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Md. Gov. Hogan vetoes school construction bill, warns against override

7C9D0D41-D142-428C-A066-E5ECF7FDF1FAGovernor Hogan VETOED House Bill 1783 – the now-infamous Backroom Bill, which would take Maryland’s Public School Construciton Program away from the Board of Public Works and give it to an unelected body of political insiders who meet in virtual privacy.

To demonstrate bipartisan solidarity, Comptroller Franchot added his name to the veto, signing it “Peter Franchot – For the People.” Now hoping against hope that the Senate will do the right thing and allow this veto to stand. #ClassroomsNotBackrooms #ForThePeople

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Teen boy charged with making threat against Crossland High School in Prince George’s County

IMG_0658TEMPLE HILLS, Md. – A 14-year-old boy has been charged with making a threat on social media against a high school in Prince George’s County.

Crossland High School in Temple Hills was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after a “newly-posted social media threat” was made regarding the school. The tweets showed photos of several guns and read, “starting a school shooting at Crossland High School in Temple Hills” and “I’m always armed and dangerous.”

“This is a grave threat that has been made against the safety of our young people and that is our No. 1 priority so we will be vigorously prosecuting this matter,” Prince George’s County Police Chief Henry Stawinski III said in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

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The Prince George’s County Police Department said Crossland High School in Temple Hills was put on lockdown on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, after a “newly-posted social media threat” was made regarding the school.

Extra officers were placed in the area of the school out of an abundance of caution, according to officials.

On Tuesday evening, Prince George’s County police say detectives identified and located the 14-year-old suspect who made the threat. He was charged with making a threat of mass violence. Investigators determined the teenager “had no means to carry out the threat.”

“We take every threat of school violence seriously,” Prince George’s County police said in a news release. “We work aggressively to identify the responsible individuals and to hold them accountable under the law for their actions. We strongly urge parents to speak with their children about the serious consequences they will face for making a threat even if it is determined to be a prank.”

Chief Stawinski assured parents the situation was “under control” Tuesday afternoon and described the mood at the school as being “calm.” Despite Stawinski’s message, concerned parents flocked to the school to pick up their children.

“They didn’t contact us, my son is the one who called me,” parent Tricia Richardson said. “Even though they did the sweep and everything, you never know what can happen after.”

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Major Press conference Re: Calvin Hawkins

Press conferenceWhen : February 20th, 2018 – 1pm -3pm

Where: 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-3043, United States

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Democratic at-large council candidate Calvin Hawkins is a well known sexual predator and robber (Pictured).

This will be a press conference in regards to Calvin Hawkins’s candidacy. Calvin Hawkins is running for an at-large seat on the Prince George’s County Council. The Washington Post published a story this past week detailing the situation surrounding Mr. Hawkins’s sexual harassment charges (Assault Second Degree, Sexual Offense Fourth Degree, and False Imprisonment). This blog also published a history of Mr. Hawkins criminal behavior including conviction of violent crime using guns.

Calvin Hawkins is a man who works as a SENIOR ADVISER to Rushern Baker, our county executive. Let that sink in for a minute. A man who all but admitted he sexually assaulted Ms. Hariston (read the WP article), is a senior ADVISER for our county executive here in Prince George’s County.

We cannot afford to elect any more men who have disregarded our rights to not be viewed upon as sexual objects for their enjoyment. These are not the men who have a woman’s best interest at heart. These are men who only think for themselves.

Prince George’s County has already paid almost $150,000 for the actions of this man against a woman. He has continued to get a county paycheck while working as a SENIOR ADVISOR to Rushern Baker and now he wants us to TRUST him with our county and give him a larger salary paid for out of our hard earned tax money? Haven’t we paid enough for this man?

Join us and speak up and out!!

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County Executive Rushern Baker, III (left) with sexual predator and convicted robber Calvin Hawkins, Jr. (right) at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville. Photo courtesy Rebecca Bennett.

