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Jon Long April 23, 2014 at 10:59 pm
The deciding factor in the trial is going to be the excessive force charge. If not for that, thisRead More would be open and shut. My question is, if the police knew these two were active break in perps, why were they still on the street? As far as I'm concerned, his biggest error was the follow-on shots. I have a 9mm by my bed, but if I was waiting to see if someone would break in, my choice would be my 12 ga. with #4 buck. The defense atty should play the elderly/fear from prior break in/ineffectiveness of the police to protect angle. The final lesson is, if you don't want bad things to happen, don't break in to other people's houses!
henny bogan April 23, 2014 at 10:59 pm
If he would've just adopted a dog at the pound this tragedy wouldn't have happened and threeRead More people's lives wouldn't be messed up. A Good dog is always the best thing against a burglar!
Jon Long April 23, 2014 at 11:10 pm
Henny, I have 2 dogs "from the pound". As they are 1 pork chop away from being your bestRead More friend, I'll still keep my firearms.
Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda is the best high school in Maryland, according to U.S. News and World Report. (Patch File Photo)
Kolo Jezdec April 23, 2014 at 03:53 pm
Eastern Tech is in Essex (Baltimore County Public Schools), not in Baltimore.
JoeEldersburg April 23, 2014 at 07:01 pm
US News & World Report ratings don't make much sense, nor do their rankings. How can Liberty HSRead More for instance have college readiness figures significantly above all the rest of Carroll's schools in every category and not be ranked above Winters Mill? Montgomery County schools dominate these rankings...wonder if they spend more money than Carroll? If anyone thinks Carroll will improve it's college readiness by spending less money, maybe they need to look at this list.
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Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:47 pm
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Case closed April 23, 2014 at 08:39 pm
One more comment. Doesn't that pic wanna make you vomit. Gross bogus women. Case closed
Mike April 23, 2014 at 09:48 pm
No Hillary. Vote GOP. Stop the decline of America.
Baltimore County Public Schools will start summer one day sooner than scheduled, according to a statement from the school system.
Kolo Jezdec April 23, 2014 at 10:45 am
Yeah, attendance will be very high on that day, you bet.
Gary Elwards April 23, 2014 at 06:34 pm
The last day of school is a Monday? That makes no sense. I bet it will set a record for absenteeism.
Kolo Jezdec April 23, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Nah, the record for low attendance was likely set when we had school on Memorial Day in 1996.
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Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Cops got a chance to play with their toys. Relax people. It's not like you had to respondRead More personally. Stop saying it's a waste of money. Then money is absolutely minimal. These guys were not called away from their golf games. I would also like to compliment the responders for not accidentally killing someone. It showed professionalism and did not add to the "trend" of killing "innocent" people; which is becoming an issues to watch. The people incensed over this should focus their anger on plastic shopping bags as many others are doing over at another great Patch piece. Evil lurks at the checkout counters across America!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
Steven Oathkeeper April 23, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Like the video game has something to do with it, who writes this rubbish? Next they will be sayingRead More is a shooter and we here to grab all your guns. As if. ~OathkeeprOne. constitution before corrupt govt.
teech April 23, 2014 at 09:56 am
Hey Pit Bull lovers....would you leave YOUR young child with a pit bull? Statistics speak forRead More themselves. Yes other dogs do bite...but NOT like pit bulls. Ask the lady in a wheelchair that was killed spontaneously by her pit bull that she also "raised from a puppy". Sorry just don't trust PBs.
Vamp Chylde April 23, 2014 at 10:01 am
Look at the statistics pits bite less than most other breeds but the news only reports pit bullRead More bites so that's all people hear never hear the stories of how many pits have saved people or have protected their owners and children from muggings or even mountain lions and bears. Look at the statistics for dog temperament pit bulls score over 85 % pass more than all the popular breeds
Justin case April 23, 2014 at 11:39 am
Hey Teech. To answer your question, yes, my child is home alone with my pitbull everyday and I haveRead More no concern about him being bitten. All dogs have teeth, all dogs will bite. They don't have a hand to slap you when your doing something that makes him/her uncomfortable. Their ONLY defense is to bite if the growling didn't warn you to back off. I've been bitten by 4 different dogs in my profession and not one was a pitbull. I come in contact daily with all breeds (including pits) and have never met a mean one. Also the pits that are abused usually are the nicest because they want someone to love them.
YoTwist has more than 50 toppings. (Credit: Emily Kimball)
NottinghamFamily April 23, 2014 at 09:53 am
I just discovered this shop and I keep coming back. Not only are the yogurt and toppings superRead More fresh, the customer service is amazing. You won't meet nicer people and they have a reward program that really "treats" you. They also have great music, friendly seating and great clientele. Count us in with congratulations to this great local business.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 06:47 pm
"The goal of Affirmative was to right an over two hundred years wrong." My family did notRead More get to the US until 1948. Are we part of the two hundred years of wrong? Why should my orthopedic surgeon's kid get preferential treatment over my nephew (son of a plumber) based on the relative complexions?
