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MD Attorney General Comments On Rise Of Hate Crimes Following Election

November 18th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said it's "disappointing" that Maryland is part of a national rise in hate crime incidents since the election- and he has now announced the establishment of a hotline to report any such incidents.  The attorney general calls incidents of racist graffiti spread on schools and churches in Montgomery County, and a Howard County teen posting pictures in blackface disturbing, and says they amount to hate crimes that should be reported to police. More than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation (not all of it necessarily criminal) had been reported nationally since the election of Donald Trump, many of them anti-black or anti-immigrant in nature. FBI statistics released this week showed hate crimes were up significantly in 2015, driven in large part by attacks against Muslims.  Attorney General Frosh…


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