KKK fliers found in black neighborhoods - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

KKK fliers found in black neighborhoods

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For two straight days some Rankin County residents awoke to find literature reportedly from the KKK in their driveways.  All of the pamphlets were found in predominately Black neighborhoods which has left some residents shocked and angry.

"If I catch somebody putting this here, I'm going to do the same thing to them," said Rankin County resident Bob Braddy.

Monday afternoon he set fire to a KKK flier he found near his mailbox. It is one of several reported to the Rankin County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff Bryan Bailey said the fliers were thrown in African American neighborhoods on McCullough McLin, Muse and  R.T. Braddy Roads.

The literature was inside plastic bags with rocks or rice.

 The paper stated it was from the United Dixie White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Realm of Mississippi.

"I'm very disappointed in my community. I'm very disappointed in some aspect of what's going on," said the retired J.S.U. Athletic Director. "It has to stop. This is something that was going on 200 years ago".

"That's fine if you want to preserve your heritage and values, just don't do it in our community," said resident Jacobi Grant who opened and read the two sided pamphlet.

He said most people along  McCullough McLin Road Road are related and word spread quickly about the KKK literature.

He and other residents gathered Monday evening to discuss the find that some call unnecessary and hurtful.

The Rankin county resident said tensions are running high because of national events.

"This could possibly be some form of retaliation for the racial tensions that are escalating across the country and we want to use this as an opportunity to show that we're not using race. We can't use race to minimize a racial issue," added Grant.

Sheriff Bailey believes the fliers were left to insight fear and hatred. He said the the actions will not be tolerated.

Meanwhile residents are taking all precautions.

"That's why I went and purchased me an AR Assault rifle, a Glock 40, so I can protect myself," Braddy added.

Bailey said the investigation is ongoing and the search is underway for those responsible and if found they will face charges.

The fliers have also been submitted to a federal data base.

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