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Hmm--it's all about academics. That's awesome. I wonder why kids play lacrosse or volunteer atRead More church, or play an instrument. After all, you shoulndt take into account one factor other than test scores. Cool. I just happen to think that not many of you believe that's the way it works.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 10:39 pm
liu wei. Not sure what you mean ""not quit the same." (genius). Really? Oh IRead More thought that lacrosse and affirmative action are the same thing. I only expect people with 90 and above i.q. to understand that test scores are not the only determinants. College admission committees take into account a whole multitude of factors. People on this thread are asking for scholastic considerations only. Playing lacrosse is one factor. Being the captain another. Being the captain of a country championship team another. Being the captain of a state championship team and making all american another. growing up with a single parent --another. Growing up in a ghetto and having the character and drive to defy peer groups in order to seek out a better life another. Sure lacrosse is different than being a minority. So are the experiences that students have in more challenged environments. College admissions officers gauge the probability of success of a student, but also what diversity they may bring in order to broaden the worlds of other students. Where did you go to school Liu? Maybe you went to a school that offered online courses? Because the school that I went to considered the conversations you have in dorm rooms as much an education as going to Econ 101.
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 09:32 pm
Also on the Northville MI Parents for Educational Excellence page you can see links to the tests toRead More see how bias they are. Teachers will teach to the tests and if they are teaching something you don't like - too bad because it is on the test! *****There is also a link to the social studies standards. The social studies standards and science standards are liberal-bias, anti-American and actually just not accurate in a lot of cases. They tell our kids that they as citizens are meant to follow all the rules of the big bad government, for example. Things that made this country great and are still in existence, are few and far between - like the government is for the people and by the people and has limited powers... You wont find what the powers that be (follow the money) don't want the kids to learn. ******We all know what Hitler and many others have said about how to get to a nation and that is thru the kids minds... The proof is all there - please dig! Read the tests. ******We all WISH this was just "minimum standards"!
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 10:06 pm
IB is very anti-American, anti-Christian, etc. Please see the Northville MI Parents for EducationalRead More Excellence FB page for a few posts on IB, including a book review of the IB Theory of Knowledge (IB TOK) book - which is the basis of the program.
Susan Harris April 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm
Tamara, what social studies standards are you talking about? The Common Core only covers standardsRead More in literacy and math. There are no CC standards for science or history. Are you talking about state standards?
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
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Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.
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april ann April 22, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
There are two separate issues here. The first and certainly the most obvious is security failure.Read More The second is to determine what is in the best interest of the teen, as well as the public.. He needs a psych eval, at the very least. Then again, so does most of the public.
(Courtesy of Councilman David Marks)
Kim Ruark April 22, 2014 at 09:45 am
Thank you for battling to get this done!
Gregg Roberts April 22, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Councilman Marks, Although we have disagreed on some things, I am glad to see you remain devoted toRead More Perry Hall revitalization and that is to be applauded. It seems to me that you spoke of a pedestrian area in Perry Hall. Since most of our side streets are pedestrian friendly, I assume you mean in a public ''downtown'' area. I was surprised during the winter snow storms to see just how unfriendly local business are to pedestrians. Nearly every business in the Perry Hall area need serious education on creating a friendly pedestrian area. It has also been my understanding (perhaps I am wrong) that one is required to shovel there sidewalk area and certainly not to pile snow to block sidewalks. Certainly common sense dictates this. Upon walking on numerous occasions from Perry Hall Methodist to Safeway I noticed that with the exception of Perry Hall Driving School and one other location, every business chose to not shovel sidewalks even days after snow stopped and weathered warmed BUT did choose in almost every case to pile snow from their parking lot across the entry area to sidewalks making the area impassable even without boots without literally climbing over mounds of snow. Snow could have easily been piled in other locations. My point is we don't have a culture of being pedestrian friendly in Perry Hall. I am glad to see that the average driver no longer honks and yells when crossing at the crosswalk in front of the old Perry Hall Library. They did this for many years during the libraries existence and despite my many complaints (before your time) to both government and the police (whom I requested instead of hiding behind the Perry Hall Methodist Church to position themselves near the crosswalk to also warn drivers who who ignore that law, nothing was ever done. At some point in time the mentality of the average driver changed. The same things needs to happen with store owners in commercial areas. This is another albeit less dangerous form of pedestrian contempt in Perry Hall. I would like to briefly share with you what I have seen in other communities both in America and abroad:
Gregg Roberts April 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm
- Designate an area (half a mile) with many crosswalks like the one in front of Perry Hall library.Read More Only paint needed, no stop light investments. I would suggest in the Joppa/Ebenezer area and then again in the Safeway area. - Benches - Frequent festivities -- can be in shopping center parking lots. Perry Hall Shopping Center is 2/3 empty on a good day..I've seen communities where a cheerleading team or marching band performs, vendors sell, etc. every week. A real size Christmas tree lighting, 4th of July fireworks...real community events. -