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Re: Somebody from Iowa has been in the news

PostThu Mar 14, 2019 12:42 am

National Alliance mentioned, picture of NA flier included. ... teve-king/

Report finds massive increase in white nationalist propaganda — and leaked messages show support for Steve King

There was a massive spike in the distribution of white nationalist fliers, stickers, banners and posters last year, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). “The propaganda, which includes everything from veiled white supremacist language to explicitly racist images and words, often features a recruitment element, and frequently targets minority groups, including Jews, Blacks, Muslims, non-white immigrants and the LGBTQ community,” the report states.

The ADL’s Center on Extremism, which compiled the report, found the number of 2018 incidents “far exceed any previous annual propaganda distribution counts.” There were 1,187 incidents reported nationwide, a 182 percent increase over the 2017 total of 421.

In previous years, the ADL found that white nationalist and other racist groups concentrated on distributing their propaganda on college campuses, but last year off-campus spiked, going from 129 reported incidents in 2017 to 868 in 2018, an increase of 572 percent.

But the report likely understates the scale of the problem nationwide, and definitely understates the number of incidents in Iowa City.

According to the report, there was only one incident — the distribution of white nationalist fliers in January 2018. The fliers from the neo-Nazi-affiliated National Alliance were left on driveway and front lawns in Wetherby Park, one of Iowa City’s most racially diverse neighborhoods. But there were other 2018 incidents that could have been included in ADL’s report.

Ten days after the Wetherby Park incident, a man plastered the Ped Mall with “It’s Okay to be White” stickers while the Women’s March was occurring. That episode took a strange turn, when the man, later revealed to be on probation after being convicted of possession of child pornography, attempted to hide in a meeting room in MERGE, the co-working space on the Ped Mall.

There were other incidents in Iowa City in 2018, including someone posting an ad for a white nationalist website on a bulletin board at The Mill, and white nationalist fliers being placed on cars in a downtown parking ramp.

One of the most active groups distributing white nationalist propaganda is Identity Evropa (IE), according to the ADL. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes IE as “at the forefront of the racist ‘alt-right’s’ effort to recruit white, college-aged men and transform them into the fashionable new face of white nationalism. Rather than denigrating people of color, the campus-based organization focuses on raising white racial consciousness, building community based on shared racial identity and intellectualizing white supremacist ideology.” Although none of the propaganda distributed in Iowa City last year featured the IE insignia — “a teal triangle with three lines that meet in the middle” — the publication last week of chatroom messages by IE members revealed an interesting connection between the group and Iowa’s best known politician, Steve King.

King appears to be very popular with IE members, according to leaked messages posted in chatrooms between September 2017 and February 2019 and published by HuffPo’s Andy Campbell.

“Steve king [sic] is my dude,” one of the posters wrote. Another wrote, “Steve King is the closest thing we have to /ourguy/ in govt right now.”

Posters became excited when King would retweet white nationalists (King even retweeted a British neo-Nazi) or repeat white nationalist themes and propaganda. “We all know Steve King is literally dog whistling with ‘western civilization,’” an IE member wrote last October.

As the race in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District tightened last fall, IE members declared they would start donating to King’s campaign. “We need to keep him in office. We need 100 Steve Kings in office,” a poster wrote. It’s unclear from the messages how effective the attempt to encourage donations for King was.

And after King’s reelection, when Republicans in the House of Representatives finally decided the nine-term congressman’s long history of white nationalist rhetoric, associating with white nationalist groups and endorsing white nationalist politicians was unacceptable and Rep. Kevin McCarthy moved to strip King of his committee assignment, IE rallied in King’s defense.

“Attention @everyone,” a poster using the name Reinhard Wolff, a known alias of IE leader Patrick Casey, posted. “Your task for today is to call Kevin McCarthy’s office and let them know that you stand with Steve King—that you take issue with McCarthy’s kowtowing to the left.” Wolff then provided phone numbers for McCarthy’s office.

The IE messages were published by the nonprofit journalism organization Unicorn Riot.

Beginning in 2017, the “decentralized media collective,” (as Unicorn Riot describes itself) has received leaks of message logs of various alt-right and white nationalist groups that use the chat app Discord. Unicorn Riot has published searchable databases of the messages as part of its efforts to shed light on the groups involved in the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

IE is currently being sued for its role in the August 2017 rally. Since the violence at Charlottesville, IE has claimed it is wrong to call the group either “alt-right” or “white nationalist,” since it is only interested in promoting white identity.

