A number of residents in Roslyn received “White Pride” literature delivered to their homes in zip lock bags. On Tuesday evening September 11, a concerned citizen notified the Abington Police Department that the KKK had left flyers, promoting “White Pride” on his property.
According to Abington Police Department (APD) the literature was delivered to a number of residents in the Roslyn section of Abington Township on Tuesday after dark, which is alarming the community, especially the Roslyn residents. The Detective Division is investigating this incident.
A resident who received the flyers posted them on a community Facebook group. People are expressing their disgust and empathy in reaction to the post and for the neighbors who received the KKK literature. Commissioner John Spiegelman shared that similar flyers were distributed a few years ago from a North Carolina branch of the KKK.
See flyers from the Facebook Post
See email to Roslyn residents from Commissioner Lori Schreiber who represents Roslyn
Chief Malloy included the statement below on the APD website:
“While all of us know that such speech is protected under the 1st Amendment, the Abington Police Department strongly condemns this message and any speech that promotes the KKK, anti-Semitic rhetoric, or one race over the other. As a community, we take pride in the work that we do to bring people of all races, religions, sexual orientation and other backgrounds together, and we will continue to reject those on the fringe who seek to promote hatred and divide us.”
What makes last night’s incident more troubling, is that this literature was delivered on the 17th anniversary of 9/11, a date that will forever commemorate the horrible attacks on our Nation. On September 11th, 2001, over 3,000 individuals from all races and backgrounds were murdered TOGETHER, and we came together as citizens, as brothers and sisters independent of race, and as Americans to stand up against the cowardly acts of those who hated us because we are Americans. As we did back then and will continue to do today, we will promote peace and unity and reject hatred and divide.”
The neighbors had a lot to say on Facebook. See some of the comments posted below.
“These deplorable people do their work anonymously and under cover of the night. I am commenting here to publicly stand in solidarity with you, in my name.”
I’m sorry that you (or anyone) has to deal with this garbage.
I’m so very sorry they violated the sanctity of your home with such targeted, hateful rhetoric.
I hope APD catch whoever is responsible for this, soonest. Stay safe!
This is not okay
I’m so sorry that this happened to you. This is deplorable behavior. Please know that the majority of our community does not support this. ❤️
Horrifying! Hate has no place here!
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