White supremacist fliers left on doors
Sep. 18, 2003
ReligionNewsBlog.com • Friday September 19, 2003
FRAMINGHAM — A white supremacist group that police officials say spreads hate and fear slipped fliers under the doors of foreigner-owned business last weekend saying immigrants should be expelled from the United States.
Despite the message on the leaflets, Police Chief Steven Carl said the National Alliance broke no laws by distributing them.
“It’s the same as if you went to a store and came out and found fliers on your windshield,” said Carl. “They’re a white supremacist group that believes the world should be pure white and have no diversity. They are considered domestic terrorists, the same as the (Ku Klux) Klan or any of those neo-Nazi groups.”
The National Alliance, on its Web site, claims to be a group of white Americans who believe the country would be better off without immigrants, blacks, Jews or any other minority.
Carl said he heard about the fliers Monday morning, and they were distributed sometime before that.
The chief said he believes the fliers were a direct reaction to a meeting he held with local immigrants last week where he discussed their rights regarding immigration officers, bounty hunters and how he thought making driver’s licenses legal for immigrants would save time for both police and the courts.
“They (National Alliance) hide under the Constitution and freedom of speech — which they have every right to, but they try to quash others’ rights,” Carl said.
The flier the group distributed has “stop immigration” at the top in large, bold capital letters and then continues to say why the National Alliance believes immigrants should be sent home.
“Non-Whites are turning America into a Third World slum. They come for welfare or to take our jobs. They bring crime. They are messy, disruptive, noisy and multiply rapidly. Let’s send them home now!” the flier reads.
On the flier the National Alliance calls itself “An organization of Whites who aren’t afraid to speak up for our race,” and gives an address in West Virginia for donations, to join or to get a copy of the group’s radio schedule.
The fliers were just the latest foray into town for the National Alliance. Last year, group members attended several Human Relations Commission meetings and disrupted a service at a Jewish temple.
“It’s been a little over a year,” said Carl. “What they do is, they search newspapers. They use (Internet search engine) Google and search for the word immigration. Then they read an article in the MetroWest Daily News and see something about immigration, and they come here.”
No downtown business owners who received the flier would comment. Carl said the group has been known to be violent in the past, although not in Framingham.
The group’s latest action has Carl concerned the National Alliance will again make the town one of its frequent stops, the chief said.
“I don’t know what to expect,” said Carl. “They start with leafleting. Then they come to meetings. Then anti-National Alliance groups begin to show up, and it spreads hate and fear. I’m concerned they’re spreading hate and fear.”
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