Saturday, April 30, 2016

Father Is Facing Charges After Posting A Video To Facebook Of Him Boxing His Son As A Form Of Discipline - A Virginia father recorded himself boxing his 17-year-old son and posting it to Facebook is now facing charges. The 17-year-old has been removed from his fathers home during the investigation. The father is claiming that he was only trying to discipline his child for misbehaving in school but many are questioning whether what he did was discipline or abuse. The father turned himself into police Friday morning and is facing domestic assault and battery charges. He was later released from jail Friday on $5,000 unsecured bond. How parents decide to raise and discipline their children is their business but this father might have taken it to far and he didn’t need to post it to social media.

New Review: Tyrone West Didn't Die Because Of Heart Condition

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A man who died after a struggle with Baltimore police officers in 2013 died because he couldn't breathe, and not because of a heart condition as the department's independent review board concluded, according to a new forensic review of his autopsy.
The man's family hopes it will prompt the city's top prosecutor to reopen his case.
Tyrone West, 44, died after being arrested during a traffic stop on July 18, 2013. West was pulled over for backing down the street into an intersection, according to the report. After officers asked West to get out of the car and sit on the curb, they noticed a bulge in his sock they suspected was drugs. A bag recovered at the scene turned out to contain cocaine. The officers said they chased West and he was ultimately tackled to the ground. When West died he was in handcuffs.
An autopsy revealed no serious injuries or signs of asphyxia, and the officers were not charged in West's death. The department's Independent Review Board said in a report published in August 2014 that West "died of Cardiac Arrhythmia due to Cardiac Conduction System Abnormality complicated by Dehydration during Police Restraint." According to the Medical Examiner, another contributing factor may have been "the extreme environmental temperatures, which were reported in the high 90s, with a heat index in the low 100s (degrees Fahrenheit)."
But the West family, particularly West's sister Tawanda Jones, has held weekly demonstrations calling for a renewed investigation into his death. As part of a multi-million dollar federal lawsuit against officers from the city and Morgan State University, her attorney, Dwight Pettit, hired Dr. William Manion to conduct an independent forensic investigation. Manion is the chief of pathology at Memorial Hospital of Salem County in New Jersey, and is a designated forensic pathologist and medical examiner in that state. His report, submitted to the court in November, concludes that West suffocated, and contradicts the assertion that West died of a heart condition.
"I do not believe that the cardiac conduction system abnormality made any significant contribution to Mr. West's death," Manion wrote. "There is no evidence of cardiac disease, fainting or sickness due to any cardiac conduction system abnormality prior to his death."
Manion wrote in a two-page preliminary report that, "The main cause of death is the fact that he was restrained in such a way that he was unable to breathe." Manion called it positional asphyxia.
Although the report was filed in November, Jones said she was made aware of it just last week, shortly after State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby declined to reopen the case. Mosby said in a written statement that she couldn't reopen the case because "there has been no new evidence or additional information."
But Jones hopes the report will sway the city's top prosecutor to reconsider.
"When I spoke to our state's attorney she said even though she couldn't do anything now, she said if anything new develops she'll be more than happy to sit down with my family, and that gave me hope," Jones said. "This is definitely new information, and something needs to be done."
Jones also hopes that Mosby will sign off on a request to exhume West's body and conduct an independent autopsy.
Rochelle Ritchie, a spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office, said Friday declined to comment past Mosby's previous statement on the case.
T.J. Smith, a spokesman for the police department, also said he could not comment on pending litigation.
At a recent demonstration, West's aunt, Diane Butler, said, West "didn't have a heart condition. I'd know; I raised him."
Earlier this month Abdul Salaam, a man who said he was beaten by the same officers involved in West's death just weeks earlier, won a lawsuit against the police department for $70,000.
A call to an attorney listed as representing those officers in the civil case did not immediately return a call for comment.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Police Officers Shoot Teenager Holding Replica Gun

RadioOnFire.comBaltimore City police are investigating an officer-involved shooting.

Police said an officer shot a 13-year-old boy just after 4 p.m. Wednesday in the unit block of Aisquith Street near Baltimore Street.

Baltimore police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the boy was holding a replica semiautomatic pistol and tried to run when approached by officers. Police said the boy displayed an exact replica of a Beretta 9 mm automatic pistol.

