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Police investigating hate crime after Palo Altan's Ukrainian flag torn down

Original post made on Apr 11, 2022

Police are looking into a recent vandalism case as a hate crime, after a resident's Ukrainian flag was torn down and bundled up with feces inside in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood last week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, April 10, 2022, 6:14 PM

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Posted by jhskrh
a resident of Community Center
on Apr 11, 2022 at 10:50 am

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Support for Ukraine has united Americans, I suppose there are some who support Putin, especially if they listen to certain news outlets. But the vast majority of us revile Putin and his campaign of terrorism against the people of Ukraine. Russia are you listening?

Posted by Observer
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Apr 11, 2022 at 11:06 am

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What sort of person does something like this in the midst of the Russian war on the Ukraine? Oh, I know. Someone who isn't yet potty trained!

Posted by No heat
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Apr 11, 2022 at 11:28 am

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@jhskrh - A significant fraction of the Republican party is pro-Putin. It's a longstanding relationship between authoritarians.

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Apr 11, 2022 at 11:36 am

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"What sort of person does something like this in the midst of the Russian war on the Ukraine? Oh, I know. Someone who isn't yet potty trained!"

Anyone who listens to Fox and QAnon which is a rising proportion of the Republican party. Tucker Carlson and Rupert Murdoch must be so proud of themselves.

Posted by Anneke
a resident of Professorville
on Apr 11, 2022 at 11:58 am

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This despicable action (and, yes, it is the same situation) has resulted in many members of Nextdoor (a neighborhood website) receiving Ukrainian flags for outside use. I hope all of Palo Alto will fly the Ukrainian flag.

Posted by wander3r
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 11, 2022 at 7:25 pm

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@No heat - Citation, please.

Posted by Maize
a resident of Ventura
on Apr 12, 2022 at 9:16 am

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Support for Ukraine in the US is high across both political parties. Maybe slightly higher among Dems. Stating otherwise seems both false and unnecessarily divisive.

Web Link

Posted by Lynne Henderson
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 12, 2022 at 10:35 am

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So--when can someone show support for Ukraine --or Black Lives Matter--without horrible "vandalism?" I drove past those wonderful Ukrainianan flags on Middlefield many times, inwardly cheered and outwardly signalled "peace". Before, and now, it's "Black Lives Matter" signs.
If I saw a Trump sign, I not take it down--no more than I would have taken down a "Recall J. Persky" sign in 2018--though many anti -recall signs were "removed."
Whatever is happening n our supposedly "tolerant" communities"?

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