“While Identity Evropa presents itself as ‘identitarian’ and merely ‘pro-white’ without advocating hate for other races,” Unicorn Riot wrote when it published the chat logs, “a look behind the curtain lays bare the group’s basis in crudely watered-down National Socialist ideology.”
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Re: Somebody from Lombard IL has been in the news

PostSun Mar 17, 2019 12:27 am ... in-lombard

Flyers for white nationalist group found in Lombard
Daily Herald report
3/15/2019 11:17 AM

Flyers for a white nationalist group were illegally posted on public property in downtown Lombard but have since been removed by village employees, officials say.

The placement of the material on public property is illegal, officials said in a news release. Village staff members began removing the flyers Thursday morning and will "continue to seek out and remove any additional flyers or signage."

Lombard police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

"Our main goal is the safety and quality of life of all Lombardians and we fully reject the discrimination of any person based on their race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, or any other personal freedom," the news release stated. "Messages of hate and intolerance are an affront to the values and beliefs of our community and will not be tolerated. Unfortunately, over recent months other neighboring communities have experienced similar incidents and postings."

Last August, flyers promoting a white supremacist group appeared in downtown Wheaton. The propaganda for the Texas-based Patriot Front group was found on the anniversary of the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three people dead.

The Anti-Defamation League describes Patriot Front as "a white supremacist group whose members maintain that their ancestors conquered America and bequeathed it solely to them."
Note how the presstitutes refuse to provide pictures of the flyers nor will they name the group named on the flyers. And of course, police are investigating!

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Re: Somebody from Madison WI has been in the news

PostSun Mar 17, 2019 12:35 am ... _downtown/

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Fresh white supremacist stickers found downtown
My friend found white supremacist stickers today in the Overture center parking lot today, he said that they weren't there when he got into work around 5:30pm but were there when he was down around 10:30pm.

Attached is a screen shot of a picture he sent me, I plan on removing them tomorrow before I go into work.

Stay safe out there!
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Re: Somebody from Newport Beach has been in the news

PostMon Mar 18, 2019 12:41 am ... story.html

Anti-Semitic fliers posted at school following backlash over Nazi salute at party
MAR 12, 2019 | 7:30 AM

Anti-Semitic fliers with Nazi symbols were posted around Newport Harbor High School over the weekend, roughly a week after a viral photo showed students posed in a Nazi salute while gathered around a swastika formed by red cups during a house party.

Police received a call from school officials Sunday reporting that at least 10 fliers, each 8 by 11 inches — some bearing swastikas — had been put up around the Newport Beach campus. Authorities think the fliers were plastered around the campus late Saturday or early Sunday. Police are investigating.

Principal Sean Boulton wrote in a statement to parents that the posters were immediately removed when school officials found them Sunday morning.

“Again, we condemn all acts of anti-Semitism and hate in all their forms,” he wrote. “We will continue to be vigilant with our stance, and the care of our students and staff.”

The incident comes on the heels of backlash over the photo posted to Snapchat that was taken during a house party in Costa Mesa in which students from Newport Harbor, Estancia and Costa Mesa high schools were playing a drinking game with red Solo cups and pingpong balls. At some point, the plastic cups ended up in the shape of a swastika.

It’s not clear how many people helped form the symbol, but a parent of one student who was at the party said that, as more cups were added and moved around, someone noted that it was starting to look like a swastika and completed the image. When it was done, a dozen or so teenagers crowded around the display and posed for photos, their arms raised in a Nazi salute.

“German rage cage,” one partygoer captioned a photo, presumably referencing the popular drinking game Rage Cage.

The photograph sparked outrage in the community and made headlines across the nation. The school district hosted two town hall meetings to discuss the incident. Holocaust diarist Anne Frank’s childhood friend and stepsister Eva Schloss also spoke to some of the teens who attended the party in a private meeting at the high school last week.

Schloss said the students apologized for their actions and said they didn’t mean any harm.

“I hope the school and students have got the message and things will be different,” she said.
They're putting full-court pressure on those White kids to feel guilt and shame. They're the ones who hate for doing this to our youth. It's criminal in the most heinous sort of way.

