Group hangs racist banner at Waukesha Transit Center

Waukesha police are investigating after a group of men hung a racist banner at the transit center on Thursday. It was only in place a few minutes before the police took it down. In the wake of the Waukesha Parade tragedy, police say they saw a disturbing undercurrent: a misguided notion that the crime was racially motivated. “We don’t want this kind of message to spread in our community,” Waukesha City Administrator Kevin Lahner said. . It culminated Thursday when the Lehner said at least six masked men hung a banner from the parking lot of the Waukesha Transit Center reading “Resist Black Terror.” “Why do you think they would have come here to hang this?” WISN 12’s Nick Bohr asked. “We noticed a slight increase in that after Darrell Brooks was arrested, and so we saw more activity like that. People on social media, people in town who have these kinds of messages,” said Lahner. The banner was hung in view of Waukesha City Hall. Several witnesses called the police before they even hung it on its side here, saying it looked suspicious — half a dozen men on the roof of the parking lot, dressed all in black, with their faces Covered. Another member of the group was on the ground filming them before they rushed off. group, but Lahner showed Bohr the banner, which included a website for an organization identified by the Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist group. Their website quotes Adolph Hitler and calls for a new nation allowing “only white people of good stock.” , that kind of stuff, is not welcome in Waukesha,” Lahner said.

Waukesha police are investigating after a group of men hung a racist banner at the transit center on Thursday.

It was only in place a few minutes before the police took it down.

In the wake of the Waukesha Parade tragedy, police say they saw a disturbing undercurrent: a misconception that the crime was racially motivated.

“We don’t want this kind of message to spread in our community,” Waukesha City Administrator Kevin Lahner said.

It culminated Thursday when the Lehner said at least six masked men hung a banner from the parking lot of the Waukesha Transit Center reading “Resist Black Terror.”

“Why do you think they came here to hang this?” WISN 12’s Nick Bohr asked.

“We noticed a slight increase after Darrell Brooks was arrested, and so we saw more activity like that. People on social media, people in town having these kinds of posts,” Lahner said.

The banner was hung in view of Waukesha City Hall.

Several witnesses called the police before they even hung him on his side here, saying he looked suspicious – half a dozen men on the roof of the parking lot, dressed all in black, the covered face.

Another member of the group was on the ground to film them before they rushed off.

“They hung that banner, and luckily we got there pretty quickly and took it down,” Lahner said.

Police asked WISN 12 not to identify the group, but Lahner showed Bohr the banner, which included a website for an organization identified by the Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist group.

Their website cites Adolph Hitler and calls for a new nation allowing “only white people of good stock”.

“We’re a tight-knit community. We look out for each other. And we need to keep spreading that message. Hate speech, that kind of stuff, is not welcome in Waukesha,” Lahner said.

Police said it was unclear if any laws were broken, but they are still working to identify the men involved.