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Hate messages found on doorsteps of Lexington neighborhood

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 17:46:37-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — One Lexington neighborhood woke up to a disturbing message on their doorsteps -- a flier with hate messages, including a swastika.

"With a Nazi sign on it," neighbor Vickie Batzka said. "That was the thing that, when it was folded, it caught my eye."

Little baggies with a flier and a rock inside were placed on every yard or driveway on Broadhead Place. The message took aim at ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter and Jewish people.

Vickie Batzka walks her dog down broadhead place off Tates Creek Road every morning.

"I decided that too many people are letting too much go by without calling attention to it," she said. "So this was highly offensive, and whoever did it needs to stop messing, not just with my neighborhood, but with all neighborhoods."

The claim on the flier is that BLM and Antifa are destroying cities across America and that Jewish people are responsible for every anti-white post seen on social media. It implores others to fight back claiming "Hitler was right."

Rabbi Shlomo Litvin says the answers to these words of hate, are words of love.

"For the Jewish community and for all communities, is yes, you are talking about me," he said. "When you're talking about that bad person who is fighting for civil rights, who is fighting for justice, who is fighting for his neighbor, yeah, that's me! if you're against the person who is ready to stand up, who is ready to have their voice heard, yes, you have a fight with me."

Lexington Police say an officer took a report on the incident.