INTERRACIAL COUPLE GETS KKK LETTER
POSTED: Thursday, May 21, 2009
UPDATED: 1:24 pm EDT May 21, 2009
WARREN, Mich. — An interracial Warren Couple said they believe the, the is targeting them.
Tia and Brian Maltese said they found an issue of the Klansmen’s Voice, the KKK’s newsletter, on the front porch of their home near 12 Mile and Hoover roads.
“I cried for a good 15 minutes and I called my husband and he came straight home,” said Tia.
The couple said the publication was the Klan’s regular newsletter, which promotes a message of hatred and white supremacy, but it was not written specifically for them.
A few of her neighbors also received the newsletter. However, Tia said she feels it was left intentionally on her doorstep.
“I think so because we’re the only interracial couple in this area,” she said.
Tia described the newsletter photo as very intimidating. “He’s holding a gun and he has his hood on and his whole hookup on, and that there is enough said.”
The Maltese said the newsletter has left them feeling uneasy in the neighborhood they have been living in for the past four years.
“I have been standing outside now because whoever this person is, they are out there walking the street,” said Tia Maltese.
The couple also said they now remain in fear for the safety of their three young children.
“It makes you feel a little bit unsafe because there are people out there that are crazy,” said Brian Maltese.
According to the publication, it’s the most circulated Klan newsletter in the world, with a P.O. Box to its national office right here in Michigan.
The police said they began investigating the incident after the couple filed a police report.