Rapper Jay Z and his wife, R&B singer Beyonce Along With Salisbury’s Own Ron Pagano Join The “Lynch Zimmerman” Rallies. Will They Push For Race Riots Next?

Rapper Jay Z and his wife, R&B singer Beyonce, joined the Rev. Al Sharpton and Trayvon Martin’s mother at a Saturday rally for Martin in Harlem, N.Y.—one of at least 100 protest gatherings scheduled to take place across America.

Sharpton’s National Action Network organized the “Justice for Trayvon” rallies and vigils outside federal buildings from New York and Los Angeles to Wichita, Kan., and Atlanta, where people stood in the rain at the base of the federal courthouse, with traffic blocked on surrounding downtown streets. Most rallies were scheduled for noon local times.

Jay Z with Justin Timberlake dedicated the song “Forever Young” to Martin during their closing number at Yankee Stadium Friday night: “Everybody put a cell phone and light it up,” Jay Z said according to TMZ, “let’s light the sky for Trayvon Martin tonight in here.”

Beyonce dedicated her rendition of “I Will Always Love You” to Martin during a concert a week ago today, just after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering the unarmed teenager in Sanford, Fla., last year.

In addition to pushing the Justice Department to investigate civil rights charges against Zimmerman, Sharpton told supporters outside his headquarters on W. 145th Street that he wants to see a rollback of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

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I am privileged and honored to be speaking at the Vigil for Trayvon Martin, part of the 100 City Vigil, organized by the Nat’l Action Network (NAN) and headed by the Rev. Al Sharpton. The Vigil will take place on Saturday, July 20, 12 NOON. The location is at the Billy Gene Jackson Sr. Park, 420 N. Lake Park Drive, Salisbury.

As most of us, I was shocked and bewildered by the prosecution’s failure to obtain a guilty verdict against Zimmerman. It seemed clearcut to me, as a former practicing attorney who had handled many criminal trials, that the issue upon which the entire case turned, was Zimmerman’s failure to follow the directions of a police officer. When he called 911 to report “suspicious activity” by a African-American youth, he was directed to stay in his car and not approach the individual. The resulting injuries he suffered and the death of Trayvon Martin, can be directly linked to his refusal to follow those directions. He put his life, and the life of Trayvon Martin, in jeopardy, by failing to stay in his car and instead, following, approaching and confronting a young man who had committed no crime, and for which he had no authority to act. The only reason Zimmerman felt safe enough to challenge the young man is because he knew that if things got out of hand, he had a “great equalizer” that he could use to end any violence. Such is not the actions of a brave and moral man, but, instead, they are the actions of a bully vigilante, intent on creating a situation where he could retaliate, free from repercussions, against those “punks.”

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Joe Albero Announces Candidacy For Salisbury Mayor

Your First Time

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Will Liberal Maryland be first state to vote ‘yes’ on gay marriage?

Irene Huskens has the wedding venue picked out: a charming bed-and-breakfast in southern Maryland. But the wedding is no sure thing.

The plans made by Huskens, a 43-year-old police captain, and her partner, Leia Burks, hinge on whether Marylanders make history on Nov. 6 by voting to legalize same-sex marriage. A “yes” vote, and the wedding is on. A “no” victory? Huskens is loath to consider it.

“There are a lot of Marylanders who want to set the precedent of equality who will vote from their gut for fairness,” she said at her colonial suburban home in Prince George’s County, where she and Burks are raising two adopted children.

Dating back to 1998, 32 states have held votes on same-sex marriage, and all 32 have opposed it. Maryland is one of four states with Nov. 6 referendums on the issue — and gay-marriage advocates believe there’s a strong chance the streak will be broken.

In Maryland, Maine and Washington, it’s an up-or-down vote on legalizing same-sex marriage. In Minnesota, there’s a measure to place a ban on gay marriage in the state constitution, as 30 other states have done previously.

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Publicity Hound?

Originally I was going to use this item yesterday as part of the headquarters story, but on second thought I decided it deserved its own headline and post.

In five months beyond the November election, Salisbury voters will decide the fate of three of their leaders: District 1 Councilwoman Shanie Shields, District 2 Councilwoman Debbie Campbell, and Mayor Jim Ireton. I’m under the impression Shields won’t run again; the other two are presumably going to seek another four-year term.

You may recall that earlier this year I profiled a campaign kickoff by local realtor Adam Roop, for a yet-to-be-determined city elected office. But I hadn’t mentioned this effort by political gadfly and blogger Joe Albero – until today.

Now I understand my political advice is generally worth the price paid for it, but it seems to me that having shirts and bumper stickers will build name recognition but not give someone a reason to vote for you. As it stands right now, the website listed on the shirt simply redirects to his Salisbury News website, not a separate campaign site.

I can already see the comment now should Joe deign to add his two cents to this conversation, something along the line of “it’s my campaign, I know what I’m doing, you simply fail to understand my master plan to win this race.” Whatever – as I said, my advice is sometimes worth the price paid for it.

