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Hebron, CT - Woman, 80, Arrested For Removing Obama-Hitler Sign

Published on: October 18, 2012 02:30 PM
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Hebron, CT - An 80-year-old Connecticut woman has been charged with larceny and breach of peace after tearing down political signs that included an image of President Barack Obama with an Adolf Hitler-style mustache.

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Nancy Lack tells WVIT-TV she was offended by the picture and took down three posters that were being hung last Thursday near the post office on Main Street in Hebron, Conn.

Workers for frequent presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche, who were putting up the signs, called police.

Lack says she knew she would get in trouble. But she says she lived through World War II and was angry that someone would portray the president as a Nazi.

She was released on a promise to appear in court next week.


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 Oct 18, 2012 at 02:58 PM FrumJew Says:

I can't stand Obama, but nobody should be compared to Hitler.

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 Oct 18, 2012 at 03:02 PM Anonymous Says:

she is right

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 Oct 18, 2012 at 03:48 PM scy4851 Says:

What a mamzer, that La-ROACH....
If you put up posters that are offensive to people who lived through gehenum, that is not "breach of peace". Tearing them down is..... makes alot of sense, doesn't it?

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 Oct 18, 2012 at 04:40 PM Buchwalter Says:

I wish that those who put of the sign would have lived one month under Hitler and they would know what Hitler was. His murderers were tall, blue eyed and blond not dark skinned . Shame on those who in their ignoranc put of the sign and had not my experience

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 Oct 18, 2012 at 05:04 PM PMOinFL Says:

Yes. The posters are offensive.
Yes. What this woman did was illegal.

Yes. The people who made the posters are obviously stupid people who don't understand the difference between American liberalism and Naziism (or could spell either) and believe that inflammatory ads depicting Nazis will help their cause. Stupid isn't strong enough of a word for these people.

Yes. What she did was illegal and she should be charged and punished under the law.

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 Oct 18, 2012 at 05:22 PM qazxc Says:

Reply to #1  
FrumJew Says:

I can't stand Obama, but nobody should be compared to Hitler.

He's been called allmost as bad on plenty of the frum oriented blogs.

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 Oct 18, 2012 at 05:27 PM Anonymous Says:

Most of those people who put up signs of Hitler trying to compare a good president to a wicked nazi are probably the same people who would be manning the gas chambers 70 years ago.

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 Oct 18, 2012 at 05:32 PM shredready Says:

give her credit she took it down and not complaining that she got arrested

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 Oct 18, 2012 at 08:11 PM Aryeh Says:

She did the right thing, we should never become so desensitized to the face of that monster that we fail to guard against another one...

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 Oct 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM My Opinion Says:

The signs should have been illegal. I may not like Obama as a president, but that doesn't make him comparable to Hitler.

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 Oct 18, 2012 at 11:00 PM Twitterevitch Says:

A judge with sechel will sentence her to community service, time already served for removing those signs.

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 Oct 19, 2012 at 12:06 AM Agree 100% Says:

Reply to #11  
Twitterevitch Says:

A judge with sechel will sentence her to community service, time already served for removing those signs.

You should submit your great idea! Love it! The guy who stole my GPS is still running around free but this old lady gets a punishment for removing signs? (were they legal to be there int he first place? Who was gonna clean them up later?) What a crazy world we live in!

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 Oct 19, 2012 at 03:00 AM lazerx Says:

Offending some one should be considered a crime. Obama, though not my choice, is not Hitler and should not be compared to him.
The add is offensive.
The lady is correct in her actions.

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 Oct 19, 2012 at 08:16 AM Reb Yid Says:

I guess it all depends on which way she found them offensive--comparing Obama to Hitler, or comparing Hitler to Obama.

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 Oct 19, 2012 at 08:39 AM Buchwalter Says:

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Anonymous Says:

she is right

If she is right than you are an ignoramus and furthermore you would not be able to make that silly entry

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 Oct 19, 2012 at 09:21 AM SherryTheNoahide Says:

Good for her! And good for every soul I see on here, speaking out for what's right & for supporting this Woman's actions. I'm so sick of seeing our President disparaged in such light. Whether it was George Bush, or now Barack Obama.... our President should never be spoken about in such fashion!

Not to mention... what a disgrace to the memory of those who ACTUALLY suffered under Hitler's dominance! Sure there's lots of folks out there who don't like the President.... but is Barack Obama REALLy Hitler?!?! And if so... wouldn't he have started in on the genocide by now?!

I think it's disgusting how nasty people are getting the closer to the election date we get. Sometimes people just gotta take a step back, breathe a bit & CALM DOWN. I get irritated & worked up about politics, but then I remember it's NOT what's most important in this World to be worrying about! lol

We have bigger fish to fry! Like helping souls be closer to HaShem & doing what we can to bring the Moshiach in our time. NOT putting all of our faith, hope & energy, into worldly politics & allowing it to sully our behavior towards our fellow man, as well as the man whom HaShem Himself, put in charge.

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 Oct 19, 2012 at 10:37 AM ekares Says:

Reply to #14  
Reb Yid Says:

I guess it all depends on which way she found them offensive--comparing Obama to Hitler, or comparing Hitler to Obama.

Your flippant remark indicates ignorance and pettiness. Hitler stands alone as a monster above all others for the Jewish people.

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 Oct 19, 2012 at 03:14 PM clear-thinker Says:

The police were correct in arresting her. The District Attorney is under no obligation to bring charges and therefore could dismiss the case before a judge has to rule.
Still, the question is do we believe in free speech? Everyone likes to say they do and then says but.
Free speech is not important for people we agree with. It is meant for those we disagree with. Having said this I would like to see the authorities not to prosecute this case, since her reactions were more than understandable.

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 Oct 21, 2012 at 02:05 AM shmaltz222 Says:

Reply to #13  
lazerx Says:

Offending some one should be considered a crime. Obama, though not my choice, is not Hitler and should not be compared to him.
The add is offensive.
The lady is correct in her actions.

i find your comment offensive...the authorities should be on there way...sit tight.

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