Here we see media calling this great stuff-----UnderArmour expanding these global corporate campus satellites all over Baltimore all tied to being that job trainer-----public education-----apprenticeship tracker. We hear in this video Wall Street Baltimore Development 'labor and justice' organizations already moving to partner with this global corporate campus structure. It is of course what Foreign Economic Zones in Asia look like where Asian citizens are connected to corporations in every aspect of their lives----THAT IS THE GOAL HERE IN US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES.
It's called TOTALITARIANISM-----far-right authoritarian corporate SOCIALISM.
OH, WOW---THIS CAPTURE OF ALL THINGS BALTIMORE BY TWO GLOBAL CORPORATIONS LIKE HOPKINS AND UNDERARMOUR IS REALLY NEAT AND COOL.
THIS IS IT FOLKS----RIGHT HERE IN BALTIMORE
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Inverted totalitarianism is a term coined by political philosopher Sheldon Wolin in 2003 to describe the emerging form of government of the United States. Wolin believed that the United States is increasingly turning into an illiberal democracy, and uses the term "inverted totalitarianism" to illustrate similarities and differences between the United States governmental system and totalitarian regimes such as Nazi Germany and the Stalinist Soviet Union. In Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco, inverted totalitarianism is described as a system where corporations have corrupted and subverted democracy and where economics trumps politics. In inverted totalitarianism, every natural resource and every living being is commodified and exploited to collapse as the citizenry is lulled and manipulated into surrendering their liberties and their participation in government through excess consumerism and sensationalism.
Under Armour ponders brick-and-mortar sales in an internet age
Caption Under Armour re-imagines a community center in East Baltimore
Caption Basketball players' successful shoe lines
Natalie ShermanContact ReporterBaltimore Sun
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank: "We must find ways to be compelling in-store."Under Armour is looking for new ways to make in-person shopping exciting, as customers increasingly make purchases online, CEO Kevin Plank said at a real estate conference in New York City this week.
The Baltimore-based sports apparel brand has started installing what it calls a "greatest hits wall" that has as its focus a rotating device that looks something like a slot machine to highlight different products. The company also has developed shopping apps that allow customers to scan items in a store with their phones, which then shows videos featuring the firm's athletes.
"None of us believes that retail will ever go away," Plank said in his speech Monday at the International Council of Shopping Centers. "As we all battle with what mobile is going to mean and what e-commerce is going to mean to us, we must find ways to be compelling in-store, ensuring that physical reality stays exciting."
The article above announced with great FANFARE by Baltimore's captured media talks of 30 of these UnderArmour satellites-----each having UnderArmour cafes----UnderArmour Fitness Centers----UnderArmour athletic ware-----UnderArmour donates public school uniforms with their logos-----backpacks---in exchange for almost a billion dollars in TAXPAYER SUBSIDY.
Think about the Affordable Care Act privatizing away our Federal Medicare and Medicaid----sending all public health trusts--from Veteran's Administration to Federal, state, and local government employee health care plans into these private state health systems where over 80% going to 90% of Americans will be pushed to PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE ONLY. WELLNESS MANDATED BY MANDATED HEALTH INSURANCE.
So, global Johns Hopkins/KAISER already has monopoly control growing in Baltimore and it would tie all Baltimore citizens to health care plans mandating UNDERARMOUR WELLNESS CENTER routines. VOILA----now UnderArmour gets that Medicare/Medicaid health care funding----all that WRAP-AROUND SERVICES funding tied to schools----
THIS IS WHAT BALTIMORE CITY HALL POLS ARE REFERRING TO WHEN THEY SAY ONCE CLOSING PUBLIC COMMUNITY REC CENTERS---NOW THEY ARE GOING TO OPEN THEM ONLY THEY WILL NOW BE CONTROLLED BY CORPORATE NON-PROFITS LIKE THIS UNDERARMOUR CENTER.
Then think about the RACE TO THE TOP----where complete privatization of our K-12 sends all that Federal education funding to UnderArmour corporate campus job training and education centers-----with pre-K testing tied to global corporate campus Johns Hopkins having that appointed panel telling parents and students just where JOHNNY WILL BE TRACKED K-CAREER COLLEGE. UnderArmour of course will be one of those vocational school campuses receiving what used to be public school funds.
