Fruitland Park, Florida is 50 miles northwest of Orlando with a community of less than 5,000 residents and has been recently rocked with news that their policemen are a part of the Klan. An investigative report linked two city officers with the secret hate society that was once violently active in the area.
George Hunnewell, was fired, and deputy chief David Borst (pictured below) resigned from the 13-member Fruitland Park Police Department recently. James Elkins, a third officer resigned in 2010 after his Klan ties became public.
Fruitland Park, has been dealing with alleged KKK ties and other problems in the police ranks since 2010, when Elkins resigned after his estranged wife made his membership public.
As recently as the 1960s, many in law enforcement in the South were members of the KKK. Is it exceedingly unusual these days to find a police officer who are secretly Klansman? Sounds unrealistic and far-fetched but its shockingly a grim reality.
My cousin (who is in law enforcement in Florida) recently shared what has since been confirmed through a PoliticsNation investigative report, that Klansmen still exist on police forces throughout the south. They’re not only policemen wearing badges but they’re judges, lawyers and secretly hate behind the laws in the counties and states which they govern.
Membership in the Klan is secret. Like many fraternal organizations, the Klan has signs which members can use to recognize one another. A member may use the acronym AYAK (Are you a Klansman?) in conversation to surreptitiously identify himself to another potential member. The response AKIA (A Klansman I am) completes the greeting.