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Baltimore restaurant’s dress code accused of discrimination: ‘This is racist as hell’

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A Baltimore restaurant is under fire before it has even opened.

When an image appeared on social media showing the establishment’s dress code — posted on the gate outside — some users complained that the rules seemed to be discriminating against certain customers. Others, meanwhile, defended the restaurant for trying to maintain a particular atmosphere.

Its website says The Choptank is “opening soon.” An image uploaded on Twitter of the sign said to be on the restaurant’s gate shows an apparent dress code.

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The sign in the photo says items like “excessively baggy clothing, athletic attire, jerseys, brimless headgear and backwards or sideways hats” are prohibited. The photo was captioned, “Dress CODED sign at the new Choptank restaurant in Fells,” implying that the dress code had an ulterior motive.

Another user was more direct with their criticism, posting, “Y’all could have saved yourselves some time and just posted a ‘No Black People’ sign.”

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Others echoed the sentiment, with one user posting, “this is racist as hell and I will never enter your restaurant and will actively warn others away from it, have a great day.”

In a statement to Fox News, a spokesperson for Atlas Restaurant Group, who own The Choptank, said, “Our policy is no different than countless other bars in Fells Point, Federal Hill and many other bar/restaurants around Maryland including Seacrets and Tiki Lee’s both posted on their websites. There are also national properties such as Wynn Las Vegas (XS) that have similar dress codes in their entertainment venus. The most prominent African-American nightclub in Baltimore, Select Lounge has a stricter dress code as well. Baltimore City Public Schools has a similar dress code and language for their students.”

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They also provided Fox News with an official dress code, which was slightly different than the one featured in the photo on Twitter. While it was mostly similar, it didn’t prohibit the wearing of baggy clothes, sideways hats or sunglasses after dark.

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Undocumented immigrant faces 50 years in prison in Maryland rape case

An undocumented immigrant living in Maryland faces up to 50 years in prison for the alleged rape of a female friend last week.

Josue A. Gomez-Gonzalez, 23, a native of El Salvador, is charged with two counts of second-degree rape.

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Josue Gomez-Gonzalez, 23, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, charged with sexually assaulting a female friend.  (Montgomery County Detention Center )

Gomez-Gonzalez picked up the friend in Montgomery County, Md. on Sept. 10 to go to dinner, according to charging documents obtained by Fox5DC.

After dinner, the pair purchased a bottle of Hennessey and drove to a park in Gaithersburg where Gomez-Gonzalez allegedly sexually assaulted the heavily-intoxicated woman in the back seat of his car. He allegedly tried pulling off her pants and made unwanted sexual advances.

He then allegedly took the woman to his home and sexually assaulted her again, authorities said. The woman told police she woke up the next morning in his home with “intense” vaginal pain and bleeding.

Immigration and Custome Enforcement (ICE) told the station an immigration detainer hold was filed with Montgomery County authorities on Sept. 12.

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Gomez-Gonzalez is being held in the Montgomery County Detention Center on $100,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled Oct. 11.

He reportedly worked for a plumbing and heating company, WJLA-TV reported. The company told the station it verifies the immigration status of its employees. The station reported Gomez-Gonzalez also has numerous traffic violations.

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Trump promises ‘substantial’ middle-class tax cut in Baltimore speech to GOP lawmakers

President Trump told Republican lawmakers Thursday that “sometime this year,” he will announce a “substantial tax cut for middle-income folks who work so hard.”

“We are working on a tax cut for the middle-income people that is going to be very, very inspirational,” the president told House Republicans at their annual retreat in Baltimore. “It’s going to be something that — I think it’s what everyone’s really looking for.”

Thursday’s visit marked Trump’s first trip to Baltimore since insulting the city in a series of July tweets, calling it as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.” Protesters gathered outside the Marriott hotel on the Baltimore waterfront with a giant inflatable rat adorned with yellow hair and a red tie in tow. Demonstrators held signs that read “Welcome rat king” and “Trump and the GOP are the real rats.”

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An giant inflatable rat depicting President Donald Trump is seen on the street near the U.S. House Republican Member Retreat, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Inside the hotel, the president spoke to a friendly audience of legislators whose political futures are closely tied to how well he performs in next year’s election. They greeted Trump with a chant of “four more years” and gave him a standing ovation when he promised to uphold the right to keep and bear arms.

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President Trump on Thursday made his first visit to Baltimore since insulting the city nearly two months ago, calling it as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” where he addressed congressional Republicans, touted his administration’s accomplishments and even announced plans for a “substantial” tax cut for middle-income Americans. (FOX News)

Trump also referenced the Democratic presidential debate that was taking place at the same time as his speech as he talked about unemployment rates for African-Americans, which he claimed were “the lowest ever recorded.”

