KKK Invitations Distributed in Neighborhood

Several homeowners in St. Joseph County got a surprise Friday morning when they found packets of information about joining the Ku Klux Klan.

Neighbors say they have heard about the KKK but never thought they would get info about it on their front lawn!

In fact if they got a flyer they had to dig out of the trash to show NewsCenter Sixteen.

When St. Joseph county homeowner Jim Rossow walked down his driveway he didn't like what he found in his front yard.

“I just thought it was trash blowing in the lawn and apparently it is trash,” he says.

That's where most of the other neighbors put the flyers.

“I went and saw what it was and thought how could someone distribute this throughout our neighborhood and I shredded it right away,” says neighbor Katie Rose.

To homeowners at a glance it looks like junk mail but neighbors were shocked to find they were flyers from the KKK.

They were distributed sporadically throughout neighborhoods west of the Blackthorn corridor in St. Joseph County.

The flyers contain info out the Klan's history, purpose, and contact info

Neighbors say they doubt anyone will really join.

“I don't think anyone would take them seriously if they want to take anyone them seriously they would look them up,” says Czarmeck.

“That anybody would have a message of intolerance against people it’s just not right!” agrees Rose.

The imperial wizard, who lives in the Michiana area, says the flyers were probably part of an increase in recruitment they've been part of lately, especially with the ongoing immigration debate.

Police say it’s legal to put the flyers out as long as they aren't stuffed in mailboxes. It is protected by the First Amendment.


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