This weekend, flyers promoting anti-Semitic messages were found by community members in Eugene and reported to Eugene Police Department. The flyers appear to be similar to the hate messages distributed in Springfield over the last few weeks.
Anti-Semitic messages are designed to divide our community, and they have no place here. Hateful messages violate everything our City stands for and all that we are working to be – a city that is safe and welcoming for everyone (Resolution 5174, 2016).
In 2017, our City Council adopted Resolution 5190 declaring our opposition to anti-Semitic Hate and Bias Crimes. We understand the negative impacts of such messages in the targeted communities. Nevertheless, we must ask community members to continue reporting any potential criminal activity to Eugene Police by calling 541-682-5111 or dialing 911 in an emergency. Special Investigations Unit Detectives will investigate the messages and work with the Office of Equity and Community Engagement (OECE) to support our community members. Hate speech and other acts of discrimination can be reported online or by calling OECE at 541-682-5177.
We thank the community for reporting acts of hate to Eugene Police and to OECE. We take these reports seriously. The City of Eugene rejects these hateful acts and will direct city resources to stop them.