Michigan Man Hangs KKK Flag in Window Facing Black Neighbor
Residents in Grosse Pointe Park are upset over a KKK flag that was hanging in the window of a home that was facing a black neighbor.
Neighbor Jedonna Dinges couldn't believe her eyes when she saw a klan sign hanging in the window next door.
According to Fox 2 Detroit, she initially called state and federal authorities and shared the picture of the flag on her Facebook page before local police got wind of the situation and went to the neighbor's house, urging him to take it down.
Apparently, the neighbors put the klan sign up was because Dinges put a camera on her windowsill to record what was happening along the side of her house to protect herself. She said a few weeks prior someone put a full gasoline container in her dumpster so that's why she put the camera there. The neighbor didn't like it because it was facing their house so they put the flag up.
When the police asked the neighbor about it, he said "Well I didn't want to go over there and say anything to her, we never had any problems with them. They made it clear with the police we never had any problem with her, but we're non-confrontational people." I don't know how you get any more confrontational than a klan sign.
Personally, I think it's disgusting that people like this even exist but when you're dealing with freedom of speech, there isn't much you can do from a legal standpoint.
Grosse Pointe Park Mayor Robert Denner:
We need to make it clear that that sort of behavior is not welcome in our city.
The good news, the neighbor took down the sign. The bad news, that poor woman still has to live next to that person. A very scary situation for her to be in. Dinges says she's had a lot of support from the community.
The number of people that have reached out to me, I'm overcome with emotion at the love and support that I've received from strangers in my community.