âKKK-TYPE OF INTIMIDATIONâ: KANSAS SEC. OF STATE TARGETED BY MOB ASKING PROSECUTORS TO CONSIDER USING âKLAN LAWSâ Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) compared the tactics used by hundreds of protesters who marched on his home over the weekend to âKKK-type of intimidationâ on the Glenn Beck radio program Tuesday. Targeted for his work on combating illegal immigration, Kobach has certainly faced opposition in the past, but it has always been in public locations. Now, he says, âthe left has crossed a lineâ by surrounding his home. Kobach said he is asking prosecutors to look into how the mob may have violated civil rights laws, explaining: âTheyâre called the Klan Lawsâ¦a set of laws that say you cannot intimidate an official by trespassing on his property threatening violence, [and] you cannot intimidate an individual by threatening violence so that they donât vote or donât exercise their civil rights.â After Beck noted that Martin Luther King, Jr. faced similar intimidation tactics, Kobach agreed: âThis is exactly â theyâre just not wearing white cloaks â but this is exactly KKK-type of intimidation.â The secretary of state proceeded to describe what he has learned about the protesters, organized by a group called âSunflower Community Action.â He said the group rose to prominence around the time ACORN shut down, has âlots of money,â and at least one full-time, paid community organizer. And whatâs unique about this protest, he noted, is that it seems to have been designed specifically to intimidate him. It wasnât staged in a public place, where there would be guaranteed press. It happened in a suburban neighborhood where he and his family would have been isolated (though thankfully they were out of town at the time). Kobach noted that a police officer did arrive at the beginning of the protest, but was so overwhelmed by the mob he couldnât even get out of his car. âA police officer thinks itâs too dangerous outside standing with this mob â what about the homeowner?â Kobach asked. He continued: âLetâs think about what theâ¦brazenness of what the members of this mob are doing. The ones who are illegal aliens â theyâre already saying letâs break the law and enter the United States illegally. Then letâs trespass on this elected officialâs property, and there are a number of other state crimesâ¦that could also apply. And then letâs demand amnestyâ¦!â At this point, Kobach said he is proceeding âfull-steam aheadâ in his work to combat illegal immigration, though he will be forced to âbeef upâ security for his family.