Police decry antisemitic flyers found over weekend

DANVILLE — Police called out the latest instance of flyers offering antisemitic statements left outside Bay Area residents’ homes after some reported finding them this weekend.

In a statement posted Sunday to a department social media pagepolice thanked those residents for alerting them, and called them out in no uncertain terms.

“These leaflets fly in the face of our values ​​in Danville. Our Town’s mission statement focuses on providing services that make people’s lives better. In pursuit of that mission, we are committed to inclusivity, welcoming families and people from all backgrounds to live, work and visit,” police said in part.

“We value dialogue and respectful differences of opinion. Our differences can make us stronger; however, respect is the key. We will not condone or tolerate violence, intimidation, or hate in any form. We are committed to making Danville a safe place for all where we celebrate diversity, dignity, and equality for all members of our community.”

Similar flyers were found outside several Berkeley hills and Palo Alto homes in February, with community figures stepping forward to identify them as symbols of hatred and division, while other similar ones were found in Pasadena in December.

Police did not initially offer any additional information about the fliers, or call for surveillance-camera footage that might capture signs of the flyers’ distributors. Anyone with information may call Danville police at 925-314-3700.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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