• Racially offensive fliers placed on cars at Eastern Florida State College

    By: Monique Valdes , Melonie Holt

    Updated:

    COCOA, Fla. - Students at a Cocoa college were shocked to find racially offensive fliers on campus. 

    Cocoa police said someone put the fliers on vehicles that were parked at Eastern Florida State College on Friday when there were no classes. 

    "It's a freedom of speech issue. No crime was committed but it's important that we take information and document," said Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Cocoa police department. 

    There were five different fliers, most of which contained an image of a swastika. 

    Photos: Fliers at Cocoa college (WARNING: Some may find this content offensive)

    "It's a little unsettling. It's sad that we still have that going on in 2018," said Zach Beagle, a student. 

    One of the fliers had a message that read, “Warning. Whites bite back and good luck putting us down.” 

    The fliers appear to be advertising the National Socialist Legion, an apparent neo-Nazi group. 

    The group’s YouTube channel contains two videos advocating white nationalist ideals. 

    Map: Hate groups in Florida

    Police said they don’t know who left the fliers, but said no law was broken and the incident falls under freedom of speech. 

    "If people saw that and didn't know anything about the campus, they would think we were anti-semitic and supported that kind of thing," said Jack Goble, a student. 

    Cocoa police said they haven't received any reports about fliers in any other locations within the city. 

    Reporter Melonie Holt is working to get reaction from students and the school. Watch her report on Eyewitness News starting at 4 p.m.
     

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