Attorney General Brown announces appointments newly-formed Maryland Commission on Hate Crime Response and Prevention

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week announced appointments to the newly formed Maryland Commission on Hate Crime Response and Prevention. The Commission is composed of 20 stakeholders from a cross-section of law enforcement, state and local institutions, and organizations representing communities targeted by hate crimes. In May, the General Assembly passed HB1066, creating the Commission that now […]

Governor Hogan announces 211 Maryland campaign to expand multilingual access to services

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced a new partnership between the Office of Immigrant Affairs and 211 Maryland to expand multilingual access to services and support, including reporting hate crimes and finding resources for victims. “This new partnership with 211 Maryland is an important collaboration to overcome language barriers in serving everyone who calls Maryland home and who works […]

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 […]