Not long ago, CNN ran a controversial story about how the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist group with a long history of mυrder and terrοr, was trying to rebrand itself. On Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday, however, the KKK proved that it is still the same old racist group that it’s always been.
As people worked in service of their communities yesterday to celebrate the life of the civil rights icon, Klan members in Santa Ana, California delivered anti-MLK propaganda.
“Santa Ana police officers respond to a resident who reported he found a small zip-loc baggy containing a rock, a candy, a flyer, and a KKK business card on his driveway this morning in the 2600 block of N Linwood St in Santa Ana,” read a statement from police.” The flyer contains anti-MLK propaganda. Approximately 40 similar bags were distributed sometime during the evening to various residences within a four block radius. No specific threat was noted on the business card and no crime can be established at this point. Officers have collected numerous bags and there will be an investigation.”
According to local affiliate KTLA, police provided images of the bags, which contained Tootsie roll candies, two small rocks, an anti-MLK letter signed by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and a KKK business card.
Robert Jones, a Klan member, told KTLA that the messages were left in order to recruit members.
“We wanted to show the truth of who Martin Luther King was. … There’s a lot of communist ties,” Jones said. “Who the media tries to portray who he is isn’t who he really is.”
Amanda Barker of the Loyal White Knights of the KKK described the packages as “candy for kids” and rocks to weigh down the packages.