17:30 GMT +320 August 2019
Listen Live
    A police vehicle outside the Pulse nightclub, the scene of a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016

    Florida Attorney Suspended for Comments Made After Orlando Shooting

    © AFP 2019 / Gregg NEWTON
    Get short URL

    Assistant State Attorney for Orange and Osceola counties of the US state of Florida, Kenneth Lewis, has been suspended over offensive Facebook comments made following the Orlando mass shooting.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) –Assistant State Attorney for Orange and Osceola counties of the US state of Florida, Kenneth Lewis, has been suspended over offensive Facebook comments made following the Orlando mass shooting, the Orlando-based WKMG TV reports.

    "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," Lewis wrote on Facebook, adding later that "All Orlando nightclubs should be permanently closed. With or without random gunmen they are zoos."

    On June 12, 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire in The Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and injuring over 50 others.

    In Facebook posts allegedly made prior and during the shooting but later taken down, Mateen threatened future attacks in the United States by the Islamic State (ISIL, also known as Daesh) terrorist group, banned in the US and a range of other countries.

    CIA Chief John Brennan said on Thursday that the US Central Intelligence Agency did not uncover any direct connection between Omar Mateen and foreign terrorist organizations.

    Mateen’s attack is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States.


    Hero of Our Time: War Veteran Saves Dozens During Orlando Club Massacre
    Orlando Mass Shooter Texted With His Wife During Attack
    Fox Links Innocent Man to Orlando Attacker, He’s Now Facing Death Threats
    Florida, United States, Orlando
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik