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Last updated on Friday, September 27, 2013
(WASHINGTON) - A door-to-door delivery, claiming to be authored by the KKK, is upsetting Washington residents and prompting longtime residents to distance themselves from the white supremacy group.
"We're a diverse town. We got Hispanics; we get them from Romania. We got them from everywhere here in town. I mean, we are a diverse town. We have a lot of different cultures here now, and that's a good thing," said police chief Mike Healy, a lifelong resident of Washington, where Sunday morning homeowners awoke to lawns littered with literature from the KKK in Churchill, TN.
Healy is investigating who's behind the fliers that were covertly tossed onto people's properties right at sunup Sunday. But at the same time, the chief admits prosecuting such distributors would hardly be worthwhile.
"Littering," Chief Healy explained, would be the maximum charge an offender could be slapped with, given that the literature is not threatening in any way; nor is the message touted by the KKK anything beyond an example of free speech, the chief pointed out.
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