Beverly Hills police say they're investigating anti-Semitic flyers distributed one night before the beginning of Hanukkah

Police in Beverly Hills, 加利福尼亚州, have launched an investigation after residents received anti-Jewish hate speech flyers ahead of the first night of Hanukkah, 的 department said 星期日.

The flyers were likely distributed overnight in what police are calling ahate incident,” 根据一份声明 Beverly Hills Police Department. Police said they received a call from a resident reporting a flyer in their front yard shorty after 6 上午. 在星期天. Hanukkah began Sunday evening.
The flyer containspropaganda style hate speech related to the COVID pandemic and the Jewish people,” 该部门在一份声明中说.
      A portion of the flyer received by residents said, “Every single aspect of the COVID agenda is Jewish,” 根据 CNN affiliate KABC.
        Police surveyed the area and discovered that the flyers, enclosed in plastic bags containing rice (for weight), were distributed to homes in several blocks in the northeast area of the City,” the police statement said.
          Anti-Defamation League has previously called out the use of anti-Semitic language to promote conspiracy theories around the Covid-19 pandemic. For this Hanukkah, ADL has launched #ShineALight to raise awareness around anti-Semitism and how communities can respond.
          Hate crimes in the US reached a 12-year-high in 2020, 超过 7,700 criminal hate crime incidents reported to the FBI, according to the FBI’s annual hate crime statistics report. 曾经有 683 anti-Jewish attacks 去年, according to the FBI data, 从下 963 在 2019.
            Officers were conducting extra patrols in Beverly Hills Sundayto ensure a safe holiday season,” 警察说.
            Anyone with information or video related to the flyers is encouraged to contact the police department.