In yet another blow to America’s “post-racial” society, a Kentucky Fire Chief was heard on video calling a black family an overused racial epithet and refusing to help them after they were involved in a car crash with a white family.
Meet Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Julius Hatfield, who can be seen and heard on the video giving the royal treatment to the white family involved in the crash. But the treatment given to the black family was quite different, as a sheriff’s deputy demanded that the driver show the registration and proof of insurance for the vehicle and suggesting that he call AAA for help.
Hatfield also is seen in the below news report insinuating that an Asian-American reporter doesn’t understand English.
The video from a Bullitt County Sheriff’s deputy’s body camera shows Hatfield’s department responding to a car accident on Interstate 65 in Bullitt county back in September.
“Well, I’ve got a family of four from Cincinnati, I got to do something with,” the Bullitt County deputy says
Hatfield replied, “We ain’t taking no n*ggers here,” and laughs.
Hatfield then offers to help Loren Dicken, who is part of the white family involved in the crash.
“You got a jack, ain’t you?” Hatfield asked. “If you show me where them things is at, I’ll get my guys to start changing the tire for you.”
“That’s alright,” Dicken replies.
“It will save you a bill,” Hatfield said.
In addition to this act of generosity, Dicken went to the hospital, and upon his release, firefighters brought him back to the fire station where his car was waiting for him. In other words, Dicken and his family were treated with kindness by Hatfield and his minions.
The story is quite different for the black family involved in the collision. Chege Mwangi, along with his wife and two children, were in the other car involved in the crash.
“We don’t have Triple A,” Mwangi said.
“No Triple A?” the deputy asked. “Okay…Who is driving?”
“Me,” Mwangi replied.
“I need your driver’s license, proof of insurance and the registration on the car,” the deputy said.
“I have.. I have.. this is my proof of insurance,” Mwangi said.
And proving that Hatfield is equally racist towards other non-whites, he had the below exchange with Asian-American news reporter Valerie Chinn, who wanted to ask him about the finances of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department at a town meeting…
“Do you understand English darling? Do you understand English?”
“Turn that camera off,” Hatfield demands. “I’ve asked you that in a nice way. Buddy, call the cops and get them here.”
Hatfield’s fire department has been – pardon the pun – under fire in the past for other reasons aside from blatant racism, including accusations of falsifying training records for cash, fraud and forgery, and threatening reporters who dared to raise questions about the use of citizen tax dollars. Hatfield even threw Chinn’s microphone during one such meeting.
If anyone needs to be relieved of his duties, it’s Julius Hatfield.
Watch the fire chief go full racist twice, from WDRB out of Louisville.
H/T: Raw Story