So much for that "post-racial America". The OhioDaily blog reports the disturbing story of a "rogue" North Canton Police Department dispatcher who used department computers and her work email account to forward racist e-mails taunting President Obama. Dispatcher Anita Malachowski forwarded this message to friends and police department contacts, attaching "a Photoshopped image of Air Force One with the 'N-number' or tail number spelled out as NI66ER." :
"New 'Air Force One' Tail Number and yes, please forgive me, I’m really sorry, I really, really tried not to laugh, but ... ! "
OhioDaily notes: "This type of message is offensive coming from anyone, but coming from someone in the position of dispatching police and prioritizing calls, it’s downright horrifying. The North Canton police have a hard enough job as it is without rogue dispatchers trying to incite a race riot or stirring tensions during the hot months of summer."