Help Save Maryland Updates: Coming Soon, Help Save Maryland Will Be Boosting Their Social Media Presence

To Help Save Maryland Followers, Subscribers and Media.  Today we have some exciting news to share with you.  Help Save Maryland will begin a campaign to increase its visibility in the Social Media Universe.  Here is a list of some of the newly added features we will be bringing you, to keep you informed with the most up to date news related to various State, Local and Nationwide issues regarding Illegal Immigration, Policy, Law Enforcement and generally, issues that mainly focus on helping Maryland Citizens understand what is going on in their backyards.  Many of you have asked me, pundits included, “Where did you find out about this, or what can I do to make a difference?”  The answer is, I will be able to answer most of your questions, and if I can’t, I will be sure to research and get back to you, as soon as I can. 

As Social Media Director, I believe as part of my daily functions, is to help communicate the issues affecting most Marylander’s daily lives and ways to help better communicate the issues that matter to them.  Party affiliation not required.  We are a Non Profit organization prioritizing on the educational outreach.    You can view our Mission Statement by going to the top of webpage, or just click here!!

Updates on our Social Media Platform:

Many of you are already aware of our Twitter Account: http://www.twitter.com/helpsavemd  You do not need to be a member of Twitter to read the tweets, but must be a member to engage. 

Facebook, often times you must be a member to be engaged, however, I have set up the Facebook page so that you can click the link and see what we have been up to.  http://www.facebook.com/helpsavemaryland  Also on Facebook, we have close to 700 members in our Help Save Maryland group, you must be a member, once there, you can ask to join the group.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/282984955060/ 

We also have just recently started up an Instagram account, however, I am still working on getting some really cool pictures with quotes setup.  Still under construction.https://www.instagram.com/helpsavemd/

If you are a Googler, we also have a Google + account that you can engage in, or create a group or request us to join your group.  Still under construction. https://plus.google.com/110842533704449508583

Currently, I am working on our You Tube Channel, http://www.youtube.com/helpsavemaryland Sometimes we will broadcast live from here, or leave a video message. 

In conjunction with Facebook Pages, we will also be utilizing the Facebook Live feature that is provided, and at times, I may have some opinionated individuals on via SKYPE or through the phone and you will be able to ask the guest questions.

I would like to also urge any one of you, who would like to subscribe to the web postings, that you enter your email address in the box provided, and you will get our postings.  If you have any questions, please email me, jeff.werner@helpsavemaryland.org, Social Media Director, Help Save Maryland.  Thank you for your support. 

 

 

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Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez Has Now Paid His Wife More Than $400,000 From His Campaign Funds – Gutierrez’s wife has collected another $30,000 in payments this election cycle

BY: Joe Schoffstall
July 25, 2017 2:50 pm

Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) has disbursed tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to his wife this year, bringing her total compensation to more than $400,000 since she first appeared on his campaign’s payroll.

Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1992, recently grabbed headlines for saying that Democrats would “eliminate” Trump as president if they take back the House of Representatives. It appears the one thing Gutierrez won’t eliminate anytime soon is the lucrative campaign payments to his wife.

Rep. Gutierrez’s wife, Soraida Gutierrez, was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before joining Gutierrez for Congress in 2010. Since this time, Soraida has been generously compensated for acting as the campaign’s office manager, treasurer, and fundraiser. Soraida has also been the top recipient of cash from the committee on numerous occasions since she began receiving payments from her husband’s campaign.

From Jan. 1 to June 30, Gutierrez’s campaign has made $30,000 worth of payments to Soraida, Federal Election Commission filings show. During this time, Gutierrez’s committee reported $72,000 in expenditures.

Soraida is paid in part for providing fundraising services for the campaign. The committee has raisedonly $10,505.02 since January—$1,400 of which has been refunded—giving the committee $9,105.02 in net contributions this cycle. The committee has $118,669 on hand.

Prior to this election cycle, Soraida took in a total of $385,000 in payments from her husband’s campaign, meaning that she has now been paid $415,000 from Gutierrez for Congress.

In 2010, Soraida was given $44,000 from her husband’s campaign and was the top recipient of cash from the committee that cycle. In 2012, Soraida was paid $93,000 from the committee, again making her the top recipient of campaign cash. In 2014, Mrs. Gutierrez was again the top recipient as she hauled in $110,000. During the 2016 cycle, her payments increased to $125,856.

Rep. Gutierrez has also paid his daughters from his campaign in the past.

