A KKK recruitment effort in Jacksonville, Florida turned up a series of flyers with a very pointed threat towards Black men. Within the flyer, a warning towards “Black Apes caught ‘Making Eyes'” at white women was issued, putting the entire town on alert.
Local outlet First Coast News reports:
Residents in several neighborhoods in East Arlington say they’ve found rolled up flyers containing messages from the Ku Klux Klan in the past few days. While it is not unusual for the Klan to drop flyers around Jacksonville, the language in this latest batch of flyers takes their message to a new level, including specific threats.
Comments from the NextDoor app suggest the flyers have shown up in neighborhoods including Harbor Winds and Hickory Lakes, areas north of Atlantic Boulevard between Kernan and Girvan roads.
“My wife came out and she saw this little rolled up piece of paper, picked it up and read it and went to me crying saying she couldn’t believe what she was seeing.” John Rando told First Coast News.
The flyer read, “Notice to all (N-word): Any of you black apes caught ‘making eyes’ at a white girl will be beaten with bats and your mothers won’t get anymo’ bananas-That’s a promise.”
The outlet also adds that anti-Semitic threats of violence were also issued in the flyer. The Jacksonville Sherrif’s Office said it has opened a criminal investigation regarding the matter.
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