(WMDT) - Marion residents are on edge, after dozens of fliers promoting a Ku Klux Klan rally in Virginia, littered the Somerset County area. It has many demanding answers.
"It's 2011. It's very difficult to believe that these organizations still exist and recruit," said Lieutenant Kray Plunkert, Commander for the Maryland State Police Barrack in Princess Anne.
"I thought the KKK was just history, but its like anything else, some bad blood and certain people linger on and on," said President of the Somerset County NAACP.
The fliers read: "White People Only," and talk about plan to burn a cross. They were tossed on several properties including a church, a cemetery and even on lawns off the beaten path.
"Everybody back here is black, so I just wasn't understanding what their motivation could ever be. Was it just to inform us that they are here," said Marion resident, Terri Holbrook.
Police say because the solicitors littered, they did break a law. However, it is a law they say they usually wouldn't follow through with, being that unwanted mail falls on a number of residential properties all the time.
"In the nature and the way they are soliciting and passing out the fliers is not against the law," said Lt. Plunkert.
This isn't Marion's first run in with the KKK. Back in February, street signs were spray painted with racial slurs, which resulted in a number of arrests. But still there is fear among residents.
"We can't say what they won't do, but I would like somebody to nip it in the bud, before they can do anything," said Holbrook.
Maryland State Police say they will not tolerate this, and are being proactive. They say they have increased patrols in the area, and plan to continue investigating this matter. Anyone who sees signs of hatred, or if they know information should call police.
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