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“I wonder if that would be mentioned tonight during the debate?” Trump asked. “I don’t think so.”

During his speech, Trump said, “The agenda of the Democrat party is the demolition of the American middle class.” He emphasized some of the biggest wins of his presidency, such as boosting military spending, slashing regulations and expanding a program that gives veterans the option to see private doctors outside the Veterans Affairs medical system.

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President Donald Trump arrives in Baltimore, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, en route to joint fundraising committee reception, and the 2019 House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner.  (AP/ Carolyn Kaster)

“We have done tremendous changes in our country and we are going to do a lot of other great changes,” Trump said, adding that additional time is needed “to hang on to what we have done” and that it would be a “disaster” if they don’t get the chance. He also stressed that it was important for the party  to “stick together.”

“You have to fight like hell,” Trump told his legislative audience, adding that “our country will go to hell if any of these people [Democrats] get in.”

Trump obliquely addressed his earlier insults against Baltimore, promising Republicans would “fight for the future of cities like Baltimore that have been destroyed by decades of failed and corrupt rule.”

Baltimore, a once-gilded American seaport, has undeniable drug and violent crime challenges. The city saw more than 300 homicides in 2018 for the fourth year in a row. It also contends with deep-rooted poverty and swaths of the city are populated with vacant, boarded-up homes.

In July, the president was locked in a feud with Rep. Elijah Cummings, who represents the city’s majority-black 7th Congressional District.

After Cummings criticized Border Patrol officials during a House Oversight Committee hearing in July, Trump claimed that conditions in Baltimore were “more dangerous” than those at the border, and said that “no human being would ever want to live there.” Democrats immediately rallied to Cummings’ side, some of them accusing Trump of being racist.

The GOP retreat was scheduled to be held in Baltimore before Trump got into his dispute with Cummings. On Thursday, the president said crushing regulations, crippling taxes and “unrestricted migration” have undermined law enforcement and devastated America’s inner cities. “We’re going to have to step up and doing something about it because we can’t allow that to happen to our great cities,” he said.

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Trump has not backed away from his charges that Democratic leaders are responsible for the ills of America’s biggest cities. On Thursday night the president also brought up San Francisco and Los Angeles, saying “we have to step in and do something” to address the homeless crisis there. 

“We can’t allow that to happen, where major companies are leaving our cities, leaving our country, when they see that,” Trump said.

He added, “They are our great American cities and they are an embarrassment.”

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The White House said the president did not have any plans to explore Baltimore beyond his speech.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Maryland authorities arrest three more suspects in deadly stabbing tied to MS-13

Authorities in Baltimore County, Md., said Thursday that three more people have been arrested in connection with a fatal Jtabbing in July that’s been linked to the MS-13 street gang.

Cockeysville residents Hugo Leonel Martinez-Vasquez, 22, Jose Alexi Villacorta-Rivas, 19, and Yoni Membreno-Parada, 17, have all been charged with first-degree murder and are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said.

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Federal officials say several of those charged in the fatal stabbing of a Maryland man are tied to the MS-13 gang and in the country illegally. (Baltimore County Police)

Last week, police arrested and charged seven people in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Daniel Alejandro Alvarado Cuellar on July 30. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said Tuesday that six of those seven people were part of MS-13 and in the country illegally.

The immigration status of the three suspects arrested Thursday was unclear at the time of publication.

Baltimore County Police said Cueller was stabbed in the Towson area while walking home from a laundry. His body was found July 31 in the grass outside an apartment building, with “multiple sharp-force injuries,” officials said.

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Nearly two weeks later, police in Mississippi arrested the occupants of a white 2008 Dodge Caliber during a traffic stop, The Baltimore Sun reported. They said they matched the occupants to suspects seen in surveillance footage from the night of the murder.

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Investigators then matched a suspect in the surveillance video to police bodycam footage from a traffic stop of the Caliber several days before the murder, according to The Sun.

Authorities have attributed the killing to a gang war involving MS-13. Police say they don’t anticipate more arrests.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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Maryland hotel room fight actually just loud sex, woman says before allegedly getting in fight with guard

The sounds of two women engaged in what those nearby believed to be a fight inside a Maryland hotel room Monday reportedly led to a surprising sexual confession, a visit from police and gunfire.

When two employees at the Days Inn in Towson received a call from one of the hotel’s rooms, they heard in the background a commotion — that they said sounded like fighting — leading the business’ security guard to call police.

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Officers responded to the hotel room, and spoke with two women who were reportedly staying there — but they said they weren’t fighting, they were just having sex, according to WMAR.

The women were subsequently ordered to leave the hotel. After they left, one of the women went back to the room for a forgotten cell phone, while the other allegedly began to fight with hotel staff.

