The flier reads, “Neighborhood Watch”.
Some were shocked, some were mad, and one woman says she was targeted. Regardless, he said he would rather focus on peace than hate.
Recent Ku Klux Klan fliers and threats against the local NAACP will be discussed in a joint press conference Friday, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. “Never before have her been threatened that they were going to kill us”. But she said a white truck with a Confederate flag in the back had been in the neighborhood about that time. “We were like, ‘Wow!’ That’s the first thing that happened, and then after that, the next morning is when we actually found the letters”.
Still, Williams says neighbors have been unsettled since the fliers popped up. He would not elaborate on specific charges the juveniles could face or what it is they are suspected of doing.
“In some cases, I will tell you we are dealing with juveniles that post some real challenges”, he said. “This community stands against racism”.
Scott acknowledged that the Klan has a right to pass out fliers, “but when we know that it’s being specifically placed in black neighborhoods, they’re not recruiting – they’re terrorizing”.
Scott said that delivering KKK flyers in a black neighborhood was not done in an attempt to recruit new members, but to terrorize the residents of that community.
The neighborhood association has created their own fliers to counter the KKK’s, which it will hand out at the Wednesday meeting.
In a statement, Haley said that the state’s grace and strength following the racially-charged shooting of nine African-American parishioners in Charleston have inspired the world, but that the Klan’s rally is a distraction from that.