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State’s Attorney to Hold Press Conference Regarding Strengthening Maryland's Hate Crime Statute

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy will be joined by Mr. & Mrs. Richard Collins, II, other elected officials, advocates and supporters at a press conference to discuss “Criminal Law – Hate Crimes Basis – 2nd Lieutenant Richard Collins, III’s Law.” The legislation in the House Chamber was crossed filed with the bill in the Senate Chamber. Both bills will strengthen the hate crime statute, clarifying that hate does not have to be the sole motivation for a hate crime.

The Senate bill will be heard in the Senate Committee, Judicial Proceedings, on February 11th at 12 p.m. The Judiciary Committee of the House Chamber will hold the hearing at 1 p.m. on the same day.

WHO: Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy Mr. & Mrs. Richard Collins, II – Parents of Lt. Collins Maryland Delegates Wilson, Acevero, Arikan, Atterbeary, B. Barnes, D. Barnes, Barron, Bartlett, Charles, D.E. Davis, D.M. Davis, Fennell, W. Fisher, Grammer, Harrison, Healey, Henson, Holmes, Ivey, M. Jackson, Lehman, J. Lewis, Lopez, Pena-Melnyk, Proctor, Turner, Valderrama, Valentino-Smith, Walker, Washington, R. Watson, Wilkins, and Williams Maryland Senators Benson, Peters, Miller, Sydnor, Griffith, Lee, Patterson, Smith, Augustine, Carter, Feldman, Guzzone, King and West Meredith Weisel, Senior Associate Regional Director, Anti Defamation League, Washington D.C. Regional Office

WHAT: Press Conference Regarding Hate Crime Legislation

WHEN: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Senate Office Building – 2nd Floor—Robert Neall Conference Room 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD

Contact: Denise Smith | Phone: 240-832-4970 | Email:

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