Kentucky fire chief: 'We ain't taking no N****** here'

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A Kentucky fire chief has been caught on video refusing to help a black family that was involved in a traffic accident. The footage, captured by a sheriff’s deputy’s body camera, shows county fire chief Julius Hatfield saying, “We ain’t taking no n*****s here.”

The incident happened in September, when the Bullitt County Fire Chief was on the scene of an accident on I-65. In the video, Hatfield approaches Loren Dicken, a white driver, and offers his family assistance.

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He tells Dicken, “You got a jack, ain’t you? If you show me where them things is at, I’ll get my guys to start changing the tire for you.”

The firefighters later picked up Dicken from the hospital and brought him to their firehouse, where his vehicle was located.

In response to the county deputy saying, “Well, I’ve got a family of four from Cincinnati, I got to do something with,” however, Hatfield has a much different reaction. About the black family, he says, “We ain’t taking no n*****s here,” and can be heard laughing on the tape, according to Raw Story.

In an unrelated incident, Hatfield also reportedly made derogatory comments towards an Asian-American reporter, asking her if she understood English.

Hatfield indicated that he doesn’t remember the comments, but that “sometimes there is a slip of the tongue.”

Getting rid of Hatsfield is not an easy thing to do, according to The Courier-Journal.

The fire department is run by the district board and Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Inc., a nonprofit corporation that manages its tax dollars. Hatfield is a member of both boards — which, in effect, makes him partially his own boss.