Teen Charged in Death of Baltimore County Officer; Remaining Three Teen Suspects Also in Custody

A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged as an adult in the death of a police officer on Monday, and three other suspects—all teenage males—are in custody.

Dawnta Anthony Harris, of the 1600 block of Vincent Court in the Gilmor Homes complex in West Baltimore, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Officer Amy Caprio, according to court records. He is being held without bail at an adult detention center.

Amy Caprio

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Caprio was a four-year veteran of the Baltimore County police force assigned to the Parkville precinct.

At his bail review, prosecutors said Harris had stolen four cars since December, and went missing from house arrest for car theft days before he allegedly killed Caprio.

The other three suspects were unlikely to have bail review hearings until Tuesday night, said Officer Jennifer Peach, a spokeswoman for Baltimore County police.

The documents say Caprio was responding to a call at about 2 p.m. Monday on Linwen Way to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the area. A 911 caller reported a black Jeep Wrangler near her home, and said three “suspicious subjects got out of it and were walking around homes.” The caller then said the suspects had broken into the home and the first arriving officer was on the ground after confronting the driver of the Jeep.

{snip} Harris was later interviewed at police headquarters, where he admitted to investigators that he was sitting in the driver seat while the three other suspects committed a burglary.

He told officers he saw Caprio drive up the block and that she got out of her car and demanded that he get out of the Jeep. Instead, he “drove at the officer,” the documents said.

The search for the remaining suspects, whom police considered armed and dangerous, extended into the evening and left nearly 2,000 students stranded in their schools until parents were allowed to pick them up at about 7:30 p.m.

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Detectives have verified that the group were involved in burglaries in the area, police said. Officers were reporting to the area Tuesday to canvass for property stolen during the burglaries.

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Dawnta Anthony Harris

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Robots Cost an Arm and a Leg, But Can Grow Them Back For You

Scientists are growing thousands of miniature organs using fertilized embryos left over from IVF procedures.

The new system was developed at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

It’s a “new ‘secret weapon’ in our fight against disease,” says Benjamin Freedman, the assistant professor of medicine who led the research.

Freedman explained that, normally, biomedicine research grows cells in flat sheets. But, sheets of cells are too simple for use, and researchers have been working on ways to grows more three dimensional structures. These “organoids” are better for research, they’re very difficult to produce in the quantities needed for research.

So, the development of robot-assisted production is one of the most “exciting potential applications” of the technology. By producing thousands of mini organs on a large scale, researchers can work on the problem of organ regrowth before moving on to bigger versions.

“The value of this high-throughput platform is that we can now alter our procedure at any point, in many different ways, and quickly see which of these changes produces a better result.”

So far, this rapid approach using robots instead of human hands has contributed to the discovery of a way of expanding the blood vessel cells in the mini kidneys to make them more like the real deal.

As well, they’ve produced mutated kidneys like the ones involved with polycystic kidney disease. Through this method, they were able to identify one of the protein-related factors that was causing the cysts to spread.

How Does It Work?

The researchers started with microwells, which look like this:

These plates can contain hundreds of microwells. In this case, researchers used plates with up to 384 microwells each, and over the course of 21 days, used liquid-handling robots to create approximately ten miniature kidneys in each well.

The kidneys, shown magnified below, are “organoids.”

The organoids are built from stem cells.

According to the National Institutes of Health,

“Stem cells are distinguished from other cell types by two important characteristics. First, they are unspecialized cells capable of renewing themselves through cell division, sometimes after long periods of inactivity. Second, under certain physiologic or experimental conditions, they can be induced to become tissue- or organ-specific cells with special functions.”

Stem cells can come from only a few sources in humans, including embryos and umbilical cords.

The use of stem cells taken from embryos is the cause of controversy, because they’re humans, albeit in a very early stage of development. Between 3 and 5 days after fertilization, embryonic humans comprise around 150 stem cells.

Abandoned Embryos Feeding Stem Cell Research

Generally, most stem cells from embryos are taken from fertilized eggs from in vitro fertilization clinics that were never implanted. Sometimes you’ll hear a heart-warming story of a woman who chooses one of these fertilized eggs to be implanted in her own uterus, and bring to term a child with someone else’s genetic material.

[READ MORE: Video of the tiny spark at moment of conception]

But mostly, these abandoned eggs are donated by the parents to be chopped up for science.

According to the International Fertility Law Group, there are between 600,000 to 4 million frozen embryos abandoned embryos in the United States currently in storage.

