Maryland Awards $3 Million to Combat Hate Crimes

More than 30 organizations and religious institutions are being awarded grant funding to combat hate crimes, Gov. Larry Hogan announced late Tuesday. “Hate, bigotry, or racism of any kind is un-American, unacceptable, and wrong,” Hogan said in a news release. That state is providing $3 million in funding through the Protecting Against Hate Crimes program for organizations to purchase equipment, perform physical security upgrades, and even hire personnel, the release reads. “This funding will be used to prevent future hate-fueled attacks and help us send a clear message that we stand shoulder to shoulder against all forms of discrimination,” Hogan said. As part of the organization’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, the FBI recently released its report on hate crimes in Maryland for 2020. In the state, 152 of 153 agencies voluntarily submitted data to the report, which said 40 incidents of hate crimes were reported in 2020, compared to just …Read More

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