Avoid the Courthouse Sunday, March 5

As you may have heard a small group of Ku Klux Klan members have notified us that they will hold a protest at the Douglas County Courthouse this Sunday. They are there to protest Superior Court Judge William McClain’s recent sentencing decision of two individuals stemming from a 2015 incident. Sheriff Pounds says that everyone has a constitutional right to peacefully assemble an engage in free speech and is asking that the community allow them to come, protest, and leave without incident. Sheriff Pounds says that the Ku Klux Klan is just looking for an audience and he is encouraging everyone to avoid the courthouse on Sunday so that their words fall on deaf ears, an “empty parking lot.” What he doesn’t want is for our community to show up in opposition and for it to get out of hand; because if it does get out of hand, we will have plenty of law enforcement officers there to handle any situation that may arise. Please Share!!!