A prosecutor in Florida, USA, has been forced to apologise for calling drugs addicts ‘crack hoes’, and claiming that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s appointment was due to affirmative action.
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Kenneth Lewis, an assistant state attorney for Orange and Osceola County said he was sorry for his ‘poor choice of words’, and aplogised to anyone who may be offended. He did however claim that his Facebook posts were only visible to his Facebook friends and not the general public.
He went on to state that his comments didn’t affect his ability to his job correctly.
The offensive post regarding drug addicts was posted on May 11th and said “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.”
The comments regarding Sonia Sotomayor’s were posted on May 6th and, accompanied by a picture of her, stated that “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?”
Affirmative action is the practice where employment advantages are granted to those races who have suffered with discrimination in the past.
Lewis issued the following statement.
“I have always been 100 percent fair and I challenge any of you to talk to any attorneys that I’ve tried cases against, to talk to any of the judges I’ve appeared before, and to talk to any of the victims and the victims’ families that I’ve worked for in upholding justice,” he said. “My record speaks for itself.”
Well this is why you should probably keep your non-PC and innermost thoughts off social media. Do I talk about my trips to see the Bergen escorts? No! And why? Because I don’t want that to get out!
You would think that a lawyer would have realised that.