University police are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect caught on video (above) in last weekend’s distribution of racist and neo-Nazi posters around campus.
The video was taken by surveillance cameras at the Yawkey Center for Student Services at 100 Bay State Rd. That’s where a student first spotted the posters Saturday night. After receiving the student’s report, the Boston University Police Department found similar posters near the CVS pharmacy at 730 Commonwealth Ave. and near BU’s Engineering Product Innovation Center at 750 Comm Ave.
The posters read “Black Lives Don’t Matter,” and “The Atomwaffen Division Massachusetts,” and included an image of a figure twisting Paul Revere’s famous cry to “The Nazis Are Coming!”
President Robert A. Brown denounced the posters in a letter emailed to staff and students Tuesday, saying he was “heartsick that our community has to experience the hatefulness displayed by the individual or individuals who posted this material.”
Anyone with relevant information can call the BUPD at 617-353-3436; email the department at firstname.lastname@example.org; or text anonymous tips to 847411. Type in “BU,” then a space, then your message.
The suspect faces charges of defacing private property, says BUPD Detective Lieutenant Peter DiDomenica.