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6 Racists Given Light Sentences

Four men found guilty of daubing anti-Semitic slogans on buildings in Nice last fall have been sentenced to between four months and one year in prison. Another man, on 18-year-old student, was given a suspended sentence on the same charge. In another action, a court in the Alsatian city of Belfort sentenced a cafe owner to two days in jail for having told a Jewish customer that it was “a pity that not all of you were gassed.” Jewish organizations said these sentences were for too light for the offenses committed and do nothing to discourage anti-Semitism.