Police Investigating Flyers Warning of Forced ‘Reparations’ in Melville

Suffolk County police are investigating the distribution of a flyer that warns residents in Melville that they will be forced to donate their homes to African-Americans to meet a purported racial goal.

The flyer was left on cars in the Melville Triangle community and appeared on NextDoor, a phone app filled with news, advertising, gossip and rumors.

It is labeled twice as BLM, apparently referring to  Black Lives Matter.

“We’re sure you agree that your home has been purchased with WHITE PRIVILEGE and therefore subject to reparations,” the flyer reads.

“These are just typical racist political mailings that are sent around Elecgtion Day with the sole purpose of scaring people,” said Tracey Edwards, Long Island regional director of the NAACP.

The distribution of the flyer wasn’t the first attempt this year to stir up racial animosity in Huntington.

As protesters began organizing local marches over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May, anonymous texts circulating, claiming that BLM supporters would be attacking wealthy white residents in Dix Hills and elsewhere. No such attacks were reported.

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