Riverside Terrace, Houston, TX – Sandwich bags bearing hateful, antisemitic writing and small rocks were found in the front yards of residents of the Riverside Terrace area Sunday morning.
It’s another example in a pattern of hate groups littering Houston-area neighborhoods with antisemitic flyers. Similar incidents have been reported in areas such as the Museum Quarter, Meyerland, the Heights, Atascocita, Cypress, Katy and Bellaire.
“I kind of freaked out about it,” said Richard Elbein, a longtime Riverside Terrace resident, who saw the flyers in the Ziploc bags while walking his husky Great Pyrenees on Sunday morning. As a Jew, he believed he had been personally attacked, but later saw that other houses had the same bags out front.
He picked up dozens of the bags, which contained five different antisemitic, hateful messages, until he realized there were too many to collect.
“From 288 to MacGregor Park, basically every house had one in their driveway,” he said, estimating there were about 800 homes with the bags.