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Re: Somebody from Lewiston ME has been in the news

PostMon Mar 18, 2019 11:42 pm ... 7d2b9005bd

'It's okay to be white': Police investigate racially charged signs found near Bates College in Lewiston
The flyers were found over the weekend near the college’s bookstore, school officials say they are working with the Lewiston Police Department to investigate where they came from.
Author: Samantha York
Published: 12:26 PM EDT March 18, 2019
Updated: 6:49 PM EDT March 18, 2019

LEWISTON, Maine — School officials at Bates College in Lewiston are working with city law enforcement to identify the source or origin of flyers recently posted around campus that read, "IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE."

The flyers were first noticed Sunday morning. One student snapped a picture and sent it to the school’s student body president, Walter Washington.

"I was actually very surprised," Washington said in a phone interview Monday. "With Lewiston being one of the more diverse communities in the state of Maine, it was just kind of shocking to me."

Washington says he notified police and the signs were taken down. He’s not sure how many in total were found around campus.

A statement from the school’s communication officer, Sean Findlen, reads:

"Bates is working actively with the Lewiston Police Department to investigate where these flyers were posted, by whom, and with what intent. We condemn any attempt to incite hatred and bigotry based on race, as contrary to Bates' most deeply held values."

Lewiston police has yet to respond to our request for comment.

Washington says he hopes this situation is something everyone can learn from. Going on to say, it’s sad this is where we are as a nation, but at the end of the day, it’s the reality.

"Especially with what you see happening in New Zealand and other places, it’s shocking but at the same time, at the end of the day this is where we are," Washington said. "We’ve got to move forward, we’ve got to progress as a society and this is a clear indicator of how far we have to go."

This story will be updated.
Police investigating flyers again. Obviously they want to use the police power to harass those exercising their right to free speech and are attempting to make a criminal situation out of this. This is what is really sad about where we are as an empire of nationalities and races forced to live among each other.

Their attention ought to be on getting rid of recent trouble-making and gene pool polluting arrivals from Africa instead.

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Re: Somebody from Beacon NY has been in the news

PostTue Mar 19, 2019 11:38 pm ... r-saw-them

March 17, 2019

Back in January of this year, when we were all adjusting to the new year and starting our new resolutions, racist and anti-Semitic flyers were posted to every telephone and light pole on Main Street in Beacon, from the east end (Bank Square Coffee) to the west end (Trax Coffee Roasters). But you never saw them.

Within a 12 hour period, two citizens of Beacon, who wish to remain anonymous, noticed the flyers and ripped every single one down with their bare hands. Bare hands is notable, because some flyers were affixed with strong adhesive, like a spray glue, and required prying all of the corners of the paper to remove it. Glue indicates that the hanger of the flyer wanted it to stay up for a long time. Other flyers were stapled to poles. The flyers were from PatriotFront, a well known white supremacist hate group.

The day was cold but sunny. The two Beaconites were headed to meet each other for lunch, each from the other side of town. Each of these citizens happens to have studied graphic design and has a familiarity with art history. As they walked towards each other, some eye-catching flyers on the lamp posts and telephone poles caught their eyes. The visual graphic design was well done, they both noted internally, and kept walking.

After passing more than a few flyers, including one on the Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church near Bank Square, the meaning behind the markings on the flyers struck them. The flyer series was promoting anti-immigrant sentiment, anti-Native American, anti-anything that was not white supremacist. Some might call it anti-people, some might call it fascist.

“The symbolism was disguised,” said one of the citizens who tore down the flyers. With a background in design, the Beaconite was aware of banned symbolism and disguised imagery used by white supremacist groups (read about disguised white supremacist imagery here in Foreign Policy). “Because the flyers covered more than one topic, they seemed to be recruitment flyers,” concluded the Beaconite. “The website of where they came from was prominently displayed across the bottom, so that someone could clearly see where to get more information.”

One evening during a regular City Council meeting, a gentleman approached the podium during the Public Comment period to complain about a large sign that hung on a building on Hanna Lane. The sign read: “Resist White Supremacy; Vote on November 6, 2018.” The gentleman was visiting Memorial Park with his friends, and was embarrassed to see the sign. “Is this really Beacon?” he asked.

That sign has become controversial and has prompted the City Council to deeply study its zoning laws on signs. The City Council has not yet come to a conclusion, as laws on signage are complicated in order to protect freedom of speach in the First Amendment.

Being that the two Beaconites took down the racist and anti-Semitic signs that anyone visiting would have seen on any public pole on Main Street, chances are this person would not have seen these signs that encouraged white supremacy, and would have continued with his day, thinking that a white supremacist movement had not tried to move its way into this community.

