Three officers share hateful messages, pictures and videos on WhatsApp.
One of the posts and memes is about the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
Meghan Markle is compared to a toy representing a black person with frizzy hair.
Three officers who are part of a unit at Bethnal Green Police Station were heard in court over stories of racist messages and memes. The three officers’ exchanges of deeply offensive words, images and videos were about black people and people with disabilities, according to The Mirror on June 29, 2022. The exchanges took place in their WhatsApp group. The wrongdoings of these Metropolitan Police officers date back to 2018. The notorious WhatsApp group was dubbed “But They Promised”.
The group was active between January and December 2018 specifies The Mirror. Among all the messages from the WhatsApp group of these police officers was a message referring to Meghan Markle. Prince Harry’s wife is compared to a “golliwog”. Meghan Markle, 40, was the subject of this hugely racist and offensive meme as she joined the British Royal Family. Met Police attorney Vishal Misra said one of the memes showing an image of a “Golliwog” doll was shared in the group. “A glimpse of Meghan’s wedding dress”, could we read in the caption of the same explains Mr. Misra.
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According to Vishal Misra’s statement, all posts and memes are intentionally hateful and discriminatory. “All content in the newspaper is designed to be explicitly racist, homophobic, sexist, ableist and Islamophobic,” she said. The meme and odious message concerning Meghan Markle is explicitly racist. Agents Sukhdev Jeer and Paul Hefford were reportedly the most active in this WhatsApp group. Among other things, “Agent Jeer posted an image of a young boy in a hoodie with the caption “a monkey in the jungle” and the image of a penis superimposed”, indicates The Mirror.
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