Sign referencing Oswald is called 'hate speech'

BY THE TRI-CITY HERALDJanuary 26, 2013 

HERMISTON -- A truck with a sign referencing a presidential assassin has some passers-by upset.

KEPR TV said one woman described it as hate speech after seeing it at a store in Hermiston. The sign reads: "Lee Harvey Oswald where are you when we need u," the TV station reported.

Oswald fatally shot President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this November.

KEPR said it talked to the man driving the truck, but he wouldn't give his full name. He said it's not a call to shoot President Obama, but instead to protect the First and Second amendments, the TV station reported.

He said he thinks the president should be removed and that he blames Obama for last month's school shooting in Connecticut.

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