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Crash on Route 22 on April 11, 2014. (Credit: Juan Leura Jr.)
Jill Bracewell April 14, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Dawn, Jillybean1969@live.com
Jill Bracewell April 15, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Dawn, If you emailed me, I think it went into my junk folder. Please try again, I changed myRead More settings. Thanks, Jill
Dawn Bowen April 15, 2014 at 09:34 pm
email sent!
Terri Benton April 15, 2014 at 10:11 am
Just found this and the police really are in violation of the law and I am really angry. "InRead More Virginia, headlight flashing to warn of police activity is not illegal, even though other evasion techniques like radar detectors are outlawed.""
Pam Hamburg April 15, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Dennis, please reread what I wrote: 'After all, if you are taken into custody and accused of aRead More crime, then interrogated, LEO's can LIE to you, but don't you dare lie to them!' Works both ways. Sorry you gave up riding due to stupid motorists. In a way, I don't blame you, but I refuse. I love it. It's better than therapy and cheaper too. I love the good we riders do. ABATE works very hard on this issue, so does the MRF. That's why there are signs and window stickers everywhere: Watch Out For Bikers! I have found the biggest infraction by a motorist is failure to yield right of way, resulting in serious injury and even death, to the rider and passenger, if there is one. These motorists are cited ONLY for failure to yield right of way. A misdemeanor. A fine. Big deal. The charge SHOULD be negligent driving, vehicular manslaughter. The motorist was RESPONSIBLE. I bet that woman who missed her exit and caused the death of a rider wasn't charged for vehicular manslaughter, if anything at all. All I can say is that she will have to live with that for the rest of her miserable life. What she did endangered ALL motorists. The rider paid for her error with his life. No doubt it devastated his family and friends. Like throwing a pebble into a pond. As far as harassment goes, you have not ridden lately. Although I haven't been a victim (yet), I know others who have. I can cite stories. Some years ago, a rider and others set up a benefit event for our veterans, got all the right permits, etc., at Big Pipe Creek Park outside of Taneytown. I went the first night (Fri.). Every single rider was being stopped by the cops before being allowed to be on their way. There were pepper cannons. Someone could have murdered 10 people in Carroll County and not a cop would have responded. I only stayed long enough to hear some bands. All the way home from Taneytown to Westminster, some 10+ miles, I was followed by a sheriff. At Englar Road, where I had to turn off, the sheriff made a U turn and headed back to Taneytown. No harassment there, no sir. I returned on Sunday to find the event wrapping up and hardly anyone was there. Saturday was dismal too. The promoter ended up $500 in the hole and NO money for our veterans! I kid you not, not only were local LEO's there, but also troopers, FBI, ATF, and more. This happens at swap meets also, esp. the ones held at Howard County Fairgrounds. There is a police command center in a huge r.v. type vehicle. Undercover everywhere. We are videotaped and listened to. Pictures are taken of license plates, no matter what kind of vehicle. All of this is because of a minority 1% of riders that engage in criminal activity. I've seen 1%ers at swap meets and there has never been any problem. They are there for the same reasons we are. Treat them with respect as you would everyone else and you get respect back. I'd love to have a conversation with you, Dennis :) But I've hijacked this convo long enough :(
Dennis Gilpin April 15, 2014 at 04:33 pm
Pam, Thank you for supporting our veterans, as I am one myself. My favorite place to rideRead More was in Hartford county. Tried riding around Washington D.C. but 495 was just plain crazy. I did skydiving for years and found it was safer than riding a bike on Marylands highways LOL
An author who has reportedly worked with police on the Bradford Bishop murder case tells WTOP that the Bethesda fugitive is likely living in Italy. Credit: FBI website
runymede April 13, 2014 at 08:03 am
This is a terrible tragedy but I don't consider Bethesda as a Baltimore suburb but a WashingtonRead More suburb. Why should this story get a mention on this site ?
ladypoet April 14, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Catch him and do the same as he did to his family. This was such a heinous crime. Who could killRead More your own mother, children and the mother of your children? A no good demon!
Patrick Carter April 14, 2014 at 02:29 pm
Find him and fry him. He should die regardless of his age. Italy probably won't help because of theRead More Amanda Knox case. I say govt should put a hit on him.
William Bradford Bishop Jr. is wanted for the brutal murders of his wife, mother, and three sons in Bethesda in March 1976. Credit: FBI website
Eric S April 11, 2014 at 09:59 am
Will someone please help Robert find his medications?
