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Jul 24, 2016 2:05 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

KKK Recruitment Fliers Found In Westhampton Beach And Quogue Villages

Jul 27, 2016 10:37 AM

Fliers encouraging people to join the Ku Klux Klan were anonymously delivered over the weekend to homes in several communities in western Southampton Town, including Westhampton Beach and Quogue villages.

Village authorities confirmed this week that the recruitment fliers were found in driveways, inside bags containing rocks to help weigh them down, on both Saturday and Sunday. Southampton Town Police did not return calls this week asking if the fliers were also found in its jurisdiction, though sources say similar materials were discovered in the hamlet of Westhampton and the Village of West Hampton Dunes.

In a press release issued on Monday, Westhampton Beach Village Police said two people, both of whom live on Beach Lane, contacted them after receiving the fliers. On Tuesday, Quogue Village Police reported that an officer on routine patrol spotted five of the fliers left in the driveways of homes on Old Country Road.

No other reports have been filed in either village, though those receiving the fliers might not have called police since, technically, such action is protected under freedom of speech.

The flier criticizes the Black Lives Matter movement, and then invites people to join the KKK. It also includes a North Carolina phone number, the hotline for the Loyal White Knights of the KKK.

Alison Akant, a 60-year-old resident of Manhattan who visits Westhampton Beach in the summer, said someone delivered one of the fliers in her driveway around noon on Sunday. She was one of the two village residents to file a report with police.

“We’re very upset,” Ms. Akant said. “People are concerned. I wonder what the community is going to do and how they are going to react.”

In a prepared release, Westhampton Beach Village Police note that the placing of fliers at the end of driveways is not a crime, regardless of the message contained within. “However,” the released continues, “the throwing of bags on private property can be portrayed as littering in the village code. The Westhampton Beach detectives are investigating these incidents.”

They have also forwarded a copy of the flier to the Suffolk County Police Hate Crimes Unit.

The recent KKK recruitment effort is not the first of its kind targeting Southampton Town. Similar fliers were found on at least two different occasions last year in Hampton Bays, and that effort was eventually linked by authorities to Douglas Munker, a self-described klansman who lives in the hamlet. Those fliers typically contained anti-gay and anti-minority messages, and also encouraged interested parties to join the KKK movement.

Mr. Munker was arrested after he was caught posting KKK recruitment fliers containing anti-immigration and anti-gay messages near an ATM at the Capital One Bank in his hometown. He later pleaded guilty to littering after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

Staff writer Greg Wehner contributed to this story.

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Ms Akant pick them up and put them in the garbage...if you did not report this nonsence you would have defeated this crazy person....you gave them the response they wanted...and Greg ran with it
By watchdog1 (476), Southampton on Jul 24, 16 4:29 PM
I disagree.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
By ValGal03 (53), Montauk on Aug 5, 16 3:26 PM
And how do you know they were from the KKK? The journalist ought to have said "purportedly by the KKK." Probably a bunch of Lefty Crazies looking for another march to go on.
By fire11 (276), east hampton on Jul 24, 16 6:52 PM
sounds like your kind of lifestyle, ??
By 1percent (47), Quogue on Jul 26, 16 2:34 PM
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By fire11 (276), east hampton on Jul 24, 16 6:55 PM
Greg Wehner is a solid young writer who has been working at the Southampton Press for over a year. From my time as a Town Trustee, I found Greg's articles to be very balanced and well researched. As far as the flyers being distributed in Westhampton Beach, whoever distributed them should be ashamed of themselves. It was designed to create fear within the community and I know groups like this are not supported.
By roverton (42), Westhampton on Jul 24, 16 7:02 PM
The KKK is taking the opportunity given to them by Trump to recruit new members.
By Rich Morey (325), East Hampton on Jul 25, 16 12:14 AM
This comment is exactly why so many in this country ARE going to vote for Trump. Lies reguritated by Hillary's army of sheep.
By Babyboo (237), Hampton Bays on Jul 25, 16 6:57 AM
And by the way, the KKK was handing out flyers years before Trump came on the scene.
By Babyboo (237), Hampton Bays on Jul 25, 16 6:59 AM
They may be true but Trump has made it seem that racism is okay. This has nothing to do with Hillary - if the GOP nominated pretty much anyone OTHER than Trump I would have voted for them. As it is I'm considering voting for Gary Johnson.
By Rich Morey (325), East Hampton on Jul 25, 16 11:27 AM
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While that may be the case, never has the socio-political climate been more fertile to embrace this type of hatred. We should all be concerned and vigilante to not allow this type of mentality to enter our thought-stream
By johnj (834), Westhampton on Jul 25, 16 1:04 PM
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Good to see someone from that Village claiming the high moral ground -- but wait, aren't you the same person who was castigating me earlier this month while taking that same tone because you were ignorant about Wounded Warrior Project?

