Take this story: E-mails Land Local Police Dispatchers in Hot Water
See, two of Stark County's finest police dispatchers were popped recently for sending an ugly little picture around to their colleagues. Ohio Daily Blog.com broke the story on Friday. Later that day, the Rep picked it up.
The Rep's Edd Prichard writes:
The e-mail in question is a photograph of Air Force One and claims the plane’s identification number has changed since Barack Obama became president. The photo has been doctored to show a new number of the plane’s tail. The combination of numbers and letters spells out a racial slur.
We suggest you go to Ohio Daily Blog for details, including this link to the picture and emails. The picture the dispatchers found so hilarious is also posted on the right. We suppose somebody will kick us for posting it, but we think it's important for Stark Countians to know what those who protect and serve do when they're protecting and serving us. As of this writing, three Ohio Daily Blog stories on the incident are at the top of the blog's page, just below a poll and a entry on healthcare.
According to the Ohio Daily articles, North Canton Dispatcher Anita Malachowski and Uniontown Dispatcher Holli Webb are both currently on administrative leave while the incident is investigated:
Dispatcher Anita Malachowski forwarded a message she received to an undisclosed number of recipients. Clearly a violation of the public trust and jeopardizing the police officers in her department.
What's more shocking is that the story doesn't stop there.
Malachowski received the email as part of a larger email blast sent by Uniontown Police Dispatcher Holli Webb.
Our white Republican Reppies, of course, have their own take on this: what's the big deal?Two-time VIOD winner (see IHC May 30 and June 11, 2009) "Mandim," fired the opening salvo:
Followed by another former winner, Frank Manello, (see IHC May 6, May 11, May 30, June 18, 2009) who really should know better. At least he uses his real name:
I received the email in question. I figured it was just another screwup by the government. You mean it was faked?
Followed by Badlarry. Remember him? He's the guy who posted racist remarks last Fathers Day, quickly removed by the Rep, about a biracial couple and their adopted black children. Larry received the coveted VIOD for his brilliant comments; then slunk back under the floorboards where he mouldered until yesterday.
what the big deal omg i think it funny lollllll
and finally, a new competitor, taking valuable time off from being The Great Santini:
Bull Meechum. (We wonder how Mrs Santini feels about her husband shacking up with "Col. Jessep").