I almost sympathize with Towson’s White Student Union, our most ardent local race-baiting trolls. How do you top causing a national firestorm by advocating segregation during CPAC? And since it’s clear that Matthew Heimbach and his WSU cohorts are more about getting press and making people angry rather than causing measured, rational debate, it had to be something big.
This week, Heimbach announced that his group will begin going out on nighttime patrols with the aim of making citizen arrests to combat the “very large problem of black-male-against-white-female crime,” Heimbach told the Baltimore Sun. Anyone else hearing intimations of 1960s lynch mobs? Or, at the very least, George Zimmermans? The slightly reassuring news: The WSU crews will be unarmed; The slightly-less reassuring news: the group has recently taken up firearms training.
Heimbach told critics that although he sees the big problem around Baltimore to be black men committing “violent felonies” against white women, the group would help any crime victim it came across, no matter his or her race. That’s good news, since the vast majority of victims of violent crime in Baltimore (and across the nation) are young black men. I can’t tell you how eager I am to see this young man graduate — just as long as he doesn’t set up his seemingly-inevitable militia compound within 100 miles of Baltimore, please.