Remove Neo-Nazism from UMass Lowell

Remove Neo-Nazism from UMass Lowell

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UMass Lowell Student Body started this petition to Chancellor University of Massachusetts Lowell and

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is blatantly permissive of not only racism and hate speech (which they state is protected under Freedom of Speech) but outright criminal activity and Neo-Nazism. They are protecting Liam McNeil, a Waltham High School graduate and current UML student from repercussions for his actions. The University is aware that he has helped found a Neo-Nazism group along with Chris Hood, NSC-131, that's common goal is to "...bring it [the KKK] back for New England," Hood said.

They have participated in the Capitol Insurrection on January 6th, which is proven through his link in encrypted messaging services that Twitter user @AntifaGarfield has connected all of McNeil's activity with. He is responsible for Neo-Nazi vandalism across cities in Massachusetts, and plans to recruit students to join his "white defense force" in order to protect against BLM. "We're pretty much a frat, just racist," McNeil said of NSC-131. "If you're going to start a frat, we suggest the name Kappa, Kappa, Kappa." (In reference to the Ku Klux Klan.)

They are training their members on how to physically fight others with wrestling training from MacNeil himself, on places like Hampton Beach.

One of his cofounders, Chris Hood, stated:

"If you're in college, you should be getting together with all the other guys that think like you and start circling the frat parties and bullying the kids that race mix," said Chris Hood, who founded NSC-131 in 2019, in one of three clips posted by a Waltham-based anti-hate group. "Just start dominating the parties, take over the campus. Same policies as out here, just on campus with the youth."

https://patch.com/massachusetts/waltham/ma-hate-group-founder-students-should-bully-kids-who-race-mix

Speaking as a University of Massachusetts almunus, and recipient of the Chancellor's Medal for Diversity and Inclusion, we the students demand you hold this dangerous individual responsible. Not only for his evidence-backed criminal behavior and violation of the student code of conduct, but also for the disgusting display of white supremacy in an institution that supposedly upholds an expectation of diversity and inclusion on and off its grounds. 

 https://itsgoingdown.org/this-week-in-fascism-102-chud-along-home/

Liam McNeil's actions violate the student code of conduct in the following sections: Interpersonal Misconduct, Intimidation, threat, or harassment, and Discrimination. https://www.uml.edu/student-services/student-conduct/conduct-code/

He violates Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 266, Section 126A, which governs vandalism, which comes with repercussions of:

1. A state prison sentence of no more than 3 years;
2. A house of correction sentence of no more than 2 years;
3. A fine of not more than $1,500 or not more than three times the value of the property vandalized, whichever is greater; or
4. Both imprisonment and fine.

Please continue to spread the word and email! Explain why as a student or alumnus you are impacted by this harmful and dangerous person and that this is not about "freedom of speech".

Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney, Ed.D.: chancellor@uml.edu

Senior Vice Chancellor for University Relations: Patricia_McCafferty@uml.edu

Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs: Joseph_Hartman@uml.edu

Any of the student conduct staff:

kate_legee@uml.edu
michael_coughlin@uml.edu
Joseph_Argueta@uml.edu
StudentConduct@uml.edu

Additionally, file a report with student conduct through this link: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?UMassLowell&layout_id=32

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