SULLIVAN, Ohio – Ku Klux Klan members are planning a fundraising event on August 23 and 24 in Sullivan, Mo., (located 80 miles from of Ferguson) in support of the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. New Empire Knights Imperial Wizard Charles Murray said the location of Sullivan City was chosen because it was “close enough” to the troubled city of Ferguson, and he wasn’t “stupid enough to try to get any closer.”
“We are raising money for a cop who shot a [N-word] criminal,” explained Murray on his group’s website. “Naturally, we’d like to hold our event in Ferguson itself, but there are all those black people down there, and they’d probably kick our asses if we showed up. One of our guys suggested we go to Pacific, but Google Maps says that’s only 45 miles away, and we weren’t comfortable with that.”
The final location of Sullivan, Mo., was chosen because it was far enough away from the action yet still in the state of Missouri. “Our members felt it was important to at least be in the same state,” said Murray. “Otherwise why go at all?”
In addition to raising money, the aim of the gathering of the KKK in Sullivan is to “guard white businesses” from looters, a feat made easier by the fact that there have, thus far, been no reports of looting coming from the city of Sullivan.
“With blacks out of control, we have our Missouri Realm going to areas near Ferguson,” said a statement issued by the New Empire Knights. “We can’t have blacks robbing and murdering innocent whites. I am on my way down along with members from three different states and members from the Southern Mountain Knights. If any of those black people think they can make the 80-mile trip to Sullivan and stir up trouble, they’ll be very sorry.”
Sullivan Mayor Thomas Leasor acknowledged that his office had heard of the reported KKK gathering. “On behalf of the City of Sullivan elected officials and City staff I want to emphasize that we have not, or will not, endorse or condone any activity based on hatred, more specifically any activity based on hatred towards any ethnicity,” he said in a statement. “That being said, if those idiots are too chicken to get any closer to Ferguson than our town, we’ll take their money.”