Mulch Fire Out, O’Malley Sparks, Prison Sexcapades (Demo)

The humungous mulch fire at the Ritchie Road landfill is finally out.  I had relatives from all over calling me about that; didn’t know the fire had gone national.  Speaking of going national, Governor O’Malley is serious about running for President in 2016.  Before he makes a run for it, maybe he can clean up the MESS that is the Baltimore Corrections Facility where at least 4 female corrections agents have been impregnated by the same prisoner, and they all have tatto0s of his name on their persons.  Classy.
 
I turned on the tv to find out that PGCo was burning.  A fire from a 300 foot high by 100 foot wide pile of mulch was ignited at the Ritchie Road Landfill and shooting flames could be seen for miles.  The fire was reported on Wednesday, April 24th aro
und 8pm.  It took approximately 150 first responders ( firefighters, paramedics, command officers and support personnel) to bring  the fire under control.  At about 4:00 am, Thursday, the majority of the visible fire had been extinguished  About 5 units stayed on the scene assisting in wetting down the dispersed pile of mulch.  Fire Department officials estimate the large pile of mulch will continue to smolder for days.


 
O'Malley in SunGovernor Martin O’Malley, former Baltimore Mayor and current Maryland Governor is telling everyone who’ll listen that he’s considering a run for the U.S. Presidency in 2016.  Aaaah, what’ y’all think.  I’m posting it just because the story is everywhere.  He’s being called a rising star in the Democratic party.  News to me.  I’m a bit sick of politics today so here’s a clip of information I didn’t have to write.   A little bit on why I’m sick of politics and especially Governor O’Malley: There are stories out there on how O’Malley is building his liberal resume by using Maryland and I don’t like it one bit.  I’m not liberal, certainly not one of those hateful conservatives.  What I believe in is people working and those who are without care being cared for.  I don’t like being made a pawn in ANY politicians game.  Don’t make it hard for needy senior citizens to get food stamps but make it easy for the banking industry to devour this county.  Don’t reward men and women who go out and continue to make babies they can’t afford but won’t work.  Those are some of my political beliefs and it places me right smack dab in the mix of most Americans.  Governor O’Malley has not shown me enough legislative initiative when it comes to meeting the needs of his constituents and placing those needs above his political aspirations.  I’m done.  Not anticipating any invites to the Governors functions.
From the Daily Beast, “That O’Malley has presidential aspirations should surprise exactly no one—the two-term governor has been hinting at a run for several years now. They came, however, amid a week of press coverage for O’Malley on the likes of which political consulting salaries are earned: Politico called him “Mr. Fix-It.” The Washington Post said the governor was boosting his “liberal credentials” in advance of 2016, and The New York Times gave him the front of its national section under the headline, “As Governor Steers Maryland to the Left, Talk Turns to 2016.” Much of this coverage has been generated by the most recent session of the Maryland General Assembly, which, under O’Malley’s prodding, seems to be attempting to turn the Old Line State into a mid-Atlantic Sweden: among the measures the legislature passed this year are stringent new gun-control rules, the abolishment of the death penalty, a medical-marijuana law, and higher gas taxes to pay for infrastructure projects.
 
It would seem the constituents in Baltimore are in need of some major fixing as it pertains to the criminal justice system.  The Black Guerrilla Gang has taken over the Baltimore City Detention Center according to ALL accounts.  TIME magazine, CNN, USATODAY, CBS News, I mean EVERYBODY is covering this story and it’s bound to make it into the movie theaters. 
Jail Bars BrokenThe Baltimore Sun, “Maryland lawmakers called Wednesday for a sweeping inquiry into the state prison system, amid allegations that a gang effectively took over the Baltimore City Detention Center, orchestrating crimes from behind bars and impregnating female correctional officers who helped smuggle in contraband.  Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said the accusations detailed in a federal indictment this week were “disgraceful” and “unbelievable.” He said the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, which runs the jail, must answer for the gang activity and for a recent string of inmate-on-inmate violence at state facilities.
The indictment alleges that that Tavon White, an inmate known as “Bulldog,” took control of the prison gang soon after his arrival in 2009 on an attempted-murder charge. “This is my jail,” White said on an intercepted phone call, according to the indictment. “I’m dead serious. … I make every final call in this jail … and nothing go past me, everything come to me.”  
 

Tavon "Bulldog" White
Tavon “Bulldog” White

From TIME, “The indictment says inmates paid their co-conspirators through Green Dot Money Pak prepaid cards, and even purchased luxury items for guards who were working with the gang. For example, officials say White gave corrections officer Jennifer Owens a diamond ring and bought Mercedes Benz, BMW and Acura automobiles for Owens, Katera Stevenson, Chania Brooks and Tiffany Lender — all guards that he allegedly had sexual relationships with. These relationships, the indictment says, were used to influence the women who in turn helped the smuggling operation.
But these five were not the only ones involved, according to the indictment. Eight other prison officers performed duties ranging from smuggling contraband into the prison to tipping off BGF members about law enforcement “shakedowns” to standing lookout while the guards had sex with inmates. All of the 13 corrections officers accused in the indictment are female.
The scheme was busted when 30 Maryland corrections officers from outside BCDC, along with federal agents, carried out surprise searches of inmate cells, unearthing caches of drugs including oxycodone, benzodiazepines, hydrocodone and marijuana.  Each of the 25 accused are charged with racketeering, drug trafficking, extortion, bribery and money laundering. The defendants face a maximum 20 years imprisonment if convicted. One suspect, Ralph Timmons Jr., who was not an inmate, was included in the charges, but was killed in a robbery hours before the indictment came down.
Gary P. Maynard, head of the Maryland public safety department, which administers the BCDC acknowledged the gap that allowed the scheme to operate in the first place and vowed to make changes. “Everything that happens in this department is my responsibility,” Maynard told The Baltimore Sun. “It’s totally on me.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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