GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Fliers claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan were distributed in Gloversville again.
Police said it has become a regional problem, but the community isn’t letting it disparage them. Though the content of the flier is legal, protected by freedom of speech, the city said that type of activity is not tolerated there.
Many people said the flier ended up in their trash.
Police are also searching for whoever is responsible. They could face charges for not having a permit, littering and trespassing. Some homeowners asked to not show their faces on camera and admitted the flier was unnerving – whether it was real or not.
“It’s very scary,’ Jaime said. “Just in our neighborhood alone there’s all different races. And if somebody got violent, this KKK stuff, I mean, that’s scary.”
This is the second time this year KKK fliers have been found around the city. They’ve also been spotted across county lines.
The community remains resilient, and they only had one thing to say to the people who are responsible.
“If you don’t see the picture, then you’re looking through a small lens,” David Galloway said. “There’s a bigger picture out there. Open up your eyes and see it.”
Mayor Dayton King said officials are reviewing all city cameras and ask anyone that has information to contact police at (518) 736-2100.
“I don’t encourage anyone to be violent in any way, I encourage people to throw out this trash and realize it is coming from someone who has way too much time on their hands and someone who has very little respect for themselves,” he said in a Facebook post.
King said police had identified at least one person of interest on Monday.