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Police Investigating After KKK Newspaper Delivered to Dozens of Homes

Police chief believes 'The Crusader' is being delivered by someone who lives nearby



    Police in Milford, Massachusetts, are investigating why pro-KKK newspapers were found in the driveways of dozens of residents. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016)

    Police are investigating after dozens of Massachusetts residents reported finding pro-KKK newspapers in their driveways.

    Milford police say even Chief Tom O'Loughlin was targeted after he received a paper called "The Crusader" in the mail.

    O'Loughlin says his department is looking into the matter.

    "We gathered copies of the newspaper to take a look and see whether or not more people were being targeted based upon protected classes, in violation of their civil rights," O'Loughlin said. "We determined that that wasn't the case because they left one at every single residence."

    This has happened a couple of times over the past month in Milford, with papers dropped at night in driveways within seemingly randomly chosen neighborhoods.

    O'Loughlin added that Milford may have been chosen simply because the person delivering these papers lives in the area and that this is the person's idea of recruiting.

    Peter Filosa is one of several people who found copies of the racist paper at the end of their driveways.

    "Actually my wife thought it was the morning paper in the driveway," said Filosa.

    He says he read an article or two out of curiosity.

    "I just kind of wanted to see where the heck they came from and they come from the wrong places," Filosa said.

    Pastor Thomas Robb, an Arkansas resident whose name is on the paper, told necn there is no formal KKK recruiting in the Milford area, essentially confirming Chief O'Laughlin's theory that "The Crusader" is likely being delivered by someone who lives nearby.

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