(MIAMI, FL, 9/29/2020) — The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today called on the Nassau and Clay County Sheriff’s Offices to bring criminal charges for those individuals responsible for leaving hate-filled, racist and anti-Semitic notes left on several resident’s properties.
Multiple news outlets have reported separate hate, racist and threatening incidents. In Yulee, Nassau County, Richard John Barry admitted to throwing threatening racist signs onto a 96-year-old victim’s yard and other yards reading “[N-words’ lives don’t f****g matter”, “Black on Black crime is a beautiful thing”, “Black lives matter only when they are dead.”, “F*** commie Biden too”.
In a separate incident in Middleburg, other news outlets reported that an unidentified individual left racist fliers filled with white supremacy and Nazi propaganda on cars.
CAIR-Florida is requesting that Clay and Nassau Counties investigate these incidents as hate-crimes and, in both cases, arrest the perpetrators and have them face the justice of our judicial system.
In a statement, CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo Amr Ruizsaid:
“It is hurtful to witness a 96-year-old grandmother and another woman falling victims to hateful, threatening incidents. The Nassau County Sheriff must arrest and bringing to justice the perpetrator, Richard John Barry, who confessed to the crimes. He lightly dismissed his responsibility by stating he ‘did it out of spite.’ “This is a perfect case for the state attorney to step in and show leadership by carrying out justice in ordering the arrest and prosecution of Mr. Barry.”
Nassau County –
Police: Man accused of leaving racist signs on yards of two Yulee women said he ‘did it out of spite’
Two homes in Florida had racist signs left outside their homes by a Donald Trump supporter
Clay County –
Racist Fliers on Neighbors Cars
CAIR-Florida is the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission
is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower
La misión de CAIR-Florida es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
Contact: Wilfredo A. Ruiz, CAIR-Florida Communications Director, 305.502.6749, email@example.com