With legal and ethical issues, some clinics store embryos for decades after they’ve been abandoned by parents. There are no federal laws strictly addressing the abandoned fertilized eggs, and so clinics must work through patchy state laws before deciding what to do.

In a recent, strange case, a mother was able to become pregnant after the death of her husband thanks to IVF:

“It turns out that before his death she and Sam had IVF treatments and she had two of the embryos left. Kristen made the decision to move ahead with an implant and give the embryos a chance at life and give the family the opportunity to celebrate Sam with a special gift.”

In related news a few years before that, two white lesbians sued a sperm bank for “damages” after one of them was impregnated with sperm from a black man.

“The birth mother, Jennifer Cramblett, was five months pregnant in 2012 when she and her partner learned that the Midwest Sperm Bank near Chicago had selected the wrong donor.

Never forget that every good news story may be hiding a price.

Sources: NIH, Science Daily, Mayo Clinic, International Fertility Law Group

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Hypocritical Educrat Arne Duncan

Educrat (ED-yoo-krat) noun, usually pejorative. A government school official or administrator whose primary function is to spend tax dollars telling other parents what to do with their children.

Beltway education bureaucrats abhor families who choose to keep their kids out of public schools — unless it’s to grandstand over gun control.

Behold Arne Duncan, longtime pal of Barack Obama and former U.S. Department of Education secretary, who called last weekend for parents nationwide to withdraw students from classes “until gun laws (are) changed to keep them safe.”

Emotions are still raw after a teen shot 10 classmates and teachers to death in Texas last week. But Duncan has no excuse for his cynical, made-for-cable-TV exploitation of the Santa Fe High School massacre. Existing state laws banning minors under 18 from purchasing or possessing guns didn’t stop the shooter. Neither did laws against possessing sawed-off shotguns or pipe bombs.

And contrary to hysterical early reports, the accused 17-year-old gunman did not use “assault rifles.” So a “common sense” ban on “assault weapons” would not have saved lives, either.

But effective solutions to maximize students’ safety and well-being seemingly aren’t Duncan’s goals. His mission is airtime. Publicity. Entertainment. Provocation for provocation’s sake. Show time — for the children, of course.

School boycotts are a “radical idea,” he admitted to MSNBC. “It’s controversial. It’s intentionally provocative.” Praising teacher walkouts and student protests, Duncan told The Atlantic he supported parent-initiated school shutdowns for gun control because “we are not protecting our kids… And the fact that we’re not doing that — we’re not willing to think radically enough to do it — I can’t stomach that.”

Ah, the royal, unstomachable “we.”

Here’s another thing I find hard to swallow: Education overlord Arne Duncan now championing the radical idea of parents exercising their autonomy to do what’s best for their children.

As Obama’s meddling power-hungry education secretary, Duncan attacked “white suburban moms” and their children who turned to homeschooling in protest of the top-down Common Core “standards”/testing/data-mining program. Duncan sneered that he found it “fascinating” that the grass-roots anti-Common Core revolt came from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”

This elitist control freak revealed his fundamental disdain for rabble-rousing parents who’ve taken educational matters in to their own hands. By characterizing the movement against Common Core as “white” and “suburban,” Duncan also exposed his bigotry against countless parents “of color,” like myself, who’ve long opposed Fed Ed’s sabotage of academic excellence, local control and student privacy in school districts across the country.

Note that newly minted parents’ rights advocate Arne Duncan never once advocated boycotting Chicago public schools, which he ran for eight years, for their abject failure to quell rampant school violence.

Nor has Duncan called for parents to demand their districts withdraw from the disastrous “PROMISE” alternative discipline program that he helped create. (After Duncan’s protege, Broward County school superintendent Robert Runcie, initially denied that Parkland, Fla., shooter Nicholas Cruz had benefited from the program, he sheepishly acknowledged last week that Cruz had in fact been referred to the program and avoided criminal prosecution for school vandalism as a result.)

Nor has Duncan said a peep about systemic coddling of abusers in the classroom by teachers’ union presidents in New Jersey and Ohio, as exposed over the past month by undercover investigative journalists at Project Veritas.

Instead, Duncan has won high praise and more media interviews for his phony boycott proposal. “My family is all in if we can do this at scale,” he nobly tweeted.

But what his slavering fans in the liberal media won’t tell you is that Duncan’s wife works at and his own children attend the exclusive, private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in tony Hyde Park, which a Lab Schools brochure brags is “patrolled by the University of Chicago Police Department and private security.”

