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Maryland Crime Stats & Trends:



Source: Maryland Governor's Office of Crime & Prevention.

I am unsure why 2014 is not yet listed, perhaps the new Governor is just not that into posting this information?

And this from the same page:

(OT) Sorry I have been absent the

past fews days! I hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Some REALLY good news! Charges to be dropped against U.Va. student bloodied during arrest

http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/virginia/2015/06/11/uva-mertese-johnson-charges-dropped-bloody-arrest/71087916/

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A University of Virginia student who was seriously injured during an arrest outside a Charlottesville bar will not face any charges.

The Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney has decided not to prosecute Martese Johnson, saying it was in the best interest of everyone not to pursue any charges.

Johnson is expected to address the case Friday morning in Charlottesville.
That is the entire article.



He's heading back to Iowa:


O'Malley will attend house parties in Marshalltown and Mount Vernon in the afternoon before a 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet in Iowa City. The location for the Iowa City event is still to be announced.

The Marshalltown event will be hosted by Iowa House of Representative Minority Leader Rep. Mark Smith, while the Mount Vernon house party will be hosted by former State Rep. Nate Willems.


gO'MAlley!

Did you know that O'Malley received an award from Planned Parenthood last year?

It's not a small one either. O'Malley is in our court. http://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/4214/1262/4926/PPM_2014_Betty_Tyler_Award_-_4_15_14_-_Gov_Edit_PPM_edit__2_.pdf

Planned Parenthood of Maryland (PPM) is honored to present the 2014 Betty Tyler Award to Maryland Governor Martin J. O'Malley for his outstanding leadership in protecting and advancing reproductive rights in Maryland. The award will be presented at PPM’s 9th Annual Spring Gala event to be held on the evening of Wednesday, April 30th at The Four Seasons Harbor East in Baltimore.

“At a time when women’s health and access to reproductive care is under attack across the country, Governor O'Malley has protected the rights of women in Maryland," said Jenny Black, President & CEO of PPM. “For his outstanding record of prioritizing Maryland women and women’s health, we are happy to recognize the leadership of Governor O’Malley at Planned Parenthood of Maryland."

“Over the last seven years, we made the better choice to set goals to protect the health and well-being of women and children. Working together as one Maryland, we not only achieved our goal, we more than doubled it, driving down infant mortality by 21 percent since 2008, “said Governor O’Malley. “By improving the health -- and the well-being -- of women, we are building a stronger future for all of our children and grandchildren. I am honored to receive this recognition from Planned Parenthood Maryland for Maryland’s hard-won progress.”

According to a report from the Center for American Progress, Maryland is the best state for women in America based on three factors: economics, leadership and health. During the O’Malley administration, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene implemented the Babies Born Healthy Initiative. This three-pronged initiative ensures women are healthy before, during, and after pregnancy by supporting access to high-quality family planning, screening and referral for Medicaid eligibility, WIC nutrition benefits, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence prevention and other screenings and referrals. Using this approach, Maryland has driven down infant mortality 21% since Governor O’Malley took office in 2007.

The Betty Tyler Award memorializes a woman without whom there might not be a Planned Parenthood of Maryland, whose 12 years of service led the Board of Directors from 1974 through 1986. PPM bestows the Betty Tyler Award on deserving trailblazers for women’s health and reproductive justice in Maryland. The first award was given in 1988, and past awardees include Senator Delores G. Kelley, Frances B. Phillips, RN, MHA,Delegate Peter A. Hammen and U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen.

Joining the Governor at the Spring Gala will be Alexis McGill-Johnson, Chair of the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,MD Attorney General Doug Gansler, Comptroller Peter Franchot, Delegate Jon Cardin, County Executive Ken Ulman, Delegate Jolene Ivey, Senator Brian Frosh and others.


one more thing: the right wing pro-lifers are taking notice.

From the Editors at Bloomberg: "Martin O'Malley's More Than Marginal"

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-06-02/martin-o-malley-s-presidential-campaign-matters

Any Democrat looking for an electable alternative to Hillary Clinton should welcome O'Malley's candidacy. Before O’Malley entered the race on Saturday, Clinton’s lone challenger was Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who does not even consider himself a member of the Democratic Party. O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland and former mayor of Baltimore, is positioning himself to Clinton’s left, giving liberals the chance to vote for someone who would have a fighting chance of getting elected if nominated, which is more than can be said of Sanders.

