KKK Litters Lawns With Fliers That Say 'Wake Up White America!'
Whittier residents woke up to a surprise on their front lawns on Sunday morning—clear bags filled with a KKK flyer, small rocks and Tootsie Roll candy.
A resident who lives on 5400 block of Adele Avenue called Whittier police to tell them about the KKK flier around 6:25 a.m., according to NBC Los Angeles. The bags were distributed within an eight-block radius in Whittier.
Stella Paquin, a resident who found the KKK baggie on her lawn, told the L.A. Times that the racist flier talked about African Americans, and listed the contact info for the Loyal White Knights of the Klu Klux Klan, the largest KKK group in the nation. It also discussed President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Jeb Bush, and included the sentence, "Wake up WHITE AMERICA!"
"I have never heard or read anything that impacted me so much to think, My goodness, there are just such hateful people,'" Paquin told the Times. "Whittier is a very quaint town. This really shocked us."
Whittier Police Department told CBS Los Angeles that since there weren't any threats made in the fliers, there was no crime committed.
Just last week, a similar incident took place in Fullerton, where 100 baggies with KKK fliers, rocks and Tootsie Roll candy were distributed on the lawns of local residents, asking them to join the KKK.
Orange County has been often targeted for KKK support, as Santa Ana residents found similar baggies on their lawn just in time for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year. Around the same time last year in the city of Orange, residents awoke to a similar incident.