UVM targeted again by a ‘white nationalist hate group’

UVM targeted again by a ‘white nationalist hate group’


GLENN UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING VANDALISM BELIEVED TO BE RACIALLY MOTIVATED. LAUREN LOCAL 22’S SPENCER CONLIN JOINS US LIVE WITH MORE ON THE INVESTIGATION. HI SPENCER. SPENCER WELL GOOD EVENING — AND –. POLICE RECIEVED REPORTS OF A SIGN POSTED NEAR THE DAVIS CENTER ON CAMPUS TUESDAY– ADDITIONAL POSTERS AND STICKERS WERE FOUND. POLICE SAY THEY APPEAR TO BE CONNECTED WITH A WHITE NATIONALIST HATE GROUP THEY’RE ALL TOO FAMILIAR WITH. 3 (Dep. Chief Tim Bilodeau/UVM Police Services)”We really don’t want those folks in our community”FOR THE SECOND TIME IN LESS THAN A YEAR, STICKERS AND POSTERS LINKED TO AN ONLINE WHITE NATIONALIST CAMPAIGN HAVE SURFACED ON THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT CAMPUS. THEY READ “KEEP AMERICA AMERICAN AND “BETTER DEAD THAN RED”.(Dep. Chief Tim Bilodeau/UVM Police Services) “And it’s got the ‘Patriot Front’ group noted on it as well which we have some familiarity with”THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER HAS DESIGNATED ‘PATRIOT FRONT’ A HATE GROUP.IT PROTESTS THE BLACK, IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE POPULATIONS.(Dep. Chief Tim Bilodeau/UVM Police Services) “For us it’s ‘Hey there is an attempt to divide’… You know really ostracize people within your community”IN FEBRUARY, SIMILAR FLYERS SURFACED AT A SYNAGOGUE AND GAY YOUTH CENTER IN BURLINGTON.(Sen. Dick Sears/(D) Bennington District) “I think this is something as a nation we have to come to grips with”EARLIER THIS YEAR, SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIR DICK SEARS HEARD TESTIMONY ON WHAT SEEMS TO BE A GROWING TREND ACROSS THE STATE.(Sen. Dick Sears/(D) Bennington District) “We need to do everything we can to make sure that this state is as inclusive and welcoming of diverse populations as possible”IN AN EFFORT TO CURTAIL HATE SPEECH IN VERMONT, THE LEGISLATURE APPROVED CREATING A NEW OUTREACH POSITION WITH THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION.(Sen. Dick Sears/(D) Bennington District) “It would allow them to do more outreach when there are situations like the one you just described. Hopefully people will call the Human Right Commission on these things”AS FOR U-V-M, UNIVERSTIY OFFICIALS DENOUNCE THE GROUP’S “RACIST IDEOLOGY AND TACTICS, WHICH DELIBERATELY TARGET PEOPLE OF COLOR AND RUN COUNTER TO OUR CORE VALUES AS A UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY.”(Dep. Chief Tim Bilodeau/UVM Police Services) “We stand behind all of our community members and we’re going to certainly do what we can in this case to encourage that to not occurr here” 3 SPENCER U-V-M POLICE TELL ME IT’S UNCLEAR WHETHER A STUDENT POSTED THESE POSTERS AND STICKERS BUT THAT IT’S OFFICERS ARE THEY ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE BURLINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE

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