Bristol Police hoping to identify suspects placing 'White Boy' stickers

Posted 4/27/21

Bristol Police have released photos of two men they suspect placed racially-motivated stickers in public locations downtown last weekend. The stickers proclaim “White Boy Summer,” …

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Bristol Police hoping to identify suspects placing 'White Boy' stickers

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Bristol Police have released photos of two men they suspect placed racially-motivated stickers in public locations downtown last weekend. The stickers proclaim “White Boy Summer,” overlaying a photo of white males wearing uniforms with swastikas and saluting Nazi-style.

The stickers were first noticed by a passerby in front of Rogers Free Library on Hope Street on Saturday afternoon, April 24. One had been placed on a window of the library. That person removed the sticker and called police.

Later that day, police received a second call about an identical sticker placed on a mailbox at the Bristol Post Office, next door to the library.

Bristol officers then fanned out and inspected locations throughout the downtown district. They found four additional stickers, affixed to signs near Independence Park.

Detectives began investigating and found video footage of two possible suspects, who they are trying to identify. They are working with Warren detectives to see if this sticker incident is related to a similar string of racially incendiary stickers placed on signs in downtown Warren a couple of weeks ago.

Bristol Police issued a statement saying they have contacted the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office to determine if this could be prosecuted as a hate crime incident. They are also working with the Rhode Island Fusion Center to identify those responsible.

They are asking anyone with information about this case to contact Bristol Police detectives at 401-253-7766, or by calling the department’s tipline at 401-254-2220 or via the Tip411 mobile app or online at: www.bristolri.gov/departments/police/tip-411.

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