Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Police to patrol university after fears of White Student Union vigilante squads roaming campus over 'black-on-white' attacks

Police say they will guard a university campus after a group calling itself the White Student Union promised its own patrols to curb what it sees as rising black-on-white crime.

The White Student Union at Maryland's Towson University has been drawing attention since one of its members defended segregation during a panel discussion earlier this month at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an influential forum in Republican Party politics.

The roughly 50-person union was formed to celebrate European-American culture, and members attend church and the shooting range together, said Matthew Heimbach, 21, the founder and self-professed commander.