Residents in a Newnan, Ga., neighborhood are outraged after Ku Klux Klan recruitment letters were left at their front doorsteps, according to My Fox Atlanta.
The residents of the racially mixed town woke up to flyers left in a plastic bag, reading: "Neighborhood Watch: You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!"
"A little shocked in this day and time because of the neighborhood that we live," town resident Elaine Beasley told My Fox Atlanta.
"We do not approve of anything like this and sure don't want you in our neighborhood," Billie Duykaa said.
The individual responsible for the flyers is Frank Acona, the leader of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. When contacted by My Fox Atlanta, he said that they were meant to educate and not intimidate. He also said that he didn't print them and does not know who distributed them.
"I've had hundreds of calls to the Traditionalist American Knights hotline thanking us for the flyers we put out, telling us they appreciate us, and that makes it all worthwhile," Acona said.
The following tidbit may help put this news in some context: There is a section of Newnan County named after early KKK member and probable leader Bedford Forrest. As for Acona saying that the flyer is meant to educate and not intimidate, intimidation is exactly what it's about.
Read more at My Fox Atlanta.