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Men say they were threatened by KKK
By: Maria Miller
READE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Two men in Cambria County said they've been threatened in letters signed by the Ku Klux Klan. They said the letters were delivered through the mail over the weekend and warn they're being watched.
Robert March and Jim Thompson said they're scared and don't feel safe inside their own homes. And while they're not sure who is behind the letters, they said it's not the first time they've been threatened.
The letter sent to the Reade Township men is signed by the "Klu Klux Klan," a misspelling of the group, and warns both men they're being watched and will be taken care of if they don't stop harassing certain people in the community.
"Basically it was a threatening letter stating it was good advice and a threat from the Klan in which we know how to get rid of non-working parasites like you," Thompson said.
"They've got my family terrorized. They've got me looking over my shoulder. They've done what they wanted to do," March said.
It's not the first threat the men said they've received. For the past year they've been vocal and critical about the leadership in town.
The men say they've made it their mission to uncover what they call wrong doing by local supervisors who they said are getting mad.
"I went through the right to know act request and once I started posting online what I found out, they would no longer give them to me," March said.
"I've been threatened that if I do not stop filing right to know requests, that action will be taken," Thompson said.
Thompson is a member of the Reade Township Municipal authority and said he doesn't like what's going on behind the backs of the people he represents. Thats why, until recently, he and March have spent much of their time digging up the documents.
They said they don't know where the threats are coming from, but state police confirmed they're investigating.
"I don't feel it's from the KKK but there's that always chance that it might be someone affiliated with them, and that's what worries me and my family," March said.
State police told 6 News the letters are at a crime lab being processed for finger prints. Anyone with information should give state police a call at the Ebensburg barracks.