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The Martin Luther King Communications Arts Center at Bowie State University was filled with community leaders, grieving soldiers and raw emotions on the night of May 22.
Seated in the auditorium were members of Congress, Maryland state senators and the Chief of the University of Maryland Police, who is investigating the death of Richard Collins, a Bowie student killed in College Park on May 20, allegedly because of the color of his skin.
A Maryland congressman made a strong speech against hate crimes on campus Wednesday on the House floor in the wake of the death of Army Lt. Richard Collins on the University of Maryland campus.
Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Maryland, called on the Trump Administration to help end “a dangerous rising tide” of hatred on and off college campuses. Collins, WHO was commissioned last week as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, was stabbed to death on the University of Maryland campus early Saturday morning.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the life and death of Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III. Scheduled to graduate yesterday from Bowie State University and join the US Army, Collins’ life was tragically cut short after being stabbed in the chest by a student at the University of Maryland, College Park. Collins’ murderer was a member of a racist neo-Nazi hate group. Collins’ murder was not an isolated incident either at the University of Maryland or nationally.
On May 24, Congressman Brown spoke on the House floor about the life and death of Lieutenant Richard Collins III. Collins' murder was a hate crime, and the latest in string of racist and hate-filled incidents across the country at college campuses.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee Jack Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Tim Walz (D-MN), and several others to criticize President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress for attempting to impose a tax hike on millions of Veterans’ healthcare.