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May 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPD is Investigating Video Circulating on Twitter as ‘Hate Bias Incident’

Montgomery County Police Department tweeted Thursday that it’s investigating a video circulating on Twitter, showing a confrontation between a man and woman that occurred Wednesday in downtown Bethesda. In the video, the man uses racist rhetoric toward the woman. Police tweeted, “The MCPD is aware of the video circulating on social media of a ‘road […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Calls Whitman Students’ Racist Social Media Post ‘Severely Disturbing’

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday about the two Walt Whitman students who published a racist social media post over the weekend. The social media post, according to Whitman’s principal, Robert Dodd, included a picture of the two students wearing blackface; the caption for the post included the n-word. “This incident […]

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March 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Student Discovers Swastika in Bathroom at Bannockburn Elementary School

Kate Bradley, the principal of Bannockburn Elementary School in Bethesda, emailed parents Wednesday about a swastika and curse word found drawn inside a boys bathroom stall. According to Bradley, the “a 5th grade patrol” officer discovered the expletive and antisemitic symbol Tuesday in the bathroom located in Green Hallway, which is primarily for 4th and 5th-grade […]

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March 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Contest Announced for MCPS Students Aimed to Combat Hate

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced the launch of a new contest for MCPS students to aimed to combat hate at a recent Board of Education meeting. The contest titled, “United We Learn,” is in response to recent hate-based incidents around the county and country, according to Smith. Students will have […]

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November 18, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 18, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 18, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released a statement proposing a Liquor Control Authority. 2. Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will begin offering workshops on “How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government” this month. The first session is today at Germantown […]

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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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