Tuesday, February 24, 2009
League Of American Patriots Distributes "Racist" Flyers In Fanwood, New Jersey; Mayor Colleen Mahr Calls It "Filth Distributed By Cowards And Bigots"
The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that on Saturday February 24th, 2009, the League of American Patriots distributed copies of a flyer that read in part: "Enough is Enough! Stop Minority (Non-White) Crime Now!" in Fanwood, New Jersey. They were dropped onto borough lawns and driveways, according to Police Chief Donald Domanoski.
And Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr (pictured above, sitting in the middle) is unhappy about it. Mahr, in a statement e-mailed on Monday, characterized the flyers as "racist hate literature", and also said, "The authors of this filth are certainly not patriots. I call them cowards and bigots." She said she contacted the state Attorney General's Office and Gov. Jon Corzine, requesting steps be taken "to investigate and determine if those responsible for this reprehensible act can be prosecuted".
For their part, Fanwood police have referred the matter to the Union County Prosecutor's Office. However, in response to a previous pro-White literature drop in nearby Roxbury, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said the flyer was "reprehensible literature," but also protected speech under the First Amendment. So it remains to be seen whether the Union County Prosecutor will follow suit.
The flyers describe a February 16th article in The Star-Ledger about a man who was arrested after allegedly leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle through Fanwood and Plainfield. The newspaper article did not identify the race of the suspect. The flyer claims the perp is a Negro and cites what are called "dubious statistics" regarding race-related crime. The flyers also indicate they're from the League of American Patriots, and give an address in Butler, Morris County. No one from the group returned a message left on an answering machine yesterday, although the group's website posted a brief account of the distribution.
The League of American Patriots have engaged in previous activism. On October 14th, 2008, they distributed pro-White, anti-Obama flyers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
If you're unhappy with Mayor Mahr's characterization of the League activists as "cowards and bigots", and their literature as "filth", you can e-mail her at the following address: