Response: Neo-Nazi Posters

 Neo-Nazi poster at bus stop

On Memorial Day, Lakewood woke up to find these neo-Nazi posters illegally posted in bus stops up and down Clifton Blvd. The group identified on the posters is a Neo-Nazi, white supremacist group active here in the United States. RTA did not approve these to be in their stops and I believe that something of this nature would not have been approved, even if submitted to the proper channels.

This overtly racist, Nazi propaganda, in my view, is hate speech.  We are a community that welcomes diversity. We are actively seeking to break down barriers that have caused hyper-segregation, lack of opportunity for minorities, disparity and many other serious issues relating to race. These posters are hateful and are promoting the exact opposite of what we are trying to achieve.

RTA has said that we are welcome to pull these down if we see them. What I would ask is that you take a picture of any posters still on bus stops, then take them down, send photos with the locations to the City. Please, include a note letting the City know you took them down… send this through the Lakewood website (link below.) Hate is not welcome here.

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As always, feel free to reach out to me if you need anything.

Tristan Rader – 440-315-2852

5 comments on “Response: Neo-Nazi Posters

  1. Bradley Upham

    May 28, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    This morning, I stayed down near Orrville, Ohio after attending a party last night. I got up very early at the hotel (0600) and drove back to my home in the Meridian, 12550 Lake Avenue. Upon making the turn onto Clifton, I noticed the “Lucky’s Market” was open and not busy (around 0730). I drove to my condo, parked the car and walked back to the intersection of W 117th and Clifton Blvd. I first went into the Starbucks to get some bulk coffee and noticed a very thin Causcasian man placing something (I couldn’t tell what) in the bus stop out in front of the Starbucks. He ducked in, ordered a coffee and walked rudely in front of me as I was taking a pound of coffee off of the racks in the store. He was extremely thin, about 25 years of age, tattoo’d and on a cellphone constantly while I observed him. This was around 0810, and I reckon if Starbucks has a security camera, they got him. I somehow think this is your man. The timing is right. Bradley Upham-419-376-0330. 12550 Lake Avenue, Lakewood. Monday AM-28th.

  2. How soon can we fill the streets with Lakewood’s good people? Can we get people up and down Detroit from 117th to the Ricky River bridge?

    This is the best time to show the “identity” people that we are unified against them, and that they can go to hell.

  3. I am so glad we elected you. Thank you for being a great an courageous representative for Lakewood.

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