PALMDALE – As various local media sources have reported, fliers filled with racial slurs and threats against African Americans were found scattered in a Lancaster neighborhood earlier this month. Now similar fliers containing “disparaging racist comments and conditional serious threats,” have been found in Palmdale, according to a press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
Deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station are working closely with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Hate Crimes Task Force to investigate a recent hate incident.
The incident, reported on Friday, December 27, 2013, is similar to the recent Lancaster Sheriff’s Station case that occurred on Monday, December 16, 2013.
A number of 8 1/2 x 11 papers containing written racial epithets and general threats were found by a community member in the 900 block of East Avenue Q-4, Palmdale, scattered in the public roadway.
The comments and structure used on the papers were very similar to a recent incident reported in the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station area, reference report LAN-13-22016. The Lancaster incident was covered in detail in recent news reports.
In the Palmdale incident, reference report PLM-13-18373, the papers contained disparaging racist comments and conditional serious threats. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Hate Crimes Task Force is handling the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at (661) 272-2400 or Detective Melissa Sullivan of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Hate Crimes Task Force at (661) 940-3857.