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November 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Chief Jones on Flag Controversy: I’m Trying to ‘Bring the Sides Together’

Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones weighed in on the Thin Blue Line Flag controversy on Friday night. After he was officially sworn in as police chief at Gaithersburg High School, Jones told MyMCMedia that his goal to work through the strong feelings on both sides of the debate. Jones noted that the flag has […]

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November 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Hogan Responds to Elrich Over Thin Blue Line Flag Controversy

The debate over the Thin Blue Line flag continued at the opening of the new Biomedical Sciencing and Engineering Building at the Universities at Shady Grove on Thursday. Gov. Larry Hogan, who was at the grand opening in Rockville, commented on Elrich’s decision to ban the flag from being displayed at Montgomery County police stations. […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Stands By Decision to Prohibit Divisive Flag

County Executive Marc Elrich met with members of the media Monday afternoon and doubled down on his decision to prohibit a Thin Blue Line flag from being displayed at the Germantown District police station. Elrich said his problem with the flag is that it’s been appropriated by Blue Lives Matter, a media group started in […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Takes Aim at Elrich for Banning ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag

Gov. Larry Hogan has taken aim at County Executive Marc Elrich’s decision to ban a “Thin Blue Line” flag from being hung at the Germantown District police station. On Oct. 30, Montgomery County Police Department tweeted a photo of a wooden Thin Blue Line flag crafted by a young boy as a gift to Germantown […]

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