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Secret Meeting Ends With KKK Member Joining NAACP
CBS News ^ | September 4, 2013

Posted on 09/04/2013 1:52:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A secret meeting between a representative of the Wyoming chapter of the NAACP and a Ku Klux Klan organizer ended with the Klan organizer paying $50 to join the civil rights organization, participants said.

Saturday's meeting between Jimmy Simmons, president of the Casper NAACP, and John Abarr, a KKK organizer from Great Falls, Mont., took place at a hotel in Casper, Wyo., under tight security, the Casper Star-Tribune reported. (CBS affiliate KGWN reports on the meeting in the video above).

The Southern Poverty Law Center and the United Klans of America said Tuesday that the meeting was a first.

Abarr told The Associated Press on Tuesday he filled out an NAACP membership form so he could get the group's newsletters and some insight into its views. He said he paid a $30 fee to join, plus a $20 donation.

Simmons said he asked for the meeting after receiving reports that KKK literature was being distributed in Gillette, about 130 miles north of Casper, and to discuss race relations, including what he said were reported beatings of African-American men. He did not provide details.

Abarr said he knew nothing about hate crimes or the literature, which was distributed in a residential neighborhood of Gillette in October.

Gillette police Lt. Chuck Deaton said there have been 10 hate or bias crimes reported in the past five years that involved name-calling but no assaults on African-Americans. Deaton said police also were unable to speak with a young man distributing the literature, and he was chased away by neighbors.

"In the 21 years that I've been here, that's the first I heard of the Klan in Gillette," Deaton said.

Officials with the NAACP in Washington, D.C., requested questions about the meeting in writing but did not immediately respond.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: kkk; naacp

1 posted on 09/04/2013 1:52:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I really don’t see anything that extraordinary about Democrat racists joining together.


2 posted on 09/04/2013 1:54:15 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: nickcarraway

I mean how secret can it be?


3 posted on 09/04/2013 1:54:48 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: nickcarraway

Outside of Cheyenne and maybe Casper are there a significant number of blacks in Wyoming?


4 posted on 09/04/2013 1:55:01 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: nickcarraway

I think they can kick him out of their club for THAT!


5 posted on 09/04/2013 1:55:25 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Resolute Conservative
Outside of Cheyenne and maybe Casper are there a significant number of blacks in Wyoming?

Nope.

6 posted on 09/04/2013 1:57:05 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

According to the census, 2,393 outside of those two towns.


7 posted on 09/04/2013 1:59:38 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: MeganC

I didn’t think so (last time I was there about 15 years ago).


8 posted on 09/04/2013 1:59:59 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: nickcarraway

I was able to smuggle a photo out of the meeting...

9 posted on 09/04/2013 2:00:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: nickcarraway

Seems logical, both are racist groups and would be nothing without racism.


10 posted on 09/04/2013 2:02:55 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: nickcarraway

NAACP = Tan Klan. Nothing new.


11 posted on 09/04/2013 2:07:36 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Classic episode...but I always enjoyed Tyrone Biggums.


12 posted on 09/04/2013 2:08:14 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: nickcarraway

Seems like a good way for two publicity-hound groups to conspire and get free press coverage for themselves.


13 posted on 09/04/2013 2:10:17 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: nickcarraway

bump


14 posted on 09/04/2013 2:31:15 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: newfreep

Prince’s latest album cover has Chappelle as Prince serving pancakes(from his 2004 skit)


15 posted on 09/04/2013 2:38:02 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: nickcarraway

He found that being an NAACP racist is more lucrative.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 2:40:08 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: nickcarraway

That’s because of the similarity of their views.


17 posted on 09/04/2013 2:44:06 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: nickcarraway; GeronL

Democrats rearranging the deck chairs.


18 posted on 09/04/2013 2:53:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: TurboZamboni
LOL! - The Prince and Rick James skits were always hilarious.


19 posted on 09/04/2013 2:55:28 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: MeganC
"John Abarr, a KKK organizer from Great Falls, Mont"

I'd be very curious about Mr. Abarr's background. As people have stated above, the black population of Montana is very small.

Nothing would surprise me more than if Abarr is a plant who "came to see the error of his ways".

Same story some years back of a supposed Klan member who all of a sudden "got his mind right" and began promoting homosexuality and liberal causes.

I'm calling BS on this entire Yalta conference.

20 posted on 09/04/2013 2:57:56 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: nickcarraway

Both groups are similar. Both are racist. They should just merge to save on overhead costs. Maybe they could offer group health insurance to their members?


21 posted on 09/04/2013 3:01:16 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: boop
I'm not saying it changes anything to your overall point, but the KKK had more opinions than being anti-black.

However, I think most of these KKK people today are not doing it out of some kind of worldview, but as either a rebellions against society or a way to express their maladjusted antisocial tendencies.

22 posted on 09/04/2013 3:03:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: a fool in paradise

yes, exactly


23 posted on 09/04/2013 3:09:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: HereInTheHeartland

The merged group could be called United Racists of America, with the motto United We Hate.


24 posted on 09/04/2013 3:23:46 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: AZLiberty

They would probably like the idea.


25 posted on 09/04/2013 3:29:29 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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KKK guy probably figured that NAACP is currently causing much more pain and destruction to blacks than the KKK possibly ever could in this day and age, so decided to use his resources more effectively.


26 posted on 09/04/2013 3:34:17 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Then again, it already has a name: The Democrat Party.


27 posted on 09/04/2013 4:06:00 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: boop

Public information from Zabasearch:

John Abarr
608 4th Ave N
Great Falls, MT 59401
(406) 952-1548

Maybe someone can find out when this guy registered Republican because he sure smells like a Rat who’s running GOP just to make us look bad.


28 posted on 09/04/2013 4:10:01 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

DUDE that first episode of Chappelle show LOL!

MAN I miss that show
I am Rick James b****h Charley Murphyyyy LOL!


29 posted on 09/04/2013 6:30:11 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: newfreep

OH MAN did you hear Prince was hanging out with Chappelle recently LOLOLOL!

In your face Charley Murphy

I couldn’t believe how much Charles look like his brother Eddie Murphy they are like twins YIKES


30 posted on 09/04/2013 6:31:19 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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