MPD successful in keeping KKK rally 'civil'
The KKK had a First Amendment right to rally in downtown Memphis. Police had a duty to keep it civil. They did. In the end, only about 60 stereotypical Klansmen protested the recent renaming of 3 city parks behind a chain-linked fence. Hundreds of cops kept the rally from devolving into a free for all like a similar rally in 1998.