After a lengthy court battle it was decided that the KKK had the right to participate in the road clean-up program.
Passers by were startled by them standing out there in full costume picking up debris, but there was nothing that could be done because they won their case. Despite their very visible efforts there was still garbage all over their section of the freeway.
Because they weren't keeping the road clean, the DOT was able to revoke their participation in the program. The official finding: they were only picking up the white trash.