Neighborhood gets KKK fliers
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.