Alabama NAACP wants those responsible for KKK fliers to be charged with hate crime

CALHOUN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) – The president of the Alabama chapter of the NAACP wants whoever left discriminatory fliers found in Calhoun County yards to be charged with a hate crime.

The neighborhood watch fliers turned up in Oxford, Saks and other communities. They list contact information for the Ku Klux Klan and appear to encourage residents to join the group.

The Calhoun County NAACP held a news conference Monday calling for investigators to look into the fliers.

State president Bernard Simelton seconds that request.

“We are trying to work within the confines of the law to let them sort their process and investigation,” Simelton said. “If that doesn’t work then we are going to have people take to the streets and start marching and protesting because our leaders, elected leaders, our sheriff and our police departments are not doing enough to protect those citizens that are being impacted by those things being thrown in their yard.”

Last week, police told WIAT 42 News if they find the person responsible they could be charged with criminal littering, but police would have to catch them in the act.

Copyright 2014 WIAT 42 News

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