Federal Prosecutor Derides Trayvon Martin on Facebook

Assistant US Attorney John Craft mocks Obama voters, too

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 14, 2013 7:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – A federal prosecutor in Texas has posted his views about Trayvon Martin and President Obama on Facebook, and they're not pretty. Assistant US Attorney John Craft made his opinions known in answer to a status update supporting Stand Your Ground laws, the Beaumont Enterprise reports:

  • "How are you fixed for Skittles and Arizona watermelon fruitcocktail (and maybe a bottle of Robitussin, too) in your neighborhood? I am fresh out of 'purple drank.' So, I may come by for a visit. In a rainstorm. In the middle of the night. In a hoodie. Don't get upset or anything if you see me looking in your window...kay?"

Craft also derided Obama supporters, saying "low information voters carried the day for the Dalibama in the last election." Asked about his Facebook activity, Craft said only that it was "not related to the US Attorney's office." Craft's boss, US Attorney Malcolm Bales, didn't sound too pleased about the whole thing: "It speaks ill of our office in connection," he said. "We don't think like that. We don't act like that." But he didn't say whether disciplinary action would follow. (Hat tip, Raw Story.)

Steven Bishop, of Raleigh, N.C. holds a photo of Trayvon Martin during an Occupy Wall Street march, Saturday, March 24, 2012 in New York.
Steven Bishop, of Raleigh, N.C. holds a photo of Trayvon Martin during an Occupy Wall Street march, Saturday, March 24, 2012 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
In this July 9, 2011 photo, U.S Attorney John Craft leaves the federal court building in Beaumont, Texas.
In this July 9, 2011 photo, U.S Attorney John Craft leaves the federal court building in Beaumont, Texas.   (AP Photo/The Courier, Jason Fochtman)
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