Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

White Supremacist Targets City Residents with Robocalls

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

White Supremacist Targets City Residents with Robocalls

Article excerpt

Several Pittsburgh-area residents have received automated racist calls this week that glorify violence against African-Americans.

They say the calls praise white police officers who shoot and kill African-Americans and mention the recent death of Antwon Rose II.

The calls, which last for about two minutes, say people should applaud their "heroes in blue" and give the officers medals.

The calls end by telling the listener that the message was sponsored by "The Road to Power" - the name of a podcast created by Scott Rhodes of Idaho, according to Joanna Mendelson, senior investigative researcher of the Anti-Defamation League.

Mr. Rhodes previously organized calls to be sent to at least 50 Jewish organizations on the West Coast; those calls also said they were sponsored by "The Road to Power," Ms. …

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