Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ku Klux Klan Halloween Costume reveals Georgia sheriff Roger Garrison behind one mask......

A Georgia sheriff running for re-election is in some hot water after a photo of him wearing a Ku Klux Klan costume surfaced this week.

Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison said he has no affiliation with the group and the photo surfaced this week was taken during a Halloween party about 25 years ago.

'I don't deny it wasn't stupid, looking back now,' Mr Garrison told WSBTV. 'But there again I say, what 21 or 22-year-old in this world hasn't made some stupid mistakes?'

The photo, along with a second showing him with the hood removed, were presented to the television station through a source that wished to remain anonymous.

The photos show Mr Garrison standing on the left of another white-cloaked man while holding what appears to be a black balloon in one hand and a beverage in the other.

He says the costumes were inspired by a scene in the movie Blazing Saddles and have no connection to him and the organization identified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Read More