RAYNHAM – Nicole Murphy went to the end of her driveway and found three bagged newspapers
Usually there are only two.
She didn’t think much of it until a neighbor later asked her if she had seen “the paper”.
“I was pretty upset when I heard what it was,” Murphy said. “I guess it was like a KKK newspaper.”
At least ten homes on Sherwood Lane received a copy of The Crusader, a white supremacist newspaper, at the end of their driveway Monday morning, police said.
The Crusader is an official publication of The Knights Party or the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The newspaper’s slogan is “The Political Voice of White Christian America”.
The front page article of the papers found in the driveway was “White America Wins this Round; For Now” and had adds for KKKRadio.com and WhitePrideTV.com
Inside the paper were articles titled “The Silent Non-White Invasion of America” and “Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks Trained at Communist School”.
Murphy said the papers were placed at different homes, and thought maybe certain families were targeted.
“We didn’t appreciate it and hope it ends there,” Murphy said.
Murphy said although she is Caucasian she has an adopted child that is not.
Across the street, Nakita Heng, 14, said she was also shocked when the newspaper was at the end of her driveway.
“I was a bit surprised something like this would happen in Raynham,” Heng said.
Heng said she and her family are Cambodian.
Police investigated the incident to see if minorities were specifically targeted.
Raynham Police Lt. David LaPlante said detectives found that newspapers were dropped off at both homes with Caucasian families and families of other races.
Raynham police also reached out to the Anti-Defamation League and the Attorney General’s hotline about the incident.
The Crusader is published quarterly by Pastor Thomas Robb in Arkansas, as stated in the newspaper.
“I’m just wondering why they left it at my house,” Mike McLaughlin, a Sherwood Lane resident said.
McLaughlin said he has lived there for 25 years and that this has never happened before.
He described the neighborhood as very quiet.
“I guess its just a sign of the times,” McLaughlin said.
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