TV News LIES

Monday, Sep 22nd

Last update11:48:45 PM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

E-mail Print PDF

Florida town KKKAnn Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.

Last week, that five-year-old initiation ceremony stunned residents of the small town of Fruitland Park, who found out an investigative report linked two city officers with the secret hate society that once was violently active in the area. Ann Hunnewell's ex-husband, George Hunnewell, was fired, and deputy chief David Borst resigned from the 13-member Fruitland Park Police Department. Borst has denied being a member.

James Elkins, a third officer who Ann Hunnewell says recruited her and her husband, resigned in 2010 after his Klan ties became public.

The violence against blacks that permeated the area was more than 60 years ago, when the place was more rural and the main industry was citrus. These days, the community of less than 5,000 residents about 50 miles northwest of Orlando has been infused by the thousands of wealthier, more cosmopolitan retirees in the area. Those who live in the bedroom community, which is less than 10 percent black, have reacted not only with shock, but disgust that officers could be involved with the Klan, the mayor said.

"Maybe I'm ignorant, but I didn't realize that they still met and organized and did that kind of thing," said Michele Lange, a church volunteer.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Breaking: Flood Wall Street protest LIVE

Flood Wall StreetFlood Wall Street live stream can be seen at http://new.livestream.com/accounts/124908/events/3416732 No coverage available on corporate media...

Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

Feds arm policeA Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that...

Chrysler recalls 230,760 SUVs globally for fuel pump issue

Chrysler SUV recallChrysler Group is recalling an estimated 230,760 sport utility vehicles globally to install a new part...

Florida fires 32 prison guards after spate of inmate deaths

Florida prison systemThe secretary of Florida's prison system has fired nearly three dozen guards in the wake of...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!