Patriot Front Flyers Left In North Everett, Edmonds And West Seattle Yards Sunday

January 7, 2019

Everett

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A photo of one of the baggies. Photo from Bayside Neighborhood Faceook Page.

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Dozens of baggies were collected Sunday on Colby, Hoyt and Wetmore. Reader submitted photo.

The Bayside Neighborhood in north Everett was among areas in the Puget Sound region that received flyers promoting the Patriot Front website.

Inside a baggie weighted with small rocks was a flyer with a logo containing a hammer and sickle with an arrow through it, the words “Better Dead Than Red” and PATRIOTFRONT.US under a red line below the logo and phrase.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated Patriot Front as a hate group.

In their Manifesto the Patriot Front says: Our mission is a hard reset on the nation we see today— a return to the traditions and virtues of our forefathers. The same spirit that urged our ancestors onward to create this nation will once again be brought to light, and a new America will be built within its current dilapidated, shameful iteration.

A police report was filed in Everett, Washington after a resident contacted Everett Police about the flyers. Sgt. Maryjane Hacker with Everett Police told MyEverettNews.com that they are treating it as a case of suspicious circumstances but since there was no particular target or threat it does not appear to be a crime.

Several neighbors in north Everett reported on social media finding the flyers on lawns and in gardens and throwing them away.

Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin today posted the following on her Facebook Page:

Our police team let me know that we’ve received reports of hate literature being distributed in an Everett neighborhood over the weekend. Please know Everett Police is looking into these reports, and I ask that you continue to report any incidents of hate you witness in our community. Visit everettwa.gov/welcome to learn more.

Everett is a compassionate city and I am very proud of the evidence I see of that daily. We are a welcoming community that celebrates diversity. Hate and intolerance have no place in our city and I am committed to making sure that Everett remains safe and welcoming for all our residents and visitors.

Similar reports of flyers left in baggies were made in Edmonds and West Seattle on Sunday. There was also a report on social media that the group hung a banner saying “Communism: Not Here, Not Ever…on a highway overpass in Seattle. The Seattle Police Bias Unit is investigating.



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