KKK pamphlets worry residents of a St. Charles County neighborhood

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by Lauren Trager / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 22 at 10:43 PM

 (KMOV) -- A St. Charles County neighborhood is worried that a message from the Ku Klux Klan could soon be bringing violence to their front doors.

The pamphlet came along with a rock, tucked inside a plastic bag. Someone tossed them into the yards of dozens of homes.

The leader of the group, headquartered in Missouri, told News 4 it’s simply an advertisement for their neighborhood watch group. He claims they are not a hate group and would not commit hate crimes.

But neighbors told News 4, they think the messages are simply unacceptable. Some of them are even scared.

“It’s like we want to stay in the house, I have four kids, like whoever it is obviously watching us,” said Erica Campbell, who is African American.  

Campbell says she could barely believe what she found at the end of her drive Thursday morning...and she wasn’t the only one.

“It was a nasty gram,” said Lorisue Utterback. “It gives me goose bumps; I can’t believe this is still going on,”

News 4 called the number listed on the pamphlet; “We are unapologetically committed to the interest and values of the white race. We are committed to maintaining our racial heritage. White people will not buy the Equality propaganda anymore,” said a voice on a recording.

The recording asks if people are interested in becoming members.

Police said there’s little they can do about these deliveries, protected under free speech. But neighbors say they want extra patrol, to ensure there isn’t any violence.

“I probably won’t sleep so easy tonight, listening for sounds and stuff.”

News 4 will continue to follow up on this situation and bring updates when available. 

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