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KKK Leader Says Group Recruiting in New Lenox With 'Great Success'

A Ku Klux Klan leader said his organization is making great strides in recruiting members from the New Lenox area.

A photo submitted by William J. Spears, the "Imperial Kaltrop" of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
A photo submitted by William J. Spears, the "Imperial Kaltrop" of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
A South Carolina Ku Klux Klan leader claims his group is finding new members in the New Lenox area and plans to conduct a clandestine neighborhood watch in town.

"All I can tell you is we're recruiting and we're having great success," said William J. Spears, the "Imperial Kaltrop" of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in the "Realm of South Carolina."

Spears responded to a query about Klan literature left in the driveway of a home near the intersection of Cedar Road and Joliet Highway. He said his group distributed the leaflet during one of its "night rides when we go out dropping off fliers."

In addition to nocturnal leaflet distribution, Spears said the Klan patrols the streets looking for crime.

"If we see any illegal activity we report it to the police," he said, discouraging the notion that the Klan would try to take the law into its own hands or act as vigilantes.

"They have nothing to be afraid of," Spears said of the people of New Lenox. "I think they should feel very safe the Klan is conducting neighborhood watches."

New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann was less than enthused by the prospect of a KKK neighborhood watch coming to town.

"I was unaware that they were Guardian Angels," said Baldermann, who has never encountered the Klan before, either as mayor or during his time as the Chicago Ridge police chief.

Spears declined to say which town in the Realm of South Carolina he operates out of and also would not disclose the location of the Klan's New Lenox headquarters.

"It's a secret," he said. "We're the invisible empire. That's our nickname."

Spears was equally tightlipped about how many members are in the Klan's New Lenox chapter. Baldermann questioned why the Spears was keeping so quiet.

"What?" he asked. "Are they ashamed?"