And yes, Hampton Bays plays into this because it wasn't all that long ago that Southampton Press reported on a resident there who was a defiant Klan member.

This has nothing to do with Donald Trump and his hair or Hillary Clinton and her Emails.



By Frank Wheeler (1796), Northampton on Jul 25, 16 1:54 PM
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No logical intelligent or moral American would vote for just a divisive, racist pig like Trump. Only Americans that would are afraid of change and an inclusive America. The Rednecks and uninformed will vote for Trump because their life has been less than . Pull yourself up by your achievements and education. Trump only wants to make money from contractors he doesn't pay, and bankrupting Americas Companies. TRUMP WILL NEVER WIN. Only in your Dreams.
By 1percent (47), Quogue on Jul 26, 16 2:47 PM
So am I
By Draggerman (801), Southampton on Jul 28, 16 10:36 PM
You're exactly right!
By ValGal03 (53), Montauk on Aug 5, 16 3:28 PM
I'm sure the human garbage that distributed this is pretty happy that they got this photo in the paper, tel # and all. The smart thing to do would have been to NOT show the flyer, or at least blur it out, so this disgusting propaganda doesn't get any more visibility. Let's hope the person is identified and let our message be loud and clear: WE DESPISE THE KKK.
By Earthgirl (52), Southampton on Jul 25, 16 2:22 AM
...reminds me of the time someone painted a swastika at the end of a cul-de-sac in Southampton. No one would have known about it, save for a handful of locals, until the newspaper published a photo. Then, viola! Mission accomplished!
By loading... (547), quiogue on Jul 25, 16 7:15 AM
Let's all call the number on the flyer and tell them they are they are pretty damn lame, they are not welcome in our town, and if they insist on referring to African-Americans as "Negroes," they should learn how to spell the word...!
By SilverSnail (9), Hampton Bays on Jul 26, 16 8:38 AM
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This incident is distasteful but not a big deal. I think that most readers see it for the stupid, childish, cowardly provocation that it was intended to be. (The fliers were enclosed in bags weighted with rocks so that they could be hurled from a passing car, thus avoiding the possibility of any actual confrontation between resident and perp.) We all know that there are racists and bigots out there but they are a distinct minority.. Stunts like this are their way of deluding themselves as to ...more
By highhatsize (3603), East Quogue on Jul 25, 16 4:00 AM
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I thought the Press would blank out the phone number...

Seems to me that the area these flyers have reached is now quadruple.

Just a thought.
By Draggerman (801), Southampton on Jul 25, 16 7:31 AM
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How is a black supremacist club that advocates frying pigs like bacon different than a white supremacist group? Should have thought this through, it's all hate.