Davis said the boy did not obey officers' commands to stop. Police said two intelligence detectives not in uniform shot the boy in the lower body. His injuries appear to be non-life threatening, police said.

"No police officer wants to shoot a 13-year-old," Davis said. "I have no reason to believe that these officers acted inappropriately at this moment."

Police talked with the boy's mother, who said she knew her son walked out of the house with the replica gun.

"Those police officers had no way of knowing it was not an actual firearm. It looks like a real firearm," Davis said

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ted Cruz Names Carly Fiorina As Vice President Pick - Ted Cruz formally named Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate Wednesday -- a last-ditch move to regain momentum after being mathematically eliminated from winning the GOP presidential nomination outright.

"After a great deal of consideration and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that if I am nominated to be president of the United States that I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee Carly Fiorina," Cruz said during a rally in Indianapolis.
Indiana votes Tuesday in the next GOP contest. Cruz must have a strong showing in the Hoosier State to help block rival Donald Trump from securing the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the nomination, and keep alive his hopes of a contested Republican National Convention.

Cruz is trying to recapture the narrative and keep himself relevant after Trump seized momentum in the 2016 race with a sweep of all five East Coast states on Tuesday, which puts him closer to having enough delegates to win the Republican nomination. The unusual move from the Cruz campaign also comes just hours after the billionaire businessman, who is trying to look like the presumptive nominee, gave a high-profile scripted speech on foreign policy.

Source CNN

Judge Confirms Prince Had No Will
- A judge has officially confirmed what Prince’s sister Tyka thought – he did not have a will. The bank he used for many years (which is the one Tyka named in her filed documents to start probate proceedings,) has been appointed to manage his assets, as well as become the administrator of Prince’s estate for the next 6 months.

After the 6 month process, a personal representative can be appointed. It has a possibility of getting messy, as all 6 of Prince’s siblings (1 full, 5 half) are entitled to their equal share of his $150 million fortune. One would assume it would go to Tyka, who is Prince’s only full sibling, but you can’t be sure. As it was today, Prince’s half brother, Omarr Baker, appeared at the hearing.

Source: TMZ

State Trooper Indicted For Assault On Arrestee - A Maryland state trooper has been indicted for an alleged assault on an arrestee that took place following a pursuit last fall.
Trooper Matin M. Dunlap is charged with one count of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault and two counts of misconduct in office. The indictment was returned Tuesday, and Dunlap, 25, turned himself in just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. He's since been released on $1,000 bond. Dunlap has been on the force since July 2013.
Maryland State Police identify the victim as Dennis M. D. Donoghue, 55, of Riverdale. He was driving a Chevrolet Captiva that fled an attempted traffic stop on Interstate 95 on the evening of Oct. 22. The day after his arrest, state police investigators got complaints from other troopers involved in the arrest.
Police say that after the chase from near White Marsh to Belcamp was brought to an end, a trooper and corporal were the first to reach Donoghue and get him out of his car. He wasn't fighting, but was passively resisting and they weren't able to immediately handcuff him. The troopers said that while the victim was lying on the ground, Dunlap approached and began jabbing the man repeatedly in the abdomen and side with a metal expandable baton, also striking the hand of one of his fellow troopers. The corporal grabbed the baton in an effort to stop Dunlap, but Dunlap allegedly pulled the baton away and kept jabbing. A state police sergeant then arrived and pushed Dunlap away.
Donoghue did not need or ask for medical treatment. When the criminal investigation began, Dunlap was suspended with pay and assigned to administrative duties. He is now suspended without pay. An internal affairs investigation is also ongoing.

Catherine Pugh Wins Baltimore Mayoral Primary - Catherine Pugh has claimed victory in Baltimore's Democratic mayoral primary, in a narrow victory over former Mayor Sheila Dixon.
"Nobody gave this campaign a chance," Pugh told supporters. "This is one of the most expensive campaigns I've ever been involved in...but I am the Democratic nominee."
She talked about her platform and message, including programs targeting low-income households and ex-offenders and an emphasis on keeping families in Baltimore.
"This begins what I consider to be a milestone, but more importantly a direction for our city," Pugh said. "My message is about lifting the least of us while we lift all of us."
Sources tell WBAL Dixon has called Pugh, a state senator, to concede. Shortly after Pugh's victory speech, Dixon made upbeat remarks of her own.
"Now it's time to open up a new chapter in this city, and all of us need to be a part of that process," Dixon told supporters. "This has been a phenomenal opportunity to try to make a difference, but I'm not through yet."
Incumbent mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was on track to run for re-election, but the mayor's popularity took a hit with the unrest that followed the death of Freddie Gray. In September, she announced she would not run.

