Sunday, September 20, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Klansman in Full Garb Walks Dog as Others Casually Shop at Markets in KKK Costumes
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A RACIST Wisconsin man has caused alarm by walking his dog while wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, Your Content has learned.

Charles Michael Booth, 50, was identified by police as the man spotted Friday in Conover drinking a beer and waving at cars as he sported the KKK regalia while walking his dog.

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Vilas County Sheriff Joseph Fath told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel his office received multiple calls about the man Friday evening.

Fath said that police responded and Booth told them he was “just taking his dog for a walk.” He added that Booth was not committing any crimes.

“I don’t anticipate any follow-up on it,” Fath said.

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One woman told the Journal Sentinel that she and her husband saw Booth walking his dog while in the KKK outfit. She called the event “so surreal” and said Booth just “politely waved.”

“We froze,” said the woman, who wished not to be named because she is one of Booth’s neighbors and has what she called a “mixed-race” family.

“We knew what we were looking at, but we didn’t know why. We were so in shock,” she said.

Gregory Jones, president of the Dane County NAACP, called the incident a “terrorist act.”

“(Booth) intended to project what I believe to be white supremacist behaviors by wearing this garb,” Jones said.

“It is intended to create fear among people — even people who are not of color. (People in Vilas County) should be mindful and be willing to stand up and say this is not acceptable in our county at all,” he added.

The incident in Wisconsin is not the first time that displays of KKK regalia have shocked the nation in recent weeks.

In May, a man walked into a Vons grocery store near San Diego wearing a KKK hood was the subject of a police inquiry.

WHAT’S MORE, last month, a man in Dillon, Colorado walked into the City Market grocery store wearing a KKK hood bizarrely emblazoned with a swastika and peace symbol.

“I just couldn’t believe what I saw. It just blew me away,” fellow shopper Don Nechkash told KDVR.

“He was walking around and just very obviously looking for attention. It was blatantly obvious because he would pick up a product and walk around and kind of look at different people just waiting for someone to say something.”


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