KKK flyers found in East Texan's driveways

By Holley Nees - bio | email

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

"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 said they received KKK flyers in their driveway, and they were 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 Klan."  We contacted a man who said he is an officer in the Klan called "an Exalted Cyclops."

"Do you think this is an okay thing that you are doing," we 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."

The Klansman said they believe even the SFA student Charles Frazar who was killed in a drug deal gone bad was a hate crime. These flyers were passed out to honor his memory along with other nationwide incidents where black on white crime was involved.

"Just a little response to say that hey we do believe this was a hate crime, we don't believe there was nothing racist about the flyers that we threw out," the Klansman said.

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 said they are currently investigating the reports. They said although there should be no reason to worry, feel free to contact your local law enforcement if you receive a flyer or feel threatened.

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