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October 25, 2012

Native Americans insulted by sign

It urges voters to re-elect Brown to Senate, 'Not an Indian'

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Fiorentini said he had not seen the sign. He mentioned that the only control he has over signs is an ordinance that limits their size.

Gilman said he understands Fiorentini does not have control over the sign, but he wishes he got more support from the local government.

“I’m disappointed that the mayor’s office or police didn’t talk to him (Caruso) and say, ‘You don’t have to take it down, but we would like it removed,’” Gilman said.

Caruso has had other signs on his building in the past which have caused controversy. A sign which read “One Nation Under God” was torn down by vandals. Another sign which read “Why do we have to dial 1 to speak English in the USA?” has also been on the building. That sign will go back up after the election, he said.

“People come and toot their horns at my signs all the time,” Caruso said. “I do it intentionally to promote my opinion, which happens to be a silent majority.”

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