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Officials denounce racist literature

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This racist flyer was thrown into a North Idaho yard and is similar to those found in Spokane Valley This racist flyer was thrown into a North Idaho yard and is similar to those found in Spokane Valley


ADVISORY: To watch live streaming video of the press conference, log on to KHQ.com Friday at 10 a.m.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - Law enforcement officers from Coeur d'Alene and Spokane, Wash. are speaking out to denounce the distribution of racist literature in the region.

The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, the Spokane and Kootenai County Sheriff's departments and mayors and police chiefs of several Inland Northwest cities are holding a press conference on Friday to condemn the hate pamphlets being dropped in Kootenai and Spokane counties.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the old Interstate 90 bridge on the Washington-Idaho border.

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Numerous Spokane Valley residents awoke Monday to find racist literature in their driveways or on their lawns. Someone drove through neighborhoods overnight tossing the literature from a moving vehicle.

The literature was "basically an application" to join a hate group, a Spokane Valley patrol sergeant said Monday afternoon. 

No specific group was targeted by the flyers which were tucked into a baggie and weighted with a rock so they could be tossed.

Anyone with information about the litterer is encouraged to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

Similar flyers have recently been discovered on front lawns in North Idaho.

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