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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 19, 1998
A small group of people wearing Ku Klux Klan garb handed out fliers about white racial pride yesterday afternoon at Catherine Avenue and Mountain Road in the Green Haven neighborhood of Pasadena, area residents said.A 17-year-old girl said members of the group wore white hoods and sheets, and she saw them talking with state police officers."The lack of white pride is truly a sad and strange thing, because no group has more right to rightful pride than the white people of the world," the fliers said, according to Michael Arrington, 18, of 225th Street in Pasadena, about five blocks from where the Klan distributed the leaflets.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
Barely a week after the group made national news for advocating for racial segregation at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Towson University's White Student Union is again drawing attention for plans to conduct nighttime patrols to watch for crime. Matthew Heimbach, a 21-year-old senior and founder of the group, said his group plans to go out a few nights a week - the men armed with only Maglite flashlights, the women with pepper spray - and will attempt to make a citizen's arrest if they witness a "violent felony.
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By Mark Bomster and Mark Bomster,Evening Sun Staff | February 14, 1991
A tall, blond youth with stubble on his head, tattoos on his body and dried blood on his knuckles proclaims his message of white pride from the front porch of a house in Hampden.He is Brian "Wiggy" Wigfield, the self-proclaimed "state director" of a group that calls itself the Eastern Hammer Skinheads, and he is staying at the home of Leo Joseph Rossiter, identified by federal prosecutors in 1989 as an official in a Maryland Ku Klux Klan faction.Police say the Skinhead organization has fewer than two dozen members.
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By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2012
A Towson University student says he's gathering support for a white-pride organization on campus, a semester after his efforts to start a related group stalled amid a campuswide debate over race and free speech. Matthew Heimbach, a senior U.S. history major, is leading the effort to create a White Student Union. His former group, Youth for Western Civilization, had sparked controversy with its public displays against Islam, same-sex marriage and multicultural education. That group disbanded after it lost the support of its faculty sponsor, but Heimbach said he hopes his new organization will promote white identity without disparaging other people.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2012
A student group at Towson University has again drawn criticism from other students who claim it is racist. But school administrators say they won't be taking any action against the group. On Saturday night, members of Youth for Western Civilization chalked messages that included the words "White Pride" at several locations on campus, including the Student Union and Freedom Square, said its president, Matthew Heimbach. When discovered Monday, the messages angered other students.
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By Sarah Pekkanen and Fred Rasmussen and Sarah Pekkanen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | March 23, 1998
Wearing white robes and hoods, eight members of the Ku Klux Klan stood at the busy intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard and East Joppa Road yesterday afternoon, passing out literature titled "White and Proud.""It's 1998 in Towson, Maryland," said Bill Doxanas, owner of Bel-Loc Diner, who said he could see the flag-carrying KKK members from his Baynesville restaurant, east of Towson. "We've been here 25 years and never seen anything like it. People were in a state of shock and disgust."Six police cars and six officers were dispatched, but the situation remained peaceful.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
Barely a week after the group made national news for advocating for racial segregation at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Towson University's White Student Union is again drawing attention for plans to conduct nighttime patrols to watch for crime. Matthew Heimbach, a 21-year-old senior and founder of the group, said his group plans to go out a few nights a week - the men armed with only Maglite flashlights, the women with pepper spray - and will attempt to make a citizen's arrest if they witness a "violent felony.
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By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2012
A Towson University student says he's gathering support for a white-pride organization on campus, a semester after his efforts to start a related group stalled amid a campuswide debate over race and free speech. Matthew Heimbach, a senior U.S. history major, is leading the effort to create a White Student Union. His former group, Youth for Western Civilization, had sparked controversy with its public displays against Islam, same-sex marriage and multicultural education. That group disbanded after it lost the support of its faculty sponsor, but Heimbach said he hopes his new organization will promote white identity without disparaging other people.
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By Jamal E. Watson and Jamal E. Watson,SUN STAFF | August 10, 1999
Racially charged fliers with invitations to join the Ku Klux Klan were left on North Laurel driveways over the weekend, leaving residents upset and angry.Several dozen leaflets from an organization identifying itself as the Invincible Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were apparently rolled up with rubber bands and randomly delivered to area homes Saturday.The letter made an appeal to residents who "believe in White pride and God and want to see this county put back into the hands of honest law-abiding people," and it asked them to join the national organization, based in Rocky Ridge.
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By Walter Goodman and Walter Goodman,New York Times News Service | July 10, 1992
"Backlash: Race and the American Dream" was evidently made while David Duke, the Louisiana politician best known as a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, still seemed to be a formidable figure in the 1992 presidential campaign. But even after the collapse of his candidacy, concern over his appeal lingers. So tonight's hourlong documentary on PBS at 10 p.m. is by no means out of date.Clips from speeches and interviews show that Mr. Duke has tidied up his prose since the days when he wore the sheet and peddled Nazi pamphlets.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2012
A controversial student group at Towson University has again drawn criticism from other students who claim it is racist. But school administrators say they won't be taking any action against the group. On Saturday night, the group, Youth for Western Civilization, chalked messages that included the words "White Pride" at several visible locations on campus, including the Student Union and Freedom Square, said its president, Matthew Heimbach. When discovered Monday, the messages angered other student groups, who saw them as having nationalist connotations.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 19, 1998
A small group of people wearing Ku Klux Klan garb handed out fliers about white racial pride yesterday afternoon at Catherine Avenue and Mountain Road in the Green Haven neighborhood of Pasadena, area residents said.A 17-year-old girl said members of the group wore white hoods and sheets, and she saw them talking with state police officers."The lack of white pride is truly a sad and strange thing, because no group has more right to rightful pride than the white people of the world," the fliers said, according to Michael Arrington, 18, of 225th Street in Pasadena, about five blocks from where the Klan distributed the leaflets.
NEWS
By Sarah Pekkanen and Fred Rasmussen and Sarah Pekkanen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | March 23, 1998
Wearing white robes and hoods, eight members of the Ku Klux Klan stood at the busy intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard and East Joppa Road yesterday afternoon, passing out literature titled "White and Proud.""It's 1998 in Towson, Maryland," said Bill Doxanas, owner of Bel-Loc Diner, who said he could see the flag-carrying KKK members from his Baynesville restaurant, east of Towson. "We've been here 25 years and never seen anything like it. People were in a state of shock and disgust."Six police cars and six officers were dispatched, but the situation remained peaceful.
NEWS
By Mark Bomster and Mark Bomster,Evening Sun Staff | February 14, 1991
A tall, blond youth with stubble on his head, tattoos on his body and dried blood on his knuckles proclaims his message of white pride from the front porch of a house in Hampden.He is Brian "Wiggy" Wigfield, the self-proclaimed "state director" of a group that calls itself the Eastern Hammer Skinheads, and he is staying at the home of Leo Joseph Rossiter, identified by federal prosecutors in 1989 as an official in a Maryland Ku Klux Klan faction.Police say the Skinhead organization has fewer than two dozen members.
NEWS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | May 7, 1997
Residents of Savage are voicing contempt and concern after they found leaflets recruiting members for a white separatist group on the front lawns of several homes in the southern Howard County suburb this week."
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