KKK Newspapers Mysteriously Keep Appearing Outside Homes of Kentucky Residents

Residents of a Kentucky neighborhood have described their disgust after copies of the Ku Klux Klan's newspaper were left on their doorsteps.

Austin Beam, 24 was one of those who found a copy of the KKK's Crusader newspaper outside his home while taking out the trash on Tuesday morning in the Pleasure Ridge Park neighborhood Louisville.

Speaking to the Louisville Courier Journal, Beam said he took a few photographs of the self-described "premier voice of the white resistance" before throwing it away.

Beam said he believes the white supremacist hate group are attempting to capitalize on the racial tensions in the area amid the weeks of Black Lives Matter protest that have occurred in Louisville in the wake of the death of Breonna Taylor.

The 26-year-old Black woman was shot several times by the Louisville Metro Police Department on March 13 when officers executed a no-knock search warrant at her home during a drugs investigation.

Beam said he believes whoever delivered the paper is "trying to warp peoples' narratives following BLM protests using fear and racism."

He added: "I hope the beliefs in that paper don't take hold in our neighborhood and stay out of Louisville."

A copy of Crusader was also dropped off outside the home of fellow Pleasure Ridge Park resident Kristin Kidwell, who questioned its extremist views.

"There was a sentence that said 'Communism, nowadays Black Lives Matter and antifa...' What? That has nothing to do with any of this," Kidwell told WAVE.

"I really think it is just to generate a stir and reach out to people on the fence not really sure of what to believe," she added.

WYMT previously reported that copies of Crusader were also disrupted in Kentucky's Boyd County in June.

In a statement to WAVE, the KKK said: ″We distribute our flyer to educate. We're not the bad people here. BLM and antifa are. They are rioting and destroying our communities because they're not getting their way. In the meantime, you have law abiding Christian white Americans that feel unwelcome in their own country.

"We want them to know that they're still welcome. This is OUR country. Due to recent violence and destruction by these terrorist groups, antifa and BLM, we will be more active. Look forward to seeing a lot more of the Honorable Sacred Knights in Louisville and surrounding areas."

The Louisville Metro Police Department have been contacted for comment.

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The Ku Klux Klan protests on July 8, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Copies of the KKK's newspaper have been left on doorsteps of people's homes in Pleasure Ridge Park in Louisville, Kentucky.
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