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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
Kennesaw April 16, 2014 at 01:54 am
I noticed that several of my posts on this thread were missing courtesy of a Mr. Dennis Robaugh,Read More Associate Editorial Director for Patch Media. Patch has a long history of such deletions, I see that it now continues under the 'new' Hale Global brand as well as under the old AOL administration. Says quite a lot about the 'freedom of the press' here on Patch. You can see some of my comments over the years about Patch at the message board: http://kennesawpatch.proboards.com/index.cgi
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.
Whole Foods on Little Patuxent Parkway in March 2014. (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
shan April 9, 2014 at 05:44 pm
Woov... Excellent. city officials are great visionaries. 'How to improve a livelihood? JustRead More add...keep adding grocery stores" Never care about alarming crime rate happenning in Columbia. Great. Kudos to officials. Gosh....
Dirty Doug April 10, 2014 at 11:54 am
Remove the footbridge connecting Oakland Mills and Town Center and we'll see the crime decline inRead More Town Center. Guaranteed.
The Howard County Police Department conducts autism awareness training.
Justin case April 4, 2014 at 01:24 pm
It's about time hoco police actually does something good for the community. For the first time everRead More from me, THUMBS UP
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.
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 .
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.
The Howard County Police Department said it investigated a tip that a 14-year-old girl was involved in prostitution, leading to a Baltimore officer being charged.
Justin case March 20, 2014 at 12:18 pm
Castrate him. There is no rehabilitation for a twisted pervert.
Mariner March 20, 2014 at 04:49 pm
I'm wondering why the police officers photo isn't plastered all over the place. The policeRead More certainly would release anyone else's.
JaySmith March 22, 2014 at 10:20 am
Doesn't Balto City police have 20-year and out full pension, like alot of big cities? He's probablyRead More ready to retire handsomely on the taxpayers' dime -- pension of $50k/year with inflation increases....worth about $1.5M and lifetime healthcare. Don't know why Patch never asks or investigates these financial catastrophes that the private sector workers (non-govt workers) are paying for
Patch file photo of the response to Navy Yard shootings.
Paul Burkhardt March 19, 2014 at 03:51 pm
"The reviews identified troubling gaps in DOD's ability to detect, prevent and respond toRead More instances where someone working for us — a government employee, a member of our military or a contractor — decides to inflict harm on this institution and its people," he said. This sounds like "What good is unarmed military personnel".
Walt March 20, 2014 at 06:56 am
Typical load of bureaucratic BS from the biggest butt kissers of all, military brass and theirRead More lapdogs. A six year old could give a more reasoned analysis. If the men and women of our military cannot be trusted with guns on our own bases we should just throw in the towel. If the soldiers might be armed they don't make such an inviting target.
Buck Harmon March 20, 2014 at 08:22 am
Hind sight is not always 20/20 when it comes to the government...they have a long history ofRead More screwing up in ways that are deadly.
Macy's at The Mall in Columbia.
runymede March 20, 2014 at 10:37 am
Man....I tell ya !....Columbia's crime is getting worse. I would not want to live there or Edgewood.
Justin case March 20, 2014 at 12:33 pm
This is what happens when you relocate"ghetto monsters". You can't change behavior
State Police across Maryland made a combined more than 100 arrests of suspected drunk drivers over the St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend. File|Patch
Dixie Normousr March 19, 2014 at 09:24 am
All the more reason to stop drinking that poison and switch to a complete harmless vice Marijuana.Read More Not one death ever. Ever!
Kolo Jezdec March 19, 2014 at 10:53 am
Presented w/o comment:**** Sudden unexpected death under acute influence of cannabis**** from:Read More Forensic Science International****http://www.fsijournal.org/article/S0379-0738(14)00054-1/abstract**** We describe the cases of two young, putative healthy men who died unexpectedly under the acute influence of cannabinoids. To our knowledge, these are the first cases of suspected fatal cannabis intoxications where full postmortem investigations, including autopsy, toxicological, histological, immunohistochemical and genetical examinations, were carried out. The results of these examinations are presented. After exclusion of other causes of death we assume that the young men experienced fatal cardiovascular complications evoked by smoking cannabis.
Kolo Jezdec March 19, 2014 at 10:57 am
Also w/o comment:**** Doctors criticized for 'cannabis can kill' study**** From The Local -Read More Germany's News in English****http://www.thelocal.de/20140226/german-doctors-claim-cannabis-can-kill**** But on Wednesday the German Association for Drugs and Addiction (FDR), which is based in Hannover, told The Local the study did not help educate people about the dangers of the drug.****“Cannabis does not paralyze the breathing or the heart," head of the FDR Jost Leune said. "Deaths due to cannabis use are usually accidents that are not caused by the substance, but to the circumstances of use.”
Newly released surveillance video shows cars on the road as a pickup rammed into a Maine man's car, pushing it into the median. He was then shot and killed; police are asking witnesses to come forward. Credit: Screenshot from WJZ TV
Polly March 15, 2014 at 09:14 am
for Gods sake. how sick some people are. they are a danger to all of us, find them, lock them up andRead More throw away the key.
Extra State Police will be targeting drunk drivers through St. Patrick's Day. File|Patch
Jack Galvin March 16, 2014 at 03:46 pm
DRINKING & DRIVING is and SHOULD be ILLEGAL....Whats there to DEBATE. ?????...liberal/communistRead More always PETTIFOG the issue....Nothing derogatory .....Just FACT. !!!!...TALLY-HO....
Jack Galvin March 16, 2014 at 06:35 pm
This is what we AMERICANS call PETTIFOGGING....What the HELL does TALLY-HO have to do with yourRead More RIGHTS.....TALLY-HO.....
Buck Harmon March 17, 2014 at 08:28 am
Jack, you need to check your blood pressure...are you a cop?
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