Florida mom finds Ku Klux Klan flyer in bag of candy on her lawn

By David Ferguson
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 14:26 EDT
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A Florida woman alerted police and local media when she found a bag containing candy and a Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyer lying on the lawn in front of her home on Monday morning.

Orlando’s WFTV Channel 9 reported that the woman — who lives in a mostly black neighborhood — has no idea why her house was targeted.

“It’s concerning because why did you come to this neighborhood?” the woman said.

The flyer urged residents to join the white supremacist group. Also in the bag where several pieces of candy. The woman who found the bag said her children wanted to eat the candy, but she refused to let them.

“And when they found them, they wanted to eat the candy and what I did, I’m like, ‘Well, where did this candy come from?’” she said.

Flyers were also found at a public park nearby in the neighborhood.

Sheriff Ben Johnson told Channel 9 that this is the second time flyers for the KKK have been distributed in Volusia County in 2014.

In January, a Klan leader told Channel 9 that he is just one part of an “invisible empire” of racists that runs multiple branches of the state government.

“We have police officers, paramedics, judges,” said Florida’s “grand dragon.” “They’re everywhere.”

[image of Ku Klux Klan members via Flickr Creative Commons]

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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