Residents of a Uniontown neighborhood in Stark County are feeling outraged, reporting that antisemitic fliers were distributed to their driveways. The Uniontown Police Department said they were handed out Saturday, which happens to be the same day that Hamas attacked Israel this past weekend.
“I didn’t ask for this information to be thrown in my driveway,” one resident named Paul told 3News. “I want nothing to do with this.”
He was one of many on Waterfall Avenue in disbelief when they woke up on Sunday morning. His wife reported the fliers to authorities. The fliers say, “This is a PSA about a Jewish mafia that has highjacked our country,” and “We will not be silent as they conduct genocide against us.”
The fliers also have pictures of many prominent Jewish figures with Stars of David on all their foreheads.
Uniontown Police told WKYC about 20 homes got the fliers, which were inside sandwich bags with corn kernels on the bottom, seemingly to weigh the bags down as they were flung onto each property. They appear to have been produced by the Goyim Defense League, an organization that the Anti-Defamation League considers a hate group.
Among other antisemitic tropes, the fliers claim Jews are overrepresented in the U.S. Federal Reserve, in powerful hedge funds, and in political gun control, with U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, billionaire investor George Soros, and former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan amongst the many Jews pictured as part of the “Jewish Mafia.”
Uniontown police tell us they are investigating and that no apparent threats were made in this situation and no laws appeared to have been broken since this was just information. They’ll be consulting further with the Stark County prosecutor as the investigation continues.