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UPDATE, MAY 29, 4:15 P.M.: The Irvine Police Department is now investigating the fliers' language as a hate incident. "It isn't a question about whether it actually is a hate incident or not because it is. We're investigating where the the fliers came from and who posted it," says Craig Reem, Director of Public Affairs and Communications at Irvine PD. When asked to comment, Equity Residential representative Marty McKenna replied that the company is "cooperating with the investigation and hope that they find the person responsible."
ORIGINAL POST, 12:08 P.M.: Fliers addressing noise levels are nothing new in apartment complexes, but last night, a UC Irvine student going by the username teyent_theequeenb Instagrammed a flier posted in a Toscana Apartments elevator specifically calling out African-Africans. In bold, a paragraph reads, "We also would like to remind our African-American residents to keep conversation volume down and reduce music levels between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Multiple complaints have been made regarding this issue."More »