hate crime

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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October 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Olney Assault

Montgomery County police are investigating an assault that happened on Oct. 22nd. Police believe the incident is hate based. According to police, at 2:50 a.m. officers responded to an assault in progress at the Greene Turtle bar and restaurant located at 18101 Town Center Drive. Police said that a preliminary investigation revealed that a group of four […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski Releases Statement on Orlando Shootings

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski has issued the following statement on the mass shooting this weekend in Orlando, Florida: “This is a national tragedy. I join Maryland and the nation in offering my deepest condolences, prayers and heartfelt sympathies to the families, loved ones and communities of those killed in this senseless act of violence […]

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December 11, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Local Muslim-Americans Raise Concerns About Discrimination at County Meeting (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence held a special meeting at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring on Dec. 10th. Local Muslim-Americans voiced their concerns about issues impacting the community in light of recent terrorist attacks. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. Related Posts: 

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December 11, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Muslim Community Members Speak About Discrimination Concerns at County Meeting (PHOTOS)

Dozens of Muslim community members attended a special meeting, held by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence, at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring  on Thursday. The meeting provided an opportunity for local Muslim-Americans to speak out about the discrimination the community is facing to County officials and police […]

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August 27, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Police Investigate Hate Crime Vandalism in Olney and Rockville (VIDEO)

UPDATED, Aug. 28, 5:56 p.m. – : Montgomery County Police said swastikas were painted on two-speed cameras and a community neighborhood sign in Olney and Rockville.  Police said, on Aug. 26 around 6 a.m., a Montgomery County police officer noticed a large green-colored swastika painted on a county speed camera.  According to a post on […]

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August 4, 2015 | Cindy Peña

Family of Montgomery Village Murder Victim Plead for Public’s Help (VIDEO)

The family of Bradley Colmes, who  was beaten outside his Montgomery Village home in June, are pleading for help from the public to identify the attacker(s).  Colmes was brutally beaten on the night of June 12 as he was taking out his trash.  He died in the hospital a few days later.  At this point, police […]

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April 17, 2015 | Aline Barros

Gaithersburg Teen Charged With Shaare Torah Vandalism Regrets His Actions (VIDEO)

It was an emotional interview for Sebastian Espinoza-Carranza at his home in Gaithersburg. The teen was arrested and charged with vandalizing a Gaithersburg synagogue. The 18-year-old teen says he is not a racist person and that he is really sorry. The congregation’s surveillance video helped lead police to Spinoza-Carranza. It shows him allegedly spray painting swastikas, […]

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April 15, 2015 | Aline Barros

Vandalism Suspect: “I Really Regret What I Did, I’m Really Sorry” (VIDEO)

In an interview outside his Gaithersburg home today, the 18-year-old charged with vandalism at the Shaare Torah synagogue says he is not a racist person and that he is really sorry. “I want to say that I really regret what I did and I’m really sorry. I shouldn’t have done it. … I’m not a […]

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April 15, 2015 | Krista Brick

Spiegel on Arrest in Vandalism Case (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Ryan Spiegel, Gaithersburg City Council vice president and member of the Shaare Torah Synagogue in Lakelands shares his thoughts about the arrest of  a Gaithersburg teen for alleged vandalism at the synagogue. Related:

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