14 June 2012, 12:40

Georgia KKK application to 'adopt-a-highway' denied

Georgia KKK application to 'adopt-a-highway' denied
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A Ku-Klux-Klan group in Georgia lost its bid yesterday to join the state highway clean-up program. The International Keystone

A Ku-Klux-Klan group in Georgia lost its bid yesterday to join the state highway clean-up program. The International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County applied last month to the “Adopt-A-Highway” program, hoping to clean up along part of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains in Ga. But the application was denied on the basis that the organization is not civic-minded. Furthermore motorists who drive past signs promoting the KKK or who see members picking up trash could be distracted which would create a safety issue, according to the Transportation Department. For more on this we’re joined on the line with Jim Weinstein, he’s the Amelia D. Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College at Arizona State University.

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