KKK group seeks Adopt-A-Highway OK

The Ku Klux Klan wants to "adopt" a stretch of highway in North Georgia, which would allow the white supremacy group to receive official state recognition for cleaning litter from the road, according to records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution through an open records request.

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Ellijay, GA

#1 Jun 11, 2012
are they letting black panthers adopt highways? same kind of people so would be fair gauge.
Wonderer

Helen, GA

#2 Jun 11, 2012
I say let the KKK take the south side and Black Panthers can take the North...bet it wouldn't take too long before they met in the middle!!!
hellNO

Demorest, GA

#3 Jun 11, 2012
This will never be allowed to happen. It would be clear discrimination on the part of the state to allow it..That would go the same for a Black Panther adopted road..

Even if they did allow it,the sign indicating the KKK sponsorship would never be left standing more than a couple hours anyway,so no one would ever know about it..

This is just an attempt to get some media attention,pretty much a standard klan tactic..
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#4 Jun 11, 2012
http://www.ajc.com/news/kkk-group-seeks-adopt...
...Today, while some factions of the Klan have preserved an openly racist philosophy, others have tried to enter the mainstream, describing their agenda as “civil rights for whites.” The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates that there are between 5,000 and 8,000 Klan members, split among dozens of different organizations that use the Klan name.

In Georgia, the group has not had much visible presence in recent years.

Hanson said his group espouses white pride in much the same way groups promoting blacks and Hispanics do.

“I love my race. Does that make me wrong? I’m proud to be white,” he said.

“We are good, decent Christian Americans, and what we’re trying to do is to work with the local community.”
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Wondering if there's a connection between the group mentioned in the article and he group posting in this Duiscussion...

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...

“Shoots a Floridian”

Since: Aug 09

Hiawassee, GA

#5 Jun 11, 2012
Iz athinkin thet thays outta lets tham has the highway coming ins here from Floridee. Thays could cleans up the Floridee litter han shoot ats all the cars wiff Floridee plates. They woulds stop all the trashin offen the highway by them ole Smelly ones. They shore woulds have to has a big ole truck to hauls away all them used Depends thet tham smelly ones thros outs the winders offen tham cars.
Blairsvilledevil

Clearwater, FL

#6 Jun 11, 2012
Union county would be the ideal location for a mental institution.The poke could bring his own used straight jacket.Clown,poke,I have been to all tyhe states,Georgia has the most litter on its roads.Everytime I come from Atlanta to Blairsville,I see the samre litter.As of last month the grass had not been cut on 575 between Blairsville and interstate serventy-five since last year.Do you ever tell the truth,obviously not.The worst section of interstate 75 is located in Georgia.Idiot, the cleanest section of this interstate is from the Fl.Georgia line south.Hillbillies could not care less about litter on their roads.
piece of

Dawsonville, GA

#7 Jun 11, 2012
Blairsvilledevil wrote:
.Hillbillies could not care less about litter on their roads.
Go over to Pat Colwell Rd in Blairsville and throw some trash out in Lamar's yard. See what happens. He once tracked a lady who had thrown McDonalds trash in her yard, with an undercover operation by marking her bags, had her arrested, and she had to do community service. He's nuts about litter, probably a good thing though.
UR CRZY

Jefferson, GA

#8 Jun 11, 2012
So what? Why the intolerance for KKK when all you bleeding hearts don't say a f'ing word about the insanity in the Black community?
UR CRZY

Jefferson, GA

#9 Jun 11, 2012
Blairsvilledevil wrote:
Union county would be the ideal location for a mental institution.The poke could bring his own used straight jacket.Clown,poke,I have been to all tyhe states,Georgia has the most litter on its roads.Everytime I come from Atlanta to Blairsville,I see the samre litter.As of last month the grass had not been cut on 575 between Blairsville and interstate serventy-five since last year.Do you ever tell the truth,obviously not.The worst section of interstate 75 is located in Georgia.Idiot, the cleanest section of this interstate is from the Fl.Georgia line south.Hillbillies could not care less about litter on their roads.
Talk about mental!
Always taking a pot shot at the locals.
Does it make you feel superior since you suffer from an inferiority complex.
kestion

Ellijay, GA

#10 Jun 11, 2012
hellNO, i'm hearing you. labeling a stretch of highway would be like a dog lifting its leg marking territory. can see that going over like a lead balloon.

Oh my, you bring up what needs clarification. which groups (klans?) promote hate and crime (like rape and theft)...... and which don't. differentiation needs made sooner than later.
kestion

Ellijay, GA

#11 Jun 11, 2012
UR CRZY wrote:
So what? Why the intolerance for KKK when all you bleeding hearts don't say a f'ing word about the insanity in the Black community?
you can kiss my intolerance. i asked that ikk publicly differentiate itself from the rapists and thieves.
maybe

Jefferson, GA

#12 Jun 11, 2012
Interesting coverages AJC, FOX NEWS,

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012...
Wonderer

Helen, GA

#13 Jun 11, 2012
Clear-Cut case of discrimination!!! Where is That Jesse guy??

