Distribution of Racist Fliers Investigated in Leesburg

Leesburg Police are investigating several incidents involving propaganda fliers being distributed by individuals claiming to be Ku Klux Klan members throughout the northeast quadrant of town.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, Leesburg Police received the first report of suspicious fliers found outside of a home on Aurora Court. The preliminary investigation revealed that the fliers appear to contain propaganda material and were most likely distributed targeted for distribution around the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Residents reported finding the fliers inside plastic baggies with bird seed.

The material appears to have been distributed randomly and was not specifically targeting any particular individual or individuals. As with previous incidents involving similar fliers, investigators will work with local, state and federal partners to identify any threats to the community.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call police at 703-771-4500. Those wishing to to remain anonymous may call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

3 thoughts on “Distribution of Racist Fliers Investigated in Leesburg

  • 2018-01-13 at 9:58 pm
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    When are these clowns going to realize they are not getting any traction in Leesburg or anywhere in Loudoun County? Please throw your junk somewhere else!

  • 2018-01-14 at 10:37 am
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    Dear Friends,

    Once again the ugly issues of hate and intolerance have surfaced in our community. Last night on January 12th flyers were distributed in many communities throughout Leesburg and Loudoun County that contained messages of hate, disrespect and lies toward the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    We know that those who would use this as a call to action to join a white supremacist group are doing so because of the intolerant attitudes being expressed towards people and nations at this time in our Country.

    The time and opportunity is upon us all to act and share our love and support for the ideals embodied in our nation’s creed and in our firm belief that love conquers hate.

    I call upon all of us to join at two community events, tomorrow Sunday January 14th at 4pm at which time the Loudoun Coral is sponsoring a program at the Leesburg Community Church, 835 Lee Avenue SW and on Monday January 15th at 10:00am at the Loudoun County Court House to participate in the march honoring Dr. King and show your support in celebration of the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the ideals he embodied.

    Now is not the time for us discount these actions that have been widely posted on community facebook sites. Neither is it time to respond quietly because no crime has been committed. Our united response can be in our presence standing together and giving no safe place for hate in our community.

    I have spoken directly to Leesburg Chief of Police Greg Brown and he assures me that his team is ready to serve and protect and will continue to monitor the distribution of these materials in our community.
    I look forward to seeing you and sharing the love.

    Respectfully,

    Councilman Ron Campbell

  • 2018-01-14 at 3:40 pm
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    Yet again, nobody saw anything. No strange cars? No strangers walking the streets? No home camera/security system captured anyone placing these flyers. The highly competent LPD knows nothing? Not a single clue?

    Doesn’t that sound more than a little strange?

    And right on cue, the politicians come out of the woodwork with the same old stale talking points condemning sophomoric flyers that even a 2nd grader would recognize as ignorant… with the offensive implication that somehow, someway, in 2018, half of Leesburg is on the verge of falling for it and getting their KKK on?

    I look forward to finding out who is actually behind this entire silly scheme.

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