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KKK flyer causing controversy in Zachary

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Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:23 PM by Brittany Weiss
Updated: Sep 14, 2012 5:23 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Aryan Nations Knights, KKK, Ku Klux Klan, Zachary, flyer, hotline

ZACHARY - State law enforcement opened an investigation into KKK recruitment fliers distributed in a Zachary neighorhood during the weekend.

The fliers claim to be from "The Aryan Nations Knights of Louisiana," an organization affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan.

Residents in the area said this will only cause more tension between races.

"Who they are, we don't know," said resident Dean Harris. "But to pass around in the city, that's a little bit too outrageous. Hatred is something that doesn't just die overnight. If someone hates you, they normally carry it for a long period of time."

The Aryan Nations Knights of Louisiana is a white supremacist group located near the Louisiana-Texas border. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said law enforcement are investigating the fliers.

"I don't know if they're trying to intimidate somebody, or if they're just trying to get their word out," said McDavid. "They haven't made any threats at this time."

A number to a 24/7 hotline traces back to the Aryan Nations Knights of Louisiana, Baton Rouge headquarters. When you call the hotline, a person claiming to be a member of the Klan answers the phone. He said the group is recruiting members all over the state, and will be distributing more fliers this weekend.

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