RED BANK - Dozens of fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan were found distributed on lawns in several neighborhoods in Red Bank and Fair Haven Monday morning.
Red Bank police say that the plastic bags with two KKK propaganda fliers were found weighed down with rocks on various lawns in the two towns. One flier had an anti-immigration message, and the other had attempts to defame Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Red Bank Police Chief Darren McConnell says it is particularly disturbing that the fliers were found on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“It's just disturbing in this day and age to have this going on in a community like this,” Chief McConnell says.
The chief adds that the message the fliers seem to be putting out are “not representative of what happens here [in Red Bank].”
The Red Bank Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating. However as of right now they say that no crime was committed because the fliers did not seem to be targeting anyone in particular.
“We are investigating it as a bias incident, but not a bias crime,” says Chief McConnell.
Anyone who finds a flier is urged to drop it off at the Red Bank police station, or call police and they will pick it up.
Similar incidents have occurred in Lyndhurst and Rutherford within the past year. Fliers were also found in Red Bank about a year ago.