Trump Revels In ‘Bad News’ That Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore Home Was Burglarized

Trump is still angry with House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings. The 68-year-old’s Baltimore home was reportedly robbed and 45’s response was vile.

Trump Tweeted, “Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!”

CBS reported, “Baltimore Police are investigating after the home of Rep. Elijah Cummings was broken into early Saturday morning. The burglary occurred around 3:40 a.m. at his Baltimore home in the 2000 block of Madison Avenue. At this time, police don’t know if any property was taken.”

Cummings released a statement about the burglary to the Baltimore Sun, “An individual attempted to gain entry into my residence at approximately 3:40 AM on Saturday, July 27. I was notified of the intrusion by my security system, and I scared the intruder away by yelling before the person gained entry into the residential portion of the house. I thank the Baltimore Police Department for their response and ask that all further inquiries be directed to them.”

It’s not clear if Trump’s attacks on Cummings is what caused the burglary. The president has been having a temper tantrum for weeks about Cummings, tweeting on July 28, “There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know, that Elijah Cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district, and of Baltimore itself. Dems always play the race card when they are unable to win with facts. Shame!”

He also ranted, “Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA.”

Trump attacks another African American lawmaker, and calls Baltimore a ‘disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump attacked another prominent African American lawmaker on Saturday, tweeting that his Baltimore district is a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”Trump’s morning tirade against Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is the latest verbal assault against a minority member of Congress who is a frequent critic of the President. Two weekends ago, Trump — in racist language that was later condemned by a House resolution — told four progressive Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Three of the four were born in the US, and the fourth is a naturalized US citizen.Trump attacked Cummings, 68, who is originally from Baltimore and represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, for erupting at acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan over border conditions during a congressional hearing on July 18. Cummings’ committee has also launched a number of investigations into the Trump administration related to Trump’s finances and White House practices, including security clearances and Hatch Act violations.Baltimore stands up for its city after Trump tweets ‘no human being would want to live there’The President’s attacks, which went on to mention the Oversight investigation and another Democrat-represented district, continued into Sunday.The President on Saturday suggested that conditions in Cummings’ district, which is majority black and includes parts of Baltimore, are “FAR WORSE and more dangerous” than those at the US-Mexico border.”If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place,” Trump wrote, arguing that Cummings’ “district is considered the Worst in the USA” and “no human being would want to live there.”In Cummings’ district, about 52% of the population is black, while nearly 36% is white, according to US census estimates.The President gave no indication of the basis of the claim but the tweets followed a segment that aired an hour earlier on Fox News, in which a Republican strategist said conditions in Cummings’ district were worse than those at the southern border.”Mr. President, I go home to my district daily,” Cummings wrote on Twitter Saturday in response. “Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors. It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.”Cummings told ABC News recently that Trump’s “go back” remarks aimed at the four congresswomen brought back memories of the racism he faced as a boy growing up in Baltimore in the 1960s, echoing the same “very painful” racist insults he had heard during childhood.Trump has used similar language before to criticize Democratic Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, and the Georgia district Lewis represents, which includes most of Atlanta.

