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Nazi image in coaching video ‘unintentional’

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Nazi symbol in training video ‘unintentional’

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – A state investigation discovered {that a} regulation enforcement and emergency employee coaching video with a Nazi image in it was lifted from YouTube, in keeping with the Lexington Herald-Chief.

An official report from the inspector normal, obtained by the Herald-Chief, discovered that the coach didn’t intend to the embody the image – a “sonnenrad,” a black solar image appropriated by Nazis and different white supremacist teams – and didn’t know what it meant.

The image confirmed up firstly of a six-minute clip from a YouTube video that was a part of a Kentucky Division of Legal Justice Coaching class for 911 dispatchers and different emergency employees in regards to the drug epidemic. That video got here from a manufacturing firm related to racist, anti-Semitic and different prejudiced movies, the Herald-Chief experiences.

The Herald-Leader reports the sonnenrad, a black sun symbol appropriated by Nazis, showed up at the beginning of a six-minute Youtube clip that was part of a Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice training class.(Herald-Leader)

The inspector general’s report says that the trainer “did not take any steps to determine the identity of (the production company) or the veracity of the information or the veracity of the information presented during the six-minute ‘history’ video clip,” however the coach determined to finish the brief section he was utilizing earlier than the narrator started complaining about “Jewish gangsters,” starting, because the paper experiences, “an anti-Semitic theme that continues for much of the rest of the half-hour.”

Rabbi Shlomo Litvin of Chabad of the Bluegrass says that even when a number of the statistics within the video are legitimate, it mustn’t have been used as a supply, given the looks of the controversial image and the video’s troubling reliance on racist stereotypes.

Jewish leaders say it’s particularly regarding now, amid a rise in anti-Semitic acts and violence throughout the nation in recent times. Even the UK Jewish Pupil Middle has been vandalized on a couple of event.

“When all these forces are surrounding,” Rabbi Litvin stated, “for the police department to say that ‘something slipped through the cracks, we didn’t recognize anti-Semitism when we saw it,’ is in no way reassuring to the Jewish community, who, like every other community – especially minority communities – relies on police to be their arbitrator of what is fair and just.”

It was not the primary time that state coaching supplies have come beneath scrutiny. Kentucky State Police coaching supplies beforehand surfaced exhibiting quotes from Adolf Hitler and Accomplice Basic Robert E. Lee, and urging troopers to be “ruthless killers.”

“I don’t think we’re asking for the world here, that white supremacist logos and Hitler quotes shouldn’t get in education videos for police,” Rabbi Litvin stated. “I think that’s a very low bar to set.”

Rabbi Litvin stated that he finds it worrisome not simply that one thing like this slipped by means of the cracks, however how one thing like this slipped by means of the cracks.

Learn extra from the inspector normal’s report by way of the Lexington Herald-Chief right here.

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