THINK WHAT HAPPENS TO WE THE PEOPLE WHEN A GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUS OF JOHNS HOPKINS AND UNDERARMOUR with satellite centers in all communities become ALMOST THE ONLY EMPLOYER!
This was written in 2010----since then these UnderArmour cafes are opening in most communities----and indeed they will push out of business local cafe owners......
Business & Developmentby Brew Editors1:41 pmFeb 25, 2010
New Under Armour Cafe leaves neighboring eateries hungry for customers
Tension has broken out this week over at Tide Point over something pretty simple….lunch.
According to Locust POV, it all started with Under Armour’s recent decision to open an in-house cafeteria at its Tide Point campus this week: “the Hungry and Humble Cafe.”
Hungry employees seem to like it, POV reports, but nearby restauratuers….eh, not so much. They complain that their business is waay off. With the sluggish economy and some companies in the area laying people off, small businesses there are already hurting, they told POV.
For those not knowing Chinese Foreign Economic Zone SHENZHEN was conceptualized by global Wall Street and CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA global neoliberalism. The global 1% and their 2% play with political labels like communism---socialism ---left of center social democracy----corporate state vs communist state. We have called China TOTALITARIAN because the politburo controlled all Chinese corporations ----state corporations. The Chinese politburo has been these decades millionaires and billionaires. They are simply extremely rich while keeping their Chinese citizens extremely poor by PRETENDING to be left communists.
Here we see the global security forces and surveillance structures found in all Foreign Economic Zones---now coming to US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zones. Is it a coincidence that the blocks in Washington DC harboring Johns Hopkins SAIS---and Brookings Institution is called the GOLDEN TRIANGLE? Of course not.
This is the MASTER PLAN US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES unfolding in Baltimore with Baltimore City Hall and Maryland Assembly pols MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD NEW CITY policies. Wall Street Baltimore Development 'labor and justice' organizations bring out the old, children, labor, relgious leaders, black, brown, and white to cheer these very, very, very, very, very bad policies.
'The Chinese city of Shenzhen is serving as the testing grounds for Golden Shield. With more than 200,000 surveillance cameras already installed — and that number expected to rise to two million cameras in three years, Shenzhen’s citizens will likely be the most “watched” people in the world'.
Chinese Totalitarianism, American-Style
07/31/2008 07:12 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
John W. Whitehead Attorney, President of The Rutherford Institute, and author of ‘Battlefield America’
“Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.”—Thomas Jefferson
“China is becoming more like us in very visible ways (Starbucks, Hooters, cellphones that are cooler than ours),” observed Naomi Klein in Rolling Stone in May 2008, “and we are becoming more like China in less visible ones (torture, warrantless wiretapping, indefinite detention, though not nearly on the Chinese scale).”
Klein’s expose, “China’s All-Seeing Eye,” sheds light on how U.S. defense contractors have been helping China build the prototype for a high-tech police state that will be put to the test with the upcoming Beijing Olympics. It’s a must-read for anyone who is concerned that one more terrorist attack is all it will take for the U.S. to cross over into a totalitarian police state.
The reach of the technology being implemented is alarming. Think electronic concentration camps, complete with high-tech surveillance systems and internet and cell phone censorship programs. What is more disconcerting is the extent to which U.S. companies have helped China oppress its people.
In the wake of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, Congress actually passed legislation that was intended to prevent U.S. companies from helping Chinese authorities suppress human rights and democracy. Since then, American corporations have been working to side-step the prohibition while exploiting every loophole and simultaneously lobbying Congress to lift the restrictions and allow them free play in China’s homeland security market.
This includes security and communications giants such as IBM, General Electric, United Technologies, Honeywell, DuPont and Motorola, as well as technology giants such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. The motivation, of course, is money. According to Klein, “the global homeland-security business is now worth an estimated $200 billion — more than Hollywood and the music industry combined.” Thus, for the sake of greed, these companies have become turncoats to freedom, completely selling out America’s once-cherished ideals of democracy.
Take Operation Golden Shield, for instance, a massive surveillance system tied into a central database containing photos and information on every Chinese citizen. This intelligence project will give the Chinese government the unprecedented ability to track the movements and activities of its citizens. Coincidentally, the American mastermind behind the facial-recognition software being used by China dubbed his plan for a similarly vast security network in the U.S. “Operation Noble Shield.”
