Thursday, March 31, 2016

Donald Trump Says Women Who Get Abortions Should Face Punishment

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that there “has to be some form of punishment” for abortion if it were banned in the U.S. — as he says it should be — and that punishment should fall on the woman.
Trump, who is currently struggling with women voters, was pressed on the issue of abortion during an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, set to air Wednesday evening.

Matthews asked whether abortion should be punished, and Trump initially skated around the issue. He said some Republicans would say it should be, and that he “would say it’s a very serious problem and it’s a problem we have to decide on.
He then asked Matthews — but didn’t answer himself — “Are you going to, say, put them to jail?” and added he was anti-abortion and that “you have to ban” abortion.
There has to be some form of punishment,” Trump said, adding “Yeah” when Matthews asked if he meant for the woman. The host asked if that punishment would be closer to 10 days or 10 years, and Trump said he didn’t know.
Trump indicated he would be far more lenient on the man who impregnated a woman who had an abortion — he said he did not think they would bear the same level of responsibility.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Stabbing At Koons Chevrolet White Marsh, Suspect In Custody

Baltimore County police are investigating a workplace stabbing in White Marsh.
Officers were called to Koons Chevrolet on Philadelphia Road about 7:30 Tuesday night and found a man with stab wounds. The victim was taken to a hospital, but there is no information on his condition.
Police say the suspect and the victim were co-workers who argued prior to the stabbing.
Baltimore County police have located the suspect and have taken him into custody. His information will be released after his bail hearing. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Man Arrested In Elkton Double Murder - Cecil County sheriff's deputies and Maryland state troopers have arrested a man in a double murder in Elkton.
Marty Cyle Holbrook, 30, most recently of the 900 block of West Pulaski Highway, faces two counts each of second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and related charges.
Deputies and state troopers were called around 9:30 p.m. Monday to the 900 block of West Pulaski Highway for the reported shooting. There they found James David Crockett Jr., 30, and Vicky Lynn Holbrook, 50, dead and the apparent victims of gunshot wounds. The bodies of both are awaiting an autopsy.
At the scene, investigators identified Marty Holbrook as a suspect. They found that Vicky Holbrook's 2004 Ford Explorer was missing. Two hours later, a concerned relative drove Marty Holbrook to the sheriff's office, and he was then taken into custody and taken to a medical facility due to an unrelated medical issue. At the home of the family member who brought Marty Holbrook to the sheriff's office, they found the missing vehicle.
The arrest warrant on Marty Holbrook will be served upon his release from treatment. A motive remains unknown. Anybody with more information is asked to call Det. William Sewell at 410-392-2125.

Source WBAL

Two Shot And Killed In Elkton

ELKTON -- The Cecil County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly double shooting in Elkton.
Deputies were called to a home in the 900 block of West Pulaski Highway at about 9:30 last night and found the victims dead. The case is being investigated as a double homicide and there is no word yet on any suspects. 
Over the weekend, a man was shot and killed on Navajo Trail North in the Elkton area, but investigators do not believe that is related to last night's murders. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Police Arrest Alleged Shooter In Apparent Custody Dispute

Baltimore County police have identified the woman who allegedly shot her husband and 7-year-old sonSaturday night in Dundalk.
Erica Nicole Shifflett, 30, of the 7300 block of School Avenue has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and related charges. She's being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
Police say Shifflett was trying to take her son from the home on School Avenue when she got in an argument with her estranged husband, 31. When the husband went to take the son inside, she produced a gun and fired, injuring both. Family members took her down and held her until police arrived. The husband and son were hospitalized with injuries not said to be life-threatening.
The incident remains under investigation.

2 Shot, 1 Fatally On Easter Sunday In Baltimore - Easter Sunday in Baltimore left two gun shot victims in the early morning hours. At 2:15 am in East Baltimore, a 17 year old was shot in the shoulder. He is expected to survive. However the gun shot victim found on Boyd Street at 4:30 am was pronounced dead at the scene.