But even before Rawlings-Blake pulled out of the race, many other Democrats had already jumped in. Besides Dixon and Pugh, the candidates included prosecutor Elizabeth Embry, entrepreneur David Warnock, Councilman Carl Stokes and the eleventh-hour entry, activist DeRay Mckesson.
Dixon was Rawlings-Blake's predecessor. She left office in 2010 as part of a plea deal in an embezzlement conviction. She used gift cards intended for low-income people.
In the heavily Democratic city, the primary winner typically goes on to win the general election.
On the Republican side, Alan Walden holds a comfortable lead over several challengers. Walden is a former anchor for WBAL NewsRadio 1090.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Everything You Need To Know About Maryland's Primary

Where do I vote? What races are on my ballot?
You can check your registration and polling place, and view your sample ballot using the state's voter registration lookup. The lists of candidates on there will also include links to campaign finance and candidates' social media pages, where available, and other more general resources like, Politifact and the Federal Election Commission.
When are polling places open?
On April 26, your local precinct will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are in line at 8 p.m., you should still be able to vote.
I forgot to register, or want to change my party affiliation. Can I do that?
Though registration is closed for voters going to the polls on April 26, Maryland law has changed to allow voters to register on-site at early voting locations.
Can I write anybody in?
No. Write-in votes may only be cast in the general election.
I have a disability. What do I need to know and what do I do if I need help?
Look up your polling place on the state website. If the polling place is not accessible, the website will say so. If it's not, it's too late to request a polling place change. However, you can request an absentee ballot online or vote early.
If you can get to your polling place and can't fill out the paper ballot used by other voters, electronic voting machines will be available to those who ask an election judge. Using a headset and keypad, blind and low-vision voters may listen to the ballot and use the keypad, or use high contrast and large print functions to read the ballot. Other assistive devices may also be plugged into the machine.
If you need someone to assist you, you can bring somebody as long as that person isn't your employer or an agent of your employer, an officer or agent of your union or a poll challenger or watcher. If you need help and don't have any qualifying persons, you can have two election judges assist.
English is my second language. Can I get a ballot in my first language?
In Montgomery and Prince George's counties, ballot materials are available in Spanish. Contact your local board of elections to see if there is material available in other languages.
Will I need to show ID?
Generally, no. However, if you're a first-time voter, you may be asked to produce identification. If asked, you can show an election judge a copy of a current and valid photo ID, like a driver's license, student ID, passport or any other government-issued ID card or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document dated within three months of the election.
I'm electioneering outside the polling place, or am otherwise going to be wearing a campaign shirt or button while voting. Can I do that?
Yes, but you must leave the polling place immediately after voting.
I can't make it to an early voting polling place, and will be busy or out of town on April 26. Can I vote absentee?
You can request an absentee ballot online through Friday.
I just moved, but haven't changed my registration.
If you moved at least three weeks before the election, look up the polling place for your new address. Go there and complete a provisional ballot. If you moved less than three weeks before the election, you can vote at the polling place for your old address or vote a provisional ballot at the polling place for your new address.
Can I bring my kids to the polls?
You can bring one or two children under 18 with you, as long as they don't interfere with normal voting procedures.
Can I use my cell phone?
No. You can't use your cell phone, camera or computer equipment in a polling place.
What can I bring with me?
Any printed material, including your marked specimen ballot, you need to help you vote.

Pugh Assigns Polling Workers After Many Turned Away - People who disrupted the campaign headquarters of Baltimore mayoral candidate state Sen. Catherine Pugh were assigned to polling places Tuesday after initially being told there were no more jobs.
Dozens of people came out to the 1700 block of Ellamont Avenue, some as early as 5 a.m., looking for work on Election Day. Some of the denied workers told 11 News reporter Megan Pringle that they went through orientation and were promised $100 for the day.
However, when they arrived, they were told all of the job openings were filled. One person told 11 News he stood in line for hours only to be told to come back later
There have been reported acts of vandalism in response to this, including smashing windows and slashing tires of vehicles.

