Flyers bearing the name of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were anonymously circulated Sunday through two Killeen neighborhoods, according to residents.
Robyn Braithwaite, a resident of the Lake Crest neighborhood, said two flyers were placed inside Ziploc plastic bags with rocks outside of homes after 9 p.m. Sunday.
While one of the flyers advises residents to fight drug addiction, a second flyer laments “cultural genocide” of white Americans.
“Most groups out there and especially white people are to (sic) cowardly to stand up for their heritage because they are scared of being called a ‘racist,’” one of the fliers reads. “If you yourself hate American history we would kindly ask you to get out of America!”
Braithwaite said she did not see who dropped off the papers. Flyers also were sent to the Thunder Creek neighborhood near Bull Run and Robinette roads.
The flyers list three phone numbers, one of which leads to the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Treatment Referral Routing Service. Another number with a 714 area code leads to an Anaheim, California-area, phone number with a full voice mailbox.
The third number, which has a 336 area code, leads to the national number for the Loyal White Knights chapter. A Herald phone call was not answered or returned.
It’s unclear if a Klan group is behind the flyers, or if they were printed and distributed by someone else.
A website address linked to the KKK group listed on the flyers returned an error message when searched online.
Killeen police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said the department continued to investigate the flyers Monday.
The flyers are not connected to residents who gathered Saturday around the Confederate soldier statue on the Bell County Courthouse grounds in Belton to show their support for the 101-year-old monument, said their spokesman, C.J. Grisham.
He voiced his displeasure about flyers marked with KKK names.
Grisham, a Temple resident, said Monday he had not heard of the flyers in Killeen nor who distributed them. He said he’ll stand up against the Klan anywhere in Bell County.
There has a been a growing movement to remove or relocate the Confederate statue, which Grisham called a slap in the face of all veterans.
“This memorial has nothing to do with race. This memorial has nothing to do with slavery,” Grisham told the FME News Service on Saturday as he waved an American flag. “It has to do with soldiers who fought and served for what they believed was their country and state.”