By James B. Bartle
At this point, a location has not been released, however according to the New Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, led by Charles Murray, the Imperial Wizard with headquarters in Abbeville, SC, a fundraiser is being planned for this Saturday and Sunday in Sullivan, MO with an undisclosed location.
The Independent News was alerted Sun., Aug. 17, via social media, that the group was planning a police fundraiser.
The group’s web site states “Stop Negro Crime and the Jewish Media Cover-Up” and “Donate to help stop negro crime.” The flyer for the fundraiser states that it will be held in Sullivan and does not state whether inside the city limits or outside the city, but it does appear to be legit at this point.
The flyer states, “With the police state in Ferguson, we will be holding our fundraiser in Sullivan City, MO. Donation of $10 and up. All money will go to the cop who did his job against the negro criminal.”
In researching the group and what’s been posted thus far on social media, Leader Charles Murray has indicated that he will be in Missouri on Tues., Aug. 19.
With the issue starting to gain public comment, The City of Sullivan issued the following statement: “Recently the City of Sullivan elected officials and staff were made aware by citizens and various media sources of a scheduled gathering of the Ku Klux Klan to be held in the Sullivan area. City elected officials nor City staff is aware of the specific location for the gathering or have any details regarding the event. Furthermore, City of Sullivan elected officials or City staff cannot confirm if the event being discussed will be held inside or outside the city limits of our community. On behalf of the City of Sullivan elected officials and City staff, I want to emphasize that we have not, or will not, endorse or condone any activity based on hatred, more specifically any activity based on hatred towards any ethnicity,” Thomas D. Leasor, Mayor of the City of Sullivan.
The Independent News is currently working to verify more information and speak with the Imperial Wizard, Charles Murray to discuss the event and what their intentions are going to be.
We will have more on this developing story in our Wed., Aug. 20, 2014, edition.
The group has indicated on their web page that they will be going to Ferguson to help protect “white” business owners.
According to Imperial Wizard Charles Murray the event is not a rally, but a fundraiser for the Ferguson Officer. Murray states,”We are not holding a rally. We are having a fundraiser. Members of ours have been selling items online also. All funds are going to Officer Wilson. Not sure where the rally information came from. Apparently, you didn’t do any real research.”