Ohio Police Dispatchers Email Racist Air Force One Image

August 16, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Racism is alive and well in America and especially within the ranks of Ohio Police dispatchers. Think Progress, reported on Sunday, of yet another instance of vile emails forwarded in the workplace containing racial slurs attacking President Obama, during work hours using employee email accounts.

The racist email originated from a Uniontown, Ohio police dispatcher and was forwarded to an unknown number of recipients by a police dispatcher from North Canton Ohio.

The OhioDaily Blog first reported the sending of the racist email by Ohio police dispatchers on Friday. The blog received a copy of the racist email sent out by North Canton police dispatcher, Anita Malachowski, which contained a photoshopped image of Air Force One with the tail number replaced with “NI66ER”

The email contained the message: “New “Air Force One” Tail Number and yes, please forgive me, I’m really sorry, I really, really tried not to laugh, but …………………..!”

What kind of person finds such an offensive racial slur so hilarious that when reading it, she “really tried not to laugh,” but then found it so “funny” she had to send out an email blast to share the hilarity with all her racist pals?

Malachowski sent out the racist slur against President Obama using her North Canton Police email account.

It was later discovered that Malachowski’s email originated from a larger racist email blast sent out by, Uniontown Police dispatcher, Holli Webb during work hours at 8:45AM, using her private hotmail account.

OhioDaily contacted Webb, asking if she was on the job during that time, and she answered yes, “after significant hesitation.”

As noted by OhioDaily and other local media outlets covering this story, this behavior by police dispatchers is certainly a violation of the public’s trust. What’s even more disturbing, is that police dispatchers are the first line of defense when people call for emergency help, and part of their job is “prioritizing calls”

Would racist police dispatchers relegate emergency calls for help from black residents or from minority neighborhoods to a low priority?

The OhioDaily first reported this incident as the act of a “rogue dispatcher.” So far, two so called “rogue dispatchers” have emerged from the ranks of Ohio Police dispatchers. How many more are hiding?

These two police dispatchers should be fired immediately. The North Canton Police Department provides an online forum for comments here. The Uniontown Police Department’s email is uniontownpd@neo.rr.com.

(Update: Both police dispatchers have been placed on administrative leave, while an investigation is conducted. Their E-mail accounts were suspended. It’s not clear whether the two police dispatchers were placed on paid or unpaid leave.)


34 Responses to “Ohio Police Dispatchers Email Racist Air Force One Image”

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  2. Peace Warrior on August 17th, 2009 12:18 am

    Racism is part of American and modern-Western culture. Yes these dispatchers should be fired, but we must also realize that President Obama is a pawn in the same racist system. The entire system pits us against each other as the Queen of England and other elite groups take all the money, land and resources around the Earth. WE MUST UNITE to save ourselves !!!

  3. Ms. T on August 17th, 2009 11:00 am

    Very True and well spoken Peace Warrior!!! Couldn’t agree more. Other countries are looking at us like, look at all the things they have and could do so much more with? Yet they still cant get thier Sh*t together. Unbelievable.

  4. Mr. T on August 17th, 2009 11:58 am

    She needs to be fired. Point blank. She needs to feel the burn from this. Would it be ok if mccain had won and his cabinet was forwarding this email around?? NO. People need to think before the do things.

  5. Melvin Andrews on August 17th, 2009 2:14 pm

    I dont know why and what needs to be investigated. They both should have been fired immediately. I work near Uniontown and i know alot of people are still upset about President Obama and its ashame that all they have is race to attack the man on. They need to step back and see that he is doing a good job and doing his best to help all people. This would be a whole different story and attitude among some people that are ignorant if President Obama was one of the youngest white presidents to take office.

  6. confused on August 17th, 2009 3:39 pm

    is that the picture up there? n166er? That’s fire-worthy??

  7. wifey06 on August 17th, 2009 3:41 pm

    Let’s be real.. this is white america.. the laws were made to protect them.. Why an investigation when evidence is clear.. because this is white America. Different set of rules and regulations period!!!!!!

