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Governor Hogan announces actions to combat anti-Asian hate, bias crimes [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced a series of statewide actions to combat anti-Asian hate and bias crimes, including enhanced safety and enforcement measures, more robust community resources, and steps to empower educators and students. “The actions we are announcing here today are the beginning,” said Governor Hogan. “We will use every tool at our disposal to help provide …


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Office of Attorney General receives Department of Justice grant to address hate crimes in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week announced that the Office of Attorney General has been awarded a Department of Justice grant totaling $833,334. The grant, issued through DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will be used to fund a collaborative and comprehensive effort to address hate crimes statewide. Since 2016, hate crimes and hate bias incidents have …


Governor Hogan announces $3 million in grants to protect against hate crimes

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday awarded $3 million to protect more than 30 Maryland organizations and religious institutions against hate crimes. The funding, provided through the Protecting Against Hate Crimes (PAHC) program, will be used on equipment, personnel, and physical security enhancements. “Hate, bigotry, or racism of any kind is un-American, unacceptable, and wrong,” said Governor Hogan. “This funding …

FBI Baltimore launches hate crimes awareness campaign

BALTIMORE, MD—The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Baltimore Field Office this week announced the launch of a hate crimes awareness campaign throughout Maryland and Delaware. “Over the last five years, there’s been a 25 percent increase in reported hate crimes, even still, the vast majority of these crimes are going underreported and that needs to change. The FBI can help, but …

Governor Hogan announces new work group to address hate crimes against Asian Americans [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced the formation of a statewide work group charged with developing strategies, recommendations, and actions to address the rise in violence and discrimination targeting the Asian American community. He has named former U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur to chair the workgroup and spearhead this effort. “This workgroup, one of …

Governor Hogan announces enhanced patrols to protect Asian businesses, communities [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At an event in Ellicott City this week, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he has directed Maryland State Police, in coordination with chiefs and sheriffs across the state, to increase enhanced visibility patrols in response to anti-Asian violence and discrimination in recent weeks. In addition, the governor: Encouraged victims and witnesses to report incidents to the state’s Hate Crimes …