Within hours of a troubling telephonic trolling of a Walnut Creek City Council meeting, signage ostensibly left by a California skinhead group and referencing former mayor Kevin Wilk appeared on a Lafayette overpass.
Two bedsheet banners, one pointedly addressing Wilk and challenging the Walnut Creek council member to take down the messaging, the other referencing the U.S.S. Liberty strafing of 1967 – were left on the El Curtola overpass straddling Highway 24. One of the signs was signed with the name of a California white supremacist group.
This site was contacted by several members concerned by the banners and the message they bore. Both banners were shredded by persons unknown soon after a Lafayette police officer drove by the site.
No one took credit for that action though a number of callers did say they were troubled by the messaging and found it offensive.
In an apparently organized effort Wednesday night, at least three separate callers phoned in to the public comment segment of the city’s meeting – making antisemitic comments before shocked council members could cut them off.
Councilmember Wilk, who is Jewish, told television reporters the trolling incident and comments were “stunning.”