KKK Posts Fliers in Fenton After Complaints About Drugs in Jefferson County

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If there's something strange in the neighborhood, are you gonna call...the KKK?
The fliers began turning up Tuesday night, left in plastic bags weighted with rocks near an apartment complex near Fenton in Jefferson County.

"Are there troubles in your neighborhood?" The question is printed beneath an illustration of a hooded figure pointing outward, like a racist version of an Uncle Sam recruiting poster. "Contact the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan today!"

Yes, like a good neighbor, the Fenton chapter of the Missouri-based KKK offshoot is offering a neighborhood watch program. The group's leader says residents should be grateful for the KKK's community presence.

"They should actually feel more comfortable," says Frank Ancona, imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights. "People think a Klansman is this big bad evil person that's looking to lynch and kill everyone that's not white. That's completely false."

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The Jefferson County sheriff's office is investigating the fliers, reports the Post-Dispatch, but simply advertising a neighborhood watch service isn't a crime. Speaking from the self-described "Klanline," Ancona tells Daily RFT that members of the Fenton chapter were contacted by residents concerned over drug activity in the area.

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KKK imperial wizard Frank Ancona, shown here celebrating his white Christian male heritage.
"We're not targeting any certain race, we're targeting criminal activity," he says. "When we see it happen we report it to law enforcement."

Ancona declined to provide specifics about the neighborhood watch group or its members, citing his oaths to the KKK. He did say that all members of the patrol would undergo a criminal background check.

The neighborhood watch program isn't unique to Missouri: The exact same fliers turned up in Pennsylvania two weeks ago. The ensuing panic there spawned numerous media reports in which Ancona defended the KKK as just a group of well-meaning white Christian men who take pride in being white Christian men.

"Racism against white male Christians seems to be the only accepted form of racism in America anymore," says Ancona, lamenting the poor public perception of the KKK.

Ancona's insistence that the Traditionalists Knights is not a hate group is kinda-sorta offset by the group's active cross-burning events -- like the one you can watch on his personal YouTube channel -- and the fact that the organization is included by name on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of active hate groups.

While we had him on the Klanline, we asked Ancona about last month's slayings at two Jewish community centers in Kansas City by Frazier Glenn Miller, a militant racist who had started his own KKK group in North Carolina.

"He was affiliated with the KKK but I say he was affiliated with the FBI. I think he was affiliated with the government and he was their operative," Ancona says, referencing Miller's betrayal of his KKK comrades after the feds caught up to him in the '80s.

Does that mean Ancona thinks the government was behind the killings?

"Well I can't speak to that," he says. "The guy's a sick individual and if he's guilty I hope he gets the death penalty. He went after innocent people. I don't care what race they are you don't attack innocent people."

Follow Danny Wicentowski on Twitter at @D_Towski. E-mail the author at Danny.Wicentowski@RiverfrontTimes.com

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stephanie.gates27
stephanie.gates27

F the KKK! Now I'm gonna go have date night with my black husband. Then maybe we will make an interracial baby! :p

Jeep Naaked
Jeep Naaked

So they have no jobs or are taking drugs stay up all night?

Emily Irene Franke
Emily Irene Franke

You can disagree with me but I'd much rather have drugs on the street than members of the KKK trying to enforce laws.

Steve Scott
Steve Scott

It's a front trying to make it look they're helping the community when they're still spreading hate.

Dan Brown
Dan Brown

Hey Angela Blankenship, jeffco has dropped from #1 in the country to #3 in meth production. All the law enforcement has done is hammer middle class white people on DWIs. Jeffcos a fucking joke all around, I'm heading further south to ste gen. Home of the persecuted white man

Angela Galloway
Angela Galloway

I have never done drugs, but if have to say on this one, I'd prefer having meth around than the KKK!

Jodi Martin
Jodi Martin

"Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses"

Angela Blankenship
Angela Blankenship

Im pretty sure that law enforcement has already decreased the methamphetamine labs in Jefferson county by like 85% what do they need help for now? Go back to the fifties!

Angela Blankenship
Angela Blankenship

Tell them to go jump off a cliff and die Jeff co has a bad enough rep... don't need any more

Steve Horak
Steve Horak

no its not. That's as dumb as saying meth is only made in trailer parks

Josh Revelle
Josh Revelle

Yeah. Missouri in general needs to get their act cleaned up.

St. Louis Anonymous
St. Louis Anonymous

No matter the mask you wear, standing up for what is right is what's the most important.

Tim Smythe
Tim Smythe

I hope they don't burn crosses near the labs.

Steve Horak
Steve Horak

they will do less harm to you than the police will

Steve Horak
Steve Horak

no. the ones making it are all around you. That's just a dumb thing to say

June Bugg
June Bugg

Tell em cross dat ri'bba¿ Then again they proly own the honorable mayer Parks, huh?

Josh Revelle
Josh Revelle

Meth is bad in Jefferson County, but they got nothing on the Bootheel.

Terry Deschain
Terry Deschain

At least someone's making a stand, which is more than I can say for most.

Kevin McAlister
Kevin McAlister

Oh thank goodness I knew these idiots were good for something. I will sleep soundly at night knowing they are on meth patrol. LOL

Randy Bond
Randy Bond

They're probably the ones making it!

Mike Coplin
Mike Coplin

I am going to report some blacks I heard say the C word (Cracker) and the H word (Honky) it is so offensive to me, think we should have a news conference about it.........lol........;-)

Cest Lavie Boheme
Cest Lavie Boheme

^^ Joy, it has a long way to go, but in the almost 50 years I've been alive, it has been dying a slow death. And the KKK was basically the South's "neighbourhood watch" for one hundred years. That this is news, and odd, I think shows that things are still changing and will continue to change. A lot of this in the news (and Sterling, etc) is that people get upset and fight racism now when it shows up-- not that it is showing up more. IMO

Roc Hudson
Roc Hudson

Wow!! The people of Fenton can feel safe tonight! Your homegrown American terrorist group is protecting all the good Citizens there

Christine Marc Salas
Christine Marc Salas

When I lived there in st.Charles ..I used to work graveyard shift on Saturday nights.on the AM dial..around 2am there was a race show openly talking about tje kkk and where they had meetings ..i was like surprised ..I never heard this kimd of program before..I wonder if its still on.

Joachim Heistinger
Joachim Heistinger

Traditi...blah... There is a shorter word in German. Maybe you´ve heard about it. If not search for the word #NAZI.

Karen Jean Fleming
Karen Jean Fleming

WTF ...River Front Times ..... Are you trying to start a race war? YOUR ...... Ignorance is absolutely appalling !!! This is just as bad as the article you posted on at St Louis being a Racist City ! If you have personal issues, pick it up on your own private facebook not one for our community!

Princess Pakalolo
Princess Pakalolo

I just dont get how people can still think so outdately. I grew up in Hawaii and learned to love all no matter the skin color. You arent always going to get along with everyone but you can learn to respect one another. Try not hating for once. Maybe youll see its not so bad after all.

A Robert Jacques
A Robert Jacques

Man, the right half of the political spectrum in this country has really sullied the word "traditional".

IdiocyAbounds
IdiocyAbounds

Too true, I also hear they run rampant in Everett, Washington, but what 'cha gonna do when them clueless liberals get to fighting with them morons in sheets?

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