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Prosecutor's Facebook post calls Orlando nightclubs 'utter cesspools of debauchery'

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Updated: A Florida homicide prosecutor has been fired from his job because of Facebook rants after the Orlando mass shooting that said the city should be leveled and its nightclubs are “utter cesspools of debauchery.”

The prosecutor is Assistant State’s Attorney Kenneth Lewis of the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office, report the Orlando Sentinel and WESH 2 News. He was at first suspended for violating the office’s social media policy, but the office announced on Thursday that he had been fired, ABC News reports.

He was previously in the news for a Facebook post about “crack hoes.”

His latest controversial post read: “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 a domestic terrorist it is so important that we don’t publish the religion, name, or motive of the terrorist as not to offend anyone.”

Lewis posted his “crack hoes” comments for Mother’s Day in May 2014. He wrote that “crack hoes” should “tie your tubes, clean up your life and make a difference to someone out there that deserves a better mother.” A review found no evidence his views had an effect on his cases.

Updated on June 24 to report that Lewis has been fired.

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