But if he’s as popular as his rhetoric makes him out to be, why would he be wheeling out a nearly full rack of shirts (presumably as a giveaway to supporters?) The shot was taken as he was leaving to go to another event, as Joe said to me.

I have a hard time taking Albero seriously as a candidate until I see a formal announcement and (as a Salisbury voter myself) his ideas on how to improve the city. Several of those I spoke with this afternoon felt similarly, preferring to keep their distance for the time being.

That didn’t have anything to do with the headquarters, nor will the local GOP be actively involved in the Salisbury city races because they’re non-partisan elections. Hence the reason I decided this should be a separate post. But I took the picture since Albero’s space was placed next to the GOP’s at the Farm and Home Show; aside from that, the Wicomico GOP has no official connection to the Albero mayoral campaign – or any other Salisbury one, for that matter.

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The Conspiracy To Get Joe Albero

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I hardly know where to start with all of this. It’s almost, almost so ridiculous, that it’s hysterical. Except that it’s not really. It’s more pathetic and sad than anything, but mostly it’s very illustrative of the rot gut in our community.

The local news has been high lighting a circus of a story about a prank phone call, and at the center of it all is local blogger extraordinaire; and supposed Salisbury mayoral candidate; Joe Albero. The story starts back a few weeks ago when Albero claimed on his blog that Salisbury mayor,Jim Ireton, phoned him late on a Saturday night, intoxicated, and that Jim conceded the election, well in advance of next April’s vote. Albero claimed Ireton asked to meet him the next day.

Only, none of that was true. Albero had a prank phone call, from a guy pretending to be the mayor. That was it and it should of been not only obvious, but the end of the story….but it wasn’t, it was only the beginning. I’d say it was gullible, if I am to be charitable, for Albero to believe that 1. The mayor would call him. 2. The mayor would call him at 11 o’clock on a Saturday night 3. The mayor would call him drunk. and 4. The mayor would call him to concede the election 10 months away. But he stands by his version of the story, and is now threatening to sue…..somebody. Allegedly the mayor.

Next, Albero calls city council woman Debbie Campbell, who in turn calls the Police Chief because she was allegedly concerned about Jim’s “well being” because he didn’t show up at the fake meeting discussed on the fake phone call the night before. Then somehow, Albero ends up going to the police and filing a complaint or something. That’s when, apparently the police chief, the states attorney, the sheriff, the FBI, WBOC-TV, The Daily Times, WMDT-TV, and reporter, Sarah Lake all conspired to go after Albero, at least according to him.

The police department conducted an investigation into the call at the request of Albero and in doing so they obtained the phone records from Ireton and Albero. As it turned out, indeed there was no phone call from Ireton to Albero. The guy who made the prank call was named and not charged, a newspaper reporter was fired for with holding knowledge of the callers identity and the Police Chief closed the case, as Ireton held a press conference to clear up the whole mess, yesterday.

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Idiotic Unions Engage in “Shame On Campaign”

The Eastern Shore of Maryland isn’t known as a union hotbed, but members of Carpenters Local 2012 of Seaford, Delaware were recently spotted at an intersection close by the Target store in Salisbury.

A banner held up by a small group of union members read “Shame On Target For Lowering Area Standards In Our Community.” Since the Salisbury store is several years old, it was not clear if this was in reaction to proposed renovation work there or if the picketers were critical of Target in general. Like most department stores in the value-price retail segment, Target is a non-union store, but the chain is in the midst of a long-term program of renovations to existing stores.

The picketing is part of a long-term ongoing series of off-and-on protests throughout the country aimed at non-union businesses. Dubbed the “Shame On” campaign, the protests usually consist of a small group of picketers who hold up a large banner saying the business in question is having a “labor dispute.” While Target has a non-solicitation policy “to provide a distraction-free shopping environment for our guests,” the union probably had better visibility at that corner location than they would have at Target’s main entrance along a side road.

One bit of irony exhibited at the protest was that it was held at a time when construction workers would presumably have been working, mid-afternoon on a weekday. But the building industry on the Eastern Shore has been hard-hit by the recession – for example, the number of residential building permits in Wicomico County, where Salisbury is located, has plummeted from a peak of 828 in 2005 to just 107 in 2011, according to Census data. This streak of year-over-year declines has reached seven years in a row for Wicomico County, while nearby Worcester County – an area which saw a mid-decade building boom in Ocean City – is on a six-year slide. Given that trend, the building tradesmen working at Target should be thankful to have work, regardless of the wage.

Fairly or not, union construction labor has developed a reputation of being too expensive for most projects. My personal experience with union contractors and personnel is that those who have taken advantage of the training made available to union workers tend to be worth the small premium they generally charge because they put together a better quality of construction. However, that is more important on new construction or complex renovations, and not so much on a simple project like moving walls around in a large space like a department store.

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