Florida Assistant State Attorney Bashes Orlando on Facebook

Kenneth Lewis has been suspended
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2016 12:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – While the rest of the country organized blood drives and memorials for the 49 people killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando last weekend, Florida Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis penned a Facebook post blasting the entire city, which he called a "national embarrassment" and a "melting pot of third-world miscreants and ghetto thugs," WFTV reports. "Downtown Orlando has no bottom," Lewis wrote in the post. "The entire city should be leveled. It is void of any redeeming quality...It is void of culture." And it went on like that. The New York Daily News notes the "vile" and "sick" post was made less than eight hours after the Pulse massacre. On Friday, the State Attorney's Office suspended Lewis for violating its social media policy, according to ABC News.

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The post wasn't out of character for Lewis, who in 2014 posted the following message to Facebook: "Happy Mother's Day to all you crack hoes out there...It's never too late to tie your tubes, clean up your life." That post got him temporarily reassigned and ordered to sensitivity training. He's also used Facebook to argue that Justice Sotomayor would be working in fast food without affirmative action, that a 19-year-old burglar should have been "executed on the spot," and that Donald Sterling should be supported after he was banned by the NBA over racist remarks. (Read more Kenneth Lewis stories.)

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