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US guard fired for joining the KKK
Nine News ^ | January 1, 2010

Posted on 12/31/2009 8:32:56 PM PST by myknowledge

A prison guard who acknowledged being a member of white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan has been fired for belonging to a subversive or terrorist organisation, a violation of the county agency's code of ethics.

Wayne Kerschner, an Alachua County Sheriff's Office corrections officer, was fired on Tuesday following a 10-month internal investigation.

The investigation revealed that Kerschner applied online for membership to the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan a year ago, paid $US30 a month for access to a members-only Klan web site and that the group did a thorough background check that included his credit history before allowing him to join.

The Klan has "extremely high standards", Kerschner told investigators, according to an administrative investigation report released on Thursday. "They do a complete criminal background check on everybody."

A spokesman for the sheriff's office didn't return a phone call on Thursday, and Kerschner's telephone number was not listed.

During the internal probe, Kerschner told investigators the Klan never asked him for information about the jail or the sheriff's office and that he never let his membership interfere with his job. He said he would never get involved with anything criminal and wouldn't ever jeopardise the sheriff's office. He said he viewed the Klan as a religious or political organisation.

"I don't let it interfere with my job," he said, according to the report. "I don't let it interfere with my personal judgment call on anything like that. I mean, I think I am a pretty dang fair officer."

Kerschner told authorities that he blogged regularly on a KKK web site, attended two rallies in Tennessee and was an officer of the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. He said his wife was also a dues-paying member.

Kerschner gave some details into how he was inducted into the Klan in a process called "naturalisation". He said he was blindfolded during the ceremony and was touched on the shoulder with a sword after taking an oath. He said he was on probation for a month before he could have full access to the Klan web site, which offered information on Klan handshakes and the different colours available for Klan robes.

Kerschner told investigators he was sorry for getting involved with the Klan.

"If I could erase time, I would," he said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: alachuacounty; corrections; correctionsguard; fired; kkk; leo; registereddemocrat; waynekerschner; whitesupremacist
What a 'racist' he is, for joining one of the most reprehensible groups ever to exist in the United States: The KKK, or Ku Klux Klan.

A startling truth is, the KKK was the terrorist division of the Democratic Party, so we can easily deduce that Wayne Kerschner is a registered Tennessean Democrat.

1 posted on 12/31/2009 8:32:57 PM PST by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge

I didn’t even know they still existed.


2 posted on 12/31/2009 8:36:10 PM PST by doc1019 (To call Obama a bumbling idiot would be an insult to bumbling idiots worldwide.)
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To: myknowledge

Alachua County is in Florida, not Tennessee.


3 posted on 12/31/2009 8:37:03 PM PST by Promark
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To: myknowledge
Hey, if he had joined the Blank Panthers instead he would probably be offered a czar position by Obama. I guess it's OK to join a “subversive or terrorist organization” as long as you aim your subversive or terrorist activity at the majority rather than a minority.
4 posted on 12/31/2009 8:38:20 PM PST by apillar
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To: myknowledge

.....But he is good enough to become a US Senator! Sheets will show him the ropes.


5 posted on 12/31/2009 8:40:19 PM PST by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: Promark

Senator Byrd Was a Grand Wizard er sumthin,,??


6 posted on 12/31/2009 8:41:54 PM PST by bravotu (Have a Nice Day !)
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To: myknowledge
Ought to be interesting if this goes to court...


7 posted on 12/31/2009 8:43:11 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: myknowledge
the group did a thorough background check that included his credit history before allowing him to join ... "They do a complete criminal background check on everybody."

And it never occurred to him that this was an FBI sting operation?

8 posted on 12/31/2009 8:44:46 PM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: Promark
Alachua County, Florida

Sorry, my mistake.

9 posted on 12/31/2009 8:45:23 PM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

I didn’t know they were still around either. Their ceremony and website make it sound like the Masons. heh.


10 posted on 12/31/2009 8:45:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: myknowledge

This guy should have sent emails to that imam in Yemen if he wanted to get involved in terrorism. He’d still have a job today.


11 posted on 12/31/2009 8:45:53 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: GeronL
The KKK and the Masons are occultic in nature.
12 posted on 12/31/2009 8:47:24 PM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

But yet I can become a Muslim, I can join the largest hate group in history, a organization that mandates violence against any infidel anywhere,,,, and thats okay?

I can set up jihadi training camps and that is accepted?

The black panthers can get a presidential get outta jail card for free via holder??

What is wrong with this picture?


13 posted on 12/31/2009 8:49:42 PM PST by himno hero
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To: bravotu

Byrd was a Grand Keagle. (have no clue how to spell it)


14 posted on 12/31/2009 8:49:52 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne Get Well Rush!)
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To: doc1019

Must be the new KKK like the new Black Panthers.

Have we really made any progress?


15 posted on 12/31/2009 8:53:38 PM PST by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: bravotu
"Senator Byrd Was a Grand Wizard er sumthin,,??"

Even he doesn't know at this point. I don't even think he knows where he is most of the time.

