Residents and government officials are up in arms after racist, antisemitic flyers were left in the driveway of homes in several Stamford neighborhoods over the weekend.
The flyers containing offensive information were left in driveways in the Pepper Ridge, Belltown, and Springdale neighborhoods in Stamford, Connecticut on Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12.
The Stamford-New Canaan-Darien branch of the United Jewish Federation said the flyers were left by the Nationalist Social Club or NSC-131, a New England-based neo-Nazi group with chapters in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, and Vermont.
NGO StopAntisemitism has been tracking the group’s neo-nazi leader, Chris Hood. Hood was previously listed as the “Antisemite of the Week” due to his involvement with multiple antisemitic banner & flyer drops around the New England area.
In 2022, Hood was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace over a physical brawl at a protest. In 2023, he was slapped with a civil complaint after he hung an antisemitic banner over a New Hampshire bypass.
Chris Hood is no stranger to disrupting the residents in Connecticut. StopAntisemitism caught the white supremacist and his group engaging in an antisemitic rally.
Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons, who met with state representatives and leaders from faith and ethnic communities, as well as the police department, said the city has “zero tolerance” for this sort of activity.
“The City of Stamford has a zero tolerance for hate speech against any person or group, whether it is based on race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, country of origin, gender identity, or any other affiliation, and we vehemently condemn this disturbing behavior in our community,” Simmons said.
Stamford Police did not respond for comment but posted on Facebook that they are investigating the incidents with the State Attorney’s Office.