Turned on the TV when I got home, and the local news was on. Fortunate timing, otherwise I would have missed this absolute gem (And the emphasis? Is totally the newscaster’s.):
[ A shot of a fat white dude, shirt doffed, big tattoo clearly visible on his chest. ]
“Police say 45-year-old Tony Finch, a former police officer, who may have ties to the Klu Klux Klan…”
[ Cut to tat close-up: a Confederate flag on a pole, sporting the word “Knights” on the banner just above it. ]
“…pointed a gun at a black couple and screamed racial epitaphs at them.” [NBC-17 7 o’clock news, reliably the worst newscast in the area.]
He might have ties to the Klan. What with the hating black people and the /tattoo/. But just maybe.
Incidentally, the next sentence of the report: “Finch was arrested in the Oxford Police parking lot after allegedly chasing the couple all the way from Vance County.”