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Larry Lang October 21, 2013 at 09:58 AM
Queen Edwards, how long do you think blacks will hold a grudge for what happened in the past. Will blacks ever be happy, or will it take the total extermination of all whites in America before any semblance of happiness will ever be obtained for the black race? I would really like to know. All we hear is how mistreated blacks have been and no real thoughts on how we could ever be forgiven for our sins. Do you really want equality or to be named the superior race and have everything brought to your throne and placed at your feet. Do you really have a clear plan of how this can be done, or are you just having too much fun with your constant complaints?
Tashia Payne October 21, 2013 at 11:18 AM
I don't care what the KKK does in Lenox, as long as there's no hate crimes and they really doing a neighborhood watch and calling the police instead of taken matters in their own hands then I am proud of them just stay out of Ohio with it.
FM October 21, 2013 at 01:31 PM
"I hate Illinois Nazis!"
Dan October 21, 2013 at 02:05 PM
blues bros.
jim wiles October 21, 2013 at 02:29 PM
Who knew that there were Tea Party people in Chicago
Garry Carlson October 21, 2013 at 02:51 PM
All you people who complain about what the KKK used to be, and trying to attach that reputation to today's KKK are all bigots! You cry that they practice discrimination, yet you allow and practice affirmative actions in your everyday lives. You worry about the past reputation of the KKK and yet you allow members of the New Black Panther Party to show up at Polling Booths with police grade batons to intimidate voters. Sorry, but, we live in times where any added security to a community should be welcomed! Being anonymous, is, no worse that security afforded to a secrete tipster to a police call line. Hey, "What's there to fear, but fear itself"? If your doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about, RIGHT?
NL4LIFE October 21, 2013 at 02:58 PM
@Gary Carlson... So you call yourself the KKK but you don't want people to think you are the KKK? That's funny.
Michael angelo October 21, 2013 at 03:13 PM
right on Gary Carlson ,it ticks me off to no end when some blacks and some whites ..notice i said some..are always spouting off.. if you think a white is being the least bit racist .you holy than thou morons makes me sick...i suppose its ok to have the black panther party , al sharpton ,jessie jackson ,who by the way admited to spitting in white people's food when he was a waiter and all the other black racist running around spewing hate for whites ,but thats ok right ?and futher more back in the old days the KKK wasn't just after blacks my grandmother told me many stories back in GA in 20's where the Klan would beat up white men who were mistreating their families so get your D-mn facts right .its people like sharpton and jackson and most of the ones on here spouting off about the Klan trying to help keep a neighborhood safe ,you are keeping racism alive and WELL!!!!
Queen Edwards October 21, 2013 at 10:39 PM
@Larry Long: "how long do you think blacks will hold a grudge for what happened in the past" ANSWERS: I can't speak for others, but I don't waste my time holding grudges. I just treat everyone how I want to be treated. "Will blacks ever be happy, or will it take the total extermination of all whites in America before any semblance of happiness will ever be obtained for the black race?" ANSWER: Once again I cannot speak for others, but I'm happy and satisfied with my life. As for the "extermination of all whites"...(O_o)...LMAO...WHAT??? That's a new crazy "BS solution" that I've heard yet! LMAO...that'll never happen, nor would I want that to happen. "Do you really want equality or to be named the superior race and have everything brought to your throne and placed at your feet. Do you really have a clear plan of how this can be done, or are you just having too much fun with your constant complaints". ANSWER: As I said before, I'll say it again...EVERYBODY'S DOO-DOO STANKS THE SAME. NOBODY...ABSOLUTELY NOBODY IS BETTER THAN THE NEXT HUMAN! I WISH ALL PEOPLE WOULD GET THAT THROUGH THEIR THICK SKULLS! IT SICKENS ME OF HOW RACISM BEGAN IN THE FIRST PLACE. It's sad. I pray and hope the people living in New Lenox will be treated equally by the KKK, since the KKK are calling the shots. SMDH!
Taylor Lon October 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM
The most hated gang in America. I don't even believe they're recruiting anyone. LIARS!
Local Resident October 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Wow, I thought my community was f*#ked up, almost 2014 and people are in support of the klan. This stems from a fear of African Americans, almost elusively males. A African American male runs this great USA. There seems to be a mentality of wanting, needing and believing that whites are superior, believe society that is not, has not and will never be factual. All I see forthcoming is a major blow up in supporters faces. New Lennox government will and should determine whom is in control. I plan on staying alert to the outcome. Skokie Il, Local Resident
Taylor Lon October 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM
They're wearing their Halloween costumes early this year... morons. NO ONE's joining that bunch of losers. Criminals worrying about crime. The irony...
Herc October 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM
@Taylor "NO ONE's joining that bunch of losers" Really! What makes you think that? Have you listened to the news lately? The country is a mess, teetering on the brink of collapse. Black on white crime on the rise. I don't think anyone knows what could happen if society does break down. I'm not advocating this group, but know one knows who or why someone might join. These type of groups usually become popular when there is civil unrest.
Herc October 21, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Oh and that's what they're hoping for!
Queen Edwards October 22, 2013 at 12:11 AM
