Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) police are trying to determine who may be responsible for posting white supremacist fliers around campus Sunday and Monday.
Officers said the aryanunderground.com flyers were posted with spray adhesive around campus, specifically, Liberal Arts 1, the Multicultural Center and Molecular and Life Sciences buildings.
Authorities said these incidents are related to a similar crime that happened March 13 at the University Student Union.
The March flyers showed various forms of swastikas and had anti-Semitic language, such as “No Kikes, No Problems” and “Aryan Underground,” according to CSULB spokeswoman Terri Carbaugh.
“There have been a series of incidents whereby illegitimate and anti-Semitic posters have been found on campus,” Carbaugh said. “Like other universities in the nation, the campus is experiencing an uptick in the illegitimate posting of hateful flyers. President Conoley continues to assure students, faculty and staff that everyone is welcome at The Beach. We remain a respectful, peaceful and tolerant community.”
“The University Police Department is working diligently to identify the person(s) responsible for these crimes,” UPD officials said in a crime bulletin. “The UPD asks the University Community to contact us if you observe suspicious subjects on campus who appear to be posting materials with a spray adhesive which may look like a spray paint can.”
Officials said the public should not touch or remove any postings that may be found on campus, instead contact UPD immediately so they can remove them and save potentially critical evidence.
Anyone with information is asked to contact UPD detectives at: (562) 985-4101 or the “Tip Line,” at (562) 986-5131 where callers to this line may remain anonymous.
Students can also reach out to:
- Counseling and Psychological Services, Brotman Hall – Room 226, (562) 985-4001
- Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate, Women’s and Gender Equity Center, LA1 – Room 102, (562) 985-2668
- Faculty & Staff Assistance Program, Brotman Hall – Room 226, (562) 985-4001
Editor’s note: this story was updated 4/19/17 with a quote from CSULB spokeswoman Terri Carbaugh. A previous version of this story mistakenly attributed the language on the flyers to the recent incident. The language on the flyers are, in fact, connected to the March 13 incident.
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