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String of Hate Letters Popping Up

A message of hate is being spread from Milford doorsteps to the Cincinnati riverfront.

Flyers from a group called "National Alliance" showed up seemingly randomly at the front door of some Milford homes. The group called for "white people" to come together. Police chief, Mark Machan says the group has Neo-Nazi ties, but because it did not threaten a specific person or people, the group has every right to recruit new members. "By seeking membership, it would be no different than if Rotary or anybody else goes out and asks for people to join their organization," Machan says.

At the same time, along the riverfront in Cincinnati near Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ballpark, copies of a KKK news letter littered the sidewalk. Inside it says the KKK opposes race mixing and homosexuality, but again, does not mention specific names and was not targeted to any one person.

But the head of the Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP says the newsletter alone is a threat. "Although they don't mention names in their literature," Edith Thrower says, "although it doesn't threaten anyone, those symbols are symbols of terror to African Americans across this country."

Even though the current literature isn't breaking any laws, police say it will continue to monitor the activities of these groups and will be there as soon as they do something wrong. "We want to monitor it to make sure there are no acts of violence," Machan says, "nothing perpetrated against any race in our community, because obviously we don't stand for this kind of behavior going on in this city."

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