Wednesday, 25 May 2016

KKK distributes anti-trans flyers - US

The FBI has been notified of a Klu Klux Klan flyer distributed in the US against trans people. 

Ostensibly a "recruitment" flyer, it doesn't break any laws in being distributed over there.

I would however seriously question the motives of such a flyer in demonising a minority. Such hate speech would I assume be illegal in Australia, in that it's an incitement to violence against trans people. Particularly with the reference to "use a tree". 
“What you’re dealing with is potentially implications of a hate crime or promoting a hate crime, so we notified the FBI,” Parrish said. 

Capt. Will Benny, the supervisor of CID, said a man made a report to the Dothan Police Department on Monday of having received a flier from the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) at his home. Benny said the man, an east Dothan resident, also reported his neighbor had received one too. 

“It appears to be against transgender and transgender bathrooms and it was basically a recruitment flier,” Benny said. 

Benny said there was actually no crime committed in the distribution of the flier, which he said also solicited donations from the public. Benny said the KKK flier and report were forwarded to the FBI as intelligence information. Dothan Eagle