KKK fliers show up in Mechanicsville neighborhood

Posted at 7:42 PM, Nov 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-05 20:21:10-05

Many neighbors in one Mechanicsville neighborhood tell CBS 6 that they discovered an unwanted delivery in their driveway Sunday morning.

“I was surprised because in this day and time you don’t see things like that," said George Beasley, after receiving the flyer.

Several neighbors in the Hanover Farms subdivision and along Boatswain Lane in Mechanicsville contacted us about what they considered disturbing. It was literature from the Ku Klux Klan that had been left in their driveway overnight.

"Like I said I've been out here 35 years and I've never seen anything out here before like that," said Boatswain resident Tommy Banton.  

The flier for the white supremacist group was cut in a small square shape and put inside small plastic bags. Included inside the bag was a rock to weigh it down.

The text of the flier read, “The law abiding citizens of your community can sleep in peace tonight know the Klan is on the prowl."

It goes on to ask for interested new members and efforts to “stop a third world invasion before people have to sell their homes and property values go down”.

"I don't expect to see that at this day and time," said Banton.

The Hanover Sheriff’s Department was contacted about the incident around 10 am on Sunday morning. A neighbor who had received the flier contacted police and they soon after would come out to investigate.

Police noticed at least a dozen other of the KKK fliers deposited at other nearby homes. Several neighbors can’t understand why their neighborhood was selected to receive the mail.

"It's surprising that it still exists, I didn't think it existed at all in Virginia," said Beasley.

Police reiterated that putting these fliers out is completely legal, however they noted the incident because they are always concerned about people moving around at night in residential areas.

CBS 6 called the number listed on the flier and reached a voicemail that claimed to be for the KKK. A message was left, but not returned.