16 posted on 12/31/2009 8:54:00 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: myknowledge

DO NOT use the Masons and the Klan in the same sentence...EVER. Read your history.


17 posted on 12/31/2009 8:57:45 PM PST by IrishPennant (If you can accept losing, you can't win. ~ Vince Lombardi)
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To: myknowledge
The real reason they fired him was “for being a dumbass”.
18 posted on 12/31/2009 8:59:46 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: myknowledge

What’s left of the Klan is riddled with informants, as is just about every radical organization of any stripe. It’s just trotted out every now and then to serve as the SPLC fundraising bogeyman, as far as I can tell.

This honestly sounds like a fake web page, set up specifically for a sting. Background check, lol?


19 posted on 12/31/2009 9:14:36 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: All

Hey where the heck are they talking about that this happened?
Why all the Brit spellings in the article?


20 posted on 12/31/2009 9:17:04 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: myknowledge
The KKK began with a legitimite need to counter the abuses prevalent during reconstruction. If those abuses recur it may be needed again!

Go ahead and call me racist, I'm not, but I will take care of my blood first!

21 posted on 12/31/2009 9:21:34 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: myknowledge

Have they checked the payroll for any members of the racist organization, “National Council of La Raza” ???


22 posted on 12/31/2009 9:25:25 PM PST by ikka
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To: myknowledge
The enemy of my enemy is my friend or you strike the serpents head with your enemy's hand. I guess the NAACP the Black Caucus and the New Black Panther the Nation of Islam the Black Trinity church and the Racist United States Government are Just quire Boys? I hold my Judgment on this.
23 posted on 12/31/2009 9:26:41 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: myknowledge

Should apply to Muslims if they want to be consistent.


24 posted on 12/31/2009 9:29:53 PM PST by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: bravotu

Byrd was a Kleagle in the Klan. A Kleagle is a recruiting officer.

Byrd was not merely a member of the Klan, he recruited people to join the Klan.


25 posted on 12/31/2009 9:44:52 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: myknowledge
Should treat members of the NAACP the same way. Both groups are equally disgusting.
26 posted on 12/31/2009 10:19:58 PM PST by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar. ---- "OBAMA: THE GREAT MISTAKE OF 2008")
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To: pnh102

Good one! LOL.


27 posted on 12/31/2009 10:22:32 PM PST by 2001convSVT ("Only Property Owners that pay taxes should have the right to Vote")
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To: myknowledge
"The KKK and the Masons are occultic in nature."

LOL! The Freemasons are just a little more monotheistic and less pagan than those those who spread conspiracy stories about them.


28 posted on 12/31/2009 10:26:40 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: myknowledge
A startling truth is, the KKK was the terrorist division of the Democratic Party, so we can easily deduce that Wayne Kerschner is a registered Tennessean Democrat.

Alachua is horse country in FL, not TN.
The Klan trancends political party affiliation - look up the history of Indiana, GOP, DC Stevenson, etc.

FR is a source for credible information, please try to keep it that way

29 posted on 12/31/2009 10:34:49 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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did a thorough background check that included his credit history before allowing him to join.

So basically the color they REALLY approve of is green.
30 posted on 12/31/2009 10:35:44 PM PST by sanjoaquinvalley (Long time lady lurker.)
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To: myknowledge

Wonder if he would be fired being a member of CAIR?


31 posted on 12/31/2009 11:11:18 PM PST by mmanager (It is time to prune the tree.)
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To: myknowledge
The US Atty Generals office has announced the deputys replacement has been found:


32 posted on 12/31/2009 11:27:39 PM PST by NoLibZone (Be of good cheer, could have been worse - McCain could have won! If Reagan rises & runs I'll vote.)
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To: Cheetahcat

NAACP, Clan in black face. ;0)


33 posted on 01/01/2010 5:42:10 AM PST by seemoAR (If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, dazzle them with bull.)
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To: doc1019
I didn’t even know they still existed.

I think they exist as an FBI sting operation for anybody stupid enough to officially join and give them his personal info.

34 posted on 01/01/2010 5:48:57 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: All

I would suspect this CO’s application process is very similiar to mine.

There is a question on the application that basically says “Are you or have you ever been part of group that advocates the violent overthrow of government?”


35 posted on 01/01/2010 6:05:33 AM PST by Molon Labbie
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To: seemoAR

“NAACP, Clan in black face. ;0)”

Exactly one of the hundreds of them.


36 posted on 01/01/2010 7:45:41 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: apillar
Hey, if he had joined the Blank Panthers instead he would probably be offered a czar position by Obama.

Better yet, join La Raza and get nominated to the Supreme Court.

37 posted on 01/01/2010 7:50:10 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: myknowledge

I guess he could join the Black Panthers, the NAALCP, or even ACORN and that would be alright with people. Hell, maybe he could join Bill Ayer’s (Close personal friend of Obama’s) domestic terrorist group Weather Underground and bomb military bases just like in the old days and that would be alright.

The KKK isn’t any different than those other groups, they just happen to be white. Tribalism is tribalism, there is no difference.


38 posted on 01/01/2010 12:44:51 PM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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