Baltimore’s got itself a real rat problem.
When President Trump referred to Baltimore as a “disgusting rat and rodent infested mess”, he could have just as easily been talking about its two-legged Democrat rats as its four-legged Norwegian rats.
Charm City’s Norwegian rats (rattus norvegicus) usually only come out at night and munch on trash in the shadows of housing projects, while its Democrat rats (rattus democratus) sashay around in the light of day and munch on taxpayer goodies in the marble houses of government.
Here’s the latest example of the species.
According to the criminal information, until her resignation on December 18, 2019, Glenn was a Maryland State Delegate representing District 45, which covered portions of Baltimore. During her tenure, Glenn served as the Chair of the Banking, Consumer Protection, and Commercial Law Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee; the Vice Chair of the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee; and the Chair of the Baltimore City Delegation, among other roles.
Also spelled, Ka-ching.
After a meeting on March 5, 2018 with an associate and two businesspersons, Glenn agreed to use her position as a state legislator to vote for a bill which could favor Company 1 in its pursuit of a medical marijuana license, in exchange for $3,000 in cash, which would be used to pay an outstanding tax bill on her residence. Glenn subsequently voted for the bill after its Third Reading on March 8, 2018, and on April 7, 2018, after amendments from the Senate. The bill passed and on April 20, 2018, the associate provided Glenn with $3,000 in cash during a meeting at a restaurant in Baltimore County.
According to the information, on June 7, 2018, Glenn and her associate met with another businessperson at a restaurant in Baltimore to discuss medical marijuana licenses. During the conversation, Glenn allegedly told the businessperson that people had asked her how a medical marijuana company had been awarded a medical marijuana growing license without having any high-priced lobbyists. Glenn allegedly responded, “…they know God and Cheryl Glenn.” A few weeks later, Glenn followed up with the associate to see if the businessperson was “lookin’ for [Glenn] to help him or something?” The associate confirmed that the businessperson did want Glenn’s help and Glenn allegedly asked “…is he going to be makin’ a donation or something?”
On August 10, 2018, the associate told Glenn that the businessperson had offered the associate $10,000 to get Maryland law changed so that local businesses would be given priority for medical marijuana licenses. The associate offered to split the $10,000 with Glenn, who agreed to introduce legislation to get the law changed in exchange for a payment of $5,000. The information alleges that in order to get the businessperson to make the $10,000 payment, Glenn subsequently sent the associate an e-mail pledging to take the lead in the effort to get the law changed so that Maryland residents received a preference for medical marijuana licenses. On August 23, 2018, the associate allegedly gave Glenn $5,000 in cash during a meeting at a Baltimore restaurant.
Remember how we kept getting sold a bill of goods on how legalizing drugs would get rid of organized crime?
The only thing it did was turn government into a protection racket for drug dealers. It’s a whole lot worse in California than Baltimore. And just wait until Illinois gets started.
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