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Monday, April 21, 2008

Monday Morning Links

Yes we still blog! Now, on to the links...

Definition of rape widened in Maryland.
The state's highest court ruled yesterday that a man can be charged with rape if he ignores a woman's calls to stop - even if she had previously consented to sex.

With this expansion of the legal definition of rape, Maryland joins seven other states whose courts have determined that a woman can revoke her consent after intercourse begins.
Further down in the article we find the world's greatest pick-up line, guaranteed to get you into the pants of women everywhere:
First, Wilson had sex with the woman while Baby was outside the car. Then, police said, Baby told her it was his turn.

"[So] are you going to let me hit it?" he said, according to police. "I don't want to rape you."
You won't see that line in Picking Up Women for Dummies.

Gangs push back against police in the Southwestern district of Baltimore:
For months, police in the Southwestern District have focused on dangerous gangs, using aggressive tactics to engage suspected offenders displaying gang colors and signs.

And, police say, frustrated gang members and criminals seem to be pushing back. In six weeks, three officers have either been shot or shot at, including Tuesday's gun battle near a city school that left an officer and suspected gang member seriously wounded.

Yesterday around 9:30 a.m., blocks from a city school, more gunfire erupted, leaving a 15-year-old shot in the head, which forced authorities to lock down two schools, one of them for the second consecutive day.
South Carolina parents report son to police after suspicious delivery:
Eighteen-year-old Ryan Schallenberger was arrested over the weekend. His parents called police after 10 pounds of ammonium nitrate was delivered to their home. They also found a disturbing journal, which police say spelled out his plans for a suicide attack, and included maps of the school.
Yeah, that may set of a few alarm bells.

Is the pain over yet? Bank of America reports a 77% drop in income. Earnings per share drop to .23 cents, missing expectations.

If you find yourself stopped by police in Central Park at 4:30 am with a bag of meth in your pocket and a rope tied to your neck and scrotum; word of advice: Don't tell them that you have meth in your pocket.

Congrats to TtP's favorite governor on her newborn baby. It's hard I know, but all good things must end. Goodbye hot pregnant governor.

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