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Krystal Oriadha Seeks Dem Nod for District 7 Council Seat

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Activist and committee co-chair for Progressive Maryland, Krystal Oriadha

Capitol Heights, MD – Activist and committee co-chair for Progressive Maryland, Krystal Oriadha will formally announce her Democratic candidacy for Prince George’s County Council District 7 at her Campaign Kick-Off event on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 3PM-5PM located at Uniqek Banquet Hall 3130 Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD. Krystal will be speaking at 4PM.

District 7 is located on the western central portion of the county and much of it borders the Southeast and Northeast quadrants of the Washington, D.C. In addition to the town of Capitol Heights, the district consists of Seat Pleasant, District Heights, Marlow Heights, Hillcrest Heights, Suitland, Temple Hills, and portions of Forestville and Oxon Hill.

District 7 is 91 percent Black, according to the American Community Survey from 2011-2015. The incumbent in the seat is Karen Toles (D). She has held the position since 2009 and, by law, cannot by law run for a third term.

Krystal is against corruption in politics which is why she is advocating for fair elections that would take money out of politics which is a big part of the problem. In her effort to run for public office, She has out-raised all of her competitors, and has the highest bank account balance. She accomplished this without accepting ANY money from developer or the unions.

Krystal is an ACTIVIST! Not just another politician. She is running to help uplift the voice of our community, not to be just another elected official.

As a member of the County Council, Krystal will fight to improve our education system, economic development, and overall quality of life. She will champion community schools, living wages, access to jobs, ending food deserts with community gardens and co-ops, healthcare, and criminal justice reform.

She believes that for too long, we have seen our neighborhoods developed only for many residents to be pushed out so others can reap the benefits. We have watched as the education system has failed our children and teachers have not been provided the support and respect they deserve for shaping the minds of our future.
“We must all take responsibility and share the burden of building a community we can be proud of. That is part of the reason I am running. We need to step up and DEMAND BETTER for ourselves and DO BETTER for our community!” Krystal said.

Krystal has dedicated her life to helping others and has over a decade of experience in political activism. She has worked with Human Resources Achievement Program (HRAP) as the Communications Director focused on breaking the pipeline from school to prison. She spent over 5 years with Leaders of Tomorrow mentoring and coaching our youth to help shape the minds of the next generation. Krystal is an executive member of local activist organizations such as Brothers and Sisters for Action (BASFA) fighting for justice, education, and immigration. She is also the co-chair for Progressive MD Prince George’s Chapter focused on criminal justice and bail reform.

“Activists don’t just talk about changing the world, they don’t even just change the world themselves, they motivate a generation to change it with them!” Krystal said.

Presently, Krystal is running against B.J. Paige, founder of the non-profit Boys 2 Bowties, political activists Bruce Branch, former AFRO columnist, Juan Stewart, a data scientist for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, located in Bethesda, Md., a solar power entrepreneur and former county council aide Rodney Streeter and Darryl Miller who on Jan. 4, 2012, was sentenced to two years of supervised probation, ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, and serve 300 hours of community service by the Anne Arundel Circuit Court for violation of campaign finance laws for using campaign funds for personal use. The primary is June 26 and the winner will be on the ballot for the Nov. 6 general election.

Krystal is building a grassroots campaign, because she believes in the power of the people. She knows that when we come together to build a movement, nothing can stand in our way. That is why Krystal is asking for your vote and support to improve the quality of life in our community.
Krystal earned her BBA in International Business with a concentration in Marketing at Howard University, Washington, DC, and her MBA at Amberton University, Garland, TX.

Join Krystal’s Campaign Kick-Off event on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 3PM-5PM located at Uniqek Banquet Hall 3130 Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD. To RSVP, contact Alicia@VoteKrystalOriadha.com.
For more information, please visit her website at VoteKrystalOriadha.com.

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Activist and committee co-chair for Progressive Maryland, Krystal Oriadha

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Krystal Oriadha Will be competing with among others Darryl Miller (seen here) who on Jan. 4, 2012, was sentenced to two years of supervised probation, ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, and serve 300 hours of community service by the Anne Arundel Circuit Court for violation of campaign finance laws for using campaign funds for personal use, several other candidates will also be running for County council District 7. Mr. Miller has strong ties to cartels currently operating in Maryland including in the Maryland legislature. >>>Read more >>> Read more