Jefferson City Littered with Supremacist Flyers
The group passed out fliers around Jefferson City over the weekend. Hundreds of shoppers found what some call a disgusting message tucked under their wiper blades on Sunday afternoon.
The two different fliers advertised a self proclaimed white supremacist group called the national socialist movement. One Jefferson City resident says he hasn't seen hate like this since World War II.
"I haven't seen anything this disgusting in a really long time," Alan Hermann says.
Hermann is Jewish. The fliers tell people to boycott certain Kosher foods, blaming Jews for high food prices.
"It's packed with more lies than I know how to go to," Hermann says.
The fliers also urge the white man take back power and to deport what the group calls "sub-human" immigrants.
"It makes me feel a lot of rage, and a lot of disgust that people still listen to this type of thing," Hermann says.
The papers say the Missouri chapter of the National Socialist Movement published them. Jefferson City Police say it was illegal for the group to put the fliers onto parked cars. But the fliers themselves are legal due to First Amendment rights.
"Just because you have the right it's not always the responsible thing to do," Cole County Sheriff Greg White says.
White says this is the first time he's had trouble with or even heard that there is a local chapter of the National Socialist Movement.
"I think this is far from being representative of the average Cole County resident," White says.
The group's website promotes Hitler and recruits youth to join the white power movement. Hermann says the group has an archaic message that will disgust, not appeal to modern Americans.
"America has grown up. I'm not afraid now," Hermann says.
Police say the group put the fliers on cars parked at the Capitol Mall, at Wal-Mart and on Missouri Boulevard. The Cole County Sheriff's Department says they're investigating the supremacist because it was illegal to put the fliers on parked cars. They also say they plan to keep a close watch on the group.