In October, a series of hate fueled events happened: anti-Semitic flyers were hung on churches in Beacon, and on universities in the Hudson Valley including Marist College, Dutchess Community College, and Vassar. A suspect was found by police, who allegedly hung the flyers while wearing rubber gloves.

In October 2018, a Swastika was sprayed onto the home that is owned by a Jewish man in Nelsonville. So far, 3 teenagers have been arrested for that crime. One teenager is a male who is 18, and is a graduate of Haldane High School in Cold Spring. He was arrested in February 2019, and just appeared in court last week. The other two were arrested in December 2018, one from Philipstown and the other from an unspecified location. They are 18 and 17 years old.

The first response of the citizens who tore down the flyers was to call the Beacon Police. The officer who took the call suggested that they call the Building Department to complain. “I let the officer know that I wasn’t really complaining, but rather informing that white supremacist material was all over the street,” said the citizen. According to the citizen, the officer’s response was: “There’s really nothing we can do.”

A Little Beacon Blog inquired with the City of Beacon’s City Administrator, Anthony Ruggiero, about if there is anything to do about flyers. “It is a violation of city code to put flyers of any kind on a telephone or light pole. It would be a violation the Building Department could issue if we knew who it was.”

So there you have it. Now you know. A Tom Petty song comes to mind: “Don’t come around here no more.” Parents: keep talking to your kids. Teachers: thank you for teaching our kids about hate crimes of the past, so that they can identify it and defeat it in the present.
Distributing flyers is a "hate crime?" "Speach" is a word? Silly bloggers should learn the law---and how to spell.

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Re: Somebody from Chicago has been in the news

PostTue Mar 19, 2019 11:48 pm ... ade-route/

Neo-nazi flyers found on Chicago’s South Side Irish Parade route

CHICAGO — Flyers for the neo-nazi American Identity Movement were found along the route of Chicago’s South Side Irish Pride on St. Patrick’s Day.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Ald. Matt O’Shea, whose 19th Ward is on the far southwest side, had found out about the flyers through social media.

The Southern Poverty Law Center said on a March 12 blog post that American Identity Movement is the new name for Identity Evropa, a fast-growing far-right group that became infamous after the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally. They classify the group as a white nationalist group.

From the Sun-Times:

“The racist and anti-Semitic positions espoused by this organization do not reflect the values and character of our community,” O’Shea said in a letter emailed to constituents. “We must forcefully speak out against this hatred and counter it with our own message of unity.”

O’Shea said he contacted a list of city agencies about the stickers — including Chicago Police, the Department of Streets and Sanitation and the Commission on Human Relations.

“When I contacted all departments, no one was aware of this,” O’Shea told the Sun-Times.

The group actually confirmed to the Sun-Times that the stickers were theirs.

The newspaper pointed out that the ward is part of the same congressional district where Holocaust denier Art Jones ran against Dan Lipinski. Jones had his strongest showing in the area, getting 40% of the vote in parts of the Mount Greenwood area.

The alderman is encouraging local residents to pick up a “Hate Has No Home in the 19th Ward” sign from the ward office, the Sun-Times reported.

The Chicago Tribune reported that police are investigating.
Police are investigating.....stickers? In the south side of Chicongo? There's nothing else for them to do? Really? Perhaps this fag rag would prefer that 1000 Black on Black murders be ignored for a few stickers... :roll:

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Re: Somebody from Dayton has been in the news

PostThu Mar 21, 2019 12:27 am ... dboiIe6lM/

Posters promoting neo-Nazi group appear on UD campus
Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 1:07 PM
By: Breaking News Staff, Max Filby

— The University of Dayton has removed posters that recently appeared on campus to promote a neo-Nazi group.

In a Tuesday email to campus, president Eric Spina said that UD police were investigating the signs, which showed up on “poles and other areas around campus.” Spina did not say the name of the group the signs were promoting but identified it as a “white supremacist hate group.”

“The University of Dayton is fiercely opposed to the racial hatred and religious bigotry advocated by such groups,” Spina wrote. “Hate and bigotry have no place in our community, our campus, or our hearts.”

The posters come as a group affiliated with the Klu Klux Klan plans to hold a May 25 rally downtown. Dayton and Montgomery County officials and community leaders have condemned the planned rally and its organizers, but the county said it had no choice in issuing a rally permit.

Spina asked that students who come across a poster or something similar to it don’t destroy the item but instead contact police so they can investigate.

