Ohio Auxiliary Cop Resigns After Racist Statements Come Out

An auxiliary officer with the Fairview Park police department in Ohio has been forced to resign after a long history of the most appalling and racist statements online was revealed. This is far beyond the usual racism, he came out in favor of slavery and exterminating black people.

Aaron McNamara is a young auxiliary officer at the Fairview Park police department [Update: “was” an auxiliary officer with Fairview police; he resigned less than an hour after this story was posted], climbing up the law enforcement ladder as he finishes his college degree this semester with dreams of becoming a federal agent, he says. On social media, he says he’s gone through training with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and this June he tweeted he was “Officially sworn in with the Fairview Park Police Department. Wow, this feels good. #DreamChasing.”…

On Feb. 28 of this year, McNamara comments on a video called “Hood fight”:

“Abolishing slavery was the worst thing we could have done. These people should be exterminated.. Unbelievable.”…

On a video called “State park fight”:

“I wish I could go back to their age and beat the living shit out of that nigger with the tapout shirt.”

On a video called “Cameras capture brutal cop taking down agent Derrick while bicycling home”:

“THE COPS WERE DOING THEIR JOBS!

YOU WANTED TO BE MR. FUNNY GUY AND NOT STOP!

AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE FUCKING PATHETIC AND IGNORANT FOR ASKING THE SAME QUESTION OVER AND OVER ‘WHY IS HE BEING ARRESTED?!’ BECAUSE THE FEMININE FAGGOT WAS ELUDING THE POLICE AND FAILING TO STOP! DUMB ASS GENERATION!”

On a video called “Seattle Police: ‘You are going to die'”

“YOU CAN TAKE THE SPOOK OUT OF THE HOOD BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE HOOD OUT OF THE SPOOK. BY SPOOK I MEAN THAT TALL NIGGER IN THE WHITE TEE WHO LOST HIS GANG BANGING BROTHER WHO OBVIOUSLY DID SOME SHIT TO GET HIS BITCH ASS SHOT UP.”

And on and on. This guy’s goal was to become a state police officer. Thank goodness his white supremacist views were caught before that happened.

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  • D. C. Sessions

    The police do require at least enough intelligence to not brag about it publicly.

    However, after the heat dies down I’m sure that he’ll find a job on another force. He will, after all, fit right in.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    Why is it that the white supremacists are usually the ones least likely to be considered supreme examples of humanity? Weird, huh?

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    They’re hiring in Ferguson.

  • whheydt

    I guess no one ever told him that “spook” is a slang term for someone in the intellignce–and especially, military intelligence–business. (Yes, I’ve known a number of ex-spooks and they refer to themselves that way.)

  • Artor

    Yup. This guy’s skin color obviously makes him a much better person than the people he was ranting about. I guess there’s not a single other thing that would do it.

  • Alverant

    This happened in February. Why is he being fired in December?

  • Sastra

    Look, those statements were all taken out of context.

    That would actually make a good drinking game, maybe. Try to come up with a “context” which would make these online comments unproblematic. I suspect the winning answers though would all entail the cop creating new screenplays with lines for the racist asshole who is going to lose in the end.

    Bond villain: “Why, Mr. Bond, abolishing slavery was the worst thing we could have done ...”

  • busterggi

    The man has a future in the GOP.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Auxillary Cop. Easy to dismiss him. He hadn’t been there long enough to get a shit file about his boss.

  • U Frood

    I love it when public figures try to explain away their unwise comments by saying they “misspoke”, but they never explain what they were TRYING to say that would have been acceptable and would have likely had led to such a misspeaking.

  • Acolyte of Sagan

    whheydt says

    December 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I guess no one ever told him that “spook” is a slang term for someone in the intellignce–and especially, military intelligence–business.

    I guess no one told him ‘spook’ is a slang term for a white person.

    There are the infamous lines from Hot Chocolate’s Brother Louie where the black man’s father objects to him bringing home his white girlfriend, firstly with ‘There will be no honkey in my family’ and then ‘I don’t want no spook in my house’.

    Fucking racist dipshit McNamara can’t even get his racism right.

  • lorn

    Auxiliary police are not police. They are not trained as police, are not sworn as officers and most departments do not allow them to be armed. For the few departments I know the auxiliary police are brought in to fill out the need for warm bodies. Crowd and traffic control, or wide area searches for lost children are the main places you find them. Typically they work as unpaid help but they may be paid in specific situations and may have insurance coverage for injury when working for the department.

    Signing up seems to be just a matter of wanting to work with police, a few hours training, and not having a criminal record.

  • kenn

    I guess no one told him ‘spook’ is a slang term for a white person.

    I guess you’ve never seen the episode of Good Times where Michael tells James Sr. there was a black sailor in Columbus’ expedition to the New World. After initially expressing disbelief, he yells to his wife, “Hey, Florida! Did you know a spook sailed with Columbus?”

  • Donnie

    I read about this guy over the weekend. From what I remember, his defense was, “beyond that February comment all the other comments were when I was ‘younger’ and I have now matured. Why do people comb my past? Do they not have anything better to do in their lives?” The February comment was when he was 20. The other comments in the blog were when he was in high school (2 years ago). I guess going down from his previous 18-year old rage-hate to only 1 20-year old rage-hate is maturing :/

    Ed Brayton:

    And on and on. This guy’s goal was to become a state police officer. Thank goodness his white supremacist views were caught before that happened.

    Two things:

    – His goal was to become a Federal agent with being a State police officer as the stepping stone

    – “Thank goodness his white supremacist views were caught before that happened the local police union protected him.”

  • Acolyte of Sagan

    kenn #13.

    As the song was released in 1973 and Good Times wasn’t aired until ’74 (not sure when your episode was aired), I’d say the ‘white’ definition takes precedence.

    Besides, I can see why spies, etc. would be called spooks since they seem to appear and disappear at will, move silently, and so on, but why would ‘spook’ be slang for a black person? Spooks are ghosts, and the popular image of ghosts is of those white sheet-covered types. Think Marley or Casper!

  • eamick

    #15

    As the song was released in 1973 and Good Times wasn’t aired until ’74 (not sure when your episode was aired), I’d say the ‘white’ definition takes precedence.

    The term as an epithet directed at blacks dates back to the 1940s. For instance, the Tuskegee Airmen were dubbed the Spookwaffe, which doesn’t sound terribly complimentary to me.

  • eamick

    #11: You might want to reconsider. You have apparently misremembered the lyrics; here’s the relevant portion:

    There he stood in the night

    Knowing what’s wrong from what’s right

    He took her home to his mama and papa

    Louie had a terrible fright

     

    What’s goin’ on?

    Well, we’re in love

    Now listen, let me tell you

    I don’t want no spook in my family

    Get it, no spook in my family

    It’s Louie’s father, the white guy, who refers to Louie’s black girlfriend that way.

  • Acolyte of Sagan

    eamick, thank you. I’ve misunderstood that song for over 40 years.

    kenn, my apologies.