It's been said that everything in the dark will eventually be dragged into the light, and a former Philadelphia town watch member is dealing with the consequences of his secret life.
William Waters, a neighborhood watch member in Northeast Philadelphia's Tacony section for five years and a GOP committeeman for the 65th ward for the last10 is also a Grand Dragon of the East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire, aka the Ku Klux Klan. According to Philadelphia magazine, when the Tacony Town Watch got wind of this, they gave him the boot:
“We received information that Bill had been distributing flyers in the neighborhood trying to recruit new members,” says town watch president Joe Nicoletti of the excommunication, adding that no one on the town watch had a clue about their neighbor’s association with the Klan until the flyers turned up. “And part of our bylaws state that members must promote harmony in the neighborhood, and we all know that harmony is not what the KKK is about.”
Waters is crying foul, claiming he doesn't know what the problem is. "We are a conservative Christian group," he told Philadelphia magazine. "My rights were infringed upon. I can't believe in what I want to? This has infringed on my First Amendment rights. It's reverse discrimination."
People really can't wait to fly that bullshit "reverse discrimination" flag, can they? Anyway, Waters was joined by his fellow Klansmen "conservative Christian group" members for a protest outside of Tacony's Free Library on Saturday. They got heckled to the point that they left, tails between their legs.
Long story short, you never really know who your neighbors are, until you do.
Send tips, photos and news developments to email@example.com.