Justin case April 11, 2014 at 11:15 am
He probably retired from the state department under an alias. They didn't even notice he was missingRead More for an entire week so I'm sure they wouldn't notice if he came back to work as Juan Rodriguez or some other alias. Bunch of idiots. The FBI must finally be sick of this guy embarrassing them for 38 years
Pam Hamburg April 11, 2014 at 04:40 pm
Your government agencies at work....HA! But cops can get away with beating an unarmed or mentallyRead More challenged or mentally ill person to DEATH. What a world.
Mary Magdalene Root, 81. (Screenshot from CBS News)
Linda Hoffecker April 11, 2014 at 01:52 pm
Townships often have laws as to the number of pets one household may have..It's usually 4, as it isRead More here where I live in Lancaster County.. Our twp says 4.. No one comes around to check as long as things are kept under control! It's when people start getting sloppy with the care of the pets and let them roam that the powers spring into action. As far as baby sitting the dogs, I feel that there should be an exception because it beats boarding costs, but there should be a time limit they may 'visit'.
wileyb.1 April 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Are all these ‘helpful friends’ planning to continue oversight of this woman? If theRead More animals are not properly cared for, they will still be a neighborhood menace. Getting into neighbors trash suggests they are hungry. Anyone with multiple animals knows a previously neglected dog (like an adopted stray) will take the food of the others and often must be fed separately. And if they were not all licensed, are they all fixed? An animal in heat will roam, and will find a way out of that fence. The charitable mentality in hdg often enables problems rather than solving them with the number of ‘do-gooder bullies’ around here.
Pam Hamburg April 15, 2014 at 12:48 pm
That judge is a bully, too.
Brian April 7, 2014 at 09:14 am
I don't have a problem with ticketing text messaging drivers. I do however believe that talking on aRead More cell phone can be done safely with out sacrificing safety. Also, I believe it is highly hypocritical for a department to declare their little war on cell phone users all while doing the exact thing they ticket you for. I don't want to hear that you need your cell phone for work purposes. I do too!!!
Just Wondering April 7, 2014 at 02:43 pm
@Brian I believe you can use your cell phone as long as you have it hooked up to a hands free setup.Read More Holding a cell phone and driving is just as dangerous as texting if you hold your phone with your shoulder you are limiting the movement of your head. Police do need to use cell phone for information that is not required to transmitted over the air, because you know people do listen to scanners. But yes they too should use the hands free requirement. I was on the Harford county transit one day when a young girl drove her car right into the rear end of the bus, because she was using her cell phone luckily no one was seriously injured
Dawn Maffett April 14, 2014 at 08:48 pm
And they are allowed,that's not cool
Deputy Christoher Behles was sentenced to five years with five years suspended.
RPB April 7, 2014 at 04:48 pm
These people feel they are above the law, put them in jail and watch how quick the others will fallRead More in line. The ones that won't talk is as bad as the ones breaking the laws. Stop with the kid gloves and they will start acting within the law.
Brynn April 8, 2014 at 03:07 pm
According to an article in The Sun, Mr. Innocent Citizen (William Redding Harvey, V, 33) was to beRead More tried on charges of driving on a suspended license, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving with an incorrect license plate. The criminal charges of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, obstructing and hindering police, and failure to obey a lawful order were dropped. This apparently confused the Assistant State’s Attorney regarding the charges, then there was an entry error in the court records, all which delayed the trial. He’ll be back on the street in no time. GREAT JOB HARFORD COUNTY LEGAL--another win for the criminal! Maybe we can score him a subsidized cellphone, so he can add texting while driving to his 'safety' record. Cop should’ve shot the POS.
Really? April 8, 2014 at 09:55 pm
Brynn, yes this person is a criminal. And yes he had broken laws. And will probably continue toRead More break laws. But still, that does not justify firing a weapon at a vehicle. Reckless endangerment was the charge. By definition that is exactly what happend. Would I have done the same? Who knows. But I would have to pay the price for my actions. No exceptions should be considered. Guilty is guilty. Plain and simple. They both should be punished to the full extent of the law.
