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ChrisdemW Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:35 PM
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KKK sued in kentucky for beating up someone because he looks Latino

(AP) A civil rights group is suing the second-largest Ku Klux Klan group in the United States, alleging some of its members beat a 16-year-old boy at a county fair southwest of Louisville.

The Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., said five members of the Kentucky-based Imperial Klans of America attacked the boy at the Meade County Fairgrounds in Brandenburg, Ky., in July 2006. The attack left the teen with two cracked ribs, a broken left forearm, cuts and bruises...Two Klan members saw the teen, Jordan Gruver, and began shouting racial epithets. The two men, Andrew Watkins and Jarred Hensley, threw whiskey in Gruver's face, knocked him down, kicked him with steel-toed boots and beat him. Along with the physical injuries, the attack left Gruver with extreme emotional distress.

Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, said Gruver, who is an American citizen of Panamanian descent, is afraid of being attacked again. The suit was filed because there has been a surge of anti-immigrant violence in recent months, and it appears that Gruver was attacked because he looks Latino, Cohen said.

"We want to put a stop to this kind of violence," Cohen said. "They targeted and viciously beat our client solely because he has brown skin."

The Imperial Klans of America's Web site lists its mailing address in Dawson Springs, Ky., and its Exalted Cyclops as Ron Edwards. The Dawson Springs site has played host to the Klan's annual "Nordic Fest," a weekend of speeches and music centered on the Klan's message of white supremacy......

Brandenburg is about 42 miles southwest of Louisville.

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MikeNearMcChord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:41 PM
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1. Take everything this dirtbag Edwards has
Just like they stripped Richard Butler and his Aryan Nations. Hey Homeland Security doesn't Imperial Klans of America fit the description of a terrorist group? Oh I forgot, they may vote Republican, now I get it.
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