Residents in a Newnan Subdivision are demanding to know who is behind a flyer recruiting for the Ku Klux Klan that was left on homes.
The flyers were left in plastic bags in the Churchill subdivision on Sunday morning. The flyer features a drawing of a figure in a KKK hood and read “Neighborhood Watch: You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!”
Neighbors said they were surprised to find the flyers next to their Sunday newspapers.
“A little shocked in this day and time because of the neighborhood that we live,” said Elaine Beasley.
The material listed a website and a phone number. FOX 5’s Kaitlyn Pratt called the number and reached Frank Acona, who identified himself as the leader of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. He said the flyers are part of his organization. He said they were meant to be educational and not to intimidate.
“I’ve had hundreds of calls to the Traditionalist American Knights hotline thanking us for the flyers we put out, telling us they appreciate us, and that makes it all worthwhile,” said Acona.
Residents said they were disgusted by the message. They said they notified police, but were told the flyers are not against the law.
“We do not approve of anything like this and sure don’t want you in our neighborhood,” said Billie Duykaa.
Acona said the literature was from his website, but he is not sure who printed it out and distributed it.
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