KKK Literature Distributed in Leesburg

Several residents in downtown Leesburg found literature promoting the white supremacist agenda of the Ku Klux Klan on their doors over the weekend.

Leesburg Police Department spokesman Officer Sam Shenouda said the agency received three formal complaints over the weekend from residents in the town’s historic district. Residents said the material included cartoons and candy and may have been targeted to a youth audience.

However, there’s not much the police department can do about it. “It’s not illegal to do that,” Shenouda said of the distribution. The content promoted the KKK’s racist views, but did not include threats, and is generally protected speech under the First Amendment.

The office would share information about the incidents with regional law enforcement agencies who monitor hate group activities, he said.

4 thoughts on “KKK Literature Distributed in Leesburg

  • 2017-10-30 at 5:20 pm
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    Let me get this right: Somebody (and no one was seen doing this) was putting a 4th grade level KKK drawing on doors in the wealthiest neighborhood in town because why?

    This makes zero sense, and likely a hoax.

  • 2017-10-30 at 6:45 pm
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    Your comment is reflective of something more concerning than the nonsense, racist garbage that was left in several neighborhoods that included more than historic downtown and the “4th grade KKK drawing.”
    And that is your first reaction to dismiss and cast doubt regarding the circumstances of its occurrence. Is there a reason for that? Do you not see how these relatively judged “small incidence,” are not part and parcel of the larger issue of more flagrant and emboldened acts of racism that have fueled current divisiveness in our community and country?
    I am sorry this one doesn’t “rank” with you. Just know that if it was you who had been on the receiving end, many of us would not cast doubt as the first instinct.

  • 2017-10-31 at 7:27 am
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    “Several neighborhoods?” Odd that’s not mentioned in the article. If you’re correct, then I’m even more skeptical that not one single person saw the people who did this.

    Look at this logically; Some one, or some group, goes around to ‘several neighborhoods’ (Still nobody saw anything, right?) with a childish rendition of… some person and a train and the names of people nobody even knows, and we’re suddenly suppose to think we’re under siege, and all just a week before a statewide election?

    Even more strange, we’re supposed to believe, that suddenly out of the dirt, the KKK is in Loudoun County. How odd.
    I’ve lived here my entire life knowing a rich diversity of people. Not once, ever, have I heard whispered, spoken about, or read about any Klan activity. And now suddenly, in 2017, they’re prowling around our neighborhoods with handbills and candy, and nobody saw nothing? When nearly every home has a camera, there’s nothing?

    That’s what we’re supposed to fall for? I’m always a skeptic when it comes to politics, and this has the rank smell of politics all over it.

    Likely, this is a fringe element of the Party that gave birth to the Klan; desperate, irrational, and half way racist themselves. And they expect you AJH, and everyone who received one of these silly handbills to fall for for their gimmick.

    You watch — nobody will dig down on this. Because it will lead back to some very embarrassed people. Somebody paid for this, and there will be no effort to find out who. This will disappear. I thank you for your concern, but nobody is sticking one of these on my door, not without wishing they’d skipped my house.

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