Police said Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers appeared on cars in Patchogue, New York early Thursday, reported News 12 Long Island. This occurred the same week a video surfaced of a man in a KKK robe waving a Donald Trump flag in Connecticut.
Suffolk County police (Patchogue is located in Long Island’s Suffolk County) said the fliers were found on cars in a municipal parking lot at around 2 a.m. Police said the Hate Crimes Unit was now investigating. KKK fliers reportedly appeared on lawns and cars in Patchogue earlier this year, and KKK business cards popped up in an East Patchogue CVS.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded to the fliers, while also mentioning a swastika found on a subway train Thursday in a press release: "I call on all public officials, of all parties, and indeed, all people everywhere, to denounce and repudiate these expressions, and to pledge to punish to the full extent of the law anyone engaged in such acts. To remain silent is to engage in a dangerous new permissiveness that threatens our American way."
The KKK endorsed Trump in its newspaper The Crusader, though Trump rejected the endorsement, calling the publication “repulsive.”