Racist fliers litter area

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SANDPOINT — Racist fliers littered Sandpoint on Sunday, attracting condemnation from the community and the local human rights task force.

Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon said as many as 30 of the fliers, which promoted a website which traffics in speech against Hispanics, Jews and other creeds and nationalities, were collected.

“Over the weekend there appears to have been a random distribution of hate fliers,” Bonner County Human Rights Task Force President Lynn Bridges. “Unfortunately Sandpoint and Bonner County have been down this road before. Our community has shown over and over that they do not tolerate hate groups.”

Bridges said the group listed on the hate fliers that were distributed to various homes over the weekend have been identified as a Neo-Nazi hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The human rights task force has contacted SPLC to inform them about the fliers. In addition, they have also contacted the human rights groups in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.

“We urge any person who has received a hate flier to contact Sandpoint City Police,” Bridges said.

The group has posted an “Idaho is Too Great to Hate” poster on its Facebook page from the Idaho Interfaith Alliance.

“People wishing to show solidarity in human rights are welcome to download the poster and display it,” she said.

Bridges said the Bonner County Human Rights Task Forces invites the community to a Saturday workshop titled, “Building Values Bridges - Loking for Common Ground”. The workshop offers hands-on training with concrete and practical ideas of how to build common ground with others of differing viewpoints. The workshop will be held at Forrest Bird Charter School from 3-4:30 p.m.

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