Public Safety

Facebook whistleblower testifies before members of the Senate

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen fielded questions and shared insight into Facebook’s daily routines at the media giant.

Washington Capitals fans return for the first time in over a year

Washington DC – After a year of watching the Caps on the T.V., fans are finally back in the stands of Capital One Arena. Attendance is limited to 10% of venue capacity, which totals 2,100 fans, and season ticket holders…

Montgomery County is working to reimagine police authority in the aftermath of encounter

Silver Spring, MD – In the aftermath of a January 2020 incident involving Montgomery County police and a five-year-old Black student at East Silver Spring Elementary School, the Montgomery County Council and Board of Education has begun to take steps…

The University of Maryland has received 5400 vaccine doses to be administered on campus

College Park, MD – After announcing that campus would reopen in the fall, the University of Maryland has received 3000 vaccine doses, in addition to an original 2400, for the campus community. The University Health Center Director says he believes…

Metro PD advises civilians on how to keep safe from increased homicides and car jackings

Washington – Homicides and juvenile fronted carjackings have increased in the DMV area. As we go into the summertime, the Metropolitan Police Department gives us answers on how we can keep ourselves and our neighbors safe and protected.

Cameras on school buses catch drivers who illegally pass stopped buses

Silver Spring, MD- Starting April 8th, drivers in Prince George’s County will need to be careful when stopping near a school bus. The public school system has partnered with camera tech company BusPatrol to install cameras in all school buses…

Group pushing to reopen Montgomery County Public Schools asks Governor Larry Hogan to intervene

Montgomery County, Maryland – After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its schools reopening plan to modify physical distancing in elementary schools from six feet to three feet, Montgomery County Public Schools reopening group TogetherAgainMCPS urges Governor Larry…

The death of Sarah Everard spurs movement to stop violence against women

UK woman Sarah Everard was murdered while walking home alone at night, and it has caused an uproar on social media. The “97% statistic” is trending on many social platforms, as data was released by U.N. Women stating that 97% of women ages 18-24 in the UK have been sexually harassed, and many believe it is no different in the U.S.

University of Maryland students hold candlelight vigil to call attention to anti-Asian hate crimes

College Park, MD– When three Asian-American students at the University of Maryland heard of the Atlanta shootings, they organized a vigil. UMD President Darryll Pines attended. Organizers called on him to do more for AAPI students.

Joint effort aims at addressing Langley Park housing ills

LANGLEY PARK, Maryland – Just outside the nation’s capital, this community has been struggling for years with aging and neglected housing.  Many properties are overcrowded, poorly maintained, and have multiple environmental health hazards such as mold, lead-based paints, and pest infestations. For all…