Attorney General Brian Frosh on Events in Baltimore
“The death of Freddie Gray was a tragedy. Perhaps it can lead us on a path toward progress. Violence, fires and looting will not get us there.
“The line from peaceful protest to looting and violence has, sadly, been crossed. The events in Baltimore are putting first responders and many in our community at risk. Destroying property and injuring citizens and law enforcement officers drives us apart.
“It is painful that the situation has deteriorated to the point where we need a state of emergency and and a curfew to restore order in Baltimore. But those decisions are necessary in the short term.
“The violence must stop. We must channel our energy peacefully, and work together to build the city and the state we want. Baltimore is a great city. Maryland is a great state. The actions of a few people perpetrating violence will not define us, and will not deter our important work to build our community and provide public safety and justice for all.
“The Office of the Attorney General is prepared to provide all necessary counsel and resources to respond to this emergency.”
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is calling for a statewide “Day of Prayer and Peace” on Sunday, May 3rd, following the weeklong demonstrations in Baltimore City. The governor released the following statement: “Just a few days ago, the people of Baltimore City, Maryland, and the entire nation watched as Baltimore was consumed by violence and tragedy. […]
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski issued the following statement after Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced criminal charges have been filed against six Baltimore City Police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray: “Baltimore citizens have consistently demanded truth and demanded justice. “Today the Baltimore City State’s Attorney announced criminal charges have been filed […]
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement in response to the indictment of six Baltimore City Police officers in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. “For the safety and well-being of all Baltimore residents, I strongly urge everyone to continue to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner in the days ahead. The […]
A Service of Solidarity and Prayer for Baltimore is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Rockville (UUCR). “Escalating inequality in America is a lived experience in our neighbor city of Baltimore. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Freddie Gray, and to […]
Montgomery County Police Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti talks about the role of the Special Events Response Team calling the Baltimore demonstrations a “unique incident” in this MyMCMedia Extra.
Another group of 49 members of the Montgomery County Police Special Events Response Team (SERT) headed to Baltimore Tuesday afternoon to help with the demonstrations and crowd control. The response included a bullet-resistant vehicle used to help in crowd control. Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti talks about the assistance from Montgomery County in this MyMCMedia Extra. A […]
In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett explains how Montgomery County is helping Baltimore restore peace.
In this MyMCMedia Extra, County Executive Isiah Leggett talks about the protests in Baltimore and how to handle that kind of situation.
Senator Ben Cardin issued the following statement on the situation in Baltimore: “We need to restore peace to our beloved Baltimore. I am fully committed to seeking justice for the death of Freddie Gray and support the efforts of thousands of Baltimoreans who have participated in non-violent protests and raised their voices in his memory. […]
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is touring the City of Baltimore today and last night he visited with some of the injured police officers and firefighters at the hospital. He posted a statement and photos (see below) on Facebook earlier today: “After leaving the Maryland Emergency Control Center late last night, I traveled to Shock Trauma […]