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Baggies With Klan Fliers, Candy Canes Found in Tinley Park

Plastic bags with fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were found over the weekend in the neighborhood between Harlem and Oak Park avenues, south of Hickory Street.

This flier from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was found Monday, Dec. 23, on Sayre Avenue, north of 176th Street, in Tinley Park. | Credit: Joe Vince
This flier from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was found Monday, Dec. 23, on Sayre Avenue, north of 176th Street, in Tinley Park. | Credit: Joe Vince
Apparently, the holiday season is an ideal time for hate groups to recruit.

Plastic bags containing fliers for the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan promoting a "neighborhood watch" were found in the neighborhood between Harlem and Oak Park avenues, south of Hickory Street. In some cases, the bags contained pebbles, marbles and/or candy canes.

READ: Ku Klux Klan Recruiting in Oak Forest?

A Patch reader saw the fliers Sunday, Dec. 22, while jogging in the 17500 block of 70th Court. Patch also found a flier Monday, Dec. 23, on Sayre Avenue, just north of 176th Street.

The flier states the following:

"You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake! Are there troubles in your neighborhood? Contact the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan today!"
A phone number and website for the group also is listed.

READ: KKK Leader Says Group Recruiting in New Lenox With Great Success

Similar Klan fliers have been distributed in Oak Forest and New Lenox over the past few months. Those materials were posted by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Both organizations are listed as active Klan groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights nonprofit that monitors hate groups throughout the country.