“The end goal,” says Klein, “is to use the latest people-tracking technology—thoughtfully supplied by American giants like IBM, Honeywell and General Electric — to create an airtight consumer cocoon: a place where Visa cards, Adidas sneakers, China Mobile cellphones, McDonald’s Happy Meals, Tsingtao beer and UPS delivery (to name just a few of the official sponsors of the Beijing Olympics) can be enjoyed under the unblinking eye of the state, without the threat of democracy breaking out.”
The Chinese city of Shenzhen is serving as the testing grounds for Golden Shield. With more than 200,000 surveillance cameras already installed — and that number expected to rise to two million cameras in three years, Shenzhen’s citizens will likely be the most “watched” people in the world. Every camera in the city will be networked to one central location that will be armed with the latest facial recognition software from the American company L-1 Identity Solutions. The system will be able to scan a face and match it to a picture from the central database in a matter of seconds. To supplement the cameras, Chinese citizens will be required to carry electronic national ID cards that are also linked to the central database, giving China an unprecedented ability to track its citizens — only one small step removed from a total Orwellian security state.
China, of course, has been moving in this direction for a long time. Its handling of the Tibetan riots earlier this year is just a precursor of what it hopes to accomplish in terms of eradicating dissent, limiting access to “dangerous” information and controlling its population. As Klein noted, “every supposedly liberating tool of the Information Age — cellphones, satellite television, the Internet — [was] transformed into a method of repression and control.” For example, internet access was cut off and outgoing cell phone calls were blocked, while residents found themselves besieged with propaganda text messages from government officials. Video footage pulled from surveillance cameras was also edited to make the Tibetan protesters appear to be the aggressors; still images were posted on the internet as part of an all-out manhunt to capture the demonstrators.
The amazing thing about all this is that American taxpayers are funding China’s authoritarian efforts. Our taxes fund research grants for companies like L-1 Identity Solutions, which in turn sell the technology to China, which then uses it to quell freedom and dissent. Other companies are reportedly just as guilty of selling out: Google built a special Chinese search engine that blocks sensitive material, Microsoft took down political blogs at the behest of the Chinese government, and Yahoo! has handed over e-mail account information that led to the arrest and imprisonment of a high-profile Chinese journalist, to mention just a few.
And if you think what happens in China stays in China, you’d better think again. As Klein warns, “The global corporations currently earning superprofits from this social experiment are unlikely to be content if the lucrative new market remains confined to cities such as Shenzhen. Like everything else assembled in China with American parts, Police State 2.0 is ready for export to a neighborhood near you.”
Make no mistake: what we see in China today is the prototype for an electronic concentration camp in the U.S. The groundwork has already been laid. American cities keep installing greater numbers of surveillance cameras. The government continues to amass record amounts of data on its citizens through the use of private data-mining companies. And American telecommunications companies have been given a “Get Out of Jail Free” card, by way of congressional legislation, retroactively pardoning them for illegally turning over customer information to the National Security Agency. If the government can simply order the telecommunications companies to take illegal actions with no repercussions, what’s to stop it from ordering them to shut down cellular service during protests in America?
“I don’t know of an intelligence-gathering operation in the world that, when given a new toy, doesn’t use it,” remarked Steve Vickers, a former head of criminal intelligence for the Hong Kong police who now leads a consulting firm. This is as true for the United States as it is for China. If American security organizations are given the same tools as the Chinese, there is no reason to think they will not use them to the same extent.
The article below is too long to post but please Google it to see what was in the 1990s THE MASTER PLANS in designating US cities as Foreign Economic Zones under Clinton. Clinton was the one pushing this corporatization of our public universities and public schools AND he was the one installing this concept of vocational K-career college apprenticeships to global corporations because that is the model used overseas in Asian Foreign Economic Zones. Here we see the term used in Baltimore and I'm sure across the US------universities as ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS. Well, if all the universities are global research corporations as in Baltimore or being ready to be enfolded into that research campus---if all the Wall Street Development Corporation COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS are led by global Wall Street players---then that model of UNIVERSITY AS ANCHOR becomes total control by this global corporate campus. As Clinton and global Wall Street says----no more Federalism needed as governing becomes GOVERNANCE. Not much WE THE PEOPLE in GOVERNANCE. Not much WE THE PEOPLE in global corporate campuses and their corporate research universities.
