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An investigation has uncovered a series of racist coins dedicated to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are being sold and bought online by law enforcement.
The challenge coins apparently have messages celebrating law enforcement and allude to the 2020 Portland protests. According to an anonymous inside sources, the messages on the coins appropriate messages from the Black Lives Matter movement.
Challenge coins are popular among service members and law enforcement. Typically they are given in recognition of a special achievement or used to boost morale and prove membership to an organization.
The anonymous source gave Vice photos of the challenge coins being sold in private Facebook groups.
It is clear from the photos many of the depictions and messages are mocking messages from the Black Lives Matter movement.
\u201c@ZakirSpeaks Imagine glorifying yourself as a storm trooper knowing that the empire was a fascistic regime that performed an intergalactic coup to seize power.\n\nThe self-awareness is astounding, honestly.\u201d