White Student Union Plans Patrols of Towson University
The highly controversial White Student Union at Towson University has announced that they will begin patrols of the university with the stated goal of improving campus security.
In an interview with the school’s student newspaper, the Towerlight, Matthew Heimbach, who founded the White Student Union (WSU) at Towson last fall described the purpose of the patrols.
“One thing we’re doing at night is to have a male member accompany female members across campus or to night classes,” Heimbach told the publication. “Not because we’re terrified, but in college everyone is focused on themselves. We just want to make campus a better place.”
Heimbach also emphasized that they would not only aid white students, saying: “If we see a white person commit a crime against a person who is not white, we’re going to assist the person who was attacked every time.”
However, the WSU has recently made statements in their blog that seem to counter these assurances, notably in reference to what they refer to as a “black crime wave” at the school.
The frequent robberies, sexual assaults, and acts of vandalism at Towson University are not often reported in the local media. For those who are not Towson students it seems hard to fathom that every single day black predators prey upon the majority white Towson University student body. White Southern men have long been called to defend their communities when law enforcement and the State seem unwilling to protect our people.
The WSU has said that their patrols will not be armed, although female members will begin carrying pepper spray.
In an email to the Huffington Post, the WSU has stated that while not having been “cleared” by the local police, ”we plan to do everything within the limits of the law. Several of our members are veterans who are former military police and at least one of them will be with every patrol. Our goal is to identify, notify, and help. We will identify criminals who are committing crimes, notify the local authorities, and help the victim until first responders arrive.”
Since its inception last Fall, Towson University officials have been wary of the the White Student Union, which is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and remains unaffiliated with the group without endorsement of their message. As a student organization, however, they are allowed to use campus resources.
However, officials from Townson University have released a statement disavowing any approval of the patrols by the school administration, saying:
“As one of the safest campuses in the University System of Maryland, we are confident in the work of the Towson University Police force. We maintain our vigilance to keep Towson safe and have not sanctioned patrols by this or any other student group.”
The group recently made headlines earlier this month for making racially provocative statements in defense of slavery and segregation when Heimbach and fellow member Scott Terry attended the CPAC conference in Maryland. During a lecture on broadening Republican appeal to minority voters by K. Carl Smith, Terry interrupted Smith’s description of a slave who had “forgiven” his former master with the question “For giving him shelter and food?”
Terry later was heard saying “Why can’t we just have segregation,” as well as stating directly that efforts by the Republican party to reach out to non-white voters was ”at the expense of young, white, Southern males like myself.”
When questioned about the incident at CPAC, Heimbach added: “Diversity is not a strength. We’re being displaced from our own country.”