Knights Party Press Release: Nov. 6. 2019

The Knights Party, a national pro white rights organization, based out of Harrison, Arkansas, is concerned with the Oklahoma City’s attempt to investigate a First Amendment activity in which an individual had placed flyers at the Oklahoma City School of Law that read, “It’s OK to be White.” Jason Robb, general counsel for the Knights Party said, “OCU Police Director Bill Citty’s attempt to criminalize a perfect legal activity is outrageous and is unconstitutional. Attorney Robb further said, “the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts have consistently held that placing flyers is a well protected activity.”The Knights Party has dealt with tiny town tyrants in the past and this is just another example of Oklahoma City attempting to chill a free speech activity. Even though this individual was simply stating an opinion that a white person can be proud of her race, that in itself is not okay with those that want to genocide our culture and heritage Robb said. The Knights Party is aware that the whole purpose of this so called “criminal investigation” on this individual for placing a pro white flyer in the city is to make the appearance that it is an illegal activity and to try to prevent other pro white organizations as well as individuals to exercise their constitutional protected activity. Attorney Robb continued and said, “the United States Supreme Court has held that citizens have a ‘guaranteed access’ to streets, parks, and other ‘traditional public forums’. Hague v. C.I.O., 307 U.S. 496 (1939). And as a result, the Court treats restriction of the expression of a particular point of view as the paradigm violation of the First Amendment See, R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, 505 U.S. 377 (1992), Kingsley Int’l Pictures Corp. v. Regents, 360 U.S. 684 (1959), American Booksellers Ass’n v. Hudnut, 771 F.2d 323 (7th Cir. 1985; aff’d mem., 475 U.S. 1001 (1986). The police department cannot arrest individuals for passing out literature simply because it offends some readers. Cantwell v. Connecticut, 310 U.S. 296 (1940). Kunz v. New York, 340 U.S. 290 (1951), Forsyth County v. The Nationalist Movement, 112 S.Ct. 2395 (1992). Hecklers or members of the community may not be allowed to veto a speaker’s rights of free speech. Cox v. Louisiana, 379 U.S. 536 (1965), Gregory v. City of Chicago, 394 U.S. 111 (1969).
Hence, the Oklahoma City Police Department’s investigation into an individual’s protected activities is in error. Distributing literature is a Constitutionally protected right and cannot be prohibited simply because a city or local government does not believe in the content of the literature. See, Schneider v. State, 308 U.S. 147 (1939). The Knights Party encourages the Oklahoma City Police Department to reevaluate it’s position and stance on this very important issue and suggest they seek competent legal counsel before they start trampling on the Constitution.