By SlimeAlive (878), Southampton on Jul 25, 16 7:36 AM
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The problem we have in this Country is ignorance, not hate. Low educated people throughout history have always used hate as their only means of making a point. It is not a coincidence that these incidents continually occur near Hampton Bays. As any long time resident can attest to, the East End Communities are divided by socioeconomic boundaries. Specific income, education and occupation demographics define areas. You can almost narrow it down to a specific road where this type of person would live. ...more
By deelove (125), Bridgehampton on Jul 25, 16 8:30 AM
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So people who live in or near Hampton Bays are ignorant? And you're calling people idiots. What do you see when you look in the mirror?
By HamptonDad (143), Hampton Bays on Jul 25, 16 9:21 AM
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Wait...so Hampton Bays is low educated....sounds a little bit like ignorance to me...
By kkelly75 (26), Hampton Bays on Jul 25, 16 9:32 AM
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Iv'e met some real douchebags in bridgehampton.
By CaptainSig (653), Dutch Harbor on Jul 25, 16 7:56 PM
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"de pecuniae" segregation
By Mr. Z (10235), North Sea on Jul 25, 16 8:40 PM
This is such a bunch of crap, does anyone really believe there are people still out there Distributing Flyers like this. more likely some Community organizer type trying to start trouble. One only has to look at the Wikileaks DNC correspondence from this weekend to see that ultra left-wing operatives will stop at nothing to make there point
By widow gavits (194), sag harbor on Jul 25, 16 2:37 PM
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What the wikileaks story showed is that the Russians are trying to disrupt the process. They dont care if it is pro-Trump or Hillary.
Please pay attention to what is really going on.
By But I'm a blank! (1278), Hampton Bays on Jul 25, 16 3:01 PM
Look into Hamptongirl's comment and decide if you really want to blame those troublemaking community organizers...
By SH_Res (342), Southampton on Jul 25, 16 6:51 PM
Rich, this has nothing to do with Trump. Trump is not and does not condone racism period! People such as yourself should really refrain from implying that. If you are in the USA legally Trump welcomes you with open arms it doesn't matter you Nationality or color, however if you are here illegally trespassing Trump, myself, and probably most of the USA has a big problem with that!
By jacko1579 (2), Riverhead on Jul 25, 16 2:49 PM
We all know who it is. His name is gary munker on Facebook, you should see all the racist stuff he posts, he even has pictures of the flyers. I mean come on its the same guy proven to have done it in Hampton bays.
By Hamptonsgirl6543 (1), Hampton bays on Jul 25, 16 3:40 PM
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Save the rocks, throw out the flyer.
By Craigcat (240), Speonk on Jul 25, 16 5:32 PM
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In my view, people on the East End are pretty turned off by this type of thing; distributing racist flyers, touting white supremacy. There is virtually zero support for the KKK, as far as I can tell. They are entitled to their opinions, but it is nice to know that, in general, people around here have no time for this nonsense.
By Bayman1 (297), Sag Harbor on Jul 25, 16 6:17 PM
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Woooooooo

Bernie Bernie Bernie

BOOING DURING INVOCATION...
FLOOR BATTLE...
BERNIE TEXTS: PLEASE DON'T PROTEST IN ARENA!
Jeers for Pelosi at California Breakfast...
Wasserman booed off stage, escorted out by security...
ASSANGE SLAMS HILLARY...
SARANDON: DNC 'DISGUSTING'...

Bernie Bernie Bernie
By local 84 (322), riverhead on Jul 25, 16 7:04 PM
The info was hurled on my property. I have no idea who decided to do this. I have no proof who it was. All I know is that I own this property, and no one is permitted to throw anything on my property. It is the law. And whoever did this violated my property rights. The police need to investigate. And I expect that they will.
By Zjrm3 (1), Westhampton on Jul 25, 16 8:49 PM
Hillary calls Trump a bigot, then the hacked emails show Hillary's top DNC shills discussing telling black democrat voters that Bernie is a Jewish atheist in order to get more votes for Hillary.

