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Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis has stirred up more controversy a Facebook post that sharply criticized protesters outside the Ravens game M&T Bank Stadium.

He denounced them as Fist Wielding, Black Power Activists who ignored the rising crime rate in Baltimore.

WBOC reports that the post has subsequently been deleted.

Lewis said it was shameful that they were not taking responsibility for the violence.

Wicomico County NAACP President Mary Ashanti told the television station that Lewis’s post was not representative to law enforcement.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for blocking people who disagree with him on his official Facebook page and deleting their comments.

The ACLU sued Tuesday on behalf of four people, saying their First Amendment rights were violated.

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MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware have charged a man with posting threats against Gov. Jack Markell on Facebook.

State Police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said in a news release that a Middletown woman contacted them on Sunday. Troopers say the woman showed them a post on Facebook that threatened her and Markell.

Investigators say the woman named a man whom she knows as the person who allegedly made the post.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A music promoter in Virginia is facing backlash on social media for dressing in blackface as part of his Halloween costume over the weekend.

Multiple news outlets report that Chris Bopst apologized for his actions after posting a photo of himself on Facebook on Saturday dressed in blackface with a red bow on his head with the caption "I am pretty."

He took the photo at a Halloween party at Richmond's Balliceaux restaurant, where he booked music. He has since resigned.

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The auction is over for this year’s 90th annual Pony Swim.

A foal sired by the late Surfer Dude brought in $25-thousand and was bought by the Chincoteague Legacy Group made up of 400 donors.

The Facebook group’s bid was the highest for a foal that is being returned to the Assateague Island for another year.

There were 61 foals sold bringing nearly $170-thousand.

That money will go the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company which takes care of the ponies.

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If you get arrested for shoplifting in Easton your picture could wind up on the Facebook page of the Easton Police Department.

Lt. Gregory Wright told WBOC that the department launched the program last month.

All information he says is a matter of public record.

It has become a trend on Delmarva with the police departments in Dover and Salisbury also using the tactic to stop retail theft.

However, civil liberties have expressed concern about the tactic since those who are arrested are not necessarily convicted or in some cases may have the charges dropped.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says his office will review allegations that Facebook and OKCupid broke a state law by manipulating customer data as part of company research.

Gansler said Wednesday his office wants to meet with company representatives to determine whether or not the research was conducted appropriately and whether or not the companies intend to continue such research.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A pilot program to help prevent cyberbullying on Facebook is getting underway in Maryland.

Attorney General Doug Gansler is scheduled to help kick off the initiative on Friday in Annapolis.

Educators from nearly every jurisdiction in Maryland are scheduled to attend. Gansler's office says the session is being led by one of Facebook's top public policy and community engagement experts.

The initiative will give educators a direct link to Facebook personnel to help address online bullying.


BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is announcing a new initiative against cyberbullying in a partnership with Facebook.

Gansler made the announcement Thursday. The initiative will give educators a direct connection to address issues of online bullying in their school systems.

Facebook outlined the pilot project, which is being described as the first of its kind in the country, at the Maryland Association of Boards of Education fall conference.