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Wagner writes: "A loudmouthed Florida prosecutor who once wished a happy Mother's Day to the state's 'crack hoes' was again suspended after he crassly criticized the grief-stricken city of Orlando, calling its residents '3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs' just hours after the deadly nightclub massacre."

Orlando shooting mourners gather at a vigil. (photo: Reuters)
Orlando shooting mourners gather at a vigil. (photo: Reuters)


Florida Prosecutor Posts Racist Rant Blasting Orlando's '3rd World Miscreants' After Nightclub Attack

By Meg Wagner, New York Daily News

18 June 16

 

loudmouthed Florida prosecutor who once wished a happy Mother's Day to the state's "crack hoes" was again suspended after he crassly criticized the grief-stricken city of Orlando, calling its residents "3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs" just hours after the deadly nightclub massacre.

Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis violated his office's social media policy when he posted his vile Facebook rant, State Attorney's Office Ninth Judicial Circuit spokeswoman Angela Starke told WESH.

The sick post appeared on Lewis' account at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, less than eight hours after a terrorist stormed the city's Pulse nightclub and slaughtered 49 people inside.

"Downtown Orlando has no bottom. The entire city should be leveled. It is void of a single redeeming quality," wrote Lewis, who works in Ninth Judicial Circuit, which covers Orlando.

A loudmouthed Florida prosecutor who once wished a happy Mother's Day to the state's "crack hoes" was again suspended after he crassly criticized the grief-stricken city of Orlando, calling its residents "3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs" just hours after the deadly nightclub massacre.

Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis violated his office's social media policy when he posted his vile Facebook rant, State Attorney's Office Ninth Judicial Circuit spokeswoman Angela Starke told WESH.

The sick post appeared on Lewis' account at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, less than eight hours after a terrorist stormed the city's Pulse nightclub and slaughtered 49 people inside.

"Downtown Orlando has no bottom. The entire city should be leveled. It is void of a single redeeming quality," wrote Lewis, who works in Ninth Judicial Circuit, which covers Orlando.

As Orlando residents frantically searched for missing loved ones, tended to gravely wounded clubbers and began grieving the dozens of victims, Lewis spouted off about the city and its people.

"It is a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs," he wrote of the city's downtown area. "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."

His post bizarrely praised Disney World for keeping tourists away from the allegedly dangerous and dirty downtown Orlando — but the rant came two days before a 2-year-old was killed on theme park property by an alligator lurking in a lake.

"Disney does everything in its power to shield visitors of Disney from its northern blight. That doesn't change reality," Lewis wrote. "Disney may be the happiest place on earth but Orlando is a national embarrassment."

Lewis has been suspended in the wake of the online smear. Those who violate the office's social media policy can potentially be fired, WESH reported.

This isn't the first time the prosecutor shocked and offended with a social media rants. Lewis was temporarily reassigned in 2014 as investigators looked into a May post encouraging women to undergo sterilization.

"Happy Mothers day (sic) to all the crack hoes out there," he posted. "It's never too late to tie your tubes, clean up your life and make a difference to someone out there that deserves a better mother."

While Lewis defended the controversial holiday greeting by insisting it was his way of inspiring women to make better choices, the State Attorney's Office ordered him to attend sensitivity training before he could have his job back.

Lewis has previously used his Facebook to criticize U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor, applaud disgraced, racist ex-NBA owner Donald Sterling and advocate for the execution of teenage criminals.

"Reason enough why no country should ever engage in the practice of Affirmative Action again," read the caption above a picture of Sotomayor posted to Lewis' account in 2014."This could be the result. Where would she be if she didn't hit the quote lottery? Here's a hint: 'Would you like to supersize that sir?'"

Another post about a 19-year-old arrested for breaking into a home argued that the suspect should have been "executed on the spot" with a gunshot to the head.

Lewis also posted his support for Sterling after the billionaire was banned by the NBA and fined when a recording of his racist rant surfaced earlier this month.

"Join me in supporting free speech and the right to have your own private opinions kept that way (regardless if you agree with them)," Lewis posted in 2014. "Join me in changing your Facebook profile photo to one of DONALD STERLING!!!"

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+19 # tigerlillie 2016-06-18 17:04
They suspended him...again? Fire his vile ass. There is no freedom of speech for a public servant who use his employment as a platform to indulge in hate speech. Fire him. He's literally begging someone to set limits for him. He does not have the right to urge the police to execute someone they catch breaking and entering. Publicly endorsing this kind of criminal behavior is illegal, and it is doubly so when you are a prosecutor. This man's supervisor is grossly negligent.
 
 
+17 # RMDC 2016-06-18 19:36
tiger -- you nailed it. Fire his vile ass.
 
 
+15 # dipierro4 2016-06-18 22:15
Kenneth Lewis is a representative of the people of Florida in the courts, against anyone who is accused of breaking the law in his district.

If the state if Florida chooses to keep him as their representative, it does not speak well for the state.

I assume, without knowing for certain, that Kenneth Lewis, as an attorney for the state, was hired by the state's Attorney General; and that the Attorney General was re-elected along with Gov. Scott. Of course, Gov. Scott was re-elected by a public that really should have known better -- or, worse, by a public that knew exactly what it was doing.
 
 
+4 # elizabethblock 2016-06-19 07:49
If Kenneth Lewis lives long enough to witness the full effects of climate change, all of Florida may be levelled.
 
 
+5 # hectormaria 2016-06-19 08:53
I know in which ghetto Lewis resides, in a racist-xenophob ic-homophobic gated community- which unfortunately are found everywhere in Florida.
 

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