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Ku Klux Klan fliers found in 2 East Texas towns

From Staff Reports
Oct. 1, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.


Sandwich bags containing Ku Klux Klan literature have been found in the past couple days in two East Texas towns.

The <a href="http://www.marshallnewsmessenger.com/news/klan-leaflets-dropped-on-at-least-one-marshall-street/article_ea42e124-8f8c-5157-a696-7980b567d595.html" target="_blank">Marshall News Messenger</a> is reporting the bags, which included a peppermint and flyer, were found Monday in Marshall and since then have been seen in Harleton.

Kris McNatt lives in downtown Harleton. One of her daughters found the bag and flier Monday evening after they returned home from grocery shopping.

"We got home and my daughter saw the bag on the ground with the peppermint," McNatt said. "I told her not to eat it. Then, I go inside and after a few moments my daughter tells me that it was a letter from the KKK."

McNatt's younger daughter, a 13 year-old, was in the room when McNatt saw what the flier said.

"My other daughter asked who they are," she said. "I tried to explain it to her without scaring her. I don't want this in my neighborhood. I don't like it. I don't want these things coming to my doors."

Bill Peteet also found one of the bags Monday. Peteet lives north of Harleton.

"I drove by the bag in my driveway, actually over it, several times on Monday," he said. "I thought it was a renewal card that had fallen out of a magazine. Finally around 3:00 I stopped and picked it up and was surprised by the contents. I could not believe that it was an actual KKK flier ... or that I had received one."

Each bag found contained one of many fliers promoting the KKK as well as a red and white peppermint candy. Some bags also contained clear marbles. The fliers include a "Klan Hotline" and a website address.

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