Vinlanders Social Club

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The Vinlanders Social Club (VSC) was formed in 2003 by associates of and previous members of the skinhead group Outlaw Hammerskins.[1] In 2010, Phoenix Police Department, with assistance from the local branch of the Anti-Defamation League, arrested several members of the Arizona chapter.[2] Following his departure from the Hammerskins Eric “The Butcher” Fairburn and Brien James began the Hoosier State Skinheads group, while Steven Smith with four other exmembers formed the Keystone State Skinheads. These two groups in conjunction with the Ohio State Skinheads joined forces in 2003 and formed the VSC.[3]

In 2007 James posted on the VSC website that the group was going to "separate itself from the racist movement"[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southern Policy Law Center (2003). "Vinlanders Social Club". Southern Policy Law Center. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  2. ^ Lemon, Stephen (22 September 2010). "Vinlanders Vanquished: Phoenix PD's Career Criminal Squad Crushes White Supremacist Gang in Arizona". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  3. ^ Atkins, Steven E (2011). Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History. ABC-CLIO. p. 118. ISBN 978-1598843507.
  4. ^ Mahan, Sue; Griset, Pamala L. (2013). Terrorism in Perspective. SAGE. p. 207. ISBN 978-1452225456.