So as I walked into the living room on
the coffee table, not the coffee table, there was a large dining room table, it was a
placemat of a Confederate flag. So, I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be funny
if this was a Klansman’s house. So I just, you know, thought that to myself and
I just kept walking through the property looking around. So we went to the garage,
went through the basement, went to a garage and on the two walls,
two more Confederate flags. I thought to myself again, this is really some strange
stuff, but okay, I gotta look at the big picture here, I’m doing this for my family.
So we’re walking, coming back upstairs going through the house, my wife seen
a Muskegon police jacket. She said, well we’re a policeman’s home, so I’m
like okay, so I’m telling my son, you know, be cool, don’t touch nothing, then I see a
gun cabinet and it’s a picture of the actual officer and there was another
gentleman in the picture with him, so I was like okay, yeah, this the policeman right here.
So as I turned around, it was a wall and it was just with just one plaque on the
wall so I walked up to the plaque and I looked at it and I read it, and it was
an application for the Ku Klux Klan and I was just so disgusted I told my
son, I said, let’s go, we getting out of here, this is a Klan house really, we have to go
right now. You can’t serve your community and be a racist. You can’t. There’s people of all different colors, of all different nationalities
that’s out there that you have to serve and protect.
You can’t just protect one group of people. And I felt that it was my duty to
say something about it and I prayed about it before I even said something about it on social media. We were told that he collects antiques
and that’s why the stuff was there. It was just very uncomfortable to me
because the way it made us feel, like he didn’t know if blacks or whites or
whoever was walking in there but he left it there proudly. The fact that my
daughter was with me and she’s 12 and she’s asking, you know, her dad why he’s
so upset and what happened, and you know and then we have to break it down to her
and explain stuff like that to her. And then, it was just a lot, it was very
overwhelming, it was a lot. It was basically, to you know, also telling me that, he only wants, whites only to purchase his house. People who had that type of
hate in their heart, he wanted those people so the stuff that was on the wall was
like, you don’t want this house, you stay away, keep out.