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Black man charged with sending KKK threats in Illinois

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   O'FALLON, Ill. (AP) -- A 28-year-old African-American man has been charged with sending threats signed from the KKK to officials in the southern Illinois community of O'Fallon.


   Federal prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted Justin Lamar Kidd of two counts of maliciously conveying a false threat.
   Officials allege Kidd is behind two November 2006 letters to the O'Fallon Police Department and City Hall. Both are signed "KKK warning."
   The police letter warns that an apartment complex would be burned down if "all the blacks" aren't removed.
   The City Hall letter threatens to burn down the homes of black residents if they're allowed to stay.
   Kidd was arrested Wednesday and is being held in federal custody.
   A judge has ordered a mental evaluation for him. It wasn't immediately clear who he's being represented by.
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