CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ – Disturbing findings in several South Jersey communities as hateful messages are left in people’s driveways. Those who found the messages say they are disgusted.
This hatred has no home in their neighborhoods.
Police are asking anyone with information or surveillance video of the incidents to call them.
Megan Bristow said: “We were disturbed.”
A disgusting discovery in at least three South Jersey communities last week as anti-Semitic leaflets were found on people’s properties.
“One of the kids came running out and said, ‘There’s a bag in our driveway. It was a bag of corn with this pamphlet in it,” Bristow said.
Bristow, of Camden County, says it received the flyer early Sunday morning. His neighbor, Michael Brown, had one too. “It’s disgusting. It’s disgusting. It’s not necessary.”
Brown says surveillance video outside her home captured the moment a car threw the flyer onto her property. Neighbors say it was packed in a sandwich bag, partly filled with dried corn.
“It was 4:38 a.m. Kind of a grainy video, but the car just drove by. They threw it out the window and drove on,” Brown added.
Lindenwold Police said they are also investigating the leaflets. Earlier in the week, Brigantine Police announced they had launched a similar bias investigation. Brigantine Police say the leaflets have been reported across the country and appear to be distributed haphazardly with no particular target.
The Philadelphia Anti-Defamation League responded to the Brigantine incident by calling it “Evidence of record level hate”. They are working with the police to find those responsible.
The regional director released a statement saying, in part:
“The anti-Semitic and racist network behind this incident is solely focused on spreading hate and fear. We will also work with members of the community to counter this vile and hateful propaganda.”
The Anti-Defamation League says it has tracked record levels of white supremacy and anti-Semitism and Pennsylvania had the highest level of white supremacist propaganda spread in the nation in 2021.