While recent events have white supremacy once again front and center, extremism comes in an assortment of colors and creeds. So we must all be alert to dog whistles in public discourse and rebuke politicians who send barely-coded messages of “us” against “them” because “we” are are the chosen ones.
The number of hate groups in Maryland and across the country grew in 2018 to its highest level on record, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported Wednesday. In Maryland, new groups included four black nationalist groups, the Proud Boys and a mix of Ku Klux Klan, neo-nazi and white nationalists.
The first bomb threat was called in to the Park Heights Jewish Community Center at 11:45 a.m. on Jan. 9th, a frigid Monday morning. Danielle Spiro was in St. Louis on business, and her husband was at work in D.C. Their 3-year-old daughter, Eva, however, was at the JCC's Early Childhood Center, along with dozens of other children ranging in age from infant to 4. They were quickly swept from the building and taken to a secret location while Baltimore police scoured the facility.