Several residents in downtown Leesburg found literature promoting the white supremacist agenda of the Ku Klux Klan on their doors over the weekend.
Leesburg Police Department spokesman Officer Sam Shenouda said the agency received three formal complaints over the weekend from residents in the town’s historic district. Residents said the material included cartoons and candy and may have been targeted to a youth audience.
However, there’s not much the police department can do about it. “It’s not illegal to do that,” Shenouda said of the distribution. The content promoted the KKK’s racist views, but did not include threats, and is generally protected speech under the First Amendment.
The office would share information about the incidents with regional law enforcement agencies who monitor hate group activities, he said.