Politics

Seventies-era Denver Police video shows racist, homophobic and sexist training practices

An image from a 1979 police training video viewable below.
"Are you another fucking Mexican?" the Sergeant asks the recruit to the Denver Police Department. "Jesus fucking Christ, is there any white people in this class?"

Westword has obtained a police-training video from 1979 that shows a group of new recruits being berated with racial slurs and taunts like these. See the video for yourself after the jump.

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