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Drone Drops Flyers Containing Swastikas, Hate Speech on College Campus

SACRAMENTO, Ca. -- Flyers containing propaganda and hate speech were dropped on the Sacramento State campus by a drone on Friday.

This all happened at a fundraiser that was meant to celebrate the Farm-to-Fork culture in Sacramento.

Many were left stunned when leaflets showing symbols of hate seemingly fell from the sky.

“I would say roughly there was 200 of these dropped,” said Sac State junior, Dominic Vitello while holding a leaflet. “There were two drone drops.”

The leaflets were scattered over an annual event being held on the Guy West bridge.

“I was here with the State Hornet, we were actually covering the Farm-to-Fork festival which is part of an annual fundraiser,” Vitello told KTXL.

The flyers show an image of a swastika along with hate speech against the media.

Vitello says around 30 minutes into the event, people noticed the flyers falling into nearby bushes and the American River.

“Specifically by these people they call themselves the “Red X Society,” there has been nothing on campus deliberately from them,” Vitello explained.

This is not the first time something like this has happened. In 2017, police arrested a Sacramento man, Tracy Mapes, for allegedly flying a drone over two NFL games. Police say he attempted to drop similar flyers into the crowd.

Mapes was later released and cited.

Sac State spokesperson Brian Bloomster says the university is aware of the incident and does not condone hate speech on campus.

“Sacramento State is known for its commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion. The president believes very strongly in those principles, as do members of his administration and the campus community at large,” Blomster said.

He says Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen was also at the event.

Nelsen issued a statement saying:

 “Sacramento State condemns in the strongest terms the dissemination of hate speech and propaganda Friday evening at our annual fundraising dinner on the Guy West bridge. The anonymous act of spreading such vile material is offensive and runs counter to the principles of inclusion and diversity practiced at Sac State.”

Blomster says the event went on as planned.

KTXL attempted to reach out to the group on the flyers. So far, there’s been no response. Sacramento State police are investigating the incident.


  • Cam Johnson

    “hate speech against the media”…. i didn’t know the media was a protected class……if the idiot college students didn’t put a swastika on the flyers,(do they even know what it stands for and why its divisive?) would the media still call this “hate speech against the media” .

    I paused the video and read both flyers, they make no mention of any race, sexual orientation, or religion. Only the media.
    The messages themselves are not “hate speech” just that stupid swastika that some moron thought would help get their point out.

    • fortisveritas

      THAT’S RACIST! (actually I don’t know if it is or not, but I see everyone saying it, so it must be) I have such white guilt…

    • J (@ds18301)

      So here’s an idea: why don’t you leave the safety of your mother’s basement and go to the next meeting of a minority student association at a local campus and ask them? Of course you would never leave the safety of your anonymity (from where you throw your venom into the ideological echo chamber of your ilk). Too bad though — you might actually get many answers to your question and learn something about how others see the world. A world, that is different than yours for better or worse. A world that is made more difficult by the venom you spread daily.

  • Michael Yurkovic

    I wish everyone would just shake the cobwebs from your head, including the brainwashing. Do you want free speech or don’t you? Freedom of speech is not a one sided sword. We have rights and so do they. Who are you to hate them (and that’s okay) but when they show their colors you call them racist, bigots, prejudice etc. Why is one form of hate acceptable over another? The media spreads hate as much or more than any other group and they make us hate by enraging us with their one-sided opinion. We must all be careful, form our own opinions and stop HATING.

    • fortisveritas

      $10 says the investigation will reveal the drone was flown from a dorm room on campus. ‘But, but – Nazi’s…’

  • DC Ump

    Historians claim history repeats itself, well I hope we don’t have to survive another World War the last one didn’t work out so well for the Nazi’s!

  • Rick (@Snodog)

    “Sacramento State is known for its commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion. The president believes very strongly in those principles, as do members of his administration and the campus community at large,”

    This is a flat out lie. Like most college campuses anything that doesn’t 100% agree with liberal communism is not allowed.

      • Bob Stevens

        In what context besides your deraigned leftist mind can you determine that? The vast majority of universities are very liberal and anti anything white, straight, male, pro America, pro capitalist, pro freedom, pro gun, pro life, ect…

        All speech is free speech! All gun laws are infringements! Taxation is theft and extortion. Less government, more freedom!

      • fortisveritas

        I like white pizzas, and I like supreme pizzas. Does that make me a white supremacist?

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