CONGRESS CREATED THESE DESIGNATIONS BACK AT END OF CLINTON BEGINNING OF BUSH----ALL FAR-RIGHT WING GLOBAL WALL STREET ECONOMICS.
There are those terms almost all Americans have learned to hate----both Republican and Democrat----that PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP and here is that term for global CITY STATE----
-'that make up what Brookings Institution studies of
metropolitan America call “city-regions” '
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
, Volume 17, Number 3, p. 7, (2013)
Eugenie Birch, David C. Perry, and Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.
Much has been made recently of the role of place-based
institutions in the development of cities and regions
(AITF, 2009). In fact, the whole notion of the “city”
as a “region” is becoming rather compatible with the broader
21st century geography of “urban”
(Brookings Institution, 2008)
For humans, the whole concept of the “urban” is taking on a species-(re)defining nature. Almost everyone, especially beginning with the work of geographer David Clark (2002)
and moving forward to demographers, such as the United Nations’ global specialist George Martine (2007), suggests that the human species has been forever altered—with more people now living in “urban” rather than rural settlements. Everyone in this emerging urban majority may not live in a city’s downtown district, but everyone does live in some form of conurbation or metropolitan city or region.
Just as the social and demographic conditions of everyday life
for a majority of humans are shifting in the early 21st century, so too
are the governmental structures related to these residential groups.
In no place is this shift in the metropolis of human settlements more apparent than in the United States, where the conditions of policy nostrums and practices of the central federal government have increasingly “devolved” or otherwise shifted to the state and, especially, the local levels.
Practitioners and scholars alike call this the shift from government to “governance.” Presidents, starting with Harry S. Truman and ending with Bill Clinton, have termed this ongoing re-definition of federalist government the move to what another president, Richard Nixon, most brazenly called the “new federalism” (Biles, 2011).
At the local level, with the fiscal and structural re-invention of the local state well advanced, two operative words have become popular: “partnership” (between institutions, both private and public) and “privatization”—the outsourcing of policies and outright selling of services to private sector providers.
In the midst of such devolutionary and/or privatizing shifts
to the local state, or what is called in Europe the “localization” of
the central state (Gaffikin & Morrissey, 2011), the re-invigoration of
“place” has become increasingly apparent. Even more clear has been the “paradox” that such reinvigoration of place in the service of the human species creates in the “space of flows”
(Castells, 1997, p. 378) between and among the nodes of the “globalizing network societies” (Castells, 1997) of modern city/regions. Some practitioners call this the emergence of a global-local political economy
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, and they shorten the entire frame of political economic reference with the term “glocalization.” However such practice is contextualized going forward in the 21st century, the
role of place and the place-based institutions of cities and regions
will be recast in new importance as one of the driving conditions
of modern urban development and change.
Although market institutions and the corporate and productive capacities they offer are certainly central to the modern
development of place, non-market, place-based institutions are
also key “anchors” of place, for by their practices, they “root” or otherwise “moor” the people of the urban in place. The role of such anchor institutions is not static or un-dynamic. In fact, it is just the opposite—grounded in geographic fluidity
(Bauman, 1999), or what social scientist Paul Ylvisaker once called the “elastic meanings” (Ylvisaker, 1989, Chapter 2)
Good examples of such place-based anchor institutions are universities, hospitals (“eds and meds” as the University of Pennsylvania’s Ira Harkavy calls them in
AITF, 2009), community foundations, local governments, and key
infrastructure services. All these and more have the potential to be exemplars of such urban anchor institutions—at once “fluid” and dynamic and, at the same time, rooted in place. Hank Webber and Michael Karlström (2009) suggest that such institutions and the conditions they exhibit are key to the geography of place and thereby “anchor” the community in real and palpable ways, saying that “anchor institutions are those non-profit or corporate entities that, by reason of mission, invested capital, or relationships to customers or employees, are geographically tied to a certain location” (p. 4).
