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在乔治·弗洛伊德(George Floyd)被谋杀后在网上分享种族主义模因的警察被判入狱

A COP who shared a ­barrage of racist memes and jokes online in the wake of George Floyd’s murder has been jailed.

Ex-prison officer James Watts, 31, served with West Mercia Police when he kept sending the offensive images to other former jail staff in a 微信 团体.

James Watts, 31, served with West Mercia Police when he kept sending the offensive images to other former jail staff

James Watts, 31, served with West Mercia Police when he kept sending the offensive images to other former jail staff信用: 罗兰·利昂(Roland Leon)
A cop murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck in May 2020

A cop murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck in May 2020信用: 美联社

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Jailing the married dad of one for 20 周数, magistrate Tanweer Ikram told Watts: “Over a period of a month you continued to post messages that were grossly offensive.

“This goes beyond stupidity. The hostility you demonstrated makes this so serious only an immediate custodial sentence will suffice.”

Watts’ crimes came to light when a member of the WhatsApp group who had told him to stop took to Twitter to expose what was being said.

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Watts, 从 伯明翰, admitted ten offences under the Communication Act at the city’s magistrates’ court.

He left West Mercia Police in January last year.

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