Nazi Bus Driver Loses 'Not See' Plate

Calif. school bus driver suspended
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2013 12:40 AM CST
Updated Nov 15, 2013 2:00 AM CST
Nazi Bus Driver Loses 'Not See' Plate
The DMV now sees what he did there.   (JMillerSPEAKSOuT)

The "NOT SEE" message on the vanity license plate was subtle enough to get past the DMV—but the meaning became pretty clear when San Diego school bus driver Shawn Calpito displayed it under a Nazi swastika on the back of his car. The California DMV has now canceled the plate and Calpito has been suspended from his job pending an investigation. The license plate was recently added but Calpito had apparently been driving around with the swastika on his car for months.

Parents say they worry Calpito has been using his job to spread hate. "It offends me, personally," one mother tells 10News. "He doesn't have to change his opinion, but just think of what he's doing for a job." The driver is "a guy who is promoting racial hatred," a civil rights lawyer says. "This is not what I would call a legitimate political belief, this is hatred," he adds. "The Nazis annihilated six million Jews." Click here to read about how tattoo parlors joined an effort to "reclaim" the swastika from the Nazis this week. (More license plates stories.)

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