One Dead, One Critically Injured, Two Hurt In Forestville Shooting - A woman is dead and three men are injured in a Prince George's County overnight shooting.
Police responded to the 6500 block of Hil Mar Drive in Forestville around 1:30 this morning. They discovered a woman dead at the scene and one man with serious injuries.  He's been transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Two other men suffered minor injuries.
No arrests have been made and no motive has been released.

Crews Battle 2-Alarm Fire In Anne Arundel County

DAVIDSONVILLE — Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in Davidsonville Monday night.
Crews responded to the fire in the 1000 block of Ashe Street.
Officials said the fire started in a garage and extended to the second story of the building.
No injuries were reported.
No other information has been released.

Monday, April 25, 2016

SUV Crashes Into House During Baltimore Police Chase - Police have captured the driver of an SUV who eluded officers in east Baltimore, SkyTeam 11 reported.
City police said officers tried to pull over a vehicle shortly before 5 p.m. They did not specify why.
Police said officers followed the vehicle until it struck a house at East Preston and North Curley streets.
SkyTeam 11 reported the pursuit lasted for several minutes and involved more than a dozen police cars, some of which were sideswiped by the suspect's vehicle.
Police captured the driver, who bailed from the crash and ran down an alley.
No one was injured.
No further information was immediately released.

Tamir Rice's Family Reaches $6 Million Lawsuit Settlement With City Of Cleveland. 12-Year Old Was Shot & Killed By Police While Holding Pellet Gun

CLEVELAND (AP) — The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center.

An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland said the city will pay out $3 million this year and $3 million the next. There was no admission of wrongdoing in the settlement.
Family attorney Subodh Chandra called the settlement historic but added: "The resolution is nothing to celebrate because a 12-year-old child needlessly lost his life."

The wrongful death suit filed by his family and estate against the city and officers and dispatchers who were involved alleged police acted recklessly when they confronted the boy on Nov. 22, 2014.

Video of the encounter shows a cruiser skidding to a stop and rookie patrolman Timothy Loehmann firing within two seconds of opening the car door. Tamir wasn't given first aid until about four minutes later, when an FBI agent trained as a paramedic arrived. The boy died the next day.
Tamir's death has fueled the Black Lives Matter movement that firmly took root in 2014 after Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City died at the hands of police. Grand juries declined to indict officers in those two deaths and in the shooting of Tamir.
A trial is pending for a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by Brown's family. Garner's family received a $5.9 million in a settlement with New York City last year.

From left: Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice
In the Rice family lawsuit, Samaria Rice had alleged that police failed to immediately provide first aid for her son and caused intentional infliction of emotional distress in how they treated her and her daughter after the shooting.
The officers had asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit. Loehmann's attorney has said he bears a heavy burden and must live with what happened.
Tamir's estate has been assigned $5.5 million of the settlement. A Cuyahoga County probate judge will decide how the amount will be divided. Samaria Rice, Tamir's mother, will receive $250,000. Claims against Tamir's estate account for the remaining $250,000. Tamir's father, Leonard Warner, was dismissed in February as a party to the lawsuit.
Chandra said the Rice family remains in mourning over Tamir's death.

In this March 3, 2015, file photo, Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice, a boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, talks about the family's lawsuit against the city in Cleveland. The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement Monday, April 25, 2016, in a lawsuit over the death of Rice. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
"The state criminal justice process cheated them out of true justice," Chandra said.
The officers had responded to a 911 call in which a man drinking a beer and waiting for a bus outside Cudell Recreation Center reported that a man was waving a gun and pointing it at people. The man told the call taker that the person holding the gun was likely a juvenile and the weapon probably wasn't real, but the call taker never passed that information to the dispatcher who gave Loehmann the high-priority call.
Tamir was carrying a plastic airsoft gun that shoots nonlethal plastic pellets. He'd borrowed it that morning from a friend who warned him to be careful because the gun looked real. It was missing its telltale orange tip.
The settlement comes two years after the city settled another lawsuit connected to the killings of two unarmed black people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire at the end of a 2012 car chase. Cleveland settled a lawsuit brought by the families of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams for $3 million.
The fatal shootings of Russell and Williams were cited by the U.S. Justice Department in an investigation into excessive use of force by Cleveland police and helped lead to a court-monitored consent decree aimed at reforming the department.

