North Carolina police chief is ‘not going to be intimidated’ after KKK leaves recruiting flyer at his home
White supremacists in North Carolina appear to have been barking up the wrong tree after they left a recruiting flyer for the KKK on the front lawn of the local police chief.
Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock told WTVD that he thinks the flyer in a plastic bag accompanied by a rock and piece of candy was left on his lawn on purpose and that he is not going to be intimidated.
“When you start trying to intimidate people I take it seriously. When you try to intimidate me I take it seriously,” said Medlock. “If they have a problem with me, I’ll be happy to meet them anytime anywhere and well will discuss their issues with me.”
According to the chief, the flyers were not left at all the homes in his neighborhood. A mixed-race couple and a 68-year-old African American woman also received one.
“It’s intimidation, an attempt to intimidate people. I’m not going to be intimidated by it,” said Medlock, who added that he thinks the white supremacists are trying to take advantage of racial turmoil in the country related to police shootings.
“I think now is the time for everyone to step back and take a breath. Let’s decide where we are going as a country. Until people do that, we are going to continue to have this kind of hatred,” said the police chief.
Whoever is distributing the flyers in the dark of night may have their cover blown soon, with the chief turning all of the evidence over to his forensics lab to check for fingerprints and DNA samples. The chief has also asked anyone else receiving the flyers to contact police so that they investigate and pick up the evidence.
Watch the video below, from WTVD: