Blalock said the FCPD was contacted by city and county officials as well as a couple of private citizens who not only told them some of the contents of the flier, but also expressed their immense concerns.
“We don’t at this time know the entire contents of the letter nor have we seen the original letter,” said Blalock. “We’re waiting to get that. Once we have that letter we will look at it and determine if there’s any violation of the law, if there’s a threat made in it or anything like that.”
Blalock said if the flier did not yield any threats, they will drop the investigation. However, if there are threats present in the text, police will continue to investigate the source of the flier as well as the validity of any threats.
He said his department does not know for certain when they will receive the original flier.
“It’s our understanding, at this time, that a private citizen has the original,” Blalock said. “We do not even know that person’s name. But we have a third party who is trying to obtain that letter from the private citizen so that we can get it, look at it and determine if there’s any violation of the law.”
The flier, which appears to be political propaganda from the Republican Party, was headed “The Party of Hate.” The text offers reassurances that “It’s OK to hate” immigrants, Muslims, homosexuals, public schools and other targets. It calls for support of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to “make the White House white again.” The flier’s text claimed it was written by the “Proud Republicans of Floyd County.”
County GOP chairman Dan Hanks issued a statement after the flier appeared, emphasizing that the Floyd County Republican Party rejected the contents of the flier.
“Such a message has not been authorized by the Floyd County Republican Party or any member of its Executive Board, PERIOD. Frankly we do not know the source of this disgusting flier,” said Hanks.
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