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Is KKK Recruiting in Palm Coast?

| April 7, 2010

KKK united northern and southern knights of the ku klux klan

Burqas, American style.

At 8 a.m. on Sunday morning (April 4), David Morris walked out to his driveway on Ulaturn Trail, off of Seminole Woods in south Palm Coast, to find this: “Twenty reasons WHY you (if qualified) should join, and Support the United Northern & Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.” (Number 5: “There are no laws against such an organization.” Number 9: “It is an organization composed of native born, White, Chirtsina-minded American citizens of sound mind and good moral character” [sic.]. And coming in at Number 16: “It will, with your help, stop the destruction of our moral culture [sic.] by homosexuals.”

The freshly minted three-page packet included a Happy Easter message and a page-long diatribe about and against undocumented immigrants, headlined, “Illegal Immigration Is A Crime!” (Illegal immigration is not, in fact, a crime; it is a civil infraction.)

The flier was signed by the United Northern and Southern Knight of the Ku Klux Klan, and included the hooded group’s web address (unskkkk.com).

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups across the United States, documents the presence of five KKK organizations in Florida, including a chapter of the United Northern and Southern Knights in Hampton, a two-street hamlet north of Gainesville. Florida’s 51 hate groups rank the state third only to California’s 60 and Texas’ 66 on the nation’s “Hate Map.”

Morris, who is white and spoke of no problems with anyone in the neighborhood, took the packet to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office on April 5. According to the case report, “David just wanted […] the sheriff’s office aware of the literature and did not want to complete a written sworn statement.” Sheriff’s Offfice dispatch was instructed to give Morris’ address on Ulaturn Trail extra watch.

A resident of Palm Coast’s Z section, also along Seminole Woods, reported to the Sheriff’s Office that KKK fliers were dropped there. The Sheriff’s Office had no evidence of those fliers as of Wednesday, but Orlando’s Channel 9 quoted Z-section resident Gene Johnson as saying that he’d seen the pastel-colored fliers on every driveway while taking a walk on Easter morning. Johnson also told the station that he picked up a lot of fliers before people could read them.

The KKK “Packet” left on Ulaturn Trail is accurate in one regard: there is nothing illegal about the KKK as an organization, and there would be nothing illegal about KKK recruiting. Neither city or county ordinances nor law enforcement may prevent it (any more than ordinances or police may prevent, say, hate-group assemblies or demonstrations), as long as the activity is conducted lawfully.

On January 8, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Cole Thornton, Imperial Wizard of the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan–based in Englewood–who declared that the organization includes a number of Central Florida law enforcement officers because of the KKK’s “rigid standards and its adherence to a strict moral code.”

Alachua County detention officer Wayne Kerschner had been fired when his employer discovered that he was a member of the KKK.

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6 Responses for “Is KKK Recruiting in Palm Coast?”

  1. Jim R. says:

    Morris Dees and the southern Poverty Law
    Center are scarier than the clan, which is probably 50% FBI and homeland security undercover agents.
    Dees, besides his lust for raising and keeping large sums of money, would very easily claim any dissent as anti-Government hate speech, and a threat to the safety and security of America.
    If this country ever takes a real turn toward fascism, Morris Dees will no doubt be the new Joe McCarthy, in charge of rooting out un-American behavior.

  2. Charley Barcelo says:

    There is a lot of misinformation conrained in the previous response. #1 the US has been ruled by the fascist government (Otherwise known as the Republican party) in 28 of the previous 36 years plus in 6 of the n0n Republican Presidency the Congress was ruled by the Rs. Thus we have been ruled by fascists for 34 of the previous years. The result of this rule is two patently illegal wars, a decimation of our school system plus an 11 trillion dollar national debt plus a devestating failure of the signature free market system which has left us in a national deptession. Worse yet the fascists (repubs) are blaming the DEmocrats and Obama for all of the ills of the fascists. As for Mprris Dees, he has been fearless in fighting againsy the sort of diatribes contained in this previous respons.

  3. Jim R. says:

    Charley the last line in your response is the only thing I see that has anything to do with this article and my response to it.
    I reiterate, Morriss Dees is a money grubbing fascist fake. The SPLC has nothing whatsoever to do with poverty.
    The SPLC took in 62 million and spent 21 million on programs, while earning 22.1 million in interest.The only poverty in the SPLC is a poverty of Blacks on staff. They had two black lawyers, both quit in disgust.
    They list 600 hate groups, some consisting of one person., which makes one wonder just what do you have to say to be considered a member of an anti govt hate group
    The SPLC was asked to help avoid the tragedy in Waco but declined, and as I said before any dissent from gung ho Americanism is seen as suspect by this outfit.
    Look up Harpers article on Dees written in 2000. I think the reporters name was Silverstein.

    Every time there is anything resembling a hate crime the Media trots out this faker to scare the shit out of everyone, and tries to convince us the country is about to be overrun with crazed militia members out to kill everyone.
    Mcveigh’s act of terrorism was a direct result of the Govts act of terrorism in Waco, and many people are convinced “John Doe 2” was a govt undercover informer, maybe even being paid by Morris DEES.
    He did have an informer in the Idaho Militia compound that Mcveigh visited.
    You should take a closer look at this clown.

  4. J.A.Allen says:

    So how was everyones cinco de Mayo?

  5. Klansman says:

    THIS IS A GREAT ARTICLE AS IT LETS THE WHITE AMERICA KNOW WE ARE HERE. FLORIDA IS A GROWING STATE FOR THE KLAN AND PUBLICITY LIKE THIS ONLY HELPS US GROW MORE. PEOPLE BECOME AWARE THAT SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE OR THIS COUNTRY WILL BE OVERRUN BY OTHER RACES. BLACKS AND LATIN AMERICANS USED TO BE THE MINORITY…PEOPLE HAVE NOW LET THE WHITE RACE BECOME THE MINORITY. THE KKK IS NOT A HATE GROUP AS PEOPLE CLAIM, WE JUST WANT TO FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS AS WELL. IF YOU WANT TO SEE A REAL HATE GROUP, LOOK UP THE NAMES MALIK SHABAZZ AND SAMIR SHABAZZ. LEADERS OF THE NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY. LISTEN TO SOME OF THEIR SPEECHES AND THEN DECIDE WHO IS HATING! WE JUST WANT TO PRESERVE OUR RACE AND HERITAGE WITHOUT INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS. WE WANT TO STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. THAT’S ALL WE ASK FOR.

    YOURS TRULY,

    THE KLANSMAN

    • Anonymous says:

      I really feel sorry for you…. I will pray for you racist! No One really cares for your stupid comments trailer trash. I hope your daughter marries a black Hispanic and has lots of grandchildren so you can enjoy them.

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