Thursday, January 12, 2006

Life imitates Chappelle's Show

Well, not really, but via Drudge comes the amusing story of a black police officer who was asked to lead a Colorado chapter of the Ku Klux Klan:
Problem was, the outgoing Klan leader didn't know that Stallworth is black.

"He asked me to take over the lead because I was a good, loyal Klansman," said Stallworth, who had been in constant phone contact with the Klan leader while leading a yearlong Colorado Springs police investigation into the Klan.

[...]

As a memento Stallworth still carries his Klan membership card — signed by David Duke.

"It was one of the most fun" investigations, he said. "Everybody said it couldn't be done."

Stallworth communicated with Klan leaders using the telephone. A white officer posing as Stallworth went to the meetings.
Another funny thing about the story is that Stallworth was leading an undercover investigation into a communist group that often showed up to protest at the Klan rallies that he was supposedly attending.

On a scarier note, his investigation turned up evidence that there were Klan members working at NORAD, proving that it's not just crazy Canadian defense officials that we have to worry about there.

Like they say, read the whole thing.

1 comment:

andy said...

i heard this story while driving in to work the other day. i couldn't believe it. this is a weird and wacky world we live in.