gun violence

September 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin to Host Gun Safety Rally Tuesday in Silver Spring

On Tuesday evening at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will host a vigil to remember gun violence victims and a rally to demand gun safety action. The rally starts at 7 p.m. and will feature U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, and guests from Moms Demand […]

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August 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Políticos Locales Reaccionan a los Tiroteos Masivos del Fin de Semana

Los líderes del Congreso del Condado de Montgomery recurrieron a Twitter para expresar sus reacciones a los tiroteos masivos en Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas y Dayton, Ohio. “No podemos permitir llegar al punto en que el horror no horrorice. Debemos enfrentarnos al odio y a los terroristas domésticos. Los que se niegan a tomar […]

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August 5, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Local Politicians React to the Weekend’s Mass Shootings

Montgomery County’s congressional leaders turned to Twitter to express their reactions to the mass shootings in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. “We cannot allow ourselves to reach the point where horror does not horrify. We must stand up to hate and domestic terrorists. Those who refuse to take action to stop the […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Headlines from the 2018-2019 School Year

With today being the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students, MyMCMedia looks back at the headlines from the 2018-2019 school year. The year was marked by the assault scandal at Damascus High School, and a number of hate incidents. MyMCMedia coverage included a number of student achievers, whether they were excelling […]

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June 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Pays Respect to Officer Kyle Olinger

Hundreds gathered at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney on Wednesday to pay respects to the late Kyle Olinger, a former Montgomery County police officer. Olinger died in April, almost 16 years after he was shot in the line of duty while performing a traffic stop in Silver Spring on Aug. 13, […]

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June 4, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Gaithersburg Mayor Declares June 7th ‘Gun Violence Awareness Day’

On Monday, the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council designated June 7th, 2019 as “Gun Violence Awareness Day,” or “Wear Orange Day.” Jennifer Stein and other representatives from Moms Demand Action, an anti-gun violence organization, accepted the proclamation. June 7th will be observed across the U.S. as a day of remembrance and activism against gun violence […]

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April 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Toxicity Pop-Up Museum Navigates Complicated Lives of Teens

Montgomery County Public Schools International Baccalaureate students have organized a pop-up museum to highlight how toxic behavior can be pervasive to a teen’s upbringing. The museum, which is open to the public in Bethesda on April 26 through April 28, explores the theme “Coming of Age in Toxicity.” View this post on Instagram MCPS’s IB […]

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April 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Flags Lowered to Honor Montgomery County Police Officer

Governor Larry Hogan ordered the United States and Maryland state flags to be lowered at half-staff Monday, to honor a Montgomery County police officer who died April 18. Officer Kyle Olinger, 53, was shot during a traffic stop in 2003, according to The Washington Post. The Post says he was in his second year serving […]

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March 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Clarksburg Students Trek to D.C. for Gun Control Walkout

Clarksburg High School students missed a day of school to march to D.C. and advocate for stronger gun safety measures. MCM’s Doug Tallman spoke Clarksburg students about what legislation they’d like to see come out of this walkout. The students include Alexis Carter-Steward, a junior; Aamna Siddiqui, a senior; and Zoe Tishaev, a junior. Watch […]

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March 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Student Walkout Against Gun Violence: The Story on Social Media

MCM’s reporter Jordan Lindsay is covering the student walkout against gun violence. Check out her videos and photos on social media from the event below. If you have any photos or videos from today’s march feel free to email them to Deirdre Byrne at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org. You can also tag us in your pictures on Facebook, […]

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