Justin Adams, a member of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, claims his freedom of speech was violated after he was arrested for littering in North Carolina, reported the Charlotte Observer.
Adams, who is originally from Maryland, was visiting Roxboro for a meeting when he began passing out flyers that promoted an anti-Jew and drug use message. When he was stopped by police.
Adams recalls the officer saying: “I can get you for littering.”
“He literally grabbed me in a split second and put me over the hood of the car,” Adams claimed.
Adams, 36, was arrested and released on a $500 bond.
Roxboro police Chief David Hess told that Charlotte Oberser that there is “no indication” that Adams claims are true.
“We support anyone invoking their constitutional rights, but we do not condone the message of the Ku Klux Klan and we have demonstrated that in years past, and we will continue to enforce the laws as appropriate,” Hess said.
Adams continued to complain that the judge was biased and that his freedom of speech was violated. He said he plans to appeal his conviction and $1,000 fine.
“The judge seemed totally biased toward me for something some other Klans did,” Adams said. “What’s the difference between the Klan passing out a flier and any other group passing out fliers?”