The Ku Klux Klan in Fairview Township, Penn., has started operating a neighborhood watch in response to a rash of break-ins in the area.
Residents along Ridge Road received Klan fliers Friday that said, “Neighborhood Watch. You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake.”
It also designated a 24-hour Klanline for those experiencing “troubles” in their neighborhood.
Imperial wizard and president Frank Ancona says the Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK have organized a crime watch.
“It’s just like any neighborhood watch program. It’s not targeting any specific ethnicity. We would report anything we see to law enforcement,” Ancona said. “We don’t hate people. We are an organization who looks out for our race. We believe in racial separation. God created each species after its kind and saw that it was good.”
Ancona claims several people in Fairview have called the hotline to complain that local police aren’t doing enough about the break-ins. He said the neighborhood watch isn’t meant to replace law enforcement but to lend a hand in their efforts.
Fairview Township police Sgt. Davis Holland told PennLive they are aware of the propaganda but did not comment further.
Members of the group do not discuss their involvement in the KKK because Ancona says they are “somewhat discriminated against.”
“Members could be the guy who is delivering your pizza. It could be law enforcement from the local sheriff’s office. It could be the nurse taking care of you in the emergency room,” he said.
The “Why Join?” page of the Traditionalist American Knights website says: “Today, many people have experienced the blacks firsthand. They have seen the savagery and animalism in many of these people. White people simply will not buy the ‘equality’ propaganda anymore and have begun to doubt some of the anti-Klan hysteria that they have been fed in school and from TV and movies.”