Appeals Court: QB Tom Brady Must Serve 'Deflategate' Penalty

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday in New York. The split decision by a three-judge panel may end the legal debate over the scandal that led to months of football fans arguing over air pressure and the reputation of one of the league's top teams.
It is also likely to fuel a fresh round of debate over what role, if any, the quarterback and top NFL star played in using underinflated footballs at the AFC championship game in January 2015. The Patriots won the contest over the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7, and then won the Super Bowl.
The appeals ruling follows a September decision by Manhattan Judge Richard Berman that went against the league, letting Brady skip the suspension.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell insisted the suspension was deserved.
The three judge panel sided 2-1 with the NFL, saying the league's discipline was properly grounded in the collective bargaining agreement and Brady was treated fairly. Chief Judge Robert Katzmann dissented.
"I am troubled by the Commissioner's decision to uphold the unprecedented four-game suspension," Katzmann said. "The Commissioner failed to even consider a highly relevant alternative penalty."
The appeals court settled the issue well before the start of the 2016 season, avoiding the tension built last year when Brady didn't learn until a week before the season that he would be allowed to start in the Patriots' opener.
At oral arguments in March, appeals judges seemed skeptical of arguments on Brady's behalf by the NFL Players Association.
Circuit Judge Denny Chin said evidence of ball tampering was "compelling, if not overwhelming" and there was evidence that Brady "knew about it, consented to it, encouraged it."
The league argued that it was fair for Goodell to severely penalize Brady after he concluded the prize quarterback tarnished the game by impeding the NFL's investigation by destroying a cellphone containing nearly 10,000 messages.
Judge Barrington D. Parker said the cellphone destruction raised the stakes "from air in a football to compromising the integrity of a proceeding that the commissioner had convened."
"So why couldn't the commissioner suspend Mr. Brady for that conduct alone?" he asked. Parker added: "With all due respect, Mr. Brady's explanation of that made no sense whatsoever."
Parker also was critical of the NFL at the arguments, saying Brady's lengthy suspension seemed at "first blush a draconian penalty."

Candidates Make Final Pushes As Maryland Primary Approaches - Candidates for everything from City Council and mayor to Congress and the presidency are making a final push for support as Maryland's primary election is set for Tuesday.
In the Senate race, Rep. Chris Van Hollen is locked in a competitive race with Rep. Donna Edwards in a bid to secure the Democratic nomination.
Van Hollen will start off Monday at 7:30 a.m. at the New Carrollton Metro Station. After that, the Montgomery County congressman will make stops in Baltimore County and Baltimore City. His day ends at a "Get out the vote rally" at his headquarters Monday evening in Kensington.
Edwards spent the weekend canvassing spots around the area and picked up three new endorsements.
Republican Senate candidate Delegate Kathy Szeliga will be in Carroll and Baltimore counties on Monday. She will continue to campaign Tuesday as voters head to the polls, stopping at various polling places before an election night party.

The candidates for Baltimore mayor are also hoping to persuade any last-minute voters.
Sen. Catherine Pugh will start the morning off Monday at Jimmy's in Fells Point, where she will be joined by legislative leaders from southeast Baltimore.
Former Mayor Sheila Dixon is using this last day to focus on talking about making the city safer. She will start out Monday in Liberty Heights then make stops throughout the city to talk to voters.
On the presidential front, Maryland got a lot of attention from the major candidates.
Republican front-runner Donald Trump was greeted by hundreds of supporters during a campaign rally Sunday in Hagerstown.
While Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton did not visit Maryland herself, she had plenty of support.
On Saturday, former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, met with grassroots supporters.
On Sunday, former President, Bill Clinton visited several local churches, including Carter Memorial Church of God in Christ in Baltimore. There, Clinton talked about his wife's political experience.
Sen. Bernie Sanders had thousands turn out for a campaign rally at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. The Vermont senator focused on getting his message of change out to the Maryland voters and ensuring his supporters make it to the polls on Tuesday.
Sanders touched specifically on Baltimore and says in order to change inner city problems here and across the country, investment is needed and jobs for young people.
The campaigns of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who each made campaign stops in Maryland last week, said they are launching collaborative strategies to deprive Trump the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination.
Both campaigns released statements Sunday saying that Cruz will focus his campaign resources on winning enough delegates in Indiana, while Kasich will focus his efforts on western states including Oregon and New Mexico.

