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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  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2008 at 02:50 PM
    Well said Mork...it's so true.
  • by bubba redneck Location: sherman on Oct 20, 2008 at 08:00 AM
    to "okiehomon" in texas if the only thing you can grip about is my spelling and grammer it just proves that i was right in my thinking..i never claimed to be a english professor..is "hatemongering" is that really a word?? wow thanks for the english lesson...
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Oct 19, 2008 at 07:41 AM
    Is it just me or has anyone else ever noticed the IQ level of a "White Supremacist" is about 4? What a bunch of uneducated idiots. The "White" answer to Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson.
  • by oklahoman in TX Location: TX on Oct 19, 2008 at 02:15 AM
    well, let's see . . . "bubba redneck" should probably go back to the third grade to learn how to write and spell, and "here" needs to take his ALL CAPS off and stop boasting about having a black friend . . . ignorance is bliss, I tell ya . . . . the long and the short of it is, there are mean people in this world . . . there always have been, and there always will be . . . all we can do is teach our children about the evils of this world, and hope to God that they grow up to be loving, non-racist individuals instead of hatemongering sheep who latch onto an idea simply because they have no redeeming qualities in themselves to be proud of.
  • by Leroy Location: Out There> on Oct 17, 2008 at 11:34 AM
    Love Guru, I think you are referring to David Alan Grier, not Jamie Foxx. That was a funny one though
  • by Love Guru Location: Your Heart on Oct 17, 2008 at 10:47 AM
    Just to be clear, I was using a little humor to get a point across. First, the "wrote a song about it..." is and old skit from the In Living Color sketch comedy TV show. It was a blind, blues man played by Jamie Fox that had a song for everything anyone said. And the song, of course that is the famous Coca-Cola jingle from the 70's. Just trying to bring back that love... but thanks for the actual research and education to those who actually thought I might be making an actual claim.
  • by Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Bill Backer and Billy Davis Location: Musicland on Oct 17, 2008 at 08:51 AM
    Love Guru, did you just claim, on a public site, to have written a song we wrote over 3 decades ago? You can expect to be hearing from our attorneys on this one.
  • by anonymous Location: sherman on Oct 17, 2008 at 08:18 AM
    im a monority and i don't believe in the panthers view and obviously the kkk either but its scary to read that they are out there and hey i don't want to get killed or attacked by these terrorist.I did not ask to be born this way but im proud of who i'am.Yeah sure we all have a right to speak our minds but these group are VIOLENT and that is not a right.
  • by here Location: gone on Oct 17, 2008 at 07:41 AM
    I THINK ALL THESE LITTLE TOWNS HAS PROBLEMS GAINSVILLE (BLACK PANTHERS) AND ADA OKLAHOMA FOR CHRIST SAKE IS IN KKK COME ON PEOPLE EVERYONE HAS AN OPINION ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS IS BLACK AND YOU KNOW I DONT AGREE WITH SOME OF THE THINGS SHE DOES BUT GOOD LORD I DONT OPEN UP MY MOUTH EVERY TIME WITH MY OPINON EITHER WE ALL LIVE DIFFERENTLY AND THERE IS ALOT OF PEOPLE TRYING TO CHANGE THIS WORLD BUT ONLY FOR THE WORST I DONT UNDERSTAND
  • by Anonymous on Oct 17, 2008 at 06:36 AM
    WOW all the racist are up and going due to the upcoming election. People get over it, this is 2008 not 1954. I feel so bad for the small minded people who live with so much hate in their hearts. I am chosing not to vote this year due to the fact that both Canidates are incompitent, but I get so many texts and emails that are based souly on the fact that Obama is black, and I think that is the stupidest reason to not vote for someone!
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