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Anti-hate signs removed from a La Crosse park after protests

Brad Williams

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Last month, a La Crosse neighborhood group was granted permission by City Hall to post signs in Weigent Park reading, “Hate Has No Home Here.”

Now, those signs have been removed by the city, along with other signs which were put up as a protest of the original ones.

Park department director Jay Odegaard said the city is looking at legal issues affecting signs placed on park property.

The Weigent neighborhood group was responding to racist graffiti painted on a La Crosse cab company building last February.

Critics of the yard signs have suggested that those signs represent a specific political point of view.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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