The Ku Klux Klan has set up a neighborhood watch in Fairview Township, York County, several media outlets have reported.
The Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan launched the neighborhood watch in response to recent break-ins in the community, PennLive reported.
“You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake,” flyers distributed throughout the township’s Ridge Road section read. “Are there troubles in your neighborhood? Contact The Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan today,” the flyer goes on to say.
Police received complaints about the flyers but said the organization has a right to free speech, PennLive reported.
“It’s just like any neighborhood watch program. It’s not targeting any specific ethnicity. We would report anything we see to law enforcement,” Frank Ancona, the organization’s imperial wizard and president told PennLive.
On its website, The Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan says it is an “order of the highest class for white Christian men of intelligence and character.” The website goes on to say, “it is the duty of every Klansman to know and understand the present political situation and the unconstitutional laws that are being forced upon us.”
Meanwhile, Fairview Township in Erie County is making it very clear the KKK watch group is not in its community.
“There are articles circulating the internet about the KKK leading a neighborhood watch on Ridge Road in Fairview Township. It is NOT Erie County's Fairview Township!!!!! It is Fairview Township in YORK COUNTY,” the Erie County community posted to its website.