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Parkside neighbors come home to racist flyers

Posted at 2:34 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 18:11:09-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A local hate group has recently been distributing white supremacist leaflets around the Parkside community in Buffalo recently. 7 Eyewitness News has elected not to name the group, who has a P.O. box in Lockport, in efforts to not spread their message.

Buffalo police confirm multiple complaints from residents around Parkside, specifically Tillinghast Place, who have received white supremacist fliers in their mailboxes and found them around their yards.

Captain Jeff Rinaldo said if you receive one of these leaflets, throw them out. Rinaldo says under the law, the flier is equal to a landscaping advertisement on your doorstep, due to freedom of speech.

Buffalo police say despite the racist content advertised, arrests cannot be made until there are evident threats.

The Parkside Community Association is planning an advocacy committee meeting at the Church of the Good Shepherd on April 2, at 7 p.m. It released this statement to 7 Eyewitness News:

"The Parkside Community Association has zero tolerance for racism in our community. We are in the process of planning a community advocacy meeting and will be providing the details of that meeting on our social media platforms. For those looking to attend the meeting who don't have social media access, please feel free to call our office at 838-1240, or email pcadirector@gmail.com and we will be happy to provide you the information."