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July 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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President Obama Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Baton Rouge Police Officers

President Barack Obama has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from now until sunset on July 22nd. The president’s action is in honor of the victims of the attacks on police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag has been lowered to half-staff as well as no […]

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July 9, 2016 | Merlyn Reineke

MCM Editorial: The Fault is Not in Our Police But in Ourselves

On the evening of November 3, 2014, officers from the Montgomery County Park Police pulled over a large SUV near the Good Hope Recreation Center in Silver Spring. The driver of the vehicle was a 70-year-old African-American man, and as he stepped out of his SUV, he was confronted by one of the Park Police. […]

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July 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Executive Ike Leggett on Dallas Shootings

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has released a statement about the shootings in Dallas: “It is with profound sadness that we learn of the despicable ambush of police officers in Dallas, Texas. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those slain and wounded, as well as to their fellow officers. “We are […]

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