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Local Leaders Reflect on George Floyd’s Death One Year After He Was Killed

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Montgomery County and state leaders reflected on the death of George Floyd one year after he was killed by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020. Floyd was a Black man killed by Chauvin after the former officer held his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes. Floyd was accused of […]

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MCPD Issues Statement on George Floyd Killing

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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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21 This Week: Death of George Floyd, Problems with Maryland’s June 2 Primary


Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Problems with Maryland’s June 2 primary election. The aftermath of the death of George Floyd. This week’s panel of political observers features Mike Knapp, Nicolee Ambrose, Susan Heltemes, and Sam Statland. You can watch the show […]

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Rockville Mayor, Council Condemn Death of George Floyd

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The Rockville City Mayor and Council issued a joint statement Monday unanimously condemning the death of George Floyd. “In Rockville — we celebrate our diversity and we stand for inclusion,” said Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton, at the opening of Monday’s meeting.”We take great pride that our city is safe for all people — and that […]

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‘This Was a Murder in a Police Uniform’: Hogan Addresses George Floyd Killing

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“This was not just a bad cop or bad policing, this was a murder in a police uniform, right? This is beyond anything you can possibly imagine.” Gov. Larry Hogan addressed the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin and said police reform is needed at a press conference Wednesday.  “There’s no question […]

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Líder Afro-Latino Habla sobre las Manifestaciones Desatadas Tras la Muerte de George Floyd

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Manifestaciones violentas y pacíficas se han dado por todo Estados Unidos en respuesta a la muerte de George Floyd, quien murió la semana pasada en Minneapolis después de que el agente de policía Derek Chavin lo inmovilizara en el suelo durante varios minutos. Un video que capturó el incidente se volvió viral y provocó desató […]

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Chief Jones on George Floyd’s Death: ‘I Am Also Frustrated’

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In the wake of several national and local protests against police brutality and racism, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones issued a statement on the death of George Floyd. In the statement Jones said he “and the rest of the Montgomery County Department of Police, stand with those seeking peaceful discourse at the local and […]

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Takoma Park Police Chief on Floyd’s Death: ‘The Most Disturbing Thing That I’ve Ever Seen’

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On Tuesday, City of Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul spoke to MyMCMedia about his reaction to the video showing George Floyd dying at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis. In addition to holding the officer who killed Floyd accountable, DeVaul says the three other officers who were present should also be held […]

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Students Feel Unsafe and Anxious With Police in Schools

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When Kyson Taylor, a junior at Rockville’s Richard Montgomery High School, winds the same path to his psychology class every day, he can feel the eyes following his movements. Despite having few direct interactions with his school resource officer — the police officer assigned to monitor Richard Montgomery — the man watched him intensely every […]

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

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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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