Antisemitic fliers found in Boise's North End

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Dec 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 13:20:16-05

Antisemitic fliers were found scattered in Boise's North End Sunday morning.

According to an email from the Boise Police Department, BPD responded to a report of anti-Jewish literature being distributed around the North End just before midnight on Saturday. Officers gathered what they could see at the time and began an investigation.

BPD is asking anyone with information or video surveillance from the area to call dispatch at 208-377-6790 or call Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS. You can also contact Crime Stoppers on their website.

The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights responded to the incident on Twitter.

Dan Prinzing, the Executive Director of the Wassmuth Center, also said the Center has been receiving alerts since this morning about the incident from North End residents.

"These are incidents that have to be taken seriously," he said. "This is antisemitism as hate speech, symbols as hate speech and we have to all be disturbed."

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This incident comes just 2 weeks after other antisemitic messages were graffitied along the greenbelt in downtown Boise, near the Anne Frank Memorial.

"These are not just random acts. They're happening with such frequency, with such deliberation that now it's time for us to get deliberate with our action," Prinzing said. "We have to proclaim if this is here, it's not only unacceptable, it needs to be illegal, it needs to be prosecuted, we need to take action because it will only continue to get worse and as long as we have state leaders who continue to coddle extremism, we're going to continue to see this in our day-to-day."