Fliers Invite Georgia Residents to Join KKK

Displeased homeowner calls police

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 23, 2013 10:20 AM CST

(Newser) – Things one might expect at the end of one's driveway: a mailbox, garbage cans, a newspaper. Things one does not: a plastic bag weighed down with a rock, containing an invite from the Ku Klux Klan. But the latter is what Atlanta-area homeowners found on Monday morning, prompting one Newton resident to call the sheriff's office, reports the Newton Citizen. There were apparently a few versions of the flier, which featured such lines as "Help Save Our Race," and images like that of a klansman atop a horse with a torch; each included a phone number and website.

The sheriff's deputy tells the Citizen that the distribution of the fliers isn't illegal; still, they "are being reviewed to make sure they don’t contain any inappropriate information or threats." He added that he isn't aware of any active KKK chapters in the area; the fliers "seem to be based out of North Carolina." CBS Atlanta called the North Carolina number listed, and spoke with a man who introduced himself as an imperial wizard. He claimed the fliers were handed out in nine states as "a recruitment drive" timed to "counteract Martin Luther King's birthday."

Three Ku Klux Klan members standing beside automobile driven by Klan members at a Ku Klux Klan parade through counties in Northern Virginia bordering on the District of Columbia
Three Ku Klux Klan members standing beside automobile driven by Klan members at a Ku Klux Klan parade through counties in Northern Virginia bordering on the District of Columbia   (Wikimedia Commons)
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