Flier listing KKK box found at court building

January 12, 1995

Fliers listing a Ku Klux Klan post office box in Mayo were found yesterday afternoon at the District Court building in Glen Burnie and at the Open Door, a drug counseling clinic in Parole.

"It was a KKK flier," said Anne Arundel County Police Sgt. Jeffrey A. Kelly. "It mentioned a white male being fired by Bishop Robinson . . . after the white male called a black female derogatory names."

Mr. Robinson, state secretary of public safety and correctional services, has been accused of tolerating racism against blacks at the state Division of Parole and Probation. In December, members of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP said officials at the agency had allowed racial slurs and had routinely denied transfers and promotions to black employees. A spokesman for Mr. Robinson said at that time that the secretary did not tolerate mistreatment of staff members.

Anne Arundel County police said they could not determine who placed the 22 fliers in the courthouse.

About a half-dozen racial incidents have occurred in the county since a KKK rally in Annapolis Oct. 29. Swastikas were spray-painted on Kneseth Israel synagogue in Annapolis, and a black businesswoman's hair salon in Edgewater was defaced. The FBI has been helping local authorities in investigating the hate crimes.

In early November, state police warned that the county might see more racial graffiti and leaflets after Klansmen claimed they were treated poorly by police at the October demonstration.

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