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Owings Mills Man Critical After Being Stabbed By Girlfriend - A man was critically injured early Saturday when a fight with his girlfriend led to a stabbing.
Authorities said the fight happened at an apartment in the unit block of Hartley Court just before 3:30 a.m.
Investigators said an argument between the couple escalated and ended up with the 33-year-old girlfriend picking up a knife and stabbing the victim multiple times in the upper body. They said she called 911 after the incident.
The victim, a 37-year-old man, was taken to a hospital and listed in critical condition.
The woman was taken into custody.

Katt Williams Was Naked & Covered In Chocolate When Police Raided His Home This Month. His Family Wants Him To Get Mental Help. Comedian Speaks On His Fight With 17-Year Old - The family of Katt Williams is concerned about his odd behavior as of late. They are trying to convince him to get psychiatric help, but he refuses to. The final straw for the comedian's loved ones was his fight with a 17-year old boy last week in Georgia. The fight was the latest in a string of bizarre incidents involving Williams that began in late February.
During that time he has been arrested twice. Once for punching a Gainesville, Georgia pool store The second arrest was for allegedly ordering a woman named Tatiana Smith to shave and hit his bodyguard, Cory Dixon, with a bat.

When police raided the comedian's Gainesville home on March 8th, to take him into custody for assaulting and threatening to kill Dixon, Williams was naked and covered in chocolate and whipped cream

He told TMZ that the body candy wasn't unusual because he "likes a b!tch to lick it off him before he gets f*cked to sleep." 
Williams, real name Micah Sierra Williams, added that his family has been trying to get him committed for years and are nothing but a bunch of "broke b!tches."
Watch below as Katt hilariously explains what happened leading up to the fight with the 17-year old during his show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Friday.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Reisterstown Man At Brussels Airport Traumatized, But OK - There were a number of Americans inside the terminal at the Belgium airport who were injured and traumatized by the recent bombing, including a Reisterstown man.
"When the bomb went off, it just went black," witness Brian Stanley said.
Stanley's first trip to Europe ended in the most tragic of ways. As a martial arts instructor, he had spent four days before the Brussels terror attacks teaching self-defense techniques to police officers.
He and one of his fellow students were supposed to fly home Monday, but got bumped to Tuesday for a luggage issue. It was when the two were waiting in line to check in when the first blast went off.
"Over my left shoulder when he looked up this way was when the first bomb went off, that moment keeps playing over and over in my mind," Stanley said.
Stanley managed to capture photos and video and said the next few moments were absolute chaos.
"I'm panning left to right and I'm seeing a female with blood over her face. There were several people on the ground. One gentleman was missing part of his leg," Stanley said.
Stanley and his student were able to make their way outside still shell shocked. He remembers making a phone call.
"I immediately called my family and said, 'I'm going to keep this conversation short. I'm alive. We're OK. I'll call you back when I can,'" Stanley said.
The two men were able to meet up with law enforcement who took them to shelter.
Over the next day or so, they were able to make reservations to leave out of Amsterdam and get back to the states.
Stanley said something an officer told him before he left keeps playing in his mind.
"One of the anti-terrorism officers, she said to me, 'Brian, this is why you see how we live. We don't know what's going to happen tomorrow, so we love life and we live it,'" Stanley said.
Despite living through this tragedy, Stanley said he's going to continue living his life and will not be deterred. He's even looking forward to another trip to Europe.

Funeral Being Held For Officer Jacai Colson

UPPER MARLBORO (AP) -- A funeral is being held for a plainclothes narcotics officer who was killed in a shootout at a Maryland police station.

Prince George's County Detective Jacai Colson was killed March 13 by one of his fellow officers after a man began firing at a police station in Landover. A wounded suspect, 22-year-old Michael Ford, was arrested and now faces more than two dozen charges including second-degree murder.

Friday's funeral for the 28-year-old Colson, a four-year veteran of the department, is being held at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro.

