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Was it right for Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit to suspend assistant state attorney Kenneth Lewis for his Facebook post after the Pulse shooting that the city of Orlando "should be leveled"?

Was it right for Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit to suspend assistant state attorney Kenneth Lewis for his Facebook post after the Pulse shooting that the city of Orlando "should be leveled"?
  • Absolutely unacceptable post

    I think it was right to suspend Kenneth Lewis for that post. In the wake of a tragedy, when people across the world are banding together to support Orlando and grieve together, it is beyond callous to post that the city "should be leveled." Hateful words in the wake of a tragedy fueled by hate are especially unacceptable from public and government figures.

  • Come on give the guy a break

    After the worst mass shooting in US history, it is understandable that someone would make an emotion driven post. He was driven by emotion and not logic. There was no reason to suspend him. Give the poor guy a break. There's no way looking back that he feels the city should be leveled. It was an innocuous post that didn't hurt anybody.

  • Suspending Lewis was not right

    I am a firm believer in free speech. I understand the Orlando shooting also happened not long ago, so it may have been too soon for him to state this, but I think he is free to say things like this without fear of being suspended. He did not disrespect the families or anyone who lost their life in the shooting.

  • Freedom of Speech and From Sensitivity.

    Everyone has his opinion, and the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech for all. So how is an attorney at law not privy to that same privilege? Nowadays the culture has become too easily offended about everything: race, religion, and especially sexuality. There's almost a false sense of paranoia that everyone is out to get each other. The more we hold on to this mindset the harder it is going to be to honestly debate topics of real importance. If Kenneth believes his city needs readjustment as a whole, then he shouldn't be punished for wanting better things for it.


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