The Bel Air man formerly known as "Stash" on 98 Rock. (Screenshot from WBAL YouTube video)
Justin case April 4, 2014 at 01:53 pm
Apparently neither of you idiots know anything about alcohol or drug abuse. Attend an N.A meetingRead More tonight and offer your 2 cent afterwards. Idiots should be shot
Tommy Too Much Liberto April 5, 2014 at 02:02 am
This guy used to host events at bars for 98 Rock all the time, but when he gets in trouble becauseRead More of the habits that he picked up working at a radio station that heavily promoted the consumption of alcohol and who sent him out to bars to promote THEIR radio station ALL THE F***ING TIME, they fire him. Which is another thing that makes me sick,.. the overpromotion of alcoholism as being just "the thing to do" and "soo f***ing cool",.. and when you come out of bars and drive away it's like shooting fish in a barrel for the cops, it's a set-up, a giant game that's being played that's rigged to suck you in. Steve is my friend, but he has gotten himself in quite a bit of trouble and is finding that the habits he picked up while living that lifestyle are really hard to put down,. and that the place where he dedicated twenty plus years of his life to doesn't give a s*** about him. You know,. this whole industrial prison industry counts on that fact that most people don't have a whole group of friends who get together and have that "one friend" to act as a designated driver,. and also, who really enjoys having to wait and pay for a ride home from some crackhead taxi driver who's cab smells like puke?
Danial Carver April 11, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Justin case..........you should be shot? Because you.....are an idiot. Don't EVER compare cancer toRead More an alcoholic/drug addict. There is help for them if they choose to join. My sister died of cancer.......nothing anyone could do for her.
Photo from WUSA9 via Twitter.
Tom Rossing March 31, 2014 at 04:41 pm
O.K. Patch, how do you search a dead man?
mc6 March 31, 2014 at 06:42 pm
Yeah, your title could use re-wording.
Brian April 1, 2014 at 08:06 am
"Interstate 83 south when when his tractor trailer" Grammar police. Seriously though,Read More Accidents such as these remind me that at any given time, a loved one can be taken from you when you least expect it. Working at age 74, you could assume this man worked a hard life and probably sacrificed a lot for his family. May he rest in peace.
Shepherd Yerusalem March 28, 2014 at 10:58 am
Actually Marijuana is mentioned in the bible by name: 1980, etymologists at Hebrew University inRead More Jerusalem confirmed that cannabis is mentioned in the Bible by name, Kineboisin (Also spelled Kannabosm), in a list of measured ingredients for "an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compounded after the art of apothecary to be smeared on the head. The word was mistranslated in King James version as `calamus' – Exodus 30:23 (Latimer 1988). The above means it was in the oil they used to rub on their skin, it was in the bread they ate called the Lord's Supper, and it was in the incense that was burned in the temples. Marijuana is the Tree-Of-Life talked about in the bible, indeed it was a real tree that grew from the ground: Gen 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree, the tree of life was also growing in the garden... The above reveals that the Tree-Of-Life is indeed a real tree that grows in the ground. Rev 22:2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the ocean, was the tree of life. The foliage of the tree are for the healing of the nations. We are living in a day when the Tree-Of-Life (what the world calls marijuana) is healing everything it comes in contact with. The ONLY thing dangerous about marijuana are the cops who shoot people for having it: Number of American deaths per year that result directly or primarily from the following selected causes nationwide, according to World Almanacs, Life Insurance Actuarial (death) Rates, and the last 20 years of U.S. Surgeon Generals' reports. TOBACCO - 340,000 to 450,000 ALCOHOL (Not including 50% of all highway deaths and 65% of all murders) - 150,000+ ASPIRIN (Including deliberate overdose) - 180 to 1,000+ CAFFEINE (From stress, ulcers, and triggering irregular heartbeats, etc.) - 1,000 to 10,000 "LEGAL" DRUG OVERDOSE (Deliberate or accidental) from legal, prescribed or patent medicines and/or mixing with alcohol - e.g. Valium/alcohol - 14,000 to 27,000 ILLICIT DRUG OVERDOSE - (Deliberate or accidental) from all illegal drugs - 3,800 to 5,200 MARIJUANA - 0 (**Marijuana users also have the same or LOWER incidence of murders and highway deaths and accidents than the general NON-marijuana using population as a whole.** Cancer Study, UCLA; U.S. Funded ($6 million), First & Second Jamaican Studies, 1968 to 1974; Costa Rican Studies, 1980 to 1982; et al. LOWEST TOXICITY 100% of the studies done at dozens of American universities and research facilities show pot toxicity does not exist. Medical history does not record anyone dying from an overdose of marijuana (UCLA, Harvard, Temple, etc.) Accordingly a 1993 study done by the U.S. Department of Transportation came to the same conclusion as the above concerning marijuana and driving safety: “Marijuana, administered in a dose of 100 µg THC per kg of whole body weight...did not significantly change mean driving performance as measured...” - U.S Department of Transportation: Marijuana and Actual Driving Performance DOT HS 808 078 The fact is people who use marijuana reflexes are not affected in a negative way and they become more conscious of safety, sometimes refusing to even drive. Marijuana is a plant with a safety record second to none. Anyone who would like to dispute these FACTS, point to a credible death that involves marijuana and nothing but marijuana, or hold your tongue.
