Anti-Semitic flyers distributed in Denver and Arvada over the weekend – The Denver Post

Posted By on January 26, 2022

Anti-Semitic flyers, placed in plastic baggies containing rice, were distributed over the weekend in parts of Denver and Arvada and the incidents are under police investigation.

The flyers, according to the Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region, contain various anti-Semitic messages including: Every single aspect of the COVID agenda is Jewish.

The flyers were left on driveways in Arvada overnight Saturday around West 72nd Avenue and Oak street and northwest of the intersection, said Detective Dave Snelling, a police spokesman. Arvada police received more than two dozen reports about the flyers, which have been collected as evidence.

We are investigating, Snelling said. It is a concern to the community and its a concern to us.

On Sunday Denver police received reports of flyers containing Anti-Semitic language from residents in the Country Club neighborhood.

These flyers are being investigated by DPDs Bias Motivated Crime Unit, police said in a statement.

White supremacist and anti-vaccine propaganda was also distributed locally with the anti-Semitic messages, according to the ADL.

It is especially despicable and disgusting that a group of antisemites would choose to distribute hateful, antisemitic propaganda just one week after the hostage situation at the synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, said ADL Mountain States Regional Director Scott Levin, in a written statement. It is important to expose this type of hateful activity and to shine a light on the increase in antisemitism in Colorado and across the country.

Similar anti-Semitic propaganda was distributed over the weekend in California, Florida, Maryland and Texas, according to the ADL.

The ADL has tracked a significant increase in white supremacist propaganda efforts in Colorado and the U.S., the organization said in a news release. ADLs Center on Extremism tracked a near doubling of white supremacist propaganda distributions in 2020 with a total 5,125 cases reported nationwide. A total of 117 white supremacist propaganda incidents have been reported in Colorado in 2020 and 2021.

There were 60 anti-Semitic incidents reported in Colorado to the ADL in 2020, making it the second highest number of reports in the last 10 years.

People can report biased activities to the ADL at Anyone with information on the weekend flyers is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).

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Anti-Semitic flyers distributed in Denver and Arvada over the weekend - The Denver Post

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