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Gay Florida Candidate Targeted by Ku Klux Klan

by Brittany Ferrendi
Sunday Sep 10, 2017
Gay Florida Candidate Targeted by Ku Klux Klan
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A public office candidate is allegedly being sent threats by the KKK.

Cape Coral resident James Schneider and his husband said they received abusive messages attached to their front door, according to Towleroad. One reads: "We know where you live faggot. We are going to win. Quit now. When you girls least expect it, we will be here for a nice visit."

He told the local NBC news affiliate, "I kind of dropped it. I didn't know what to do with that. I was spooked by it immediately. It really shakes you to the core."

Schneider reported the incident to the FBI and has installed security cameras outside his home.

"I mean literally we were sleeping 25 feet from where they dropped this thing off," he said. " Whether it's real or not whoever did it they shook us up."

Another note had the name Emperor Paul Lamonica, an email address, a street address and a website for Ku Klos Knights, which is the Cape Coral division of the KKK.

Schneider is the city's planning and zoning commissioner. He's running for a seat on the city council, and has received a number of threats and harsh comments ever since.

"I am going to stay in the campaign," Schneider told NBC. "I almost quit which would've meant they won. I think I'm the appropriate candidate for the position."

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