Racist cards thrown at woman who was walking in Chesapeake

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A Chesapeake woman made a disturbing discovery in front of Great Bridge High School last Thursday. 

She found business cards with white supremacist propaganda messages and website links on them. 

Emily Crosby says she was on a walk when she initially noticed a bunch of the cards on the sidewalk across from the street. 

At first, she didn’t pay much attention to their message, but then a passing car threw more of them at her.

She went home and out of curiosity looked up the websites on the cards. 

“There was a sticker and it had the middle finger and it said Jews underneath it, and there was another one that had the “N” word under it, first of all who’s going to put that sticker on their car, that’s ugly. Then second off it’s like why? It just doesn’t make any sense to me,” Crosby said. 

Crosby believes they took the opportunity to target her because of her race.

“This is 2018, I feel like I should be able to go on a walk and not have to worry about someone throwing racist stuff at me or saying something to me like that,” she stated.

She’s also concerned because of how close the cards were to two local schools and a daycare. 

While she initially found them the day after Halloween, she says white supremacist stickers popped up in the same area overnight.

She plans on filing a police report sometime Tuesday.

Chesapeake Police say they aren’t investigating because no reports have been filed yet. 

However, officials say it does get tricky with what charges, if any, could be pressed.

They say it would all depend on how threatening the messages are.

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