This is not surprising - a drive through the outer suburbs of Springfield will take you by houses decorated with lawn jockeys at the end of the drive and confederate flags flying.
KY 3 News in Springfield, Missouri reports that a new neighborhood watch group is recruiting in their city and it’s not going over too well with the locals. The group recruiting? The Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, better known simply as the KKK.
It started on a normal Sunday morning as neighbors in the west-central area of Springfield, MO came out to get their Sunday papers and found a flyer recruiting for the new ‘watch group’:
Steven Burchett has come to love living here on Olive St. “Never had any problems- never any trouble,” Burchett said.
On Sunday morning when he went to get his paper, he made a surprising discovery. “I found the note in the front yard. And it was from the Klan,” he stated. “I was furious. I was furious.”
The notice bore the name of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Complete with the image of a hooded figure, the flyer attempts to recruit people for a so-called neighborhood watch program. It asks, “Are there troubles in your neighborhood? Contact the…Klan today.”
“That just tells you what a coward they are. A simple knock at the door, I can say I am not interested, thank you very much and go on. But instead they have to come through in the middle of the night and drop a rock in the front yard. Nah- that is a coward,” Burchett stated.