Assistant State's attorney Kenneth Lewis took to Facebook after the Orlando massacre to rant about...Orlando.
He didn't hold much back in his now-deleted post. NBC affiliate WESH captured the text before it was taken off his page.
“Downtown Orlando has no bottom. 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 domestic terrorist it is so important that we don’t publish the religion, name, or motive of the terrorist as not to offend anyone.”
Well, then. Lewis was suspended from his post for violating social media policy, not his attitude toward the people who sign his paycheck and whom he is supposed to serve.
But wait, there's more! There's always more, as Capper likes to say.
In 2014, Lewis was temporarily reassigned and underwent sensitivity training after posting “Happy Mother’s Day to all the crack hoes out there. It’s 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.” In another post, he put up a picture of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor with the words “Reason enough why no country should ever engage in the practice of Affirmative Action again. This could be the result. Where would she be if she didn’t hit the quota lottery? Here’s a hint: ‘Would you like to supersize that sir?’”
He got to keep his job after those posts because he apologized and claimed he thought he only posted them to Facebook friends, as if that somehow makes the sentiments just fine.
He's been suspended. I'll make a bet right here and now that he's reinstated after the furor dies down.