Spina also encouraged students to seek help through the campus counseling center, ministry, housing staff, the office of multicultural affairs and professors. Faculty, Spina wrote, should contact the employee assistance program, human resources, the office of diversity and inclusion or the equity compliance office.

“While there is no indication that anyone in our campus community is responsible for posting these signs, there is a disturbing trend across the country of such groups targeting college campuses with their messages,” Spina wrote.

» LOCAL: Dayton has hosted more NCAA tournament games than any other city

Signs promoting white supremacist groups have appeared on area college campuses several times.

Just minutes away from UD, signs were posted and subsequently removed on campus at Wright State University late last month.

Posters for the group Identity Evropa first appeared on Wright State’s main campus during the last weekend in February. WSU officials believed the posters — which violated the school’s poster policy — were displayed in an attempt to recruit new members for the organization.

Both the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-defamation League identify Identity Evropa as a neo-Nazi organization. The group is known for having posted signs on other college campuses in recent years, including the University of Cincinnati.

The posters come as a group affiliated with the Klu Klux Klan plans to hold a May 25 rally downtown. Dayton and Montgomery County officials and community leaders have condemned the planned rally and its organizers, but the county said it had no choice in issuing a rally permit.
Spineless president Spina refuses to even say which organization's members or supporters put the posters up. And of course, president Spineless wants to sic the cops on those exercising Free Speech.

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Re: Somebody from Los Angeles has been in the news

PostThu Mar 21, 2019 9:40 pm ... story.html

Anti-Semitic fliers found near San Fernando Valley schools. Police call it a hate crime

MAR 21, 2019 | 12:15 PM

Los Angeles police are investigating the posting of anti-Semitic fliers across the San Fernando Valley, including near at least two schools, as a hate crime.

El Camino Real Charter High School officials were notified Monday about the fliers — some bearing swastikas — which had been taped to signposts and traffic signal poles on the streets surrounding the Woodland Hills campus, said Daniel Chang, chief compliance officer at the high school.

It’s not clear when the fliers were posted, but none was found on campus. A parent who saw the fliers near the school Monday posted photographs on social media.

One of the fliers asks readers “the difference between crackheads and Jews.” Another flier included a picture of a swastika with the question, “Is this a hate symbol?” above a Star of David with the question: “How about this?” Messages on at least one of the fliers appeared to equate Nazism with Zionism and the state of Israel.

A flier with a similar message was posted near the kindergarten gate at Nestle Avenue Charter Elementary in Tarzana. The L.A. Unified School District said in a statement that officials are “deeply disturbed” by the incident.

“Los Angeles Unified condemns acts of anti-Semitism and any other symbols of hate. This is the responsibility for everyone, inside our schools and within our community,” the district wrote. “While Los Angeles Unified remains committed to educating students about cultural and religious diversity and the important values of tolerance and inclusion, we encourage this educational process to continue throughout the community.”

The fliers appeared roughly a week after similar posters were found around Newport Harbor High School in Orange County. Those posters showed up on the heels of a backlash over a viral photo that showed Newport Harbor, Costa Mesa and Estancia high school students posed in a Nazi salute while gathered around a swastika formed by red cups during a house party this month.

The incidents come at a time when hate crimes against Jewish people and institutions are surging across the United States. In 2017, anti-Semitic incidents jumped 57% over the previous year, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Hate crimes against Jews grew by 37% in the same period, according to a separate FBI analysis.

School Board Vice President Nick Melvoin said the growing trend of hate crimes against minorities will not be tolerated.

“I am especially saddened by the proximity of these messages to our schools, just outside the space where we teach our children to act with kindness and compassion,” he said.

The Los Angeles Police Department is encouraging anyone who may have information about the fliers to contact detectives in the department’s West Valley and Topanga divisions.
So distributing fliers is now a "hate crime" and the LAPD wants to harass those exercising their Free Speech while White.

Also noted a trend in stories lately where no pictures of flyers are displayed and absolutely no information on any organized group doing the distributions. Could easily be fake news here.

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Re: Somebody from Chicago has been in the news

PostSat Mar 23, 2019 12:20 am

Jim Mathias wrote:

Neo-nazi flyers found on Chicago’s South Side Irish Parade route

The Chicago Tribune reported that police are investigating.
Police are investigating.....stickers? In the south side of Chicongo? There's nothing else for them to do? Really? Perhaps this fag rag would prefer that 1000 Black on Black murders be ignored for a few stickers... :roll:
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03/21/2019, 09:13pm
White nationalist flyers don’t represent Beverly, residents and workers say

By Matthew Hendrickson and Tom Schuba

When Eddie Taiym learned a white nationalist group had hung a poster just outside his office in Beverly — and that the city had not removed it — he took the matter into his own hands.

