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April 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich on Chauvin Verdict: ‘Hopefully it’s a Beginning of a Reckoning’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said he breathed a sigh of relief when he heard Tuesday’s jury verdict for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin; he was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd. “I think that verdict probably spared this country a lot of pain,” Elrich said during a media briefing Wednesday. “A […]

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April 21, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

‘We Have A Long Ways to Go’: Silver Spring Justice Coalition Reacts to Chauvin Guilty Verdicts

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all the counts he faced over the death of George Floyd. The trial has been closely watched across the world and set off reactions from people nationwide and here in Montgomery County. The Silver Spring Justice Coalition is made up of grassroots and faith-based organizations […]

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April 21, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Launches ‘No Arm Left Behind’ Vaccine Equity Initiative

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Wednesday that the state is launching an initiative called “No Arm Left Behind” which aims to ensure that every Marylander who wants a COVID-19 can get one. The initiative is an “all-hands-on-deck” effort to help seniors, college students, and employers across the state have access to the vaccine as soon […]

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April 21, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes Estatales y del Condado Reaccionan al Veredicto de Derek Chauvin

Los líderes estatales y del condado de Montgomery están reaccionando al veredicto en el juicio del ex oficial de policía de Minneapolis Derek Chauvin, quien el martes fue declarado culpable del asesinato de George Floyd. Chauvin fue declarado culpable de tres cargos: homicidio involuntario en segundo grado, homicidio en tercer grado y homicidio en segundo […]

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April 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County, State Leaders React to Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

Montgomery County and state leaders are reacting to the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who on Tuesday was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin was found guilty on all three of his charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin was convicted for killing Floyd, […]

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February 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Capital Crescent Cyclist Who Assaulted Three Young Adults Sentenced to Probation 

Anthony Brennan III, the Kensington man who was filmed and pleaded guilty to assaulting a group of young adults on the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda, was sentenced to three years probation on Tuesday. During a virtual sentencing, Brennan, 61, was ordered to serve one year of supervised probation followed by two years unsupervised. During […]

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December 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Cyclist Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Black Lives Matter Supporters on Capital Crescent Trail

Anthony Brennan, III, the Kensington man who was filmed in a physical confrontation with a group of young adults in June, pleaded guilty to three charges of second-degree assault on Wednesday. Brennan, 61,  will be sentenced Feb. 2, 2021, said Ramon Korionoff, spokesperson for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. This summer, a video of […]

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September 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 29 and it’s National Coffee Day. The election is also 35 days away… do you have a plan for voting? In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at the meeting’s agenda. […]

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August 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

57 Years Later, ‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’ March on Washington Kicks Off

Protesters continuing to push for racial justice took to the National Mall Friday for the March on Washington. Friday marked the 57th anniversary of a seminal moment in Civil Rights history. On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led the march to demand civil rights for Black people. It was there he delivered his iconic […]

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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Will Hold First Meeting Monday

The Montgomery County Reimagining Public Safety Task Force will have its first meeting Monday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. according to a statement from the county.  In late June, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced that he was creating the task force. He said he would hire an outside consultant to conduct a full review […]

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