ICE arrests local individuals in ‘Safe City’ operation

By Alexandra Marquez Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officials arrested 11 people in Montgomery County, 11 people in Prince George’s County and six people in other parts of Maryland on Sept. 28 as part of their operation “Safe City.” The operation included arrests of 498 people in sanctuary jurisdictions across the nation. In a statement, Tom Homan, the acting director of ICE said, “Sanctuary jurisdictions … Continue reading ICE arrests local individuals in ‘Safe City’ operation

Proposed Rockville smoking ban garners mixed response

By Timmy Chong. The city of Rockville in February introduced a ban that would prohibit smoking at the outdoor dining areas of restaurants and bars, according to the proposal drafted by City Councilwoman Julie Palakovich Carr with help from anti-smoking advocate Adam Zimmerman. If passed, the ban proposed at the Feb. 6 Mayor and Council meeting would be the fourth piece of anti-smoking legislation over … Continue reading Proposed Rockville smoking ban garners mixed response

Montgomery County says “yes means yes,” before students get to college

“Yes means yes,” the rallying cry of affirmative consent proponents nationwide, could become the standard for consent education in sexual education classes across Maryland and is already being implemented in Montgomery County schools. Two Montgomery County lawmakers, Dels. Ariana B. Kelly and Marice Morales, proposed a bill that would require public school sexual education classes to teach affirmative consent. Affirmative consent, the premise that any … Continue reading Montgomery County says “yes means yes,” before students get to college