Residents of Jacksonville, Florida, have seen KKK flyers dropped around the area before, but lately, they have become concerned by a new batch with specific threats against Black men.
One of the flyers promises violence to Black men who look at white women and reads: “Notice to all (N-word): 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.”
The flyer also portrays the only “good Jew” as one with a bullet in his head.
“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.
In the meantime, the residents of the East Arlington area simply want to be left alone.
“I know they’ve had problems with the KKK elsewhere and I hope we don’t. Its pretty scary to me.” said Karen Blakely, speaking to WTLV.