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Random recruitment letters for KKK found in Madison, Indiana

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MADISON, Ind. (WDRB) -- Recruitment flyers and papers asking for money are popping up around town in Madison, Indiana – and residents say the KKK may be responsible.

It looks like an ordinary piece of paper or trash, but some living in Madison say the message inside was clearly meant to be found.

"They actually come out to their patio, onto their property and noticed papers," said Major Jeremey Perkins with the Madison Police Department.

It’s an issue that officers have dealt with for about a month - random sheets of paper left in alleys, sidewalks, and driveways.

"And they go over and pick these up and discover that they do have this writing, an invitation so to speak, to join the KKK," said Perkins.

When opened, they find a letter from a so-called support faction of the Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The message asks for donations like stamps, hotel vouchers, and gift cards.

Part of it says, “We have to rise as a nation and become the invisible empire once again."

"That's exactly what I said, ‘wow’,” said one resident who wanted to remain anonymous.

"You have a black man, you have a white man, you have a Chinese guy. Cut their finger - everybody's gonna bleed the same color," she said.

The piece of paper was found in her driveway and those of several of her neighbors. When opened, the message appears to be a recruiting effort for the KKK.

Another portion of the note read, "You know all too well that this is needed in America rather we agree or not. Most of us lived our life already, this if for our children and grandchildren."

Residents have called police and brought the flyers to the station, but officers say they're not breaking the law yet, and so far there have not been any actual threats.

"You know obviously if there were we'd like to know,” said Perkins. “If you did see the person or persons the Madison Police Department would like to know who it was or if they had a description of the vehicle or persons."

When asked what she’d say to the person who dropped the letter off at her house, the resident responded, “Keep your trash. I don't want it on my property and I don't want anything to do with anything that has to do with the KKK, it's stupid.”

Madison Police say whoever is putting these flyers out is not doing anything illegal, but if they're caught, they could be charged with trespassing or littering.

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