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“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
JD tippit April 17, 2014 at 11:27 pm
you'll be in the front row, watching it, licking your lips with sweaty hands and a tube on K2 jelly,Read More I'd bet...
Mike k April 18, 2014 at 12:01 am
In todays world you can kill somebody then do some time and get off. If this killer was executedRead More tomorrow with all the other killers I think this type of crime would go down. So would the prison population.
Bob B April 18, 2014 at 12:59 am
I think the Judge should have ordered the bailiff to smack her accross the mouth REALLY hard withRead More that huge flashlight they carry. Then had her collect her own teeth and escorted - or dragged - her from the court room.
Roger April 17, 2014 at 05:01 pm
If the average CEO is paid $4.9 Million 52 weeks 40 hours equals $2,355 per hour. Average CEO pay.Read More And the Hopkins staff can't get $15. And don't forget the Koch Heads who rail against a $10 minimum wage. It's the big fat hogs that tip the average balance Dennis.
McGibblets April 17, 2014 at 07:17 pm
It's so easy to talk about what another person should make but frankly one's compensation for theirRead More job (unless paid by taxpayer money) is none of my business or anyone else's.
Dennis Gilpin April 17, 2014 at 09:04 pm
Roger, The " big fat hogs " and those "closely" associated with them. TheRead More Hopkins staff will probably get what they want or some sort of compromise. The minimum wage is an issue that has to do with both big and small businesses. If the economy is stagnant than the small businesses will be operating on a small profit margin. They will be forced to make decisions that might involve laying off people. Wish the economy was better but it is not. The reason they did the raise in increments was because of the weak economy. Still might cause problems with the work force. We will see !
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Igor April 17, 2014 at 09:17 pm
In reviewing the case, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center has determined a warning in lieu of aRead More citation is sufficient in this case," a statement released by the VA stated on Thursday." So go drink some grape Kool aid it's only $00.89.
Ada Pers April 17, 2014 at 11:54 pm
Sounds like these federal 50 guys are getting their training and personal transaction skills fromRead More the IRS (Obama's Disgrace). An admonishment and the chance to pay for the product is definitely the way this should have been handled. Hey chief, report Monday for some retraining on common sense.
George Murphy April 18, 2014 at 12:47 am
John B has to be a lib because he thinks backwards. If this guy intentionally refilled his sodas atRead More regular intervals, then fine, make him pay a reasonable penalty, which is perfectly justified if he did do something wrong. But, JB is defending a KGB-style operation, here. This is what the Bush and Obama (and quite possibly, Clinton) administrations got into motion. And, of course Obama is taking it to the max. Our entire government needs to be completely cleaned out, reduced in size and replenished with real people - not the Muppets!
Maryland utilities are being urged to give residents until the end of May to pay off winter's whopping utility bills. FIle|Patch
Sharon April 17, 2014 at 11:03 am
They should considering they keep managing to 'hike up' the costs. Personal experience as well lastRead More month was PEPCO sending me a bill that was triplicate to my usual usage. Argument was "well, ya know, we have had a 'cold winter and snow". Didn't accept that nor their 'PR offer' to come to my home and perform 'energy-efficient' check of my home. Home is well-beyond such! Turned out that, even though employee had come on-site and supposedly taken 'actual reading', he or she manually documented erroneous kilowatt usage. The indirect (far from sufficient) excuse and apology I received from PEPCO was "well, you do realize we ALL make mistakes?"! Hey, not on my watch! Hummm!
Sharon April 17, 2014 at 11:11 am
Moral of story above! Please, folks, check your bills closely! I hope there were not 'too many'Read More out there who just assumed it was "cold winter and snow" or didn't fall back on philosophy "you can't fight City Hall...particularly those families already struggling to 'make ends meet' and to those elderly folks on a limited pensions! Though PEPCO believes itself to be, they are not 'infallible'.
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MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 08:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 08:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
Candidates for Maryland governor were divided about the future of marijuana. (Credit: Patch File Photo)
Esoteric Knowledge April 17, 2014 at 01:08 pm
I would like to comment on this article but Patch has violated my 1st Amendment Right multiple timesRead More and does not allow me to comment, leaving me effectively dead.
Bob Bobbers April 17, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Patch cannot violate your 1st amendment rights. Only the government can do that.
Bryan Harz April 17, 2014 at 04:21 pm
Although I'm pro legalization, I'm not choosing a candidate on this one issue, that's for sure.Read More There are more important issues, and I think once whoever is elected finds out how much money CO is raking in, it will become legal no matter who you vote for.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
Bob B April 17, 2014 at 12:24 am
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
mark April 17, 2014 at 07:39 am
The disease came from China! Aids came from Africa, other diseases come from Mexico but yet we letRead More people flood to this country and they bring those diseases with them!
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 09:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
Gov. Martin O'Malley. File|Patch
art doyle April 17, 2014 at 05:08 pm
Howard is right. If you attempt murder, you should also be killed. That means everyone who has everRead More committed a crime that could kill someone should be killed. Every one who has ever driven drunk--dead. Every one who has driven recklessly ---dead. Everyone who has served undercooked food--- dead. Everyone who has ever lost their temper with their child--dead. This is great! As the mighty GB said, 'let's roll'!!!!
art doyle April 17, 2014 at 05:10 pm
Sure, a few 'innocent' people may die but it is for the greater good. And really, who is reallyRead More innocent. Besides me, of course.
