Here’s a fire chief who should be fired immediately, in Bullitt County. Fire Chief Julius Hatfield has been caught on camera telling a sheriff’s deputy that he isn’t going to help a black family involved in an accident because, “We ain’t taking no niggers here.”
Hatfield first goes out of his way to provide assistance to Loren Dicken, who is white.
“You got a jack, ain’t you?” Hatfield asks the driver. “If you show me where them things is at, I’ll get my guys to start changing the tire for you.”
At first, Dicken turns down the offer, but Hatfield insists, saying, “It will save you a bill.”
Firefighters working for Hatfield even picked Dicken up from the hospital and took him back to the firehouse, where his car was ready and waiting.But Hatfield treats the family of four black motorists completely differently.
“Well, I’ve got a family of four from Cincinnati, I got to do something with,” the Bullitt County deputy tells Hatfield over the radio.
“We ain’t taking no n*ggers here,” Hatfield replies, laughing.
Fire him. Instantly. And then tell the fire department that if his house is ever on fire, let it burn because “we ain’t taking no racists here.”