The funeral begins at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

VIDEO: Suspect Arrested After Anne Arundel County Police Pursuit - A police pursuit leads to an arrest in Anne Arundel County.
Anne Arundel County police tried to stop a black Chevy Cobalt near Millersville Road and Waterbury Road in Millersville around 12:15 pm., but they said the driver would not stop.
Police said they did not initiate a pursuit because it is against their policy to chase vehicles for traffic violations, so the police units involved turned off their emergency equipment. A description of the suspect's vehicle was broadcast to other police units, including Maryland State Police, who were in the area, police said.
Anne Arundel County police said a Maryland state trooper on traffic duty spotted the vehicle after hearing the broadcast near I-97 and began a pursuit, since MSP are allowed to pursue vehicles for any reason on interstates.
Police said the vehicle tried to go around a trooper’s vehicle and ended up striking the trooper's vehicle near Crain Highway and Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie.
Anne Arundel County police rejoined the pursuit, along with Maryland State Police.
The vehicle drove to Aquahart Road and Oakwood Road in Glen Burnie, where it stopped.
County police and troopers tackled and punched the suspect when he jumped out of the car and the arrest was caught on video.
Police say they found crack cocaine in the car being driven by 34-year-old Antron Bulow and charges are pending.
Police are reviewing the video.
Source WBAL

Baltimore County Police Release Video Of Car Garage Fall - Baltimore County Police have released surveillance video that shows a car falling from a Towson parking garage.
The incident took place on on March 14th when a car fell from a parking garage on Allegheny Avenue in Towson.
The vehicle was driven by 23-year-old Lindsay Cook crashed through a concrete barrier on the fourth floor of the garage and hit the sidewalk below.
Cook was not seriously injured.  Police have posted the video on YouTube.
The crash investigation continues.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Phife Dawg Of A Tribe Called Quest Dead At Age 45 *UPDATE* Rapper Died From Diabetes Complications. Family Issues Statement - The hip hip hop world is mourning the loss of rapper Phife Dawg, a founding member of the legendary 90's rap group A Tribe Called Quest. He passed away on Tuesday, March 22, at 45-years old.
The cause of his death is not known at this time.
Phife, real name Malik Isaac Taylor, released 5 albums with group members, Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. In 2000 the rapper dropped his only solo disc titled"Ventilation: Da LP."

The family of Phife Dawg have released a statement confirming that he passed away from diabetes. In 2008, he had a kidney transplant after renal failure due to diabetes complications. 
Five years later, Phife, was back on dialysis, according to Diabetes Forecast.
“I haven’t really spoken about being on dialysis again and needing another kidney,” he said during a 2013 interview with Diabetes Forecast. “It’s a strain on me as far as going where I want to go, doing what I want to do. When I was on dialysis the first time, my stepson was playing basketball… . I couldn’t practice with him. I wanted to go out and run with him and things of that nature, but I didn’t feel good.”
His family issued the following statement on his passing.
“We regret to share the news that on Tuesday March 22nd, 2016, Malik has passed away due to complications resulting from diabetes.
Malik was our loving husband, father, brother and friend. We love him dearly. How he impacted all our lives will never be forgotten. His love for music and sports was only surpassed by his love of God and family.”
Dion Liverpool, his manager, adds, “While I mourn the loss of my best friend and brother, I also will celebrate his incredible life and contribution to many people’s ears across the world. Even with all his success, I have never met a person as humble as he. He taught me that maintaining a positive attitude and outlook can conquer anything. Now my brother is resting in greatness. I’m honored to have crossed paths with him. Riddim Kidz 4eva.”
The family asks that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.

Spike Lee To Speak At Hopkins Commencement - Filmmaker Spike Lee will speak at Johns Hopkins University's May 18 commencement, university officials announced Wednesday.
The writer and activist was nominated for an Oscar for 1989's "Do the Right Thing." His filmography also includes "Jungle Fever," "Malcolm X" and, most recently, the 2015 Amazon satirical musical drama "Chi-Raq."
“More than 25 years since the release of his groundbreaking 'Do the Right Thing,' Spike Lee’s films continue to resonate from the stoops of BedStuy to the classrooms of Johns Hopkins,” Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels said in a statement.
“On screen and off, as a filmmaker and educator, Spike Lee challenges all of us to confront the pressing questions of equality and justice that shape our country and inspires the next generation to find their voices. I know he will challenge and inspire a graduating class whose voices can — and will — make a resounding impact on our world.”
In November, Lee was awarded an honorary Oscar. He was a number of invitees who boycotted February's Academy Awards in protest for diversity among the nominees.
The May Hopkins commencement will be held at Royal Farms Arena. It is not open to the public.

