KKK fliers found near Knight High in Palmdale

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The incident follows protest marches alleging racism in the arrests of three students and a parent in connection with a Sept. 18 lunchtime scuffle with a white school security guard about a dropped cake. Protest organizers, led by Los Angeles-based civil rights activist Najee Ali, have planned another rally Nov. 19 and say Sharpton is scheduled to attend. Palmdale city officials, community leaders and school officials have said they do not appreciate outsiders coming in and interfering in a local issue. Two of the students arrested claimed their wrists were fractured and that the guard called one of them a “nappy-head.” A sheriff’s investigation has found the guard did not use excessive force, that the two girls at no time indicated they had been injured, and that no witnesses heard the racial slur. PALMDALE – Fliers depicting two prominent black activists hanging from a tree and signed “KKK” were found in a neighborhood near Knight High School, the site of a racially charged fracas about spilled birthday cake, officials said Saturday. Investigators were trying to determine the source of the fliers, several of which residents found this past week on cars and on the ground. “It depicts two images of the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton, hanging from a tree and says, `Nappy headed pimps, don’t come to the Antelope Valley,’ with `KKK’ underneath it,” said Darren Parker, president of the Antelope Valley Human Relations Task Force. The KKK acronym is a common term for the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacy group. Sheriff’s Detective Chris Keeling, who investigates hate crimes and incidents, said the fliers were distributed either late Oct. 14 or early the next day. Parker said the FBI is investigating the incident. “It’s unfortunate that anyone would promote hate in any way, shape or form,” Parker said. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 476-4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img