Residents find KKK flyers at New Smyrna Beach homes
By Keith Landry, Reporter -
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Pastor Laws says the KKK recruiting flyers were left at homes across the street from his church.
Laws adds, "I am absolutely and totally offended that someone at a time like this would come into this community and distribute this type of literature."
Families found pamphlets with the distinct hooded image in their yards Monday morning. The flyers were placed in plastic bags and weighted with fishing lures so they would not blow away.
Timothy Washington found one in his front yard at North Myrtle Avenue and called the police. He says, "I looked at it and I thought, wow. Still in this day and age we have that type of hate going on."
Several families who live on Sheldon Street tell FOX 35 News they found the KKK flyers in their yards Monday morning. Washington believes this historically black neighborhood was targeted. . He points out, "The west side is where the black neighborhood is and I guess they targeted it."
New Smyrna Beach police took some flyers into evidence. They have not found the person who left them there.
Washington says, "I think there's still some people that are still living in the old mindset and we all as a people have to get past that in order to make this a better world for our children to live in."
Police say the flyers are offensive but they are legal. They are protected by freedom of speech under the U.S. Constitution.