Woman claims racist flyers were posted at apartment complex

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Woman Claims Racist Flyers Were Posted by Apartment Management

KTLA -- A woman claimed to have found racist flyers posted at an Irvine, Calif. apartment complex Friday, but building managers said they had nothing to do with the postings.

A UCI student found the note in the elevator at her Toscana apartment complex. The flyer, seen in the gallery below, left residents horrified. "We would also like to remind our African-American residents to keep conversation down and reduce music levels between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM," the paper read.

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Mary Linder of Equity Residential said the flyer was fake and was not created by anyone at Equity Residential, the management company that runs the Toscana apartment complex. "Obviously we're outraged. We are investigating where this flyer was created and how it came about."

The student who first noted the flyer wanted to remain anonymous, but she told KTLA that "whether it was management or not, even if it was by the residents, there still should be some type of investigation going on."

The Irvine Police Department said it is investigating this as a possible hate incident.

This isn't the first racist note that has made headlines recently. Police in New York investigated an anonymous hate-filled letter found in a Long Island family's mailbox in May. Ronica Copes, 37, said she found a computer printed anonymous note demanding that she and her family leave Lindenhurst where they live, because, quote, "YOU DON'T BELONG HERE!"

The original letter is now in the hands of the Suffolk County Police Department in New York which is investigating this as a possible hate crime.

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