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Happy Mother’s Day to all the crack hoes out there’: Florida prosecutor sparks outrage over rude Facebook rants

22 May

Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis apparently wrote a string of hate-fueled posts, which also included attacks on Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush — and even U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor. Lewis, who also posted his support of banned NBA owner Donald Sterling, most recently wished ‘all the crack hoes out there’ a happy Mother’s Day.’

Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis was catching heat for a series of controversial comments he made on Facebook.WKMGAssistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis was catching heat for a series of controversial comments he made on Facebook.

A Florida prosecutor said a controversial message he posted to his Facebook account wishing “all the crack hoes” a happy Mother’s Day was just his way of inspiring women to make better choices.

But Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis’ rude comment was just the latest in a series of hate-fueled rants — including supportive messages to the banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling — that have sparked outrage throughout Orange County.

“Happy Mothers day (sic) to all the crack hoes out there,” the May 11 post read, according to WKMG-TV.

“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 life.”

The note came just weeks after the apparent bigot posted an attack on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor.

Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton said knew of Lewis’ comments on his personal profile page, but it didn’t appear his office — which has no policy governing social media use — would do anything about it.

“I have been made aware of certain statements attributed to Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis on social media,” Ashton said in a statement, according to WFTV.

“I do not agree with the political sentiments expressed by him and I find some of the words he chose to be both offensive and dehumanizing. Political speech is protected by the first amendment of the United States Constitution and I do not police the private thoughts, views or expressions of those in my employ.”

Lewis confirmed that he wrote the Mother’s Day comment when he was approached by the news station on Wednesday.

Lewis even attacked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor in one of his posts.
Lewis even attacked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor in one of his posts.

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“It’s an inspirational message to do the right thing,” he said, but declined to speak more about anything else he wrote.

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.

“Join me in changing your Facebook profile photo to on of DONALD STERLING!!!”

“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.

“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?’”

A string of other comments posted to his page, some dating back more than a year ago, included criticism of Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

He even argued at one point that a 19-year-old arrested breaking into someone’s home should have been shot in the head and “executed on the spot.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/florida-prosecutor-sparks-outrage-rude-facebook-rants-article-1.1801757#ixzz32TMRtjTe

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