Residents in Jacksonville, Florida, have recently been finding flyers dropped around their neighborhoods by the KKK. The flyers threaten violence towards any Black men who look at white women:
“Notice to all Niggers: 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.”
A resident of the are, John Rando, told First Coast News that his wife found one such flyer on their homes driveway. “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, adding, “I hope that the world can just get along and peacefully work together in unity for America’s sake.”
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that there is an active criminal investigation ongoing into the flyers, suggesting that they have crossed the line from free speech to threats.