HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — In a Tuesday afternoon press conference, county leaders condemned the KKK flyers that were left at roughly 100 homes in Henrico over the weekend.
Government officials and the president of the Henrico chapter of the NAACP addressed the flyers that were reportedly left overnight on Aug. 24 in the Bluebell Court area, off Mountain Road. County Manager John Vithoulkas denounced the flyers in a clear opening message.
“We are here now to state, unequivocally and without reservation, that Henrico County condemns these flyers,” he said. “We condemn their hate-filled messages and the disgusting mythology they represent.”
“If there’s a need that you have and you felt this was your way to get attention,” Rai Beasley, the president of the Henrico chapter of the NAACP, said at the press conference. “Then come forward and see what we can do to help you and see what we can do to change your particular spirit.”
Caroline Scarborough told our sister-station, WRIC, she found a bag filled with rocks and words she never thought she’d read at home.
“It was awful. We’ve been here 39 years, we’ve never had anything like that before,” she said Tuesday. “I couldn’t even read all of it cause it just made chills in my body so I threw it away.”
The message starts with “Racial greetings from the Confederate Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.” It then invites people to join while citing several Bible verses.
“It’s not okay here in Henrico but it’s not okay here period,” Scarborough said. “In the whole world.”