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Racist flyers found on West Allis lawns over the weekend

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 06:30:45-04

The West Allis Police Department is investigating after posters promoting white supremacy were found on dozens of front lawns over the weekend on the southwest side of Milwaukee County.

Authorities said that the posters which promoted white supremacy were found at several West Allis homes over the weekend surprising local residents.

Eladio Cruz noticed the propaganda while working in his yard.

"Never had anything happen like this, never experienced anything like this and not something I wanted to wake up to on a Saturday morning," said Cruz.

Cruz felt targeted when finding the poster.

"Very disappointed, you know, I've got my children to think about. Makes me feel unsafe that this is still going on in this day and age," he said.

Milwaukee Alderman Mark Borkowski said that a concerned resident in his district called after removing 30 flyers from front yards on Saturday.

"Granted, you have your first amendment rights, but my questions are why this? Why now? And why that area," said Borkowski.

Despite the hateful messages, residents of West Allis want whoever is responsible to know that hatred will not be tolerated in their community.

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