Twitter account derides ethnic makeup of Wilton

Officials in Wilton say they're investigating hateful messages about the ethnic makeup of the town that were posted on a Twitter account. The hateful words

WILTON - Officials in Wilton say they're investigating hateful messages about the ethnic makeup of the town that were posted on a Twitter account. The hateful words were posted under the handle @YouLiveInWilton and were aimed at Jews, African-Americans and Latinos. "We love black people... everyone should own one," read one of the messages. "{Expletive} Darien. Since they don't allow Jews to live in their town, they dump them on our land," another said.Wilton Schools Superintendent Gary Richards says he suspects the messages were anonymously posted by a high school student. A legal expert tells News 12 Connecticut that this type of speech is protected under First Amendment rights. Richards says he has contacted police regardless.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Surveillance video from a nearby store captured Terryanne 1 Video captures woman being hit by truck in Stamford
The collision happened on the 2000 block of 2 Bridgeport man struck by 2 cars
3 Connecticut Sportscast 12/5
This week's Hometown Hero is a Darien woman 4 Hometown Hero: Lisa Koorbusch
Police say they arrested 56-year-old Evaristo Castro during 5 Police find gun, drugs, cash after traffic stop in Stratford

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE