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Ind. Ku Klux Klan leader gets out of jury duty


A high-ranking Ku Klux Klansman from Indiana has been excused from jury duty after saying he couldn’t be fair unless the defendant was white.

Railton Loy is the Imperial Wizard of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Osceola. The South Bend Tribune reports that Loy was excused from jury duty this week by St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Roland Chamblee Jr.

The newspaper reported that Loy said he planned to wear his KKK robes to court if ordered to appear, and said in a phone call to the court that he couldn’t be fair unless “the defendant was white.”

The Cook County Court reports that today’s 5000 prospective jurors have all asked to be excused because they are members of the Ku Klux Klan.  Accountant Jordan Weintraub announced his political allegiance in the courtroom of Judge Sidney Bresler.  Judge Bresler expressed his surprise since he and Weintraub belong to the same synagogue.  Weintraub explained that he also used his tallith as his Klan sheet. 

Among the other self-pronounced Klan members were Jorge Rivera, Father Eamon Kirkpatrick and Muhammed Jones.  The Court excused them all, but insisted that henceforth all unconscientious objectors  must bring proof of Klanhood: a membership card, a hood or a copy of “Gone With the Wind.”

In a related story, the Osceola, Indiana Chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has received  350,000 membership applications. 

In  what might be a related story Homer Bidslow of Travis Jaw, Texas asked to be excused from Texas jury duty because he is not a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

  1. Michele says:


    You know that at least some people are going to assume the report about Cook County is true. Such a mischief maker!

  2. Eugene Finerman says:

    No, Michele.

    Glenn Beck only reads my blog for the Plantagenet gossip.


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