Alabama Newspaper Publisher Calls for KKK to “Clean Out D.C.”

In 1949, Ku Klux Klan members ride down a street in Gadsden, Ala., as part of an 18-car parade. Photo credit: AP via NPR

Published February 20, 2019

LINDEN, Ala. — Goodloe Sutton, the publisher of the Democrat-Reporter, a newspaper based in Linden, Alabama wrote an editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) to “night right again”

“If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we’d all been better off,” he said. “We’ll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them,” Sutton continued.

When asked if he recognized the KKK as violent, he went on to compare them to the NAACP, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

“A violent organization? Well, they didn’t kill but a few people,” he stated. “The Klan wasn’t violent until they needed to be.”

Linden, Alabama is located 100 miles west of Montgomerty near the Mississippi border




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