KKK flyers found on dozens of doorsteps in Green Twp
GREEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Packages containing KKK flyers were dropped on dozens of Green Township doorsteps on Cincinnati's West Side.
Green Township Police said they are not investigating this as a hate crime, and what was in the message, is still protected by our First Amendment.
There were Employment Guides dropped on people's driveways, but taped inside was a message from a the KKK.
They were in faded orange plastic wrappers, most people either ignored or drove over at the foot of their driveways, until FOX19 NOW pointed out what was hidden and taped inside.
"I'm very shocked. I can't believe they would allow something like that in a flyer. It's ridiculous and very disturbing," said Tracy Noel.
The message inside a white envelope urged, "Racial purity is America's security."
"If my kids were older and they were to open it, and they were to read that, they would have all kinds of questions,"said Noel. "I mean, I don't want to have to explain that kind of hatred to them."
Warren Township Police said they got several calls from people upset.
Police suspect someone probably saw an easy opportunity to hide their messages inside the guides, which were dated back in January, and re-distribute them.
"I'm just amazed and shocked that would be in something that's on the end of a driveway," said Noel. "I just can't believe that. Honestly, a lot of times, I just throw those things away, just because usually they're kind of garbage anyway, so I don't know that I would have looked at it."
Tiffany Lacock found the same faded orange bag and flyer at the end of her mother's driveway on Rickshire Road. She drove right over the plastic bag.
"I don't know how many people would look at this right away," she said. "Obviously my mom does not want to receive this. Not something she's very interested in."
Given what's happened in Charlottesville, both women said the timing is uncanny.
"It's kind of interesting that it's at the end of the driveway after all that occurred as well, like, what timing, you know," said Noel.
Warren Township Police said there is a case being heard in Vermont right now, challenging that white supremacist group, and if their messages truly are protected.
FOX19 NOW reached out to the Employment Guide, which is based in Virginia, to see who their distributor is here in Cincinnati, but have not received a response.
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