Homeowners in part of Pennsylvania can sleep peacefully at night knowing the local Ku Klux Klan is awake and keeping an eye on things.
Or, at least that’s what a flyer distributed in Fairview Township suggests.
PennLive.com reports a chapter of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan decided to start patrolling the streets because they believe local police are not doing enough to combat break-ins in the area.
Local police say they are aware of the flyers, which feature the comforting sight of a hooded figure pointing an accusatory finger of justice, but won’t be investigating who dispersed them.
Local media, and the police, don’t seem to know who will actually be doing the patrolling, since no member of the Klan in the central Pennsylvania town has been identified. Those purchasing sheets during the most recent “White Sale” must have used cash.
The imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights says the group will not be targeting minorities.
“It’s just like any neighborhood watch program. It’s not targeting any specific ethnicity. We would report anything we see to law enforcement,” said Frank Ancona, who said anyone who is not in the KKK is “an alien.”
The Klan has set up a 24-hour telephone hotline so people can report problems or potentially order up a burning cross in the yard of people they don’t like.
Local police say the area the neighborhood watch patrols doesn’t have an unusual amount of unsolved crimes.
“I would say if residents … have any information about [police not doing enough to combat crime], they should contact the police department. Contacting the [KKK] hotline seems like the wrong place to turn,” said Lt. Jason Loper, acting chief of the Fairview Township Police Department who could probably be a lot more effective if he wasn’t just “acting.”
Meanwhile, in Virginia, an Easter egg hunt was made less pleasant by racist messages aimed at children.
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