Terrence J. Skeen is the Kansas City, Missouri firefighter who is facing charges for calling a 3-year-old a racial slur and spitting on him. Heavy reports that the incident occurred at a Hooters in Overland Park, Kansas.
A witness revealed that the 3-year-old wandered away from his family and Skeen advised them to “get that little N-word off the floor.” The police were called and Skeen told them everything was okay because he’s a firefighter.
Ellen McNamara of KCTV5 shared the following tweet explaining that Terrence Jeremy Skeen has been charged.
Update on local firefighter who spit on, and called a young boy a racial slur at a local restaurant: Terrence Jeremy Skeen has been charged in the crime. You can read more here. https://t.co/WMLDSy64vf
— Ellen McNamara (@EllenKCTV5) March 7, 2018
The Grio explains that Skeen has been charged with battery, disorderly conduct and assault. He has a court date on April 3, 2018.
The N-word has been debated for decades. While people don’t agree about the slur being offensive, everyone should agree that it is wrong to call a 3-year-old any racial slur. Skeen is 42 and he’s been making headlines because the 3-year-old’s family has been speaking out about the incident.
The boy’s grandfather was disappointed to hear that Skeen was a firefighter. He took the high road, explaining that we need to pray for people like Skeen. Public servants are held to high standards therefore racism cannot be tolerated.
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