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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Recent Prince George's County News (7 & 8 Mar 2012)

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Public Safety
  • CBSWashDC Gov. O’Malley Considering Commuting Life Sentences Of Two Convicted Murderers cbsloc.al/zC0UJW
    • postlocal Maryland's governor will take a key step toward commuting the prison terms of inmates serving life sentences for murder wapo.st/zEgWKi
  • CountyExecBaker In the wake of severe weather outbreaks nation-wide, we're reminding citizens to sign up for alerts from Notify Me ow.ly/9vzSy
  • nsmcgill $3K reward offered for info in #Laurel hit-and-run Feb 29; Victim still unidentified, in critical condition, police say is.gd/Mrmiwf
  • nsmcgill Police, state’s atty start financial crime prevention effort to warn #PG seniors about scammers is.gd/Uh4sfb by Erich Wagner
  • ABC7News A Laurel Army vet is indicted for allegedly attempting to help a Al-Shabaab, a terrorist organization. wj.la/x7oN69
  • LaurelPatch A #Laurel man is indicted by federal jury for trying to provide material support to a terrorist group.
  • ABC7News A Brandywine woman was arrested for falsely claiming she had been the victim of a kidnapping and abduction. wj.la/z5SEGD
    • PGCBlogging Brandywine's finest fakes her own kidnapping to avoid being charged with a crime. Duh? pgcblog.com/?p=3106
    • Baynet: Charles County Sheriff's Detectives Charge Brandywine Woman in Abduction Hoax is.gd/HNrDpz
    • Gazette: Police say Brandywine woman lied about Jan. kidnapping is.gd/fktEaz
  • KateRyanWTOP PGFD asks for info:“@PGFDPIO: $1,000 reward for info leading to arrest of arsonist that injured seven firefighters... facebook.com/permalink.php?…” 
  • PGNewsWashPost Prince George’s County crime report wapo.st/xxrFCW
  • RochelleReports Frmr soldier from laurel indicted for attempting to provide material support to foreign terrorist group. Craig Baxam faces 15 yrs. in prison
  • RochelleReports #PGFD offers $1,000 reward for info leading to arrest of arsonist in Riverdale house fire that injured 7 #PGCounty firefighters last month.
Corruption, Scandals and Ethics Reform:
  • Karen R. Toles
    • ben_giles According to PG county code, anyone with 6 or more points on their license is barred from using county-owned vehicles anyway.
    • ben_giles After her latest citation, Toles could have 9 points on her license, enough for a suspension. 
    • LaurelPatch Did PG Councilwoman Karen Toles deserve the additional citation and $510 fine for speeding? patch.com/A-rxwh
    • postlocal Karen Toles, Prince George’s council member, is charged with reckless driving wapo.st/xFev6O
    • RochelleReports #PGCounty Councilwoman Karen Toles will speak to media @ 3:45p on her recent reckless driving citation related to Feb. 22 traffic stop.
    • RochelleReports #PGCounty Councilmember Karen Toles will hold a press conference to address reckless driving charges related to her Feb. 22 traffic stop.
    • DCExaminerLocal: P.G. County Council extends punishment for councilwoman who was issued a reckless driving citation bit.ly/w59r0b
    • DanieljGross One of the shortest press conferences I've ever been to. #Toles #PGCounty
    • DanieljGross CM Toles asks all those concerned to "reserve judgment and allow the legal process to run its course."
    • News8NewsTalk In brief statement to reporters, Prince George's CM Karen Toles says she "sincerely regrets" that her actions have become a "distraction."
    • News8NewsTalk Chief Magaw said Toles "was fine" when she was hit w/reckless driving, but her 'don't prejudge me' stance suggests a possible court fight.
    • ggwash RT @tomsherwood: PG's Toles says speeding issue a "distraction." Same word Barry used on ethics. Behavior is not a distraction, it's basic.
    • ben_giles CM Karen Toles hosted a presser about 30 minutes ago. Only tweeting it now because there's absolutely nothing new to report.
    • ben_giles Toles apologized, said she takes the reckless driving citation "very seriously," but gave no indication of what she plans to do.
    • ben_giles Toles could challenge reckless driving charges or pay the fine - meaning there would be enough points on her license to suspend it.
    • ben_giles Anyway, all Toles really did was ask folks to respect the legal process and let it runs its course. Refused to take any questions.
    • realpgcounty County Councilwoman Toles makes a statement indicating she plans to fight new ticket from @PGPDNEWS
    • ben_giles Prince George's CM Karen Toles apologizes, doesn't say what she'll do about reckless driving charges. bit.ly/ytnFd8
    • postlocal Pr. George’s council member again apologizes for alleged reckless driving, saying she takes charges "very seriously" wapo.st/wUvvII
    • ABC7News Watch the full Prince George's County councilwoman Karen Toles' press conference. wj.la/Aub9Sr
    • DanieljGross In case you missed yesterday's events: CM Toles apologizes for driving incident’s ‘distraction’ to county business bit.ly/ytc2O8
    • CBSWashDC P.G. County Councilwoman Karen Toles Apologizes For Speeding Incident cbsloc.al/xbmEH7
    • ABC7News ICYMI: Karen Toles issued another apology last night over her Capital Beltway reckless driving charge. wj.la/Aub9Sr
    • ben_giles Prince George's lawmakers want to avoid a repeat of Leslie Johnson's late resignation. bit.ly/wntuWi
    • PGCBlogging YET another story on Karen Toles on @abc7news8 Nothing on #CountyExecLeopold & his sexcapades, security detail abuse: pgcblog.com/?p=3095
    • PGCBlogging Is the media afraid to cover County Exec. Leopold story? I'm sick of seeing Karen Toles: pgcblog.com/?p=3095
  • Leslie Johnson
  • MDPolicy . @mmossburg: There are two sets of rules -- one for us, and one for those in the gov. ow.ly/9vE9z
  • MDPolicy Seriously a no-brainer: forcing legislators from office after they're found guilty of a crime. ow.ly/9x4hu 
2012 Elections
PG Gambling
  • PGD9Politico I just received a call from a DC Building Trades rep who wanted to transfer me to Sen. Miller to voice support for gambling at Natl Harbor..
    County Government and Politics
    State Government and Politics
    Big Brother is watching us (and related oppression):
    Business, Transportation and Development
    Local (Municipalities)
    • Forest Heights:
      • SecurityPark: Forest Heights Police Department install IQinVision cameras to spy on the public is.gd/wNdiPs
    • Greenbelt:
    Other (including news about news)

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