Winnetka couple allege anti-Semitism

Winnetka couple allege anti-Semitism

There are 24 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 15, 2009, titled Winnetka couple allege anti-Semitism. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Peggy Horstman never heard an ethnic slur directed toward her when she was growing up in the tiny north-central Illinois farming community of Amboy, even though she belonged to the only Jewish family.

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Your Creator

Downers Grove, IL

#1 Jun 15, 2009
Yeah, Jews are so oppressed in Winnetka.
jefcostello

Hesperia, CA

#2 Jun 15, 2009
How about doing some reporting on Muslims attacking and killing non Muslims? This is not a news story, this is a minor spat. Go where the real evil is, Muslims.
KAG

Libertyville, IL

#3 Jun 15, 2009
Anti-Semitism is far from gone in the USA, although it's lesser here than in most parts of the world.

Still, was this news?
sarahmas

Irvine, CA

#4 Jun 15, 2009
How do people like this still exist?
Wang Dang Dong

Chicago, IL

#5 Jun 15, 2009
I guess it wouldn't be appropriate to just kick his ass.
Ginger Baker

Villa Park, IL

#6 Jun 15, 2009
Um, maybe her people aren't welcome there and he was just making a point. Not everybody has to like everybody. It shouldn't be illegal not to like someone . Your reasoning doesn't have to be good. It's just your opinion and you shouldn't have to be demonized for having an opinion.
Stewart

Frankfort, IL

#7 Jun 15, 2009
Ginger, I am certain you aren't liked by people either, but they cannot remind you of this by terrorizing you, battering you and making you feel afraid or intimidated. This is not "making a point", this is harassment or battery, and it is criminal. It's also uncivilized and immoral, but that doesn't seem to bother you - which is why we have civil and criminal penalties to try to keep the rest of society safe from you.
Ginger Baker wrote:
Um, maybe her people aren't welcome there and he was just making a point. Not everybody has to like everybody. It shouldn't be illegal not to like someone . Your reasoning doesn't have to be good. It's just your opinion and you shouldn't have to be demonized for having an opinion.
Bruce

Chicago, IL

#8 Jun 15, 2009
If 68 year old David Hoffman insulted my wife-he would have a baseball bat thru his skull.
Barbara

Alsip, IL

#9 Jun 15, 2009
Bruce wrote:
If 68 year old David Hoffman insulted my wife-he would have a baseball bat thru his skull.
Works for me. I'll 2nd.
Maybe

Springfield, IL

#12 Jun 15, 2009
Maybe thats part of the hatred .... always suing .....
Gerry

Chicago, IL

#15 Jun 16, 2009
This article is a joke. A neghbor who is also a lawyer,(and is not Jewish) gets pushed in a fight, then claims anti-semitism to try to retaliate. Why is the tribune printing this garbage?
Problem people

United States

#16 Jun 16, 2009
Leave the religion, sex, culture and race out of it- just insult people. GOOD GRIEF. Have people learned nothing?

You do not have to like everyone, nor get along with everyone, fine. But you cannot hate someone just because of their faith. THAT is what makes it a hate crime

You can dislike them for multiple reasons, if they are a pain in the ass, nosey, horrible person- no problem. These people might be, but the second you bring their faith into it- you have crossed a line and made it into something that is unacceptable (and NO- I am not joking)
Harry Bosch

Algonquin, IL

#17 Jun 16, 2009
They tell you in school not to get in fights, but the truth is that the best remedy for this kind of stuff is a good, old-fashioned butt-kicking. No wonder some of the toughest kids I grew up with were the Jewish kids.
George

United States

#18 Jun 16, 2009
I don't understand it. Jews are innocent, peaceful, law abiding, loving people who've never done harm to anyone. Just ask the Palestinians.
face it

Chicago, IL

#19 Jun 16, 2009
The poor woman must have lost a lot in the stock market and wants to recoup her losses in a legal lottery!

sticks and stones.... awwww ..you know the rest
hilarious

Chicago, IL

#20 Jun 16, 2009
What crimes are really committed in WINNETKA....name calling?

Every once in a blue moon there is a psycho killing too.
special people

Chicago, IL

#21 Jun 16, 2009
These people need special laws to keep them safe and happy.
lighten up bruce

Chicago, IL

#22 Jun 16, 2009
Using a baseball bat is reserved for SELF defense.
Embarassed Chicagoan

Chicago, IL

#23 Jun 16, 2009
Open the trib page to see a story of some fueding empty nesters in Winnetka.Oh my. Aren't the couple pictured embararrased by this display?
I read about a 12 year old girl killed by a drive by shooting and so many other seriously tragic incidents and these people sit in their
mansion bickering and THAT IS NEWS? Jeff Long isn't emabarrased. Grotesque and decadent!
They even pull in the Holoacost Museum shooting by a random mentally disturbed person and toss that in the mix. Step on that dead guards tragedy to promote your ignorant tiffs. How sick are you poeple? GET SOME HELP, travel, volunteer anything.
AND I do smell another side of this story that probably wasn't reported ..like maybe disregard for your neighbor. Times you mow?? General consideration??
Stop fighting with other humans. We have enough war in this world ya know.
Maybe that name he called you is the reason you
are on the front page with your very sad tale.
Good grief!
Embarrassed Chicagoan

Chicago, IL

#24 Jun 16, 2009
Jerry I 2nd that. Just removed my Chicago Tribune bookmark. Avoiding it all together.

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