The KKK is recruiting in one Central Texas neighborhood
The KKK is recruiting in one Round Rock neighborhood. FOX 7 spoke with one of their members who says, they aren't doing anything illegal. This leaves residents there concerned.
It was three weeks ago when KKK recruiting pamphlets were passed out in Austin. Now similar flyers are being found in Round Rock.
Walking down the sidewalk in the Forest Creek Neighborhood, several residents got an unexpected surprise.
It was a Ziploc bag with a rock and a recruitment flyer for the Ku Klux Klan.
"Are we going to bring back the Triad's and the Mob? You know, what's next? It's just the direction we're headed because we're allowing ourselves to go there," says Kevin Schuldes, Forest Creek resident.
He says this is a very diverse neighborhood with people from all different backgrounds, one reason why they may have been targeted on Monday.
So we decided to call the number on the flyer.
"We are tired of the White race being stomped on," says Bubba, member of United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
The Ku Klux Klan member, who goes by Bubba, says their organization has been in Texas for more than ten years.
The flyer reads, "White people are not evil for being concerned about the future of our race and nation."
"No, we're not out to hurt nobody. We don't do nothing illegal. We're a pro-White Christian organization," says Bubba.
Some residents would disagree. We're told this past year a garage was tagged with KKK. Four months ago KKK was reportedly tagged on the path by the Forest Creek Golf Club.
"It was sprayed in two or three spots on the walking path in orange. They obviously found a spray paint can left over where they spray paint the orange in the curbs and decided to mark their K's on it," Schuldes.
The Round Rock Police Department says they have received several calls about the flyers. They sent us this statement:
"It is not illegal to distribute literature within the City of Round Rock. A violation of the law has not occurred. However, the person(s) involved would be in violation of a city ordinance if they were soliciting funds, but there is no indication that has occurred at this time."
Schuldes wants police to monitor the situation to help everyone in the neighborhood feel a little bit safer.
"Anything threatening to a child is something to take seriously and kind of makes you look out your window one more time during the day, more than you typically do. Do I think we're going to see pillow cases or crosses burning on the golf course? No. The residents wouldn't allow it itself," says Schuldes.
Williamson County residents have fought back against the KKK before. The Williamson County DA went after members in the 1920's. The convictions and prison sentences were likely the first successful prosecutions anywhere in the United States against members of the Klan.