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Statement by Executive Kittleman, County Council condemning hatred and violence in Charlottesville 

August 14, 2017

Media Contacts: 
Paul Milton, Special Assistant to the County Executive, 410-313-4439
Eric Solomon, Public Information Office, Howard County Council, 410-313-1143

ELLICOTT CITY, MD— Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and members of County Council released the following joint statement today regarding the violence and bigotry in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend.

“The events of bigotry, hatred and violence that took place in Charlottesville this past weekend were vile, reprehensible and do not represent the America that any of us can or should accept. There is no room in our society nor in our hearts for xenophobia or racism of any kind. 

“In Howard County, we know that our diversity is our strength and we stand united today, as the Howard County Executive and members of the Howard County Council, to denounce these horrific acts of white supremacy and terror. We pledge to work together to find peaceful and unifying solutions to issues facing our community. 

“We ask that your thoughts and prayers be with those people who died, were injured or impacted by the events in Charlottesville. At the same time, we ask that everyone do their part by condemning bigotry and hate speech, and promoting justice and equality for all.”