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Rosedale KKK Leader Who Fired Pistol at Va. Hate Rally Denied Bail

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Richard Preston in 2013. Still via YouTube/USA Today.

Richard Preston, the imperial wizard of Rosedale’s chapter of the Ku Klu Klan, will remain jailed without bond in Albemarle County, Va.

KKK Imperial Wizard from Baltimore Charged with Firing Gun at Violent Charlottesville Rally

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Still via ACLU of Virginia/Twitter

A Baltimore resident who leads Rosedale’s Ku Klux Klan chapter was arrested Saturday after the release of a video that appears to show him shooting at a black counter-protester at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

DuClaw Brewing’s Founder is Seeking A New Investor – Or Buyer – for His Brewery

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Image via DuClaw Brewing Co./Facebook

Ever wanted to own a craft brewery with some brand name appeal and a relatively broad distribution reach? You’re in luck.

Md. KKK, Which Is “Not a Hate Group,” Needs to “Save America”

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via Wikimedia Commons

Now, it’s probably not fair to expect a Ku Klux Klan group to present a coherent message, but color me confused by the Confederate White Knights’ whole angle here. The Md. KKK group held a public meeting in Cecil County on Friday in which members of the group — all done up in robes and hoods — claimed that they are not a hate group, and in fact have no problem with people of color.

So why did the two-year-old group decide to adopt all the trappings — including cross burning — of the Klan? To make their message of “saving America” by impeaching Pres. Barack Obama — for totally non-racist reasons — and toughening our immigration laws that much less appealing?

Rosedale Doesn’t Want Low-Income Housing Either

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Rosedale residents would rather this grassy lot stay as it is.
Rosedale residents would rather this grassy lot stay as it is.

Just a month after plans for a low-income housing project in White Marsh were scrapped in the face of local opposition, a similar project slated for Rosedale is about to get blocked by Baltimore County Council today, which is likely to pass an unprecedented resolution to refuse state funding.

The proposed development would include 50 homes, and residents would have the opportunity to eventually own through lease-to-purchase agreements. At least five of the homes would be earmarked for Section 8 renters.

Councilwoman Cathy Bevins introduced the resolution, saying that while she is “not anti-poor people,” she disagrees with the location, which she says is “already a very poor community,” one without a grocery store or public transportation.

Social Media Wins at Baltimore Train Derailment & Explosion Coverage

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By now, you’ve presumably heard — yesterday afternoon, a garbage truck collided with a cargo train near White Marsh yesterday afternoon, causing a dramatic derailment, sending a giant plume of smoke into the air, and requiring the efforts of “more than 60 pieces of fire apparatus,” according to the Baltimore Police Department. Thankfully, no one was killed (though the truck driver is in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma). What struck me about this particular accident, though, was how much social media has changed our relationship with breaking news.

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