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In Wake of Atlanta Killings, Md. Leaders Implore Asian Communities to Speak Out

March 22, 2021

When Maryland Del. Lily Qi (D-Montgomery) first heard about the shootings of six Asian women at spas in the Atlanta area this week, she immediately reached out to Montgomery County’s Chief of Police Marcus Jones. Jones called back the next morning, reassuring Qi that police were monitoring things locally. Qi suggested adding bilingual liaisons within the police department for the Asian-American community. “The anxiety and fear level is high,” Qi, who grew up in China, said in a phone interview. “We want to be preemptive.”

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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