    We know how much the blacks are protected in Ohio with racist police employees as these…..

    Only way to beat them is to join them. Have more black police officers and judges period. We need more black lawyers and not kobe’s and lebrons b/c that gets blacks as a people no where.

  8. Omar ALi on August 17th, 2009 4:22 pm

    She can be racist all she wants, but not holding that type of job that services the public. Since she was so careless about sending this e-mail out and not keeping it to herself she should promptly be fired. I’ll try not to laugh when she is on unemployment. LOL

  9. Cammera on August 17th, 2009 4:55 pm

    Everyone involved with sending this email around needs to go. However, since we know there are two codes of “justice” in America, one for whites and one for blacks, I seriously doubt if anything beyond some sort of lame reprimand will take place here.

    I’m sorry but more black cops is not going to change the situation. It’s been my experience that most of these black cops are just as hateful towards blacks as their white counterparts. Some are even MORE racist than the whites. We need to fight for some changes in the law.

    Racist cops are a threat to public safety and should be fired. They are not fit to serve and blacks are at risk with people like this running the courts and police departments.

    I’ve never had a favorable impression of North Canton and I see that my suspicions are justified.

  10. Shawn on August 17th, 2009 5:55 pm

    Come on guys… that’s funny.

  11. Brownsugaar on August 17th, 2009 6:26 pm

    It is amazing that we never had this problem of racism when Bush was in office but, it seems to be a major problem for a certain group of people that PRESIDENT Obama is in office. He won the election FAIR and square and he should not be judged by the color of his skin but by the job he does.

  12. Lydia M on August 17th, 2009 7:33 pm

    @ Shawn: No, you come on. That wasn’t the least bit funny, and the sad thing is I tried to laugh but couldn’t. This kind of nonsense needs to be punished to the highest degree, not “investigated”, which is just another way of saying they’re getting the dispatcher out of the spotlight with paid leave until the controversy dies down and then they’ll put her back on the job when it’s over.

    Racism in any form should be considered an act of violence and punishable as such. There’s nothing funny about a racial slur that has been used to dehumanize an entire race for centuries. Only someone without a heart or scruples would find this distasteful garbage amusing.

  13. Nelak on August 17th, 2009 8:12 pm

    All involved should loose there jobs. Don’t just place on paid leave, they should be punished like the criminals they are. They are the cancers in this world that prevents harmony and peace.

  14. Aquil on August 17th, 2009 9:09 pm

    > If that was rick pitinos plane would they put a dead baby on it > america has fallen and she can’t get up > all good thinking americans should hope that he can save HER > R.I.P.MICHAEL JACKSON > PEACE B2U <

  15. robert hamlet on August 17th, 2009 10:15 pm

    May God bless everybody on this earth wit a racist heart. I’m thankful that we have a black president, but sometimes I wish he was never president. Cause I know bullcrap like this was gon’ to happen. Racism don’t surprise me. It’s been here before I was born and it’s gon’ be here until I die. But I pray that it never approaches me. Anyway, to get to the bottom line, Obama was not the first black president. While everything jumping on his back. It was a president before him that nobody knew about. Except the low down people that stashed it away from us. And if I had the book, I would prove it to anybody. Cause judgment is coming and everybody will be juged no matter what race or nationality they are. People may be gettin’ away with stuff now. But just remember, God’s watchin’.

  16. SADDEN?HURT on August 18th, 2009 12:52 am

    ……….GOD……FOR give us MR.PRESUDENT……..GOD……why so mean…

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  18. Sam on August 18th, 2009 2:58 am

    The freedom of speach isnt just for politeness. Its there so that people can speak their mind. If its not your kind of humor blow it off and go about your day. This being outraged over what people think is rediculous. The thought police have no juristiction in my head.