And it's not just Democrats looking for a Clinton alternative: Clinton herself can benefit from O'Malley's campaign. O'Malley will take some of the spotlight away from Sanders, a liberal firebrand, fracturing the opposition vote. A vigorous challenge from O’Malley would also help Clinton dispel the criticism that her nomination is a virtual coronation, and it could help her clarify her positions.

This is the case even when O'Malley is wrong on the issues -- as he is on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, for example. O'Malley opposes the pact, as does Sanders, while Clinton has been straddling the issue. Ignoring a socialist is one thing. But O’Malley’s presence in the race should make it harder for Clinton to be evasive.
I personally don't believe that O'Malley is wrong on the TPP…

This is the Editorial Staff

http://www.bloombergview.com/quicktake <— for more background on the company.

Oh Noes! Fox Business has something to say about Martin!

The last person Wall Street wants is Martin O'MAlley!



(snip)
O'Malley's campaign clearly didn't mind seeing him cast as Wall Street's worst 2016 nightmare.

His team sent out a press release on Monday highlighting the fact Gasparino called him "the last person [Wall Street CEO's] want running." It included a video of Gasparino's comments.

"This weekend, Governor O’Malley kicked off his presidential campaign and leaned heavily both into the need for more robust reform of Wall Street and for Democrats to nominate a candidate who is independent of the big banks," the statement said. "His position has apparently gotten notice." (snip)

In a conversation with Business Insider on Monday, O'Malley campaign spokeswoman Haley Morris described cracking down on Wall Street excesses as a "top priority" in the candidate's economic agenda.

"He made it clear that the number one issue that he has zeroed in on is that rebalancing act of getting our economy working again and reining in reckless behavior on Wall Street," Morris said.

Overall, Morris said O'Malley would confront Wall Street with "a mix of structural and accountability reforms." She pointed to a column O'Malley wrote for the Des Moines Register in March in which he outlined some of the specific policies he would support.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/martin-omalley-is-happy-to-be-the-last-person-wall-street-ceos-want-running-in-2016-2015-6#ixzz3bvYdvXYo

The DeMoines REgister column Ms. Morris is talking about has been posted in the group by elleng. Don't be afraid to give that post a little love!

One thing I found interesting is that these b game Fox business people seem to think that with O'Malley in the race, more Wall street types will donate to Ms. Clinton.

Martin O'Malley for President ActBlue Donation page:

Link here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/duforomalley

Immense thanks for fellow DU'r Omaha Steve for setting this up!

I am making this an OP and pinning it for easy availability.

OS also provided these link as well
https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/39906

Clips from O'Malley announcement

I this clipped from the C-Span O'Malley announcement. It's the four people who spoke of Martin O'MAlley and what he did to help improve their lives.

I thought that these testimonials were just as important as his announcement. If anyone knows how I can translate this to a youtube video, I would be glad to post the video here, but in the meantime, here is a link to the clip!

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4539442/speakers

What O'Malley Stands for: (11 issues from this article— I will only post a few)

Guns: Increase gun control. Ban dozens of assault weapons. Limit size of gun magazines. Require fingerprints to buy a handgun.

The Democrat is a critic of the National Rifle Association and proponent of gun control measures. As governor of the Old Line State, he pushed for and signed sweeping gun control legislation, banning 45 types of assault weapons, limiting magazine clips to ten bullets and requiring anyone purchasing a handgun to enter a fingerprint database.
(snip)

Obamacare and health care: Expand the Affordable Care Act. Move to an “all-payer” system.

An Obamacare advocate, O’Malley supported expanding Maryland’s health insurance options before the Affordable Care Act became law. When implementing the new healthcare law during his tenure, Maryland’s online health exchange saw repeated problems. It was overhauled in 2014. O’Malley supported and approved a unique statewide Medicare waiver, designed to move Maryland hospitals away from a fee-for-service payment method. Considered the nation’s only “all-payer system,” the state sets medical costs, capping what hospitals can charge. O’Malley has said he wants to the system to be a model for the nation.

Trade: Block the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

O’Malley recently criticized the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an international trade deal backed by the Obama administration and Congressional Republicans, arguing that it would hurt the middle class. He has since expanded on the point, telling NPR he wants increased labor regulations.


http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/martin-omalley-believe-candidate-stands-11-issues/



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