Central Ohio Community Tells Racist Organization To Hit The Road
Residents in one central Ohio community are telling a hate group to get out, after finding recruitment letters in their front yards.
Kristi Patrick was one Lancaster resident who discovered a flier in a plastic bag on the front lawn of her home.
The flier looks to recruit members to be part of a racist organization.
Patrick, the mother of an inter-racial daughter, worried she received the flier for a reason.
“That we were targeted directly, that's what my biggest concern was,” said Patrick.
But Patrick said she found the fliers all over her neighborhood. One street over, Chester Reid said he got one too.
“It is very offensive to me. It's a hate crime,” said Reid.
Reid said he and his wife were so upset that they reported it.
“We really didn't know what to do. The more I thought about it, I thought we really need to get a hold of police,” he added.
Police told 10TV that while they understand why residents are concerned with the message, there isn't much they can do about it. At worst, they could cite the distributors for littering.
The residents said they understand the fliers are free speech, but they don't want to hear it.
These residents said if the group is wants new members, they won't find them here.
10TV did reach out to the group to see why the fliers were distributed in that particular Lancaster neighborhood but got no response.