  19. ConradDobler on August 18th, 2009 5:05 am

    Wow!!! all of this caused by some ugly pollock?…

  20. All In Ben on August 18th, 2009 9:00 am

    Sam on August 18th, 2009 2:58 am

    The freedom of speach isnt just for politeness. Its there so that people can speak their mind. If its not your kind of humor blow it off and go about your day. This being outraged over what people think is rediculous. The thought police have no juristiction in my head.


    If these were simply relegated to their thoughts we would have never heard about this. Simply put if you feel the incessant need to harbor racist thoughts, don’t expose them by sending a stupid un-funny email. Once you hit send it’s the beginning of the end.

  21. joe on August 18th, 2009 10:02 am

    that is the funniest thing i have ever seen…… haha i love it.

  22. Misso on August 18th, 2009 4:56 pm

    JOE….JOE….JOE of course you don”t have a problem with it… N166er is probably stamped on your forehead .. Eat that

  23. Coug on August 18th, 2009 6:24 pm

    “Racism in any form should be considered an act of violence and punishable as such.”

    Take a breath.

  24. Sam on August 18th, 2009 8:07 pm

    Hey Coug if we could compare racism (something you dont like) to hardcore gay porn (something I dont like) then if someone sends me a nasty text is that a violent sexual assalt?

  25. GetReal on August 19th, 2009 2:27 am

    Blacks use the word all the time, but nobody flaps their big mouths about that. Don’t give me that crap that it’s okay if blacks use it. Equal means equal, and until blacks understand that – and start carrying their fair share of the load – they will never be equal. This is a white country. It was founded by white people. Blacks have been free for 158 years. When are you going to start pulling your weight? Blacks are so far in the hole between welfare and the cost of prisons that they’ll never be equal. Being equal means paying your fair share, not taking an unfair share of taxes. You aren’t owed one frikkin’ dime. You could have left for Africa at any time. Why didn’t you? Liberia was founded by freed slaves. Why not go there? Oh … that’s right …. Africa is a stinkhole. Corrupt blacks, disease and blacks killing blacks – it seems you people only know one tune. If you want equality, get off your big, fat lazy asses – get to work at more than a menial job that let’s you sit around watching TV all day and night, and start contributing to the tax coffers that the white people have kept filled so that you can cash your welfare checks and food stamps. You people need to do better, because no one made you what you are, except yourselves. By the way – your messiah is half-white – just like the whites that own this country and pay for it. If you don’t like white people, then leave, because we’re not going anywhere.

  26. Kelly on August 19th, 2009 9:19 am

    This message is to “get real” and anyone else’s twisted favorable view about that AF1 prank. And while I’m at it, anyone who has a problem that THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS BLACK (AND WHITE). But because yall see the color of his skin you forget the white part, so we’ll take him!! “Get Real” I dont condone even black ppl using the word Ni$%&r. Its a derogatory word to dehumanize black people when white ppl was enslaving us. Why would ANYBODY still use that word? To get to your comment, Welfare was set up for white ppl. And there are as many white ppl on welfare as there are black ppl. As far as jail, yes the circumstances and their own morals and behaviors put them there, but there are so many racist judges quick to put a black man behind bars quicker than if a white man committed the same crime. White ppl did not “find” this country, the white man slaughtered ppl that already inhabited this country and took it over. Blacks didnt ask to come over here, white ppl captured and bound us to stinkin undercarriages of boats and brought us here to work for white ppl, while beating and trying to keep us down. Nothing is “equal” about that. Yes, blacks have been “free” for many years, but there was a price. And yet, this type of thing still goes on…Everyday. There are countless acts of violence against blacks.
    All you racist people might as well get used to the FACT that america is a melting pot. There are ppl from all nations here and we’re staying. YOUR PRESIDENT IS BLACK AND WHITE. Did you forget his mother was white? He is as much white as he is black. PRESIDENT OBAMA won the election by a landslide. The people of america spoke. Everyone wants to say something about what he’s doing now in 8 months he has tried to help EVERYONE. He cant clean up the trifling mess left by Bush in 4 years. It will probably take until the end of his second term. YES, he will be elected again. Get used to it. YOUR PRESIDENT IS BLACK AND WHITE. The email passed around by the racist police dispatcher and her cohorts is just another senseless indication that racism is still alive. I know that racist ppl are super mad that PRESIDENT OBAMA and his intelligent black wife and his beautiful black kids are in the whitehouse, but get over it!! Fire the low-life dispatcher and I’ll try not to laugh when she is on the unemployment line and collecting assistance and not paying taxes. lol. Try not to laugh at that!!

