The Gist: Antisemitic flyers, similar to those seen in other Georgia cities, have been found in several Alpharetta neighborhoods, sparking an active investigation by local law enforcement.
What Happened?: Residents of Alpharetta were shocked and appalled when they woke up to antisemitic flyers scattered throughout their neighborhoods. The flyers bear a striking resemblance to those distributed in other cities in the area in recent months. The City of Alpharetta and the City Council have expressed their deep disappointment and disturbance over the incident.
Why It Matters: City officials say this act of hate speech goes against the values of Alpharetta, a city ,known for its diversity and welcoming nature. The incident has raised concerns about the safety and well-being of the city’s Jewish community and other minority groups.
What’s Next?: The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is leading an active investigation into the incident. They are coordinating with law enforcement agencies in surrounding communities that have experienced similar acts of hate. The department is urging anyone with information that could assist in the investigation to reach out at 678-297-6300 or use their online crime tip reporting tool.