Neighbor’s Sign Sparks Controversy - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Neighbor’s Sign Sparks Controversy

Posted: Updated:
DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. -

A war veteran ignites controversy in South Jersey. It involves a question of hate speech or free speech.

A sign that is on a Vietnam veterans front lawn has got a lot of neighbor talking. Some people may find it very offensive, some called it politically charged, maybe even hateful, but it's been up for four years with little recognition.

So you decide is it freedom of speech or hateful rhetoric?

An anonymous viewer expressed disgust to Fox 29 regarding this sign earlier this week. The man who owns the property on a busy cut through street says this sign has been up for about 8 months but he's had similar signs posted for 4 years.

"That's really non-offensive as far as I'm concerned everyone's entitled to their opinion. The symbolism is evil but he's got the right to put it up there," Steve Evans, a neighbor said.

A swastika, homosexual slur and old soviet flags on the other side of the home an upside down American flag, which is symbolic for a nation in distress. Most neighbors tell FOX 29 they didn't notice or care even if they disagreed with the symbols.

"He does not look like the type of gentleman who would be doing this. That's really non-offensive as far as I'm concerned everyone's entitled to their opinion," Evans said.

But an electrician working at a neighbor's house says he couldn't miss the sign.

The property owner says he is not affiliated with any political party but he isn't a fan of his congressman for several reasons. He explains the flags and verbiage he posts as things that he believes describe the congressman.

FOX 29's Stephanie Esposito reached out to Congressman Andrews' office; he said he's thankful people are free to express their political views.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Teenage Boy Reported Missing In Camden

    Teenage Boy Reported Missing In Camden

    Teenage Boy Reported Missing In Camden

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:06:41 GMT
    Officials say Michael Edwards was last seen when he left his home on the 700 block of Berkley Street. He is described as a black male 5’5, 120 points, with brown eyes and black hair.Officials say Michael Edwards was last seen when he left his home on the 700 block of Berkley Street. He is described as a black male 5’5, 120 points, with brown eyes and black hair.
    Camden County Police are looking for a 15-year old teenage boy reported missing Saturday night.
    Camden County Police are looking for a 15-year old teenage boy reported missing Saturday night.
  • Police Search For Person Of Interest In Collingdale Hit-And-Run

    Police Search For Person Of Interest In Collingdale Hit-And-Run

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:05:34 GMT
    A man was struck by a SUV in Collingdale early Saturday morning. Police responded to reports of a hit and run on the 900 block of Bedford Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Upon arrival, they found a Range Rover crashed into a Chrysler 300 and a man was also laying the lawn of 919 Bedford Avenue covered in blood. The victim was transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center. He is in surgery with severe head and severe lower b...
    A man was struck by a SUV in Collingdale early Saturday morning. Police responded to reports of a hit and run on the 900 block of Bedford Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Upon arrival, they found a Range Rover crashed into a Chrysler 300 and a man was also laying the lawn of 919 Bedford Avenue covered in blood. The victim was transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center. He is in surgery with severe head and severe lower b...
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices