At the check-out line, the pair split up in order to find the shortest line [this is something that I know for a fact that pretty much everybody does]. When Ellis left her line to join her cousin at a shorter line, customers complained and a store employee accused her of cutting, at which point an argument ensued and a manager notified a security guard, an off-duty Kennett Police officer.
"I held it up and looked at it and of course I was startled by it and I said it's not going to change anything. I'm still going to march," said Ellis' aunt, Mildred Whitehorn.
The brown cards with red writing said you've just been paid a social visit by the Ku Klux Klan. The next visit will not be social.
"I consider it a terroristic threat. This organization likes nothing about Black people," said Ellis' aunt, Luetta Wright.
In a police report the officer, Steve Williams, says he was only trying to make the family aware the KKK cards were littered along the march route. Still, the family wants the incident investigated by the U.S. Justice Department. source
Had you performed any actual background research, you would discover that Ms. Ellis was not cursed by any employees, but in fact was the one doing the cursing and insulting and threatening. when the store personnel advised her that she would have to calm down or leave, she continued to threaten and curse tham. even after the police arrived, no one made any attempt to lay hands on her, still requesting that she leave. she actuallywalked away as the clerk was trying to give her the merchandise and her change. She was notrefusing to leave without it. the clerk had to come outside and give it to her. Ms. Ellis can be very clearly seen in the video shoving the merchandise of the next customer in line back from the register and trying to place her own in fromt of it. The video anso clearly shows her cursing at the officers as they followed her out of the store, it also clearly shows that ther was no excessive force used in the arrest and that Ms. Ellis was not lifted off the ground. Further despite your report that ther were no injured victims, one officer sustained a split lip from a punch thrown by the "innocent" Ms. Ellis and another a bruised shin where she kicked him. Furhter, the E.R. records of Ms. Ellis' visit show no visible injuries, but I'm sure they are also part of the conspiracy against her as well.
With regard to yoyr report of the rally, Ther were indeed some KKK cards strewn around one of the streets of the planned march, the police gathered them up and Maj S. Williams showed one of them to one of the march organizers, Ms. Ellis' aunt. This waas done as an attempt to keep them advised of what had happened. She (the aunt) grabbed the card and accused the Major of distributing the cards, with no basis.
You might want to talk to any of the three attorneys that Ms. Ellis has fired, or who withdrew from representation because of threats from her family. They can tell you what a poor persecuted little girl Heahter is, and can tell you about the multiple missed court appearances, and the accusations of being in the prosecution's pocket( this last one made to an african-American lawyer from St. Louis, referred to Ms. Elleis by the NAACP) who withdrew because Heather's father threatened to"kick his ass" because he would not prevent the prosecution from finding out who the witnesses were that the defense intended to call at trial. (of course, this is required by law). source
For More Information
Several sites have been set up to provide more information about case:
Read-Heathers-Story.com, TheHeatherEllisCase.com or SaveHeatherEllis.com.
Also, Rev. Ellis has set up a fund at a local bank in Missouri to receive donations to help with legal fees at: First State Community Bank, Hayti Branch, Heather R. Ellis Benefit Fund, 1015 HWY 84 E., Hayti, MO 63851.