You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!

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  1. hockeygrl

    hockeygrl Cancer hand Gold

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    This literature is being left around my neighborhood. There's a video in the link below.

    http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Klan-Literature-Appears-In-Cedar-Rapids-Neighborhood-136921128.html

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Tyrone White spent much of his Sunday doing what many of us enjoy: watching the NFL playoffs.

    White, however, also spent much of Sunday wondering why his wife would find a Ziploc bag with a small rock and a sheet of paper with words that glorify the Ku Klux Klan on it.

    Underneath a drawing of a figure dressed like a Klan member, in white hood and sheets are the words:

    “NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH. You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!â€

    The bottom of the page lists a website and an email address for people to report “troubles†in a neighborhood.

    “We’re a bi-racial couple,†said White. “I’m kind of offended.â€

    White said he has lived in his home near Oakland Road and 42nd Street NE for two years and has been a Cedar Rapids resident for nearly a decade.

    On Sunday night, Cedar Rapids police said although it may be offensive, there is nothing illegal or criminal about the literature.
     
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    hockeygrl Cancer hand Gold

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    Does anyone find it odd the black man they decided to interview has the last name White? :facepalm:
     
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    Gomez Well-Known Member

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    They got Klan in IA? Thought it was a Union state.
     
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    hockeygrl Cancer hand Gold

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    I guess we do. :dontknow:
     
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    I remember reading a story about a couple in the Toronto area. Black man married to a white woman, people have vandalized their home/car, they've left racist messages, etc..... And they say that Canadians are nice people. :facepalm:
     
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    I know where I'm moving.
     
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    Schwooompy - what's it like being a jew guy in a Klan-infested state?
     
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    A string of racist vandalism against a black man and his white partner has shocked a collegial Newmarket neighbourhood and pushed a couple to the brink.

    The latest of three incidents happened sometime between Christmas Eve night and early Christmas morning, according to York Region police.

    Rita Brown, who along with her partner, Seun Oyinsan, moved into a home this summer on quiet suburban Hodgson Dr., discovered the “N” word scratched on the hood of her car Christmas Day.

    That came nearly 3 ½ months after two other attacks on their home and vehicles. During the first, on Sept. 10, swastikas were spray-painted on the couple’s garage and their SUV was defaced with the “N” word and acid thrown on the sides. Nails hammered into small pieces of wood were also left under their tires.

    Most alarmingly, Brown said, police received a message. She was told it said the couple wasn’t wanted in the neighbourhood, called her a “whore” and threatened: “We will kill if necessary.”

    The second incident is believed to have occurred overnight between Sept. 16 and 17, according to police. Again, nails were left under the car tires and a racial epithet scratched into the paint.

    Police installed a surveillance camera for a while, but failed to catch the perpetrators on camera. The terrorized couple had put their house up for sale, but took the sign down just before the holidays because they couldn’t get enough money for it.

    Days later, on Christmas, the hateful vandal struck again.

    At home on Wednesday, Brown said the “For Sale” will be going back up. “We want out as soon as we can get out,” she said, adding of whoever is responsible: “Why are they doing this to us? It’s not fair.”

    “We go out of the country to fight terrorists and then we have terrorists in our neighbourhood right here,” said Oyinsan, who came to Canada from Nigeria in 1996. Both are 54, and they’ve been together for nine months. This is the first time either has experienced such vitriol.

    Brown added the attacks have scared her so much they have trouble sleeping at night, and lock all their doors and windows. Her grandchildren used to love to visit, but can’t anymore because she fears for their safety. The ordeal has also meant dealing with the financial cost of repairs.

    On Wednesday, police Insp. Richard McCabe came by the house to offer Brown his support and tell her police were doing everything they could to catch the culprit.

    McCabe also had a message for the perpetrator: “If we catch them, when this goes to court, we’re not going to be accepting any plea bargains. Any reduced sentencing. Our objective is that they’re going to jail,” he told the Star, adding he feels terrible about what the family is going through.

    Nearby residents said they were “disgusted” by the racist vandalism.

    “It’s very disturbing to see what’s going on around here,” said neighbour Jean-Gui Roy, who also questioned whether the police are doing enough. “It wouldn’t have happened the second time if they were doing their job properly,” he said.

    Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen said he was “deeply disappointed and concerned that something like this could happen anywhere, let alone in my community.”

    Van Bynen spoke with the couple earlier in the fall and said he would do so again this week. In the 30 years he’s lived in Newmarket, this is the first such incident, he said.

    “This is not the Newmarket that we all know. We are a community that embraces the richness of our cultural diversity.”
     
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    hockeygrl Cancer hand Gold

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    They leave a website and email address to report neighborhood troubles. This Klan is hi-tech.
     
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    The presence Klan in The modern South are insignificant. Its just a few groups of illiterate, poor trailer trash who gather in groups of 10-12 because their ugly wives never dropped the baby weight. There are larger number of groups playing Dungeons & Dragons in The South these days than there are members of the KKK(which by the way was officially disbanded as an organized group in the 1940's).
     
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    Wake up slow peeple
     
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    they just wear suits now, that's all.
     
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    Yeah their cross is solar powered now.
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    Also, the Klan wasn't just a group who sequestered themselves in the Southeastern United States. Indiana elected a Klansmen as their governor.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_L._Jackson


    I'm from Kentucky and I'm sick and tired of people making sweeping, prejudicial assumptions about people from "The South". :rolleye:
     
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    I know some guys in the militia, but no klansman.
     
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    Where do you live?
     
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    A lot of the racial tension stems from the large number of people moving here from Chicago, it is easier/quicker to get on welfare here than in Chi.
     
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    He's only "kind of" offended? Damn. Folks are nice up there.
     
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    I didn't watch the video, you mean Tyrone isn't the white half of the bi-racial couple?