Readers will learn from many of the authors in the essays of
this thematic issue of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and
Engagement that the leadership of such place-based institutions seeks to understand and evolve their impact on their urban and rural communities. The question for all local anchor institutions is:
What do anchor institutions do to advance their communities’
As the title of this collection and the topics of the essays suggest, this is a thematic issue dedicated to the role of the university
as a place-based, urban anchor institution. The literature tells us,
as suggested above, that the notion of “urban” now stretches well
beyond city limits, including the regions (suburban, ex-urban, and
peri-urban) that make up what Brookings Institution studies of
metropolitan America call “city-regions”
(Brookings Institution, 2008)
It is important to underscore the evolving contextual geographies
of the actors in the essays that follow by suggesting that the spatial
immobility of anchor institutions in central cities was considered
Obama and Clinton neo-liberals set the stage for the closing of all US public universities with the plan to enfold them into private global IVY LEAGUE corporate campuses. The policies doing that----tying hiring quotas to whether universities were productive and qualify for Federal funding----states did the same---at the very time sending hundreds of billions of Federal spending to build research facilities on campuses of those IVY LEAGUES assuring they would control hiring. This was of course aimed at ending access to liberal arts and humanities for WE THE PEOPLE. This is why we have been shouting that a US city deemed Foreign Economic Zone---like Baltimore will see all those public universities---like Coppin/Morgan State, University of Maryland Medical System, University of Baltimore, Baltimore City Community College-----all these once strong public universities will see less and less and less funding--with the economic crash from US Treasury and municipal bond debt fraud killing all government funding resources. See that happening in our K-12 public schools as well? This is why a Baltimore City Center will be one great big GLOBAL JOHNS HOPKINS CORPORATE CAMPUS----BLOOMBERG UNIVERSITY TO THE WORLD---with each university campus creating its own industrial tracking---like PEABODY is to music----MICA is to art-----U of Baltimore and UMMS Law School is to global corporate law---but all these once independent entities will fall under one employment category---
THIS IS CALLED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT----GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUS SOCIALISM-----WHERE GLOBAL WALL STREET CARES FOR ITS HUMAN CAPITAL.
We are saying in all industries in the US------chairs are being removed regarding climbing the economic ladder. Middle-management was downsized-----corporate R and D are being downsized----middle-class professionals like teachers, health care, union laborers, even politicians being downsized as US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zones create fewer voting districts---these pols aren't working for us anyway ===all the public policy, public agencies being run out of these global corporate campuses. When schools are consolidated under global online charter chains there goes those employees and here we see what has been happening as our universities go corporate. Those once university department heads are now CEOs overseeing all that FREE LABOR ----they are earning salaries like any global executive while all other employees are heading towards $20-30 a day.
Charts: When College Presidents Are Paid Like CEOsAs higher ed becomes more corporate, administrators' salaries are rising while their employees' are staying flat.
Jaeah Lee and Maggie SevernsSep. 5, 2013 5:00 AM
It's been a tough few years for people working in higher ed: As the recession hit, pay for faculty stagnated, and schools have been struggling with budget cuts and the rising cost of providing education. There's one notable exception to this trend: Pay (and perks) for college presidents is on the rise. There are a lot of possibilities as to why this is happening, and none of them make the world of higher education look very good.
In the past, universities have made the case that incentives—often in the form of exit bonuses, deferred compensation, and loan forgiveness—are necessary to attract top talent, particularly highly skilled, and oftentimes high-profile, administrators. Yet some incentives simply cross the line, says Claire Potter, a professor at the New School who writes frequently about salaries for college administrators. Providing faculty with mortgages for homes is a common practice, she explains, but a few colleges have taken to forgiving those mortgages, essentially turning a loan into a cash payment. "There are two kinds of mortgages in play," Potter says. "One is the type that the university cosigns for you to get faculty in. The other is to give them a mortgage that essentially puts money in people's pockets."
Potter thinks the need to attract top talent is understandable, but within bounds. "As soon as you are getting extreme compensation at the expense of others, that's when it becomes a problem." Depending on the type of institution, between 2011 and 2012 a university president made about three times as much as a typical full-time professor at public schools. At private institutions, a president made about four times as much as a typical professor.
Part-time and adjunct professors, who make up a growing share of faculty, earn just a fraction of what executives make, at about $2,700 per course. A part-time professor with a master's degree teaching eight courses makes about $19,200 annually, according to a recent survey by the Coalition on the Academic Workforce. "Universities have so radically increased their use of part-time employees to do teaching and other services," says Cary Nelson, a former president of the American Association of University Professors who teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Many of those people are simply no longer earning a living wage."
