Ku Klux Klan flyers distributed in Newnan

February 28, 2012 8:00 am

by Todd Rehm · 5 comments

The Newnan police department has received a number of calls about flyers that say, “You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!”

Residents in neighborhoods around College Street, Waverly Circle and Riva Ridge all reported finding the flyers on their driveways Sunday morning.

“I was kind of shocked,” said Susan Conlan, who lives on College Street. “I didn’t think that organization still existed. I’m disappointed to think it might be here in Newnan.”

Conlan said she saw several flyers on College Street between Wesley Street and Temple Avenue.

In a prepared statement, the Newnan Police Department officials said it “has received several telephone calls from Newnan residences as well as inquiries from the news media about handbills being passed out this weekend in Newnan.”

The police stated in the release that any person or organization wishing to distribute handbills must have a permit from the chief of police. The Klan organization did not get a permit, according to police.

Ancona said the intent of the flyer was so residents will know the Klan is watching out for crime and will report it to law enforcement.

Exactly how many handbills were distributed is unknown.

In a follow-up response, Newnan Police Deputy Police Chief Rodney Riggs said, “At this point there are no known members of the group to take action against. If members are identified and the person responsible for the distribution can be identified, we will consider action at that time.”

Jawgadude February 28, 2012 at 8:43 am

Requiring a permit to hand out flyers sounds a little unconstitutional to me… free speech?

CobbGOPer February 28, 2012 at 10:41 am

Yeah, I don’t like that the Klan is handing out flyers, but that sounds seriously unconstitutional to require people to get a PERMIT to hand them out. If that’s true of Newnan, there’s a lawsuit to be made there.

saltycracker February 28, 2012 at 8:51 am

Lewis Grizzard would not be happy with Newnan making the news this way.

Jane February 28, 2012 at 8:56 am

When you run a white seperatist candidate for President who raises money from Stormfront what do you expect.

The Last Democrat in Georgia February 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm

“Ancona said the intent of the flyer was so residents will know the Klan is watching out for crime and will report it to law enforcement.”

The Klan reporting illegal drugs to police instead of smoking them or reporting crime instead of committing it?

So you mean to tell me that the KKK is going to turn themselves and their upstanding affiliates in to the police after they commit crime? Awesome!

I’d love to see the day when the Ku Klux Klan calls in meth labs to police instead of patronizing them.

In fact, wouldn’t that be like the seventh sign of the coming apocalypse, or something?

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