GREENPOINT: A card advertising for a Neo-Nazi group was found on a sidewalk in Greenpoint today.
The card promoting the Neo-Nazi hate group The New Order of Milwaukee, WI, was discovered by a resident a couple blocks west of McGolrick park.
And this wasn’t the first time. The Greenpoint resident, speaking anonymously, had previously found one tucked into the schedule at a bus stop near Graham and Driggs Avenues.
“At first, I thought ‘I’m not gonna freak out,’” they said, “it could be kids.” But after finding the second card, they said it couldn’t be a coincidence.
A call to the NYPD’s 94th precinct, which covers Greenpoint, yielded no further information—it was the first they had heard of the incident.
The discovery comes on the heels of a tumultuous weekend, with news of demonstrations by hate groups and extremist violence in Charlottesville, VA dominating the news.
Protesters gathered at Grand Army Plaza yesterday, August 13, to denounce white supremacy and the actions that had taken place hundred of miles away.
Today’s discovery was a chilling reminder that white supremacy is pervasive, organized, and alive everywhere — even Brooklyn.
Update: Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and District 33 Councilmember Stephen T. Levin both responded to the story via Twitter
— Eric Adams (@BPEricAdams) August 14, 2017
Hate has no place here. The Brooklyn I know is one of love and acceptance. In the end, our love will prevail. https://t.co/ijXSWG4jHC
— Stephen Levin (@StephenLevin33) August 14, 2017