GREENE COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Police and the district attorney’s office are investigating after Ku Klux Klan flyers were distributed in parts of Greene County.
William DeForte, the Greene County Regional Police Department captain, said the flyers started showing up in the county about two weeks ago, with the most recent distribution on Tuesday.
“Every officer here was offended and extremely motivated to find the individual passing out this information,” DeForte told KDKA.
The flyers have appeared in mailboxes, at the edge of driveways and at local businesses. The flyers are usually in plastic bags with birdseed inside to weigh them down.
The messages on the flyers are often racist and promote white supremacy. They also include contact information for the Loyal White Knights, a group described by the Anti-Defamation League as “one of the largest and most active Klan groups in the United States.”
DeForte said several residents came forward after receiving a flyer.
“They will not tolerate the Ku Klux Klan or any other organization that is going to spread racial filth in their communities,” the police captain said.
Investigators are now asking the public for help.
“We’re looking for the community’s help to identify any individuals that may have stuck those flyers in those yards, in the mailboxes or on the porches,” said Greene County District Attorney David Russo.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Greene County District Attorney’s Office or the Greene County Regional Police Department.