“Absolutely, it should be a priority” for the city to take them down, said Taiym. But, he quickly added, “I’m going to make it a priority right now.”

Taiym, a partner at Autonology Motor Service, walked outside and yanked the poster off a black traffic control box at Western Avenue and 102nd Street. He said he would also mention it to a beat cop that regularly stops at the business on patrol.

“I’m surprised they’re going up in this neighborhood,” Taiym said.

The sign appeared to be the last one remaining after the hate group put up signs and stickers along the route of the South Side Irish Parade, which was Sunday. A few days after the parade, only torn paper remnants and double-sided tape revealed where they were hung in other spots along Western between 99th and 111th streets.

The ill-fated propaganda campaign promoted a group called the American Identity Movement (AIM). The Southern Poverty Law Center has said the group was a rebranded version of Identity Evropa, a documented white nationalist hate group whose members helped organize the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.

Taiym and other Beverly residents and employees of local businesses interviewed by the Sun-Times said they never would have known the signs were posted by a white nationalist group. The WPA-style poster Taiym removed featured a riveter and the phrase “Protect American Workers.”

Ald. Matt O’Shea, who condemned the flyers earlier in the week, said he would reach out to Area South detectives about a potential criminal probe into the incident.

But Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi referenced the oblique nature of the signs and stickers, saying, “The issue is, would someone know whether those are white supremacy symbols?” He said the matter had been referred to the city Department of Streets and Sanitation.

Marjani Williams, a spokeswoman for the department, said O’Shea requested that agency workers take down the stickers and signs during their routine clean-up of the parade route.

“There was no major effort outside of what we usually do,” according to Williams, who said the agency could potentially issue citations to whoever posted the propaganda.

Residents and businesses said it was not just up to city officials to take action.

Susan Coffey, who works at Bookie’s New and Used Books at 10324 S Western Ave., said the store put up a sign saying “Hate has no home in the 19th Ward” after the parade last weekend.

“It shouldn’t just be on the aldermen, or the police to do it. We should all be doing it, everyone who lives here,” Coffey said.

A sign that was hung in the window of Bookie’s New and Used Books was posted in response to posters put up the previous weekend by a white nationalist organization. | Matthew Hendrickson/Sun-Times

Several people interviewed by the Sun-Times said they believed the mayoral race, which will see the city electing its first black woman as mayor, could have motivated the group to target the parade. They cited anti-gay flyers directed at mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot, who is openly gay, that were recently distributed on the South Side as evidence of groups trying to exploit prejudice.

Others were uncomfortable talking on the record about the issue, or said they had seen the coverage on television news, but weren’t concerned by it.

“This community has been integrated since the ’50s,” a man who works at a bar in the area said. He said all groups should feel welcome in Beverly.

P.J. Stroebel, a bartender who works the strip but asked that the bar’s name not be mentioned, said he was too busy serving beers and shots on Sunday to notice much of what happened outside the doors.

If he did see someone putting up flyers for a white nationalist organization he said he’d “probably punch them in the face.”

<picture of the poster finally included in an article! It's about time.>
He and a bar patron who asked not to be identified agreed that the signs seemed noncontroversial, pointing to a picture of the poster that read “Protect American Workers.”

“I think a lot of people would say, yeah, protect American workers. They would agree with that; who wouldn’t?” he said.

If the group who put the posters up was promoting a racist ideology, they weren’t doing a very good job of it, he quipped.

But, according to the SPLC, both the American Identity Movement and Identity Evropa have used this sort of banal-seeming propaganda in an effort to reach the mainstream.

“Like many newer alt-right organizations, Identity Evropa tries to cloak its white supremacist ideology with pseudo-intellectualism meant to appeal to young, white, male college students — no swastikas here, but clean-cut boys with flashy haircuts and pressed khakis,” the SPLC wrote.
Well, someone at the Chicago Sun-Times must not have got a memo about not naming the "who" on the posters.

Note the bartender who intends to commit violent crime against someone based on their (White) race and their loyalty towards it. If he finds a White Nationalist and then punches him, hasn't he established beforehand his intent to commit a "hate crime?"

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