Police Investigate Distribution of Racist Literature in Batavia
Meltzer, Erica, Mask, Teresa, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
The 32-page booklet was titled "Facts that the Government and the Media Don't Want You to Know."
Inside were attacks on Jews, blacks and immigrants.
The racist literature that appeared on some Batavia doorsteps over the weekend came from The Creativity Movement.
The group is known alternately as the World Church of the Creator, the East Peoria-based white supremacist organization led by Matt Hale.
The Batavia police department received three or four complaints over the weekend, mostly from residents of the newer subdivisions on the southeast side, Police Cmdr. John Albertson said.
But there wasn't much that police could do because no crime had been committed.
"We just recommended that people throw them away, treat them like the garbage that they are," Albertson said.
Hale said he hadn't heard of Batavia and that his supporters make their own decisions about where to hand out literature.
"We go for the white areas," he said. …