Missouri KKK: We will use ‘lethal force’ against Ferguson protesters

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Missouri KKK: We will use ‘lethal force’ against Ferguson protesters (RT, Nov 15, 2014):

The Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is threatening to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson who threaten their safety, equating some demonstrators to “terrorists.”

Frank Ancona, leader of the KKK’s Missouri operations, has been distributing fliers in the metropolitan St. Louis area warning protesters in Ferguson that those who have threatened police officers and their families will be met with violence themselves.

The flier, obtained by Vice News, is addressed to “the terrorists masquerading as peaceful protesters.” It also states that they have “awakened a sleeping giant.”

“You have been warned by the Klu Klux Klan!” it continues. “There will be consequences for your actions against the peaceful, law abiding citizens of Missouri.”

This kind of behavior is not exactly unusual for the KKK, which has circulated similar letters in various cities across the United States. But the delivery of these fliers comes at a particularly sensitive time in Ferguson and the surrounding St. Louis area.

Residents are currently waiting to hear whether or not a grand jury will bring criminal charges against Officer Darren Wilson, the white officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown. The 18-year-old’s death sparked massive, weeks-long protests, which made headlines around the country after police deployed a number of controversial crowd-control tactics – the use of tear gas and the establishment of a no-fly zone over the city, for example.

No one knows exactly when the decision will be reached, but reports suggest the process is coming to a close and it could be any day now. Gun sales have spiked in the area, and some businesses have boarded up their storefronts in an attempt to preempt looting. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced earlier this week that the National Guard would be on standby to respond to any reports of violence.

Speaking with the Riverfront Times, Ancona said: “Missouri is definitely on fire right now.” He also stated that the Ferguson protests were a boon for KKK recruiting.

“These Ferguson protesters are the best recruiters since Obama,” he said, noting that 50 people joined the group in November alone. “Normally we might hear from 10 people a week in Missouri, and now we’re hearing from more like 50 people a week. Sometimes, depending on these news stories, we get 100, 200 calls in a day.”

Soon after the new KKK fliers came to the public’s attention, Ancona appeared on MSNBC, where he was asked if he was inciting violence.

“No, actually it’s addressing the people who are making these terroristic threats and letting them know that the people of Missouri have rights too,” Ancona said. “There are remedies under the law. The flier, if you read it, it says ‘defend’, it talks about defense. So, in order to defend yourself, that means you’re being attacked.”

Activist Bassem Masri has been called out specifically by the KKK, which claims he threatened police while live-streaming one of the protests. Masri dismissed the accusation to Vice News.

“If they want to perpetuate hate, we can’t stop them, but we can surely let them know we ain’t going for it,” he said. “They are using the KKK to change the narrative to something they want, which is a race war which we are not advocating for, taking the story off [Missouri Governor Jay] Nixon, [St. Louis Country prosecutor Bob] McCulluch, and Darren Wilson.”

“It’s ok for the KKK to hate folks but God forbid a minority speaks up.”

3 thoughts on “Missouri KKK: We will use ‘lethal force’ against Ferguson protesters

  1. Not these idiots again! Just what we don’t need…..domestic terrorists who hate blacks, Jews, Catholics and anything else they don’t understand.
    Just what we don’t need, the KKK is back. They had a purpose after the US Civil War when the Carpetbaggers descended like locusts on their land, stealing homes, businesses, everything…….but that need was over by 1880.

  2. As a very young girl, I remember the KKK well. They openly marched in the streets against voter rights for blacks. There is something intimidating to the white sheet costume. I read they originally designed them that way because so many blacks believed in ghosts, and their reaction would be fear…….I thought they were cowards hiding behind the sheets. But, with today’s camera works where they go after those who speak against government……I guess I understand the costumes to protect their identity, just as they did from the Union soldiers during the Construction Era……pure hell for the South after the Civil War……..this is depressing to see them come back again. There has been no need for the KKK in nearly 140 years.
    In the first part of the 20th century, they had incredible power, many members of congress were KKK leaders.
    I just hate seeing this happen again……it is so damn unnecessary.

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