Police Investigating Flyers Accusing Rockland County Legislator Of Anti-Semitism

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NEW CITY, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — Residents in Rockland County say flyers have been turning up on their doorsteps, accusing a local legislator of being anti-Semitic.

The flyers, which have been turning up with mysterious bags full of rusty nails, accuses Rockland County Legislator Laurie Santulli of using anti-Semitic language in an alleged Facebook post in which she criticizes the Ramapo community development.

Santulli says the accusations are completely false and says the alleged quote is being pulled for a larger threat in which she discussed infrastructure developments.

Clarkstown Police Detective Pete Walker says officers are investigating the flyers and mysterious bags.

“We're in conference with the Rockland County DA Office to try to make a determination as to what level, if any crime, this incident would rise to,” he tells WCBS 880’s Sean Adams.

The incident comes after the Republican Party of Rockland County was forced to remove a Facebook video that criticized overdevelopment in Ramapo and singled out county Legislator Aron Wieder, who is Hasidic.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the video anti-Semitic and the party issued a public apology.

However, at a public hearing Tuesday night, many residents came to voice their opinions on the Ramapo development and said they worry development will continue beyond the neighborhood.