The Police department in Baltimore is investigating who’s behind series of KKK flyers encouraging white residents to join the Ku Klux Klan.
The flyers were discovered in South Baltimore’s Riverside neighborhood early Friday, according to The Baltimore Sun.
The flyers were lined along sidewalks along Belt Street and the surrounding area, the police said. It was the second time in as many weeks that KKK propaganda was found in the area. Residents saw similar flyers on the same block where 25-year-old Timothy Moriconi, who was white, was fatally shot outside his home in late September.
Two suspects, a black man, and a black woman from Baltimore were arrested in connection with the killing. Deandre Devon Sleet, 23, was charged with first- and second-degree murder and Kiara Treasure Wesley, also 23, was charged with a gun violation. Police said Sleet shot Moriconi and Wesley drove the getaway car which was identified from surveillance video provided by residents. The police have reported that the victim and the suspects did not know each other.
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Despite the arrests, there remains an uneasiness. Jackson Fisher, a Riverside Neighborhood Association board member, told the newspaper on Friday that the area is usually quiet and he was distraught seeing another round of KKK flyers.
“We’re lucky versus other parts of the city where we don’t have as many issues with crime and vacancies,” he said. “…and to have something like this happen in our neighborhood is disappointing. There’s not really any place for it.”
Baltimore Police spokeswoman Det. Nicole Monroe said the flyer incidents are under investigation.