Brynn March 28, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Dude go smoke another blunt. And all this time I’ve said most religious scripture was based onRead More an ACID TRIP. Seriously, and I have a Catholic education. It was the weed! The weed! They saw the light and heard the voice of the Lord… While the Mayo Clinic apparently considers it an unregulated herbal supplement, marijuana, whether ingested or smoked, is classified by the FDA and DEA as a Schedule I (illegal) Controlled (dangerous) Substance. There is no acceptable safe and effective consumption level. Smoking has its added respiratory risks, but ingestion has actually been linked to heart arrhythmias and dangerous over-sedation/coma (and low oxygen does kill brain cells). There are major differences between monitoring for alcohol and for marijuana. Alcohol is metabolized and cleared from the system relatively consistently. It is volatile (easy to evaporate), therefore the breathalyzer is a fast and easy test. Marijuana is quickly processed, but the active metabolite is lipophilic (fat soluble), so it can be stored in body fat. A long-term user will test positive in urine for months after stopping use altogether. Someone with high body fat will store more drug. This retention creates a constant level of impairment that combined with other sedatives (allergy/cold otc antihistamines, anxiety meds such as benzodiazepines, seizure meds, some mood stabilizers, pain relievers, alcohol, heroin, etc.) may be hazardous. The rapid saliva test is not very sensitive for cannabinoids and THC derivatives. Most charges are filed for possession, not for a positive test, so it may not even be used as standard for street screening. Deaths attributed to use are typically associated accidents. People are complaining that the criminal aspect is clogging the court system and costing money, but expanding use will do the same with added injury, and it will be a law enforcement nightmare.
Timothy Davison of Maine was traveling home after a visit to family in Florida when he was run off the road and gunned down. Credit: Screen capture of WJZ video
L.B. March 27, 2014 at 10:16 am
I can understand if this were my son I would be right there THAT JERK!!!! HAS TO PAY I amRead More sorry for your loss truly
Anastasia March 27, 2014 at 11:41 am
What a senseless loss of life. I hope they find this murderer soon! My heart goes out to his familyRead More and I will share this so that others can look out for the vehicle in question.
Steven Spiegel March 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm
People are ruthless on the road these days. I don't understand what could go wrong going down theRead More road so bad that it would make someone want to kill someone. I have been in accidents were people have rear ended me and it didn't get me mad enough to want to kill them. I hope that they find this guy and prosecute him to the fullest . I just lost my father to cancer on New years eve and he was 84 and it hurt so bad . I could not imagine having my son murdered it would kill me !!! I hope that the family will heal soon but it takes time and I am sure the healing process would be greatly accelerated if they found those who were responsible .
Maryland House (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
Greekgirl March 21, 2014 at 09:14 am
FLY him to shock trauma??!!
Karen March 21, 2014 at 10:31 am
This was happening as I was leaving town. The suspect vehicle and 4 cops, 2 Aberdeen and 2 MSP carsRead More flying by as I was getting on 95. By the time I got down to the Maryland House, it was all over. Then there were at least 6 or 7 cops rolling with lights and sirens in the north bound direction. Aberdeen is not the sleepy little town it appears to be. Ilikebeingagirl
Elizabeth Janney (Editor) March 22, 2014 at 12:28 am
Here is the updated article, identifying the suspect:Read More http://havredegrace.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/police-identify-man-killed-at-maryland-house-after-i95-chase
Data breach at University of Maryland.
DeDe March 21, 2014 at 06:23 pm
It seems every time you listen to the news or read something there is breach of security. EitherRead More the security is very poor in stores, colleges etc. or the reporting is getting better. It is extremely scary between the government listening to phone calls & hackers getting information off credit cards we are not safe.
A domestic incident involving a chase was reported on March 16, 2014, according to the Havre de Grace Police Department.
Just Wondering March 21, 2014 at 12:52 am
Let me wrap it around your neck and strangle you. Would you consider it a dangerous weapon then? AnyRead More item can be a dangerous weapon depending on how you use it.
Golfer March 21, 2014 at 07:24 am
The article stated he attempted to hit her with it, not strangle her with it.
Just Wondering March 21, 2014 at 01:30 pm
Yea I know what the article said. I was trying to say how it could be used as a dangerous weapon.Read More And who knows what he could have done after he beat her down with it luckily she was able to get away.
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