Ku Klux Klan Fliers Turn Up In Freeport And Augusta
Once again, fliers advertising a Ku Klux Klan hotline have turned up in two Maine communities.
The Portland Press Herald reports that the fliers were left at the ends of people's driveways and near their mailboxes. Folded and tucked into small ziploc bags, with a handful of pebbles, they were left in places where residents couldn't miss them.
The fliers talk about setting up a Ku Klux Klan neighborhood watch and give an 800-number for the '24 hour Klanline.' They also tell residents that they can sleep tonight 'because the Klan is awake.' Similar fliers were left in Knox County in November.
Residents told the PPH that they're not happy about the fliers and reported the discoveries to police. Unfortunately, police say the fliers, in and of themselves, are not illegal. Just passing out information, whether it's a welcome message or not, is protected as free speech under the First Amendment.
Centralmaine.com says Governor Paul LePage addressed the issue during a radio interview Tuesday morning, stating that there's no room for this kind of thinking in our society and that the person who thought it up has a 'sick brain.'