COLUMBUS, Ohio — Erin Rice loves her Salem Village neighborhood in north Columbus and never expected to find the message of hate she discovered in her driveway over the weekend. She found a flier in a plastic sleeve touting the message of the National Socialist Movement, a group that the Souther Poverty Law Center calls the largest neo-Nazi group in the country.
Her neighbors found similar messages, angering them.
"Our country is a melting pot so we need to be accepting," Rice said.
Also with the material was a business card with contact information, encouraging the reader to "save our land, join the Klan."
An email to the group named on the card was not returned. A spokesman for the National Socialist Movement did return emails and said the NSM "... does have a unit in Columbus, but I was not advised of a scheduled literature distribution. Anyone can download and print literature, from anywhere..."
The fliers were left overnight Friday and discovered Saturday. Rice said if anyone dared come to her door during the day with that message, she'd have a message for them.
"No. You can not do this. You need to pick yourself up and leave."