Thursday, February 7, 2013
Hundreds head to Annapolis to testify for and against a package of bills that would tighten gun regulations in Maryland.
Gun control supporters and opponents descended on a hearing room in Annapolis to debate a package of bills that is likely to be as divisive as any issue during the 90-day General Assembly session. Gov. Martin O'Malley said his legislation was driven by the shootings in Newtown, CT. and more than 500 shooting deaths in Maryland last year. "We are still losing too many of our citizens to gun violence," O'Malley said. "There's no such thing in our state as a spare American." Hundreds gathered outside the State House Wednesday morning, hours before O'Malley was to testify, to rally against the proposed laws. A line of people waiting to testify stretched outside the Senate office building. More than 500 people signed up to testify even though …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The latest details on the school shooting in Connecticut.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Twenty children and six adults—that's how many people fell victim to a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT on Friday. Although students in Prince George's County are not in imminent danger, Prince George's County police will increase patrols at the county's elementary schools next week. Stories of the victims and the latest on the shooter can be found on Newtown Patch. How to Help Families Affected by Newtown School Shooting People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook residents following Friday's horrifying mass shooting. Post "I want to help" in this comment thread to get updates on what you can do. Police Release Names of 20 Children, Six Adults Killed in Newtown Connecticut State Police …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Police officials will have extra patrols at the county's elementary schools Friday and Monday as a precaution.
Prince George's county police say they've increased their presence at local elementary schools in light of Friday's mass shooting in Newtown, CT. PGPD Spokeswoman Julie Parker tweeted that Prince George's police will be conducting patrols at county schools and maintaining a high profile. "There is no specific threat and/or intelligence to suggest that Prince George's County schools are at increased risk," police officials said in a statement. She added that the patrols will continue on Monday. According to a PGCPS spokesperson, staff received reminders about school safety practices on Friday, and security was increased as a precaution. “Our hearts go out to the students, teachers, parents and families affected by today’s tragic shooting …