Latest Ku Klux Klan News

Biden on racism: White people 'can never fully understand'

Sep. 16, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden framed current racial tensions as part of an enduring struggle that is older than the nation. "In a centuries long campaign of violence, fear, trauma, brought...

Michigan police officer fired for Klan document seen at home

Sep. 12, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A white Michigan police officer whose house had an apparent Ku Klux Klan document on display and for sale has been fired. Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson says Charles Anderson was fired after a disciplinary hearing Thursday. Peterson says a redacted version of the inquiry report...

Arkansas building owners conceal 'KKK' welded on facade

Aug. 26, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The letters "KKK" that were welded on an Arkansas building have been replaced with U.S. Marshals stars after one of the owners called it "offensive" insignia that's commonly associated with "a shameful organization." The concealment comes after the Southwest Times Record reached out...

Trial delayed in alleged threats to anti-LGBT delegate case

Aug. 21, 2019 4:39 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial has been delayed for a Virginia man accused of threatening a West Virginia delegate who equated the LGBTQ community to the Ku Klux Klan. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Monday bench trial for Jonathan George Benfer was delayed over several oversights. The absent...

Colorado town named after KKK member opposes name change

Aug. 20, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado property owners have voted against changing the name of a neighborhood named after a former mayor and Ku Klux Klan member. The Denver Post reported Monday that results released Monday showed more than 65% of residents voted to keep the name Stapleton. Officials say the community is...

Probe of officer's KKK item might lead to review of death

Aug. 11, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor says an internal investigation of a white police officer whose house had an apparent Ku Klux Klan document on display will help determine whether there will be further review of the officer's 2009 fatal shooting of a black man. The Muskegon Police Department opened an...

York riots left dozens injured, 2 dead, property damaged

Aug. 10, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — ___ "Many people . who are members of this community may prefer to see these issues . buried and put away. However, until they are resolved one way or another . no amount of tamping them down is really possible." — Bucks County Senior Judge Edward G. Biester, in his ruling that even...

Officer on leave after apparent Klan document seen at home

Aug. 9, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A white police officer in western Michigan was placed on paid administrative leave after a house hunter who was viewing the officer's home said he saw a framed Ku Klux Klan application and multiple Confederate flags. The Muskegon Police Department opened an internal investigation...

Teacher will return to class after students sang KKK jingle

Aug. 4, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire school district says a teacher will return to full-time teaching about being placed on paid leave after a video surfaced of his students singing a jingle about the Ku Klux Klan. The Portsmouth Herald reports John Carver will resume teaching Aug. 28, when school starts....

Judge tosses charges against 2 arrested in monument protest

Aug. 3, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge has dismissed charges against two students accused of disorderly conduct and defacing a public monument after placing Ku Klux Klan hoods on statues at a Confederate monument. N.C. State students Enzo Niebuhr and Jody Anderson were arrested Easter Sunday during a...