Man arrested after more stickers linked to hate group appear in Norfolk neighborhood

Posted at 9:43 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 13:35:51-04

NORFOLK, Va. – Detectives in Norfolk have arrested a man they say is responsible for posting stickers linked to a hate group around the city.

In January, officers were made aware of QR code stickers being posted on street signs and telephone poles in the Ghent neighborhood. When scanned by a camera, the QR code on the stickers would redirect the user to a New York-based blog for white supremacists and Neo Nazis.

Officers worked with the Department of Public Works to quickly locate and remove the stickers.

The stickers started to appear again on June 6, which led to investigators identifying and charging 33-year-old Samuel A. Caskey of Virginia Beach in connection with the incident. He was arrested on July 3, according to police.

Norfolk Police Chief Larry D. Boone is reminding residents and business owners alike that such racist behavior will not be tolerated the city.

“Let me be very clear, discriminatory acts such as this will be thoroughly investigated by the Norfolk Police Department, and those responsible will be held accountable for their actions," Chief Boone said.

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