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Hate-Mail Fliers Flood UP Mailboxes
Written by Allison Czapp and Bradley Schlegel

Opinion in this week's editorial HERE


            A mass mailing of white supremacy fliers was sent to households throughout East Greenville, Pennsburg, Red Hill, and Upper Hanover this week.

            The enclosed fliers depicted phrases like "White and Proud," with a man holding a flag with a swastika. Another flier depicted a scene in which a man threatens another man with a knife and reads, "Welcome to 'Multicultural USA.' Feeling Enriched?" Another depicts an anti-Semetic message.

            The fliers also include a link to a white supremacy website, registered in Birmingham MA., and depict a blue swastika with white stars in a red circle near the words "America Awaken." On the backs of the fliers, were quotes from Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels, as well as white supremacist poetry.

            Upper Perkiomen valley residents have expressed their outrage and disgust through social media.

            At the Town & Country newspaper office, a stream of emails, phone calls and copies of flyers have been steadily coming through the door. Efforts are being made to understand the scope of the mailing.

            The hand-addressed envelopes, post-marked in Philadelphia, contained no return address. Many of the letters were addressed to "Head of Household," but others were to "Proud American," "Middle School Supporter," or more personal types of information included as the addressee.

            The East Greenville postmaster said many residents have been calling about the letters; however, staff are redirecting concerned citizens to the police.

            The mailings violate no crimes, according to Drew Skelton, chief of the East Greenville Borough Police Department. He said approximately 50 borough residents have informed the department that they received the letters.

            "We are willing to speak to people about their concerns," Skelton said Wednesday morning.

            Joe Adam, a sergeant with the Upper Perk Police Department, echoed Skelton's comments that no laws have been broken. Adam said his department is investigating the source of the letters, but declined to comment further.

            Area residents are planning a sunset candlelight vigil for Sunday, October 15, at 6:15 p.m. at the Pennsburg Square (intersection of Route 29 and 662) in Pennsburg.

            As more details about the vigil are developed, the Town and Country will publish them online at www.UPVNews.com





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