Neigh­bor­hood gets KKK fliers

Los Angeles Times - - THE STATE - — Matt Hamil­ton

Res­i­dents in a Whit­tier neigh­bor­hood awoke Sun­day to find f liers advertising the Ku Klux Klan on their front lawns, author­i­ties said.

Those liv­ing in the 5400 block of Adele Av­enue re­ceived plas­tic bags con­tain­ing the f liers with KKK pro­pa­ganda, a rock and a lol­lipop, the Whit­tier Po­lice Depart­ment said.

“I have never heard or read any­thing that im­pacted me so much to think, ‘ My good­ness, there are just such hate­ful peo­ple,’ ” said Whit­tier res­i­dent Stella Paquin, who re­ceived a f lier.

Ac­cord­ing to Whit­tier po­lice, the pam­phlets, which in­cluded a phone num­ber and mail­ing ad­dress for the Loyal White Knights of the Klu Klux Klan, con­tained no spe­cific threats, so in­ves­ti­ga­tors did not find any crime oc­curred.

The dis­tri­bu­tion of white su­prem­a­cist pro­pa­ganda in Whit­tier fol­lows sim­i­lar in­ci­dents in Or­ange County. Last week, about 100 homes in Fuller­ton re­ceived KKK f liers — also in­side plas­tic bags with a rock and a piece of candy — crit­i­ciz­ing blacks, Lati­nos and Jewish peo­ple, ac­cord­ing to Fuller­ton po­lice Sgt. Kathryn Hamel.

On Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a Santa Ana neigh­bor­hood was blan­keted with KKK f liers. Last sum­mer, sim­i­lar pack­ets were dis­trib­uted in Or­ange.

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