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Klan flyers turn up in Calhoun County neighborhood

These letters appeared early Sunday morning at several homes on Sprague Avenue in Saks. Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC These letters appeared early Sunday morning at several homes on Sprague Avenue in Saks. Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC
The letters claim to be from the United Klans of America, a former name of a branch of the KKK. Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC The letters claim to be from the United Klans of America, a former name of a branch of the KKK. Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC
CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

People on Sprague Avenue in the Calhoun County community of Saks have expressed concern and puzzlement after receiving flyers advertising the United Klans of America.

The UKA is the former name to a branch of the Ku Klux Klan, but this version appears to be rebranding itself as a "non-racist" Klan.

The flyers turned up early Sunday morning on plastic bags that were weighted down by rocks.

One side showed the web address and a phone number for the group and claimed the residents were safe, "knowing the UKA is awake." It also used the words "Neighborhood Watch."

The other side appears to be recruitment pitch, saying in part, "there is no promise of White Power here. There is a promise of a brotherhood."

Residents had mixed reactions, with some thinking it's a joke.

The resident who sent photos of the flyers to FOX6 News declined to be interviewed or identified, but expressed concern about find them in her racially integrated neighborhood.

She said she arrived home very late Saturday night and it wasn't in her driveway at the time, but turned up Sunday morning. So she thinks whoever left it there did it in the early, pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning.

Anniston police, whose jurisdiction includes Saks even though it's outside the city limits, took a report on the letters but didn't find any law was broken.

They declined to comment on the case, with Captain Allen George saying it would give "credence to an un-credible group."

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