YOUR TURN: Have you seen the Ku Klux Klan fliers in your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments section.
Chris December 27, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Oh and if you're pissed off about the "negro" getting more and more out of control in AMERICA, you should probably take it out on your forefathers from bringing them over here to pick cotton cause last I heard they were pretty f*cking happy where they were before people like you interrupted their lives in the first place!
John Strother December 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Lets do an DNA test on all KKK members. I'll bet they are not 100% white. Who loves to eat peanut butter? Almost everyone, who invented it, not a white man. People are people, some are the kindest folks you will ever know, some are just throw backs that should get educated. I mean this about all races. Practice hate and you will die because of the hate. No race is better than any other race.
Art December 27, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Haywood, all I can say is that you're dumber than your mother that raised you. Now if you're that stupid with so little knowledge that you want to feed that garbage to your own kids(if you have any) fine. But don't embarrass yourself proving to us how uneducated you are.
Dink December 28, 2013 at 01:32 AM
The blacks are starting it, now the KKK and other whites are going to end it!
Larry Clone December 28, 2013 at 01:40 AM
I know the media also publish stories about every time members of the Nation of Islam are out on street corners selling The Final Call and have the police inspect the newspapers because the media aren't sensationalistic hypocrites.
Larry Clone December 28, 2013 at 01:41 AM
@John Strother - I am not a KKK member however I am white and have taken 3 ancestry DNA tests and I'm here to tell you that you're full of it. Parroting canned one-liners that we've all heard a bazillion times doesn't impress anyone except people who are mindless to begin with, such as yourself, unfortunately.
Larry Clone December 28, 2013 at 01:42 AM
@Chris - No, they were captives in Africa, captured in tribal wars by war lords wherein they were traded to whites in exchange for guns. More mindless, canned liberal platitudes.
Larry Clone December 28, 2013 at 01:45 AM
SheriffChris - When your kind soil your bed sheets over black and Latino racist groups that operate openly with nary a peep from the media and people like yourself, I'll take you seriously. Until then, this one sided huffing and puffing political feel good one-sided moral horse feces is all it is. Crap.
Tinley Park Batman December 28, 2013 at 03:00 AM
I invented Peanut Butter
Art December 28, 2013 at 04:19 AM
Hey Dork, I mean Dink, good luck on that one fool!
Joseph Gibson December 28, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Shryn Franklin you're end argument defeats your point. So, in the end, you're still advocating hatred, violence and to the extreme = death. In other words, you're the Nazi. I'm playing your game, and that's the outcome.
Chris December 28, 2013 at 12:22 PM
@LarryClone who brought Africans to the United States? Can you deny that fact? They didn't ask to come here. Which was the point that I was obviously trying to make. And you could have fooled me with you not being a KKK member with your attempt to deflect that point.
Karl S. Brown December 28, 2013 at 12:59 PM
I am an African-American who has lived in Tinley Park for 6 years, and have been fortunate to have great neighbors of different ethnic backgrounds. Although it is disconcerting to see the confederate flag being displayed prominently in some neighbor's garages and on their vehicles, the constitution gives them the right to do so. Love conquers hate always, and on that note, my family and I will continue to live as we always have, regardless of the misguided, paranoid, fringe element that will always be around until this world ends.
Lyle G. LePage December 28, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Patches, whew! You've got a lot of sick puppies writing to you. Its apparent that the mind of a bigot will never be changed. Unfortunately, they will bear offspring & the cycle will continue. As for Mr. Brown, the majority of us hold great disdain for the klan. You are in good company. Being a child of immigrant parents, who never allowed slander of any race, I must wonder what nationalities or races make a KKK member? I'm pretty certain most of these folks would be surprised to learn their lineage...........Oh well, pass the peanut butter, Batman.
Bryan Murillo December 28, 2013 at 03:31 PM
White people make up the majority of the country, white people have the majority of the money in this country, and white people have the majority of the political power in this country, as they have had for the majority of the time this country has been around. So the fundamental question you have to ask is, what is the Klan's purpose and what are they attempting to achieve that hasn't already been accomplished in the last 200+ years?
MM December 29, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Awesome rant 4th Wright!!!
Roscoe December 29, 2013 at 10:28 PM
4th wright!!!! You forgot to mention that the Egyptians had invented the airplane too. Nice liberal revisionist history lesson.
Suzy December 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM
All you good Caucasian-lovin', other race-hatin' fellas (bill, haywood, dan and tojo, I'm lookin' at you) who say you're just good god-fearing followers of Christ. Uh, hate to throw cold logic on that whole ranty thing you got going, but you boys know Jesus was a JEW, right? Psychopaths.
4th wright December 30, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Roscoe - tell me what I got wrong, and cite sources, or crawl away. Suzy - careful, they'll call it "liberal revisionist history". The truth hurts them too much. But at least now I know how they keep that point in their hoods. It's the shape of their heads.
Bryan Murillo December 30, 2013 at 01:50 PM
Wright, I thought they wore the pointed hoods because it hides their dunce caps?
Joe Tinley December 31, 2013 at 08:13 AM
I haven't seen the Klan stand with clubs to block voters attempts to enter polls to cast a vote, remember, all the home invasions and armed robberies and the grab of coats at Dicks and other crimes recently committed in Tinley, the description of the perps NEVER mentioned white men with hoods and sheets "JUST THE OPPOSITE" so all you bleeding hearts think back to the crime stories and how TPPD always holds back the descriptions like it's a big secret who commits a majority of the crime, just look at the population at the CC Jail or any of the correctional facilities in Illinois OR any state.
John Strother December 31, 2013 at 08:39 AM
Joe Tinley, you are not old enough to know Jack . KKK was originally to help American Born to retain jobs and keep immigrants from obtaining jobs. Then the Mafia Mobs took over the KKK and became very racial. Now the KKK is nothing more than an off shoot of the American Nazi empire. White Power as they call it. Still it is a hate group. Home grown terrorist group.
John Strother December 31, 2013 at 09:09 AM
Larry Clone, what an attack on me, you worthless piece of Cra_. You were DNA 3 times for what reason? Crimes or what? What were they looking for when they did the DNA tests? @John Strother - I am not a KKK member however I am white and have taken 3 ancestry DNA tests and I'm here to tell you that you're full of it. Parroting canned one-liners that we've all heard a bazillion times doesn't impress anyone except people who are mindless to begin with, such as yourself, unfortunately. Oh sure you are not KKK, but you must support them anyways do you not? Come to Grundy Va and say that to me please. I'll kick you so called white azz all the way back home.
Joe Tinley December 31, 2013 at 10:04 AM
@John Strother Gee you know everything about everyone, typical Lib. As far as my age tell it to my Medicare care card . you never did come on point, about any of my comments, the mafia was a BIG INFLUENCE in the South after the Civil War, Sir you are truly an IDIOT! Hate group, yep just like the Panthers, NAACP, the Black Caucus, Rev. Wright and your leader Obama
Bryan Murillo December 31, 2013 at 12:45 PM
"On the extreme Right, by contrast, race is a proxy for class. Among the white supremacists, when they speak of race consciousness, defending white people, protesting for equal rights for white people, they actually don’t mean all white people. They don’t mean Wall Street bankers and lawyers, though they are pretty much entirely white and male. They don’t mean white male doctors, or lawyers, or architects, or even engineers. They don’t mean the legions of young white hipster guys, or computer geeks flocking to the Silicon Valley, or the legions of white preppies in their boat shoes and seersucker jackets “interning” at white-shoe law firms in major cities. Not at all. They mean middle-and working-class white people. Race consciousness is actually class consciousness without actually having to “see” class. “Race blindness” leads working-class people to turn right; if they did see class, they’d turn left and make common cause with different races in the same economic class." - Michael Kimmel. Look at you all bleeding heart white folk, you're liberal and you don't even know it.
Art January 01, 2014 at 06:13 AM
@Joe Tinley, which I don't believe your last name is truly yours, but that's beside the point, the NAACP is not a hate group. And I can't argue with you regarding the Panthers the Black Caucus or the Rev. Wright. But you YOU have to be a complete IDIOT if you say that the our President of the United States of America is part of a hate group when his Mother is White. What the F is wrong with you fool? If going to talk that Fox News crap, at least have some facts to back up that garbage. Oh yea, that's right, if you listen to Fusx, they have no facts. I forgot sorry.
Joe Tinley January 01, 2014 at 10:18 AM
@Art I guess you suffer from selective memory, so I'll refresh it for you. Yes his mother was white, but if you recall he threw his white grandmother under the bus when he said she was afraid to be on the same side of the street with young blacks, he didn't have to say that, it was done for RACE REASONS. And now we have the Black Professor and the Police officer, before Obama had any facts the officer was wrong and the professor was in the right, again race played a factor. Trayvon Martin, another time he opened his mouth before all facts were in, I've said it once I'll repeat, Obama is a Bigot.......
Art January 02, 2014 at 04:16 AM
@Joe Tinley,I never heard about him making that statement regarding his grandmother, and if he did what was in it for him anyway? The comedian George Lopez said something similar regarding his mother, and he isn't any kind of bigot. And as far as the Police officer, he said it was stupidity on his part as far as racial profiling the professor which was true. Now, as far as him saying that Trayvon Martin could have looked like his son if he had one, there's nothing word with him making that statement. But I will agree that he shouldn't have said anything at all regarding Trayvon Martin. And what facts were there except we all know that George "fat ass scum of the earth" Zimmerman got away with murder. Again the President of the United States is no bigot. Sorry!
Johnnie James January 02, 2014 at 03:43 PM
The Ku Klux Klan don't have a klu.
Sheryl L Bratcher January 03, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Chicago has enough haters right now. The last thing they need is losers like the KKK spreading more!

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