Lorna D. Rudnikas April 18, 2014 at 12:04 am
I'm sorry, I did not realize that we have used the death penalty as a method to "deter"Read More murder...I was under the assumption it has been used as a "punishment"...where did I go wrong? Oh never mind, I forgot "we the people" are just a bunch of schmucks..what do we know honey child?
Screen grab from KETV report
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 08:41 am
Hey," No News in Natick" ( D Penta} Good idea, don't click if it's not local news. TheyRead More are almost out of business now, let's put them over the top. What little local news you get now on Patch, will be non-existent.
Heather Osrien April 17, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Just another copy cat. They crawl in thu the exit where the toy is dropped into when youRead More "win". Where were the oh so stupid parents while this was going on?
Maggie Magoo April 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm
This happened years ago in Little Falls, NJ when a child walked out of his house and into theRead More traffice on Route 23 and was killed.....what is wrong with parents? You go to the bathroom you take the child with you!!!!!! Lucky his Gardian Angel was watching over him!
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Snow April 17, 2014 at 05:38 pm
Thats what I was saying- taxes paying for that bomb squad- let em do their job.
jpf2361 April 17, 2014 at 05:40 pm
I agree with you Snow 100%
Snow April 17, 2014 at 05:45 pm
That whole artistic expression he was going after- we will call "Idiot in a jail cell".
This unusual wedding singer has us wondering about your top nuptial tunes. Credit: Screenshot from YouTube video
Dolores Roles April 16, 2014 at 02:23 pm
BEAUTIFULLY ORIGINAL. FOR MY FIRST WEDDING THEY PLAYED" "WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN..."Read More FOR OUR FIRST DANCE . IT WAS POPULAR THEN. FOR MY NEXT WEDDING I WOULD LIKE GLORIA ESTEPHAN'S " THE DAY YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME".
Louis Stachowiak April 16, 2014 at 03:03 pm
What a joyful wedding, and an honorable gift to the wedding couple! Praise the priest who shares hisRead More gift to praise God who is so much a part of this holy sacrament.
Polly April 17, 2014 at 11:08 am
Wow! What a beautiful voice and gift. I got chills just listening to it. This song was written by aRead More 10 year old girl, another talent.
Maryland State Police Sgt. Marc Black said some people pretend they don't know that handheld cell phones are not permitted on Maryland roads. (Screenshot from CNS YouTube video)
Ted Giovanis April 17, 2014 at 03:13 pm
Specifically, I am not necessarily against the cell phone ban. I do have issues with the manner inRead More which they enforce it though. What I am against is the government banning cell phone use and thinking they have solved or meaningfully addressed the distracted driving problem when it has not event scratched the surface. I responded to another writer with a citation for a study (the Erie Insurance study). In the same general area as that citation, there are many other citations/studies which discuss the distracted driving problem and pose potential solutions. My point is that the government does not seem to care about the plethora of information on this subject even when it has been pointed out to them and only wants to address but a small faction of the issue (the low hanging fruit or fruit of lease resistance as it were); but, touts that they have made significant progress. As far as solutions, I mentioned driver education, no one I talking about that at all. Another writer suggested that the LEOs practice what they enforce and stop talking on their cell phones while driving (I added typing on their laptops too), practice what you enforce. I actually suggested this approach - practice what you enforce concept (no speeding, no turn of red, cell phone use, tec.) directly to the Howard County Deputy Chief of Police some time ago - nothing changed. (Practice what you preach and lead by example.) This in addition to other measures (PSAs, driver education, etc.) would result in meaningful change. (The California Highway Patrol allows citizens to report such violations and those reports are retained in the officers personnel file and used in the officers next evaluation. I suggested this too - no change) Based on my experiences, in the end it may not make much difference what we suggest, they are not going to listen or act anyway. As I'm sure you know, complicating this general area is how they accumulate traffic statistics which prevents getting a clear picture of what is occurring or causal without collecting additional data and the traffic data the government possess is inadequate or even flawed. There exists study or funding bias associated with all data/surveys/analyses, even the government's data and the Erie Study too. Complicated? You bet. In reality, it takes much time and energy to investigate any area or issue. Unfortunately, many do not invest the time or energy to understand an issue.
Pam Hamburg April 17, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Good points, Ted. Then there's falling asleep while driving which causes many accidents and canRead More occur at any time of the day. It's said that it's more than DWI. I don't know about that. Can that be legislated? Of course not. I agree about better driver's education. Around prom time, many high schools participate in an education on DWI using special glasses to help the students see how it feels to be under the influence and driving. Maybe the same should be done for cell phone use. Of course, that leaves out all the self important people, the soccer moms, etc. These people wouldn't dream of drinking and driving. Cells phones are an entirely different story. Again, LEO should be setting a GOOD EXAMPLE. They aren't. Just because they are a cop, they should be excluded? In all my years of driving, I've seen cops commit the exact same infractions as any other motorist, whether they are on the job or not.
Ted Giovanis April 17, 2014 at 06:06 pm
Pam: Agreed. In many areas (health and health care included) a general awareness works better thanRead More enforcement. That's kind of my point. (FYI, most of the speeding tickets in school zones are issued to parents speeding to get their kids to school.)
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