KKK flyers found in East Texan's driveways

By Holley Nees - bio | email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County Sheriff Kent Henson started getting calls last Sunday about handouts from the United White Knights of the KKK.

"It's not a violation of the law, other than littering, you know, on that part, but we don't feel like there's any threat," said Henson. "We're looking into it, DPS intelligence is looking into it at this time also."

Residents along one East Texas street say they received KKK flyers in their driveway, and they weren't not the only ones. There have been reports of the KKK flyers from Angelina County to Harrison County. The six page handout invites people to "take a stand and join the clan." There is a phone number on the flyer that we called, and got in touch with a man who said he is an officer in the clan called "an exalted cyclops".

"Do you think this is an okay thing that you are doing," I asked the member.

"As long as you don't preach hate, yes, I believe it is," he replied.

He told us the flyer is part of a nationwide effort to spotlight what they say are "hate crimes against white people". Residents we talked to said they would rather not find that message, the "proud to be white" flyers, in their driveways.

The Angelina County sheriff's office says they are currently investigating the reports. They say although there should be no reason to worry, feel free to contact your local law enforcement if you receive a flyer.

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