The number of presidents who make more than $1 million is also on the rise, and is no longer limited to private universities. As of this year, four presidents of public colleges are making more than $1 million, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education analysis.
Meanwhile, financial perks for executives are becoming more common and more extravagant. Nelson and Potter see a variety of factors contributing to this: For one, executive pay across many industries has risen sharply in recent years, and universities are run more like businesses than they were in the past. An underlying cause may be the composition of college boards of trustees, which are increasingly made up of high-powered individuals from the corporate world as opposed to a broader mix of alumni. In 2010, trustees with "business occupations"—including executives and administrators of a large corporation; a banking, financial, insurance, or real estate company; or a small business—made up about 42 percent of trustees at public university and 53 percent of those at private institutions, according to the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
"Often the trustees of universities are themselves CEOs," wrote the authors of a 2006 study in the Journal of Higher Education that looked at the potential influence of university trustees who also serve on corporate boards. "The salaries of CEOs have risen dramatically in the past decade. Where the networks of corporate directors and trustees are dense and overlapping, as CEO compensation in the corporate sector increases, a similar logic may well be applied to CEO compensation in private universities."
In 1994, the study's authors write, two private research university presidents made more than $500,000 (more than $788,000 in current dollars). By 2003, there were 42. While public institutions lag behind private ones—in 2004, 17 presidents of public research institutions were members of the "$500,000 Club"—they are likely to adopt similar practices over time. "The market for presidents spans private and public sectors, and so long as supplemental private resources are available, allows the publics to use private sector practices to leverage their boards for similar compensation packages."
As executive compensation packages become more lavish at some universities, it sets new standards for what's acceptable across the field, Nelson says. "You end up with a labor force in higher education that's very comparable to that of a corporation that is simply seeking to extract labor at the lowest possible cost. Is that the ethical model that higher education should emulate?"
Look how Baltimore's far-right wing global Foreign Economic Zone pols always make these repressive ONE WORLD policies sound left social democratic----its all about library and bus passes only when it really is about this same Chinese security surveillance system
'To supplement the cameras, Chinese citizens will be required to carry electronic national ID cards that are also linked to the central database, giving China an unprecedented ability to track its citizens — only one small step removed from a total Orwellian security state'.
Of course the growing job category in Baltimore is military ---policing---security all global corporations as with any global Foreign Economic Zone
Baltimore City ID cards would benefit students, homeless and illegal immigrants if bill passes
4:32 PM, Nov 28, 2016
7:45 AM, Nov 29, 2016
WMARBALTIMORE, Md. - A new bill would give Baltimore residents the option to get a city ID card, allowing access to recreation centers, libraries and even the ability to open a bank account.
Sponsor Councilman Brandon Scott said this bill started with Baltimore City Public School students.
"Now the school system is issuing IDs that they can use on the bus and once we pass this legislation, they can use this ID to get their library cards, you know Pratt Library, to gain access to a rec. center of Baltimore City as well," he said.
Scott said this could save the city money, by issuing only one, universal, card instead of three or four to each student.
After looking at similar programs in Washington D.C. and New York, Scott and the city council expanded the bill to include adults.
"Homeless people are never going to have the documentation needed to get a state ID and when you talk about victims of domestic violence, a young woman who's been beaten by her husband and she ran away in the middle of the night. You're never going back to that house to get the information needed to get a state ID because you simply don't and shouldn't have to do that," Scott said.
He added recently released criminals and illegal immigrants would also benefit from the card.
"A lot of focus is on the immigrant population because of the President Elect. While that is a very important part of this, for me, we need to protect the immigrants that we have here, we have to protect the refugees that we have here," Scott said.
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The card would also cut down on arrests, according to Scott, saying many people are arrested simply because they don't have a valid ID.
To get an ID, Baltimore residents can provide an array of information to the city. A few options are any valid U.S. ID, Social Security Number, Passport, Visa, a utility bill, or lease agreement.