President’s tweets condemned as racist

Reaction to Trump’s tirade was swift with Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young tweeting that it was “completely unacceptable for the political leader of our country to denigrate a vibrant American City like Baltimore, and to viciously attack U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings a patriot and a hero.”House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — whose father represented the city in Congress, and, along with her brother, served as its mayor — echoed those sentiments, condemning Trump’s tweets as racist.”.⁦‪@RepCummings⁩ is a champion in the Congress and the country for civil rights and economic justice, a beloved leader in Baltimore, and deeply valued colleague. We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership. #ElijahCummingsIsAPatriot,” Pelosi, who was born in Baltimore, tweeted.Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, two of the four Democratic congresswomen who Trump previously attacked and members of the House Oversight Committee, defended Cummings.”Yo Trump, Hands off #ourchairman @RepCummings who is centered in American values that you will never understand. He is a fighter for the people & a leader you will never be,” Tlaib of Michigan said. “While you go on vacations & tweet, @RepCummings held a hearing on high costs of medicine just yesterday.”Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, tweeted of Cummings: “He makes the country better. You want to be on his team.”NAACP unanimously calls on House to impeach President Donald TrumpOther Democrats came to Baltimore’s defense on Saturday, including California Sen. Kamala Harris, whose national 2020 campaign headquarters is located there.”Baltimore has become home to my team and it’s disgraceful the president has chosen to start his morning disparaging this great American city,” Harris wrote on Twitter.Fellow 2020 candidate Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey tweeted in part that “this is a moral, defining moment in America,” adding, “Silence is toxic complicity.”Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told CNN that Trump sending the tweets is “beyond insulting, it is disgusting.”The Maryland chapter of the NAACP dubbed Trump’s tweets racist and called for launching impeachment proceedings into the President.”These latest tweets reaffirm the NAACP Maryland State Conference’s position echoing the call of the National NAACP that this president must be impeached,” NAACP MSC President Gerald Stansbury said in a statement. “A nation is judged by how it treats its most vulnerable citizens, and we are ashamed of his rhetoric. America deserves a president who lifts our cities up, not one who heaps trash talk on them.”The NAACP’s delegates voted unanimously at the group’s annual convention in Detroit on Tuesday to call on the House to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, saying in a statement, “This President has led one of the most racist and xenophobic administrations since the Jim Crow era.” The move placed the nation’s oldest civil rights group alongside more than 100 congressional lawmakers in calling on the House to take the first step in a lengthy impeachment process.Last week, 95 members of the House voted to keep alive Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green’s effort to impeach the President, though it was ultimately killed by the chamber.

Trump expands his attack

Trump attacked Cummings on Twitter again Saturday afternoon, saying the congressman, “spends all of his time trying to hurt innocent people through ‘Oversight.’ “”He does NOTHING for his very poor, very dangerous and very badly run district!”he wrote, concluding the tweet with the hashtag #BlacksForTrump2020 and retweeted a video purported to be of West Baltimore.Rep. Elijah Cummings: Trump’s ‘go back’ comments bring back painful memories of childhood racismThe President expanded his criticism later Saturday and into Sunday, retweeting Fox News segments on former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and probes into the President, an edited video of Democratic leadership and additional videos that Twitter users claimed to be of Baltimore.Taking aim at Pelosi on Sunday, Trump asked that someone explain to the House speaker “that there is nothing wrong with bringing out the very obvious fact that Congressman Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore.” He continued, saying that “Democrats always play the Race Card” and declaring: “Elijah Cummings has failed badly!The President, in the string of Sunday morning tweets, also said Pelosi’s San Francisco district “is not even recognizeable (sic) lately.” Trump did not provide any evidence of the claim.”Something must be done before it is too late,” he wrote. “The Dems should stop wasting time on the Witch Hunt Hoax and start focusing on our Country!”On “Fox News Sunday,” acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney defended Trump’s attacks on Cummings’ district.Mulvaney said the President was going after Cummings over the Democrat’s statements about the situation at the southern border. “It has absolutely zero to do with race,” he said.This story has been updated.

CNN’s Sarah Westwood, Faris Bseiso, Sarah Jorgensen, Polo Sandoval, Nikki Carvajal and Kate Sullivan contributed to this report.

Keith and Valeria Smith traveling today from Mexican border to stand trial in Baltimore’s ‘panhandler’ killing 3/23/2019

Keith and Valeria Smith left prison near the Mexican border Wednesday morning and began their extradition back to Baltimore to stand trial for the murder of Jacquelyn Smith.

Around 9:30 a.m., authorities escorted the father and daughter from the Cameron County Detention Center in South Texas, said Sheriff Omar Lucio, who runs the prison.

Coverage of the killing of Jacquelyn Smith »

“I checked with my jailer. They didn’t say anything. They knew where they were going,” Lucio said. “They didn’t create any kind of commotion.”

