Neighbors find racist fliers stapled up around northwest Denver

DENVER - Denver Police are trying to identify whoever put up offensive and racist fliers in a northwest Denver neighborhood.

Jennifer Winkel Thompson said her son first noticed the fliers near 35th Avenue and Shoshone Street on Wednesday morning.

"I thought he was joking. I didn't possibly think it could be true," Thompson told 7NEWS reporter Molly Hendrickson.

Thompson said when they stopped and took a closer look, they saw the paper said, "GET RID OF THE POOR HISPANICS. WHITE POWER."

"I thought it was something else and I was misreading it," said her son, William Thompson.

Thompson and her son drove around the neighborhood and tore down about a dozen signs. Other fliers said "WHITES ONLY" and "THIS NEIGHBORHOOD BELONGS TO THE WHITES NOW."

"The Northside isn't gonna stand for this. This isn't okay," Thompson said of her community.

"Why are you gonna put around fliers like that? That's just awful," said Natalie Gonzales, who lives in the neighborhood.

Denver Police said they talked to people in the area, but haven't found who's behind the fliers. They don't believe it's connected to a letter from last month that made its way through the Five Points Neighborhood. That letter targeted one woman and said,"There's no room for the n-word and Jews."

It's still unclear whether a crime has been committed or whether the fliers, as offensive as they are, are protected under the First Amendment as freedom of speech.

One thing is certain, Thompson and fellow neighbors won't stand for this in their neighborhood, especially in a place so rooted in diversity.

"There's no such thing as white power. There's people power and that's what the Northside has always been about. Go away!  Stop it!" Thompson said of whoever's begin the negative fliers.

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