Local Men Receive Threatening Letters

By Jim Madalinsky

Published 03/18 2014 05:07PM

Updated 03/18 2014 05:25PM

READE TOWNSHIP, CAMBRIA COUNTY - Both Robert March and Jim Thompson say they hope the threatening letters allegedly sent by the KKK are just that. A threat. But they still not taking it lightly.
 “When I opened it up I was expecting maybe a response from a meeting or some information,” Jim Thompson says.
But that wasn't what these two men found when they opened their mail last weekend.
“You are at your peril. You are forewarned was the basic content of it,” Thompson says.
Both March and Thompson say they've had a long standing feud with the Reade Township Municipal Authority over how the township's managed the water authority.
These letters allegedly came from a local chapter of the KKK.
State Police currently have the letters as evidence, but March kept photos on his phone.
“I take it very seriously. I have family members who are of a color. Grandchildren who are of color. Now they are afraid to come to my home because of what's written in the letter,” Robert March says.
The two aren't sure where the letters came from, but March says he's 99% sure it wasn't actually the KKK.
“Now I know why people are afraid to step up and say things,” March says.
And regardless of who sent the letters, the two say they're fed up, and hope police are able to find the people responsible.
“What they've done to me and my family is wrong. They've terrorized me and my family,” March says.
State police are investigating the letters.

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