Attorney and Los Angeles City Council critic Wayne Spindler dressed up in a Ku Klux Klan hood and submitted a City Council speaker’s card covered with racial slurs and vulgar images on May 11 to Black council president Herb Wesson.
According to the initial report by the Los Angeles Sentinel, Spindler regularly wore a KKK hood at city council meetings and made threats toward Wesson. The speaker’s card had images of a Black man being hanged, a burning cross, and depicted a hooded KKK member committing the heinous crime.
As of May 13, the attorney was booked in the Los Angeles County Jail for those comments and presenting the racially charged images. CBS Los Angeles reports that Spindler was released on $75,000 bail around 10:00 p.m.
Wesson also spoke to CBS Los Angeles’ KCAL 9, stating that “Spindler’s often harassing and threatening comments have become increasingly worse over time.”