‘We Ain’t Taking No N*ggers Here’: Fire Chief Refuses to Help Black Family in Car Accident
A Kentucky fire chief is under fire after he made horrifically racist comments and refused to help a family stranded on a road because they were black.
A Bullitt County Sheriff’s deputy’s body camera recorded the ordeal, showing Southeast Bullitt County Fire Chief Julius Hatfield’s comments about a car accident on Interstate 65.
Hatfield helps motorist Loren Dicken, who is white.
“You got a jack, ain’t you?” Hatfield asks. “If you show me where them things is at, I’ll get my guys to start changing the tire for you.”
Dicken turns down the offer but Hatfield insists, “It will save you a bill.”
Raw Story reports that firefighters later even picked Dicken up from the hospital and brought him back to his car.
The black family involved in the accident was a different story.
“Well, I’ve got a family of four from Cincinnati, I got to do something with,” the deputy tells Hatfield.
“We ain’t taking no n*ggers here,” Hatfield responds.
Rather than help, Hatfield tells the driver to call AAA.
It’s not the only racial incident Hatfield is involved in.
During a town meeting, Hatfield claimed a WDRB reporter didn’t speak English because she was Asian and threatened to have her arrested.
“Do you understand English darling?” Hatfield asked reporter Valerie Chinn. “Do you understand English? Turn that camera off. I’ve asked you that in a nice way. Buddy, call the cops and get them here. I asked you once tonight if you understand English. I’m speaking English.”
Chinn says Hatfield later apologized to her for the incident.