Black child called racial slur and spat on by firefighter at Hooters

Racial slurs were thrown towards a black child at a Hooters in Kansas by a first responder according to witnesses.

The witness said they were flabbergasted when an off-duty firefighter told police he was a first responder. “He basically said get that little ‘blank’ up off the floor,” the witness explained. “The n-word started to get thrown around.”

— Facebook video goes viral of Black women being racially profiled at Applebee’s restaurant — 

The witness was shocked and left speechless. The incident happened at 8:15 pm and the witness said they were approximately five feet away. He said he saw the child had wandered away from family members.

When one of them went to get the child, the firefighter used the racial slur and spat on the child. Police were called and when the witness found out the man was a first responder he was stunned.

— Ryan Coogler explains how visiting real African countries influenced the making of ‘Black Panther’ — 

“I didn’t catch what the officer said to him, but his immediate response was ‘It’s ok, I’m a fireman,’ like that was supposed to blanket cover everything for him,” the witness stated.

Hooters has not released a statement about the incident, despite being contacted by the media.

This happened in the Overland Park area and police plan on interviewing the family again. There were several witnesses to the altercation and the firefighter could be charged with both battery and making a criminal threat.

Boston police captured on video taunting Black man on the way to barber shop

The family of the child has confirmed that the man did spit on the child. They were at Hooters to celebrate a birthday party and they were there with 20-30 party guests. They also confirmed that the little boy did wander away from their tables.

The post Black child called racial slur and spat on by firefighter at Hooters appeared first on theGrio.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.