Louisville, Kentucky—Governor Andy Beshear reacted to a report on Friday that showed a slide show of the Kentucky police quoting Adolf Hitler three times , And advocated the use of “relentless” violence by the police, calling it “unacceptable.”
Louisville DuPont Handbook High School Journalism students obtained a slide show from the agency through a public record request and reported it first.
Beshear said in an email statement: “This is absolutely unacceptable.” “I just learned about this through social media, which is unacceptable. We will collect all the facts and take corrective actions immediately.”
As reported in the “Red Eye Handbook”, a slide in the KSP trainee training materials was titled “Act of Violence”, telling the officer to “encounter violence with greater violence” and become a “cruel killer.”
The slide then quoted a passage from Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”: “The first condition for success is the permanent and regular use of violence.” One part.
The closing slide of the training course marked “ÜberAlles” in large font, a phrase related to German nationalism and Nazis.
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“Red Eye” reported a KSP captain who stated in a testimony two weeks ago that this “warrior mentality” training was taught to students by former lieutenant colonel Curt Hall, who served from 2005 to 2015 The assistant commander of the academy and later served as the KSP Interior Commander. He recently retired.
KSP spokesperson Joshua Lawson (Joshua Lawson) told Redeye that he did not know how long the slides were used to train students or whether they were still in use.
Lawson said: “Quotation marks are used to indicate the content and relevance to the topics covered in the speech. The speech involves several aspects of service, selflessness, and ethical guidance. All these topics involve the basic principles of law enforcement, such as treating everyone equally, Serving the public and receiving legal guidance.”
Lawson did not immediately respond to the Courier’s request for comment on Friday afternoon, although a spokeswoman for the Cabinet of Justice and Public Safety of Kentucky later condemned the training material and said it had been in use for many years.
Cabinet spokesperson Morgan Hall said in an email: “It is unacceptable to include this material in law enforcement training.” “Our authorities do not tolerate the use of this material. This material is not currently included in any training material Part of it was deleted in 2013.”
The mission of the Anti-Defamation League is to “stop the slander against the Jewish people and ensure the fair and just treatment of all”, tweeting that the use of Hitler’s words in the slides is “unforgivable.”
The tweet read: “ADL is actively working in the state to determine what happened and to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”
Jefferson Town Police Chief Rick Sanders (Rick Sanders), who served as former Governor Matt Bevin’s KSP Commissioner from 2015 to 2019, told The Courier that he had never heard of After such training.
The current KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer (Rodney Brewer) also served as a KSP Commissioner for the entire eight-year term of the former Governor Steve Beshear from 2007-15.
The Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron also issued a statement to The Courier, condemning the KSP training.
Cameron said: “Why would anyone think it is appropriate to quote Adolf Hitler.” “I don’t think this represents men and women serving in the thin gray lines.”
US Rep. John Yarmuth tweeted that he was a native of Kentucky and was “very angry and embarrassed.”
Yarmuth wrote: “As a Jewish American, I really feel uneasy that there are people like this who not only walk around among us, but are also entrusted to keep us safe.” “There must be consequences.”
Sadiqa Reynolds, president of the Louisville City League, called the KSP slide show “incredible” and “disgusting.” On Twitter on Friday afternoon, she just commented on the story and the agency’s Responded to the angry Beshear.
“He yelled!” Reynolds tweeted. “He was frustrated and frustrated with KSP’s response.”
There have been widespread racial justice and anti-police brutal protests in Louisville since May, when the details of the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor by officers of the Louisville Metro Police Department were made public.
Many protesters also accused the Kentucky State Police and LMPD officials of excessive use of force in downtown Louisville, including the use of tear gas and pepper bullets.
When none of the three police officers who shot her was indicted by the grand jury for any felony involving Taylor’s death, many racial justice activists were outraged, which particularly condemned Special Counsel Cameron.
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