Armed, of course, for thine and thee, Arne. But not for we.

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More scenes from the decline of Evergreen State College

Last week I wrote about Evergreen State College’s decline in enrollment which is expected to blow a $5.9 million hole in the schools budget for the coming year. A memo outlining the school’s response said some vacancies would remain unfilled and a number of layoffs would be necessary. Today, a piece published by the Wall Street Journal reveals some additional detail on what is coming for Evergreen, including a lawsuit which will be filed this week:

[Police Chief Stacy] Brown ultimately resigned, and this week plans to file a tort claim alleging a hostile work environment. Mr. Weinstein and his wife, who also taught at Evergreen, filed a similar lawsuit last fall. The college demanded their resignation as a condition of its $500,000 settlement.

Chief Brown resigned her position last August after clashing with President Bridges over how best to secure the campus. Brown had been targeted by student protesters from the moment she was sworn in. Students argued that the progressive campus should have no police force or, if it had one, the police should be unarmed at all times. Here’s hoping she wins a large settlement. The WSJ piece goes on to specify the kind of staffing cuts Evergreen is now facing:

Applications for fall 2018 are down 20%. Sandra Kaiser, Evergreen’s vice president for college relations, claims the low application and enrollment numbers may not be as bad as they look because many students commit to Evergreen “at the last moment.”…

Based on fall 2018 enrollment projections, nearly 25 full-time adjuncts will lose their jobs, provost Jennifer Drake wrote in a Feb. 15 email.

It’s worth noting that the $5.9 million budget cut was based on a projected 10% drop in enrollment. If the drop is closer to 20%, the impact on the budget is going to be more significant. While the school is still deflecting as to the reasons for the enrollment decline, the WSJ piece makes clear even some progressive parents of current students felt things had gotten out of hand.

Kirsten Shockey of Oregon had her son enrolled at Evergreen. Her daughter was considering going there too, but after watching the school’s response last year, she dropped it from her list. She tells the WSJ, “The way identity politics played out looked to us like a university going from a place of learning to a new type of anti-intellectualism.” She added, “This is about where the alt-left seems to be taking us.” And it’s not just people looking in from the outside who are sick of the left-wing mob:

Among those who remain, many resent how the administration catered to the most radical students. “I feel like the rest of us are getting dragged through the mud for what’s essentially a Marxist outburst,” said James Stewart, who will graduate from Evergreen this spring.

Last fall, Mr. Stewart conducted an in-depth survey of some 50 students for his statistics class. Almost all called themselves progressive, but Mr. Stewart found “enormous internal backlash, especially from those who are approaching graduation or have a finger on the pulse of what’s happening outside of Evergreen.” More than one-third of the students said “academic mobbing” was a top concern, Mr. Stewart said. “They now feel like they can’t speak their mind without getting attacked.”

Stewart is right about this being a Marxist outburst. The problem is that the school’s president gave the Marxists complete control of the campus rather than restoring order and demanding adults act their age. The results of that decision became evident last year when enrollment dropped 5%, prompting a hiring freeze. If enrollment drops another 10% or even 20% this fall, resulting in dozens of layoffs, it will be difficult to blame this on something other than President Bridges poor handling of the crisis.

At what point do alumni and parents of current students look at this decline and decide it’s going to take a new captain to right the ship? If there’s any justice, President Bridges will be one of the people out of a job in the next academic year.

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Royalty, Dynasties, The Elite, The Deep State And Central Bankers

“Indeed, the existence of class, of social hierarchy, is as old as man himself. It prevails in the jungle where strength determines hierarchy; among men, it has also been savagely the same; whereby rulers vested with power through personal combat; or through lineal heritage as in the case of royalty; ravage their subjects.” —Sionil Jose, Contemporary Philippine English Author

Never have so many been so enamored by an irrational fantasy, spoon fed to us by a news media hungry to appeal to the raw emotions of their “subjects” ….. for ratings.  It was TV saturation of Harry and Meghan, channel, after channel, after channel.  If the world were coming to an end, we’d still be seeing Harry and Meghan on our flat screens.

By the time you read this, the pomp, circumstance and pageantry “wedding of the century“, under the British Crown, will finally be over and the “little” people can go back to their daily drab lives while they dream of prince and princesses.

