ATLANTA — Atlanta police say they are investigating who left Ku Klux Klan flyers in a northwest Atlanta neighborhood.
The department is investigating to see if the flyers are an act to intimidate the community.
Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston spoke with a member of the Anti-Defamation League, an organization that tracks anti-Semitic activity, who says hateful acts in the U.S. are at an all-time high.
“We have seen an incredible increase, only in the past year,” said Randy Crohn with the Anti-Defamation League.
Crohn said in 2021 assaults, harassment and vandalism against Jews jumped 34% from the previous year.
More than 2,700 cases of hatred like Ku Klux Klan flyers found Monday in a northwest Atlanta neighborhood have been reported.
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“We’ve seen a lot of fliers from a lot of, it’s really been from white extremist hate groups that are putting them out there for intimidation or recruiting purposes for the most part,” Crohn said.
The fliers say, “You have been paid another social visit by the Old Glory Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. We have a dark history here and because of you a bright future.”
At the bottom of the fliers in bold letters, the words, “be warned,” are printed on the fliers.
Crohn told Huddleston that if something like this appears at your home, you should report it to police.
“We want you to stand up and report it. A lot of people and a lot of marginalized groups are afraid,” Crohn said.
Huddleston also talked with a Georgia State University professor who is an expert of tracking hate and terrorism groups. He said there are more than 800 hate groups in the US.
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