Gutierrez paid his daughter Omaira Gutierrez $4,270 for bookkeeping between 2004 and 2009. Jessica Gutierrez, another daughter, was paid $600 in 2004 for a fundraising project.

Members of Congress have been allowed to place family on their campaign’s payrolls since 2001 when then-Rep. Jesse Jackson (D., Ill.) asked the Federal Election Commission to issue an advisory opinion on the matter.

After the committee had approved the practice, Jackson went on to pay a firm owned by his wife hundreds of thousands of dollars from his own committee.

Jackson and his wife pleaded guilty in 2013 to using $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

Gutierrez’s office did not return a request for comment on the payments.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/gutierrez-paid-wife-400-000-from-campaign-funds/

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Federal grand jury in Pittsburgh indicts two Ghana natives accused of laundering $411K – Stolen From Maryland Couple

TORSTEN OVE

Two local men accused of laundering $411,000 stolen from a Maryland couple were indicted Tuesday afternoon by a federal grand jury and ordered detained.

Ismail Shitu of Brookline and Nathaniel Nyamekye of Chippewa in Beaver County appeared briefly before U.S. Magistrate Cynthia Reed Eddy. Both pleaded not guilty and are scheduled to appear Wednesday for a detention hearing.

The men, both originally from Ghana, were the targets of raids on Friday by the FBI, immigration agents and local police on their residences and a tire shop in Aliquippa owned by Mr. Nyamekye.

The FBI said the two are among a group of criminals who fleeced a retired couple in Rockville, Md., out of the money they hoped to receive from the sale of their home in 2016.

Agents said the suspects carried out the fraud through a series of fake emails and a fax in which they first posed as a real estate agent and then as the couple to get their hands on the $411,000 that the couple was to receive from the sale of their house.

Each man is charged with one count of money laundering.

An FBI agent from Baltimore who appeared at the hearing said he could not comment on the case, nor could the U.S. attorney’s office or lawyers for either defendant.

First Published July 25, 2017, 4:22pm

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/07/25/FBI-Immigration-raids-Pittsburgh-Aliquippa-fraud-Ghana-Maryland-indicted-money-laundering/stories/201707250140

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Subscriber Provided News Links Related To Gang Crime And Statement Regarding Montgomery County, Maryland

H/T Michelle Gross

  1. http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail.aspx?Item_ID=21051 (Friday, May 5, 2017)
  2. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/operation-matador-nets-39-ms-13-arrests-last-30-days (June 2017, NY)
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/nyregion/long-island-ms-13-gang-killings-arrests.html
  4. http://www.laprensa.hn/mundo/1090787-410/pandilleros-ms13-hondure%C3%B1os-nueva_york
  5. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/seven-north-carolina-ms-13-gang-members-sentenced-prison-racketeering-murder-drug-and (NC. 2014)
  6. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ms-13-member-sentenced-life-federal-prison (PG + Homeland Security Investigations special agents out of Baltimore, 2016)
  7. http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17/us/ms-13-raids-los-angeles/index.html (May 2017)

 

Even the reporter is amused enough to use the words “great candor”

On Monday, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy spoke before the Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee: “I really don’t know if we have a real idea of the full extent to which there is gang crime in the county,” McCarthy stated with great candor.

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Sessions announces new conditions for sanctuary cities to get federal money

Published July 25, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that sanctuary cities must give federal immigration authorities access to jails and alert them when someone facing deportation will be released from custody in order to receive certain law enforcement grants.

Sessions rolled out the new rules as part of his promised crackdown on sanctuary cities, so called because they do not cooperate with federal immigration agents.

Under old rules, cities seeking grant money needed only to show that they weren’t prohibiting local law enforcement from communicating with immigration authorities.

Police use the money for everything from bulletproof vests to body cameras.

Sessions unveiled the policy amid speculation about whether he will retain his job following President Donald Trump’s blistering public criticism for his recusal from the Russia probe.

Sessions and Trump had bonded during the campaign, largely over shared hardline views on illegal immigration. Trump long promised cuts in federal grants for cities that refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to detain and deport those living in the country illegally. A judge blocked an executive order aimed at doing that, but the Justice Department said it still could condition some of its grants to force cities to comply.

“So-called sanctuary policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes,” Sessions said in a statement. “These policies also encourage illegal immigration and even human trafficking by perpetuating the lie that in certain cities, illegal aliens can live outside the law. … We must encourage these `sanctuary’ jurisdictions to change their policies and partner with federal law enforcement to remove criminals.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/25/sessions-announces-new-conditions-for-sanctuary-cities-to-get-federal-money.html

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