Police spokesperson Sgt. Christie Wood said the department has good follow-up information with a vehicle and suspect information, as well as a license plate number to one of the vehicles. One of the men was described as a white man with a slender build in his 30s or 40s. He had long brown hair and was wearing a khaki-colored hat on backwards. He had no shirt on and very short jeans shorts with cargo-style pockets. The vehicle was described as a tan Ford Ranger pick-up. Sgt. Wood also said it is a misdemeanor violation of the following city ordinance: "No person shall scatter or throw, distribute or affix upon any public thoroughfares or public property or in or on any vehicle while parked on such public thoroughfare or property, any handbills, posters, advertisement flier, litter or paper."
Although the organization behind the distribution was not specified, the flyers were described as "Aryan", so it is most likely that Aryan Nations was behind the distribution. There's been no confirmation from Aryan Nations, however.
Comments posted to the CDA Press story are interesting. For once, there isn't the ritualistic widespread condemnation. Instead, there's a certain amount of skepticism. A couple of people actually believe it might have been a provocation staged by the local Human Rights Education Institute to create more demand for their "Peace Timeline" which was held on July 1st:
sharetheplanet posted at 6:21 am on Fri, Jul 2 2010:
Anyone notice that there is ALWAYS some hate action in the press just before the HRI has an event? This just happened to coincide with the "PEACE TIME LINE". HMMMMMMMMMM.
sharetheplanet posted at 6:58 am on Thu, Jul 1 2010:
Are they sure this isn't another one of Rachele's stunts for publicity? Just a thought. lol.
local res posted at 9:12 pm on Wed, Jun 30 2010:
I don't agree with the aryans ideology, but I have to ask this question. Is this a direction we really want law enforcement to pursue? How many poster are placed along side of the roads during the election cycle every year. How many for sale signs are there that are placed within the public right away? How many yard sale signs are on the public land? How many people posted signs to encourage the Ironman particapants this past week? On, and on the list goes. Once the police start down this avenue of enforcement they have to enforce the entire law for each person who post a for sale, yard sale, sprinkler blowout, ect.... you get the drift. We may not agree with the idiots who post the trash but when we seek to limit them we might limit the rest of us at the same time.