KKK backer not guilty of littering

October 27, 2011

A man seen distributing issues of a Ku Klux Klan newsletter to Martinsville businesses was found not guilty of littering by a city court judge on Wednesday. Police cited Thomas Buhls after he left the KKK material at a business without permission. The judge said littering meant placing trash on private property and the newspaper was not considered trash. The KKK had threatened to sue Martinsville for violating Buhls' First Amendments rights.