Hopefully, it is obvious to some that Prince Harry and American Princess Meghan Markle are flesh and blood people, as are all royals.  They eat and drink, they sleep, they eliminate, they get sick, they make love, they have kids and like every other human being on this planet, they bleed and they eventually die.  Their brain and their body parts are the same as yours.  They are not elevated to some superior status just because of a birthright.  It is a fantasy, a fiction and a contradiction of and conflict with human freedom.  At the risk of offending a whole lot of people, you are being conned ….. unfortunately willingly.

What hogwash.  For God’s sake people, we fought a revolution to be free of Kings, Queens, royalty, the elite and the bankers.  Now we glorify them?

We are WE THE PEOPLE, not subjects of the Crown, or the Democrats, or the Republicans, or the executive branch, or the legislative branch, or the judicial branch, or the deep state, or the central bankers.  We’re not British subjects any more and haven’t been for over two centuries.  We are free Americans and at great cost and sacrifice.  But oh how quickly we abdicate our individual sovereignty to those who wield political power over us without so much as a whimper or a nod.  We have sullied and trashed the memory of every man, woman, or child that gave their lives for freedom.  In 242 years we have plundered our freedom and gave it up for a false sense of security and a free handout from government, along with millions of strangling laws, rules and regulations.

Look what has happened to the original thirteen colonies, those Confederation of states that gave birth to American freedom, the Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution during and after the American Revolution?  At least eleven of those colonial states have morphed into socialist strongholds where Democrat/socialists control the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government, as well as the bureaucracy.

Massachusetts is a far cry from the days of yesteryear and the battles of Concord, Lexington and Bunker Hill.  Massachusetts spawned the flawed and corrupt Kennedy Dynasty and the likes of Senator Elizabeth (Pocahontas) Warren.  Vermont gave birth to that socialist wonder, U. S. Senator Bernie Sanders.  What is even more alarming is that millions of millennials flocked to Bernie’s coattails when he ran for President in 2016.

The Royal Connecticut legislature, gun control nuts all, just passed the National Popular Vote Compact.  The Compact, by Democrat controlled states, are blatantly designed to circumvent the Electoral College and return America to the popular vote.  They may just succeed.

From an article in the Daily Signal they describe Connecticut’s conspiratorial end run around the Constitution.

“Most Americans have never heard of the National Popular Vote compact, but it is shockingly close to causing a major political and legal firestorm.  It is a clever scheme to change how we elect the president without the bother of having to pass a constitutional amendment.”

“States that approve this legislation enter a simple compact with one another.  Each participating state agrees to allocate its electors to the winner of the national popular vote regardless of how its own citizens voted.  The compact goes into effect when states holding 270 electoral votes (enough to win the presidency) have agreed to the plan.”

“With Connecticut’s vote, 11 states and the District of Columbia have now approved the measure, giving the compact a total of 172 electors. It needs only 98 more to reach the 270 mark.”

And look what has happened to the Democrat-controlled States of California, Oregon and Washington.  California might just as well be its own separate socialist Central American Spanish-speaking country and secede from the Union.  Oregon and Washington, that is the Western parts, have succumbed to the rallying cry of not only socialism but radical environmentalism, while taxing their citizens to death by the billions for the worldwide con game of climate change, salmon habitat restoration for Indians and paying for the homeless.  The more money they throw at the homeless and the Indians, the more the homeless and the Indians demand.  Duh!

Meanwhile, Americans get all goo-goo eyed over a wedding of two mortals, who just happened to be the offspring of do-nothing royals in a country that can’t seem to divest itself of its royal King and Queen past.

But it’s not just the British royals and family dynasties we abhor.  Government, the elite, the establishment, the deep state, central bankers and the Socialist Democrats are on our list as well.

Everywhere you turn, or own royal government is in our face.  Laws, regulations, permits, taxes and higher costs due to government negligence, corruption and fiscal insanity, dominate your life.  We might just as well live under a King or Queen.

You can’t turn sideways without breaking a law.  You live in a police state but you don’t know it, or don’t care.  You tell yourself, “well that’s OK, at least they haven’t come into my house.”   And how long will it be before they start walking into your house without a warrant, or come on your property and poke around looking for violations for which they can fine you, or send you to jail?  Wake up!  American “royals” are already doing it, for a fair-the-well.  So you say, “well that’s OK, at least they haven’t come into my bedroom.”  Think again!  They are already looking into your bedroom and checking out the sex behavior of the American culture for use in designing further controlling policies.  College and universities spit out these over-educated psychological “experts” like cordwood and guess where they go to work?  That’s right, government, public education and academia.

