For the second time this year, Boca Raton police are investigating after antisemitic flyers were found in a neighborhood near downtown.
NGO StopAntisemitism, one of the leading voices bringing antisemitism to light, has been following similar flyers across the country. The watchdog organization has named the antisemitic group responsible as the Goyim Defense League. Neo-nazi Jon Minadeo II runs the league. Minadeo is well-known to law enforcement for harassing the Jewish communities of Florida. Minadeo is actively fighting a Florida bill that would make it illegal to litter propaganda onto private property.
“I’m very distressed to learn about this,” Betsy Wenzel told WPTV. “It’s probably a few people that are really trying to get a lot of exposure.” Wenzel was shocked to hear antisemitic flyers were found scattered throughout her Boca Raton neighborhood Sunday night.
In a photo sent to WPTV by one of Wenzel’s neighbors, the flyers are packaged in Ziploc bags, just as they were when similar materials were found in another Boca Raton neighborhood in January.
Boca Raton police released the following statement to WPTV on Monday morning: “We are aware of the recent materials. The first report was received last night just before 11 p.m. along the 600 block of High Street. Additional locations in the area have since been reported. We are currently investigating.”