A New Sheriff in Town. A Conversation With New Annapolis Police Chief Scott Baker (E-48)

Newly minted Annapolis Police Chief Scott Baker sat down with us to talk about the future direction of the department. After a nationwide search, the Mayor decided the best choice was a cop right in the department (he was the #2 under former Chief Pristoop) and one that had the respect of the rank and file officers.

We discussed his vision and the differences between him and the older regime, the 30 plus outreach programs the Annapolis Police Department currently has, the relationship between the department and the council/mayor and the major issues facing him as Chief–opioids, gangs, and establishing a trust with the citizens of Annapolis.

What we did NOT talk about (because this news broke the day after we recorded) was the recent allegations surrounding a lawsuit that is to be filed alleging that an officer (who has since resigned) stole $1500 from a citizen during an incident. Nor did we discuss the latest incident involving “inappropriate contact” between an officer and a citizen involved in an incident.

Coming up….a talk with the organizers behind the Travis Manion Foundation 911 Heroes Run, former County Executive John R. Leopold, the Chairman of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, and crabcakes with the Aldermanic candidates for the City of Annapolis.

 

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Looking ahead–A series of Crabcakes with the candidates for Alderperson for the City of Annapolis, a conversation with the Travis Manion Foundation, Congressman John Sarbanes, an exclusive talk with Annapolis’ new police chief–Chief Scott Baker! And more!

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An Insider’s Conversation with The Capital’s Chase Cook (E-27)

This week on The Maryland Crabs we sit down with Chase Cook, the Annapolis reporter for The Capital.  Chase has his finger on the pulse of Annapolis government and he peels back the layers for us this week.

We talk about the recent firing of Police Chief Michael Pristoop (Mayor Pantelides spoke with us about that too) and crime in general. We jumped into the mess that is the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA). And finally we dug into the recently passed ordinance from Alderman Jared Littmann seeking additional protections to local immigrants. Does this make Annapolis a “sanctuary city?” We talk about it!

To dig even deeper, you can check out some of Chase’s recent work for The Capital on these topics:

Finally, if you want to follow him on Twitter–and you should….  @ChaseACook

Thanks this week to: Chesapeake Bay Trust, Homestead Gardens, Zachary’s Jewelers, and Anne Arundel Medical Center!

Thank you to everyone who wrote with suggestions for upcoming episodes. We are on it.
Coming up — another conversation with Gavin Buckley and his vision for Annapolis now that his campaign for Mayor is active, CANDIDATE Mike Pantelides, Travis Pastrana, Kevin Plank, PG County Executive Rushern Baker and….

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If you are just joining us…. make sure you check out some (or all) of our previous episodes? You really should. They could change your life. Granted, your life would have to be pretty bad. But still, we have some gems you will want to check out!  Most recently….

  • Working the Chesapeake Bay. We sat with Mary Ewenson who is the publisher of Prop Talk and Spin Sheet and sits on the Board of the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation to talk about working on the Bay. What jobs are there now and in the future. Also the Marine and Maritime Trades Career Fair that is happening on February 25th.
  • Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides talks about firing long-time chief of police Mike Pristoop, some of his accomplishments in his first three years and what he might hope to accomplish in a second terms if the voters will have him again!
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust. We crabbed with the Trust to see what they are up to and to talk about how you can help them without even realizing you are helping them!
  • The Annapolis Film Festival was our guest last week. Give it a listen and see how this huge event morphed from an idea into a multi-day event drawing thousands to our little sleepy town by the Bay.

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APD’s Chief Pristoop – On the Other Side of the Interrogation Table (E-15)

mdcrabs_250x250Crime is at an all-time high in Annapolis…or is it? Perception and statistics rarely align and Chief Pristoop joins the Crabs to muddle through both. From cameras to staffing and patrols to public housing, and how he’s going to spend the $1.25 million Christmas gift promised to him by the mayor, no subject is off-limits. And will they ever find John’s bike? Will John ever stop complaining about it?

If city crime is something you worry about, then you can’t miss this episode!

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Hey, have you listened to any of our previous episodes? You really should. They could change your life. Granted, your life would have to be pretty bad. But still, we have some gems you will want to check out!

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And coming up in the next few weeks….we are crabbing with Speaker of the House of Delegates Michael Busch, and then Governor Larry Hogan!  So, make sure you are subscribed!

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Here are links to some of the stuff we discussed. Got more…send us an email at info@themarylandcrabs.com

Is there another topic or question you want us to tackle? Maybe you want to yell at us? Or just say hello? Shoot us an email at info@themarylandcrabs.com or hit us up on Twitter at @MDCrabsPodcast. We have no lives, so hearing from listeners really makes our day.

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What’s the REAL Deal with Public Housing in Annapolis?

mdcrabs_250x250Public Housing has been in the news this year. Crime is up. Drug dealing is up. HACA, the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis has been under fire. Mayor Pantelides is the first Mayor in recent history to reach out and try to correct the course.

This week, we sit down and talk with Sandra Chapman who is a public housing resident and also chair of the HACA Board, and Chip Doordan, the former CEO of Anne Arundel Medical System who also serves on the board.

HACA has problems. They admit that they will not be solved overnight. But they have a plan and we crab about it. In the end, we did not solve the woes, but we see the vision and will revisit it again in six months to see how it is all working out!

THIS is a good one!

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Hey, have you listened to any of our previous episodes? You really should. They could change your life. Granted, your life would have to be pretty bad. But still, we have some gems you will want to check out!

Oh hell…just go back and listen to the ones you have not heard!  And PLEASE be sure to tell your friends about us!

Better yet, go to iTunes or Google Play and subscribe to our podcast and have them automatically delivered to your phone every time there is a new episode.

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Here are links to some of the stuff we discussed. Got more…send us an email at info@themarylandcrabs.com

So, what did you think?

Is there another topic or question you want us to tackle? Maybe you want to yell at us? Or just say hello? Shoot us an email at info@themarylandcrabs.com or hit us up on Twitter at @MDCrabsPodcast. We have no lives, so hearing from listeners really makes our day.

PLEASE Click to rate us and leave a comment on Google Play or  iTunes! That would go a long way to getting our podcast out there! While you are there—why not subscribe?

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Personally, on Twitter, find Tim at @timhamilton47 and John at @eyeonannapolis

The Maryland Crabs: Incompetence, Annoyance, and Overreach (E-6)

mdcrabs_250x250In this episode , John and Tim crab about Annapolis bureaucracy and power plays.

It looks like HACA has mismanaged a huge sum of money. Again. Is it incompetence or malfeasance? Is someone going to actually call them out on it?

No one likes paying for parking, which is why Tim moves his car five times a day. How is SP+ doing as the new kid on the (parking-restricted) block?

Downtown Annapolis is beautiful, to be sure. But are the folks who are in charge of keeping it that way overstepping their authority? The Historic Preservation Commission goes head-to-head with downtown restauranteur and mayoral candidate, Gavin Buckley.

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PLEASE Click to rate us and leave a comment on iTunes! That would go a long way to getting our podcast out there! While you are there—why not subscribe?

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