Their quiet departure marked the end of what police described as a run for the Mexican border with detectives closing in on the alleged murderers. Jacquelyn Smith’s husband, Keith Smith, said she was fatally stabbed after she rolled down a car window to give money to a panhandler in East Baltimore. But Baltimore police said Sunday that Keith Smith and his stepdaughter had been arrested in Smith’s death. Jacquelyn Smith, 54, of Aberdeen was an electrical engineer at Aberdeen Proving Ground. She was stabbed five times in her chest and killed in December, and the crime shocked the conscience of Baltimore residents. Her husband, Keith , and his daughter, Valeria , claimed the killing happened […]

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‘She wanted to get out’: Mentors remember 18-year-old recent high school grad fatally shot in West Baltimore 3/13/2019

Mentors remember the day Taylor Davis sat on the steps and cried. A student at Renaissance Academy High School, she was failing one of her classes and feared she wouldn’t be able to graduate.

But once her tears had dried, the mentors said, Davis got to work. She was determined to graduate on time, and, in June of last year, she did. She planned to work in health care.

Davis wasn’t afraid of the violence in her neighborhood, mentor Daijeon Powell said, but she was aware of it. “That’s where her drive came from,” he said. “She wanted to get out.”

The 18-year-old was fatally shot Monday night in Midtown Edmondson in West Baltimore, near her home on Appleton Street. Two other people, men ages 20 and 25, were injured in the same incident, according to police.

Asked whether Davis was the intended target of the shooting, police spokesman Jeremy Silbert said detectives were continuing to investigate the incident and that the motive was not known.

People who answered the door at her home Tuesday declined to comment on her death. Those who knew her at school say she was a bright young woman, driven to succeed.

“This young lady was awesome,” said Corey Witherspoon, who, like Powell, knew Davis through Seeds of Promise, a mentoring program at Renaissance Academy. “Just a ball of joy. If anybody needed help, she would help.”

Witherspoon remembers clearly her work ethic: She worked a side job after school.

“I could see a future for her,” Witherspoon said. “I could see her owning her own home.” Having a career. Her killing, he said, “was senseless. Irresponsible. And unforgivable.”

Powell and Davis were so close that she called him “Dad.” They often talked about life, and Powell would give her fatherly advice.

“I’ve lost a couple students,” Powell said. Renaissance Academy’s Anthony Grant, 17, was fatally shot in Baltimore three months ago. Seventeen-year-old Daniel Jackson, who attended the school before dropping out, was shot and killed in 2017 while standing on a porch. Ananias Jolley, 17, was fatally stabbed during a fight at the school in 2015.

“It hurts. Bad. especially this one,” Powell said. Davis “just wanted to be great. … She just lost her life for nothing. ​​​​​​”

Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a statement that Davis had participated in a crime prevention program sponsored by her office called Project17. She condemned Davis’ killing, as well as the death of Therone L. Jones, a 25-year-old Baltimore resident killed Saturday. Jones had been a part of an initiative called “Aim to B’More,” an alternative to incarceration for low-level drug offenders.

“It was apparent from my interactions with both of these young people that their futures were bright and full of promise,” Mosby said. “[W]e must continue to fight for our young people and tackle the senseless violence that claims so many precious lives in Baltimore.”

12 and 14-Year-Old Boys Arrested For Allegedly Gang Raping a 19-Year Old Girl 2/23/2019

Baltimore, MD — Three 14-year-old teens and a 12-year-old boy are now facing charges in connection with their alleged gang rape of a 19-year old woman whom they abducted after she stepped out the bus in Baltimore.Wilmer Ramos, Philip Worrell, and Nile Campbell, who were all 14-years old, were charged as adults with first- and second-degree rape after the sexual assault that happened on the night of February 6.

A 12-year-old boy who was with them at the scene during the sexual assault was also charged but as a juvenile. He faces charges of first-degree rape, third- and fourth-degree sex offense, conspiracy kidnapping, conspiracy robbery, perverted practice, and illegally possessing a handgun.

The victim, a 19-year-old woman whose name wasn’t released, had reportedly just got off a bus and was walking back to her house in Baltimore when the teens and the boy approached her and threatened her with a handgun. She was forced to a backyard full of rubbish, beer bottles, and old mattresses where she was allegedly raped at gunpoint.

Police said that as the three teens were sexually assaulting the woman, neighbors heard noises and went out of their house to identify where it is coming from.

The four attackers were interrupted and they fled from the scene. Two of them were caught later on when school police recognized them. School police cooperated with sex offense detectives and the two other suspects were captured after they were identified from the photos.