Hate crimes in the county



Hate Crime Forum 2Fred Davis, Hessie Harris, Daryl Davis, Brian Karem, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger and Ron Halber at the forum on hate crimes. PHOTO BY MARK POETKERMonday night the Montgomery County Sentinel sponsored a community forum on the subject of hate crime.
We invited civic leaders, county council members, our local police chief and someone from the Help Save Maryland organization.
This prompted telephone calls, some our office manager deemed “harassing” and several emails – one of which said that in tolerant Montgomery County we could not tolerate an organization like Help Save Maryland.


And equal opportunity for All


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Someone suggested to us at the end of Donna Edwards’ concession speech after she lost to Chris Van Hollen for the Senate seat currently occupied by Barbara Mikulski she should have dramatically dropped her microphone.

In her scathing comments she decried the plight of our state as she lamented we were about to send an all-male contingent to represent us in the federal government.

That would be a bad thing according to Edwards.

Her concern, a well-founded one, is that women and minorities are underrepresented in government.

But her logic fails because she implies that under no circumstances should it be okay to have just male members of Congress representing the state.

What if the shoe were on the other foot? What if someone were to say there should be, under no circumstances, an all-female contingent from the state representing us in D.C.?

Why we’d have a politically correct fit and a right proper one at that.

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