Abhorrer of Asians arrested for distributing racist fliers in California
A wave of racism swept through the streets of San Leandro in The San Francisco Bay Area. The suspect in this case is the 52-year-old Nancy Arechiga, who left notes at the homes of local residents demanding that Asians leave the United States.
Police caught Arechiga red-handed. During the detention, a few racist notes were found in the woman’s backpack.
“You have until the day May/23/2020 Saturday 10:30 am to leave this country,” the note read, according to the publication. “In this place, no Asian allowed. My Country USA.”
“Go back to your country,” It was said in one of the notes.
“You, because we consider you’re a stranger, one bad person for this country, leave, go far away, go back to your country, the place you belong,” read one of the notes, reported The San Francisco Chronicle. “Leave this place.”
According to The Tribune, police identified Arechiga thanks to a video recording on a doorbell, where the suspect also left an angry demand to leave the country.
“This happened today, a white woman wearing a USA beanie targeted People of color homes with this letter at their front doors. This occurred in a quiet and well diverse middle-class community in San Leandro. My family’s house was also targeted.. We were able to capture all this on camera,” says Trinny Wynn Facebook post. “There is no room for this hateful and despicable behavior in this society.”
Mayor Pauline Cutter thanked the local police department for their speed in eliminating the crime and spreading hatred.
“I’d like to commend our Police Department for taking this situation extremely seriously. They were able to identify the person responsible within a matter of hours and take appropriate action right away,” says Cutter’s Facebook post. “The City of San Leandro is committed to being a welcoming place for everyone. There is no place for hate in our community.”
According to San Leandro Police Department's press release, Arechiga was booked into Alameda County's Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. However, due to the current state bail schedule, she has been cited and released from custody.
"San Leandro is a community of beautifully diverse people, who share a common desire to live in harmony, and free from intimidation," said San Leandro Police Lieutenant Isaac Benabou. "We welcome people's rights to express themselves, but not in a manner that infringes upon a community's sense of security and wellbeing."