Messages of hate spread throughout Westchester neighborhoods
While most people were able to enjoy their Halloween festivities, some ended up being the victims of senseless vandalism. But a number of residents in several Greenburgh neighborhoods found something much worse than eggs or shaving cream on their property. Flyers declaring Adolf Hitler to be "the greatest figure of the age" made the rounds on Friday night, ending up on unsuspecting residents' driveways, and even mixed in with one Irvington boy's Halloween candy.The flyer, entitled "The Hitler Phenomenon," does not contain any overt calls for violence, nor does it contain any racial or religious slurs. However, the fact that it presents Hitler as a great man has many residents upset, and looking for help from police and civic leaders.Flyers were found in driveways throughout the area, rolled up and tied with rubber bands. Police don't know for sure who is responsible for distributing the material, but there are some indications it may have come from a white supremacist group from the Midwest. Despite the call for action from residents, police say no crime has been committed, and such conduct is likely protected by the First Amendment.Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner (D) says no one group was singled out for the flyer distribution. People with various religious and ethnic backgrounds received the same material.