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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.
After charging one man, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the incident at South Carroll High School.
Michelle April 1, 2014 at 04:51 pm
I hope this punk gets the maximum punishment. I think that would "be fun" for hisRead More disgusting prank. He put fear into students, faculty and parents by his actions. I am thankful he was so idiotic to use his cell phone and think he wouldn't get caught.
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.
Trooper Jacqueline Kline received support from family, friends and strangers after she was hit while helping another trooper on a Route 100 traffic stop. Credit: Screenshot from Baltimore Sun video
Paul Burkhardt March 19, 2014 at 03:36 pm
I'm glad she is doing OK. I never heard of the move over law til recently, seeing it on theRead More automated signs on the highway.
Pam Hamburg March 20, 2014 at 11:00 am
The move over law has been in effect for ages in other states, but not MD. There shouldn't have toRead More be yet another law! Moving over is plain common sense. This is not just about the police, but also about broken down cars, tow truck drivers, fire fighters, etc.
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.
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?
Howard County Police Chief William McMahon (Credit: Screenshot from Fox 45)
Sir March 13, 2014 at 03:45 pm
@jessica. A very broad statement.
MG42 March 13, 2014 at 05:03 pm
He had a fascination with Columbine. He probably liked how "Columbia" had a very similarRead More name (just swapping the "ne" for an "a").
wendy morone March 21, 2014 at 09:43 am
Jessica, If parents have tried every way know to get help for an overage child and the childRead More refuses, bolts, etc. then the parents and family are powerless! Lawyers, laws, and police have tied the hands of parents! It is very difficult if not impossible to get help or have a mentally ill person overage committed or treated except for a few reasons and even then for a tiny amount of time. Some call it civil rights. I call it dangerous and very sad. You have no idea what parents might have gone through! Don't judge!!!!
Baltimore police officer Jon Boyer.
Jack Galvin March 11, 2014 at 08:31 am
Is this a ROCKVILLE news patch or Maryland news patch. ?????
Interrobang March 11, 2014 at 08:58 am
I believe all of the Patches in Maryland have the same editor now.
Timothy Virts, Caitlyn Marie Virts. (Credit: Baltimore County Police Department)
Scott Wilson March 9, 2014 at 09:37 pm
POOR CHILD-----------HANG HIM !!!!!!!!!
Michelle March 10, 2014 at 09:44 am
So glad they were found and Caitlyn was unharmed. However to say hang him before you know the truthRead More is a little capricious. While I agree, murder is never the answer, the reason behind his actions could have been to protect the child. The mothers husband was just arrested for sexual abuse of two minors. If it were my children who were living in the house with a monster, and god forbid one of them was a victim, I don't know if I would have a rational mind either. Prayers to all involved.
Justin case March 10, 2014 at 09:56 am
It's obvious this man had no intentions of hurting his daughter. He took her to get her to safety.Read More Her mother's creepy husband was charged with child molestation and her safety was at risk so he got her out of there. It's sad that mommy was killed but more than likely she was standing behind her husband and his molestation charges and the unfortunate happened to her. The little girl was taken to safety by her distraught father and mommy unfortunately got in the way. The saying goes "if you lay with dogs, you get fleas". You can't stand behind a dirtbag child molester without consequences. Free daddy. Free daddy. Free daddy.
Authorities recommend closing trash cans and bringing in bird feeders to keep bears away. (Credit: Madison Patch)
Hyacinth Smith March 14, 2014 at 12:54 pm
I hope she could be found safe. Before missing incident happen, secure to be safe. One solution IRead More know regarding the missing issue, is the GPS location, which is one of the safety features I found at SafeKidZone. A safety service that also helps you get protected. To understand more about this service, check this out: http://safekidzone.com/?a_aid=52f12fafd5de8
Timothy Virts, Caitlyn Marie Virts. (Credit: Baltimore County Police Department)
Pam Hamburg March 8, 2014 at 03:26 pm
So happy to hear Caitlyn is safe! She must be traumatized, esp. if she saw her mom killed by herRead More dad.
Scott DiBiasio March 8, 2014 at 03:42 pm
This is a case of justified homicide. The mother's new husband raped this 11-year old kid. He's inRead More the pen on minor sexual abuse charges right now. I probably would have done the same thing. Why would the mother let her didler husband do this to this girl?
mark March 8, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Scott, did the new husband rape the kid when the mother was there or not there? Did the mom know itRead More took place and reported it or not reported it? Clarify what you are saying...did the kid tell her real dad what happened and that mommy knew about it and did nothing..Please be Clear when say something
Anyone with information may contact 911. (Credit: FBI)
Buck Harmon March 8, 2014 at 08:08 am
Witchcraft is a craft, not a religion...it's the kind of bumper sticker that would stand out, andRead More obviously the perceived protection didn't work out very well...
Morgan Ravenwood March 9, 2014 at 03:42 pm
Actually, you are correct about witchcraft itself. The religion is WICCA, whose practitioners may orRead More may not practice witchcraft. You don't have to be a Wiccan OR a Witch to purchase a $2.00 bumper sticker that says "protected by witchcraft." What if it said "god is my co-pilot?" The implication would STILL be that it didn't work out so well. WAY too much attention being paid to a stupid bumper sticker IMO.
edward myers March 30, 2014 at 08:32 am
this is idiotic black Durango thousands of them protected by witchcraft thousands tougher not soRead More many. protected by witchcraft is rather od and is something most people would remember easier than 5aj4458, so black Durango check protected by witch craft sticker check, check tag number check. much better than calling every black dodge Durango also almost every dodge Durango in the Baltimore metropolitan area has a ravens sticker, so it won't help. I actually checked five black Durango's that day and if I had heard about the bumper sticker I could have saved my effort. The release to the bumper sticker info was a good call and anyone feigning offence, is not helping the wiccans or anyone else by being so petty.
Caitlyn Marie Virts, 11, is missing. Anyone with information may contact the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-887-7320 or 911.
Melissa M March 7, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Scott, I was thinking the same thing. However, she has a twin sister and a brother. Why only takeRead More one of the children?
Robin Anderson March 8, 2014 at 07:05 am
That was my first thought as well, Scott.
Keith B. March 8, 2014 at 07:44 am
We're all so glad and relieved to here that Caitlyn is alive and safe. Rare it turns out this way.Read More Highest praise to all law enforcement involved in locating Virts quickly without any harm to the daughter. Virts can now pay the piper for taking the law into his own hands. gentlemen, justified homicide will not help Mr. Virts when he killed the mother rather then the molester!
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