DeKalb police investigating KKK flyers found in neighborhoods

DeKalb County police are investigating after several Ku Klux Klan flyers were found in different parts of the county this weekend.

“Right now, there does not appear to be any direct threats that will prompt criminal charges,” DeKalb police Sgt. J.D. Spencer said Monday in an emailed statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The pamphlet, posted on Atlanta Antifa's Facebook page, shows a picture of a Klansman point his finger with words "The KKK wants you," printed on it, mimicking the Uncle Sam military recruitment poster.  Underneath the picture reads, in capitalized letters, "Help us fight the spread of Islam in our country."

Three of the pamphlets were first discovered Friday at a parking lot of the Lehaven condos in Tucker, Spencer said. More KKK literature was found Sunday at Henderson Park, also in Tucker, and in the 1800 block of Mason Mill Road in Decatur.

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Spencer said the department is “still investigating to determine the origin of the flyers and criminal activity.”

In a statement posted on Twitter late Sunday evening, Tucker Mayor Frank Auman called the flyers “repugnant” and “small-minded” and said the city has been working with DeKalb police to find the people responsible for them.

“The type of message included in these flyers is in direct contrast to the values we hold at the core of our Tucker community, Auman said. “Ours is a city full of loving and kind-hearted people from all different backgrounds.”

Auman urged anyone with information to call DeKalb police at 678-406-7929.


News of the flyers comes after a shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood that left 11 dead. Authorities arrested Robert Bowers, who faces 29 federal charges.

“In regards to the synagogue shooting in Pennsylvania, DeKalb officers are patrolling our synagogues as often as possible and also going inside to greet the members as a show of support and increased security,” Spencer said. “We do not have any specific threats.”

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