IPSWICH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The towns of Hamilton and Ipswich are investigating after a group, classified by the Anti-Defamation League as neo-Nazi, distributed literature through out the communities.
The Nationalist Social Club, calls itself a "pro-white, street-oriented fraternity," and left plastic bags with flyers "advertising their discriminatory and disrespectful message at random houses this past weekend," Hamilton Police wrote on Facebook.
The flyers encourage men of European decent to join the group.
"Hate has no home here in Hamilton and the police will continue to promote and encourage inclusivity as one of the communities' recognized core values," the Hamilton Police department said.
Ipswich Police also investigating and said many of the flyers distributed around town had large rocks in the bags, appearing to have been thrown from a vehicle. Police said no residents have reported having contact with the individual or group distributing the literature.
“The Town of Ipswich rejects hatred in all of its forms,” said Interim Town Manager Gallivan. “This is a welcoming community where partnerships, diversity, and unity are among what makes this a great place to live. I hope anyone attempting to spread hatred will stay out of our community.”
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas spoke to a couple residents in Ipswich who said they're confused and concerned.
"I mean it's not a great place to recruit. Most people here seem to be pretty liberal and accepting. So yeah, I'm really kind of surprised, why here?" Krista told WBZ's James Rojas. "It is concerning but you know, I believe they have the right to say whatever they want as long as they're not hurting anybody. But I hate that they're saying it."
Police in both towns are working together. Anyone who has information about the people who distributed the flyers or video surveillance is asked to call police.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports