"Gold gnomes' Nazi salute deemed acceptable"

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"Gold gnomes' Nazi salute deemed acceptable"

Prosecutors won't charge artist who created figures


Garden gnomes created by a German artist to have arms raised in a "Heil Hitler" salute have been found not guilty of being Nazis.

Authorities have decided to drop their case against artist Ottmar Hoerl for creating 700 of the gold-painted gnomes for a display in a gallery in Nuremberg, Germany.

An investigation began after a viewer complained that the gnomes break German laws forbidding the use of Nazi symbolism ...



Not guilty of creating Nazi symbols, more exactly.

In a sane society, he'd still be up on charges for what should be the capital offence of Garden Gnome creation.