore Riots: ‘It’s Still Total Chaos Out There’ (Guest Voice)
Apr28

Baltimore Riots: ‘It’s Still Total Chaos Out There’ (Guest Voice)

‘It’s Still Total Chaos Out There’ BALTIMORE — The city was burning, and Curtis Moore had to hightail it to work. The 72-year-old lifelong Baltimore resident said he witnessed a mob assaulting white people on Monday night as they looted a shoe store about four blocks from the DoubleTree hotel where he serves as a concierge. “They were assaulting White Anglo-Saxon...

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No Baltimore Riots (Guest Editorial)
Apr27

No Baltimore Riots (Guest Editorial)

No ‘Baltimore riots’ The following editorial is to appear in the Baltimore Sun on Tuesday, April 28: ——— Our hearts go out to the family of Freddie Gray, who not only had to bury a loved one but also to cope with the fact that a small number of the thousands who have marched in the streets of...

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‘State Of Emergency’ In Baltimore
Apr27

‘State Of Emergency’ In Baltimore

Maryland’s governor declared a state of emergency Monday evening as clashes in Baltimore turned increasingly chaotic. Gov. Larry Hogan called the National Guard into action and Baltimore police urged parents to get their children off the streets as groups of teenagers wielding bricks, sticks and bottles swarmed parts of downtown. Hogan condemned the looting and...

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End the War on Deadbeat Dads
Apr24

End the War on Deadbeat Dads

End the War on Deadbeat Dads By Tina Dupuy I had a deadbeat dad. The kind of slacker so egregious—so blatant in shirking his responsibilities—that he and his generation of counterparts inspired a series of draconian laws to combat their “free spiritedness.” My father (I wince to refer to him as that) exists as a transitional fossil in the evolution of child support in this country. He was between the time when men were by...

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DEA Scandal: Drugs, Prostitutes and ‘Grotesque’ Double Standards (La Jornada, Mexico)
Apr23

DEA Scandal: Drugs, Prostitutes and ‘Grotesque’ Double Standards (La Jornada, Mexico)

Given the corruption and duplicity with which U.S. government agencies like the DEA, ATF and Secret Service operate, to say nothing of the public lying and unconstitutional activity of the NSA, what right do U.S. officials have to complain about corruption in places like Colombia and Mexico? This editorial from Mexico’s La Jornada takes on the most recent scandal, which involves DEA agents being entertained by prostitutes at...

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Cartoon: Armenians, 100 years ago
Apr23

Cartoon: Armenians, 100 years ago

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How Photo of Boston Bomber Flipping Off Camera May Affect Jury
Apr22

How Photo of Boston Bomber Flipping Off Camera May Affect Jury

How Photo of Boston Bomber Flipping Off Camera May Affect Jury On July 10, 2013, a teenaged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev flipped off the camera in a holding cell at a Massachusetts courthouse. The video was recorded just months after he and his brother orchestrated the deadly Boston Marathon bombing. It would be almost two years before he would be convicted on numerous charges, and years before the...

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Rabbis and Pope Together Confront Dark Era in History
Apr22

Rabbis and Pope Together Confront Dark Era in History

Perhaps for the first time in centuries, Christians are on the run. Ethnic and religious groups face persecution to various degrees at all times, but the Christian experience in the Arab Middle East has been especially stark. With the fall of Saddam Hussein and further amplification of extremist Islam, Christians have run across the region...

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Baltimore Protesters Seek More Answers In Death Of Freddie Gray
Apr22

Baltimore Protesters Seek More Answers In Death Of Freddie Gray

Baltimore Protesters Seek More Answers In Death Of Freddie...

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Holocaust Survivor believes he was saved to ‘tell the story’
Apr20

Holocaust Survivor believes he was saved to ‘tell the story’

Survivor believes he was saved to ‘tell the story’ By Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California (SEDONA)– Lou Dunst, the renowned and beloved survivor of four Nazi death camps and two aborted gas chamber murders, remembers many things. Of his innumerable escapes from certain death, he simply asserts: “Ha-Shem [God] made another miracle.” On one occasion, there was an unfathomable malfunction in the delivery of the Zyklon B tablets (the...

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