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posted Friday, June 24, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 26
Florida assistant state attorney suspended in wake of Orlando shooting

Denounces Orlando residents in angry Facebook post
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Florida assistant state attorney suspended in wake of Orlando shooting

Denounces Orlando residents in angry Facebook post

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Florida legal official has been suspended after denouncing the residents of Orlando in an angry Facebook post.

Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis posted the hateful message less than a week after the massacre at Orlando's Pulse nightclub and was relieved of his official duties the next day.

'Downtown Orlando has no bottom,' Lewis wrote.

'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. 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. Disney does everything in its power to shield visitors of Disney from its northern blight. That doesn't change reality. Disney may be the happiest place on earth but Orlando is a national embarrassment. If this is an act of a domestic terrorist it is so very important that we don't publish the religion, name or motive of the terrorist as not to offend anyone.'

State Attorney spokesperson Angela Starke announced that Lewis would be suspended for violating the state's social media policy, which every employee of the State Attorney's office is required to sign and adhere to.

This was not Lewis's first Facebook faux pas. In 2014 he was investigated for another controversial post.

'Happy Mother's Day to all you crack hoes out there,' he wrote at that time. 'It's never too late to tie your tubes, clean up your life&'

The investigation cleared him of charges that he might have personal bias against potential defendants that his office might prosecute.

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