Neo-Nazi and white supremacist propaganda has been discovered by local residents in San Antonio, Texas.
Individual posters and plastic wallets that contained antisemitic and racist leaflets were left outside homes in multiple neighbourhoods in the city’s Northside district. A mobile phone number was also included in an alleged attempt to recruit more members to the cause of those behind the leaflets.
Residents shared photos and video recordings of the concerning materials created by an organisation known as the 14First Foundation, a self-proclaimed white supremacist group operating in the area.
The group’s Vice President has openly admitted that he drove across the city in his truck to distribute the hateful flyers. Despite the widespread use of swastikas and Nazi imagery in the material, he maintained that he does not identify as an antisemite or affiliate himself with the Nazis.
For the previous six months, his organisation has been hoping to recruit people from the most affluent neighbourhoods with mostly white American residents, he said.
The local community has expressed fears and disgust over rising hatred in the city, and the seemingly widespread distribution of divisive and offensive content.
The FBI, when asked for comment, reportedly said that if information “comes to light of a potential federal violation” in local investigations, the FBI will be prepared to undertake its own investigation. Hollywood Park Police and the San Antonia Police Department, however, have stated that no crime was committed and thus charges cannot be filed.