Antisemitic flyers hit Gainesville neighborhoods

Antisemitism

Gainesville neighborhoods found a new batch of antisemitic flyers and corn on their driveways and property on Saturday morning.

According to the Gainesville Police Department (GPD), numerous complaints came in reporting the zip lock baggies filled with antisemitic flyers and corn.

Locations included the 2000 block of NW 16th Avenue in neighborhoods including University Park, Colony Park, Forest Ridge Brywood, Florida Park and other roadways not classified into neighborhoods, according to GPD.  

The same thing occurred in early August throughout Alachua County and was condemned by Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe and Rabbi Berl Goldman of the Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student and Community Center.

Newly-elected Gainesville City Commissioner Bryan Eastman stated on his “Bryan Eastman for Gainesville” Facebook page on Saturday: “This morning we woke up to find this on our lawn. It was anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant propaganda that was littered across our neighborhood late last night. It’s disgusting, and has no place in our welcoming community.

“GPD is looking into this, and we will not stand for hate like this in our community. Gainesville is home to the largest undergraduate Jewish student population in the US. Our diversity is what makes us strong, and we will make sure everyone feels safe in our city.”

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FollowTheScience

Hope they find some Ring camera videos to identify these bigots.

Mike

This is not a time for area Jewish residents to stand idly by and watch, as antisemitism rears its ugly head. These criminal acts are exactly what began happening in Germany in the 1930’s, and we all know what followed. Jews need to be vigilant and watch out for each other. We need to pressure authorities to identifify and prosecute these miscreants. Perhaps it’s time for The Jewish Defense League to be resurrected?