Monday, March 21, 2016

'Empire' Co-Creator Lee Daniels Stresses The Importance Of Electing Hillary Clinton As President Because Of The Danger Donald Trump Represents "He's Coming To Take Us Down" - Empire co-creator Lee Daniels spoke at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in L.A. on Saturday, March 19. He used the occasion to warn the audience that Donald Trumpmust not be elected to the Oval Office, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"I'm not afraid of anything," he said. "I've dodged bullets — real bullets before — but now I'm afraid because these motherf*ckers are coming for us, y'all."

Daniels didn't mention Trump by name, but it was evident who he was referring to. He stressed the importance of doing "the right thing" by voting for Hillary Clinton.

"He's taking over — he's coming in to take us down, y'all, and this is serious business. Let's do the right thing and make sure Clinton is in that f*cking office and taking care of us," Daniels continued. "I don't think you realize how much they're coming for us. And this is not a joke. I've watched everyone make light of what is going on. They are coming for every one of you. White people are not excluded — they're coming for us. It's time for us to do the right thing. I'm not laughing, this ain't funny." 

Car Crashes Into Towson Starbucks, 4 Injured - Four people were injured Monday morning when a car drove into a Towson Starbucks.
The Lexus sedan crashed into the Starbucks at York Road Plaza, just north of the city line. Baltimore County police said the vehicle struck the building on the 6300 block of York Road just before 10 a.m.
Police described the injuries to the victims as minor and said there is no structural damage to the building. However, Baltimore County fire officials said they have asked a building engineer to respond to the scene.
There is no word on what caused the crash.

Source WBAL

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Nate Diaz & Conor McGregor Reportedly Agree To Rematch At UFC 200. - UFC President Dana White has not officially announced it yet, but various media outlets are reporting that Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor have verbally agreed to a rematch at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The two originally fought on March 5, 2016 at UFC 196. Diaz won by submitting Mystic Mac via a rear naked choke in the 2nd round.
Like their first meeting, which White says had 1.5 million pay-per-view buysand produced an $8.1 million gate at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, this one will be a non-title fight held in the 170 pound welterweight division.

McGregor has yet to defend the 145 pound featherweight belt he won by knocking outJose Aldo in 13-seconds on December 12, 2015 at UFC 194. It will be interesting to see if The Notorious One will vacate the belt giving the two top contenders, Frankie Edgar and Aldo, a chance to fight a rematch for the championship.
Aldo previously defeated Edgar by unanimous decision in a February 2, 2013 title fight at UFC 156. Prior to his loss to McGregor, Aldo had been the featherweight champion for five consecutive years.

Jose Aldo
The latest UFC 200 card includes:
  • Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz – non-title welterweight bout
  • Travis Browne vs. Cain Velasquez
  • Derek Brunson vs. Gegard Mousasi
New UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Meisha Tate has expressed an interest in fighting on the card rather than wait on the sidelines until the end of the year to defend her belt against Ronda Rousey.
A Tate vs Cris Cyborg bout would be interesting. Cyborg currently fights for UFC-owned Invicta FC. There are reportedly talks under way to bring her over.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Two More Fatal Shootings In The City: Friday Night And Saturday Morning - Just before 9 Saturday morning officers say they located an adult male in the 3900 block of St. Ambrose Avenue in Northwest Baltimore with a gunshot wound to his chest. He died at the hospital.
Around the same time, police say they were notified about a second adult male who walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. Detectives believe these two shooting incidents may be related.
Around 9:50 Friday night police in the Central District say they heard gunshots in the 1200 block of McCullough Street. That's where they found 23 year old Antonio Hilton who had been shot in the head. He was taken to Shock Trauma where he was pronounced dead. 

Trump & Bannon Fail in Alabama: Democrat Jones Wins

Republican Roy Moore is defeated in a huge blow for President Donald Trump and his former strategist Steve Bannon. - D...