On June 27, at about 9:45 pm, the Martinez Police Department responded to a report of fliers containing hate speech left on the sidewalk near downtown. The offensive fliers made threats to harm those supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in the name of an organization called “White Pride World Wide”.
At this time, police do not have any leads on who left them on the sidewalk.
Martinez Police called the fliers “Deplorable, filled with hate, and have no place in the city of Martinez. The language was threatening, offensive, and goes against everything the City values in terms of diversity, inclusion, and acceptance.”
Police urge you to contact their Dispatch Center at (925) 372-3440 in the event you have any information on the case. Detectives have been assigned to investigate the incident as a Hate Crime and the investigation is ongoing.
The City of Martinez said it does not tolerate hate related crimes and as a community need to stand together to promote unity and acceptance for all people. This hateful, hurtful, and offensive act does not define the city and all must do their part to identify those responsible to bring them to justice.