Berlin, con. (WFSB) – Areas around Connecticut have seen racist flyers on their front lawn and some are thinking it could get out of hand.
State police say they are taking it seriously, but neighbors are shocked to see these racist flyers found in their backyards.
“Everywhere on the street, they were just all over the street, across all the lawns, up and down. It looked like snow, how much was here, ”said Lucien J. DeRossier Sr. of Berlin.
The quiet neighborhood of York Street in Berlin was one of several vandalized after neo-Nazi flyers threw people on the lawn on Monday morning.
“I just think the way people are behaving today is disgusting, and there’s nothing better to do than just destroy the streets of Berlin, but wherever you look, you see damage being done,” Lucien said.
The area around West Hartford was vandalized in April 2022.
“What kind of people do that? I mean, I’m white but I don’t think I’m better than everyone else,” said Ginny Fridge, a City resident.
The state police is taking the matter seriously. These types of problems are handled by the “Hate Crimes Unit”
Connecticut State Police Sergeant Christine Zeltema said, “What our detectives are doing in that unit is they are looking for some kind of trend.
Sergeant Zeltema says detectives are working closely with the community with the goal of being proactive rather than reactive.
“If such incidents continue to happen in the vicinity of that community, we need to make sure that we keep them safe and that they feel safe,” Sergeant Zeltema said.
However, residents still have an uncomfortable feeling that this is happening in their community
“I’m nervous about a group of people who have that kind of passion for something like that,” Ginny said.
The Hate Crime Unit is still collecting data and they ask you to report any hate crimes here: email@example.com
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