Alachua County Sheriff's Office E-mail Causes Controversy Over Racism
Â Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell is fired up about an email that may have been circulated through the Sheriff's Office.
Â Â Â The email is full of racial slurs and derogatory language.
Anne Schindler of Folio Weekly magazine says she received this e-mail anonymously from someone offended by it... she phoned the person's names who were stamped electronically at the bottom of the e-mail.
Â Â Â Â Detectives Amy Kinsey and Mike Catel of the Alachua County crime scene investigative unit.
Â Â Â Â Sheriff Sadie Darnell says neither detectives have a history of using the agency's e-mail to send out offensive material.
Â Â Â Â She also says there's currently no clear policy in place on e-mail etiquette in the workplace, saying"I completely understand being offended by the content of the e-mail.Â i was offended also.Â that's why i'm taking it very seriously and acting very swiftly on it."
Â Â Â Â Darnell says the incident is currently under investigation and if the results show that the detectives did indeed forward the e-mail...a formal disciplinary action will be taken.
Â Â Â Â Neither detective has been placed on leave since the investigation started.
Â Â Â Â The results of the investigation should be back on Monday.
The content of the emailcan be sen below:
A black congresswoman, from Florida, has complained that the names of hurricanes are all Caucasian sounding names. She would prefer some names that reflect African-American culture such as Chamiqua, Tanisha, Woeisha, Shaqueal, and Jamal. She would also like the weather reports to be broadcast in Language that street people can understand because one of the problems that happened in New Orleans was that black people couldnâ€™t understand the seriousness of the situation, due to the racially biased language of the weather report.
I can hear it now :
A weatherman in Miami and Tampa says â€¦ Wazzup, mutha (*expletive*) Hehr-i-cane Chamiqua be headinâ€™ foâ€™ yo (*expletive*) like Leroy on a (*expletive*)! (*expletive*) be a category foâ€™! So grab yoâ€™ chirren, yoâ€™ (*expletive*), be leavin yo crib, and head foâ€™ da nee-rest guvâ€™ment office fo yo FREE (*expletive*)
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