Here is a “recruitment flyer” for a Ku Klux Klan neighborhood watch in Springfield, Missouri. Something is a little off here….perhaps you can help us out.
According to KY3 News:
Some neighbors on the city’s west-central side were surprised by an “invitation” that landed in their yards. “I found the note in the front yard. And it was from the Klan,” he stated. “I was furious. I was furious.”
The notice bore the name of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Complete with the image of a hooded figure, the flyer attempts to recruit people for a so-called neighborhood watch program. It asks, “Are there troubles in your neighborhood? Contact the…Klan today.”
KY3 News then called the ‘Klanline’ phone number provided on the paper. We talked a representative, Frank Ancona, who told us his group has a nationwide flyer campaign. Their goal is to get people to form or join Klan-sponsored neighborhood watch groups to help police fight crime.
Ancona said he wasn’t sure if the flier were distributed as part of an organized effort by his group, or if they were distributed by individual citizen “supports” of the KKK.
He also said the programs are not about race, claiming that if members saw a white guy ‘up to no good’ they would alert police just as well. Still, residents say they don’t want the Klan’s assistance.
What Is Wrong With This Picture????