Fliers promoting white supremacy spread around Pittsford neighborhood

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A recent string of fliers left in one Pittsford neighborhood has the community concerned over it’s message.

It appears to have a link to a website advocating to ‘Make (Rochester) Great Again’ by ‘Making Rochester whiter’.

Several people in a neighborhood off Knickerbocker Road admitted to having found the fliers in their driveway Tuesday afternoon.

Liz Sefkow, who just moved to the neighborhood last week, said she was alarmed  after she found one of these fliers.

“It was a small strip of paper that was stapled around a small rock, and it was right at the end of the driveway. I didn’t think anything of it and picked it up,” said Sefkow.

Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith (R) is aware of the situation, and brought it to the attention of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

“Apart from the unpleasant nature of the message itself, I think there’s something sort of sinister about this kind of message especially when it’s distributed to people’s homes,” said Smith, who noted this type of message is inconsistent with the values of the Pittsford community.

“Of all the places they might have tried to distribute this, I really wonder what they were thinking in trying it here,” said Smith.

Though many people in Pittsford, like Andrew Evans,  are concerned these fliers even exist. More importantly, the message it supports.

“It made my stomach sick, it was just sort of a feeling of disgust,” said Evans, who is also the father of a mixed-race family with three children. 

“I’m particularly, I suppose sensitive, but also really just in general disgusted and outraged about the notion that somebody was targeting this community,” said Evans.

“You know, it’s awful, and there are people out there who think that, but in general I don’t think most people do,” said Sefkow.

Some neighbors feel they were targeted because it’s as they say, an affluent, but diverse neighborhood.

News 8 followed up with the Sheriff’s office about the matter,  they said they are not investigating this incident at this time, as there was no criminal offense that took place.

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