© 2024 WLRN
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Hate group spread anti-Semitic fliers on Miami Beach. Vile, but it’s probably not criminal.

Earlier this month Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber tweeted about the police's efforts to investigate the distribution of anti-Semitic flyers across the city.

When virulent anti-Semitic fliers began showing up on lawns in Miami Beach earlier this month, the city’s police department tweeted about the hate campaign, urging residents to call detectives who were “actively investigating.” Media outlets chronicled the outrage from community groups and elected leaders.

The FBI said it would investigate too, as did Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, who touted her hate-crime prosecution unit and said “we will not allow hate mongers, who are leaving garbage throughout our community, to divide and harm our community.”

But if history is any lesson, criminal charges will be difficult to make against the fringe group.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.

More On This Topic