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NCJ Number: 207276 Find in a Library
Title: White Wolves: In the Suburbs of Connecticut, Violence and Hatred From a Band of Racist Youths Sends a Shudder Through the Schools
Journal: Intelligence Report  Issue:114  Dated:Summer 2004  Pages:14-17
Author(s): Bob Moser
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 4
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article traces the history to date of the White Wolves, a White supremacist youth gang in Connecticut.
Abstract: In February 2003, a new White-power Web site announced the creation of the White Wolves, a self-proclaimed band of "Proud White Nationalist Skinheads in the State of Connecticut." This action was hardly worthy of public attention, but this changed when 12 White Wolves barged into a meeting of a lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender group at the Stratford Public Library. Carrying derogatory posters and taking intimidating stances, the White Wolves disrupted the meeting and occasioned police intervention. This started a wave of media attention to the Wolves, who thrived on the attention and linked themselves to the larger hate movement. The White Wolves was composed of some 12 girls and boys from White, mostly blue-collar suburban families. The gang, whose every move was followed closely by the media, engaged in a number of acts of vandalism and disorderly conduct that increased public outrage against the gang and eventually led to a 6-month imprisonment for one of its leaders for assault and breach of the peace. The residents of Fairfield County are now waiting to see whether the lull in White Wolves activities becomes permanent or only a period of "hibernation."
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Connecticut; Discrimination against homosexuals; Gang violence; Hate Crimes; Juvenile gang behavior patterns; Racial discrimination; Racially motivated violence; White supremacists
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