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Mountain View City Council campaign sign vandal sentenced

Original post made on Oct 17, 2019

Mountain View community activist Job Lopez has reportedly completed his punishment for defacing campaign signs during the run-up to the 2018 City Council election.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 17, 2019, 1:29 PM

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Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Oct 17, 2019 at 3:58 pm

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It's good to see that there was a penalty and restitution. It's a shame that some people who preach tolerance are so intolerant of differing opinions.

Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 17, 2019 at 5:41 pm

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I'm glad that he was held accountable for the vandalism near his home, but that was only one count of dozens suspected to have been done by him. There was additional video and still images of a suspect at Church and Shoreline that had a similar, build, similar clothing, similar gait, and even similar jowls. These sign were far more costly to produce and required constant maintenance by volunteers of the Inks Campaign.

Posted by LOL.
a resident of Bailey Park
on Oct 17, 2019 at 6:06 pm

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Posted by Alexander
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Oct 17, 2019 at 6:27 pm

Only complaint here, now, is that Lopez plead "no contest"

Such a shame that this is what local politics has resorted to. Candidates using pawns to do their bidding.

Lock him up

Posted by What-a-JOKE
a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 17, 2019 at 8:08 pm

What's really bad is that Lopez already volunteers at the Day Worker Center and this is his sentence???!!!

Where's the justice?

Posted by psr
a resident of The Crossings
on Oct 17, 2019 at 8:40 pm

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There is no justice for conservative-leaning people here. If you are conservative, you can be targeted for abuse by the oh-so-tolerant left any time they choose with little to no consequences for their actions. This inequality needs to stop and it needs to stop NOW.

This guy is a CRIMINAL and should do time for his CRIME. Every time I passed John Inks signs on El Camino, they were selectively defaced by someone. I have very little doubt about who that someone was.

More evidence that the radical liberals talk a good story about tolerance and justice, but, when it come to putting those things into practice, they fall VERY short. Not all, or even most, liberals would do such heinous things, but the ones that do are giving the rest a bad name.

Lopez is a partisan hack who has no problem attacking the first amendment rights of a libertarian to voice his views in the public forum. Lopez was not willing to allow the electorate to decide and took it upon himself to silence an opinion he disagreed with. That is a violation of the rights of ALL citizens to be heard.

No jail time for this criminal simply emboldens them to do the same thing next time. Perhaps, next election, more cameras will be in place and a civil rights violation can be brought against the criminal. If the ACLU wants to actually do some good here, they should concern themselves with REAL civil rights, not activism for those abusing local laws.

Posted by Justice man
a resident of The Crossings
on Oct 17, 2019 at 9:12 pm


Just what an AntiFa member would say. I look forward to seeing you turn the other cheek when some one is caught violating your civil rights. I suspect I will be waiting a long time. There will be justice for all or there will be justice for none.

Posted by Jake
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm

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Lopez did Inks a favor tearing down or defacing the sign(s). Inks got sympathy votes. Inks still finish last - but got closer to the field thanks to Lopez.

Posted by Seriously
a resident of Bailey Park
on Oct 17, 2019 at 9:35 pm

Do you folks hear yourselves? Obsessing over an old man who's served his sentence and paid restitution, accusing others of being AntiFa members, going on long rants about how you are victims of some vast conspiracy against you? Please, talk these things over with your therapists, the amount of anger you all are bottling up is no doubt worrying your loved ones. This really is not a healthy way for you to live your lives. At least get some fresh air and interact with people face-to-face.

Posted by @Jake & Seriously
a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 17, 2019 at 10:02 pm

I disagree with your blogs because of your inherent hypocrisy and disrespect for our Constitution and Civil Rights.

FYI Libertarians are Classic Liberals, not Conservatives.

Posted by Seriously
a resident of Bailey Park
on Oct 17, 2019 at 10:06 pm

OK, I tried, but I think the lead poisoning your generation suffered makes any sort of rational communication impossible. God bless.

Posted by Justice man
a resident of The Crossings
on Oct 17, 2019 at 10:09 pm


The Democrats got a lot of sympathy votes after Kennedy was shot by a Communist. But Americans believe that the Perp should have received justice even so. Glad to know you are of a different heritage. I guess it is just a question of what kind of society you want to live in, evil or honorable and you have made your choice.


Do you deny you support AntiFa?

Watch out when you are out getting your fresh air. You may run into Job on one of his secret missions to attack in the dead of night his political enemies.

What cracks me up was the where he had to do his community service was somewhere he was previously volunteering. Talk about toothless punishment!

If someone reaches the advanced age of 74 and still has not learned how to be civilized it requires a serious intervention as I am sure your many therapists would tell you.

He should have been given a community service that would have a chance to pierce his ideological miasma, like caring for the Trump rally attendees that were mugged in San Jose by your buddies in AntiFa. Maybe then he would be a fit member of society, but I doubt it. Lets just arrange 24 hour monitoring in the months before every election.

Posted by Seriously
a resident of Bailey Park
on Oct 17, 2019 at 10:11 pm

Case in point.

Posted by Proud American!
a resident of Rex Manor
on Oct 18, 2019 at 6:20 am

Well said Justice Man! Well Said!!

All you are spot-on with Seriously's and Jake's comments, and this whole Anti-America thing that is sweeping the media.

It's time to defend ourselves against these miscreants! Enough is Enough

Posted by Sad
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Oct 18, 2019 at 7:06 am

@Seriously, IP confirms it's a person talking to himself :(

Posted by Lenny Siegel
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 18, 2019 at 10:15 am

Lenny Siegel is a registered user.

When the sign vandalism was first reported, I condemned it.

When I saw that Job was a perpetrator, I told him he was wrong.

People who run for Mountain View City Council, regardless of their political persuasion, work hard, typically knocking on thousands of doors during their campaigns. We share a repulsion of any undemocratic actions take for or against our efforts.

If anything, Job's actions hurt my campaign.

Posted by LOL.
a resident of Bailey Park
on Oct 18, 2019 at 10:44 am

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Posted by Is that Inks?
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Oct 18, 2019 at 10:55 am

OMG! Is John Inks the obsessive anti Job/Lenny poster? Oh this is making more sense now.

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