Woman finds stickers with hate-filled messages in Troy
August 08, 2019 04:58 PM
A woman discovered some concerning messages in Troy. She found the hate-filled messages posted on poles and walls downtown.
This is the second time in a month that these messages have appeared.
Liz Schou was walking her dog when she found the stickers. She says she found many of the stickers on and around City Hall. She says many of the stickers included the Hundred-Hander’s name, a suspected white supremacy group.
The messages said that whites were being attacked and should strike back. They criticized celebrating gay-pride, immigration, and environmentalism.
When stickers were found last month, Governor Cuomo called on the State Police Hate Crime Task Force to investigate along with the Troy Police Department.
Officials at City Hall also requested that people report the stickers to them.
Schou found the concentration of stickers on and around Troy City Hall concerning. "I saw that when it happened last month that City Hall said to report them to City Hall. The fact that they were directly on and around City Hall seems like they were trying to make a point."
Troy Police are investigating the flyers.
Troy Mayor Patrick Madden released the following statement:
"It is disappointing to see the continued appearance of these hateful stickers which promote racism and discrimination. They do not represent the views of our residents or leadership of our city. Troy is proud of the diverse makeup of residents, businesses and families, and we stand strongly against hate in all its forms. We continue to encourage residents who see these postings on public property to report them to City Hall for identification and removal."
Updated: August 08, 2019 04:58 PM
Created: August 08, 2019 07:02 AM
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