@ Garry Carlson, "people who complain about what the KKK used to be, and trying to attach that reputation to today's KKK are all bigots!" REALLY.... REALLY DUDE??? WOW!!! Pleeeeease do educated us ALL of about today's KKK! What are their new beliefs? How different will their actions be from those actions in the past? Will there be no more burning crosses on people's private property, no church burnings, no more dragging people tied to a truck until the victim's head falls off, no intimidation towards innocent people, etc??? If that's the case...HALLELUJAH! A true change HAS come! I THINK I'LL SIGN UP WITH THE KKK! I LIKE KEEPING MY NEIGHBORHOOD SAFE! *SIGH OF RELIEF* Unity, peace, joy, respect. (^_^) By the way...when was, where is and who put together the "new" Black Panthers group??? Singing: "Imagine all the people, living life in peace, you...you may say I'm a dreamer, well I'm not the only one. I hope someday you will join us AND THE WORLD WILL LIVE AS ONE".
Queen Edwards October 22, 2013 at 12:24 AM
@ Tashia Payne....Your post is RIGHT ON POINT! THANK YOU SO MUCH! That's exactly how I feel too.
Dan October 22, 2013 at 07:40 AM
maybe this is the new kkk, just like the new black panthers.
Dan October 22, 2013 at 07:41 AM
never like the beatles.
Harry Callahan October 22, 2013 at 09:11 AM
I see the Goody Two SHoes lefty liberals are commenting from their ivory towers good luck in the future DAs.
Dan October 22, 2013 at 09:42 AM
taylor lon, are you talking about the new black panthers?
Don Salenro October 22, 2013 at 03:06 PM
It doesn't surprise me and it shouldn't surprise the people of New Lenox that they are having the success of recruiting new members in New Lenox! That town is filled with racist people, and the cops aren't any nicer. I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of the police was part of it. I mean you can't even go to the Movie theater over there as a Brown or Black from Joliet without being followed by the police. Everytime I go that way there is someone always pulled over and when I check, YUP, Brown or Black. I'm sure that they'll be gettin calls from the people in Plainfield soon. They're the same way. I work in Plainfield and man I can't even count the times that I've been followed to work by the Plainfield police on both of my hands! Anyway, let them "patrol" the streets....they're looking for trouble and eventually they'll find it!
Dan October 22, 2013 at 04:06 PM
well when your doing 80 in a 30 you will get pulled over. when you have one headlight or one tail light ,you will get pulled over. when your drivin dirty(drinking,or smokinn weed) you will get pulled over. why does don salenro thik he's above the law. so glad i left il,and before anyone says anything,the reason i comment is ,cause there is no patch in indiana.
rmbobmorgan October 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM
GO BACK TO YOUR RACIST STATE!!!! WE LOVE PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS HERE. YOU"RE NOTHING BUT A FEAR MONGERING GROUP CREATING TERROR WHERE THERE IS NONE. YANKEE GO HOME!!!WE ARE A LOVING SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN AREA>
Dan October 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM
Hey yankee's" freed the slaves " southwest loving wefare cheats. it was the democrats who started the kkk dumb azz.
Shootthis October 27, 2013 at 01:01 AM
The KKK has no place in today's America, and neither do racists like Louis Farrakhan. My blood runs red and so do all peoples. Let's all do as the good book says and love one another. Hate sucks.
just my opinion October 27, 2013 at 10:04 AM
I've been paying attention to this thread and some of the comments are quite nieve as we certainly do not live in a perfect world and it has nothing to do with race. People are entitled to their opinion yet some in this thread are demanding of there own opinions. As I stated earlier in these comments I am not saying the kkk being her in NL is right it wrong. "In my opinion" if they want to patrol our streets. .. have at it. Maybe it will make the gangbangers think twice from paying NL a visit. Once the gangbangers start invading our town. .. We are all in trouble. ..I don't care if they are white black purple or green. ..they are here for one thing. Gary Carlson said it well in his post oct 22 @ 2:51. And Queen Edwards... I'm curious... why do you call yourself a queen? Do you think you are above everyone else?
NL4LIFE October 27, 2013 at 10:41 AM
@just my opinion....I say we also let the black panthers patrol out streets as well. The KKK had EVERYTHING to do with RACE. You aren't even a New Lenox Resident and just want to dredge up some KKK drama that has no place in the world anymore. You must be getting lonely with all this interracial love yo.
Queen Edwards October 28, 2013 at 09:05 AM
*SIGH* @Just my opinion...as I said before in this thread, since you stated you read through the thread, I stated: "I'll say it again...EVERYBODY'S DOO-DOO STANKS THE SAME. NOBODY...ABSOLUTELY NOBODY IS BETTER THAN THE NEXT HUMAN! I WISH ALL PEOPLE WOULD GET THAT THROUGH THEIR THICK SKULLS! IT SICKENS ME OF HOW RACISM BEGAN IN THE FIRST PLACE. It's sad. I pray and hope the people living in New Lenox will be treated equally by the KKK, since the KKK are calling the shots. SMDH!" That's what I stated and that's what I meant. We are the HUMAN race, we also belong to different ethnicity groups, and NO ETHNICITY GROUP...NO ETHNICITY GROUP IS BETTER THAN THE NEXT.
just my opinion October 28, 2013 at 12:31 PM
@NL4LIFE...eat your words because you know nothing about me. ..AND I DO LIVE IN NEW LENOX. Your comment makes no sense as it has nothing to do with my comment. I do not want drama here in NL...I want it to stay as it is. I was pushed out of the town I was born and raised in as it is now major gangland. My family had over 100+ years in that town. I don't want to see this happen to NL.
Eileen Bettenhausen October 28, 2013 at 01:24 PM
I have an idea lets send the local KKK to Washington DC, but then we wouldn't have anything to complain about here.

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