Residents in a Cleveland subdivision were surprised Monday morning when they found a flier in their yards purportedly from the “Loyal White Knights of the KKK.”
The flier gave the link to a website supporting the Ku Klux Klan and called on others to show their opposition to GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, citing his support for open borders and “an accelerated browning of America.”
DeShannon Dixon, a resident of the Adams Point subdivision, said she and other residents called the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office and were assured they would be called back, but her messages were not returned.
Johnston sheriff’s spokeswoman Tammy Amaon said officers took a report that the flier was left in a driveway but are not otherwise investigating the matter.
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“No crime occurred, so it’s not under investigation,” she said.
Amaon said officers saw the fliers in multiple driveways in the neighborhood.
The flier also mocks Bush’s son, George P. Bush, and includes a quote it attributes to him: “We have to fight for OUR RACE (Hispanics), we have to find the leaders who represent us.”
The younger Bush’s mother is Hispanic.
“Say no now and save America!” the flier states.
A line is marked out in the flier before the next line states “...And save American Jobs. Stop the free loading now!”
The number listed on the flier leads to an automated message of someone explaining that Jewish people brought black people over in ships to America.
“No longer should the white man feel any guilt, for it was the Jews who brought the blacks over,” the message says.
Dixon said when she drove down the street early in the morning she saw the fliers in almost every yard in her neighborhood.
Adams Point is a neighborhood of $250,000 to $350,000 homes off Old Drug Store Road in Johnston County’s Cleveland community. Kids ride their bikes and skate up and down the streets. Neighbors go for nightly jogs.
Dixon, who is black, said her young daughter likes to check the mailbox every morning. She considered keeping her daughter inside this time.
“But if I didn’t let her go, then that would give into my fear and that is what people like that want,” Dixon said. “We can’t live like that or we can’t do anything.”
Alvin Gilmore, an eight-year resident of the subdivision, said he saw the flier folded and sealed in a zip-lock bag in his driveway early Monday morning around 6 a.m. but didn’t pay much attention to it.
“It’s a little disturbing,” Gimore said. “But I can’t really say I’m surprised with everything that has been going on.”
He was referring the racially motivated mass killing of nine people in a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., on June 17.
“I’m from a small town in South Carolina, so I’ll say it’s been a long time since I’ve experienced something like this,” he said. “I’ll just go about my daily life as usual and keep my eyes open and hope that nothing happens.”