One group against the bill, the Federation For American Immigration Reform, said these cards make it easier for illegal immigrants to get services. FAIR Media Director Ira Mehlman said this bill "seems to be primarily geared toward illegal aliens in Baltimore," and provides false identification with information the city can't verify.
Scott said the city will do its due diligence in verifying the information provided, if the bill passes. He said the information residents provide will then be destroyed once a card is issued, to protect the resident.
"We will not be collecting people's information and trying to do big brother with it," Scott said.
Mehlman said that is directly against the laws of the federal government, and would interfere with deportation efforts.
In Maryland, several groups, like CASA, ACLU, and the Mayor herself, support this bill. Scott said he is confident it will pass when the vote on Monday, Dec. 5 takes place.
From there, it will take about a year to implement the cards, according to Scott. He said the city is working to create discounts with stores to encourage more people to get the card, and he's working on making the card MTA applicable.
"There are so many people who need services and can't access them primarily because of identification," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in support of the card.
If approved, this could be the last bill the mayor signs into law.
#1 job category in Baltimore and Maryland is global security corporations especially tied to global security in US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zones----same thing installed in Chinese Foreign Economic Zones. Cyber-security is ONE WORLD SMART CITY SECURITY. Homeland security policies tied to ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE SMART CITIES----started under Bush but soared under Obama ----now we will have all this blamed on Trump who is the DICTATOR. All of these several years of Obama were extreme global corporate fascism yet this term has not been used until Trump.
All of these Baltimore-area cyber security firms are hiring
Mar 28, 2014, 7:30am EDT
Carolyn Proctor Research Director Baltimore Business JournalIt’s you against the bad guys — and technology is your weapon. Finding new and better ways to guard against cyber threats is crucially important these days, and new talent who are up for the challenge are in demand.
While surveying the cyber security companies around Baltimore for our annual Top 25 List, I also asked them all whether they are hiring in the coming months. Here are all of the affirmatives:
- Accuvant Inc.: a practice manager, managed services; a software engineer - information security; a talent coordinator
- Advanced Concepts Research Group LLC: a cyber threat intelligence SME, a CEO, a COO
- AirPatrol Corp.: sales, engineering and business development
- Anchor Technologies Inc.: a senior security consultant, a senior penetration tester, a senior security engineer
- Applied Technology Group: software engineers, systems engineers and a data scientist
- CTI/Continental Technologies Inc.: a solutions architect, a senior engineer, a marketing associate
- Cyber Cloud Technologies LLC: a systems administrator, a software developer, a Share Point developer
- CyberPoint International: a senior research analyst, a systems administrator, a software engineer
- Data Networks: a systems consultant, a data center optimization systems consultant, end user computing
- Exceptional Software Strategies Inc.: software and systems engineers, database engineers, cyber security professionals
- Farfield Systems Inc.: a security engineer, a Java programmer, a security architect
- General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions: senior software developers, sales managers
- Integrata Security: an embedded Linux developer, product marketing, head of sales
- IntelliGenesis LLC: software developers, malware analysts and cloud developers
- KEYW Corp.: a Java software engineer, a senior systems engineer, a cloud software engineer
- Light Point Security: a software engineer
- Metro Data Inc.: a mobile app developer, a network support engineer
- Planet Works Inc.: a cloud systems engineer, a cloud software engineer, a senior cloud software engineer
- RackTop Systems: a Kernel developer, a Python developer, a virtualization product engineer, a .NET software developer, virtual desktop engineers TS/SCI (three positions), sales for West Coast, North East and Central territories
- RedOwl Analytics Inc.: a front-end UI developer, an account executive, a product manager
- Resolute Technologies LLC: a cloud software engineer, cyber IT engineers (Linux, virtualization, system engineering, network engineering), an embedded/reverse engineer
- Ross Technologies Inc. (RTGX): systems engineers with cloud, data analytics, big data, Hadoop, network engineers with Linux
- SCD Information Technology LLC: network engineers and systems administrators
- South River Technologies Inc.: a content marketing manager, a software developer
- Strategic Resource Group Inc.: recruiters with a strong grounding in cyber technology positions
- SW Complete Inc.: a Java developer, a C++ developer, a cloud developer
- Tenable Network Security Inc.: a manager – small and medium market, technical product marketing managers, software developers
- ZeroFOX: a software engineer, a cyber security engineer/specialist, sales representatives