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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Recent Prince George's County News (6 Dec 2011)

Gory Prince George's
Public Safety
County Government and Politics
  • realpgcounty County governing boards change gavels, Harrison prepares to take over & Jacobs holds on wp.me/p1efJr-8X
  • ben_giles PG planners want the Stadium Authority to do a study at Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro. bit.ly/tvMmyS
  • PGCCouncilMedia Today--December 6, 2011 - Council Gavel Exchange for Legislative Year 2012 @ 11:00 a.m., at the County Administration Bldg, Upper Marlboro.
  • darcyspencer Harrison elected chair unanimously without discussion
    • PGD9Politico Hope her attendance is better at Council now that she's Chair. RT @darcyspencer Andrea Harrison nominated to chair county council
  • Scandals and Ethics Reform (Incomplete):
    • HyattsvllePatch Jack Johnson Scandal Made Headlines Beyond Prince George's County ow.ly/7PQ7O #Hyattsville #JackBJohnson #PGCounty
    • JummyABC7 Good Morning from US federal court in Greenbelt where former PG exec Jack "put it in your panties" Johnson will be sentenced at 930am 
    • WTOPinMD Former #PrinceGeorgesMD Co. Exec. Jack Johnson to be sentenced for bribery. bit.ly/taSdLr @KateRyanWTOP will be in courtroom. @WTOP
    • LaurelPatch All Prince George's Patch sites will be streaming LIVE video from the Jack Johnson sentencing slated to begin in just a few hours. 
    • ABC7News More than a year after he and his wife were arrested, Jack Johnson will be sentenced today. Here's how we got to today: wj.la/uBjVTm
    • anobleDC Former P.G. county executive to be sentenced today - Washington Times: wtim.es/vwKcsh #JackJohnson
    • postlocal Former Pr. George's executive Jack Johnson faces sentencing today on corruption charges. @mirandawashpost will be there wapo.st/sd78MV
    • nbcwashington RT @chrisgordonnews: entering court for sentencing of Former PG Co Exec. Jack Johnson for extortion & tampering with evidence & witnesses
    • ben_giles Jack Johnson entering U.S. District Court this morning, Pastor Weaver's arm around his shoulder.
    • PGCBlogging According to Johnson's lawyer, he has symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and was iagnosed in April at Baylor.
    • JummyABC7 Jack Johnsons defense lawyer tells judge that Johnson was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Ask judge for lesser sentence. #PG
    • PGCBlogging Johnson's team is asking for leniency because he's at the onset of Parkinson's. There will be an infirmary where you're going Jack.
    • PGCBlogging Prosecutors call Parkinson's BALONEY saying Jacks's alcoholism caused tremors and Jack has not been officially diagnosed with Parkinson's.
    • realpgcounty BREAKING--- Jack Johnson sentenced to seven to nine years in jail plus two years supervised.
    • ben_giles Judge sentenced Johnson to 87 months in prison, must participate in alcohol abuse program.
    • FBI: Former PG County Exec Jack Johnson Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Federal Prison for Federal Extortion and Bribery is.gd/ZcEzN5
    • mirandawashpost 100k fine also for jack johnson by judge messitte
    • mirandawashpost Jack Johnson to turn self in on feb 3 likely to go to fed prison in NC 
    • KateRyanWTOP "Jack Johnson could have been a role model for integrity, instead he chose to be a poster child for corruption"- US Atty Rod Rosenstein
    • News_PGCounty “If the Jack Johnson story were a screenplay, critics would say it was too bizarre,” said U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein. gazette.net/article/201112…
    • PGD9Politico Productive day, I'd say. RT @pwoodreporter Paul Shurick guilty ... Jack Johnson headed to federal prison ...interesting day in MD politics.
    • KateRyanWTOP Jack Johnson knew he was being watched..but he 'just laughed it off and put the cash in his pocket"-US Atty Rod Rosenstein
    • UMarlboroPatch "Jack Johnson thought corruption was the normal way of doing business." -- Rod Rosenstein, US State's Attorney for Maryland
    • darcyspencer: US Atty “Defendant Acted as if Corruption was the Normal Way of Doing Business” -- Comment: It was & still is, isn't it?
    • realpgcounty Statement from @CountyExecBaker cms.princegeorgescountymd.gov/ExecutiveNews/…
    • RiverdalePatch A rundown from today's sentencing of former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson. patch.com/bvaCX
    • gazette_net Former Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson was given more than seven years in prison Tuesday for... fb.me/1jrLoBR0H
    • PGCBlogging My post on the Jack Johnson verdict. Stop by and "like" the blog on Facebook too: pgcblog.com/jack-johnson-v…
    • PGCBlogging I wonder how plagued Jack Johnson's soul would be if he'd never been caught. See my post: pgcblog.com/jack-johnson-v…
    • PGCBlogging Kenneth Glover, former CEO of Dimensions Health Care under investigation for dealings with Jack Johnson: pgcblog.com/?p=2046
    • ben_giles The final version: Fmr PG Executive Jack Johnson sentenced to more than 7 years in prison. bit.ly/vH2Xph
State Government and Politics
  • moses100000 The public rally at sasscer last evening was a huge success. Many people turned up against Dr Hite.(pic attached) pic.twitter.com/FCbEw7ht
  • moses100000 We must demand term limits for the PGCPS BOE chairman. A Resolution is needed to limit for two terms in the future. We want Accountability!
  • moses100000 Public Rally at Sasscer a success! wp.me/p1LjDv-6W
Business, Transportation and Development
  • -PG-Politics Fwd: Post: Federal officials reject latest appeal to move HHS offices to Prince George's County ... yhoo.it/tWymJy 
    • -PG-Politics Re: Post: Federal officials reject latest appeal to move HHS: What say ye? Answer: Feds R bad neighbors yhoo.it/tCcFbu
    • -PG-Politics Fwd: Fwd: [PrinceGeorges_Discussion] It is final - HHS is not coming to P: ... From: K.j. Allen Da... yhoo.it/sa6Y5D
    • PGCBlogging: PGCo SHAFTED in final form by GAO "lease brokering" deal for HHS. pgcblog.com/?p=2046 [PG-Politics disagrees]
  • DCExaminerLocal: Commuters will have to wait until July 2013 to take a streetcar in #DC bit.ly/uOpVAc (Once promised for 2007)
  • kytja Meanwhile, Md. highway officials conspired to hide cost overruns, according to audit, @ben_giles reports: bit.ly/t7dgeD #dctraffic
  • ben_giles Maryland SHA officials hide millions of dollars, according to OLA audit. bit.ly/urOQgC
  • -PG-Politics Fwd: Fw: T.G.I. Friday’s is OPEN At The BLVD At The Capital Centre!: Hooray! Great news!Let's supp... yhoo.it/ujPOKm.
  • cherylcort Does everyone know what a gem of a natural area Prince George's Jug Bay is? It's worth a visit. tinyurl.com/6sptmmc
Local (Municipalities)

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