Man Arrested for Leaving Racist Flyers at Church



Man accused of leaving racist messages at New Covenant Church arrested

A man has acknowledged leaving what police say are racist messages outside a Colorado Springs church that is predominantly attended by African American parishioners.

Vincent Broughton tells KRDO-TV he posted the signs all around town because he wanted people to know how corrupt the police department, the city council and the people in the community are. He adds that he had a bad experience with city officials, but he couldn’t explain why he targeted churches.

The 44-year-old, who is black, was arrested Tuesday on charges of committing a biased motivated crime, disorderly conduct, harassment and littering.

The signs have appeared on three consecutive Sundays outside New Covenant Church.

One said “Black men be aware, you are the target.”