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Fire Chief Resigns Over Racist Facebook Posts Supporting KKK And Lynching

A volunteer fire chief in Indiana has resigned after posting outrageous racist rants and jokes to Facebook that even included him supporting the KKK and lynching blacks. But despite admitting that he contributed money to the KKK, Chief Sean Sargent is denying that he’s a racist.

In the shocking Facebook posts, Sargent wrote that he is, “a full blown racist. I dare a dirty ni**er to try and knock me out, and oh yeah! Support your local klan!!!” He also posted a racist joke which read, “What do you call 1,000 ni**ers at the bottom of the sea? A good f*cking start.”

Sargent said he made the posts to “get a reaction,” but said they were directed at lazy people rather than any particular race. “Everyone should be a productive member of society,” said Sargent. “I have an issue with anyone who is being lazy or taking advantage of the system. I think this whole thing was turned into more than it really should have been.”

However, he also said that the KKK is beneficial to local communities and denied that it was a racist organization. “The Klan is not about threatening people. I’m looking for some place where I can be proud to be a white American,” he said. “No matter what anybody wants to say, there is still a thing called freedom of speech. I can say whatever I want, whether I feel that way or not. In America, you have that freedom.”

Sargent had picked up another firefighting job in Greenwood, Indiana, prior to resigning and will report there next month.

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  • Kris Heywood

    We need a constitutional amendment against hate-speech. Without it, Freedom of Speech is becoming a monster. Germany and South Africa have one, mostly because they know what can happen to a country that allows hate to fester. It sure is festering in America, these days.

  • Gort1

    wow! hopefully there arent any black people with fires that need to be put out in Greenwood,! sad human being..

  • Gort1

    sipesj@greenwood.in.gov

    this is the current fire chiefs email address in Greenwood Indiana

  • LyndaLBD

    Whoa….sorry dude, but that wasn’t one bit funny…. was truly racist….and sick all in the same breath! Shameful!

  • tiedtotheair2

    I wonder if my house was on fire, would he come to my assistance…The fact that, as an American I have to ask that question is kind of scary…

  • Debra Ranson

    I people would actually understand what “freedom of speech” means. It means you won’t be arrested or stifled by the government, but it does NOT mean there will be no repercussions for what you say. Saying stupid, ignorant and hateful things will still get you in trouble every time!

  • rosa

    awww this is so sad and an insult to all the firefighters in this country. firefighters are some of the most wonderful people and often give their lives and time away from their own families to help and save others. and often for meager pay. to all the other firefighters out there, we know this loser is not wht you stand for. god bless you for all you do.

  • thomasbone63

    Another racist asshole. What else is new?

  • Rogers85

    OMG! I TOLD Y’ALL THEY DON’T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE IN INDIANA, BUT THE WHITE FOLKS WILL TURN OUT IN RECORD NUNBERS TO SEE THOSE BLACK BOYS PLAY BASKETBALL WON’T THEY. I HOPE ALL THE BLACK PLAYERS FOR THE PACERS WOULD WALK OFF THE COURT AFTER READING THIS BULLSHIT

  • Ashley Artis

    Hello. I am who turned in Sean. I have taken tons of hate over it. Most don’t believe what was said but I still have all saved. Other people are his friends that tell me my kind are not wanted here. It hasn’t been easy. What is not told is that I called the sheriff and they did nothing. Emailed and called trustee and still no help. Emailed commissioner and nothing!!! I had no choice, I didn’t want the attention I wanted him to know people kids look up to do not need to act like that!
    Thank you
    Ashley