Hillary = disgusting.
By joe hampton (3121), Hamptons on Jul 26, 16 2:31 AM

A fact checker looked into 158 things Donald Trump said. 78 percent were false.
By Chris Cillizza


Donald Trump = lying sack of ****
By Mr. Z (10235), North Sea on Jul 26, 16 4:21 AM
Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All

“The Art of the Deal” made America see Trump as a charmer with an unfailing knack for business. Tony Schwartz helped create that myth—and regrets it.

By Jane Mayer
Jul 26, 16 4:33 AM appended by Mr. Z
“Many thanks Donald Trump for suggesting I run for President, based on the fact that I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal.’ ” ~Tony Schwartz
By Mr. Z (10235), North Sea on Jul 26, 16 4:33 AM
Quite a circus that's for sure!

"The devil you know may be better than the devil you don't want to know?"

Trump is not qualified to be President. His private sector experience does not substitute for Clinton's vast -- if imperfect -- public service.

A pretty simple equation if you can open your eyes and mind.

Choose your bully wisely!

Because 4 years is a long time.
By PBR (4869), Southampton on Jul 26, 16 5:29 AM
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Hillary has hired wasserman Shultz to head up her cyber security team. Nice to see the so called first lady is now proud of her country. It only took 32 dead cops and a civil war.
By SlimeAlive (878), Southampton on Jul 26, 16 6:18 AM
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DWS knows where the bodies are buried. Hillary gave her another spot at the public trough to keep her mouth shut.
By loading... (547), quiogue on Jul 27, 16 6:38 AM
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Interesting how it says on the flyer that they are a Christian group that follows the bible...Love thy Neighbor...hummm...I guess this could also address some points above as well.
By eastendmom (11), Speonk on Jul 26, 16 7:20 AM
to The Editor:

The following message, posted on July 25th, has vanished from this thread, as has the message to which it referred. There was no red "violation" notice - - - they both just vanished (although, unlike censored messages to date, my post [and, I assume, Preliator Lives'] remain archived in the "My Comments" section of our accounts.)

What's going on? Your censorship policy is deplorable but at least it has been overt up until now. Have you hired an intern who channels ...more
By highhatsize (3603), East Quogue on Jul 26, 16 9:24 AM
Deleted posts..just like Hitlery's deleted e-mails. You didn't care about them but when it is YOU who gets censored...well it is a different story isn't it. Get use to it, keep going left and that will be the norm.
By Preliator Lives (270), Obamavillie on Jul 26, 16 11:55 AM
o Preliator Lives, joe hampton, 27dan, Undocumented Democrat, They call me, Biba, Erin 27E,1942sparky, widow gavits, marlinspike1 & Sturgis:

Pathetic.

It is brought to your attention that the editors of the Press are now surreptitiously censoring you, and - - - rather than do something sensible and responsive - - - like PROTESTING THEIR AUTOCRATIC MANIPULATION - - - you knock yourselves out over a lame political analogy.

You are the lemmings of consciousness. All one ...more
By highhatsize (3603), East Quogue on Jul 27, 16 1:51 AM
Well what you do, they'll tell you it is privately owned, they can do waht they want. Protest, protest who, a bunch of worthless illiberal DNC Hitlery clowns? 27 east doesn't care about honesty or openness, it is all about agenda. They have been deleting stuff for years...nothing will change so eff them.
By Preliator Lives (270), Obamavillie on Jul 27, 16 12:23 PM
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Kaine promises bill to legalize illegal immigrants in 'first 100 days'...
By They call me (2369), southampton on Jul 26, 16 9:37 AM
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By lirider (220), Hampton Bays on Jul 26, 16 9:39 AM
47 SHOT IN CHICAGO OVER WEEKEND, 5 DEAD
Total nears 2,300 for year in Obama's hometown

Black lives matter to seemingly everyone but black men in the inner city.

