LCSO: More KKK Fliers Found in Western Loudoun

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is working with local and federal authorities to investigate Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers found by residents in Loudoun County.

The agency was notified by a Round Hill area resident Saturday morning that he located KKK propaganda material on the running trail near Smith Creek Circle and Scotland Heights Road. The fliers were laying on the trail and held down by a hard candy.

Later that day, another Round Hill area resident reported finding KKK propaganda material near her mailbox on Round Knoll Court.

Similar incidents have been reported to both the Leesburg Police Department and the Purcellville Police Department during the weekend.

There is no indication any of the households who received the fliers were targeted.

Sheriff Mike Chapman said Sheriff’s Office investigators are working with Leesburg Police Department, Purcellville Police Department and the FBI to determine the origin of fliers.

Identifying the individuals behind the fliers is the first step, but their actions may not have crossed the line of committing a crime, Chapman noted.

“They do have first amendment right, but it is disturbing to the community,” he said. “We have to look at this from a legal standpoint and whether we have any legal authority to take action. We have a diverse community here and we want to do what we can to keep the community working well together.”

Anyone with information about the cases is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021. You may also submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app.

5 thoughts on “LCSO: More KKK Fliers Found in Western Loudoun

  • 2018-01-14 at 9:43 pm
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    I suppose this might be a violation of laws against littering, but do the police investigate everyone who distributes fliers? Let me be clear, I have the utmost contempt for the KKK. What the KKK did in Charlottesville was reprehensible. That said, we do have freedom of speech. “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” Evelyn Beatrice Hall

    • 2018-01-15 at 4:37 pm
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      The speech itself is protected (I think the last flyers had a cartoon on them) but the KKK is a terrorist organization. Recruitment efforts should absolutely be investigated and monitored.

  • 2018-01-15 at 7:14 am
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    What law was broken by distributing flyers. Is it a good use of the Purcellville Police Department, the Loudoun Sheriff and the FBI to investigate littering at worse. Remember the good old days when the emotions were in check and the right to free speech was acknowledged by everyone. Now we have Comstock, Wexton and the democrat party of Loudoun going off the deep end. Charlie Hebdo attacks next by the loony left? Martin Luther King would not support the infringement of anyone’s rights. Proven to us everyday by Comstock and Wexton that the days when old white men dominated government were the good old days. Used crying towels available in Pittsburg, lol!

  • 2018-01-15 at 11:28 am
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    Let me get this straight… Sheriff Mike Chapman paused to express his concern over the constitutional rights of the KKK, but never gave a thought about the hard working deputies, who’s rights he trampled on during an election cycle? A self serving politician, through and through.

  • 2018-01-28 at 11:41 am
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    “You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say”, Martin Luther:

    As a resident and business owner I am outraged that this can happen in 2018 in Loudoun county. And I expect that law enforcement finds out who is behind this. In this county there is no place for racism. And yes, I believe in our freedom of speech, but not hate speech! My ancestors escaped the holocaust. And people who support racism or groups like the KKK insult not only other Americans but all the men and women in uniform who fought in WWII to end the Nazi regime and fascism and protect our country today from fanatic groups and keep us save. Everyone who is not standing up against this behavior will be guilty too! I expect a follow up meeting by the county to update us about the investigation. Loudoun County thrives on diversity and all politicians should understand that many businesses including the larger ones that have international customers do not tolerate these developments and might take there business somewhere else.

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