The “White Student Union” that caused a racial stir at CPAC earlier this month says it’s conducting night patrols at a Baltimore-area university to guard against what it sees as rising “black on white crime.”
Towson University doesn’t officially recognize the student organization, which made national headlines after one of its members questioned what Frederick Douglass’s former owner needed to be forgiven for: “For giving him food and shelter?” Scott Terry asked the question during a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Now, group founder Matthew Heimbach says the White Student Union — which has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center — will take up its own patrols to combat the “very large problem of black-male-against-white-female crime,” he told the Baltimore Sun.
He said the group plans to go out a few nights a week, arming the men with heavy-duty flashlights and the women with pepper spray. He told the Sun they will attempt citizen’s arrests if they witness a “violent felony” but will mostly just inform police of crimes. Heimbach did not immediately return a request for comment from TheBlaze.
“The goal is not to go out and intimidate, the goal is not to go out and prove something, the goal is just to be an extra set of eyes and ears for the [Towson] community at large,” Heimbach told the newspaper, and said the group will also help any victims they find who are not white.
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