November 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Recent School Violence Prompts Official Reactions

Following recent incidents of violence, including a stabbing at a high school this week, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight issued a message to the MCPS community. “In recent weeks, there have been multiple serious incidents on school grounds, including some that have involved weapons. Let me be clear: We will […]

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November 10, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Albornoz: ‘Our Students are Hurting Right Now’

This week violent incidents were reported on public schools’ premises, most recently the arrest of a 16-year-old student at Montgomery Blair High School. The arrest occurred after the stabbing of another student in the school parking lot. Council Vice-president Gabe Albornoz talked to MyMCM about the importance of ensuring safety and security for the students […]

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October 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Reaffirm County’s Commitment to Help Domestic Violence Victims

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In Montgomery County, it is an opportunity for leaders and residents to discuss prevention, education and how victims can get help. On Monday, county leaders, public safety officials and community members gathered outside the Montgomery County Family Justice Center in Rockville for an awareness month kickoff event. They […]

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May 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland’s Federal Politicians Speak Out on Israel and Gaza Violence

As the violence in Israel and Gaza continues, Maryland’s federal representatives have issued statements and taken to Twitter to call for a ceasefire. U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin issued a joint statement with fellow U.S. Senators Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Ron Wyden of Oregon condemning attacks on civilians and called for efforts to create […]

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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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January 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich Calls Storming of U.S. Capitol ‘an Attempted Coup’

County Executive Marc Elrich called the storming of the U.S Capitol Wednesday by pro-Trump rioters “an attempted coup – an effort to overturn out election and to destroy democracy.” He placed the blame for the riot on “Donald Trump’s head.” Elrich also noted that the county sent dozens of officers to help out in Washington, […]

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April 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Campaign Offers Resources for Family Violence Victims

The number of domestic violence related cases has increased in Montgomery County during the shutdown. According to Montgomery County Police, the department reports a 25% uptick in domestic violence case assignments. The County Executive and law enforcement leaders recently launched the Family Violence Awareness and Prevention Campaign to provide resources for people in need. The new […]

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July 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Youth Convicted for Orchestrating Gang Attack (VIDEO)

A 17-year-old Montgomery Village teenager was convicted Thursday for ordering assaults on two victims just because they were wearing the wrong gang colors near the Lakeforest mall, the State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday. Jose Zaldivar-Medina, who was described as a member of the violent MS-13 gang, faces 63 years in prison for the April 7, […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hundreds of Students Attend Choose Respect Conference (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Montgomery County students attended the Choose Respect Conference at Richard Montgomery High School on April 2nd. MCPS-TV has a recap. More scenes from today's @Choose_Respect healthy teen dating conference. Opening remarks will begin shortly! #RespectyourSelfie2017 — MCPS (@MCPS) April 2, 2017 Great to see so many of our @mocoboe members, elected officials […]

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July 9, 2016 | Merlyn Reineke

MCM Editorial: The Fault is Not in Our Police But in Ourselves

On the evening of November 3, 2014, officers from the Montgomery County Park Police pulled over a large SUV near the Good Hope Recreation Center in Silver Spring. The driver of the vehicle was a 70-year-old African-American man, and as he stepped out of his SUV, he was confronted by one of the Park Police. […]

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