Much of America was particularly gleeful about the harsh sentencing of two white supremecists who interrupted a black child's birthday party with violent threats and racial slurs. After the couple received a combined 35 years in jail, the KKK organized demonstrations to object to the decision — but no one actually showed up.
According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Stephen Howard, a local “imperial wizard,” said that 200 people were planning to protest at the Douglas County court house. They intended to be "robed up" and "outraged" over the decision to jail a couple who made explicit threats against an African-American family attempting to celebrate a child's birthday. The group had characterized the court's decision as “shameful” and “not right.”
But just yesterday no Klansmen were in sight. Local police were tasked with keeping demonstrations peaceful but they arrived to find the racist group conspicuously absent:
A handful of "confederate supporters" did show up, causing what was described as "tense moments" as they confronted community members in a 30-minute exchange. No one was harmed during this verbal altercation.
Ain't America grand?
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