hate crime

February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Bill Introduced Would Require Public Universities to Report Hate-Based Incidents

A bill before the Maryland House of Delegates aims to prevent hate-bias incidents at colleges and universities. The legislation, introduced Jan. 26 and sponsored by a number of delegates, would require public institutions of higher education to implement and develop programs to prevent hate-based incidents and provide training in cultural diversity. If the law passes, schools […]

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June 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Announces Security Grant Guidelines For Faith-Based Groups

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced the guidelines for a new grant program aimed to help faith-based groups that have experienced hate crimes in the county make security improvements. The grant program titled, “Faith-based Facilities Security Improvement Grant,” is a one-time program of $225,000 that was approved by the Montgomery County Council in response to […]

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May 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Police Chief Tom Manger Says Hate Crimes Increased by 32 Percent

After the second bomb threat was made to the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, the U.S. Department of Justice reached out to staff to see how they could be of assistance. “I said ‘well  I think it would be great if we could have a program that would educate our community and bring […]

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Reports 17 Percent Increase in Hate Crimes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In a video message posted online today, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger reports a 17 percent increase in hate crimes and bias incidents in Montgomery County. According to Manger, there have been 62 incidents reported to the police department this year. He said the hate crimes are generally motivated by race, religion, or sexual […]

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October 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Olney Assault

Montgomery County police are investigating an assault that happened on Oct. 22nd. Police believe the incident is hate based. According to police, at 2:50 a.m. officers responded to an assault in progress at the Greene Turtle bar and restaurant located at 18101 Town Center Drive. Police said that a preliminary investigation revealed that a group of four […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski Releases Statement on Orlando Shootings

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski has issued the following statement on the mass shooting this weekend in Orlando, Florida: “This is a national tragedy. I join Maryland and the nation in offering my deepest condolences, prayers and heartfelt sympathies to the families, loved ones and communities of those killed in this senseless act of violence […]

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December 11, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Local Muslim-Americans Raise Concerns About Discrimination at County Meeting (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence held a special meeting at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring on Dec. 10th. Local Muslim-Americans voiced their concerns about issues impacting the community in light of recent terrorist attacks. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. Related Posts: 

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December 11, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Muslim Community Members Speak About Discrimination Concerns at County Meeting (PHOTOS)

Dozens of Muslim community members attended a special meeting, held by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence, at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring  on Thursday. The meeting provided an opportunity for local Muslim-Americans to speak out about the discrimination the community is facing to County officials and police […]

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August 27, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Police Investigate Hate Crime Vandalism in Olney and Rockville (VIDEO)

UPDATED, Aug. 28, 5:56 p.m. – : Montgomery County Police said swastikas were painted on two-speed cameras and a community neighborhood sign in Olney and Rockville.  Police said, on Aug. 26 around 6 a.m., a Montgomery County police officer noticed a large green-colored swastika painted on a county speed camera.  According to a post on […]

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August 4, 2015 | Cindy Peña

Family of Montgomery Village Murder Victim Plead for Public’s Help (VIDEO)

The family of Bradley Colmes, who  was beaten outside his Montgomery Village home in June, are pleading for help from the public to identify the attacker(s).  Colmes was brutally beaten on the night of June 12 as he was taking out his trash.  He died in the hospital a few days later.  At this point, police […]

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