Government royals collect the most intimate details about each of us and all that information is stored on massive computers.  Cameras are everywhere.  Electronic surveillance is ever present.  The FBI and DOJ have gone rogue.  Government, under Obama Care, requires that all of your medical records be electronically stored in a national database.  Doctor – patient privacy will be non-existent, if it isn’t already.

Got a sex problem?  The government will know.  Not paying your bills?  The government will know.  Got guns in your house?  The government will know.  Got speeding tickets?  The government will know.  Had an argument with your spouse? The government will know.  Spanked your kids?  The government will know.  Using too much electricity or water?  Government will know.

Have you heard of the government Fusion Centers or the NSA?  Look them up.  It will make your blood boil.  They have taken spying on Americans down to a veritable science and the leading edge of technology.

They even have a machine now that can drive by your house or your car and see and hear everything that is going on inside there, in lurid detail.

Then there are the local public schools that your royal government has stuck their hand in through the U. S. Department of Education.  We wrote about this issue recently in our article entitled, “Well Johnny What Did You Learn At School Today?”  By setting the national curriculum, they are brainwashing, that’s right, we said brainwashing, your kids.  You say, “well what’s the brainwashing?”   The brainwashing is a curriculum that is the antithesis of the American foundation of individual rights, freedom, liberty, and sovereignty.  They teach psychologically washed multi-culturalism, collectivism, socialism, radical environmentalism and political correctness.  They teach that America is evil, a gross polluter of the environment and a flagrant consumer of the Earth’s resources.  They teach that America is imperialistic and wants to dominate the world with its military power, without telling them that our military power and American blood have saved over a billion people from the brutality of dictators.

They tell impressionable kids that America must be reined in.  We must conserve.  We must apologize to the world.  They teach the kids to challenge their parents with this garbage.  They teach that the family must be broken down and separated.   They teach people how to rat on their neighbors.  They teach that government is all wise and all knowing and parents aren’t too smart.  Through this brainwashing, they (the royals of America) are dividing us, while conquering us at the same time.

And what of this ideology of radical environmentalism, coming to you from the most corrupt body on the planet, the United Nations and codified into American law without a treaty being debated and ratified?  It’s just another ruse for the “royals” to control you even more than you were before.  These planners and other educated idiots want to force you into ever-increasing densities in large cities.  Why?  No, it’s not only for environmental reasons.  The fact is, government can control people better when they are densely packed into urban areas.

Government controls your roads, buses and rapid transit (transportation).  They control your water, your sewer, your telephones, your electricity and your health care.  What good is a house in the city without roads, water, sewer and electricity, everything that government controls?   No good at all and government can withhold those services to force you to comply with their demands.  You will willingly capitulate when the “royals” shut off your water.

Sure, they tell us that all of their actions are for our own good and our own safety.  “That’s the price you pay for being secure and educated“, they say.  But do you call this freedom?

Ladies and gentlemen, when are you going to quit bowing to a “royal” birthright or government, a government that has lost all allegiance to the principles of liberty and instead adheres to the policy that government knows best, whether the people like it or not?

There are a few courageous ones that are challenging government in isolated spots around the country, but they are paying a terrible price for their audacity and having little effect.  Many lose everything in the process.  Some pay huge fines.  Many go broke.  Some even land in jail.  Some even get killed.  Very few win.  If there is not an avalanche of this type of resistance, America, as a free and sovereign nation, will be no more.  If not enough Americans get off their dead butts and resist this onslaught of tyranny, history will record this 100-year event as the greatest conquest of mankind since the dawn of human civilization ….. without a shot being fired!

That’s right!  You have been bowing down to “royal” government every day of your life and if you will look in the mirror and tell yourself the truth, you know it to be a fact. That’s disgusting and demeaning and not worthy of free men and women.  Sadly, you are not a sovereign any more.  You are just a happy slave.  How can living under a King or Queen be any different?

While Americans get enraptured in the illusion of royal fairy tales from England, Rome is burning and deranged shooters, wanting to commit suicide or “get even”, are shooting up innocent kids in our schools.  Peasants from poor countries are pouring across our borders by the millions and getting on welfare.  Healthcare costs are going through the roof.  Meanwhile, our “royal” governors, legislators, the elites, the establishment, the deep state and the central bankers are winning, or doing nothing ….. and freedom is losing.

Nevertheless, we’re not buying this up-side-down “royal” manure.  We consider ourselves to be individually sovereign and we bow to no man, royalty ….. or government.  Which are you?

But then, as a lonely, humble voice in the wilderness, what do we know?

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