Some neighbors in Missouri City expressed concern after antisemitic flyers were found inside plastic bags on driveways Wednesday. “We’re just completely shocked and just blown away,” said resident Tia Potts.
Potts said her dad came across the flyer at their home as he was walking the dog. “It just makes me sad that this could be this close to home,” she said.
To summarize, the flyer talks about a “COVID agenda” and Jewish people.
Another neighbor, who didn’t want to show his face, said he has lived in the area for more than 10 years and received the message too. “A little bit shocking to see,” he said.
The flyers show a logo, but residents don’t know who left them in the neighborhood.
“I don’t think there’s any place for that on our street or anywhere,” Potts said.
Someone on another street found flyers and contacted Missouri City police, Lt. Russell Terry said. However, a neighbor on that street said the flyer they saw was different. Police said they are looking to see if anyone has any video to figure out who’s behind this.
Fort Bend County Judge KP George released the following statement about the flyers:
“In Fort Bend County, we welcome the rich and colorful tapestry of all communities. Racial, ethnic, and antisemitic terror have no place anywhere, especially not in Fort Bend County. The concerning surge of hate we’ve seen in the last several years is not acceptable and is a danger that threatens us all.
Discrimination and harassment of individuals or groups based on race, religion, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, or any other identity are intolerable. As County Judge of one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the country, I want to make clear that we all must stand together and condemn racism, antisemitism, and discrimination in all forms.