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KKK again on the move?

by Angeline Booher / July 17, 2007 12:50 AM PDT
Neighbors in Antioch awoke to a startling discovery over the weekend.

Alongside their morning paper, some neighbors found a card from the Ku Klux Klan that read, ?The KKK was watching you while you were sleeping.?

The cards showed up in several diverse neighborhoods.

The Klan claims to be actively recruiting in Middle Tennessee and is now using the controversial immigration debate as one of its main issues.

Earlier this year, Oak Hill residents found similar newsletters on their doorsteps.

The Klansmen's Voice, a newsletter published by the KKK, was left, asking for people to subscribe to the newsletter which talks about illegal immigration.


A direct link to the video is at:


There is diversity everywhere in Nashville.

It appears the Klan is trying to take advantage of the concerns about illegal immigration to "rise again".

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(NT) they thrive on fear, fear, fear---shameful
by WOODS-HICK / July 17, 2007 1:13 AM PDT
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I'll never promote the KKK but if the difference in what
by Steven Haninger / July 17, 2007 1:51 AM PDT
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was reported as said....that

?The KKK was watching you while you were sleeping.?

and that the card actually read...

?For your safety, the KKK was watching over your neighborhood as you were sleeping,?

...the media has, once again, shown it's tendency to bend the truth. Certainly what could be interpreted in the first was an overt threat...that these hooded guys were skulking around in the dark peeking into houses. The other quote would mean something completely different.

Ok. So which statement should get the quotation marks?

The KKK is bad news no matter what is reported about them but who needs bad reporting to go along with it?

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My guess is that the 1st quote
by dirtyrich / July 17, 2007 4:48 AM PDT

that clearly presents a threat was likely a paraphrased statement made by a resident or another 'concerned' individual. The paper didn't attribute the quote directly to either the card or a person, therefore they can claim that they didn't intentionally misrepresent the card.

The 2nd quote, of course, is what the card actually stated.

This is slimey reporting by the paper and I hope, although doubt, that the writer and editor responsible are disciplined.
But considering that the issue revolves around the KKK, they will likely be applauded instead.

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Again on the move?
by drpruner / July 17, 2007 6:43 AM PDT
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No, that's not possible. Humanity is too highly evolved to let that happen again. Similarly, genocide has been eliminated since 1945.

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Not worth the worry
by James Denison / July 18, 2007 11:56 PM PDT
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During integration back home, someone or several someones used to drop those in school lockers at times through the air slots. Sometimes you'd find them slipped into a library study aid. Most times they weren't even a real business card, but about that size, mimeograph print on standard white paper and then cut to size with scissors, a cheap home office type of job. The only ones that got over excited about it might be the occassional black student till they learned to ignore and toss it, or report to the dean. I don't know if they ever caught anyone doing it. If so, they probably dealt with the student quietly. I guess it gave someone something to do with their time hoping to get a reaction out of someone, like leaving a burning bag of poop on someone's doorstep. If they do find out who, don't be surprised if it's some "targeted" minority doing it to stir up some political fire in the area.

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