White supremacists target Ada newspaper

ADA, Okla. - Ada police are investigating how flyers for a white supremacist group ended up wrapped around delivered copies of the Ada newspaper.

Several subscribers to the Ada Evening News reported receiving a newsletter from the Ku Klux Klan wrapped around their local papers during the weekend.

Newspaper publisher Loné Beasley says the paper wasn't aware of the group's activities and says it was done without the newspaper's permission.

"It makes me feel violated, as a newspaper. It’s as bad as somebody coming in here and putting a gun in your face and try and rob you. It is stealing, it’s stealing our image, it’s stealing in every sense of the word, and we take exception to it," Beasley told KXII-TV.

The newspaper also said contract employees who deliver the papers are not responsible.

Ada police are asking residents to call police if they see suspicious vehicles after papers are delivered.

Similar flyers were found in Marshall County back in May. Residents of an Enos neighborhood said they awoke to find plastic bags of pebbles with notes attached in their yards, claiming to be the work of a group called the Oklahoma Klans of the Invisible Empire. The notes spouted one inflammatory statement after another, saying Hispanics refuse to work, and calling African Americans "lazy".

No word on if the incidents are related.

Police say if you notice something suspicious after the newspaper has been delivered, call your local authorities immediately.


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