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Assistant state attorney suspended for posting Orlando insult after Pulse Shooting

By Daniel Uria
Florida Florida Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis made an insulting Facebook post about Orlando less than 24 hours after the Pulse shooting, that led to him being suspended. State Attorney's Office spokeswoman Angela Starke said Lewis violated the office's social media policy with the post which questioned the city's safety and referred to it as "a national embarassment." He was reassigned after making a post that featured the word "crack head" in 2014, when as pictured above.
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Florida Florida Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis made an insulting Facebook post about Orlando less than 24 hours after the Pulse shooting, that led to him being suspended. State Attorney's Office spokeswoman Angela Starke said Lewis violated the office's social media policy with the post which questioned the city's safety and referred to it as "a national embarassment." He was reassigned after making a post that featured the word "crack head" in 2014, when as pictured above. Screen capture/WFTV

ORLANDO, Fla., June 18 (UPI) -- Florida Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis was suspended for making a disparaging Facebook post about the city of Orlando following the Pulse nightclub shooting, according to the State Attorney's Office.

Less than 24 hours after the mass shooting that left 49 people, as well as the shooter Omar Mateen, dead and injured dozens of others Lewis shared a Facebook post where he referred to Orlando as "a national embarrassment."

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"Downtown Orlando has no bottom," he wrote. "The entire city should be leveled. It is void of a single redeeming quality."

He went on to call into question the safety of the city and called it "a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs."

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"If you live down there you do it at your own risk and at your own peril." he wrote. "If you go down there after dark there is seriously something wrong with you."

According to ABC News, State Attorney's Office spokeswoman Angela Starke said Lewis violated the office's social media policy.

"Kenneth Lewis, an assistant state attorney in the Office of State Attorney Ninth Judicial Circuit, was suspended today pending further review," she said. "Mr. Lewis violated the SAO9 social media policy. The social media policy was adopted and implemented on February 20, 2015, as part of SAO9's code of conduct. Every employee is required to sign the policy. Failure to comply can result in discipline up to and including termination."

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Lewis had been temporarily reassigned in 2014 due to a Facebook post in which he used the term "crack hoes."

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