Florida state prosecutor suspended after smearing Orlando: ‘melting pot of miscreants and thugs’
Florida Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis was suspended on Friday after insulting the city of Orlando on his Facebook page, WESH-TV reported.
Lewis first posted the disparaging remarks on Sunday, hours after the mass shooting attack at the Pulse nightclub that left 49 people dead and 53 others injured.
“The entire city should be leveled. It is void of a single redeeming quality. It is a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs,” he wrote. “It is void of culture. If you live down there you do it at your own risk and at your own peril. If you go down there after dark there is seriously something wrong with you.”
Officials with the state attorney’s office said that Lewis’ post violated its policy regarding social media, and could be grounds for termination.
Lewis also attracted criticism in 2014, when he sent a Facebook message stating the following:
Happy Mother’s Day to all the crack hoes out there. It’ never too late to turn it around, tie your tubes, clean up your life and make difference to someone out there that deserves a better mother.
He later called it “an inspirational message.” He was subsequently forced to undergo sensitivity training and was temporarily reassigned.
In another post, Lewis suggested that Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor would be working for McDonald’s had she not benefited from affirmative action policies.
“Reason enough why no country should ever engage in the practice of Affirmative Action again,” he wrote. “Where would she be if she didn’t hit the quota lottery? Here’s a hint: ‘Would you like to supersize that sir?'”