  27. Sue on August 19th, 2009 10:33 am

    Kelly: I couldn’t have said it better myself!


  28. Sam on August 19th, 2009 3:01 pm

    I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Voltaire) Afrians sold their children to everyone back the like they still do today. But us white people tore ourselves in half durring the civil war to be the first to stop it. Affirmative action has taken countless opportunities from generations of white people. Just for you.

  29. RJB on August 22nd, 2009 11:36 am

    @ Get Real

    First…This country was founded by white people!? Remember that when someone stronger and more sneaky enters your or your folks house and says “This is mine now.”
    Sorry my disillusion one but white people are interlopers here.
    Second…There are scads more white people on the dole than black and hispanic…lots and lots more love, don’t believe me, watch a episode of COPS.

    …Blacks use that word all the time…
    you never heard nor heard of the president using that word
    and i seriously doubt that the reason you use it is because black people gave you the OK by some of their frequent use of the word.

    Try another arguement, that one was simple and lame.
    The dispatcher was stupid to pass a e-mail around like this on the job just like it would be stupid to send around nude photos of adults or children at the job.
    (So stop doing that Get Real!)
    Don’t worry love, she’s white, she’ll get another gig immediately to hear you tell it.

  30. Carolynn on August 26th, 2009 10:49 pm

    It don’t matter what color the President is, that dispatcher should have never forwarded that email. She should be fired,it’s time we all stop with this race thing.We as black ppl never acted like this when bush was in office,we put up with his shit,Why is it so hard for you white ppl to except that Obama is your President also,and deal with it?

  31. Mike on September 4th, 2009 1:20 pm

    You people need to get real. If you think blacks don’t joke about “crackers” you’re just stupid. It’s human nature to associate with your kind and joke about the others. From my experience, the most racist people in the world are blacks and bleeding liberal white folks who think they are being “metro” by making this an issue. Kind of like yuppies who drive their suvs with bike racks but don’t bother to own a bike… It’s all image

  32. Get a sense of humor on December 7th, 2009 9:53 pm

    The left has no sense of humor, unless they are yucking it up over calling Bush names like Hitler or Satan. Hypocrite pukes! You must have missed the Condi-Bush cartoons that the left was circulating in the papers.

  33. Tards on February 5th, 2010 3:09 pm

    “Racism is alive and well in America and especially within the ranks of Ohio Police dispatchers.”

    Really? Geee, I never would have known it. But hey, I do remember a group of black kids heckling a white teacher calling her “Miss Hackler the Cracker!”

    But it is pretty stupid to do this to Air Force One. After all, while the president is big enough to push such attacks aside airplanes do have feelings too. :O>

  34. phil on February 19th, 2010 1:47 pm

    Had to see what the fuss was about. Next time you hear those never ending stories from The major (New York) media about racism in the South, remember that this was in Yankee land.
    An investigation is proper and when ALL the facts are on the table, disciplinary action, (up to, and including termination of employment), may be warranted. Hopefully the parties involved have learned that a computer provided by an employer, is not your personal property and that the internet is a public venue.
    Keep your racist views at home, do your job at work and, think before you act! Once all the offenders and offenses are tallied, perhaps a new charge could be levied: Gross Stupidity. That should be sufficient grounds for employment termination.

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