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Allison Daughtrey, 34, was arrested on Monday after allegedly getting into an argument with a hotel security guard. (Baltimore County Police Department)

That’s when it’s alleged that Allison Daughtrey, 34, pulled out a gun and pointed it at the hotel’s security guard, who reportedly tried to take the gun away and wrestle Daughtrey to the ground. During the chaotic scene, the gun fired and hit a door frame.

A police officer from Baltimore County who was nearby and heard the gunshot ran into the Days Inn and arrested Daughtrey — who allegedly bit the security guard during the incident.

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Daughtrey denied she purposely fired the gun, telling The Baltimore Sun: “If I intended to ever use the gun, I would never have missed the target.”

Daughtrey was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and gun crimes. She’s scheduled to appear in court Oct. 4.

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Shooting was accident, suspect says: ‘If I intended to ever use the gun, I would never have missed’

A suspect whose gun went off during a struggle with a motel security guard claims the shooting was an accident, according to reports.

“If I intended to ever use the gun, I would never have missed the target,” Allison Nicole Daughtrey, 34, told police, according to charging documents.

The Baltimore Sun reported that police responded to the motel in Towson, Md., where Daughtrey and her girlfriend had allegedly been fighting Monday afternoon.

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Allison Nicole Daughtrey, 34,

But according to Baltimore’s WJZ-TV, the charging documents indicate the women claim they weren’t fighting but engaged in “loud sex.”

The altercation with the security guard began when the guard tried to get the women – and an unspecified number of children staying with them — to leave the property, the Sun reported.

As officers were overseeing the pair packing their belongings and preparing to exit the motel, a gunshot rang out – and a motel employee told police the security guard was restraining the shooter.

The guard later told police Daughtrey had pulled out a handgun and fired during the struggle, in which she also allegedly bit his right arm.

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The bullet only damaged a wall and curtains inside the motel lobby, but the guard was treated for a hand injury, according to the newspaper.

Daughtrey reportedly told police the guard struck her in the face, so she grabbed her handbag to swing it at him, but the gun fell out and fired.

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Gen. David Petraeus: Camp David Taliban meeting ‘symbolism would’ve been troubling’ but Trump was right to cancel

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Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus [Ret.] said the symbolism of hosting Taliban officials at the Camp David presidential retreat would’ve been troubling — but that President Trump made the right call in the end.

The president was right to call off the summit at the compound in the mountains near Thurmont, Md., especially given the fact the U.S. is very close to remembering the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, Petraeus said Monday on “The Story.”

“I think the symbolism of that [meeting] would’ve been a bit troubling,” he said.

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“Remember, that was where the decision was made to invade Taliban in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. As you reflect on that, certainly, again, I think the president very much made the right call.”

Of the Taliban keeping its word following a negotiated deal with the U.S., Petraeus said there was some concern among those at the Pentagon.

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“A number of us, as it was noted, expressed reservations,” he said. “I know there were reservations elsewhere in the Department of Defense and in uniform,” he said.

“The Taliban certainly hadn’t slowed down the violence whatsoever,” he added. “There are very grave reservations… about whether they could even do what they’ve said they would do, which is to keep Al Qaeda and now the Islamic State from establishing a sanctuary in Afghanistan again, as they had a sanctuary when the Taliban ran the country when the attacks for 9/11 were planned.”

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Petraeus, former commander of CENTCOM, added the Taliban was not acting in “good faith” ahead of what was supposed to be a summit with Trump.

“They refused to reduce the level of violence even as we were negotiating with them in good faith,” he said.

“They have refused to actually negotiate with the actual democratically-elected government of President Ashraf Ghani — with elections coming up which they also did not want to see.”

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Liz Cheney: Trump canceling Camp David meeting with Taliban shows he won’t repeat Obama’s mistakes

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President Trump canceled a planned Camp David meeting with Taliban representatives in a move that proved he is different than former President Barack Obama, according to Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.

“I think that the important thing is to look at what actually transpired,” she said. “What has transpired now is the president has done exactly the right thing. This president has shown that he is willing consistently to walk away from bad deals.”

To that extent, the Wyoming lawmaker pointed to Trump pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia.

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“This is a president who has demonstrated his willingness and his ability and his determination not to let the United States be taken advantage of,” the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney said.

“The president demonstrated that he fully understands that the Taliban cannot be a partner for peace and that the United States should not be in a position where we’re putting our security in their hands,” she added.

In that regard, Bret Baier noted Cheney criticized Trump’s decision to even consider holding talks with the Taliban at the presidential mountain retreat.

