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May 11, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Reports: Md. District Court Judge Bans Staff from Wearing Thin Blue Line Flag

John P. Morrissey, the chief judge for Maryland district courts, has ordered all district court employees to stop wearing articles of clothing that donned the thin blue line flag. The “thin blue line” flag is often used by law enforcement officers to symbolize the line between police and their role in preventing society from descending […]

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April 5, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Banderas a Media Asta en Honor al Oficial que Falleció en el Reciente Ataque al Capitolio

El viernes 2 de abril, el Presidente Joe Biden ordenó que la bandera de los Estados Unidos ondeara a media asta en honor a las víctimas del ataque más reciente al Capitolio de los Estados Unidos, incluido el oficial William “Billy” Evans, quien falleció cuando un hombre en un automóvil chocó contra una barricada policial […]

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April 5, 2021 | Rebecca Baldwin

Flags at Half-Staff for Fallen Capitol Hill Officer

On Friday, April 2, President Joe Biden ordered the United States flag to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the most recent attack on the U.S. Capitol — including Officer William “Billy” Evans — who was killed when a man in a car rammed into a police barricade that day. Flags […]

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April 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Leaders Express Condolences for Officer Killed Outside U.S. Capitol

State and local leaders have taken to social media to express condolences for U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans who was killed when a man in a car rammed into a police barricade. The incident took place shortly after 1 p.m. outside the U.S. Capitol on Constitution Avenue. Evans succumbed to his injuries and […]

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February 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Denounces Storming of U.S. Capitol; Vows to Combat Hate

Montgomery County Council unanimously adopted a resolution Feb. 23 that reaffirms the county’s commitment to combat hate and extremism, especially in light of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. “A domestic terrorism incident at the United States Capitol caused incredible pain, fear and stress for many Montgomery County residents who were working […]

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February 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Raskin Calls on Former Pres. Trump to Testify Under Oath

Update: 4 p.m. on Feb. 4 Through his attorney, Former Pres. Donald Trump called U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin’s letter “your latest public relations stunt” and went on to call the upcoming impeachment hearing “this unconstitutional stunt.” Here is the response from attorney David Schoen. 🚨Response to Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin🚨 pic.twitter.com/I13JBvbkmD — Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) […]

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January 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS ‘Looking Into’ Quince Orchard Teacher’s Involvement in D.C. Rally Prior to Capitol Riot

Montgomery County Public Schools is investigating the involvement of a Quince Orchard social studies teacher who appears to have visited Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 to participate in a pro-Trump rally aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 election. The news was first reported by Fox 5. Former President Donald Trump spoke at the […]

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January 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Lead Manager Raskin Introduces Impeachment Articles in Senate

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8), the lead impeachment manager, led eight House impeachment managers to the Senate to deliver an article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump. The House of Representatives voted on Jan. 13 to impeach Trump for incitement of insurrection, after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. […]

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January 25, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Raskin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Visit Maryland National Guard at U.S. Capitol

Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation visited National Guard soldiers stationed at the U.S. Capitol amid an uproar over troops being inexplicably sent to take their breaks on Thursday night in a parking garage. “It was an honor to visit with members of the Maryland National Guard protecting the Capitol today and thank them for their […]

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January 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen, Cardin Introduce Bill to Award Officer Goodman Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) are among a bipartisan group of senators introducing a bill to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal. In addition to Van Hollen and Cardin, the bill is co-introduced by U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). NEW: […]

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