Alpharetta police are investigating antisemitic flyers that were distributed in several neighborhoods overnight.
Mayor Jim Gilvin said in a statement on Sunday that hate has no place in the city. “I am disturbed and deeply disappointed by these flyers,” he said. “As a City, we fully support the freedoms provided by the First Amendment, but denounce antisemitism in all its forms. Alpharetta is a diverse, welcoming, and inviting community, one that values and supports our differences.”
The advocacy organization fighting antisemitism – StopAntisemitism – has attributed the antisemitic flyers to the Goyim Defense League (GDL). The league travels the country distributing these hateful flyers targeted Jewish communities. In June, StopAntisemitism reported similar flyers that were found in surrounding neighborhoods.
Police ask anyone with information to contact the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety at (678) 297-6300. You can also leave a tip online here.
The flyers are the latest in a wave of antisemitic statements being spread through metro Atlanta this year. In late April, residents in the Lake Claire, Candler Park and Kirkwood neighborhoods found similar papers around town. And a month later, hundreds of people in Roswell’s Edenwilde subdivision woke up to hateful flyers at their doors. Sandy Springs and Dunwoody had also been targeted in February.