A few days ago, journalists began receiving emails from Charles Murray, who claimed he was an Imperial Wizard for a local branch of the KKK. The email itself was a fundraising pitch for Officer Darren Wilson, the man who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
“He is a hero!” it said. “We need more white cops who are anti-Zog and willing to put Jewish controlled black thugs in their place. Most cops are cowards and do nothing while 90% of interracial crime is black (and non-white) on white.”
But there’s one problem, according to a senior level KKK official who spoke to The Wire: Murray’s probably not an actual KKK member:
[Frank] Ancona worked with senior members of his organization to attempt to find Murray and confirm his connection to the larger group, but they could not. “No one has ever heard of the guy, I talked to the older members of our group,” he said. “There are other legitimate Klan organizations, but this group here sprang out in the last year or so I don’t believe he has any members. I think it’s just him.”
Additionally, Ancona believes Murray’s fundraising effort is a scam, because technically, members of the Klan cannot speak with the media, let alone solicit their help with raising donations. All members sign an agreement that forbids conversations with the press. Only highly vetted officials interact with reporters, and even then, interviews are rare.
“This is not even a Klan member, they don’t even have their own legitimate website. It’s a scam, he is just trying to capitalize on the situation,” said Ancona. “The Klan is not out soliciting money. We do ask for donations from members for different events, we have dues, but this is not the case here.”
That said, the KKK is willing to help out Darren Wilson in other ways, pending whether he’s indicted or not. “Maybe we will do something to assist, once the justice system does its diligence,” Ancona said, though it would probabl be restricted to “help[ing] around his home.”
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