It’s no secret that race relations have reached decades-long lows. Much of this is due to politics and controversial comments from elected officials. Aside from this, many Black people have been murdered by police officers.
In South Carolina, there was controversy, as the Lancaster County Fire Department chief made controversial comments. Via Facebook, the fire department chief told firefighters to not respond to calls from Black neighborhoods. This sparked much outrage.
The fire department chief, for Lancaster County, South Carolina, faced much backlash. Taking to Facebook, the man said firefighters shouldn’t respond to calls from Black neighborhoods, and then “they’d all kill each other,” leaving “fake news” nothing to report. Many are worried firefighters now won’t respond to Black neighborhoods, during times of emergency.
Since then, the police chief has offered an apology, for his comments.
Source: Fox 46