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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John Astle: Pilot and Senator! And Maybe Annapolis’ Next Mayor? (E-22)

Maryland State Senator John Astle has been serving in the State legislature for 35 years. This year may be his last as he has decided to run for Mayor of Annapolis. Does he have what it takes?

Senator Astle sits down with the Crabs and talks about the Red Coach Inn where he met his wife, his time in Viet Nam, the untimely death of his son, his time flying President Nixon, his proudest legislation, and of course the upcoming Mayoral election.

Hear the Senator call out the current Mayor, Mike Pantelides, for never speaking to the council. Listen as he tells us who will NOT get his Senate seat if he wins the election; and who to watch in the future.

And here’s a spoiler–he sees nothing on the horizon to stop Governor Hogan from a second term!

Thanks this week to: Homestead Gardens, Union Jacks, and Anne Arundel Medical Center!

Thank you to everyone who wrote with suggestions for upcoming episodes. We are on it.  Next week, we sit down with the founders of The Annapolis Film Festival. Beyond that, we talk to both Mayor and Candidate Pantelides, and, Dr. Jana Davis from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and a few more surprises. You will want to stay tuned every Thursday around noon!
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But 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….

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You can also hit us up on Twitter at @MDCrabsPodcast. We have no lives, so hearing from listeners really makes our day.

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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!

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

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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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The Maryland Crabs: The Three Amigos…With Walter Vasquez (E-7)

mdcrabs_250x250The numbers don’t lie. The Latino community is on the rise in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. And with elections on the horizon, they are positioned to make a big impact. This week, John and Tim speak with Walter Vasquez who is the “Godfather” for the Hispanic community in Annapolis and the proprietor of the Sin Fronteras restaurant.

Walter talks about his history, the upcoming Mayoral race and who the Hispanic community might support and why; and the proposed, ever-polarizing Crystal Spring development in Annapolis.

This episode ought to open your eyes a little bit!

Did you get a chance to listen to Sean O’Neill talking about the business climate in Annapolis? Or the one where we crab about the incompetence of HACA, parking in Annapolis, and the overreach of the Historic Preservation Commission? Check them out!

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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 iTunes! That would go a long way to getting our podcast out there! While you are there—why not subscribe?

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On Twitter, find Tim at @timhamilton47 and John at @eyeonannapolis