Chicago. With some of the TOUGHEST Gun Control in the U.S.?
Obama ? - Silence.
Hillary ? - Silence

By Undocumented Democrat (1683), southampton on Jul 26, 16 9:48 AM
REAL CLEAR POLITICS POLL AVERAGE

TRUMP 45.6
HILLARY 44.7


CNN ORC 7/22 7/24 Trump 48 Hillary 45
CBS News 7/22 7/24 Trump 44 Hillary 43

Jul 26, 16 10:00 AM appended by 27dan
RCP AVERAGE TRUMP + 9
By 27dan (2364), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 26, 16 10:00 AM
to 27dan:

Quote:

"RCP AVERAGE TRUMP + 9"
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Your extreme Right-Wing illiteracy is showing.
By highhatsize (3603), East Quogue on Jul 26, 16 10:15 AM
Hell no DNC we wont vote for Hillary !

Bernie Bernie Bernie

NEVER HILLARY CORRUPT B*

We were screwed it really was corrupt and now everyone can see it.
By local 84 (322), riverhead on Jul 26, 16 10:21 AM
KKK fliers? You mean the militant wing of the Democrat Party? That is who founded the KKK after all.
By Preliator Lives (270), Obamavillie on Jul 26, 16 3:27 PM
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By joe hampton (3121), Hamptons on Jul 26, 16 7:36 PM
Julian Assange: 'A lot more material' coming

Sanders loyalists bash Hillary nomination, clash with police...

MSNBC Maddow: I Found Top Part of Clinton's Speech 'Shocking and Rude'...

What a joke shes done !
By 27dan (2364), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 27, 16 12:53 AM
to 27dan:

Quote:

"MSNBC Maddow: I Found Top Part of Clinton's Speech 'Shocking and Rude'..."
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You, and all the extreme Right-Wing "news" manufactories (like breitbart) are misquoting Ms. Maddow. You can find her comment at around 1:20 on the video clip on the MSNBC site. Clearly, she said "shocking and WIERD" (referring to her opinion that the Hilllary's speech wasn't feminist enough.) But, since "rude" indicates ...more
By highhatsize (3603), East Quogue on Jul 28, 16 9:06 AM
Yep, she definitely said "weird," which was pretty clear and makes a lot more sense. Breitbart and the Drudge Report are so right-leaning and unobjective.. their misreporting of this shouldn't surprise anyone.
By SH_Res (342), Southampton on Jul 28, 16 9:24 AM
not true i encourage everyone to go to those sites a judge for yourselves
By They call me (2369), southampton on Jul 28, 16 10:09 AM
to They call me:

Quote:

"not true i encourage everyone to go to those sites a judge for yourselves"
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Please, please do, readers. I have supplied the clearest instructions to locating the video that the mad Press censors will permit.

See for yourselves how fanaticism has destroyed objective perception in the extreme Right-Wing. For it, ideology trumps reality every time.
By highhatsize (3603), East Quogue on Jul 28, 16 10:28 AM
Ditto to HHS's comment - please go to those websites and check it out for yourself. The bias is evident. Wikipedia, which these days tends to be fairly unbiased, has "politically conservative" in the FIRST SENTENCE of the description for both Breitbart and Drudge Report:

"Breitbart News Network is a politically conservative American news and opinion website founded in 2007 by conservative commentator and entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart." and "The Drudge Report is a politically conservative ...more
By SH_Res (342), Southampton on Jul 28, 16 11:04 AM
Who’s Winning? Daily track of Clinton and Trump’s support
As of Jul. 14, 2016.USC/L.A

Hillary Clinton 40.1% Donald Trump 47.4%
By 27dan (2364), Shinnecock Hills on Jul 28, 16 10:14 AM
Who's winning...... Were winning thats who
By They call me (2369), southampton on Jul 28, 16 2:31 PM
That is why everyone should watch all 3 cable networks and visit all the websites. because you must seek your own facts and the ones the partisan in the media omit
By joe hampton (3121), Hamptons on Jul 28, 16 2:36 PM
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Not surprised given the support for Donald Trump on Long Island. The KKK is simply trolling for his supporters.
By citykid (11), east quogue on Aug 2, 16 9:46 PM
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