• KKK drops fliers at homes of Hispanic residents in Rockledge


    ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - Over the past two days, some residents of the Levitt Park community in Rockledge found small fliers in plastic bags in front of their homes.

    "I thought it was a bunch of advertisements for sprinklers or pesticide companies, but I wasn't expecting that," said resident Tomas Lebron.

    Lebron said when he looked closely at the flier he could clearly see a hooded character with the phrase "Our race is our nation." It was an advertisement for a Ku Klux Klan group in North Carolina.

    When Channel 9's Jeff Deal called the phone number on the ad he heard a voice message that said, "If it ain't white, it ain't right."

    The group claims to be one of the most active chapters of the KKK in the nation. The group's website shows a cross-burning from earlier this year.

    "It doesn't scare me. I'm not going anywhere," said Lebron.

    Lebron, a Hispanic,  said he and his Hispanic neighbors received the fliers, but many white neighbors didn't.

    He said he feels it was an attempt to intimidate people.

    The same North Carolina group used a Florida chapter to drop fliers in Volusia County earlier this month in a predominately black neighborhood.

    At that time, the group's leader told Channel 9 that the drop was random, and they are trying to recruit new members.

    "Those days are over, so turn the page, get it over with," said Lebron.

    Some residents have complained to police about the fliers. A police official told Channel 9's Jeff Deal that while the fliers may be inflammatory, they don't make any threats, and the group has the right to free speech.

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