KKK propaganda found in Arab for the second time in months

Northeast Alabama

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ARAB, Ala. - Posts are popping up all over social media of possible KKK recruitment cards and fliers, which has raised some concern among citizens in Marshall County.

This is the second time the fliers have circulated around the city of Arab in the last couple of months. In October the same cards were scattered around the Dollar Tree, and in the last couple days the cards and fliers have surfaced on private property, and at Walmart.

Arab Police Chief Ed Ralston says Walmart received probably 30 or 40 of the cards throughout the stores and in the restrooms.

The resurfacing of the propaganda has made some people uneasy, however, law enforcement doesn’t believe there is any reason for residents to worry.

“We don’t get very much activity that’s out in the public. We're aware of activities sometimes, but we don’t feel like it’s anything that’s threatening anybody in the public," says Ralston.

While law enforcement doesn’t believe there is any real threat to the public, they aren't taking the situation lightly.

“Sometimes it does make people uneasy, sometimes people blow it off as just a little prank, so we will look into it, and it will require some resources to look into it and see exactly what’s happening, adds Ralston.

Leaving cards in stores and around town isn’t illegal -- however, Arab Police plan to scan the cards for prints, and review surveillance video, to see if the person or people responsible have any type of history.

Walmart also reported that the cards may have been seen at the store on South Memorial Parkway in Huntsville, but this has not been confirmed with Huntsville Police.

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