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Cheney doubled down on her position the Taliban, “should not be at Camp David, ever,” — but added the president is showing he is uninterested in taking the easy route in the Middle East.

“That’s right — I would not have them at Camp David, I would not have them in the United States,” she said.

“He’s not going to repeat the mistakes we saw Barack Obama make. He’s not going to withdraw in a situation where we leave a vacuum where America’s enemies can rise again. The Taliban has not ever separated itself from Al Qaeda. You can’t trust the Taliban.”

In calling off the meeting, Trump pointed specifically to the group’s role in a deadly bombing in Kabul last week that resulted in one U.S. soldier’s death.

“They thought they had to kill people in order to put them in a little better negotiating position,” he said earlier Monday.

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Maryland man sentenced to 30 months in prison for role in $20M Ponzi scheme

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A Maryland man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of more than $20 million, the Justice Department announced this week.

Bradley Mascho, 53, pleaded guilty in June 2018 to charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and making a false statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He was sentenced Wednesday in Greenbelt, Md. federal court.

Prosecutors say Mascho admitted to working with investment adviser Dawn Bennett to solicit $20 million from more than 40 different investors in Bennett’s online luxury sportswear retalier, DJBennett.com, between December 2014 and April 2017. That money, authorities say, was used to pay Bennett and Mascho’s personal expenses and repay prior investors, though prosecutors noted that Mascho misappropriated the funds “to a less extent” than Bennett.

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“This is consistent with a Ponzi scheme — a fraudulent investment scheme in which the operator of the scheme solicits investors by promising high rates of return with little risk,” the Justice Department said. “The scheme operator then funds payments to the earlier investors through funds obtained through new investors. Typically, the operator of the scheme will use investment funds for purposes other than what was conveyed to the investors.”

The FBI began investigating Bennett in December 2015 after the SEC formally accused her of defrauding investors by inflating the amount of assets she managed and exaggerating the returns on her customers’ investments.

Prosecutors said Bennett didn’t tell investors in her luxury sportswear company that she was using their money to pay off other investors or to cover personal expenses, including more than $141,000 on astrological gems, more than $100,000 on cosmetic medical procedures and a $500,000 annual lease for a luxury suite at the Dallas Cowboys’ home stadium.

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An FBI agent’s affidavit said investigators found evidence in Bennett’s home that she tried to silence SEC investigators by paying more than $800,000 for prayers by Hindu priests in India to ward off federal investigators.

Bennett, 56, was convicted of securities fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud this past October and was sentenced to 20 years in prison on July 31. She was also ordered to pay more than $14.5 million and forfeit over $14.3 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Seventh illegal immigrant accused of sex crimes in Maryland county since July 25

A Honduran national in the United States illegally has been accused of raping his 15-year-old stepdaughter in suburban Maryland, the seventh such case in the area over the past five weeks.

Emilio Carrasco-Hernandez, 37, is charged with second-degree rape, sex abuse of a minor, third-degree sex offense and fourth-degree sex offense, according to WJLA.

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The alleged victim spoke to Montgomery County police and claimed that her stepfather sexually assaulted her multiple times between Aug. 16 and Aug. 25. She alleged that she was unable to use the bathroom after one of the assaults because it was “very painful” and left her with a “stinging” feeling.

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“Victim A stated that she could not move and Emilio Carrasco-Hernandez was squishing her with his body,” detectives reportedly said of the incident. The 200-lb. Carrasco-Hernandez allegedly kissed the girl’s body and even bit her shirt in one incident.

The victim’s mother reportedly booted Carrasco-Hernandez from their Wheaton home after finding the two of them together in a bedroom. While the age of consent in Maryland is 16 years old, the mother said she believed it was a consensual act fueled by alcohol.

In a statement to WJLA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that Carrasco-Hernandez was previously deported in April 2017, but re-entered the United States “sometime thereafter.”

Carrasco-Hernandez could face up to 56 years in state prison in convicted on all charges. He also faces up to 20 years in federal prison for re-entering the U.S. having been previously deported, an ICE official told WJLA.

The agency reportedly placed a detainer on the Honduran national and he was put in jail without bond. He faces charges of second-degree rape, third and fourth degree sex offenses, and sex abuse of a minor.

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Since July 25, Montgomery County Police have arrested at least seven confirmed undocumented immigrants for alleged rapes and sexual assaults. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich signed an executive order last month designating the county a “sanctuary” jurisdiction.

The order states that no county agency – including police departments – can cooperate with ICE. Immigration agents are barred from entering secure portions of county jails, and must take custody of illegal immigrants in public areas, such as jail parking lots.

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Earlier this month, another undocumented immigrant was arrested on second-degree rape and assault charges but was released days later after the Montgomery County Jail ignored ICE’s detainer request.

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