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MY TURN: KKK rally

(WMC-TV) - It's easy to see why this weekend's Ku Klux Klan rally is generating so much attention, but it should not be.

Members of the Klan and everyone else in our country have First Amendment protection in the Constitution that guarantees the right to free speech.  There's nothing in there that guarantees that we have to listen, or even to notice.

In this case, I am not a fan of counter-protests or alternate rallies to show what a great community we are or any similar actions. In my mind, all of those things are just reactions that prove that a very small, very misguided group of people still has the power to push our buttons.

I am a fan of the precautions that the Memphis Police Department is taking to deal with this protest. I'm sure that many police officers are going to be required to spend their Easter weekends in a way they would rather not, but after the violence that occurred here 15 years ago, it's obvious that MPD needs to err on the side of caution. As to the Klan, the less said, the better.

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email or call 800-465-1210.

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