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#14 Jun 11, 2012
CNN just covered the story and stated if GA AG reviews and finds no problem it should approve for GDOT to go forward.
More to come I'm sure.
UC Critic

Jefferson, GA

#15 Jun 11, 2012
Blairsvilledevil wrote:
Union county would be the ideal location for a mental institution.The poke could bring his own used straight jacket.Clown,poke,I have been to all tyhe states,Georgia has the most litter on its roads.Everytime I come from Atlanta to Blairsville,I see the samre litter.As of last month the grass had not been cut on 575 between Blairsville and interstate serventy-five since last year.Do you ever tell the truth,obviously not.The worst section of interstate 75 is located in Georgia.Idiot, the cleanest section of this interstate is from the Fl.Georgia line south.Hillbillies could not care less about litter on their roads.
The grass is kept high to hide the abandoned vehicles.
ikkkkk

Dawsonville, GA

#16 Jun 11, 2012
We are looking for men and women that are Christian, family orientated and moral in their lives. People that want to see a bright future for their children. White separatism is not about sitting back in the corner and watching life go by. It’s about living an active and full life, enjoying your family and helping your race. Having pride in who you are and the culture you belong to. We believe that white people should only be romantically inclined with white people, and we are strongly opposed to homosexuality. We believe in the sanctity of the home and in family values. We believe in the Constitution and the rights provided within.
We along with most Klan organizations, emphasize strongly that every Klansman or Klanswoman conduct themselves with Christian character. We want our associates to live their lives as honorable, decent dignified White people. When you live your life with honor and respect, people will then honor and respect you. How our members live their life is a direct example and representation of our organization. If you want to act like criminals or white trash, then we don't want your membership or association.
Everything within the I.K.K is of a volunteer nature. Certainly we want you to distribute literature, spread the Klan message to all who will listen, to educate yourself on the issues facing America. We ask you to educate and inspire your children by living and acting as a responsible parent. The greatest influence on your children is how you live your life. We also ask that you attend and support meetings and gatherings as often as possible, but we also understand the demands of both home life and work. The I.K.K will never ask you to put the organization first in your priorities. We believe that the family unit is the most important institution, and we encourage you to devote time to your family and relationships.
Some associates are able to be more active then others. We are composed of many different people, with different abilities. We all can not perform the same task, but we can all work TOGETHER as a single body to accomplish great things. Some can spend many hours distributing and preparing literature, attending rallies, and organizing, while others may not feel comfortable with a particular job. Everyone has something to offer, whether it is physical, financial or clerical or even mental. We all have certain God given talents and gifts, utilizing these gifts to and contributing to not only the I.K.K but to your community and country is up to you.

INTERNATIONAL KEYSTONE KNIGHTS
OF THE
KU KLUX KLAN INC

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GEORGIA STATE OFFICE
P.O. BOX 374
Young Harris, GA 30582
Oh my

Young Harris, GA

#17 Jun 11, 2012
ikkkkk wrote:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
...We believe in the Constitution and the rights provided within.
Except when it affords equal protections to any deemed undeserving.
Blairsvilledevil

Clearwater, FL

#19 Jun 11, 2012
UR crazy,that is a good name for you.Do I really take a shot at the locals?Only if they fire the first shot. YOu belong in a mental hostital if you think I have an inferior complex.The Blairsville Devil has an ego ten times greater than Poke and his boy Timmy.All successful people have a big ego.That means that only a few local born males have an ego. The women deserve better.
Wonderer

Helen, GA

#20 Jun 11, 2012
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
Except when it affords equal protections to any deemed undeserving.
This is about KKK, not UCSO......
iKK

Dawsonville, GA

#21 Jun 11, 2012
June 11, 2012, 12:39 PM

A Klu Klux Klan group in Georgia has applied for an Adopt-a-Highway permit, in the hopes of cleaning up a stretch of highway not far from the North Carolina border.

The International Keystone Knights of the KKK filed an application with the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) on May 21, asking to take care of mile zero through one of Route 515 in Blairsville. The Georgia DOT website states that “any civic-minded organization, business, individual, family, city, county, state, or federal agency is welcome to volunteer in the Georgia Adopt-A-Highway program.”

DOT officials are meeting on Monday with lawyers from the Georgia Attorney General’s office to go over the application. On the one hand, participation in Georgia’s Adopt-A-Highway program is declining. The Georgia DOT manages 18,000 miles of primary and secondary highways and tollways, spends millions every year cleaning up roadside trash, and needs all the help it can get. On the other hand, the International Keystone Knights of the KKK want to put a sign reading “IKK Realm of the GA Ku Klux Klan” on the side of a state road.

State Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), head of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, wants that state to reject the application. He considers the group a domestic terrorist group.

“This is about membership building and rebranding their name in a public way,” Brooks told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.“If the state approves [their application] then they are complicit.”

According to the Journal-Constitution, the state of Missouri lost a “lengthy” legal battle — assisted by the American Civil Liberties Union — after trying to deny a KKK adopt-a-road application.

Harley Hanson, the exalted cyclops of the Georgia group, told TPM in an interview Monday he won’t rule out legal action if his group’s application is turned down.

“We work with the community, we work within the community,” Hanson said.“We try to do charities. You know, anything to help.”

According to Hanson, his group simply wants to pick up trash.

“The stretch of road is up in the mountains, there’s a lot of beautiful streams and scenery, and we just wanted to help keep that one-mile stretch clean,” he said.“It gives our members something to do every other month or so. Get out there and keep the roads clean.”

Asked what he would say to people who would be uncomfortable seeing a KKK sign on a road sign, Hanson said,“I understand that, I do.”

“But it’s just like seeing a sign that says First Baptist Church to an atheist,” he said.“There’s a lot of different groups out there that, you know, you may not support them and you may not like what they do but if they’re out there trying to do something good for the community, I don’t see what the big issue is.”

“It’s just when it comes to the Klan, people want to start jumping to conclusions about it, without actually speaking to the people to find out what the issue is,” he added.

Hanson said that the difference between his group’s application and the Missouri case is that the Missouri group wanted to adopt a road “through a predominantly black neighborhood.” His group, meanwhile, wants to take care of a highway “that you can cross on foot without being hit by a car.”

“We’re not in a neighborhood that would be deemed more offensive,” he said.

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