Trespass warnings issued after racist fliers posted on Texas State campus

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Texas State University

Eight people who claimed to be affiliated with white supremacy organizations were issued criminal trespass warnings after posting racist fliers on the Texas State University campus earlier this year.

The university police department got a tip about people posting unauthorized fliers on campus. It and the San Marcos Police Department detained eight people who were holding the fliers. They admitted to posting them on campus.

“The individuals were not Texas State students and admitted to being affiliated with white supremacy organizations at the time of their detainment,” Texas State police wrote in an email to campus. “As abhorrent as the content of the flyers was to our Bobcat community, there were no laws violated and no arrests could be made.”

However, the people were given criminal trespass warnings because they were violating a Texas State policy by being on campus and posting the fliers without permission. If they return to campus, they could be arrested.

The police departments believe those eight people are responsible for most of the 14 separate incidents on campus in the past year. In 10 of those incidents, similar images were used.

The school said it is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Anti-Defamation League, who have also investigated hundreds of cases where white supremacist groups have put similar fliers, posters and stickers on hundreds of college campuses.

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