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Swedish Man Fined $380 For Nazi Salute

VAXSJO, Sweden, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A Swedish man reportedly under the influence of alcohol was fined $380 for making a Nazi salute and shouting “Heil Hitler,” officials said.

The 37-year-old was arrested this spring outside the Sports Restaurant in Vaxsjo when more than a dozen guests complained about his actions, Swedish news agency TT reported Saturday.

The man from Smaland, who was not identified in the report, said he has a habit of talking about Nazis and making the gestures when he is drunk, though he said he has no recollection of the restaurant incident.

A 16-year-old boy from Vastra Gotaland was found guilty in July of the same hate crime for making Nazi gestures at a McDonald’s in April, TT said.

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    The Swedes have their own problems. When, I wonder, will Americans finally understand that we have our own fair share of hate crimes, and that one of the worst is what is known as a ‘drive-by shooting.’ If you wanted to pursue the matter further, it would be fair to include those who sell addictive drugs to people who take them and die.
    There is no reason to cater to drive-by “pharmaceutical entrepreneurs” who have no use for society and will do ANYTHING to get rich via selling drugs. If that isn’t hate, what the %^#* is it?

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