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Anti-Semitic sign offends Highway 85 commuters

Holocaust sign
Special to the Town Crier
Two men were photographed holding an anti-Semitic sign over Highway 85 Thursday morning. The Sunnyvale Police say they approached the men but did not make an arrest.

A Town Crier reader who asked that his name be withheld sent in a photograph Thursday of two men holding an anti-Semitic sign on the Stevens Creek Trail overpass on Highway 85. The banner called the Holocaust, Nazi Germany’s systemic murder of 11 million people, including 6 million Jews, a lie.

“It was so shocking that I thought that if I didn’t take (a) picture, nobody would believe me,” said the photographer, who was commuting to work when he saw the offending sign. “That people feel emboldened is very disturbing. This is not just a rural thing, it’s not just a South thing. It’s everywhere.”

DMV cracks down on placard abuse

Recent DMV investigations to curb disabled parking placard abuse resulted in four citations in Mountain View last month.

Two of the citations were issued to drivers caught using their respective mothers’ parking placards, according to Jessica Gonzalez of the California DMV public affairs office. She noted that the other two drivers were cited for displaying placards that belonged to an ex-father-in-law and a deceased mother-in-law.

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However, Capt. Rich Urena of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said the incident “was not what people think it was.”

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