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Georgia to Klan: No Highway for You
State rejects group's adoption attempt
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jun 12, 2012 5:22 PM CDT
Members of the International Keystone Knights Realm of Georgia perform a traditional Klan salute along the portion of highway they wanted to adopt.   (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)

(Newser) – Georgia has foiled a Ku Klux Klan plot: The state has shot down the group's attempt to adopt a highway, reports CNN. A state DOT statement said the signs would be a distraction to motorists, notes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Don't expect things to end here, however. The Klan had promised to sue if the bid got rejected.

"People throwing trash out on the side of the road ... that ain't right," said a rep for the local KKK chapter, insisting the bid wasn't a publicity attempt. "Would it be any different if it was the Black Panthers or something? Someone always has some kind of race card."

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Jun 13, 2012 2:45 PM CDT
Like it or not, but has anyone heard of ' FREE SPEECH"... guess not down in the hick country of Georgia
Jun 13, 2012 10:51 AM CDT
Their adopted highway would have been littered with white trash.
Jun 13, 2012 10:31 AM CDT
No, this is not nearly legal. The state members who refused their request should be arrested, fined, and fired. What's next, a pro equality group being turned down in West Virginia for trying to adopt a highway under Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s name? While their actions were/are deplorable, they do have the right to adopt a highway, assuming they are U.S. citizens.