FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP, Pa., April 22 (UPI) -- In response to a wave of burglaries in Fairview Township, Pennsylvania, the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan have launched a neighborhood watch program.
“You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!” read fliers depicting a hooded man pointing Uncle Sam style at the reader, encouraging to call the “24-hour Klanline.”
“It’s just like any neighborhood watch program. It’s not targeting any specific ethnicity. We would report anything we see to law enforcement,” said Frank Ancona, the organization’s imperial wizard and president.
“We don’t hate people. We are an organization who looks out for our race. We believe in racial separation. God created each species after its kind and saw that it was good,” he told Pennlive.
Ancona told Pennlive that he couldn’t put them in touch with any of the members running the actual watch because of a mandate within the organization that prohibits members from speaking to the press to avoid misrepresentation.
He also mentioned that “members could be the guy who is delivering your pizza. It could be law enforcement from the local sheriff’s office. It could be the nurse taking care of you in the emergency room,” adding that it’s difficult for normal people to be open about their affiliation with the organization.
He told Pennlive that people can jeopardize their employments and compromise their relationship with friends and family when they are traced back to the KKK, and that’s because the klan is “somewhat discriminated against,” he said.