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KKK flyers dropped on Wayne Township driveways

Posted at 11:11 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 23:11:54-04

WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Pamela Taylor noticed a plastic bag at the bottom of her driveway Monday morning. Inside, there were flyers from the "loyal white knights of the KKK" and a handful of candy.

"It's hateful. I don't want that," Taylor said. "I don't want that around my family or my neighborhood."

Numerous people in Wayne Township found the flyers in their driveways. Some people were so upset, they said they called the Butler County Sheriff's Office. But the hateful flyers aren't criminal.

Debbie Curry said her son, Kevin, also came across the flyers Monday. They contained misinformation about the group Black Lives Matter and urged people to join the KKK.

"It makes me sick to my stomach," she said.

A man who identified himself as Robert Jones answered the phone number printed on the flyers. He said the flyers are a recruitment tool protected by freedom of speech.

"I wouldn't find the flyers offensive," he said. "If they don't like them, put them in the trash."

Mona Jenkins with the group Mass Action for Black Liberation, which was formerly Black Lives Matter Cincinnati, said the KKK has been recruiting in the area for years. She said MABL "will continue to educate and organize the people to shut down white supremacy and any force that takes a stance against our freedom."

People like Taylor in Wayne Township weren't happy with the flyers. 

"It makes me sad," she said. "It's disgusting. I don't know why people hate each other. Just live and get along. Be kind."