Maryland Man Charged In Fatal Stabbing Of Father-In-Law

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) -- Authorities say a Waldorf man has been charged with fatally stabbing his father-in-law in La Plata.
The Charles County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Sunday that 39-year-old Deangelo Hemsley was arrested shortly after the stabbing on Saturday night.
The sheriff's office says Hemsley had been separated from his wife, who was living with her father, 71-year-old John Yates. The office says Hemsley arrived at the house looking for his 12-year-old daughter and attacked Yates, stabbing him several times.
The office says Yates forced his daughter at knife point into a car, but she was able to escape. Hemsley was then arrested as officers say he was trying to leave the scene.
No attorney for Hemsley was listed in online court records.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sanders Campaigns In Baltimore, Says He Will Not Drop Out The Race. - Supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders waited in line for hours in downtown Baltimore Saturday morning to attend the Democratic presidential candidate's rally at the Royal Farms Arena.
Even facing a tough delegate deficit Sanders said he's not bowing out of the presidential race, and that could have everything to do with his support base.
Sanders said it's about doing a better job of getting the campaign's message out in Maryland.
"We need real change in America to give hope to those today that don't have that hope," Sanders told WBAL-TV 11 News.
About the city of Baltimore, Sanders reflected on when he was in the city in December.
"When I look at the reality of Baltimore, the crime rate, the unemployment rate, the poverty rate, the housing crisis, it is clear that, not just in Baltimore but in inner cities across this country, we need massive investment. We need to put young people to work," Sanders said.
Months later, Sanders returned to Baltimore to loud chants of his name but still behind in the polls. A recent NBC/Marist poll shows Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton with a 22-point lead in Maryland. Dr. Mileah Kromer, director of the Goucher Poll, said it's a lead that will most likely stick.
In the overall primary race, Kromer said it's almost mathematically impossible for Sanders to win. Despite that, Sanders said it's not over.
"We do think we have a narrow path to victory, but most importantly, it is absolutely imperative that theAmerican people stand up and have a chance to vote for real change in this country," Sanders said.
Regardless he has a choice to face.
"On one hand, he can crash and bring Hillary (Clinton) down with him, so damaging her and perhaps damaging her for the general election. On the other hand, he can leave her with the enthusiastic base of young voters who can perhaps rally behind her in the general election," Kromer said.
Kromer pointed to the success Sanders has had with younger voters and that he may be inspiring the next generation of voters for the Democratic Party. In Maryland, according to the most recent data from the State Board of Elections, voters 24 and younger make up just under 10 percent of the entire voting base.

Flint, Michigan Woman Suing Over Poisoned Water Found Shot To Death In Her Home - On Tuesday, police found the bodies of two women inside of a townhouse, where they also found a one-year-old who was unharmed. Both women had been shot to death and have been identified as Sasha Bell and Sacorya Reed. The child that was found in the home was taken into child protective services. Police are treating this case as a double homicide and have a suspect in custody. No charges have been filed yet.

The Flint Journal has reported that Sasha Bell was one of the first people to file a lawsuit over the water crisis in Flint, which saw city water become contaminated with lead after officials chose to switch to the Flint River as its main drinking source. According to the outlet, Bell claimed that her child suffered from lead poisoning as a result of the switch. Police haven’t stated whether Bell’s child is the one they discovered in the aftermath of this week’s shooting.

“Sasha was a lovely young woman who cared deeply for her family, and especially for her young child. Her tragic and senseless death has created a void in the lives of so many people that loved her. Hopefully, her child will be lifted up by the love and support from everyone who cared deeply for Sasha.”

Said Bell’s attorney Corey M. Stern.

Very sad story. Prayers go out to the two victims and the baby that will now have to grow up without his mother.

Thoughts? Comment below.

Source: RT

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...