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June 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Race-Based Vandalism Discovered at Elementary School in Clarksburg

Race-based words of hate were spray painted on a sidewalk and the roof by Wilson Wims Elementary School in Clarksburg, according to Montgomery County Police Department. According to Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department Fifth District Investigative Section, the two acts of vandalism occurred between June 17 and 18. On June 18, a school […]

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June 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Whitman Students Demand Expulsion of Students Charged in Racist Incident

Walt Whitman High School SGA members signed a Racism Accountability Letter demanding that the students involved with spray painting a noose and a racial slur on a utility shed near the school be expelled.  “We are calling on school administration to punish perpetrators of this crime and expel the two students who still attend Walt […]

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June 24, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Report Breaks Down Time Spent by MCPD Officers on Violent Crime

Police officers in Montgomery spent about 4% of their time responding to calls for violent crime, according to recent data. The New York Times recently conducted a review of wide-ranging data from three police departments across the country. Montgomery County was one of the departments reviewed and the numbers indicate a surprising trend. About 50% […]

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June 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

House Will Vote on Policing Act; Would Make it Easier to Prosecute Officers

On Thursday the House of Representatives will vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, a bill that aims to reform policing and hold officers accountable.  If passed, the bill will ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants, limit military equipment use, make lynching a federal crime and create a national misconduct database. The […]

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June 17, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Hogan to Time Magazine: Defunding Police is a ‘Terrible Idea’

Governor Larry Hogan, during an interview for Time Magazine’s Time100 Talks on June 11, said that defunding the police was “a terrible idea.” The statement was made after interviewer Katie Couric asked what he planned to do in response to national calls for the reallocating of police funds into community programs—one of the main reforms […]

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June 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

As Council Calls to Limit ‘Use of Force,’ Police Union Says its Ideas Have Gone ‘Unheard’

As thousands protest police brutality and racial injustice throughout the country, the calls to reform police unions — which can stand in the way of prosecuting officers who kill unarmed people of color — are getting louder. Montgomery County Police Department’s union is the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 (FOP Lodge 35). In a […]

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June 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Just Show That You Care a Little Bit’: Protesters Upset After Officers Don’t Listen In

Black Lives Matter protesters gathered by the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) 1st District station in Gaithersburg on Wednesday. A few protesters said they asked officers who were congregated by the main building to join and listen in on what was being said. Eventually, a few came and stood nearby. “I’d rather have them in […]

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June 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Introduces Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Emergency

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a resolution to declare racism a public health emergency at a council meeting Tuesday.  He discussed the killings of black people, like George Floyd, by police officers.  “It’s long past time we focus on the direct link to these deaths and these poor outcomes: racism,” Jawando said. He brought […]

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June 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPD Issues Statement on George Floyd Killing

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) released a statement Monday in response to the killing of George Floyd.  “We, the leaders of the law enforcement community of Montgomery County, are angry and outraged over the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their actions in Mr. Floyd’s tragic, senseless death is an […]

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June 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Black Lives Matter Protesters March Down Rockville Pike

Black Lives Matter protesters took to Rockville on Friday to raise awareness and demand justice for the killings of George Floyd and other black people by police officers.  The protest began outside the Montgomery County Circuit Court and made its way down Rockville Pike. People took over both sides of the major roadway. 

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