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KY H.S. student newspaper reports KY state police used Hitler's Mein Kampf quotes for training.

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The Manual RedEye, the student newspaper at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky, reported Friday that the Kentucky State Police intentionally used quotes from Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf in training materials for new officers until 2013. A local attorney had obtained a state police slide deck via discovery in a lawsuit over a police shooting and shared the material with the paper.
One slide reads, “The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence.” The quote originates from Mein Kampf.
The same slide reportedly urges officers to become “ruthless killers” and cultivate “a mindset void of emotion.”

Lieutenant Joshua Lawson, a spokesperson for the KSP, told the paper, “The quotes are used for their content and relevance to the topic addressed in the presentation. The presentation touches on several aspects of service, selflessness, and moral guidance.” He neither condemned nor apologized for their inclusion, according to a screenshot of his email included in the article.

Morgan Hall, the Communications Director for the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Morgan Hall, told the RedEye, "Our administration does not condone the use of this material. The material is not currently a part of any training materials and was removed in 2013.”


[sidebar...wonder out loud if those officers trained before 2013 will be terminated ?]

https://manualredeye.com/90096/news...xgLqiAN9TdGVBm1W2f3bh5LHA0eWaSLQxFAIGoUZC5ys#
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UPDATE, 4:15 PM: Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear responded to this story with the following statement: “This is absolutely unacceptable. It is further unacceptable that I just learned about this through social media. We will collect all the facts and take immediate corrective action.” Unquote
 

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UPDATE

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer is resigning from his position this week...

Brewer had served as KSP commissioner at the time the slideshow was used.

The Redeye reported a KSP captain said in a deposition two weeks ago this “warrior mentality” training was taught to cadets by former Lt. Curt Hall, the assistant commander at its academy from 2005 to 2015 who was later commander of internal affairs at KSP before his recent retirement.

Meanwhile, [Gov] Beshear said his administration is conducting a "top-to-bottom review" of all training materials used by the state police and has discovered another PowerPoint presentation that contained similar information to the one reported previously involving the same trainer.

meanwhile those involved enjoy their $$$$$ state funded retirement ~ for life
 
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