Orange County executive demands investigation into KKK recruitment efforts

Posted: Updated:

The news of Ku Klux Klan recruitment cards being discovered around Orange County has made local leaders take action Friday.

Orange County Executive Edward Diana says he has called on the county Human Rights Commission to launch an investigation into the matter. The cards were found in public places such as bars, rest rooms and post offices in Port Jervis and Deerpark recently. Deerpark is a conservative town with a lower average income than the rest of Orange County, reasons the town supervisor believes it made it a target for the Ku Klux Klan.

News of the KKK business cards have reached a federal level as well. The FBI in Goshen has been apprised of the situation. Still, it is not known what exactly can be done since no laws have been broken.

Related story Ku Klux Klan recruitment cards found in Orange County

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."